KLH L853B Main / Stereo Speakers

4 ratings (3 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating: Very Good
5 stars
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
1 star
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

KLH and Best Buy Team up for a spectular deal!

Mar 13, 2003
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review
  • User Rating: Excellent

  • Ease of Use:
  • Durability:
  • Flatness:
  • Imaging:
  • Overall Sound:

Pros:Unbelievable value, good bass and imaging, gold binding posts

Cons:None for the price

The Bottom Line: Whether they're $20 or $80, they're a steal.


The KLH L853B is a mid-size 3-way bookshelf speaker that sports a fairly solid 8" woofer, 5 1/4" mid, and dome tweeter. The cabinet is black and the front baffle is textured to help reduce tweeter/midrange resonances. The grille is detachable and is black cloth with a wood frame instead of the cheap breakable plastic most budget speakers include. The wire connections are gold plated 5-way binding posts (almost unheard of in such a budget minded speaker.) These speakers have a surprisingly smooth and open sound quality for a set that lists for $119.99 a pair. The bass is tight, deep, and solid. The midrange is open and smooth but seems to be a tad more relaxed than expected. The tweeter shockingly lacks the edgy sound most budget dome tweeters provide. The highs are quite natural sounding. I have them as my front channels in my home theater paired with a Paradigm center speaker. The tonal quality of the KLH's are surprisingly similar to the Paradigm (a huge compliment.)
The other reviewer states that the sound of these speakers are "fuzzy". He mentioned having them hooked up to a Philips home theater in a box. That could be the problem. I have mine hooked up to my Yamaha R-V1105 digital receiver and I'm perfectly satisfied with the sound. A well made amp makes a bigger difference than most think. I've also had these speakers hooked up to a Pioneer stereo receiver. They sounded okay but nothing in comparison to the Yamaha. But it's unlikely that someone who buys a $20 pair of speakers will take a chance like me and hook them up to a quality home theater system but these speakers surprised me and I'm glad I took a chance. KLH and Best Buy saved me quite a bit of money offering this unbelievable value and even a the normal $80 a pair price they're a bargain. If they go on sale again, someone would have to be stupid not to jump to buy them.


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 20

Read all comments (5)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Klh Ht-9930 3-piece Surround Sound Speaker System Speakers

Klh Ht-9930 3-piece Surround Sound Speaker System Speakers

KLH HT-9930 3-piece Surround Sound Speaker System NIB Ideal surround sound system for small spaces System includes two rear channel satellite speakers...
eBay

$89.99

FREE Shipping
Brand Infinity Cs60 Main / Stereo Speakers - Bnib

Brand Infinity Cs60 Main / Stereo Speakers - Bnib

Enjoy clear and crisp music with the Infinity CS60 speaker that boasts a frequency response of 45 Hz to 20 kHz. This Infinity in-wall speaker comes wi...
eBay
Pinnacle K6 Main / Stereo Speakers

Pinnacle K6 Main / Stereo Speakers

Pinnacle K6 speakers - SOLD ON OTHER SITES FOR $199.00 Shipping includes, shiping, signature confirmation and insurance K6 Pinnacle 2-Way 120-Watt In-...
eBay

$180.00

+$18.00 shipping
Energy Speakers Take Sat Main / Stereo Speakers Silver 1pair

Energy Speakers Take Sat Main / Stereo Speakers Silver 1pair

Shipping All items are shipped via UPS or FedEx A Tracking number is emailed to you once the product leaves our warehouse. We ship via UPS or FEDEX We...
eBay

$199.99

+$19.00 shipping
Kef C7 Main / Stereo Speaker (single Speaker)

Kef C7 Main / Stereo Speaker (single Speaker)

Unit is new in original box. Last one left!Posted with eBay Mobile
eBay
Polk Atrium 4 Main / Stereo Speakers All Weather Indoor/outdoor Brand Pair

Polk Atrium 4 Main / Stereo Speakers All Weather Indoor/outdoor Brand Pair

The Polk Audio Atrium4 is an all-weather outdoor loudspeaker that delivers remarkable stereo sound. This Polk Audio speaker features a 0.75-inch anodi...
eBay

$199.99

FREE Shipping
Jensen C-jr Main Stereo Speakers Book Shelf Speakers

Jensen C-jr Main Stereo Speakers Book Shelf Speakers

HERE IS A SET OF JENSEN C-JR SPEAKERS NEW SEALED IN THE BOX
eBay

$89.95

+$18.95 shipping
KOHLER 135-Watt 4 Square Stereo Speaker 8033-CP

KOHLER 135-Watt 4 Square Stereo Speaker 8033-CP

Designed to perfectly match the shape, profile and finish of Kohler iconic WaterTile bodysprays and showerheads. Speakers are engineered in close coop...
Lowe's

$314.14

+$79.00 shipping
Polk Atrium 4 Main / Stereo Speakers All Weather Indoor/outdoor Brand Pair

Polk Atrium 4 Main / Stereo Speakers All Weather Indoor/outdoor Brand Pair

The Polk Audio Atrium4 is an all-weather outdoor loudspeaker that delivers remarkable stereo sound. This Polk Audio speaker features a 0.75-inch anodi...
eBay

$199.99

FREE Shipping
White Bose 251 Main / Stereo Speakers

White Bose 251 Main / Stereo Speakers

Enjoy your favorite music outdoors with this set of the Bose 251 Main stereo speakers. These Bose speakers are designed to withstand all kinds of weat...
eBay