Model Three Bookshelf Speaker

(7 customer reviews)

Second in line in the Model Collection, the Model Three 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!

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.

1,195.00 each inc. IVA

Audio Test Editors Choice Model Three Award

Three Amazing Finishes

The KLH Model Three is made using real wood veneers, cast aluminum baskets, and gorgeous, sustainable MDF cabinetry. Like the Model Five floorstanding 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. And you can’t forget about the stunning Nordic Noir finish that is shipped with the Medici Grey Linen grille cloth! Right now you can purchase the Old-World Linen, Stone Wash Linen, and the stunning Basalt Black Knit grille separately to customize your Model Three bookshelf speaker as your own! 

Riser base and grilles included with speaker purchase


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 8 ̊ slant riser base made of powder coated 14-gauge steel
  • Low-Profile Magnet Attached Grille
  • 10-Year Warranty
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 “The Model Three always sounds taut, rhythmic and controlled, helping to connect with the music on an emotional level. I wanted to listen longer and rediscover all my old favorite pieces of music.”

– Mark Gusew, StereoNET

 “Now with respect to sound quality, I’m not going to beat around the bush. Like the Model Fives, the Three’s are amazing.

They’re very much like a scaled down version of the Five in that the midrange and treble clarity is simply off the charts and largely without equal at this price point. Enjoyable across the widest range of music genres.

There is no denying that the Model Three is another win for KLH, and one that is easy for me to recommend- especially when your room and listening tastes align with its strengths.”


Andrew Robinson

“I think the KLH Model Threes are one of the best deals and best-kept secrets in audio.”

Robert Schryer, Stereophile


Eager to take your Model Threes to the dark side? Now you can with the Basalt Black Knit Grilles! Like the original grille clothes, these black beauties are both magnetic and acoustically transparent. No other grille accessory will make as bold of a statement on the English Walnut and West African Mahogany Model Three finishes as the new Basalt Black Knit grilles.

€ 295.00 pair inc. IVA


There is nothing more visually inviting than the look of the classic Old World Linen grille cloth on a KLH Model Three. This magnetic, textured grille cloth makes a statement on both the West African Mahogany and English Walnut finish by accomplishing a mid-century modern appeal. With the cast-zinc KLH logo in the bottom corner, your Model Threes will be the focal point of your listening space while dressed in the Old World Linen grilles.

€ 295.00 pair inc. IVA


No look compares to that of the KLH Model Three when it is dressed in the stunningly beautiful Stonewash Linen grille cloth. The acoustically transparent grille canvas perfectly complements the refined, rich mahogany finish of the Model Three. Its elegance gives this classic American loudspeaker a modern-day, retro look that turns heads. This custom order accessory ships in sets of two and is the attachment your Model Three should not stand without.


€ 295.00 pair inc. IVA


The Model Three stands strong on an 8-degree slant riser base made from powder-coated 14-gauge steel. The riser base’s upward angular stance ensures the sound is directed accurately toward the listener, while the steel reinforces its notoriety as a solid and non-resonant speaker base. This base can be used for speakers of all kinds but is made perfectly for our KLH Model Three.

€ 275 each inc. IVA

7 reviews for Model Three Bookshelf Speaker

  1. Anonymous

    These are just great speakers! I’ve now had these for around a year. I’ve played SACDs, Stream and vinyl. They do not disappoint! I’ve spent as much as 6k on speakers and they didn’t hold a candle to these. I hate that the audio industry belittles those without deep pockets but regardless for the price, I don’t know that these can be beat? If you’re a fan of bass you might wantRead more about review stating to add a sub for those lows? Im living in an apartment because of work so I don’t need to rock the house. I have turned them up a couple of times and they just produce the feed! I can’t say enough about these speakers. They are amazing. If you think spending more will result in better, you’re wrong. Aside from the fives, which I’ll be picking up a pair shortly, these will satisfy most audiophiles under 65. Those guys seam to have the ears of 13 year olds? My biggest complaint with all audiophile products is that yes, Jazz sounds great, it sounds great on every speaker I’ve ever owned. But can they do rock and Metal justice? The answer is an absolute Yes! From Opeth to Slayer and Ozzy, they do not color they do not separate like crazy high end speakers that cost over 10k! They play the source unbiased with great stage and like you remember the music. May not have enough umph for big rooms but in my small listening room they are great! Like I said these are just great speakers and the quality of build is spectacular! You will not be disappointed.

  2. Jeffrey from Indianapolis, IN

    I just began using these speakers they sound great out of the box but I’m sure they need some break in time. The finish is excellent and the stands are perfect. The look and sound is very retro perfect for me.

  3. Robert from Cana, VA

    WOW!!! Thus far these have far exceeded my expectations. Looking forward to listening and enjoying them for years to come. Thank You!!!
    Pros: Sound amazing right out of the box. Can’t wait to hear and enjoy them when they are broken in. Finish and craftsmanship is excellent. Supplying the stand is a wonderful addition and I hope other speaker manufacturers will take notice and follow suit. Thank You
    Cons: At this point in time, none.

  4. Thorpe from Elizabeth City, NC

    These are wonderful speakers. Great retro look! Pros: Sound great! Cons: None

  5. Evan from Astoria, NY

    KLH Model Three- Love the fit & finish, feels solid, compared versus Monitor Audio silver 100s & B&W pair. Acoustic suspension design is legit, plays well close to back walls (a restriction of my room). Excellent range and good dynamics. Would recommend more than 50 watts RMS for this.

  6. Jeff from Sparks, NV

    Very nice- So these replaced a pair of JBL 4312A Studio Monitors, can’t even remember when purchased, suffice it to say they needed replacing after kids etc. I went back and forth over the 5’s and 3’s. My living room is not that large with tile so I went with the 3’s. Very happy, they sound very good no matter what music I play from old classic to rap, and classical. Would highly recommend and other reviews mention bass response these things pound. I was also shocked by packaging Crutchfield had them packaged extremely well. Now just waiting for the break in period to see if they keep getting better. Don’t hesitate buy !!

  7. Don

    These replaced a set of bookshelf speakers I had for a few months. The sound is astounding and reminiscent of my old Advent speakers I had in the late 60’s and 70’s. By the same maker and designer. Beautiful quality wood cabinets and finish. KLH rocked it!

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