Albany ll Bookshelf Loudspeaker

$349.99 Pair

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Description

At KLH, innovation is at the heart of what we do. This is why we offer the Albany ll, a bass reflex and even more affordable version of our award-winning Albany Bookshelf Speaker. It is a 2-way bass-reflex Bookshelf speaker, featuring woven a Kevlar driver, braided tinsel leads, custom-designed crossovers, an anodized aluminum tweeter with linear response faceplate, and much more.  Available in European Walnut and Black Oak finishes, the Albany II speaker is sure to complement any décor, while filling your room with premium sound.

 

 

  • 2-Way bass-reflex loudspeaker system with 1 x 5.25”  Woven Kevlar® mid/bass driver, and a high performance 1” Anodized Aluminum tweeter with a linear response faceplate.
  • Butyl rubber surrounds and braided tinsel leads on all drivers.
  • Choice of Finishes: Black Oak and European Walnut.
  • ¾” MDF construction featuring custom designed internal low resonance driver chambers and bracing optimized through finite element analysis.
  • Threaded mounting insert (¼”-20) on back panel
  • Stamped steel driver baskets, featuring oversized magnets for superior control and output.
  • 5-Way Binding Posts
  • Magnetic Grilles featuring a custom honeycomb design with NO visible fasteners for  durability and a flawless appearance.
  • Frequency response: 55Hz-23KHz+/-3dB
  • Free-Field Sensitivity: 87dB
  • In-Room Sensitivity: 90dB
  • Power handling: 100 watts/200 watts peak
  • Impedance: 8Ω
  • Crossover points: 2.4KHz
  • Dimensions: 13” x 6.5”” x 9.5” (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 11 lbs.
  • 10-Year Warranty
HI-FI Choice for Beacon

“In terms of rhythmic alacrity, bass grip and tonal balance, this speaker is top-tier at its price – and it also proves good in other respects. Stereo imaging is decent, the Albany is doing a respectable job of framing everything together nicely.”

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Additional information

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Black Oak, European Walnut

10 reviews for Albany ll Bookshelf Loudspeaker

  1. Dadawg731

    These are fantastic speakers. The build quality is excellent. They have a simple, elegant design and look good with or without the grill.

    How do they sound? Excellent. They are clear without being fatiguing and have solid mid bass. For there size, they dig deep without getting mushy. The Albany 2s won’t shake the windows but definitely carry some weight. I paired mine with an SVS sb-1000. I power the KLHs with a Yamaha A-S301 integrated amplifier.

    Living with the KLHs is double edged sword. They are very transparent and not forgiving in the least bit. If you play a poor recording, the Albany 2s will definitely let you know. Play a high quality track and they will sing. Simply said, I love these speakers. They provide hours of quality music and handle everything I throw at them. I can’t recommend these enough

  2. Brian E.

    These speakers are a very good set for not just bookshelf speakers, but any speakers. I was replacing Sony Speakers to go with my Sony system. Although much smaller – they pack a punch. This is much needed in my city row home – not a lot of space for speakers. However, I’m on the second floor right now and the speakers are on the first. Not only can I feel the bass without having to crank the volume – but the vocals and other instruments are CRYSTAL CLEAR. The speakers look great and sound great. I’m very happy with my choice. I’ve been converted to KLH.

  3. The Don

    Best bookshelf speakers I’ve ever owned. Great sound for such a small speaker – Very well made and I like the magnetic speaker covers as well. I placed these on wall mount brackets, one each side of the tv and got rid of the sound bar. These are so much better than the sound bar. They are driven by a Yamaha R-N602 receiver and paired with the KLH Floor Standing 3way speakers and when watching a movie.

  4. Andreus Burton

    Money well spent. These are fantastic speakers. The build quality is excellent. They have a simple, elegant design and look good with or without the grill.

    How do they sound? Excellent. They are clear without being fatiguing and have solid mid bass. For their size, they dig deep without getting mushy. The Albany 2s won’t shake the windows but definitely carry some weight. I paired mine with an SVS sb-1000. I power the KLHs with a Yamaha A-S301 integrated amplifier.

