In this Buyer’s Guide, we’ll be breaking down the differences between Kali Audio's different monitor series and explaining the technology used. Continue on to learn more about the LP Series monitors, the IN-8 and IN-5, the WS-12 subwoofer and the Kali MV-BT Bluetooth monitor controller.
Kali Audio Studio Monitors And Subwoofers
Kali Audio Lone Pine Monitors
The Lone Pine series of loudspeakers deliver transparent, accurate sound at a price that won’t break the bank. The LP-8 and LP-6 (also available in white) offer an exceptionally flat frequency response so you can hear every detail that's happening in your mix. Thanks to the neutral sound of the LP Series, you can rest assured that your mix will translate to any system.
Don’t let their size fool you — even though LP Series loudspeakers are compact, they provide impressive power output. With an 80 W Class D power amp, the LP-6 is ideal for home studios and small commercial spaces, while the 100 W LP-8 pumps out enough power for mid-sized facilities.
LP Series loudspeakers utilize large diameter dual-later voice coils to deliver deep, rich, powerful bass with minimal distortion and high dynamic range. Both models use 40 W for the 1” soft dome tweeter. The LP-6 uses 40 W for the 6.5-inch woofer, and the LP-8 uses 60 W for the 8-Inch woofer.
Groundbreaking 3-D imaging waveguide technology ensures smooth sound from any listening position, enabling you to hear every detail of your mix and making it easier to make critical mix decisions. LP Series speakers also feature a front-side low-noise port tube. Unlike traditional front-facing ports, which can distract from the accuracy of the speaker, this innovative design helps eliminate “chuffing” for a clean, tight bass response.
Best of all, LP Series loudspeakers are easy to set up in any space. Dedicated boundary EQ controls make it easy to dial in the right sound in small spaces. With dedicated boundary compensation EQ settings, you can easily shape the sound of your speakers to accommodate reflections caused by hard surfaces like walls, desktops, and recording consoles. Plus, LP Series loudspeakers feature XLR, TRS, and RCA input jacks for connecting all of your favorite devices.
Kali Audio IN-8 Studio Monitors
The Kali IN-8 is a revolutionary studio monitor that combines the same woofer and tweeter used in the beloved LP Series with an innovative coaxial midrange driver, delivering more transparency, lower distortion, and an impressive soundstage.
This three-way design utilizes a new midrange driver that surrounds the tweeter, acting as a waveguide to prevent distortion and improve clarity. This groundbreaking design makes the IN-8 an acoustic point source, effectively eliminating problems when listening off-axis for a hyper-realistic sound stage anywhere in the room.
This advanced three-way design enables the IN-8 to produce crystal-clear sound with minimal distortion. By adding a third midrange driver, it allows the woofer to focus on frequencies below 330 Hz, while the tweeter focuses on frequencies above 3 kHz, producing an even, balanced soundstage across the entire spectrum. Plus, with an impressive 140 W Class D amplifier, the IN-8 has enough power to fill up mid-sized or large spaces.
The IN-8 also features the same versatile EQ controls as the LP Series, enabling you to shape the sound of your speakers to suit any environment — even in small spaces where the monitors are up against a wall. Plus, the XLR, TRS and RCA connections make it easy to quickly connect the IN-8 to any analog device.