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Old 14th December 2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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For sale are a great pair of KLH Model 5 speakers lovingly rebuilt a few years back. When out for a run I spotted these babies out on the curb ready for trash pickup. The cases were moldy and splitting, probably forgotten about in someones basement for 20 years, but the speaker cones were in good condition (except for a dent in one 4" woofer dome) so I couldn't help but bring them home. If you're wondering how I know they were made in 1969, the date was stamped on the crossovers.

After placing the speakers in new cases (built as clones of the originals), replacing the capacitors in the crossovers, and using contact cleaner on the crossover switches (seen in the rear view) they sound great!

- Dimensions: 27"x14.5"x12"
- Weight: 50 lbs each
- 8 ohm impedance
- Speaker arrangement per case: 1x 10" sub / 2x 4" mids / 1x tweeter
- closed construction with ~1lbs polyfill / cu. ft.
- 3/4" oak veneered MDF cases
- switches on the back panel for adjusting the crossover to your preferred sound
- paper cones
- clothe surrounds
- KLH badges missing

So how do they sound? Great! The sound isn't as accurate as modern audiophile quality, but I would describe them as being very musical. A pleasure to listen to. The highs are mellow and the lows are strong. These speakers aren't as efficient as modern ones so make sure your amp isn't underpowered. I've used 15W Topping, 90W Denon, 90W Hypex, and 200W Hypex amplifiers on this. The Hypex seemed to make the sound more lively. (If you're interested I'm also planning on selling my new Hypex 180ST amp after these go in case someone wants a demo.)

To me they're a beautiful antique worth ~$500, but if you search the internet most go for about $0 - $200 depending on quality. Therefore I'll start with an asking price of $200 with the buyer paying for shipping. At worst is UPS Store ground from Boston to CA estimated at $140. I'm also fine with pickup, demo'ing, and best offers.
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Old 23rd December 2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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Bump. Price Reduced to $100.
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Old 24th December 2011, 11:08 PM   #3
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KLH are great! I can't believe you haven't moved these!

I have a KLH AM/FM radio and KLH stand alone phonograph plus AM/FM and these units sound just as good as the Bose wave machines.
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Old 1st January 2012, 03:13 PM   #4
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Sounds like a nice setup moresound. And thanks for the Model 5 thumbs up.

Price reduced to $75!
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Old 8th January 2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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Last chance at $50. I'll wait about a week and am going to start Craigslist'ing them.
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Old 9th January 2012, 12:21 AM   #6
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Last chance at $50. I'll wait about a week and am going to start Craigslist'ing them.
OMG, I can't believe these haven't been snatched up for $50!
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Old 21st January 2012, 06:59 PM   #7
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I know I threatened to post these on Craigslist but I just can't bring myself to giving them to some jerk who will blow the coils (met some nuts in the past!). So instead I've decided to give these babies away for FREE to a good home. Just tell me a nice story about how you'll be using them and you can either pick them up in Boston or pay for shipping.

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Old 21st January 2012, 07:29 PM   #8
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I'd like this to go to a good home, they look great. I'll see if I can find someone local to rescue them. If not, we can talk shipping prices.
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Old 21st January 2012, 08:37 PM   #9
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Just checked UPS.com and shipping would be ~$80 total.
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Thanks, let me see what I can work out.
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