Attendees at forthcoming AXPONA 2019 high-end audio show in Chicago (April 12-14) will have a chance to experience the performance of KLH speakers and headphones. The reborn and revitalized company, now owned and run by former Klipsch Global Sales President David Kelley, will show its lineup of in-room speakers that honor KLH’s roots in Cambridge, Mass.; each speaker in the line is named after a street.
The models are the 3-way Kendall, Quincy and Cambridge (2-way) floorstanders; Ames and Albany 2-way bookshelves; Story center channel, and Beacon and Broadway surrounds.
KLH will demo Kendall towers ($649/each), Albany bookshelves ($379/pair) and Ultimate One headphones ($299/pair) in room 528 at AXPONA; you can read the AVS Forum review of the Kendall towers here.
KLH Ultimate One headphones are worth a look and listen. I have a pair in for review and they possess much of what I look for in passive full-size headphones. Ebony earcups, cow leather and lambskin, microfiber fill all contribute to a stylish and luxurious look. Notably, KLH advertises that these headphones feature 2″ (50mm) pure beryllium drivers and offer a frequency response of 18 Hz to 22 kHz.
“This is a momentous occasion, to be bringing KLH to AXPONA,” says KLH CEO and President David P. Kelley, who after leaving Klipsch as Global Sales President and Board Member, purchased KLH in 2017. “KLH is one of the most storied and revered audio brands in the world, founded by one of the most iconic engineers in the history of consumer electronics,” added Kelley. “I am taking the brand back to its roots, to Henry Kloss’ original mission, to build world-class loudspeakers and radios at affordable prices. I am proud to be the new owner of KLH and will honor Henry and his many contributions to the audio industry.”
The KLH executive team consists of CEO and President David P. Kelley; Senior Sales VP Greg Topp; Sales VP Bruce Franklin; Chief Technology Officer Steve Howell; Chief Financial Officer Sean O’Conner; Business Development VP Jeff Dano; Marketing VP George Harris and US National Sales Manager Patrick Thompson.