Albany ll Bookshelf Loudspeaker

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.

$299.99 Pair

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Description

  • 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: 35Hz-23KHz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity: 92dB
  • Power handling: 200 watts
  • 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

Additional information

Color

Black Oak, European Walnut

16 reviews for Albany ll Bookshelf Loudspeaker

  1. Charlie

    I have them paired with a 12 wpc Pioneer SX-424 stereo receiver and a Dual 621 turntable/Ortofon Super OM40, and they are replacing my Klipsch R-14m. I also have a pair of Klipsch R-15m’s on another vintage system and can say that I like the KLH Albany better than either of the two Klipsch speakers I have.

    I love them! They sound great, they look great. Tone knobs are set at bass +2, treble 0. Clear highs, a full-sounding mid-range, and nice resonate bass; a cleaner, better-quality of bass… kind of like my much older KLH Model Thirty-One’s.

  2. Crutchfield customer from Bettendorf, IA

    As the KLH Albany speakers are still in their “Break in Period” my comments are based on first impressions and limited “Burn In” time. The fit and finish are terrific. The real walnut wood veneer is very well done and quite attractive. The magnetic grill attachment is also very nice if you are interested in listening to them without the grills in place. Initially the speakers sounded a bit “bright” and slow in the higher registers, but after a 24 hour running in they now sound much smoother and detailed. The bass was also initially a bit sluggish and limited but has blossomed into a very well balanced and defined bass. Imaging is very good and overall the Albanys bring out the best in well-recorded music. I’m looking forward to listening to them as they mature mechanically.

  3. Doug

    Ok I just got these and I am amazed at the clarity. The mid range is really good and the highs are great also. I think these will be a speaker i can listen to for hours and not get ear fatigue. They are not broke in yet so the base is a little tight. I’m hoping that they gets a little more punch to them. They have a clear
    un-colored sound. They are not big speakers so they sit on a shelf very well. I’ll try to update after they break in.

  4. Frank S

    Great sounding speakers
    KLH Albany bookshelf speakers.. After receiving my speakers I put them to the test righty of different music and they sounded great with all can‚Äôt believe for such a small speaker the large sound they produced.. They have a very good tight bass And crisp and clean highs. For the price it’s a no brainer!!!!!

  5. Jordan C

    I would recommend this to family and friends. I like the compact design.
    Love my New KLH Albany speakers! Such a clean sound coming from this speaker. I would buy these.

  6. Frank Szki

    I have played absolutely all kinds of music with the KLH Albany speakers through a Parasound amp and really loud.. And all I have to say is absolutely amazing –Frank Szki??????

  7. Steven J. Kovalesky

    As a veteran lighting professional in the film & television industry in Los Angeles, because of practical locations as well as high end musical equipment “dressed” on our sets, I regularly get to listen to some of the best home speakers on the market.
    That is why when I first heard a pair of KLH Albany bookshelf speakers I immediately had to have a pair for my own home.
    Being a live music fan I have played everything from The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl to Widespread Panic Live from Redrocks last year and the sound reproduction is simply one word…AMAZING!
    Buy yourself a pair; you won’t regret it!!!
    It’s the holiday season; buy a loved one a pair!!! They’ll love them!!!

  8. Gerry

    I’ve had these little gems for awhile now, giving them time to break in. A little bright at first, but after ” about “30 hours or so, they sound great . Good bass and very nice highs . I bought the walnut, Beautiful fit and finish! I also enjoy my klipsch The Sixes, Wichita I bought from Crutchfield. You will not regret buying these !! As many know,KLH is an old brand name, associated with ACOUSTIC RESEARCH, AR speakers! I still have my original AR 2’s .

    Pros: A real quality speaker for not too much money.

    Cons: None

  9. Elliott Yoder

    I’ve owned a LOT of speakers. By far, these are the best! Sound stage is excellent and cohesive, imaging spot on. I liken the sound to speakers costing hundreds more, if not thousands. Spaciousness and presence of my Maggie MMGs, but without the placement issues – these fit virtually anywhere. I’ve been listening across the spectrum from classical (Stravinsky), hard rock (Rush), jazz (Madeline Peyroux) as example. Albany’s work well with everything that I listen to. I’ve fallen in love with music again! Buy these!

