In this review, we will be comparing Model Three and Q150, two Passive Bookshelf speakers from KLH and KEF. Let's have a brief look at the main features of KLH Model Three and KEF Q150 first before getting into our more detailed comparison.
In the following sections, we will get into details in order to better understand how KLH Model Three and KEF Q150 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one of these loudspeakers is the better choice for you.
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Both Model Three and Q150 are 2-way speakers. Model Three features a 1" Aluminum Tweeter and 1 x 8" Pulp-Paper Cone Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 1600Hz. On the other hand, Q150 features a 1" vented aluminum Dome Tweeter and 1 x 5.25" Aluminum Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2500Hz.
Model Three has a frequency range of 46-20k Hz whereas Q150 has a frequency range of 51-28k Hz. With a minimum frequency of 46Hz, the Model Three can go significantly deeper on the low side and provide stronger bass compared to the Q150's min frequency of 51Hz.
Below graphs depict how these two speakers compare with the max, min and average values of the Min and Max Frequencies of other speakers under Bookshelf class in our database.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Model Three is a 6 ohms speaker compared to Q150 which has a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. Model Three sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and Q150's is at 86 dB. This 2 dB difference makes KLH Model Three a more sensitive speaker compared to KEF Q150, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
Model Three has a power range of 30-150 watts RMS whereas Q150 has a power range of 10-100 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Model Three features Post type posts and Q150 has a Post type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Size of a speaker can sometimes become an important decision factor due to space constraints or in some cases purely for esthetic reasons. In this section, We are going to compare KLH Model Three's and KEF Q150's external dimensions. KLH Model Three has external dimensions of 482.0 x 311.0 x 267.0mm ( 19.0 x 12.25 x 10.5inch) whereas KEF Q150 has external dimensions of 303.0 x 180.0 x 278.0mm ( 11.9 x 7.0 x 10.9inch) .
KEF Q150 is 131mm narrower and 179mm shorter than KLH Model Three but it is also 11mm deeper.