Kendall Floorstanding Loudspeaker

(76 customer reviews)

This stunningly beautiful floorstanding loudspeaker, aptly named after Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the birthplace of KLH, is our flagship electrodynamic 3-way bass-reflex loudspeaker. It features woven Kevlar drivers with powder-coated die-cast aluminum baskets, braided tinsel leads, custom-designed crossovers, an anodized aluminum tweeter with linear response faceplate, and much more, and all in real wood veneers. The Kendall loudspeaker effortlessly reproduces the artist’s original soundtrack recording with such astonishing natural detail and deep visceral bass, that you will swear you’re sitting at a live concert venue.

This product is only available for purchase through our authorized KLH dealers throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Please refer to our dealer locator to find a dealer or distributor near you.

995.00  Each

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American Walnut

  • 3-Way bass reflex system with 2 x 6.5” Woven Kevlar® bass drivers, 1 x 5.25” Woven Kevlar mid/bass driver, and a high performance 1” Anodized Aluminum tweeter with a linear response faceplate.
  • Butyl rubber surrounds and braided tinsel leads on all drivers.
  • REAL WOOD VENEERS – Black Oak, American Walnut. ¾” MDF construction featuring custom-designed internal low resonance driver chambers and bracing optimized through finite element analysis. Powder coated die-cast aluminum driver baskets, featuring oversized magnets for superior control and output.
  • Brushed aluminum tweeter faceplate and driver fascia.
  • Dual 5-Way Binding Posts
  • Custom multi-element crossovers with high-grade components to ensure smooth and natural transition between drivers.
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Black Oak Kendall Floorstanding Speaker

Black Oak

  • Black Satin MDF base for additional stability as needed.
  • Chrome plated steel spikes OR rubber feet for proper decoupling.
  • Magnetic Grilles featuring a custom honeycomb design with NO visible fasteners for durability and a flawless appearance.
  • Sensitivity: 96dB
  • Frequency response: 25Hz-23kHz +/- 3dB
  • Power handling: 250 watts
    Impedance: 8Ω
  • Crossover points: 800Hz and 2.5kHz.
  • Dimensions: 40” x 7.75” x 14.75” (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 50 lbs.
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“The Kendall is another exciting example of a floorstander with impressive bandwidth capability that offers outstanding sound quality for the money in a package that looks smart and is well made.”

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76 reviews for Kendall Floorstanding Loudspeaker

  1. James from San Francisco, CA

    great sound; easy to install

  2. Crutchfield customer from Ponce, PR

    Proof that outstanding speakers don’t have to cost a fortune. These speakers are the best kept secret at Crutchfield! They sound amazing, excellent highs and lows, the music comes out clear with no distortion whatsoever(at high volume). I can listen to them for long hours and they don’t cause speaker fatigue. Their construction is solid and the walnut finished is so elegant, very well done. For all the things that these speakers offer their price is ridiculously low, they are a real bargain. Pros: Excellent value, beautiful sound…very detailed. Well constructed, beautiful finish…get them!

  3. Crutchfield customer from Hollywood, FL

    Overall this is an excellent speaker choice. Build quality is top notch appearance is pleasing. I had them paired with a Yamaha AS801 amplifier and an audio technica turntable. Playing the Rush 2112 LP Geddy’s voice was most prominent and I would say slightly annoying. The mids and lows we’re flat in comparison. The Robert plant raising sand LP Had a nice balance again mids and highs really stand out. Godsmack when legends fall LP sounded good but lackedthat low and punch that they are known for. Grateful dead skull and roses LP sounded good but again lacked a solid punch. Led Zeppelin ll LP The speaker started to come to life. The low end punch woke up. Bonhams power and presence shown through. When I put on Dre chronic LP the speakers really perked up. I had them placed 7 feet apart perpendicular to the wall the sweet spot was about 9 feet Dead center. Bass was awesome. Mids and highs were well-balanced and pleasing to my ear. I did adjust the EQ on the amplifier 60% base 20 to 30% treble was where I enjoyed listening the most. The speakers are versatile they are powerful and with the right tuning and tweaking I highly recommend them. I did have them bi wired Through the amplifier originally but changed over the single wiring Early on. 100 watt per channel on the Yamaha wasn’t enough to drive them properly 50 watts go to the tweeer And 50 watts drive the other three speakers. Overall I highly recommend the speakers and with a proper break in I feel they’ll only improve. Pros: Loud, Versatile, well Built, Good Bass Response Cons: Can be bright in the upper register. Lowered volume often.