  10. Jeff Abrams

    Bought a pair last night at a KLH launch party at World Wide Stereo outside Philadelphia. Right now I have them hooked up to my McIntosh 4300 and, while they are no competition for my Harbeth C7s (which cost 8X more), I think they sound great with the right kind of music, like small ensembles and solo vocals. Not sure how they would do up against a Mahler symphony or Bob Berg’s Big Band (I suspect compression would show up at some point), but right now the Keith Jarrett Trio is sounding very good through them. They would definitely benefit from a sub if they were in a primary rig, but in a secondary setup, with a 35 watt-or-so amp, on a solid cabinet or bookshelf, I think they will have plenty of mid-bass and just enough “phantom” low-bass. I plan to pair them with my restored MAC1500, and I’m optimistic. They are nicely transparent and have the kind of neutrality that pleases a British speaker lover like me. Fit and Finish is outstanding. Ten year warranty shows they have confidence in the design/build quality. I also enjoyed hearing CEO David Kelley’s short story about how he came out of retirement to acquire KLH. He gave an appropriate salute to the legacy of Henry Kloss and Edgar Villchr and others. Always feels good to hear someone in his position hold onto the history. Very happy with this purchase.

  11. Kenneth C, posted April 10, 2019 @World Wide Stereo

    Great speakers, very happy with the quality sound!

  12. Jack Haight

    I grabbed a pair of these guys after our guy Jeff Dano did a great demo for them. I was amazed at how clear they were and even at high wattage being pushed through them they just wouldn’t distort at all.
    I record live music and have lots of musicians through my home often. With that , I need a great medium to listen to my flac files as close to how they were recorded. These book shelf speakers are killer, they are super clear and they also look great as well , the wife is also very approving of the look as well.
    When I got these speakers and took them home I spent a few hours just sitting in my office chair engrossed in the music. Playing some high res music through these will not disappoint.
    I probably have close to 400-500 hours played.
    If you have some lower end speakers and then go to these , it will change the way you listen to music.

  13. Darby

    All I can say is I endorse these and I really honestly believe the team that made these worked very hard to make best possible product for a fair price…..cause they believe good music makes peoples lives better

    I bought these because the internet research I did looked like my favorite radio ( it says Tivoli Audio on wood box on front) said these speakers were partially developed by same guy/team so I figured I had a product I trusted already I would give the speakers a go

    Pros:

    I have over 600 (yes hundreds lol) Phish audience and sound board feed cassette tapes…..these are first speakers that give zero hum when playing cassettes through my pioneer tape deck

    These speakers push great small living room sound from my AUX line on my computer (my amp is old school Yamaha CA-810) and I stream from amazon music (i am not trying to do “other” product plugs just giving what I use)

    I run another AUX cord for tiny portable CD player and listen to books on tape…nice and clear.

    Also occasionally have hooked up record player (when I unplug my computer AUX, as not enough “spots” on back of my receiver) and my house guests loved picking records and hearing sound produced

    I know a lot of people say “I dont do reviews” but I really dont, but I did on these speakers because music is real therapy to me….and these speakers check all boxes (Taper made cassettes (aud and sound board with no buzz, nice clean wifi stream audio, great record playback and accurate CD book reading.

    Full endorsement and shared with you because good music is good therapy and I want to you be happy!!!!. If you skipped reading my rambling…… I will shorten it as much as possible….these ARE the droids your looking for!

    good luck friends!

  14. E. Cory Yoder

    I have owned these KLH Albany speakers for just over a year now. I cannot say enough about how fantastic and beautiful these sound – and look! Like a fine red wine – they get better with age, more sonically open and even more presence than they were straight out of the box.

    I said before, I fell in love with music all over again because of these, and the love keeps growing.

    Great speaker!!!

  15. Bob J

    Love these speakers!

  16. Marc Ranta

    These little KLH speakers have a sweet sound, very smooth. The specifications say they’re -3db @ 62hz, but I’m not hearing them go down that low. They aren’t fully broken in yet, so that might improve. One’s expectations must be realistic for a 4.5” woofer. I may also see if different placement changes the bass response. Overall these are very enjoyable speakers.

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