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KLH Kendall

Floor-standing speaker (Black Oak)

Item # 405KENBK

Meet the Kendall — the flagship tower speaker in KLH's new line of home speakers.

Meet the Kendall — the flagship tower speaker in KLH's new line of home speakers.

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Item # 405KENBK

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$749.99 each

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About the KLH Kendall

Flagship performance from KLH

Meet the Kendall — the flagship tower speaker in KLH's new line of home speakers. This handsome tower dishes out rich sound thanks to its 3-way design. And it's easy on the eyes, too, with its high-quality, wood veneer finish. I had the opportunity to audition a pair of the Kendalls prior to their launch (more on that in a minute). 
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The KLH Kendall sports a real wood veneer finish (shown in black oak with grille removed).

Flagship performance from KLH

Meet the Kendall — the flagship tower speaker in KLH's new line of home speakers. This handsome tower dishes out rich sound thanks to its 3-way design. And it's easy on the eyes, too, with its high-quality, wood veneer finish. I had the opportunity to audition a pair of the Kendalls prior to their launch (more on that in a minute). 

This incredibly efficient floor-standing speaker (rated at 96 dB sensitivity!) doesn't require a ton of power to produce big sound, making it a great match with a range of modern amplifiers.

A three-way design for smooth, detailed sound

The Kendall's three-way design matches a 1" anodized aluminum tweeter with a 5-1/4" woven Kevlar® midrange, and two 6-1/2" Kevlar woofers for nuanced texture and detail throughout its wide frequency range. 

A custom-designed, high-quality crossover ensures smooth blending of frequencies between the four of drivers.

From the AVS Forum review

"Playing uncompressed music streaming from Tidal, I spent numerous hours checking out many of my favorite tracks plus whole albums using the Kendall towers. Actually, many hours because these speakers really hit the sweet spot in terms of voicing when it comes to music. I have very little patience for systems that have inadequate bass performance, and I'm acutely aware of what I'm missing when it's not there. Except with Kendall towers, that bass is not missing at all. More than once, I double-checked the AVR and subs to make sure what I was hearing was only coming from the Kendall towers.”

Posted by Mark Henninger – AVS Forum on Feb. 14th, 2019

AVS Forum Recommended award for 2019

Small details add up to keep you happy

The Kendall's wood veneer finish gives it a high-quality look and feel. And its magnetic grille has no visible attachment points, making this finely crafted speaker visually compelling when the grille is removed. 

This tower comes equipped with two pairs of speaker inputs for bi-amping or bi-wiring. And it comes with floor spikes and rubber feet for added stability and to decouple the cabinet from your floor for better sound.

To top it all off, the Kendall comes with a 10-year warranty for long-term peace of mind.

My first-hand impressions

KLH kindly brought a pair of the Kendalls to our headquarters so we could check them out in person. During Joe Bonamassa's Beacon Theatre: Live from New York performance, I was impressed by the Kendall's expansive soundstage and surprisingly strong bass in our large training room. These elegant speakers delivered an authentic "live show" feel with ease.

We then listened to a music-lover's sampler of artists, ranging from Rebecca Pidgeon to Stevie Ray Vaughn. Each track revealed the Kendall's dynamic range and tonal versatility as it handled delicate female vocals and soulful electric guitar riffs with accuracy and finesse.

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.


Product highlights:

  • floor-standing speaker for music or home theater
  • 3-way design
    • 1" anodized aluminum tweeter with linear response faceplate
    • 5-1/4" woven Kevlar® midrange driver
    • dual 6-1/2" woven Kevlar woofers
  • frequency response: 25-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • recommended amplifier power: up to 250 watts
  • sensitivity: 96 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • custom-designed crossover for smooth frequency distribution
  • bass-reflex (ported) cabinet with dual rear-firing ports
  • two sets of input terminals allow bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • 5-way binding posts accept pins, single or dual banana connectors, spades, or bare wire
  • includes chrome-plated steel spikes and rubber feet for stability and decoupling
  • beautiful black oak veneer finish
  • removable magnetic grille with custom honeycomb design
  • 7-3/4"W x 40"H x 14-3/4"D
  • weight: 50 lbs.
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # KLHF00001

What's in the box:

  • Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • Foam port
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • 4 Spike feet (with nuts)
  • 4 Protective discs
  • Manual

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Features & specs

Enclosure Ported
Finish MDF/Wood Veneer
Color Black
Tweeter Hard-Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Woven Kevlar
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Dolby Atmos Drivers No
Connector Type Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Parts Warranty 10 Years
Labor Warranty 10 Years
Power Range up to 250
Frequency Response 25-23k Hz
Sensitivity 96 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Subwoofer Amp Power ---
Height (inches) 40-3/16
Width (inches) 8-5/16
Depth (inches) 14-15/16
Weight 48.7 lbs

Product Research


Three-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker: The KLH Kendall is a three-way floorstanding loudspeaker featuring a high performance 1" Anodized Aluminum tweeter with a linear response faceplate, one 5.25" Woven Kevlar midrange driver with butyl rubber surround and a powder-coated die-cast aluminum basket, and two 6.5" Woven Kevlar bass drivers with butyl rubber surrounds and powder-coated die-cast aluminum baskets. There are braided tinsel leads on all drivers. Custom multi-element crossovers with high grade components ensure smooth and natural transition between drivers.

