Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Preview: KLH Is Back!

KLH, the once-revered audio company that was all but left for dead, has made a resurgence on the audio scene! Their new headphone and speaker line have garnered critical acclaim from the audio press, and now you have a chance to hear them for yourself.

The company will have several pieces on display at the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest this weekend, concentrated in three demo setups. One setup will feature floorstanding speakers, the second standmount speakers, and the third will be for their over the ear headphone.

Here are the demo setups from the press release:

Demo #1 is a full-range loudspeaker system consisting of:
-KLH Kendall tower loudspeakers in Black Oak wood veneer finish,  $1,299/pair
-Parasound HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amp, 160 Watts x 2 @ 8 ohms, RMS both channels driven, $2,995
-Straightwire Symphony 3 Level 2 speaker cables, 10-foot pair, internally bi-wireable cable, $320
-Total System MSRP $4,614

Demo #2 is a bookshelf loudspeaker system consisting of:
-KLH Albany bookshelf’s finished in American Walnut wood veneer, $478/pair
-Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated Amplifier, 110 Watts @ 8 ohms & DAC, $1,195
-Straightwire Soundstage Level 2 speaker cables, 10-ft pair, internally bi-wireable capable,  $230/pair
-Total System MSRP $1,903

Demo #3 is the KLH Ultimate One Headphone ($299 MSRP) which features:
-Over-ear, open-air design with real ebony wood earcups, lambskin earpads & headband
-50mm pure Beryllium drivers
-Powered by AudioQuest Dragonfly Red Preamp/Amp/DAC, $199 MSRP

RMAF will be held at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado, and the show dates are as follows:

September 6, 2019: 10am to 6pm
September 7, 2019: 10am to 6pm
September 8, 2019: 10am to 4pm

 

The following is courtesy of KLH:

Recently Revitalized Iconic Brand KLH Brings its Award-Winning In-Room Speakers and Headphones to 2019 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

Noblesville, IN – September 6, 2019 – KLH, perhaps one of the most successful and fastest comebacks of any consumer brand as evidenced by the awards its in-room speakers and headphones have received these past 12-months since its 2018 relaunch, has exciting demos planned for Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.

KLH is demonstrating at the Gaylord Hotel (room 5128) with local retail partner Imagine More. KLH Business Development VP Jeff Dano and National Sales Manager Patrick Thompson will demonstrate KLH’s celebrated 3-way Kendall tower, 2-way Albany bookshelf and Ultimate One headphone.

 

Demo #1 is a full-range loudspeaker system consisting of:
-KLH Kendall tower loudspeakers in Black Oak wood veneer finish,  $1,299/pair
-Parasound HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amp, 160 Watts x 2 @ 8 ohms, RMS both channels driven, $2,995
-Straightwire Symphony 3 Level 2 speaker cables, 10-foot pair, internally bi-wireable cable, $320
-Total System MSRP $4,614

Demo #2 is a bookshelf loudspeaker system consisting of:
-KLH Albany bookshelf’s finished in American Walnut wood veneer, $478/pair
-Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated Amplifier, 110 Watts @ 8 ohms & DAC, $1,195
-Straightwire Soundstage Level 2 speaker cables, 10-ft pair, internally bi-wireable capable,  $230/pair
-Total System MSRP $1,903

Demo #3 is the KLH Ultimate One Headphone ($299 MSRP) which features:
-Over-ear, open-air design with real ebony wood earcups, lambskin earpads & headband
-50mm pure Beryllium drivers
-Powered by AudioQuest Dragonfly Red Preamp/Amp/DAC, $199 MSRP

KLH, re-launched last year by new owner and CEO David P. Kelley (formerly a Klipsch executive), has a robust line-up consisting of the Kendall, Quincy and Cambridge floor standers; Ames and Albany bookshelf’s; Story center channel; Beacon and Broadway surrounds and Stratton and Windsor powered subwoofers. All boast luxurious real-wood veneer finishes, the finest MDF cabinetry, internal components and dampening, and powerful, performance-rich Kevlar drivers with anodized aluminum dome tweeters. To maximize floor models’ bass performance, incorporated are low resonance driver chambers with hand-tunable baffle ports.

This year this line-up, including home theater system versions, as well as headphones, have been the recipients of multiple awards. This includes two “Reviewer’s Choice” awards from Soundstage Global, two “HiFi Choice” awards from UK’s HiFi Choice, three “TOP CHOICE” awards from AVSForum, and two “Stellar Sound” awards from Everything Audio Networkincluding their nomination for “Tower of the Year.”

 

David Kelley’s Mission: Bringing KLH Back to its Roots
“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, Henry Kloss,” says Kelley. “I am taking the brand back to its roots, to Henry’s original mission, to build world-class audio products 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 through the introduction of our extraordinary new KLH products.”

This past year was just the start, as in addition to its present in-room line, KLH has many more exciting products in store, this month launching its audiophile-level architectural speakers — the Maxwell and Faraday Series — which feature premium components and build characteristics including a concentric driver design shared with soon-to-be released Maxwell Monitor One in-room speaker. Also coming is the Stratton MH212, an explosive 1,000-watt Class AB amplified dual 12-inch, side-firing subwoofer. With respect to headphones, coming soon are the Ultimate Two sound-isolating in-ear monitors and Ultimate Three wireless.

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