Connect with Your Music on a More Emotional Level: KLH Model Three 2-Way Acoustic Suspension Speakers Offer Spectacular Sound and Include Stands
Psst…Want in on a secret? The KLH Model Three 2-Way Acoustic Suspension speakers rank among the finest values in the hi-fi industry, these mid-century-modern-inspired dynamos play with levels of clarity, control, and cohesiveness few models in their price class even approach. Each pair comes with powder-coated steel stands/risers that will help you dial-in the ideal sweet spot and position the speakers at an optimal height level. A 10-year manufacturer warranty, three-position Acoustic Balance Selector, gold-plated binding posts, and removable grilles add to the obvious appeal. Ditto the solid build quality that extends to the real wood veneers, cast aluminum baskets, and vibration-resistant 0.75-inch MDF cabinets.
Able to be placed close to walls without any drop-off in performance, or even directly on a bookshelf or similar support surface (sans their eight-degree-slanted riser bases, so they measure just 19 x 11.5 x 10.5 inches (HWD)), Model Three is anchored by an eight-inch, high-excursion woofer with a high-current, flat-wire voice coil and aluminum flux stabilizing ring. Engineer Kerry Geist mated this powerful, accurate driver to a one-inch aluminum dome tweeter and 13-component crossover network with 12-decibel octave filters. The result: Taut, dynamic playback and the ability to present every imaginable kind of music in emotionally involving manners.
Credit for such prowess owes to KLH’s implementation of the Acoustic Suspension principle. First developed in the 1950s and improved over the subsequent decades, the approach uses sealed cabinet and air spring — or, the natural acoustic stiffness of air trapped inside an enclosure. In addition to smoother bass, Acoustic Suspension begets increased accuracy, tighter transients, and enhanced resolution. Not for nothing did Stereophile critic Robert Schryer rave: “[The] sound was dynamic and alive, with realistic bite and a glowing complexion. It was incisive, fast, accurate.”
Factor in just how beautiful these speakers look, and how easy they are to place, and Model Three leaps to the front of the line amid a crowded field. Versatile, movable, attractive, affordable, and, most importantly, sonically sensational: Model Three rocks. If you want to know more, or have any questions about you can audition a pair risk-free in your home, simply call an audio consultant at 312-433-0200 today.
"The Model Three always sounds taut, rhythmic and controlled, helping to connect with the music on an emotional level."
—Mark Gusew, StereoNET, Applause Award
"I think the KLH Model Threes are one of the best deals and best-kept secrets in audio."
—Robert Schryer, Stereophile
"[It] offers a unique blend of superb sound, an included stand that will allow it to perform at its best, adjustability, and a unique, vintage look with up-to-date audio performance.”
—Sound & Vision
"[The] midrange and treble clarity is simply off the charts and largely without equal at this price point."
—Andrew Robinson, The Recovering Audiophile
- Iconic Mid-Century Modern Styling
- Acoustic Suspension Design – The most accurate and linear enclosure design available today
- Three-Position Acoustic Balance Control to tailor the loudspeaker's output for the most difficult acoustic environments
- Non-Resonant Die-Cast Aluminum Woofer Frame
- Machined Aluminum 1" tweeter faceplate
- KLH cabinetry featuring a structurally reinforced 3⁄4" MDF Enclosure
- Thirteen Component network using high quality iron-core inductors & Mylar capacitors
- Each speaker includes its own 8" slant riser base made of powder coated 14-gauge steel
- Low-Profile Magnet Attached Grille
- 10-Year Warranty
Frequency Response: 46Hz – 20,000Hz +/- 3dB
Low Frequency Extension: -10dB @ 35Hz
In-Room Sensitivity: 88dB @2.83V / 1M
Free-field Sensitivity: 85dB @ 2.83V / 1M
Power Handling: 150 Watts / 600 Watts Peak
Recommended Amplification: 30 Watts to 150 Watts
In-Room Maximum SPL: 108dB
Maximum Output @45Hz: 1 101dB
Impedance: 6 Ohms (3.7 ohm minimum @320 Hz)
Horizontal Dispersion: 140° Degrees
Features: Three-Position Acoustic Balance Control
Crossover Frequency: 1,600Hz
High Frequency Driver: 1" Aluminum Dome with Soft
Low Frequency Driver: 8" Pulp-Paper Cone with Reverse
Roll Rubber Suspension, 1.5" Diameter
Flat-Wire Voice Coil
Enclosure Material: Structurally Reinforced ¾" Medium
Inputs: Five-Way Gold-Plated Binding Posts
With Base: 28.25" x 11.5" x 12.25"
Without Base: 19.0" x 11.5" x 10.5"
Weight: 29 lbs.
Included Accessories: 8° Slant Riser Base
User Manual (PDF, 1.3 MB)