By: Hartmut Freund
June 9, 2022
Bellevue Audio erweitert sein Vertriebsportfolio für Deutschland und Österreich um die US-amerikanische Traditionsmarke KLH. Das für den deutschen und österreichischen Markt ausgewählte und via Bellevue Audio vertriebene KLH Portfolio umfasst dabei aktuell zwei Stand- und einen Regallautsprecher.
KLH was founded in 1957 by Henry Kloss and others and was one of the largest loudspeaker manufacturers in the world in the late 1960s with over 500 employees. In addition to the production of high-quality transducers, milestones such as the Model Eleven turntable, the Model Forty tape recorder and the Model Eight FM table radio were also part of the Product Portfolio of the Americans.
Speaker icon in vintage design: Model Five
The Model Five was one of the loudspeaker icons of its time and is considered the face of the KLH brand. Entirely dedicated to acoustic performance, the current version of this legendary milestone in vintage design is also dedicated. In the 190-millimeter MDF housing, a 254-millimeter woofer provides plenty of pressure in the bass cellar and basic tone. Placed directly above it, a 104-millimeter midrange driver and a 2.5-centimeter tweeter with aluminum dome complete the three-way concept.
The current version of the legendary Model Five in vintage design is also completely dedicated to acoustic performance.
“Acoustic Suspension Design”
The so-called “Acoustic Suspension Design” has been retained in the current version. This is an all-round closed housing in which the individual chassis are not rigidly suspended, but mounted with air suspension. A tuning that is primarily noticeable in a more precise and controlled bass reproduction and which, according to KLH, represents the “most accurate and linear case design” available today. The price is 2,995 euros per couple (incl. VAT).
Designed specifically for smaller rooms: Model Three.
Especially for smaller rooms: Model Three
The Model Three is also based on the well-known KLH housing shape and can be described as the little brother of the Model Five. The technical equipment is modern and sumptuous: the approximately 72-centimeter-high vintage loudspeaker is based on the same, only slightly more compact housing design – specially tuned for use in smaller listening rooms. The patented
“Acoustic Suspension Design” was transferred to a two-way structure. The acoustic family signature is therefore retained. Responsible for this are the 25 millimeter tweeter construction with aluminum dome and the 20 centimeter woofer/midrange driver placed underneath. Like its big brother, the Model Three also has the said sound adjustment, sturdy metal tripods (Slant Riser Base) and magnetically adhesive linen covers. Price: 2.195 Euro per couple (incl. VAT).
Kendall: Design standards and modern technology
The Kendall speaker combines brand tradition, design standards and modern technology. The almost 1.02 meter high three-way transducer presents itself as a classic loudspeaker column in real wood veneer. Despite its filigree line, the exclusively processed Kendall has high-quality components such as anodized aluminum tweeters or powerful Kevlar oscillating systems. For maximum efficiency, the latter chassis work in specially manufactured housing chambers. In combination with the solid MDF housing, powder-coated die-cast aluminum baskets and the solid front panel, the Kendall promises a multifaceted detail and center display, a lot of fine details, an impressive bandwidth and a dynamic and free bass performance. Price: 1.995 Euro per couple (incl. VAT).
Wide range of accessories
KLH offers additional fabric covers for both the Three and Model Five models. If you want to visually adapt your loudspeaker to your living environment, you will find the right accessory in the following color variants: basalt black, stonewash linen or Old World linen for the price of 250 Euro/pair (including VAT). If you are still looking for stable and visually appealing tripods for non-brand speakers or older KLH models, you will also find what you are looking for at Bellevue Audio: The two Slant Riser Base variants, which are included in the scope of delivery of the Model Five and the Model Three, are optionally available in pairs at a price of around 400 euros (incl. VAT).
Website Bellevue Audio: www.bellevueaudio.de