KLH Model 9154 Floorstanding Speakers

Model 9154

15" 4-Way Loudspeaker 300 Watts

User Reviews (11)

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Dave   AudioPhile [Aug 04, 2013]

This speaker really is a throwback to the design genius of the great Henry Kloss, co-founder of the original KLH Company. It's a solid value if you want an inexpensive speaker which not only has impressive bass, midrange and high end but also sounds natural. If you're into heavy bass you can have it, if you're into well balanced sound, it'll get it.
In 1995 I paid $200 for the pair and also have Infinity towers and Polk towers and this $200/pair of KLH speakers performs every bit as well as $1000 a pair speakers.
If you can get a pair...get them. Even if you pay $200 for a used pair, so long as they work, it's a good buy.

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5
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5
Kergyl   AudioPhile [Oct 11, 2010]

I have the 915B speakers, which I understand to have the same drivers as the 9154 but a sealed (rather than ported) enclosure. I paid $40/pair used. The 915B speakers have unbelievably good sound, even compared to my well-beloved, 3-way, Design Acoustics PS-10a speakers, which boast 45Hz lows. I usually listen to classical music at realistic volumes (3-15 watts) through a vintage 150-w/ch Kenwood KC-207/KA-207 amplifier. The 15" woofer on the 915B is good down to 20Hz (and probably lower), and it really brings out the low resonances in the tuba and classical guitar that are simply lacking in even a good 10" woofer. My first sound test, listening to Mozart's Magic Flute Overture as rendered by the 5-piece English Brass Ensemble, literally brought tears to my eyes. It was the difference between sitting in the back of the church (which is excellent in itself) versus sitting up front with the musicians. LIttle equalization is needed across all frequencies. I'm delighted with these speakers!

CON: Size. Also, the driver layout on both speakers is identical. While Imaging could be a problem, I didn't notice any.

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5
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5
John Walters   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 09, 2009]

i got this KLH loudspeaker set in 1993 when in 8th grade- i jammed with it over drumset noise for 15 years microphoned into it- disc jockeyed with it- (and got paid for it!!!) and played neil pert drum solos at near max stereo volume... they keep ticking- getting older but still look fine- woofers getting old- i damaged one with a screw driver- or something- but they still pump. 300 watts max 6 ohms 315 model or older version.... rocks!!!!!!! less than $100 at walmart - i think for the two it was 200.
reeeeeeaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllly sounds good with thx onkyo - onkyo thx select system. i have a jl audio sub to a cerwin vega amp - yamaha ns-6 set up too to above them- and with the two subs i am fine- getting a 15 inch sub too- shakin.500watts. watching starwars if only klh lrealized how powerful these were- they would release more- and put nicer parts- ie kevlar. or reinforced stronger magnets sounds great for price range. excellent.

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5
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Tom   Casual Listener [Mar 05, 2000]
Strength:

Great sound for price

Weakness:

nothing to stop me from buying it.

I love these speakers. They are worth the $100 i paid for each. No noticable defects yet.

Similar Products Used: a lot of cheap speakers
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4
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5
Jim   Audiophile [Apr 01, 2000]
Strength:

Obviously, the best thing about them is the price. I compared several speaker brands side by side from Sony to Cerwin Vega, and the KLH's produced the best bass and maintained clarity very well. They are well built and really put out the volume with a crisp, clean reproduction. The only way you can begin to get distortion on these puppies is to hook up a 300W Amplifier and crank it. Good job KLH!

Weakness:

A little rattle in one of the speakers due to a loose screw which was easily tightened up.

I don't think you can go wrong with these speakers. They are loud, clear, and exceptional performers, especially in comparison to other brands at 3 to 4 times the price. I am convinced that KLH is the unsung hero of speakers.

Similar Products Used: Cerwin Vega 12" 3-ways.
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4
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Paul Moykkynen   an Audio Enthusiast [Apr 14, 1999]

For the price,you cant go wrong with these speakers.Bought mineat Best Buy.Even alot of super high price speakers,cant deliver 20Hz-20Khz
frequency.And try to find a sub in that range for that price.All in
all they sound sweet,give great bass response and at a price that
wont have your wallet screaming.
Woofer-15" Polymer
Midrange-5.25 Dynamic
Super Tweeter-7/8" Liquid Cooled Dome
Tweeter-3" Liquid Cooled Kapton
8 Ohms
92 dB @ 1W-1M
20Hz-20,000 Hz
10-300 Watts
Thannks KLH for a great speaker.

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Brian   an Audio Enthusiast [May 31, 1999]

I got these speakers a few months ago for $100 each on sale at Best Buy. I'm using them with a Harman Kardon AVR-5 receiver for mainly music and a bit of home theater, and they sound great! They might not go all the way down to 20Hz as advertised, but they've got really powerful bass and a crisp, clear sound. Even in my subwoofer-less home theater system, they have more than enough bass for my tastes. Mine are sitting on carpet about an inch out from the wall, and they've never rattled at all, even when played as loud as my receiver will go. They might not be as great as some of the really high quality speakers, but for $100 each they're hard to beat.

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Stuart Horn   [Jul 24, 2001]

I have the 915B. Same drivers as the 9154, except this a 15 inch 4 way sealed black enclosure. I believe the 9154 is bass reflex. I listened to several speakers: Cerwin Vega, JBL, Bose in the $300 to $1000 range and none had the same bass impact as the 915B. If you like rock or rap, or are looking for speaker that thump, without a subwoofer, pick these babies up. I love 'em to death.

Similar Products Used: Pioneer 403 15' 4 way
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5
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5
Steve B.   an Audiophile [May 12, 1999]

I used to adore these speakers but they suck!!!!!!They rattle and they can hit 20-20k hz if they tried i played a test disc on them and they had trouble at 34hz!!!!!!There not worth you're money!!Id give them less than one but thats as low as they get

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Bob   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 28, 1999]

For the price of these speakers, what is the concern, They sound great have deep bass and the highs sound great at higher volumes, I have them setup with the KLH HT91's for a home theatre and it sounds great, even the older quieter movies sound good. I have enjoyed these speakers for a while now and they still put out good sound for a low price.

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