Klipsch KMC 3 White

Music Center 2.1 Portable Wireless Bluetooth iPhone/iPad/iPod/Galaxy S3/Droid Stereo Speaker System


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What's In The Box?
  1. Klipsch Music Center (White KMC3)
  2. Wireless Remote Control
  3. 3.5mm Auxiliary Stereo Audio Cable
  4. Users Guide
  5. Warranty Information

General Features:

  • Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System
  • Engineered specifically for multiple applications and uses to makes it The Perfect Portable Speaker System with Carrying Handle, or can be placed beautifully on your TV stand, dresser, bookshelf, or counter top
  • Quick, Easy Bluetooth Pairing for simple Streaming from smartphones, portable music players and computers
  • AptX Technology Allows for Audiophile Grade Quality music streaming with minimal loss
  • Universal 3.5mm Stereo Auxiliary Input (mini jack) offers users the ability to hook up their MP3 Player, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Tablet, BlackBerry, Android Smartphone, Galaxy S2/S3/S4, and any other device with standard headphone output, and listen to music like never before
  • Dual 2” Full Range Speaker Drivers for incredibly detailed sound
  • 130 Watts of digital system power
  • DSP Equalization Technology for accurate reproduction of multiple genres
  • USB Input charges all smartphones and most portable music devices
  • Remote Control conveniently controls volume/mute and streaming music sources while being charged
  • Primary Color: White
  • Speaker Grill Color: Black
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 1016240
  • Also Found As: Klipsch KMC3 White, KMC3/W, KMC 3 NA WH, KMC 3 NA White, KMC 3 NAWH, KMC3NAWH
  • Dont Forget to check out the Klipsch KMC 1 (KMC1) version also available in an assortment of colors
  • Klipsch Music Center KMC 3 Is Available In:
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Speaker Specifications:

  • Speaker Configuration: 2.1 Channel
  • Speaker Type: Dynamic Driver
  • Speaker Size: 2 x 2" (5.0 cm) Aluminum Diaphragm Full Range
  • Low Frequency Driver: 5.25" (13.3 cm) Long-Throw Woofer
  • 2 x 15 W RMS (full range drivers)
  • 1 x 35 W (subwoofer)
  • 130 W system peak power Bi-Amplified for audiophile resolution
  • Frequency Response: 45 Hz - 24,000 Hz +/-3dB/useable Bass to 40Hz
  • Max Acoustic Output: 105 dB (0.5m near field)
  • Crossover Frequency: 380Hz
  • Enclosure Type: Bass-reflex

Product Specifications:

  • Battery Type: 8 "D" cells, alkaline or rechargeable
  • Battery Life: Default Volume: 26 hours -- Max Volume: 8 hours
  • Inputs: Bluetooth, 3.5mm Analog In, Charge-only USB port
  • 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

General Features

Audio Options
These are the different audio options available in the shelf system.
Apple iPod
Bluetooth Audio
Auxiliary Input
This will designate if the unit is capable of having an alarm set.
Primary Power Source
How the unit is powered.
120V AC Power Cable
Secondary Power Source
Additional options for the power source.
Battery Power (D)
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.

Speaker Specifications

Speaker Configuration
This is the configuration of the speakers in the home theater system. The more speakers, the more realistic the surround sound is.
2.1 (2 Front Speakers and 1 Subwoofer)
Speaker Size
Refers to the size of the speaker measured in inches. Every vehicle has standard application sizes. Please use our vehicle fitment guide for your vehicle's specific speaker sizes if you do not know them.
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
130 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
65 watts
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
45 - 24,000 Hz

CD Specifications

Number of Discs
The number of discs that the unit can store internally. The discs can be accessed quickly and sometimes from a remote source.
Tray Type
This is how the CD is loaded into the player. Some units will accept the CDs from the top, while others take them in on the front.
The unit will play CDs, also known as Compact Discs. This is the standard format for audio optical discs.
The unit offers playback of CD-R discs. These are compact disc that have had audio burned on to them.
The unit will play CD-RW discs. CD-RW are also know as CD-ReWriteable and they can be used more than once.

Playback Features

The unit offers MP3 playback.

MP3 should not be confused with MPEG-3. MP3 files are the third audio layer of a MPEG-1 file. The compression algorithm of a MP3 file reduces the file size while keeping the audio quality.

The unit offers the playback of WMA files.

WMA stands for Windows Media Audio and was developed by Microsoft. It is a file used specifically for audio.

The unit will play AAC files.

The audio compression AAC stands for Advanced Audio Coding. They generally tend to have better sound quality than most MP3 files.

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Cassette Playback
If the unit offers audio playback from cassette, it will be designated here.
Cassette Recorder
Cassette recorder means that the unit is able to record on to a audio cassette.
Types of Compatible Internet Radio
This means that the radio or shelf system is capable of receiving radio stations via the internet. Usually this results in many more radio station than can be achieved in any other way.
Vinyl Turntable
This means that the unit is capable of playing vinyl records on a built-in turntable.
Bluetooth Connectivity
Bluetooth® technology allows two or more electronic devices to communicate with each other wirelessly, such as using your cell phones "hands-free" or transmitting music to Bluetooth enabled receiver. If a unit is Bluetooth capable, it typically can allow you to connect to your Bluetooth cell phone to make and receive calls. Others can access your phone and address book too via Bluetooth. Other Bluetooth capable units offer even more services, such as live traffic information and map upgrades.

