KMC 3 Wireless Music System


Klipsch speakers have always possessed a unique ability, with their unparalleled efficiency, low distortion and wide dynamic range, to reproduce sound that recreates the emotions experienced while listening to live music, whether it’s the emotions generated from an intimate solo performance in a small nightclub or the audience interaction and excitement created at a major concert at a large outdoor venue.

Now, the strong partnership between Klipsch and Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has inspired a line of dynamic, wireless music systems named after The Klipsch Music Center, one of the five most ticketed live music venues in the world.

The KMC 3 is a 2014 recipient of a Digital Trends Recommended Product award. A trademark of Designtechnica Corporation dba Digital Trends.  Used under license.

KMC 3 - Black (# 1016050)
KMC 3 - White (# 1016240)
KMC 3 (# 1060068)
KMC 3 (# 1060069)
KMC 3 (# 1060070)

Take the concert with you. Wirelessly.

KMC 3 can be found at your local Best Buy and other online and local dealers.


  • Portable wireless music system with built-in subwoofer
  • Quick, easy Bluetooth streaming from smartphones, portable music players and computers
  • AptX® technology allows for audiophile quality streaming
  • Dual 2” full range drivers for incredibly detailed sound
  • 5.25” subwoofer combined with a unique, dual port system for truly deep bass
  • 130 watts of digital system power
  • Remote control conveniently controls volume/mute and streaming music sources while being charged






  • Advanced DSP equalization for accurate reproduction of all music types
  • 3.5mm input plays music from nearly any non-Bluetooth music source
  • USB input charges all smartphones and most portable music devices (cable not included)
  • Portable long-life DC operation with 8 “D” cell batteries (not included)
  • Designed for powerful sound, even outdoor

A Legend in Sound

Over 65 years ago our founder, Paul W. Klipsch, set out to build a loudspeaker that would capture the unique emotional experience of a live concert and, in the process, started a revolution in the recorded music listening world. We strive for that emotional impact in everything we build today. Our passion for the highest quality sound is heard in the dynamic, lifelike and detailed sound of all our products, including the KMC 3 wireless music system.

With over 65 years of experience building premium sound quality speakers and other audio products for both the consumer and professional industries, we combine our collective knowledge with our passion for “best in class” sound.

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  • Will the USB input on the back of the KMC 3 both play and charge my portable music device?

    The KMC 3’s USB input will only charge most portable music devices using the cord that came with the particular device. Music devices without a Bluetooth feature can be played on the KMC 3 by connecting a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cord between the device’s headphone output and the KMC 3’s 3.5mm input on the rear, then changing the KMC 3 to its 3.5mm input. USB charging occurs when the KMC 3 is on either AC or battery power but NOTE that charging a device while the KMC 3 is running on battery power will significantly shorten battery life. We recommend only charging your device for a short time period and only when absolutely needed when the KMC 3 is on battery power.

  • Can I use the KMC 3’s USB input to charge my phone or portable music device while the KMC 3 is on battery power?

    Yes, but NOTE that charging any device through the KMC 3’s USB input while the KMC 3 is running on battery power will significantly shorten battery life. We recommend only charging your device for a short time period and only when absolutely needed when the KMC 3 is on battery power.

  • What type of batteries work best and last the longest in the KMC 3?

    We recommend alkaline “D” cell batteries or, especially if battery power will be used often, rechargeable “D” cell batteries with a separate charger (the KMC 3 will not recharge batteries).  For many of our tests we used Energizer alkaline “D” cells, rated at between 10,000-20,000 mAh, depending on the load. With batteries, like anything else, you get what you pay for so we recommend a known brand name with a higher mAh rating.  NiMH rechargeable batteries and a charger for them cost more initially but would pay for themselves in the long run if you plan to use battery power on the KMC 3 frequently.

  • Bass periodically cuts off for short times when playing the KMC-3 at high volumes.

    This is a sign that your battery power is becoming weak because the system is demanding more power than the weakened batteries can provide.  Play at a lower volume until you replace (or recharge with a separate charger if using rechargeable) the batteries, or switch to AC power.

  • Will the KMC 3 recharge my rechargeable batteries?

    No, the KMC 3 will operate on alkaline or rechargeable “D” cell batteries but is not designed to act as a charger for rechargeable batteries.  If you decide to use rechargeable batteries, make sure you also have a separate charger to recharge them.

  • Does the KMC 3 remember the last Bluetooth device it was paired with?

    Yes, when you activate the Bluetooth pairing feature on the KMC 3 it will search for the last Bluetooth device it was paired with, automatically connect with it, and play it through the Bluetooth “input”.  If that device is not available or does not have Bluetooth engaged, the KMC 3 will automatically switch to the AUX (3.5mm) input as its source.

  • How long before the KMC 3 goes into Standby mode if no music is played through it?

    When it is on AC power the KMC 3 goes into Standby after 1 hour of non-use and, when on battery power, after 5 minutes of non-use.

  • For charging purposes, what is the Voltage and Amperage output of the KMC 3’s USB output?

    5 Volts DC/1 Amp

  • What is the best way to clean the KMC 3?

    The KMC 3’s cabinet is coated with a soft-feel type of paint.  Dry dusting or cleaning with a dry or water-damp cloth is the best cleaning method for the cabinet and rubber top “shelf’. If any particles are lodged in the top shelf, adhesive tape will clean it up. The front grille should only be dusted with a dry cloth.

  • What types of devices have Bluetooth music streaming capability so they work with the KMC 3?

    Bluetooth devices capable of wireless music streaming are identified as having the Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP). Examples (partial list only) of devices that automatically have Bluetooth A2DP are:

    Apple devices: 

    iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5

    iPad tablets (All generations)     

    iPod touch 2nd, 3rd and 4th generations

    Nokia phones:

    Lumina 620,820,920,928,1020

    Samsung devices:

    Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 phonesGalaxy 10.1 tablet

    LG phones:

    Optimus G, Optimus F7

    HTC phones:

    HTC One, Evo, Droid DNA

    Blackberry phones:

    Blackberry Q10, Z10

    Motorola phones:

    Droid Razr

    Other tablets:

    Lenovo Thinkpad, HTC Jetstream, HP Touchpad, Microsoft Surface, Dell Streak