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Updated KLH Model 5... has anyone experienced it?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by ChrisR2060, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. Nielsoe

    Nielsoe Forum Resident

    Location:
    Aalborg, Denmark
    What were your previous speakers? I’m interested in the KLHs and have seen the two YouTube reviews, but I’m curious to know how they hold up against other speakers. They don’t seem to be available here in Denmark yet.
     
  2. Tawaun A Williams

    Tawaun A Williams Well-Known Member

    I personally have had lots of Chinese built gear...but i really feel these and the JBL L100 & L82 should be built in the USA to me its not about the quality its about the prestige and being proud of a speaker with a history like this...just my thoughts but i get it tho...
     
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  3. FromMysticStreet

    FromMysticStreet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    This sounds exactly what I'm looking for considering I collect a ton of black metal, shoegaze and otherwise "mediocre/poor" sounding recordings along with the more "audiophile" stuff.
     
  4. three_paws

    three_paws Active Member

    Location:
    USA
    The Lintons overpriced at $1200? Couldn't disagree more. They're beautiful speakers and a steal at that level.
     
  5. Tawaun A Williams

    Tawaun A Williams Well-Known Member

    Agreed their definitely not overpriced...
     
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  6. ArthurPower

    ArthurPower Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I had to make an account and chime in on this. I own a pair of these new KLH Model Fives (I'm also a KLH dealer) and these are real mahogany veneer. I have an office full of custom built furniture made out of sold mahogany and these speakers are without a doubt real mahogany (veneer).
     
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  7. Fruff76

    Fruff76 L100 Classic - Fan Club President

    He’s a hack
     
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  8. Helom

    Helom Forum member

    Location:
    U.S.
    That was definitely my impression of AR earlier on in his Youtube endeavors. Seems to me he may have “found his legs,” so to speak in recent reviews. A bit hyperbolic still but seems more honest in his assessments than some others.
     
  9. Gi54

    Gi54 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
    What do they sound like? Thanks!
     
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  10. Gi54

    Gi54 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2021
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  11. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    Location:
    South West, UK.
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  12. telemike

    telemike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Greensboro, NC
  13. ArthurPower

    ArthurPower Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    They are really good sounding musical speakers. They are not super high resolution audiophile reference monitors. They are more forgiving with a big warm presentation that just fills the room with captivating enjoyment. They are the kind of speakers the whole family can appreciate. They have detail but it's not analytical or harsh. They have bass but it's not boomy or exaggerated. The model five are just a big clean smooth sound with sold tight bass punch and excellent mid-range presence.
     
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  14. FromMysticStreet

    FromMysticStreet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    can’t wait to hear it. Mine are on the way.
     
  15. Alright4now

    Alright4now Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans, LA
    This is a great review.
     
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  16. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Forever!

    Location:
    Newcastle, WA
    Big speakers are coming back!
     
  17. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Forever!

    Location:
    Newcastle, WA
    To me, speakers like the KLH 5 should be what audiophiles want!!
     
  18. Gi54

    Gi54 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
    Still contemplating the fives also Elipson Heritage - any real life feedback on latter?
     
  19. drumhead

    drumhead Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alpharetta

    Breakin time for most gear is more like 50 to 100 hrs
     
  20. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Forever!

    Location:
    Newcastle, WA
    With the Elipsons you're getting pretty awesome 3-way for the price of a 2-way (think JBL L82). Hope they find a good dealer network in North America.
     
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  21. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arizona desert
    The descriptions of the sound coming out of the new Model 5 speakers seem to describe what I hear from my Model 5 speakers built in 1968. They were recapped about 10 years ago. Terrific speakers.
     
  22. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    Location:
    South West, UK.
    The downside of the Elipson's is a plastic artificial wood veneer. KLH look the real deal. Elipson are 12" woofer and KLH 10". Stands cost extra for the Elipson but they are slightly cheaper in Europe. Elipson are ported while KLH are infinite baffle. Will sound a bit different I would predict.
     
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  23. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Forever!

    Location:
    Newcastle, WA
    The KLH would be my first choice. I like infinite-baffle sound.
     
  24. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    Location:
    South West, UK.
    Whatever you do don't buy KLH 5 from these W***ers.

     
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  25. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arizona desert
    Wow, professional!
     

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