KLH Introduces the Model Seven Speaker

Robert Schryer reviewed the KLH Model Three ($1799/pair) in December 2022; I reviewed the KLH Model Five ($1998/pair) in September 2021—we each loved our respective pairs.

There's something honest and immediate about the revived KLH lineup; it feels right, looks right—"mid-century modern!" says Don Draper—and most importantly, sounds right. These are no-nonsense transducers that make exceptional music with most upstream components.

The KLH Model Seven ($3999/pair) making its debut at AXPONA, hopefully continues the tradition. A three-way, acoustic-suspension speaker, the Model Seven is rated at 38Hz—20kHz, 91dB/2.83V/m sensitivity, and an impedance of 4 ohms. It features a 1" aluminum-dome tweeter with a soft rubber suspension, a 5" pulp/paper-cone midrange unit with a "reverse-roll rubber suspension," and a 13" pulp/paper-cone woofer with a reverse-roll rubber suspension and a 2" diameter flat-wire voice coil. The Seven's cabinet is made of structurally reinforced ¾" and 1" medium-density fiberboard; a three-position "Acoustic Balance Control" is included, and a black, 3" slant riser base. These puppies weigh-in at 68lbs. apiece—78.8lb with the included riser base.

Like the Fives that I reviewed, the Sevens, powered by Bryston electronics at AXPONA, spoke clearly, with tight imaging, and they projected music forward in brisk, lively fashion.

avanti1960's picture

we all hear differently. Compared to the Mofi Sourcepoints they were laid back and mellow but still very nice on the ears.
The Mofis were very brisk and lively.

jmsent's picture

The photo indicates that both woofer and midrange have a standard forward roll suspension. Reverse would mean that the suspension is concave as seen from the front. Someone's got it wrong.