Excellent sound and a refined finish
Back in the day, Henry Kloss earned love and respect from audio fans for his acclaimed speaker and table radio designs. Now KLH is paying homage to those roots with a new line of bookshelf and floor-standing speakers built to play nice with today's stereo and home theater components. The Albany is one of their "sweet spot" models, combining full-sized bookshelf performance with an upscale fit and finish — all at a price that won't break the bank.
KLH Albany (shown individually in American walnut with grille removed; speakers are sold as pairs).
High-tech drivers yield natural, detailed sound
The Albanys use carefully crafted drivers to produce nuanced texture and detail. A 1" anodized aluminum tweeter produces clear, non-fatiguing highs. And a 5-1/4" woven Kevlar® woofer provides tight, tuneful bass.
This is the same driver duo found KLH's larger floor-standing speakers, making the Albany an excellent choice a part of a voice-matched home theater system.
The KLH name lives on
Henry Kloss and his partners founded KLH in Cambridge, Massachusetts back in the '50s. Kloss changed the audio industry with innovations like the acoustic suspension loudspeaker, the first-ever full-range electrostatic speaker, and the first high-selectivity table radio.
Today, KLH is headquartered in Noblesville, Indiana. The company's new speaker lineup represents a fresh take on that rich and varied KLH legacy.
Get the most out of your stand-mount speakers
I'm a proponent of using high-quality speaker stands with bookshelf speakers. They help improve the sound by giving your speakers a stable, vibration-free platform. When shopping for stands, remember that the ideal height will place the tweeters roughly level with your ears, for maximum clarity.
Speaker stands also give you more placement flexibility, since you won't be limited to a space on your shelf or table. Keeping your speakers away from the wall or the corner of a bookshelf can also prevent excessively boomy bass.
The Sanus SF26 steel stands are an excellent choice to use with a pair of the KLH Albany, but feel free to contact one of our Advisors for a specific recommendation for your setup.