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I’m surprised there are not more comments about the new Forte 4s as Fortes are the best selling Heritage speakers of all time. Fortes are a perfect fit in my space. I love mine but wonder if they sound closer to the Cornwall 4 now With the latest upgrade?

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On 2/2/2021 at 7:17 AM, Retrograde said:

Gosh.... Only had mine for ten months... Hope I don't get the upgrade fever... 😷

 

I would say there will be an upgrade kit for the IIIs before long.  The changes are limited enough to be easy. 

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1 hour ago, pcbiz said:

Hopefully the IIIs will be priced a little lower to move fast. 

If the 4s sound as good as the first review says I think it would be tough to buy the 3s even after a discounted sales price. It sounds like the 4s are at another level never seen before.

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11 hours ago, Fido said:

If the 4s sound as good as the first review says I think it would be tough to buy the 3s even after a discounted sales price. It sounds like the 4s are at another level never seen before.

 

well they are trying to sell a product- so they have to hype the newer version to another level and make the previous version that they not so long ago praised mightily to be just an "ok" speaker now.  Don't get me wrong- I've been a Klipsch user for many years but this is marketing. Especially in the Audio world. out with old in with the new.

I'll be keeping my Forte III's for a while. I'm not so sure that the newer models are worth $2300 more than what I paid for the Forte IIIs. 

Have to wait and see what/when the new reviews from regular owners start coming out. 

 

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34 minutes ago, Kman said:

 

well they are trying to sell a product- so they have to hype the newer version to another level and make the previous version that they not so long ago praised mightily to be just an "ok" speaker now.  Don't get me wrong- I've been a Klipsch user for many years but this is marketing. Especially in the Audio world. out with old in with the new.

I'll be keeping my Forte III's for a while. I'm not so sure that the newer models are worth $2300 more than what I paid for the Forte IIIs. 

Have to wait and see what/when the new reviews from regular owners start coming out. 

 

yes this is marketing but I believe that this is necessary marketing and that is to keep up or get out. I don't know if you get out to the audio shops much but in the last half dozen years the sound quality of loudspeakers has been increasing rapidly all across the market especially in small compact two and three way designs. Klipsch needs to deliver more to stay competitive. That is what this is about and they seem to be responding with shining colours.

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