Klassische Hifi Lautsprecher aus den Jahren1967 bis 1974. Die Lautsprecher sind Made in den USA. Dank des Leinenstoffes und des edelen Holzgehäuses passen diese Boxen optisch und auch klanglich perfekt in die 60er Jahre. Sie spielen am besten an kleinen Röhrenverstärkern mit einer Leistung ab 5 Watt. Die Sicken des Basstreibers sind aus Gewebe das mit Kautschuk getränkt ist. Somit also der Zeit erhaben. An der Rückseite ist noch ein Schalter verbaut der es erlaubt die hohen Frequenzen jeweils um 2,5dB abzusenken. So können die Lautsprecher perfekt dem Raum angepasst werden. Es sind zwei Wege Lautsprecher. Die Leistungsdaten sind 35-55 Watt bei gemessenen 4 Ohm. Die Abmessungen sind H+B+T 59/30/23cm.
Ausführliche Infos auch auf ClassicSpeakerPages.net...The real original had veneer finish, a 3" paper tweeter and a 10" paper woofer.
Der Bass soll identisch sein mit den Modellen 5, 6 und 20.
Technische Daten Hifi Jahrbuch Bd. 3
Liebhaberpreise lagen im März 2010 bei 125 EUR und sind klar unterbewertet.
Der Wirkungsgrad ist hoch, Klang klar gestaffelt und im gesamten Spektrum ausgewogen. Klingen spektakulärer als AR Boxen im Vergleich.
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I have not heard the Model 6 but I do have a pair of KLH 17s which are supposed to be similar. Anyway, this review is about the Model 5s which are similar to the Model 6 in using an 11" woofer and 1.75" tweeter except it is a 3-way with 2 midrange drivers instead of the 6's 2-way design. Frankly these speakers blew me away when I hooked them up after fixing their crossovers (both tweeters were DOA when i got them but for what I paid for the speakers who cares. The problem was bad capacitors). Bottom line: these things really crank! With a good 50Wamp, new caulking and a bit of liquid electric tape to seal the woofer surrounds, I heard tremendous bass - deep, solid and full. Just like the AR3As I briefly owned last year, except the 5's images like a modern speaker which the ARs could not do in a million years. The 5's also have a wide open midrange and crisp highs (AR3As sound muffled by comparison). I don't care what the press say, the KLH 5s are more detailed and are more fun to listen to than the ARs. They sound like a speaker from the 80s, not the 60s. I also compared it to the original large Advents which I also own. Well, all I can say is if you like the sound of the Advents but find its upper midrange gritty like I do, you will love the KLH Model 5 (to be fair the Advents are more neutral in the upper bass though I find the slightly exaggerated upper bass of the 5s not the least objectionable). Also, overall I find the KLH 5s similar but somehow more "expensive sounding" than the Advents (not sure it's the right adjective but I think most readers know what I mean). This is not surprising, since the Model 5 listed for twice the price ($470/pr in 1968) and was rumored to have been at least partly designed by Henry Kloss (who left KLH in 1967). To sum up, I did not expect this level of performance from a pair of 40 year old speakers. I did not think they would sound as good as the ARs or Advents but they do, and then some. At their usual eBay price of around $250 they are a steal. The way they sound in my room I think they put a few $2K -$3K speakers to shame. The KLH 5's are the best vintage speakers I've heard. Of course with buying vintage gear the challenge is finding a working pair. At least I now know how to restore them.
Classy real wood finish. Smooth, detailed, full range sound. Surprisingly open and realistic sounding midrange. A ridiculous bargain on today's used market. Much easier to restore than same vintage ARs.
Slightly heavy upper bass (100hz - 300hz range). Cloth surround needs resealing to sound its best. Liquid electrical tape is best (flexible, adheres well, elastic, long lasting, comes in black) but I find XL49 (made by Orange County Speaker) has the same qualities and is equally good. I suspect that Pliobond and Permatex Hi Tack Gasket sealant may also work. Check out Classic Speaker Pages.
Similar Products Used:
EPI, Advents, ARs, other model KLHs. "