Klipsch KMC 3 Review

Big Bass From A Small Monster

Klipsch KMC 3 Review

Klipsch KMC 3 is compact enough to be placed almost anywhere and robust enough to bring along to the park or to the beach. For outdoor use you just put eight D-sized batteries in, but this adds a lot of weight. The speaker has only two functions: it can stream music via Bluetooth or using an analog 3.5-mm stereo cable. A USB port allows you to charge a mobile phone or music player.

Few functions and features means easy handling. Press the Bluetooth icon on the top back touch panel to pair it with your portable music player. KMC 3 supports APTX protocol, which provides better sound quality from Bluetooth. It uses higher bandwidth and better compression. APTX requires that both the music player and loudspeaker supports it. A small remote control is included with which you can control the volume, skip between songs, and start or stop them.

Klipsch KMC 3 remote cotrol

It's almost insane how loud this little bad boy can go. Music simply sounds very powerful with this little speaker. Without any adjustment, electronic pop and funky rock sounds very good, with juicy rhythms and punchy bass. It also sounds clear and distinct in the treble range. With acoustic music the bass can actually be a bit too much of a good thing. But with an adjustment to the EQ settings on the music player will fix this. Then even chamber music sounds good.


Klipsch KMC 3 is a big man in a little boys body. The speaker has a very rhythmic and unshakable bass that won´t fold when playing loud. Pop, rock and hip hop has never sounded tougher from this kind of music system. Acoustic music however, benefits from some adjustments to the bass. And you can play almost shockingly loud. It is simply amazing how much power and body you can squeeze out of such a small box. Perfect to bring along whenever and wherever you need some music.


  • Features
  • Specifications
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 45Hz-24KHz +/-3dB/useable bass to 40Hz (f6)
MAX ACOUSTIC OUTPUT: 105 dB (0.5m near field)
AMPLIFIER POWER: 2 x 15W RMS (full range drivers) 1x35W (subwoofer) 130W system peak power Bi-Amplified for audiophile resolution
MID/HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER: 2 x 2" (5.0 cm) Aluminum Diaphragm Fullrange
LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER: 5.25" (13.3 cm) Long-Throw Woofer
INPUTS: Bluetooth, 3.5mm Analog In, Charge-only USB port
BATTERY LIFE: Default Volume: 26 hours -- Max Volume: 8 hours
BATTERY TYPE: 8 "D" cells, alkaline or rechargeable
DIMENSIONS: 7.2" H (18.3cm) x 17" W (43.2cm) x 5.5" D (14cm)
WEIGHT: 7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
FINISH: Soft-feel paint with high-gloss metallic accents
COLORS: Black, White, Blue, Red, Purple

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Old Price: $399.99
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