By: Andy Bassett
- US audio company KLH Audio, formed in 1957, manufactures premium high-end speakers. Now, these products will be appearing in Europe after being picked up by distributor TBM Solution. The long-established speaker firm made its name in the mid-1960s with 500 employees and sales of 30,000 speakers per year. After a relaunch, following the company’s most recent acquisition in 2017 by former Klipsch executive David Kelley, it now plans on launching its range of speakers and headphones in Europe. Adopting a somewhat unusual approach in nomenclature, the speaker ranges take their names from the streets in the company’s birthplace of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and incorporate such models as the Kendall floorstanders at £1398 per pair, the Ames bookshelf (main image) at £399 along with a selection of home cinema offerings including the Broadway Elevation speakers (pictured below) at £499, plus various powered subwoofers.
The cabinets are constructed from MDF and the finishes come in real wood veneer. Each speaker features aluminum baskets with woven Kevlar drivers, custom tapered array crossovers, and linear response faceplates with 25mm anodized aluminum dome tweeters.
Additionally, the company has branched out into headphones and offers models including the wired over-ear, Ultimate One, which sports 50mm Beryllium drivers and luxuriates in a real ebony wood finish and leather and sheepskin earpads.
If wireless music listening is more your thing, the pearl black, aptX Bluetooth Ultimate Two earphones use 11.5mm, dynamic drivers, in the in-ear monitors.
CEO, David Kelley commented: “As we expand KLH globally – presently we are in 22 countries and growing, it is critical to partner with the right companies. Having TBM Solution as an extension of KLH will allow us to best serve our European customers.”