The Best-Looking Klipsch Cornwall III Tower Loudspeakers in Their 60-Year History: Special Edition Model Limited to 70 Pairs, Play with Reference Sound and Provide Astronomical Output
The Klipsch Cornwall III tower loudspeakers claim a prestigious history that stretches back to 1959, but no iteration has ever looked (or sounded) as beguiling as these Special Edition models. Limited to just 70 pairs worldwide in each luxurious finish (beautiful East Indian Rosewood hardwood, native to the southern Indian peninsula and named for the fragrance of roses the wood produces when first cut and the always-elegant matte black), every Special Edition Cornwall III features a small plaque signed by the master craftsman and vintage script-style nameplate mounted to the silver-luster grille cloth. Completing the look, a matte-black riser accents both finishes. This is a musical instrument you'll cherish forever and hand down to generations.
Cornwall III gets its name from its versatile ability to operate either in a corner or against a wall. The user-friendly, forward-looking, form-follows-function design originally debuted as the second center-channel speaker commercially made – originally devised to serve as a complement to a pair of Klipschorns. Ever since, it's become a Klipsch classic and part of a Heritage Series that constitutes a crucial part of American high-end audio. With a made-to-order enclosure constructed by hand in the U.S.A. and horn-loaded compression drivers, Cornwall III sounds as enticing as it looks. It's also one of the few – if only – loudspeakers with such a following that it triggered a letter-writing campaign and passionate petition after it was briefly discontinued in 1990.
Cornwall III understands bass needs to be full-range, copious, powerful, controlled, and taut. To such aims, the three-way model arrives equipped with a massive, direct-radiating 15-inch woofer to provide low-end responsiveness that helps make music sound more vibrant, rich, complete, and real. Yes, you're gonna feel it. And you'll undoubtedly hear how the elevated degrees of tonal smoothness, front-to-back soundstaging, grit-free cleanness, and expansive dynamics delivered by Cornwall III impact your music. The 1.75-inch midrange driver and one-inch titanium tweeter also deserve a heaping of thanks. Sensitivity (102dB) and output levels that come close to those of Klipsch's fully horn-loaded models add to its flexibility and capability to be paired with a variety of amplifiers – especially tube types. My friends, Cornwall III can play loud. Prepare to rock out.
After all, what's the point of investing in a great system if you aren't going to have a little fun and let loose? Cornwall III invites you do so time and time again. It's tradition, just like the gorgeous matched-book wood veneer cabinetry and removable riser-base to suit your individual needs. Klipsch also includes a stout five-year warranty and, as always, we take any guesswork out of your decision with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Get Cornwall III into your home today and hear why this 98-pound beast has been adored for six decades and counting!
Book-Matched Wood Veneers
Klipsch only uses book-matched wood veneers for 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 Heritage Series speakers leave the factory as a meticulously crafted set.