    Living with the KLHs is double edged sword. They are very transparent and not forgiving in the least bit. If you play a poor recording, the Albany 2s will definitely let you know. Play a high quality track and they will sing. Simply said, I love these speakers. They provide hours of quality music and handle everything I throw at them. I can’t recommend these enough.

  5. Andreus Burton

    Money well spent. These are fantastic speakers. The build quality is excellent. They have a simple, elegant design and look good with or without the grill. How do they sound? Excellent. They are clear without being fatiguing and have solid mid bass. For their size, they dig deep without getting mushy. The Albany 2s won’t shake the windows but definitely carry some weight. I paired mine with an SVS sb-1000. I power the KLHs with a Yamaha A-S301 integrated amplifier. Living with the KLHs is double edged sword. They are very transparent and not forgiving in the least bit. If you play a poor recording, the Albany 2s will definitely let you know. Play a high quality track and they will sing. Simply said, I love these speakers. They provide hours of quality music and handle everything I throw at them. I can’t recommend these enough.

  6. Bill D

    They also quite attractive with or without attaching the supplied speaker grills.

  7. Crutchfield customer from Camp Hill, PA

    excellent bookshelf speakers the amount of bass surprised me. That’s a good thing too! I would recommend these to anyone looking for very good bookshelf speakers. Pros: size, amount of bass Cons: none

  8. Matthew D. Lewis

    Learn what quality sound is with these!Amazing sound, amazing clarity, good clean bass and they look great! Audiophile quality speakers at a reasonable price. Get them!

  9. eddiemng

    Excellent speakers at this price range. Terrific performance at high, mid and low range with deep and wide sound stage. I used a 300b integrated amp to drive them, and their performance of both vocal and orchestral music surprised me. Now I believe that there is something good even at a bargaining price. I strongly recommend these speakers to everyone who loves music, and say “no” to those unreasonably expensive speakers.

  10. N from Liverpool, NY

    Allowed 30 hours+ for breakin. The black vinyl looks plain but finish texture looks natural with a silvery sheen that stands out when light hits it just right. The speaker is sized for easy placement and a bit shorter in depth than others. The woofer material and tweeter looked impeccable, fit and finish was very good especially given the price point. There is enough bottom end support w/o a midbass bloat. What stood out above others at or even higher in price was in detail resolution. Among the best in resolution at its’ price point. Detail was very good without sounding too dry or overly analytical (such as Quad S-2s and Infinity Reference 152) but they follow in their ability to resolve detail while retaining enough musicality. Some glare in the middle to upper mids that seemed to get a bit better after playing them a while, mostly affecting voices but never fully went away, perhaps more time needed. Not as airy as what I’m used to but really good for movies and good enough for music given the price. The soundstage and instrument separation were good, etc. Imaging VG. My impression of efficiency is closer to 90 dB overall. Pros: resolution, dynamics, imaging, efficiency Cons: Tonally I felt something was off in comparison to what I am used to (opinion and reason I returned them) and could be strident at times. I’m used to Focal & Triangle, both were more $. Still, a solid 4.5 stars, IMO.These should be used with a more neutral to warmer sound. Pros: Resolution 5/5, dynamics 4/5, imaging 5/5, Efficiency 4.5/5 all within its’ price point. If you want a small speaker more oriented to home theater but still decent for music, for the price it will be difficult to find another set of speakers that outright outperform the KLH Albany IIs. Cons: Tonally I felt something was off in comparison to what I am used to (opinion and reason I returned them) and could be strident at times. I am used to Focal 807Ws and Triangle Zetas, both retailed at more money. Still, a solid 4.5 stars. I also have Cambridge Minx XLs (also retailing at this price). The KLH have more resolution, detail, are more dynamic and image better and have more PRAT but the Minx XLs while smoother, have a more natural tone to me.

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