Second in line in the Model Collection, the Model Three stand-mounted bookshelf speaker continues the KLH acoustic suspension legacy of accurate audiophile-quality performance. This charming bookshelf speaker serves as the perfect solution for music enthusiasts with smaller listening spaces. And comparable to the KLH Model Five, listeners have the flexibility to place their Model Three’s closer to the wall than the average tower speaker. Or with even more convenience, you can fit your Model Three on a bookshelf!
The KLH Model Three is manufactured using real wood veneers, cast aluminium baskets, and gorgeous, sustainable MDF cabinetry. Like the Model Five floor-standing speaker, the English Walnut Model Three bookshelf speaker comes with a beautiful Stone Wash Linen grille cloth that magnifies the rich finish of the real wood veneers. (Meanwhile, the West African Mahogany finish is complemented by the gorgeous Old-World Linen grille cloth that never fails to make a striking statement.)
Riser base and grilles included with speaker purchase
First introduced in 1954, the acoustic suspension principle has long been regarded as the most accurate of all the loudspeaker designs available. Edgar Villchur and Henry Kloss worked together to bring the original AR-1, and several later models, including the well-known AR-3, to market. Several brands, including KLH, would adopt the acoustic suspension principle and use it in their loudspeakers designs for many years to come. This design principle dominated the speaker market well into the 1970s.
In an acoustic suspension design, the volume of air inside the enclosure serves as a cushion of air, or air spring, to provide a restoring force for the woofer cone. The air inside the enclosure essentially becomes the dominant part of the woofer’s suspension. Since the volume of air inside the enclosure is more linear than the mechanical parts of the woofer’s suspension, this enables the woofer’s diaphragm to move in a more linear fashion. This enables the driver to operate at higher excursions with less distortion than more traditional bass-reflex type systems. Acoustic suspension systems are regarded all over the world for their greater accuracy, tighter bass transients, and exceptional bass resolution and texture.
- 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 8º slant riser base made of powder-coated 14-gauge steel
- Low-Profile Magnet Attached Grille
- 10-Year Warranty
- Frequency Response: 42Hz - 20,000Hz +/- 3dB
- Low Frequency Extension: -10dB @ 32Hz
- 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 Rubber Suspension
- Low-Frequency Driver: 8" Pulp-Paper Cone with Reverse
Roll Rubber Suspension, 1.5" Diameter
- Flat-Wire Voice Coil
- Enclosure Material: Structurally Reinforced 3/4" Medium Density Fiberboard
- Inputs: Five-Way Gold-Plated Binding Posts
- Height With Riser Base: 28.25" (71.8cm)
- Height Without Riser Base: 19.0" (48.2cm)
- Width: 12.25" (31.1cm)
- Depth: 11.5" (29.2cm) w/ Included Riser Base
- Depth: 10.5" (26.7cm) w/o Riser Base
- With Riser Base: 36Ibs. (16.4kg)
- Without Riser Base: 29Ibs. (13.2kg)
- Included Accessories: 5º Slant Riser Base
1: 1/2 Space–Voice Coil Limited Excursion
Specifications subject to change without notice.
KLH Audio was established in 1957 by Henry Kloss, Malcolm Low & Josef Hofmann. Henry Kloss first made his name as part of Acoustic Research with the introduction of the AR-1 and its patented acoustic suspension system that revolutionized the high-fidelity industry. Henry Kloss later left Acoustic Research to start KLH, and immediately began marketing his own acoustic suspension loudspeaker designs. The original KLH Model Five loudspeaker was first introduced in 1968 and was one of the best-selling speakers throughout the late 1960s and early ’70s.
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