  4. Matthew W. from Toledo, OH

    Amazing speakers that punch way above the price. I did my due diligence and auditioned a ton of floor standing speakers. I could have bought these at a box store, but I know that Crutchfield give points towards a future purchase and they have 2 day shipping. I unboxed my speakers, and just played Music through them for 100 hours while messing with positioning, room correction and EQ. These speakers sound amazing for the price. The clarity, detail and sound stage are amazing and bass amount is excellent. I have the Speakers mated to a Cambridge Audio CXA-81 with an HP Laptop plugged in to play my digital files. I also have an old Kenwood turntable with a Grado red needle playing through an IFI Zen phono preamp. 80 watts/channel of clean power is more than enough to drive these speakers to concert level volumes. I have never pushed the amp past 50%. The efficiency of these speakers is very noticeable. I went from a pair of JBL L1 bookshelf speakers (1991 model) at 87db efficiency to 96db with the Kendalls. The Kendalls sound better and play louder with less watts being pushed. I highly recommend these speakers for all types of music. Pros: Solid Build, Classy Looks, Great Bass!, Clarity detail and sound stage are excellent. Highly recommend! Cons: None.

  5. Crutchfield customer from Kearney, NE

    Terrific sound and great service from Crutchfield.

  6. Craig S.

    I am an actual owner of one of the best valued passive floor standing speakers EVER made! These three-way four driver towers deliver one of the widest frequency ranges combined with an astonishing 96db sensitivity!! That means these speakers can be driven with minimal wattage from your amplifier, but it also means you can play your music or watch your movies at higher levels with less distortion. The frequency range is 25hz to 23,000khz. With a maximum of 250 watts, these speakers sound best with at least a clean 100 Watts of power. At 1299.00 a pair, this system is impossible to match in how it?s sounds! Rich beautiful mids, point accurate highs, and that Bass!! A subwoofer is simply not required. The included spikes and spike plates are almost impossible to set up on a hard floor, so I fashioned my own ?plates? from a carpet like material that had a foam rubber backing, cut into one inch squares. The Grills are made very nicely, and attach magnetically. But for music listening, leave the grills off. My KLH Kendall?s are driven by the Yamaha AS-801(100w per channel @ 8ohms). This combination is an almost perfect pairing both in keeping the cost down and most importantly, sonically! The smaller footprint of the Kendall?s (Less than 8 inches wide), helps to produce the wonderful soundstage as the speakers themselves become transparent, disappearing in all of the luscious sound they deliver. In closing, the KLH Kendall Floor Standing Speaker system, may very well be the last speakers you?ll ever buy…..they are simply……that good!

  7. Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, AL

    Wife Approved! Just Perfect- beautiful speaker.

  8. Brent Mark Otterlei

    These speakers are amazing. I was more than a little worried dropping this much on a pair of speakers sight unseen and never heard but boy I am not disappointed. They showed up in pristine shape and on time and the customer service was great. I received a message with two separate tracking numbers so I can track both boxes vs just the one Amazon provided.I paired them with a Cambridge audio AXR100 and have been running them in. The first couple listens I was not too impressed but as they run in every day they seem to sound exponentially better. They now sound better than my friends setup that cost 3x as much as mine and they still need many more hours of run in time.

  9. Craig from Athens, AL

    At any price… Nothing is “Better”!!! Ive auditioned hundreds of pieces of Sound Reproduction Equipment over the Sixty years of my life. From Vandersrteen to Magnepan to Dalquihst to Dynaudio. Its a long and extensive list. I actual downed a pair of the original KLH Model 5’s many years ago and loves them. Who knew Id be here raving about another pair of KLH Speakers so many years later. If KLH would have placed a $3500 per pair sticker on this exceptional speaker system, I believe you would have seen many more reviews…but most of the comprehensive reviews are found here, on sites like these that sell them. The KLH Kendall’s in my very humble opinion, are easily the finest speakers you can purchase at any price. WHAT??? And sincerely, no amount of money will buy you a “BETTER” more enjoyable music listening experience. Sure they may look much more impressive than these towers, but for sound…no. Look at all the specs for the available towers…none approach the Kendalls low end of 25hz. And the mids and highs produced, along with a wonderful soundstage, are simply sublime!! My system is powered by a Yamaha AS-801 who’s clean 100wpc drive these speakers effortlessly, playing any and all types of material with detail, scale and depth. I played Spyro Gyra’s CD “Got the Magic” last night (OPPO BDP83) and just sat in the dark in awe…once again, at how shockingly good these speakers are! I used the included rubber feet with the washers for the spikes on the front to tilt the speakers up. Base port included! Pros: An absolute Joy to listen to! There beauty is understated, until you take off the grill. Bass response is second to none! Cons: You may end up being late for your next appointment because you cant stop listening to them! LOL!!

  10. William from Denver, CO

    KLH, Shades of My Youth Have had these speakers for a few weeks now and love them. It was also nice to get KLH speakers as it reminded me of speakers from my youth. The wood finish is a bonus–they look beautiful– and they sound great. I had a 25 year old amp and turntable that both died within a few weeks of each other and I went in search of new equipment. Then I splurged and went for these speakers as well. I am happy I did. My old PSB speakers still sound good, but this is a definite upgrade. I made the mistake of only ordering one set of speaker cables, so the first day I only had one speaker attached. I thought there was not enough bass and so I changed the level and it sounded awesome. But once I got the second speaker hooked up it almost seemed like too much bass and I set the dial back down again. Still playing with it but honestly these things are awesome. And did I mention, they look great too!

