KLH Model Three is a 2-way Passive Acoustic Suspension Bookshelf speaker by KLH. It features a 1" Tweeter and 1 x 8" Pulp-Paper Cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 46-20k Hz and a sensitivity of 88 dB.
What size of room is the KLH Model Three speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the KLH Model Three is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
|Very Large Room
(* 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.)
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What is the Frequency Response of the KLH Model Three speaker?
KLH Model Three has a Frequency response range of 46-20k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 30-150 watts. At a minimum frequency of 46 Hz, Model Three will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find out more about the available subwoofer options.
Here we have a comparison of how Model Three's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of KLH Model Three?
The Crossover frequency of the Model Three is set to 1600Hz. 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 Model Three? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
KLH Model Three's nominal impedance level is 6 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.7 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 88 dB
Nominal Impedance of 6 Ohms makes the KLH Model Three a relatively difficult to drive speaker compared to more frequently found 8 ohms speakers from nominal Impedance perspective.
88dB of KLH Model Three is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Minimum Impedance of KLH Model Three
Even though the nominal impedance of the Model Three is 6 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to KLH is 3.7 ohms KLH Model Three so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the KLH Model Three:
Model Three features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
KLH Model Three External Dimensions and Weight
KLH Model Three has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 19.0 x 12.25 x 10.5inch (482.0 x 311.0 x 267.0mm ).
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 Model Three is approximately 830.4cm2 / 128.7inch2.
The KLH Model Three weighs 13.20kg / 29lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Model Three's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the KLH Model Three compare to the KLH Model Five?
One of the natural alternative to the KLH Model Three is the Model Five which is located one step higher in KLH's Passive Bookshelf selection.
Check the Detailed Comparison of KLH Model Three vs Model Five for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
KLH Model Three 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 Model Three comes with 8-inch Slant Riser Base
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 Model Three is available in English Walnut and West African Mahogany.
Model Three doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the KLH Model Three come with a Grille?
Model Three comes with magnetic grilles. 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 Model Three is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of KLH Model Three?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Model Three:
Floorstanding loudspeakerRiser baseGrilleOwners Manual
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the KLH Model Three.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolators more 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.
10 Years of parts warranty and 10 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.