robert_kc Posted January 6, 2017 Share Posted January 6, 2017 I think it will be interesting to see how Klipsch markets 2 speakers priced the same: RF-7 III and Forte III. I’m intrigued as to why there seems to be much more interest in the Forte III. This is ignorance on my part – not a judgement. I’m trying to learn. I find it interesting that the spokesman (Mark) seemed more effusive about the RF-7 III: “being capable of immense dynamic range” … “these are an absolute bargain” … “at this price point nothing can do what these speakers can do”. OTOH, a lot of the discussion about the Forte III was focused on LP playback – which I thought was odd. Is this saying that the Forte III’s appeal is a “retro” image? Does style play a major factor in the differing appeal of these 2 speakers? (The RF-7 III were shown in cherry; the Forte III appeared to be black.) Will the Forte III appeal more to classic rock-and-roll fans because its style seems nostalgic? Is the sound quality significantly different between the RF-7 III and Forte III? Do the “heritage” speakers have a signature sound that is different from the RF-7 III? Is the Forte III ideally suited to certain types of music, and the RF-7 III suited to different types? The Forte III is a 3 way. The RF-7 III is a 2 way. Will the RF-7 III be more efficient? The Forte III appears to be much shorter and wider than the RF-7 III. This might be a factor for some people based on their available floor space. (Do they need a narrow tower speaker?) The RF-7 III will have a matching subwoofer. For HT use, the RF-7 III will have a matching center channel. (What about rear speakers?) In contrast, will the Forte III be marketed primarily for stereo use? For some “heritage” fans, does the RF-7 III suffer from NIH (Not Invented Here)? I wish I could hear the 2 speakers side-by-side. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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