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Apertura Forté: French Acoustics at High End Show 2023

Apertura Forté - French Acoustics at High End Show 2023
Apertura Forté - French Acoustics at High End Show 2023

The French company Apertura Audio will show a floor-standing speaker model Apertura Forté at the High End Show 2023 opening in Munich on May 18 . The manufacturer says about this model: “Forté combine several qualities that often contradict each other. High sensitivity, which will enchant owners of class A tubes and amplifiers, is combined here with impressive bass depth. And all this in a compact body and elegant design .

The acoustics also feature the well-known qualities of Apertura products, such as timbre accuracy, high linearity and the ability to form a three-dimensional soundstage. The manufacturer positions Forté to work in rooms with an area of ​​​​at least 25 – 30 square meters. Since the large-diameter bass-reflex port is located on the back of the cabinet, it is recommended to place the speakers at a distance of 50 – 60 cm from the wall, if possible.


The MF/LF range is served by two speakers from the Norwegian company Seas with light paper cones with a diameter of 18 cm, filled with reed fibers. The emitters are characterized by a linear frequency response. The high-frequency range is reproduced by a 29 mm tweeter from the “Ring Radiator” family. The special cone shape provides a frequency response that goes beyond 20 kHz. Powerful neodymium magnet system provides high sensitivity of the model.

Like all Apertura loudspeakers, Forté speakers are equipped with a passive crossover using the patented “DRIM” technology. This type of crossover uses three types of filters – with attenuation of 6, 12 and 24 dB per octave. Provides phase matching over the entire operating range, as well as minimizing intermodulation distortion. All audiophile-grade crossover components are air-core inductors wound with heavy gauge enamelled wire, polypropylene capacitors and wire wound resistors. For internal wiring, a high-purity oxygen-free copper cable with a large cross section is used. For connecting speaker cables, silver-plated copper terminals are provided, compatible with both banana plugs and spade connectors.


The Forté cabinet is made from 25 mm thick MDF panels and features non-parallel front and back walls and two curved sides. To stiffen the structure and limit the spread of unwanted vibrations, four strong struts are located inside the case.

Main technical characteristics of Apertura Forté acoustic systems:

  • Type: two-way floorstanding speaker
  • Drivers: 2 x 18 cm paper/reed cone driver, 29 mm ring radiator dome tweeter
  • Crossover frequency: 3.1KHz
  • Frequency response: 32Hz – 28kHz (+/- 3dB)
  • Sensitivity: 93dB (2.83V/1m)
  • Rated impedance: 4 ohm
  • Single speaker dimensions (H x W x D): 1110 x 230 x 334 mm
  • Single speaker weight: 28kg


Read more about the speakers here.

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