Cornwall III: The Cornwall was introduced in 1959 as a larger full
range alternative to the Heresy as a center channel speaker in a
three-speaker stereo array. It provides the full range bass response of the
Klipschorn with sensitivity and output approaching the fully horn-loaded models.
Like the Heresy, the Cornwall III is a three-way design utilizing horn-loaded
compression drivers for midrange and treble frequencies and a direct radiating
15"woofer for the low frequencies.
3-Way Design: The Cornwall III utilizes a three-way design
featuring a horn-loaded 1" titanium compression high frequency driver and a
horn-loaded 1.75" titanium compression midrange driver, plus a direct-radiating
15" woofer for a combination of wide frequency response, low distortion, and
high power output.
Book-Matched Wood Veneers: Klipsch only uses book-matched
wood veneers for the Heritage series. Each pair of Cornwall III loudspeakers is
grain-matched using wood veneer panels that come from the same timber. 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 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 each pair of speakers leave the
factory as a meticulously crafted set.
Dual Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The Klipsch Cornwall
III loudspeaker has two sets of binding posts connected by jumpers. Using the
dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The binding post
terminals will accept banana plugs (single/dual), pin-connectors,
spade-connectors, and bare wire.
Corner Placement: The Cornwall III derives its name from being the
first Klipsch loudspeaker designed to operate from either a corner or against a
Heritage Series (Made in the USA): The Klipsch Heritage
Series is built and handmade in the USA at Klipsch's manufacturing facility in
Hope Arkansas. They are meticulously handcrafted and assembled using the finest
quality materials, even down to the highest-grade adhesives and fasteners (no
detail goes unnoticed). Each Heritage Series loudspeaker utilizes Klipsch
proprietary horn-loaded technology to bring a live music listening experience
into the home. All Heritage Series loudspeakers are available in a variety
high-quality wood veneers. Klipsch Heritage loudspeakers are built to rock the house and stand the test
of time. This is a speaker that will be handed down for generations to come,
Note: The Heritage Series consists of the
La Scala II,
Heresy III, and
Forte (all sold separately).
4 Principles of Klipsch Sound: Paul W. Klipsch believed four
principles to be the foundation for great sound. They continue to drive the
design of every new Klipsch speaker, today and tomorrow.
- High Efficiency & Low Distortion: Klipsch horn
technology is highly efficient, providing more accurate sound with less
power and less distortion - resulting in louder, cleaner audio. Klipsch's
Law: Efficiency is inversely proportional to distortion.
- Controlled Directivity: Klipsch horn technology
accurately directs sound to the proper locations, which, in turn, creates a
more lifelike soundstage without wasting acoustic energy where sound is not
needed or desired.
- Wide Dynamic Range: The softest sounds are reproduced
with remarkable clarity and the loudest sounds are delivered without
harshness or distortion - with the greatest possible range between the
softest and loudest sounds.
- Flat Frequency Response: Audio is delivered without
frequency bias - no unnatural highs, mids or lows - reproducing recorded
sound as accurately as possible without colorization.
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