Model Five

The Model Five acoustic suspension speaker is known as one of the finest and most sought-after speakers for audiophiles, both new and seasoned. Our updated version of this classic speaker has real wood veneers, cast aluminum baskets, and uses acoustic suspension design principles made famous by founder Henry Kloss.

The KLH Model Five Speaker Wins the Applause Award from Stereonet. Read the review Here

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Description

KLH Audio was established in 1957 by Henry Kloss, Malcolm Low & Josef Hofmann. Henry Kloss first made his name as part of Acoustic Research with the introduction of the AR-1 and its patented acoustic suspension system. This revolutionized the high-fidelity industry. Henry Kloss later left Acoustic Research to start KLH, and immediately began marketing his own acoustic suspension loudspeaker designs. The original KLH Model Five loudspeaker was first introduced in 1968 and was one of the best-selling speakers throughout the late 1960s and early ’70s.

KLH re-issued the famous Model Five during the spring of 2021. This new three-way loudspeaker features updated cosmetics, as well as all the major advancements in transducer design that have occurred over the last 50 years. But the original acoustic suspension philosophy, cabinet construction, and size all remain intact.

Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 42Hz – 20,000Hz +/- 3dB
  • Low Frequency Extension: -10dB @ 32Hz
  • In-Room Sensitivity: 90.5dB @ 2.83V / 1M
  • Free-field Sensitivity: 87.5dB @ 2.83V / 1M
  • Power Handling: 200 Watts / 800 Watts Peak
  • Recommended Amplification: 200 Watts to 200 Watts
  • In-Room Maximum SPL: 112.3dB
  • Impedance: 6 Ohms (3.5 ohm minimum @ 140 Hz)
  • Horizontal Dispersion: 140°
  • Features: Three-Position Acoustic Balance Control
  • Crossover Frequency:
    • MF: 380Hz (2nd Order Electro-Acoustic)
    • HF: 2,850Hz (2nd Order Electro-Acoustic)
  • High-Frequency Driver: 1″ Aluminum Dome with Soft Rubber Suspension
  • Mid-Frequency Driver: 4″ Pulp-Paper Cone with Reverse Roll Rubber Suspension
  • Low-Frequency Driver: 10″ Pulp-Paper Cone with Reverse Roll Rubber Suspension, 2″ Diameter Flat-Wire Voice Coil
  • Enclosure Material: Structurally Reinforced 3/4″ Medium Density Fiberboard
  • Inputs: Five-Way Gold-Plated Binding Posts
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • With Riser Base: 13.75″ x 34.25″ x 13″ (34.925 x 86.995 x 33.02cm)
    • Without Riser Base: 13.75″ x 26″ x 11.5″  (34.925 x 66.04 x 29.21cm)
  • Weight:
    • With Riser Base: 44lbs (19.9581kg)
    • Without Riser Base: 52lbs (23.5868kg)
  • Included Accessories: 5º Slant Riser Base

Downloads

Click here to download Datasheet and manual

Features

Features:

  • 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
  • Dedicated midrange driver to reproduce the critical mid-frequency band
  • Non-Resonant Die-Cast Aluminum Midrange & Woofer Frames
  • 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 5º slant riser base made of powder-coated 14-gauge steel
  • Low-Profile Magnet Attached Grille
  • 10-Year Warranty