KLH Kendall 2B is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by KLH. It features a 1" Hard-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 6.5" Aluminum Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 55-20k Hz and a sensitivity of 86 dB. KLH Kendall 2B has an MSRP of 999$ per pair.
What size of room is the KLH Kendall 2B speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the KLH Kendall 2B is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in KLH's Kendall 2 Series?
Kendall 2B is a member of KLH's Kendall 2 series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
KLH Kendall 2 Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the KLH Kendall 2B speaker?
KLH Kendall 2B has a Frequency response range of 55-20k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 200 watts. At a minimum frequency of 55 Hz, Kendall 2B will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with KLH Kendall 2B, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Kendall 2B's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1000$ (Pair), these are the 3 Passive Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the KLH Kendall 2B's 55Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of KLH Kendall 2B?
The Crossover frequency of the Kendall 2B is set to 2500 HZ. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the KLH Kendall 2B? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
KLH Kendall 2B's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 86 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so KLH Kendall 2B is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 86 dB, KLH Kendall 2B is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with a high output if you like listening to your music at high volume levels. You may especially have a hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the KLH Kendall 2B:
Kendall 2B has 5-way post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
KLH Kendall 2B External Dimensions and Weight
KLH Kendall 2B has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 13-1/4inch x 7-3/4inch x 8-1/2inch (337.0 x 197.0 x 216.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of KLH Kendall 2B is approximately 425.5cm2 / 66.0inch2.
The KLH Kendall 2B weighs 5.91kg / 13lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Kendall 2B's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
KLH Kendall 2B has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF/Wood veneer finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
KLH Kendall 2B comes with Rubber Adhesive Feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
KLH Kendall 2B is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
KLH Kendall 2B is available in Black Oak and English Walnut.
Kendall 2B doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the KLH Kendall 2B come with a Grille?
Kendall 2B comes with magnetic grilles in Black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the Kendall 2B is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of KLH Kendall 2B?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Kendall 2B:
2 x 2B Loudspeaker and Grille Owners Manual Binding Post Wrench Rubber Adhesive Feet
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the KLH Kendall 2B.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolatorsmore affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the KLH Kendall 2B, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for KLH Kendall 2B
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the KLH Kendall 2B speaker:
Official Brochure for KLH Kendall 2B
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the KLH Kendall 2B speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for KLH Kendall 2B
10 years of parts warranty and 10 years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.