In 1946 Paul W. Klipsch, inventor, acoustics pioneer and maverick, founded Klipsch Audio with the sole purpose of bringing the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience into his living room, through the use of highly efficient speaker designs, handcrafted cabinetry and a thirst for real engineering breakthroughs. The Klipsch Cornwall model was initially introduced in 1959. Now in its fourth iteration, the three-way design uses horn-loaded compression drivers for the midrange and treble and a direct-radiating 15-inch woofer for low frequencies to deliver the full-range bass response of the Klipschorn with the sensitivity and output approaching the fully horn-loaded models.
New features in the refreshed Cornwall IV speakers include the use of an all new K-702 midrange compression mated to a modified proprietary Tractrix horn with patented Klipsch Mumps technology for even mid frequencies and consistent sound throughout the listening area. A new high-fidelity, steep slope network, was also integrated to improve sound reproduction with best in class efficiency and power handling. New ports with Tractrix flares deliver the most efficient, fastest air transfer in their class, resulting in reduced port noise and clean, more powerful, punchy bass.
Further refinements in the new Klipsch Cornwall IV speakers include a newly designed wide dispersion high frequency phase plug to ensure the last octave matches the coverage pattern of the midrange and high frequency horns. The premium aluminum input panels accommodate large, high-quality speaker cables, while strong binding posts allow for bi-wiring or bi-amping, while an updated passive network now features premium grade AudioQuest internal wiring.
The Klipsch Cornwall IV is available in three real-wood veneer finishes, with satin black ash, American walnut and natural cherry choices to complement modern furnishings. As with the entire Klipsch Heritage series, the Cornwall IV speakers are designed and handcrafted in the USA. Each speaker is grain-matched using wood veneer panels from the same timber, resulting in a speaker pair that is virtually indistinguishable from the other.
Klipsch will debut the new speakers at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Suite # 7154, September 5-8, 2019 in Denver, CO. The Klipsch Cornwall IV (US MSRP is $2,999 each) speakers will be available through Certified Heritage Dealers.