Klipsch Cornwall III

Floor-standing speaker (Heritage Black)

Item #: 714CWALLBK

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Bring "big theater sound" to your living room

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 records, music CDs, and concert videos. Originally designed as a "big brother" to the Heresy, the Cornwall III was first used as a center-channel speaker between two widely spaced Klipschorns. 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.

Classic Klipsch design

The Cornwall III's horn-loaded tweeter and midrange compression drivers give it exceptional sensitivity, low distortion, flat frequency response, and broad, controlled dispersion. This translates to unequaled power, detail, and dynamics, the hallmarks of the classic Klipsch sound. Its 15" direct-radiating woofer provides the kind of deep bass impact that you can really feel, as well as hear. The Cornwall III's high sensitivity also makes it a great choice for low- and medium-powered tube amps. Plus, dual speaker inputs allow bi-wiring or bi-amping for even better performance.

A hand-built beauty

This speaker looks every bit as good as it sounds, featuring a handsome, furniture-grade woodgrain veneer cabinet. Klipsch still makes the Cornwall III one at a time by hand in Hope, Arkansas. Each speaker is available in a beautiful Cherry, Walnut, or Black Ash lacquered finish, and includes a detachable riser base to raise it off the floor if desired.

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Klipsch Heritage Series products are built to order, handmade in the US at their Hope, Arkansas manufacturing facility. Please allow up to 8 weeks turnaround time.


Product Highlights:

  • three-way design with bass reflex enclosure
  • frequency response: 34-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • power handling: 100 watts max continuous (400W peak)
  • sensitivity: 102 dB (1 watt/1 meter)
  • maximum acoustic output: 119dB SPL
  • nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • tweeter: 1" titanium-diaphragm compression driver with Tractrix® horn
  • midrange: 1-3/4" titanium-diaphragm compression driver with exponential horn
  • woofer: 15" fiber-composite cone
  • real wood veneer finish
  • includes detachable riser base
  • dual gold-plated speaker binding posts (bi-wire capable)
  • 25-3/8"W x 35-3/4"H x 15-1/2"D
  • weight: 98 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Floor-standing speakers — still standing tall

Sure, floor-standing tower speakers buck the industry trend toward smaller, visually inconspicuous speakers, but they're hard to beat if great sound is your primary goal. Tower speakers produce powerful sound with excellent bass, making them a great choice for serious music lovers and for folks who want high-impact home theater.

Preliminary info from the manufacturer

Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish Wood veneer
Color Black Ash
Tweeter Horm
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) 1.75
Woofer Size (inches) 15
Woofer Composition Fiber composite
Woofer Surround ---
Built-in Powered Sub No
Video-Shielded ---
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
Power Range 100
Frequency Response 34-20,000 Hz
Sensitivity 102 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Amplifier Power ---
Height (inches) 35-3/4
Width (inches) 25-5/16
Depth (inches) 15-1/2
Weight 98 lbs

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Awesome!!!

Written By Chip[ster845, Upstate, NY on Friday, October 31, 2014

I've had these speakers for a couple of months now and as someone who's been an audiophile for over 50 years, I can tell you that they are truly awesome. With all components (pre-amp, amp, EQ, CD & tape players) remaining the same, I'm hearing a so much higher level of quality and enjoying notes that previoujsly went unheard. The research that I put into selecting new speakers has paid terrific dividends. They won't disappoint.

. One reason that I selected these was for the 15" bass speaker and they really do produce some wall shaking sounds if you turn it up. You really do't need a sub woofer and the 15" is far superior to the 2-3 6x9's found in other models. Another reason, if not one of the main reasons was the selectivity of 102 as opposed to the 88 & 90 of other models and speakers. Consequently, you really don't need much p;ower to enjoy the benefits of the built-in quality. : These are large, heavy speakers weighing almost 100 pounds each. Mine were delivered via UPS Frieght and the UPS policy forbids the driver from entering your home. So it would be very helpful to request the use of his/her dolly to transport them from your front door to your area for placement. If not, then you'll surely need another peson to assist you. Also, as Crutchfileld points out in one of their 'tips', use only high grade, top quality speaker wire. And, to be fully enjoyed, you really need a very large room, preferably with no shared walls or anyone above or below.

Pros: Fantastic sound and hard to beat at this price point for a solid return on an investment. It's hard to imagine that higher priced speakers could deliver that much more quality than these. And, the folks at Crutchfield continue to be the very best to deal with, bar none.

Cons: None.

Klispch Cornwall III

Written By GaryW, Shreveport, LA 71104 on Saturday, September 06, 2014

If your room have corners for the Klispchorn then good. These magnificent Cornwall speakers can be placed anywhere in a large room. They are large heavy solid speakers that won't diminish the quality ambiance of any room...with your choice of finishes . "30 yrs" ago I bought matched Hi Gloss matched Rosewood Cornwalls . The saying you get what you pay for applies to the top of the line Klispch speakers. Any audiophile will agree.. The horn tweeter , mid-range & 15 inch direct radiating woofer are perfectly balanced . . Having a sub woofer with a pair of Cornwalls is just silly with the 15 inch woofers .. These speakers are very inappropriate and a waste of money for a condo or even a home if your home is very close to another residence. It takes very little power to push these speakers but the huge volume is not what makes a pair of Klisph Cornwalls so very special. . . the softest ting of a cymbal sounds like its right there with you. The clarity , the accuracy is so enjoyable you will never want to part with these speakers. The mid-range is perfect . Now the bass. . . Wow . tight , accurate with all the Boom that comes your source. These speakers do not put out a sound thats warped like a Boom box in the back of a car. This Cornwall sounds like a real marching band a few feet away if you like. The boom of the bass drum, the clash & tingle of the cymbal are right there in the room with you. You will soon be spoiled & few speakers will measure up.

Pros: Clarity , accuracy, no distortion and a firm solid boom of a base drum sounds exactly like the bass drum with no distortion. At very low volume all the detail comes through alive and clear. Speakers do not cause ear fatigue. If you want to crank these speakers hard they can be heard a block away, without distortion. Years ago the Cornwall was used commercially , price and size became a problem. Cornwall has more base than the La Scaly that professionals use today.

Cons: None. . . These are large speakers a pair of these aren't made for a small. Room must be moderately large.

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