NEW TRICKS – BETTER SOUND
It’s been said you cannot improve on perfection.
Klipsch engineers have continued to carry on the groundbreaking vision of company founder Paul W. Klipsch’s unique approach to acoustic performance with upgrades to the Heritage Cornwall IV Floorstanding Speaker.
HEAR AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE
Inside, the Cornwall IV features a new, mid-frequency driver and a new midrange Tractrix™ horn for improved better clarity and detail, as well as new ports for expanded clarity and deeper bass.
The outside of the Cornwall IV is a change from its predecessors as well. It features a new logo design scripted to match other Heritage products, a new matte black riser to give a floating appearance, and an updated brushed metal premium input panel.
BEST OF THE BEST
As the “largest of the compact” Heritage speakers, the Cornwall IV offers the highest performance of any non-fully horn-loaded speaker we 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 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.
Thus the Cornwall is likely to be the world’s second commercially produced center channel speaker.
The little town of Hope, Arkansas is the birthplace of the Klipsch Cornwall speaker. Assembled with handmade cabinets since 1959, we are proud to continue to build and assemble these hand-crafted speakers in Hope.
The genesis of something very, very special occurred in a tiny tin shed in Hope,
Arkansas in 1946 when Paul W. Klipsch, genius, madman and maverick, designed and
hand built the legendary Klipschorn® speaker to enable people, for the first time ever,
to experience the power, detail and emotion of a live performance at home. Remember
great sound? We do, too.
Like all Klipsch Heritage speakers, The Cornwall is a lifetime investment. Built
to the strictest Klipsch standards, these speakers offer years of gratifying
performance. Remember great sound? We do, too. The Klipsch Cornwall enclosure
is made in the USA, by proud craftsmen in Hope, Arkansas, just like Paul W. Klipsch
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 our patented Mumps technology for
even polar response of mid frequencies, giving you more consistent sound throughout
the listening area.
The Cornwall IV has been completely revoiced from its predecessor, utilizing premium
componentry in an all new high-fidelity network — minimizing 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.
Utilizing 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.
BI-AMP INPUT PANEL AND BINDING POSTS
The Cornwall’s premium, aluminum input panel accommodates large, high-quality
speaker cables. Strong, versatile and quality binding posts provide the capability for
bi-wiring or bi-amping.
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 labeled 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
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. The Cornwall
enclosure is assembled using only the highest-grade adhesives and fasteners. This is a
speaker you will hand down from generation to generation.
(+/- 4 dB) 34Hz – 20kHz
102dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK)
8 ohms Compatible
HF: 5000Hz MF: 700Hz
HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER
K-107-TI 1” (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver
K-702 1.75” (4.45cm) Polyimide diaphragm compression driver
LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER
K-33-E 15” (38.1cm) Fiber-composite cone
MDF with fine veneers
Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp
95.76 lbs (43.43kg)
Satin Black Ash, American Walnut, Natural Cherry