Klipsch Heritage Cornwall IV Speakers
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‘Compact’ Horn Loaded Speaker Built To Effortlessly Fill Large Rooms
15” Woofer, Horn Loaded Midrange & Tweeter
Super 102dB Efficiency Makes The Most Out Of Every Watt
Absolutely Stunning Book-Matched Real Wood Veneers
About The Klipsch Heritage Cornwall IV Speakers
Like all Klipsch Heritage speakers, The Cornwall IV is a lifetime investment. Built to the strictest Klipsch standards, these speakers offer years of gratifying performance. Remember great sound? We do, too. Klipsch has been a part of the Audio Trends journey for a long time.
However, if you're new to this level of performance and are wanting to purchase either a pair of speakers or a complete system, then a pair of Klipsch Heritage Speakers simply has to be added to your Wishlist because they are so different to absolutely anything else we or anybody else sell! The Klipsch Heritage range including the Cornwall IV enclosure is still 100% made in the USA, by proud craftsmen in Hope, Arkansas, just like Paul W. Klipsch (PWK) intended. So here's some of the features. But to really understand the philosophy, you need to arrange a demo.
Drivers: The Cornwall IV incorporates an all new K-702 midrange compression driver, featuring a polyimide diaphragm for exceptional detail and dynamics. The K-702 midrange is mated to a modified Tractrix® horn — featuring Klipsch’s patented Mumps technology for even polar response of mid frequencies, giving you more consistent sound throughout the listening area.
Network: The Cornwall IV has been completely revoiced from its predecessor, utilising premium componentry in an all new high-fidelity network — minimising electrical degradation throughout the circuitry — for truer to life sound with best in class efficiency and power handling. The new network draws from the classic three-way steep slope design of the legendary Klipschorn and La Scala speakers.
Tractrix® Ports: Utilising Tractrix geometry, the all new Cornwall IV ports allow for the most efficient, fastest air transfer in their class, which reduces port noise for punchier low frequencies. Klipsch Tractrix ports have custom designed inner flares that help reduce air turbulence entering the port. Less turbulent air helps reduce port noise for cleaner, more powerful bass.
Dual Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The Cornwall’s premium, aluminium input panel with its heavy-duty binding posts accommodates large, high-quality speaker cables. The two sets of binding posts are connected by what we call 'jumpers' - a hard metal connector and not something from your wardrobe! Using the dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The binding post terminals will accept 'banana' plugs, spade-connectors or bare wire.
- Bi-Wiring: Bi-wiring can provide noticeable improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers. Run separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier (the upper set of binding posts are for the high frequency drivers; the lower set of binding posts are for the low frequency drivers).
- Bi-Amping: Bi-amping allows you to use separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency sections of your loudspeaker for greater dynamic range & lower distortion. We recommend that your separate amplifiers have identical gain to preserve the speaker's voicing balance.
Matched Pairs: Every 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, and each finished product is inspected and labelled with sequential serial numbers, ensuring that your Heritage series speakers leave the factory as a meticulously crafted set.
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 an aesthetically appealing and consistent appearance that is treasured more than any other cut of wood veneer.
Built To Last: While each and every component of the Cornwall IV is built to last, Klipsch has always recognised 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, INDIANA, USA, Klipsch has always put an extraordinary emphasis on cabinet design. The Cornwall IV enclosure is assembled using only the highest-grade adhesives and fasteners. This is a speaker you will hand down from generation to generation. It has an industry leading 10-year warranty covering faulty workmanship but not abuse or misuse.
Not many manufacturers can boast that they have been producing speakers for over 50 years, make the best selling speaker in the United States and in 1997 have their founder inducted into the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame, an honour shared by Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver and the Wright brothers! The Engineering and Science Hall of Fame recognizes those who have improved the quality of the human condition through an individual contribution using engineering and scientific principles. Klipsch can claim all of the above! But who was Mr. Klipsch or PWK to his friends?
Paul Wilbur Klipsch (PWK) was an American audio pioneer, a true eccentric and a proud member of the engineering and science hall of fame. He gave rise to speaker technologies that would forever impact generations of music lovers. It all started in a tiny tin shed in Hope, Arkansas way back in 1946 when PWK, genius, madman and maverick, designed and hand-built the legendary Klipschorn® speaker with the goal of bringing live music into his living room. In the understatement of the century, we'd say he succeeded. The tin shed is now a full-fledged factory with its own cabinet production line and the company’s headquarters have moved to Indianapolis, Indiana; however, the mission remains to create some of the world's best and most exciting speakers.
PWK received a patent on his loudspeaker design in 1945, registered the name Klipsch & Associates in 1946 and began making each loudspeaker with his own two hands until he hired his first employee in 1948. Paul believed in four principles that continue to drive the design of every new Klipsch speaker, today and hopefully tomorrow. High Efficiency: Klipsch utilises horn-loaded technology in each of its speaker categories, minus headphones and subwoofers, because the horn shape results in accurate and dynamic sound transmission. Low Distortion: Klipsch horn technology reproduces the softest sounds with remarkable clarity and detail and the loudest sounds with no harshness or distortion. Controlled Directivity: Klipsch horn technology assists in accurately directing sound, which, in turn, creates a more lifelike soundstage. Flat Frequency Response: These stunningly accurate speakers offer no unnatural highs, mids or lows, delivering sound as the artist intended.
Our Take On The Klipsch Cornwall IV Speakers
As the "largest of the compact” Heritage speakers (“Compact” is strictly by US standards of course), the Cornwall IV offers the highest performance of any non-fully horn-loaded speaker Klipsch make. Only the legendary Klipschorn and La Scala (with their horn-loaded, low-frequency designs) exceed the Cornwall in bass extension and output. Initially introduced in 1959, the Cornwall speaker, now in Mark IV guise, is the next evolution in this near full range horn loaded speaker. Able to fill large rooms effortlessly and make very loud sounds even from modestly powered amplifiers, the Klipsch Cornwall IV speakers are quite a lot of everything for the money. Fun Fact: Belle Klipsch, Paul’s first wife, came up with the name Cornwall, because it was able to be used in a Corner or against a Wall.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: High Efficiency 3 Way Floorstanding Speakers with horn loaded midrange & high frequency drivers
- Frequency Response: (+/- 4 dB) 34Hz - 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 102dB @ 2.83V / 1m
- Power Handling: 100 Watts Continuous, 400 Watts Peak
- Maximum SPL (Sound Pressure Level): 119dB Continuous
- Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
- High Frequency Driver: 1 x K-107-TI 25.4mm (1") Titanium diaphragm compression driver
- Midrange: 1 x K-702 44.5mm (1.75”) Polyimide diaphragm compression driver
- Low Frequency Driver: 1 x K-33-E 381mm (15”) Fibre-composite cone woofer
- Crossover Frequency
- High Frequencies: 5,000Hz
- Midrange Frequencies: 700Hz
- Enclosure: Bass-reflex enclosure with front-firing Tractrix® ports
- Enclosure Material: MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) covered with fine real wood veneers
- Book-Matched Real Wood Veneers
- Veneer leaves for the left and right speakers are crafted from the same piece of timber
- Precisely arranged to provide an aesthetically pleasing "mirror" image at the splice
- Speaker Grille: Removable grille cloth
- Speaker Cable Connectors: Dual binding posts with jumpers. Can be single wired, bi-wired or bi-amped
- Handmade in Hope, Arkansas, USA
- Available Finishes: Satin Black Ash or American Walnut
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 643 x 965.2 x 394mm
- Weight: 43.43kg each
- Manufacturer’s Warranty: 10 Years
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE