Klipsch Heritage Forte IV
HIGH PERFORMANCE IS OUR FORTE
Since its inception in 1985, the Forte has been a standout speaker. The new Forte IV features updated cosmetics and the latest advancements in acoustic engineering for premium performance.
BEST-IN-CLASS EFFICIENCY & PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
The titanium diaphragm high-frequency driver has a new wide dispersion phase plug for a wider, more accurate sweet spot.
An all-new K-702 midrange compression driver ensures exceptional detail and dynamics.
The Tractrix® horn, featuring our patented Mumps technology, gives you more consistent sound throughout the listening area.
DON'T MESS WITH PERFECTION
The Forte IV enclosure is hand-assembled in the USA, by proud craftsmen in Hope, Arkansas, just like Paul W. Klipsch intended.
BOOK-MATCHED WOOD VENEER
Klipsch only uses book-matched wood veneers for the Heritage series. The veneer leaves are kept in order and arranged to provide a mirror image, like turning the pages of a book.
Heritage Series loudspeaker pairs are grain-matched using wood veneer panels from the same timber. Each cabinet is carefully matched so each speaker in a pair is practically indistinguishable from the other.
Because Klipsch Heritage speakers are built to last, we now offer a 10-year warranty on all current and future generation Heritage Classic speakers.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (+/- 3 dB) 38Hz – 20kHz
SENSITIVITY1 99dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 100W / 400W MAXIMUM SPL 116dB Continuous
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 8 ohms Compatible
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY HF: 5.2kHz MF: 650Hz HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER K-100-TI 1” (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver on a K-79T horn MIDRANGE K-702 1.75” (4.45cm) Polyimide Compression Driver mated to a K-703-M horn LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER K-281 12” (30.48cm) Fiber-composite cone woofer, KD-15 15” (38.1cm) Passive cone radiator
ENCLOSURE MATERIAL 3/4” MDF INPUTS Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp HEIGHT 35.75” (90.81cm) WIDTH 16.63” (42.24cm) DEPTH 13” (33cm) WEIGHT 72 lbs (32.7kg)
Acknowledging the golden era of Hi-Fi with the level meters and beautiful design, the A-S1200 boasts an impressive array of the latest technology to accurately deliver an emotional, purely musical sound.
- High Quality Components delivering exceptional musical expression
- Toroidal power transformer with enormous energy for a pure musical sound
- Gorgeous level meters convey dynamics and music pulse with a nod to the nostalgic Hi-Fi era
- Floating Balanced Power Amplifier
- Mechanical ground concept maximises rigidity for expressive and rhythmic bass
Understanding music is to understand the emotion upon which music is created. The passion and story behind the music that drives artists to create. With unmatched experience in every facet of music creation, embedded deep in Yamaha’s DNA is an intimate understanding of the emotional essence of music and music creation. Conveying the artists’ emotion through our Hi-Fi equipment is a fundamental component of Yamaha’s design philosophy.
Usually reserved for flagship Hi-Fi components, the A-S1200 benefits from the technical proficiency and absolute musicality of a toroidal transformer. Combined with an array of high-end Hi-Fi features and components, the toroidal transformer assists in ensuring the musical emotion is conveyed to the listener.
Gorgeous Level Meters
The level meters are both a nod to the nostalgic era of Hi-Fi, while simultaneously demonstrating the return of pure Hi-Fi for today’s discerning enthusiast. Visually presenting the dynamics and pulse of the music, the level meters imbue a warm feeling through their softly illuminated LED’s.
An open sound stage presents the listener with a musical experience that is similar to being at the live performance. True Hi-Fi delivers this openness in the sound, transforming the listeners’ musical experience, bringing them closer to the artist.
Thick Wires for Ground Connection by Low Impedance Concept
Low Impedance concept, aided by the thick wires for ground connection, is critical for componentry adopting the badge of premium Hi-Fi. This design concept begins in Yamaha’s premium Hi-Fi components with the A-S1200, helping to present an open, natural sound stage, bringing the artist and listener closer together.
Original Speaker Terminals
Cut directly from pure brass, the luxurious speaker terminals comfortably fit the human hand for effortless tightening, achieving a highly secure connection.
Connection with the music is achieved with the underlying groove and rhythm. A true representation of the music lets the listener feel the groove, and therefore not just hear the music but feel the story behind the music.
Mechanical Ground Concept
Warranting the ‘Premium Hi-Fi’ badge, the A-S1200 adopts a Mechanical Ground Concept, inherited from both the A-S2200 and A-S3200. The concept begins with the bolts of the feet welded directly to the main chassis, followed with the large heat sink, power transformer and block capacitors also directly bolted to the chassis. Through this design, unwanted vibration is avoided, achieving expressive and rhythmic bass, presenting the ‘Groove’ of the music to the listener.
Silver Plating Feet
Completing the rigidity of the amplifier are the heavy-duty silver-plated metal feet.