KLH Kendall 2C is a 3-way Passive Acoustic Suspension Center Channel speaker by KLH. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1" Hard-Dome Tweeter, 1 x 3" Midrange and 2 x 6.5" Aluminum Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 50-20k Hz and a sensitivity of 87 dB. KLH Kendall 2C has an MSRP of 999$.
What size of room is the KLH Kendall 2C speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the KLH Kendall 2C 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 2C 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 2C speaker?
KLH Kendall 2C has a Frequency response range of 50-20k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 250 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how Kendall 2C's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
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What is the Crossover frequency of KLH Kendall 2C?
Kendall 2C is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 800Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 2500Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the KLH Kendall 2C? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
KLH Kendall 2C's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 87 dB
Center Channel Speakers
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so KLH Kendall 2C is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 87 dB, KLH Kendall 2C 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 2C:
Kendall 2C 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 2C External Dimensions and Weight
KLH Kendall 2C has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 8-1/2inch x 19-1/4inch x 9-1/4inch (216.0 x 489.0 x 235.0mm ).
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 2C is approximately 1149.2cm2 / 178.1inch2.
The KLH Kendall 2C weighs 10.91kg / 24lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Kendall 2C's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
KLH Kendall 2C has a Acoustic Suspension
type cabinet and a MDF/Wood veneer finish. Acoustic Suspension loudspeakers aka Sealed speakers have no openings such as ports or slots.. They can be designed smaller, the bass is more accurate and tighter compared to ported designs but doesn't go as low on the lower end in general.
KLH Kendall 2C 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 2C is available in Black Oak and English Walnut.
Does the KLH Kendall 2C come with a Grille?
Kendall 2C 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 2C is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of KLH Kendall 2C?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Kendall 2C:
2C 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 2C.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the KLH Kendall 2C, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for KLH Kendall 2C
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the KLH Kendall 2C speaker:
Official Brochure for KLH Kendall 2C
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the KLH Kendall 2C speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for KLH Kendall 2C
10 years of parts warranty and 10 years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.