The legendary KLH Model Five was first introduced in 1968 and served as the heart and soul of KLH’s success throughout the late 1960’s and 1970’s. At its core was the acoustic suspension design that dominated the loudspeaker industry for decades and made the Model Five one of the best-selling loudspeakers of its era. In 2021, KLH re-introduced the Model Five; building on the original acoustic suspension design and using the most advanced loudspeaker technology available today.
"The KLH M5s are intoxication kings, urging me to hear my most beloved vinyl via its big personality and well-scaled dimensionality." -Ken Micallef, Stereophile
Black grilles are available separately.
Type 3-way Floorstanding Speaker
Frequency Response 42Hz – 20,000Hz ± 3dB
Low Frequency Extension -10dB @ 32Hz
In-Room Sensitivity 90.5dB @ 2.83V / 1M
Free-field Sensitivity 87.5dB @ 2.83V / 1M
Power Handling 200 Watts / 800 Watts Peak
Recommended Power Amplification 20 Watts to 200 Watts
In-Room Maximum SPL 112.3dB
Impedance 6Ω (3.5 ohm minimum @140 Hz)
Horizontal Dispersion 140° degrees
Features Three-Position Acoustic Balance Control
Crossover Frequency MF: 380Hz (2nd order electro-acoustic), HF: 2,850Hz (2nd order electro-acoustic)
High Frequency Driver 1" Aluminum Dome with soft rubber suspension, (PN-025D53001)
Mid Frequency Driver 4" Pulp-Paper Cone with reverse roll suspension, Non-resonant die-cast aluminum frame, (PN-100M35501)
Low Frequency Driver 10" Pulp-Paper Cone with reverse roll suspension, Non-resonant die-cast aluminum frame, (PN-250W42201)
Enclosure Material Structurally Reinforced ¾" Medium Density, Fiberboard
Inputs Five-Way Gold-Plated Binding Posts
Dimensions (cabinet) 26"H x 13.75"W x 11.5"D
Dimensions (with base) 34.25"H x 13.75"W x 13"D
Weight 52 lbs. ea. (23.6kg) w/ included riser base
Included Accessories 5° Slant Riser Base
KLH Model Five Owner's Manual
The KLH Model Five vintage speaker is offered in two gorgeous finishes (English Walnut and West African Mahogany), allowing the loudspeaker to blend with all home decor. The English Walnut Model Five comes with a beautiful Stone Wash Linen grille cloth that magnifies the rich finish of the real wood veneers. Meanwhile, our West African Mahogany finish is complemented by an Old-World Linen grille cloth that will stop you in your tracks. Want the option of both grille colors with the finish of your choosing? You can purchase the Old-World Linen, Stone Wash Linen, and the stunning Basalt Black Knit grille separately to customize your Model Five speaker as your own.
- Iconic Mid-Century Modern Styling
- Acoustic Suspension Design – The most accurate and linear enclosure design available today
- Three-Position Acoustic Balance Control to tailor the loudspeaker’s output for the most difficult acoustic environments
- Dedicated midrange driver to reproduce the critical mid-frequency band
- Non-Resonant Die-Cast Aluminum Midrange and Woofer Frames
- Die-Cast Aluminum Tweeter Faceplate
- KLH cabinetry featuring a structurally reinforced ¾” MDF enclosure
- Thirteen component network using high-quality iron-core inductors and Mylar capacitors
- 5° slant riser base made of powder coated 14-gauge steel (included with speaker purchase)
- Low-profile magnet attached grille
- 10-Year Warranty
We'll deliver this piece in its original factory box, so you can be sure it will be protected just as KLH intended.
This piece ships to the contiguous United States for a flat rate of $300, which includes our packaging and our insurance. Of course, we'll ship anywhere in the world, just drop us a line and we'll give you an estimate – even if you're just curious.