German magazine Stereoplay ranked them "Absolute Spitzenklasse" (absolute top class)--as high as it gets, and ahead of many luminous modern speakers Live, impactful, fast, sweet sound--no harshness or expected horn colorations Super fast, tuneful bass.for everything from classical to hard rock and everything in between these are the most engaging speakers you'll likely find at this price point.
With its ultra-high efficiency horn-loaded midrange and tweeter, and a massive, direct-radiating 15" woofer, the Klipsch Heritage Series Cornwall III easily delivers the full range of power and emotion behind your favorite, music . But this speaker's stunning performance allows it to truly stand on its own, providing a huge wall of sound that'll bring the house down. Once you've heard 'em, you'll never forget the sound of Klipsch's Heritage Series loudspeakers.Audioreview
The Klipsch Cornwall III not only delivers the full-range bass response of the Klipschorn® with sensitivity and output approaching the fully horn-loaded models, it delivers on style and sophistication. You're not buying a speaker - you're buying a piece of American audio history built on more than 70 years of acoustic technology.
FOR CORNER WALL PLACEMENT
The Cornwall III derives its name from being the first Klipsch loudspeaker designed to operate from either a corner or against a wall (corn/wall). The Cornwall III is an excellent combination of wide frequency response, low distortion, and high power output. Within the Heritage series, only the legendary Klipschorn® offers more extended bass response than the Cornwall III.
DESIGNED AND MADE IN THE USA
Like all Klipsch Heritage speakers, the Cornwall III is a lifetime investment. Built to the strictest Klipsch standards, these speakers offer years of gratifying performance. The Klipsch Cornwall III enclosure is still made in the USA, by proud craftsmen in Hope, Arkansas. Just like Paul W. Klipsch (PWK) intended.
Initially introduced in 1959, the Cornwall speaker was designed to serve as a larger, full-range alternative to the Heresy when used as a center channel speaker between two widely spaced Klipschorns. When it was discontinued in 1990, there was an outcry from consumers resulting in a letter-writing campaign and even a petition to bring back the storied Cornwall. This famed speaker, now dubbed the Cornwall III, is back and better than ever. A three-way design using horn-loaded compression drivers for the midrange and treble and a direct-radiating 15-inch woofer for the low frequencies, the Cornwall delivers the full-range bass response of the Klipschorn® with sensitivity and output approaching the fully horn-loaded models.
BOOK-MATCHED WOOD VENEER
Klipsch only uses book-matched wood veneers for the Heritage series. The veneer leaves are kept in order as they are delicately sliced from the timber and precisely arranged to provide a mirror image at the splice joint — like turning the pages of a book. This gives each speaker a more aesthetically appealing and consistent appearance that is treasured more than any other cut of wood veneer.
Each pair of Heritage Series loudspeakers is grain-matched using wood veneer panels that come from the same timber. Each cabinet is carefully matched so that each speaker in the pair is practically indistinguishable from the other. The speakers move seamlessly together through the factory. Each finished product is inspected and labeled with sequential serial numbers, ensuring that the Heritage series speakers leave the factory as a meticulously crafted set.
BUILT TO LAST
While each and every component of the Cornwall III is built to last, Klipsch has always recognized the unique and critical role of a loudspeaker’s cabinet in the sound reproduction process. From the craftsmen in Hope, AR to the engineers in Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch has always put an extraordinary emphasis on cabinet design. No other speakers are built as well, or passed on to as many future generations.
A three-way design using horn-loaded Midrange and high frequency compression drivers for the midrange and treble.
Direct-radiating 15-inch woofer for powerful low frequencies.
Available in a high-quality Cherry (Special Order), Walnut or Black wood veneer finish
Designed & Assembled in the USA
Frequency Response: 34Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: 102dB at 2.83V / 1m
Power Handling: 100W/400W
Maximum SPL: 119dB (Compatible)
Crossover Frequency: HF: 5000Hz
High Frequency Driver: K-107-TI 1.75" (2.54cm) Titanium Diaphragm Compression Driver
Midrange: K-53-TI 1.75" (4.45cm) Titanium Diaphragm Compression Driver
Low Frequency Driver: K-33-E 15" (38.1cm) Fiber-Composite Cone Woofer
Enclosure Material: MDF
Inputs: Dual Binding Post / Bi-Wire / Bi-Amp
Height: 35.75" (90.8cm)
Width: 25.3" (64.3cm)
Depth: 15.5" (64.3cm)
Weight: 98lbs (44.5kg)
Sold as a pair
Our founder, Paul W. Klipsch, was an engineer, inventor, madman and certified genius. He spent his life trying to bring the world better sound. Since 1946, we have carried on our founder's passion for delivering the best home audio experience possible.
You're not buying a speaker - you're buying a piece of American audio history built on more than 70 years of badass acoustic technology.