CEDIA Expo 2018: Speakers, Part 1

Posted by Brent Butterworth – SoundStage! Global on Sep 7th 2018

Normally I don’t expect much when someone revives a once-revered audio brand, but the relaunch of the KLH brand at the CEDIA Expo was beyond impressive. I expected to find someone slapping the brand on a few generic Chinese OEM products, but the line of 28 freestanding, in-wall, in-ceiling, and outdoor speakers is the creation of former Klipsch global sales president David Kelley and a team of veterans with decades of experience at such brands as Klipsch, Polk, Definitive Technology, and Carver. The flagship speaker is the Kendall tower ($1299.98 per pair) shown here, which had a neutral, open sound that reminded me of my Revel F208 tower speakers. Each Kendall packs two 6.5" woofers, a 5.25" midrange, and a 1" aluminum-dome tweeter. The line will be available through brick-and-mortar audio dealers as well as through Crutchfield.

Brent Butterworth
Senior Editor, SoundStage!