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Old 11-11-2018, 06:48 PM
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You can look at the Klipsch Heritage speaker brochure and see the difference in the Tractrix midrange used in the Forte III compared to the Exponential midrange used in the Cornwall and Heresy.

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You can look at the Klipsch Heritage speaker brochure and see the difference in the Tractrix midrange used in the Forte III compared to the Exponential midrange used in the Cornwall and Heresy.

https://f072605def1c9a5ef179-a0bc3fb...re_Digital.pdf
My guess, just a matter of time before you see the new mid in a new Cornwall IIII.
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:30 PM
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Agree, surprised that the change has not already been made. New Klipschorn has it. Offers advantages over exponential contour and significant advantages over direct radiating.
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Old 11-17-2018, 03:57 PM
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First you can place a Cornwall again a wall. I prefer the bass sound of a Cornwall vs the reflected bass sound of a Forte with the rear facing PR. Music is built from the bottom up and not the High frequencies down. The differences in efficiency and overall out put is minuscule. The larger baffle does change the sonic quality of the Cornwall, it's up to you to decide which you prefer.
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Music is built from the bottom up....
You and Paul W. Klipsch have a different view, he said "the midrange is where we live".
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:52 AM
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I was going to start a thread about the Forte III, but don’t have the priviuyet.

So I think I am at the right place to ask: I have a C22/MC275 combo, and I was living happily with a large pair of DC Tannoys (older Canterburys) until recently.

I now live in a smaller space: Do you think I’d get that same thrill with Forte III? They are about the right size for my room, and they are mainly horn loaded.

And I like their sober look, and I expect themto have a better bass presence than the Heresy III, which I tried and though not well balanced enough.
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My experience with the C2200/MC275 with a pair of Heresy III was the same as yours. Did not do well, even when elevated on stands. My brother has since upgraded his original Forte to a pair of Forte III that are great. He is using a 30wpc Luxman receiver with them. Too bad they were not available when I decided to move on from the Heresy III. Let us know if you decide to try the Forte III.
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I now live in a smaller space: Do you think I’d get that same thrill with Forte III? They are about the right size for my room, and they are mainly horn loaded.

And I like their sober look, and I expect themto have a better bass presence than the Heresy III, which I tried and though not well balanced enough.
With the Tractrix horns in the Forte III you are going to hear much more of the original signal - much more dynamic. The Forte III has an improved 12" woofer in the front plus a 15" passive radiator in the rear to provide deeper bass.

The Forte III has one shortfall, since it is not a tall speaker the important Tractrix midrange horn may fall below optimum ear level from the sitting position.
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Old 12-18-2018, 12:26 AM
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Actually, I am now aiming a two speakers: the Forte 3, and Tannoy’s Kensington. The Tannoys are taller and with the driver’s height set to a more probable optimal listening height.

The Tannoys are easily twice the price of the Forte 3, but I like to beleive that a company like Klipsch can offer a similar experience for less. It is often said that tubes mates very well with horns.

BTW, never heard Forte 3s. And, I will not go to their bigger models because of the size, for now. Those Klipschorns look like “once you go horns, you never go back”.
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The Forte III has one shortfall, since it is not a tall speaker the important Tractrix midrange horn may fall below optimum ear level from the sitting position.
Simple enough to tip back a few degrees if one finds this to be a problem. Solutions go from $0.50 wood wedges to $$Stillpoints and beyond.
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