  11. Crutchfield customer from Camp Hill, PA

    better than expected bass and midrange. I would buy again. This speaker is very inexpensive for what you get from it!!

  12. Dennis from Independence

    INCREDIBLE My son in law purchased a set of these speakers and I ran some old Mountain, old Sabbath, Hot Tuna and the first two Roy Buchannan albums through his set and what was my opinion? I think that when we die and have been good enough to get into heaven that the only speakers allowed there will be KLH Kendalls being run by a 150WPC amplifier of great quality. You can pay three times as much for Zappereli Quantum Prince Henry Stage King Zipidees or whatever and still not find what you can hear from these fairly modestly priced speakers. I am now waiting to call Crutchfield to see if they might happen to have a couple “scratch and dent” versions as I could give a rats backside how they look as long as they can recreate what I heard at my son in laws house. Pros: Their existance in my presence Cons: I am a cheapskate looking to buy them at as low a price as possible.

  13. Unwokeandproudofit

    Incredible speakers,,,, surreal sound My best friend got a pair of the Walnut finished Kendalls and I got to hear them at low, intermediate and at EXTREMELY high levels listening to everything from old Traffic and Led Zep to Motorhead to Mother Love Bone and Nirvana. My opinion? If I died and got into heaven there would be a listening room just for me set up with a pair of these speakers and perhaps a Denon receiver of significant power and I would spend eternity having my hair (one has a full head of hair again in Heaven), blown back. Clear, incredibly sensitive and these speakers re-create the actual experience better than any speakers at even 3 times their price that I have EVER heard. My goodness these are incredible speakers and worth every penny and minute of your bank account and allotted time.

  14. Greg From Philadelphia area

    For what it’s worth!!! I have been looking for a set of tower speakers to replace the ADS L1090 towers, that I have owned for the past 40yrs. I didn’t have a set purchase price in mind when shopping, do to the fact I will probably never buy another pair of towers again in my life time. I am not a professional reviewer, however I have read quite a few reviews, trying to get my bearings on the huge selection speakers available on the market to day. You can stop reading now, if you like, because my recommendation is simple go buy a pair of KLH Kendall’s… you may ask why, ok, let’s forget about the price for minute. The Kendall’s boste all of the features you would expect from a modern speaker build. The highlights for me are cast aluminum baskets, over sized magnets, kevlar woven wolfers and a cross over that keeps sound right at all sound pressures. I have owned these guys for about two months and honestly the more I listened to them the better they sound. I say, don’t overthink this, just order them now and you will want to bring your friends over right away for a listen. My background in music is as follows: I love to listening to a lot of different types of music, and do so quite often. I am a bass player since 1980 and still play in a band today. If you have ever been in a band, then you know that getting the right sound isn’t always easy. One way or another you could spend a lot of money on your equipment, but before you make possibly make a big mistake buy the Kendall’s. One final note, the sound is fantastic as part on my home theater. Well, I hope this helps all of you out there especially, if your on the fence.

  15. Crutchfield customer from Cortland, NY

    It’s tough making a decision on speakers without a live audition, and it took me forever, but Crutchfield’s Speaker Compare feature was invaluable and after endless listening and comparing, I landed on the KLH Kendall. WOW! I can’t speak highly enough about them. First, the shipping was immediate (like Crutchfield always does) and the packaging was bullet-proof. Their handsome physical appearance is really very classy and they fit in our room space beautifully. Extremely well-made, heavy, and solid. They look terrific both with and without the grill cover. But the sound is the thing. At this price, they’re not the priciest speakers by any means, but the sound is just stunning, and you’d think they cost much much more. It’s the clarity that stands out to me – just clean, clear, crisp, transparent music reproduction without being the least bit harsh. We have pretty eclectic tastes – classical, jazz, blues, maybe a little R&B, soul. Chris Botti, Nina Simone, Diana Krall, Bruckner’s 4th, Walter Trout, Mark Knopfler, Joey Bonnamassa, and of course Ray Charles – everything sounds just fantastic! We’ve gone well past the standard 60-hour break-in period and they’ve definitely gotten better and better as time goes by. Zero listening fatigue – we frequently have them on for hours and actually hate shutting things down at days end. Matter of fact, I think I’ll wrap this up and go fire them back up now! Henry Kloss would be proud!

  16. Steven M

    Great sound. Good looking.

  17. Yamaha2021

    I was very skeptical on purchasing the Klh Kendall’s in years past Klh has been middle of the Road type of speaker I own 4 advents from 1978 a pair of Klh model six which sounds awesome. Also own Klipsch RF 7 and 3 the Klh Kendall’s are Amazing deep bridge base the mid range does not stand out has a great mix with a Twitter great sound stage I am very impressed with this product I will buy others.

  18. RJ

    Just got these speakers and so far they sound amazing one came with a damaged tweeter the seller Listenup made the exchange nice and easy  

  19. David

    They are beautiful- Product is totally awesome