Bass Reflex Design: The KLH Kendall floorstanding loudspeaker utilizes a bass reflex enclosure with two rear-firing ports for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. If you are placing the floorstanding speaker 6" or closer to a wall, bass output can be controlled by reducing the amount of air flow from the rear ports. You can "tune" the bass output by using the included foam port to seal one of the rear ports.

MDF Enclosure: The speaker cabinet features 3/4" MDF construction with custom designed internal low resonance driver chambers and bracing optimized through finite element analysis. The enclosure also has a brushed aluminum tweeter faceplate and driver fascia, as well as an integrated MDF plinth (base). The MDF enclosure is finished in a real wood veneer (choose between a black oak or american walnut finish).

Magnetic Grille: A magnetic grille featuring a custom honeycomb design, acoustic cloth, and no visible fasteners provides a flawless appearance.

Dual Binding Post Terminals: The KLH Kendall floorstanding loudspeaker has two sets nickel-plated binding posts terminals connected by jumpers (fasteners). The binding post terminals that will accept bare wire (up 12AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single only). A plastic cap must be removed from each binding post terminal to use banana plugs. Using the dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers.

  • Bi-Wiring: Bi-wiring can provide noticeable improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers. Run separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier (the upper set of binding posts are for the high frequency driver; the lower set of binding posts are for the low frequency driver).
  • Bi-Amping: Bi-amping allows you to use separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency sections of your loudspeaker for greater dynamic range & lower distortion. We recommend that your separate amplifiers have identical gain to preserve the speaker's voicing balance.

Applications & Placement: The KLH Kendall floorstanding loudspeaker can be used in a stereo or home theater application.

  • Placement of the speaker is a personal preference, but it is recommended that a pair of speakers be placed at least 6' apart whether they are being used for a stereo application, or as the main left and right channels for a home theater.
  • For best imaging and separation, listening distance from the speakers should be approximately 1.5x the distance the speakers are apart from each other.
  • Also, be sure that the speaker is placed at least 12" away from any wall. Further adjustments can be made to optimize your listening experience.

Rubber or Spike Feet: The included rubber feet are used for solid flooring such as wood, tile, and concrete. The included chrome-plated spikes are used for carpeted flooring. If you prefer to use the spikes on your solid flooring, you can install the included protective discs under the spikes to protect your floor. Both types of feet screw into the bottom of the speaker's integrated MDF plinth (base) and are adjustable to level the speaker on uneven flooring.

  • Dimensions with Rubber Feet: 8.3125" (w) x 40.4375" (h) x 14.9375" (d)
  • Dimensions with Spike Feet: 8.3125" (w) x 41.375" (h) x 14.9375" (d)
  • Dimensions with Spike Feet/Protective Discs: 8.3125" (w) x 41.5" (h) x 14.9375" (d)
  • Dimensions without Feet: 8.3125" (w) x 40.1875" (h) x 14.9375" (d)

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3 questions already asked

Where are these KLH Kendall speakers manufactured?
[ Bill  Oct 20, 2021 ]
2 answers
China. But they're fantastic speakers!
[ JAMES D.  Oct 20, 2021 ]
China.where else.
[ JAMES M  Oct 20, 2021 ]
If you use double amperes, are they still 8 ohms each?
[ Chike  Sep 08, 2022 ]
1 answer
Please give our advisors a call at 1-800-324-9695 for more detailed help with this question. We may need to ask a few questions to better help with your question.
[ Nemo  Sep 08, 2022 ]  Staff
Would the KLH Kendall be considered as "tube friendly" speaker ? Sensitivity specs appear good. How stable is the impedance fluctuations ?
[ David  Mar 21, 2022 ]
4 answers
Good morning. I am not qualified to answer your question. I bought these speakers strictly for listening to music. For my 70 year old ears, they work really well.
[ JEFFREY  Mar 22, 2022 ]
While I don't have the technical expertise to measure impedance fluctuation, I've owned the Kendalls for just about a year and love them more every day. I have them paired with a solid-state Yamaha amp. I can't speak highly enough about the clarity of the sound - very pure, very true, very clean. Would buy again in a heartbeat.
[ JAMES D.  Mar 22, 2022 ]
David, I missed your question regarding impedance fluctuation. I understand the subject, but I don't understand the question. The system my Kendall's are hooked to is 300wpc so I'm probably not a good user to answer this question. I can tell you when the Decware was driving my speakers I don't remember more than a little over a watt showing on the meters, and it was plenty loud.
[ KEVIN  Mar 21, 2022 ]
David, Thank you for the question. A friend of mine brought over a Decware zen tube amp for me to enjoy for a few days. I was taken back by what I was hearing. I ordered the zen that night. I have the good fortune of having a dedicated listening room but in no way can I credit the room for the sound. My friend and I have different taste in music, and equipment but we both agreed this is a system that can be your last system. Thanks for the question David
[ KEVIN  Mar 21, 2022 ]

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