Jeepers, now KLH is comin' back?!

mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
edited January 12 in Speakers
I guess maybe it's time to put down a deposit on that brand new 2019 Studebaker. Coming soon!

;)

https://www.soundandvision.com/content/klh-returns-full-line

I am guessing that the KLH Nines in this image are just for looks -- they're not really bringing back the KLH Nine... are they?

:o

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disclosure: I saw it here first: http://www.hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/another-old-speaker-made-new-again.3257/

"Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 916
    edited January 12
    My music teacher in middle school had KLH towers in his office. If I came in early before school started he'd let me bring in CDs and play a few tracks off them.

    One of my first exposures to what I perceived at the time as being high end great sounding speakers.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    edited January 12
    I just noticed the Cambridge & Boston street names on that background image in the KLH photo :)
    Made me feel a little homesick for MA. A little.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 1,104
    Warm spring days on the mall near BU or the commons near Emerson....when they crawl out of the woodwork to sun bathe. I miss those days
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    heh -- my time in Cambridge was spent on Sidney Street - back when it wasn't exactly the best part of town. "University Park at MIT" was a few BIG vacant lots on the way up to Central Square. There was an impound lot next to the company where I worked.

    This was the early 1990s.

    It's changed a bit in the interim. :|
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,074
    Clipdat wrote: »
    My music teacher in middle school....he'd let me bring in CDs....
    CDs in middle school??? What sort of time-travel shenanigans is this? :o
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    KLH Nine reboot -- bet they'll be expensive.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 916
    I'm 33.. shrug.
    Viking64 wrote: »
    CDs in middle school??? What sort of time-travel shenanigans is this? :o

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 916
    How do they smell?
    Pfft, I've got shoes older than you...

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,653
    Clipdat wrote: »
    How do they smell?
    Pfft, I've got shoes older than you...

    He'd ship them to you, but the cost for HazMat shipping if to expensive
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,628
    Clipdat wrote: »
    How do they smell?
    Pfft, I've got shoes older than you...

    Wanna sniff?
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 916
    For a thousand dollars I would.
    Wanna sniff?

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  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 603
    edited January 13
    Clipdat wrote: »
    For a thousand dollars I would.
    Wanna sniff?

    I'm pretty sure he'd let you sniff then for a thousand dollars. I have a 30+yo Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon t-shirt you can have for a grand too. Heck I'll even stink it up for no extra charge.
    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 916
    Is it weird that I listened to DSOTM the other day from start to finish, and I literally had zero emotional reaction/response to it at all?
    TNTsTunes wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure he'd let you sniff then for a thousand dollars. I have a 30+yo Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon t-shirt you can have for a grand too. Heck I'll even stink it up for no extra charge.

    NAD C 316BEE, Marantz cd6004, Rotel RCD-1072, Sony SCD-CE595, Polk Audio LSiM 703
  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 603
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Is it weird that I listened to DSOTM the other day from start to finish, and I literally had zero emotional reaction/response to it at all?
    TNTsTunes wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure he'd let you sniff then for a thousand dollars. I have a 30+yo Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon t-shirt you can have for a grand too. Heck I'll even stink it up for no extra charge.

    Got SDA???
    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 916
    Nope!
    TNTsTunes wrote: »
    Got SDA???

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Is it weird that I listened to DSOTM the other day from start to finish, and I literally had zero emotional reaction/response to it at all?
    TNTsTunes wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure he'd let you sniff then for a thousand dollars. I have a 30+yo Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon t-shirt you can have for a grand too. Heck I'll even stink it up for no extra charge.

    ... and here I thought that marijuana was legal where you live...

    ;)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,038
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I'm 33.. shrug.
    Viking64 wrote: »
    CDs in middle school??? What sort of time-travel shenanigans is this? :o

    Pfft, I've got shoes older than you...

    lmao....mainly because I can relate. Sometimes I go through my closet and wonder wtf, why do I still have this ? Usually there is some sort of memory or attachment to the item that keeps me from parting with it.
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    FX 500 surround
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,128
    I bought a pair of KLH 9's from David Bromberg's road manager, loved them. Sold them later on to finance a trip to Ireland. Ah, the good old days.
    "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available", G. Benfield
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    I bought a pair of KLH 9's from David Bromberg's road manager, loved them. Sold them later on to finance a trip to Ireland. Ah, the good old days.

    That's pretty cool... did you like them?
    I've actually never heard a pair (although I own a pair of ESL-57s).

    Dunno about his road manager ;) but David Bromberg, as you probably know, is alive and well, making and selling violins in Delaware (!) and still touring. We saw him a few months back at the Chandler Theatre in Randolph, VT -- and he is still tons of fun live. I will also mention that the Chandler is a great little venue. New England is chockablock with great little theatres and opera houses at which to see live music under very civilized conditions :)


    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,128
    I've been a Bromberg fan for years (in fact last weekend I bought one of his records at a local "music swap" for a singleton) and would love to hear him live.
    Yes, the "9's" were my first venture into electrostatics and they were pretty amazing. I've always heard that New England and Texas are the two best places to hear good live music. And eat good food.
    "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available", G. Benfield
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    I do hear good things about live music in TX -- from friends here in New England that we go to lots of concerts with here :)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,074
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    We saw him a few months back at the Chandler Theatre in Randolph, VT
    I learned to swim in the swimming pool of a campground in Randolph, Vermont circa in 1970.

    I have never seen David Bromberg live, but circa 1981 I used to hear "Will Not Be Your Fool" from the live album "How Late'll Ya Play 'Til" on the little Saint Michael's College radio station (WWPV) that was about 200 yards from the Vermont Public Radio building you visited last fall.

    It's a small world, but I would hate to paint it.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    I know the St. Michael's College campus reasonably well, actually.

    I recommend Bromberg live (while he still is, you know?

    :|

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,074
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I know the St. Michael's College campus reasonably well, actually.

    I recommend Bromberg live (while he still is, you know?

    :|
    After hearing his "Traveling Man" and Frank Zappa's "Muffin Man" concurrently, I vowed to never miss Reader's Digest's "It Pays to Enrich Your Word Power" for many years. :p

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 916
    Yeah, it is. Maybe that's the problem, I wasn't stoned when I listened to it.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ... and here I thought that marijuana was legal where you live...

    ;)

    NAD C 316BEE, Marantz cd6004, Rotel RCD-1072, Sony SCD-CE595, Polk Audio LSiM 703
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