More uses of Bluetooth technology include transmitting music to a compatible receiver, printing wirelessly from a computer, and many other wireless uses. Please see the item description for more specific information regarding what features the unit includes.

Built-In Microphone
This will designate if thedevice has a built-in microphone for the recording or transmitting of audio.

iPod Compatibility

Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

iPod Shuffle 3rd Generation
iPod Shuffle 4th Generation
4G iPod (20 & 40GB)
4G iPod Color & Photo (20, 30, 40, & 60GB)
5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Mini (4 & 6GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 7th Generation (16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 5th Generation (16, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
3G iPod (10, 15, 20, 30 & 40GB)
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPad 2
iPad 3
iPad 4th Generation
iPad Mini
Charges the iPod
This means that the device provides a charge to the iPod or iPhone.
Mounts the iPod
This means that the device will mount the iPod or iPhone and hold it secure. This is a common feature for some iPod car devices that will mount the iPod on the dash of the car.
iPod Dockable
This designates if an iPod can be docked the particular device. This feature applies it to home DVD/Blu-ay players, iPod accessories, alarm clocks, and more. When an iPod is docked, it will charge the iPod. Some devices will support the playback of video off of a docked compatible iPod. Some players include a dock or have one built-in, while others require you to purchase it separately.
This will tell you if the unit features Apple AirPlay technology for playing music wirelessly from your device. AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS device and Mac to your speakers. Guests can even easily share their content with peer-to-peer AirPlay.


Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Rear 3.5mm Audio Input
Headphone Output
If the unit is capable of outputting audio to a pair of headphones, this is the type of jack that makes the connection.
Wi-Fi Antenna
This will allow you to connect to your home network or the internet without having to plug-in an Ethernet cable. The built-in Wi-Fi antenna will connect to the internet without having the computer on.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Chicago, IL

Hope you didnt buy into the big jam box fad!

May 31, 2013

If you bought in to the whole Jam Box thing I feel very sorry for you. I knew it was only a matter of time before some REAL SPEAKER COMPANIES made a nice portable wireless bluetooth speaker. I guess I would consider that about the same as someone buying into the whole "b" logo on your headphones. did either one of those original companies know much about headphones? NO, and a cell phone accessory company doesnt know much about making speakers either! HA

On to whats important..... Klipsch KMC 3. I first saw this on a video highlight from CES this year. It looked like it would blow all of those imitation brands out of the water! Well, the Klipsch Logo alone would do that, but nonetheless, this product certainly lived up to the expectations. I really like the white finish. It looks clean, and high-end. The sound is nothing short of what you would expect from some Klipsch Reference speakers. Incredible!!!!!! Well worth the wait!

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Kew Gardens, New York

I've personally never heard a better portable bluetooth speaker

December 7, 2013

I use this in my bedroom to wirelessly stream everything from my macbook or iphone (I promise I'm not a mac snob, that's just what I happen to own). It pairs instantly with both and hasn't lost signal as far as 30 feet away or so. I would imagine any other bluetooth ready device would accomodate just as easily. I primarily use it for music but for podcasts, movies, etc. as well. I am a bit of an audio snob and the reality of compression loss from bluetooth streaming is something that's not easy for me to accept (of course you always have the option to use aux), however, this unit produces an incredibly warm and accurate soundstage notwithstanding - warm bass, clear mids, and crisp highs. I would expect nothing less out of Klipsch, though, to be honest. I would recommend using an equalizer app with your phone or computer for best results. I use Boom for mac and it greatly increased fidelity, I've never used the speaker for tailgating or the beach, but, to be honest, I don't think the outdoor portability of this speaker is something I will take advantage of much. For one, it's BIG, but I take this as a positive as it couldn't push out such a large sound otherwise, But, perhaps more importantly, I would worry about sand and other detritus touching this sexy beast; this is a showcase piece in my opinion and should rest in the sanctity of your home. It's still nice to have the portable option, however, and I have read that its battery life is a solid 20 hours plus, which is fair in my book. The hefty price tag on this had me second guessing the purchase initially, but for anyone that is serious about clarity could surely find justification quickly, There's really not a day that goes by that I don't employ it in one capacity or another. If you're considering a large bluetooth speaker, I couldn't recommend this more. Klipsch is a company renowned for its engineering, whereas, some other options, like the large jam box, don't carry that same clout. Someone may very well debate me on that, but just as I wouldn't buy a gps from sony over tom tom, I stick to those who have cultivated themselves within that particular industry.

As far as Sonic Electronix goes, I couldn't be happier. I initially bought an open box version. They called me an hour or so later to apologize that they did not actually have it in stock and thus gave me a completely new one for the same reduced price. You gotta respect that. Dispatched immediately and has been crashing waves between my bedroom walls since. Essential for those with a discerning ear or even a rudimentary appreciation of sound. If you have a bit of scratch to throw around and are in the market for such a device then I wouldn't suggest looking elsewhere.

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Motorcycle Nut

N. Manchester, IN

Best Boom Box!

December 2, 2013

Well thought out. Great design. Even the box is functional for strorage & portability. The sound is superb! Bass is strong. Voices & mid-range are true & clear. Highs are crisp. My only criticism is that the remote control doesn't always work on all functions. It'll pause but not play again from the remote.

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KMC 3 White



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Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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Klipsch KMC 3 White

Music Center 2.1 Portable Wireless Bluetooth iPhone/iPad/iPod/Galaxy S3/Droid Stereo Speaker System


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