KLH has launched its Maxwell Monitor One bookshelf speakers at CEDIA 2019.
These 2-way speakers employ a concentric design in their driver setup, mounting the 1″ silk dome tweeter directly into the center space of the edge wound voice coil of the 6.5″ mid/bass driver. This feature alongside the use of premium internal components and a meticulously-chosen crossover point at 18dB @ 2.2KHz, top grade parts, and voicing, results in a balanced and nuanced sound with very wide dispersion.
KLH Maxwell Monitor One Speaker
“I just snuck into the KLH room as they were setting up and spied these new speakers,” said AVS Forum Editor Mark Henninger. “2-way, concentric, nice finishes… And yes, I listened. Excellent imaging, highly detailed, plenty of taut bass with modest extension (into the mid-30s Hz). Acoustic recordings sounded clear and uncolored while electronic music had hyper-detail and layering. I’d think adding a sub to these would result in a tremendous 2.1 experience and I also see uses for these as surround speakers in premium systems where in-wall is not an option (for whatever reason).”
The Maxwell Monitor One boast a contemporary new industrial design, including a machined aluminum CNC baffle complemented by luxurious, high-gloss finish options including Figured Koa, Cocobolo and Ferrari red. The finishes are concourse grade, hand-finished, paint, and veneer.
Boasting a new industrial design with exotic finishes including high-gloss Figured Koa, Cocobolo and Ferrari red, and utilizing premium components and concentric drivers, these powerful and nuanced $999 per pair 2-way monitors rival competitors similar designs up to twice the price.
“The Maxwell Monitor Ones, just like this past year’s awarding-winning line of bookshelf and floor standing speakers, are built upon the same principle that original KLH co-founder Henry Kloss demonstrated time-and-time again, that is to deliver to the masses innovative, great sounding music systems that represent tremendous values,” says KLH CEO David P. Kelley… “The Monitor Ones are passionately designed and manufactured to be the best-looking and best-sounding of their type in the sub-$2,000 price category, a timeless design that will be cherished, and passed on to future generations, much like we continue to see with Henry’s iconic speakers such as the KLH Model Five.”
The Maxwell Monitor One can handle between 50 and 150 watts, are backed by a 10-year warranty, and will be available for $999.99.