smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,116
Anybody here "hear" the new KLH towers? I get more interested in the 3 way speaker designs the more I read about them but there aren't many out there to choose from, so it seems. I have nothing better to do than mess around on the computer tonite and came across the KLH Quincy. The only thing that bothers me is the aluminum tweeter, it sounds harsh to even say it.

Anyone here have any experiences/opinions?


  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,583
    Looks like some decent speakers, glad to see the name attached to something other than junk

    No experience with the speakers
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,550
    edited January 1
    Ditto, in all respects.
    There's hope for them (the new KLH, that is), by the looks of things... but haven't heard anything about them very recently. Are the products actually on the market (i.e., available for purchase)?

    On the other hand, my son brought me another pair of KLH Sixes that he picked up at some thrift store down his way (central Virginia) when he came home for the holidays. :)

    He's a good lad, he is.

    PS There are still some very nice three-ways on the market. These spring to mind, e.g.

  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,116
    Daayamm, those look super sweet, but, daayamm, those retail for more than each vehicle I ever bought, exception of two.

    I saw them on a variety of websites, Crutchfield, Amazon, etc... They are, supposedly, trying to get back to the foundation, if you will, of when Mr. Kloss was there.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,550
    edited January 1
    Yes, I know ('bout the new KLH) -- lots of press about a year ago; haven't heard much lately, though.

    Let's see what Crutchfield's got...



    mmmmm -- less than 500 smackers a pop (tho' out of stock at the moment).
    EDIT: oh, the black ones are in stock: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_405KENBK/KLH-Kendall-Black-Oak.html

    Why not give 'em a go?

    Re: cars - I won't pay more for one than we paid for our first house ($41k). So far, so good.

    I do think the Harbeths are the way to go, though, if one wants a three-way :) Maybe check the used market?

    Then again, there're the new JBL L100 Classics too. :|



    I mean, heck, they couldn't be worse sounding than the originals, could they?

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,532
    I have heard the jbl at Axpona. Very different animals vs the original. Fun speaker.
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,166
    I have a pair fo the brand new Book shelf in the Albany's. They are a nice little speaker with very pleasing sound. Weak bass but a nice sub woofer would fix that.
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,166
    edited January 1
    I pull the speaker wires off the Mythos ST towers but leave a sub feed there, put the AVR in small 80hz and they sing.
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,550
    edited January 1
    Interesting. I refreshed my memory on this/these. Guess they're more recent than I thought (2018, not before). I guess some of the new KLH line are reboots of some previous "Energy" models, and the management team is largely ex-Klipsch (who, at one time, owned Energy).

    Energy RC-70


    KLH "Kendall"


    Their specifications seem to be a bit optimistic.


    On the other hand, the new KLH is building (or intends to be building?) reboots of the KLH Nine electrostatic, and (apparently) involving David Janszen, son of Arthur Janszen, the Nine's original designer (and both Janszens electrostatic manufacturers, in their own rights). That's pretty ambitious. :)


    Plus, they get bonus points for using names of streets and places in and near Cambridge, MA :)

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