Kenwood KL-888D Speaker Floorstanding Speakers

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

Classic lattice grill, vintage & large Kenwood KL-888D stereo speakers. 5-Way, 6-Speaker / Driver, Bass Reflex cabinet design.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dennis McEver a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Excellent sound with great full range. Running with old
Kenwood amp. These are great for those that want that loud
Smooth sound of the times. I've received from neighbor that just
Had them in there livingroom for looks. Prefect condition. 98db and bright tweeters
Do help. They are heavy. But if you have a (mancave) these are prefect
If you can find a pair in good shape well worth getting.
They have that 70s/80s look white cone 15" woofers, 5 way
With tune selector overs adjustment soft, normal, clear.

Happy hunting


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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rick a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I have had 6 of these things for many years, and they do not dissapoint. They have extreme volume output due to their 98db sensitivity. They also have good low range for a speaker of this design, and the horn tweeters can scream as well as anything. The only drawback is they are heavy, and unless you can buy them locally, it costs about $150 to have them shipped.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

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Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse Hill a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I received my set of Kenwood KL-888D's from a friend for free. I have four of them that I found in his basement, his dad didn't use them and told me to take them. They are in excellent condition and sound brilliant. Nice and rich these speakers stand up to anything I threw at them with no distortion at high volumes and boy do I put them through some volumes too. At first I had them hooked up to a Quadrophonic Sansui AU-D5 but that amp went bye bye and I miss that thing so much. However I picked up for $100 a Pioneer SX-3700 which has filled my need for an excellent Quad stereo once again! I am in love with these speakers again. Playing old Rock & Roll, 80's hair metal, 90's industrial, 70's Hard Rock, and all the other good stuff out there never sounded so good in my life. The only person who rivals me that I know of out of my friends is a rich friend who owns a theater in his home with a set of infinities that are driven by a stack of tube amps hooked up to solar panels to not drive up their electric bills (and the room is soundproofed).

I have this rig set up with a Sansui turn table (forgot the model but amazing), a JVC TW-D205 Cassette Deck, an 8 track player (label rubbed off got from my uncle's garage to play some 8 tracks of course), my Zune 1st generation, and the built in quartz tuner in the Pioneer SX-3700. I can't complain.

Advantages - amazing look, beautiful lattices, look amazing without lattices too, blends in as pieces of furniture quite nicely, Clear sound and very rich bass, tone switches on speakers allow for flexibility when placing these in various types of rooms, can take power and lots of it.

Disadvantages - if you are a vintage computer enthusiast too, keep floppy disks away i've erased plenty (yes I know my stupid fault but I had to fill this somehow)

other notes - hefty amount of weight to them too...

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Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pinkwaters a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Well, for the past year and a half I have been putting together a system on a budget (my 10th system since 1993) and have been looking for that over the top sound that I got from my Decware Zen Taboo 9 watt single ended pentode amp and Klipsch Heresy II speakers. Been hitting every thrift store in the Panhandle of Florida and have come away with the following speakers: Pioneer CS-703 (excellent), Pioneer CS-99a (Good but light bass), ADS L9e (too dark), Sansui SP-1500 (excellent but light on the bass). Up until now have had good sound from most of these speakers but still no majic.

I finally scored a decent Tonewin MC-10L EL-34 based tube amp from my brother and although it sounded good with the Pioneer CS-99a pair I still wasn't there.

The search for audio nirvana finally ended last weekend when I scored a minty pair of Kenwood KL-888D speakers off of Craigslist in the Pensacola, FL area for $75. Up until now the best speaker I had ever owned was the Heresy II's (a Heresy III version is now available from Klipsch) but I had to use a sub with them since they are light on the bass. Now the Kenwood KL-888D's are the best I have ever owned in 19 years of serious audiofiledom.

I can say with assurity after four days of listening to the KL-888D's that this speaker does it all. With a super efficiency of 98 db, 150 watt power rating and a bottom end that goes down to 20 Hz there is nothing lacking. Totally boxless, open, fast, smooth, detailed, extended on the top, extended on the bottom, deep bass, the adjectives go on and on. This Tonewin/KL-888D combo has now surpassed the Decware/Heresy combo if for any reason is that I do not have to use a sub.

This is worth getting the word out there. Please note that I have never been so excited about a product that I have needed to get the word out there. If you run across a pair of these buy them immediately. There is a pair with no grills for sale at Oaktree.com for $459 which is pretty steep. There is also a guy on Panama City Craigslist that has two pairs for $150 each.

Good hunting!!!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995




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