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First Impressions of The Three

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I stopped by Magnolia in Best Buy this morning and as I was walking through their demo area, to my surprise, they had The Three setup.  I was eager to hear how this portable system sounded as it seems to have received good reviews.

 

I found the controls to be super intuitive with only a power switch, a source knob and a volume know.  On the top, I spun the source wheel to change it to bluetooth, pulled out my iPhone and enabled bluetooth.  Immediately, "The Three" showed on my phone as an available device to connect to and had no trouble connecting.

 

I ran through several songs on Spotify and found the vocals, guitar, & piano to be very nice.  For kicks, I fed it some Tadashi (Christian Hip Hop) and KB and although it didn't have a lot of bottom end, it handled it pretty well. 

 

I played "Chandalier - Piano Version" and cranked it up all the way since there isn't any bass and it sounded fantastic!  Crystal clear highs and midrange was great. 

 

Overall I was really impressed with the sound quality from it.  No you aren't going to get a huge amount of bass but it does have a nice, full sound to it.

 

I had considered The Three for my office setup but ended up going with a Harman Kardon HK3380 and a pair of RB-61 II. 

 

It looks super classy with the gold knobs and switches, and being able to connect via bluetooth or wifi is pretty sweet!

 

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Love mine! The only thing I wish they would have done was add a battery like they did with The One.

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I just picked up a Three last week and I really love it.  I've had zero issues with connectivity or anything else.  I'm impressed by its sound and it looks terrific to boot.

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Interesting; I just got mine, and it sounded really "muffled" and "stuffy". Wondering if there is any store near the Tacoma WA area that I can hear a demo to see if mine is defective. It almost sounded like it has blown twitter.

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A quick search on the Klipsch Authorized Dealer locator finds 8 stores within 20 miles of Tacoma. All you have to do is call to see who (if any) has 'em!

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On 11/3/2017 at 10:33 AM, Youthman said:

It looks super classy with the gold knobs and switches, and being able to connect via bluetooth or wifi is pretty sweet!

 

Gold or copper?

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I meant to say “with the bling bling knobs”.  😀

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Finally found one store with a demo unit. It sounded exactly the same as mine. So the good news is mine isn't broken. The bad news is that it doesn't sound ANYTHING like a Klipsch heritage speaker. VERY muddy highs.

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I think the muddy effect is because there are no horns.  A Klipsch product with no horns.  What a shame.

 

WMcD

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7 hours ago, WMcD said:

I think the muddy effect is because there are no horns.  A Klipsch product with no horns.  What a shame.

 

WMcD

Yes indeed.  However, the market apparently wants these personal size "speakers."   Kitchen counter audio systems.  They did/do make asome  I'm curious as to why anyone would expect something the size of the classic Tivoli Radio to produce sounds approaching the likes of something from the Heritage speaker line.

 

Didn't Paul say something about his theories on audio and audio reproduction will be proven wrong only when the laws of physics change?  

 

The horn based Stadium countertop speaker did sound pretty incredible.

 

Travis

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