View Full Version : polk vs. KLH
08-05-2002, 01:40 AM
Im running a htr-5460 on a rt35i and my seconds mains are a klh 900b...the klh's i got for 84 dollars, and the rt35i's for 300, the klh's slaughter the 35's in my music but the 35's slaughter the klh's in ht....neone else noticed this? the klh is a more airy sound and the 35's are more of a flat sound when playing music........newayz i was bored and i thoguht i'd post my oppinion...what do ya think?
My opinion is that I can't believe that you are comparing Polk to KLH. :)
They aren't even in the same league.
08-05-2002, 02:44 AM
I'm with Phuz on this one.
You must Have some KLH's I've never seen, because all the ones I've heard can't hold a candle to Polk's. But that's just my opinion:)
08-05-2002, 07:00 AM
KLH vs POlk?????
No man wrong league.....Polk smokes Klh in every way.
But if you like the KLH don't let any of us stop you.
08-05-2002, 08:48 AM
What kind of music? Details, broham, details. We all hear what we hear but that doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Generally, I find if a speaker is musical it will also do well with HT.
Rucy, you got some 'splaining to do.....
08-05-2002, 09:55 AM
with the klh dont sound good in ht with my other polks...cs245i, rt25i....the 35i's of course sound better.... the 35i's when played loud playing stuff like lp and creed, 12 stones etc...the drums sound faded....on the 900b's you hear all the instruments....but then again i could be wrong and just imagining things
08-05-2002, 10:05 AM
I don't know man, Q-Tips? Wax Remover?
08-05-2002, 03:55 PM
They KLH may not be as flat responding as the POLK, and some of these insturments that you are hearing shouldn't be as loud as they are.
What kind of amp, or reciever are you using?
The KLH is a much worse speaker, they just sound bad, are you sure what you are listening to is what you are supposed to hear?
08-05-2002, 06:39 PM
Isn't KLH the un named off the back of a white van speakers......just some one took the labels off??
wax....Q tips......they can be had at your local high end Super store.Don't they give free hearing tests?????
08-05-2002, 08:05 PM
Ok you guys I love you but give him a break. KLH was the first real
speaker I owned. They were good back in the day. Developed by
the late Henry Kloss who also invented Acoustic Research, Advent,
and Cambridge Sound Works, all of which are still around today. I
to don't think they compete with polk. But they were the prelude to what we enjoy today. No way Matt Polk didn't look at, and listen to these, take the best from them. Now having said that...
MxStYlEpOLKmAn get you some Polks man........
08-05-2002, 08:25 PM
Let's not confuse the KLH of today with the KLH a la the late Henry Kloss.......the hifi world of today owes MUCH of where it is today to Mr. Kloss
Vintage KLH's be some DAMN fine speaks. Ima get my KLH model 17 on here in about a week and a half at Senor Grand's Rancho de No Concerno.....
Personally, I'd give my left nugget for a pair of Model 9's
08-05-2002, 09:41 PM
Most of us are well aware of the history, but the KLH of yesterday and today, are no-where even close to each other.
08-05-2002, 10:51 PM
Are you getting the Polk 12's from George also?
08-05-2002, 11:03 PM
I did a good listen today for a hour or two...the rt35i's are the better of the two...the klh is close to ear shattering played loud...but they play louder than the polks at the same volume level...but the polks sound way better...you know the build quality on the klh's compared to the polks...the klh is a tonka toy and the polk is like a japanese car...lol! But the 35i's are the better....
to answer questions...
I run em on a Yamaha Htr-5460
and i do have polks...i have polks all around my freaking room
as soon as i get a camera...i guess i'll take some pics...lol!
Has neone heard yamaha cd players...they sound awesome....lol i got one off etronics...and they sound good...lol
08-06-2002, 06:28 AM
No, I'm just going to get my listen on.....actually, those used to belong to Russman.
All I'm getting at Crazy George's Audio Emporium is the RTA 12's
08-06-2002, 07:54 PM
klh sound like crap, no conpairson to polk.
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