Kali Audio LP-6 V2 2nd Wave (pair) 6.5-Inch Studio Monitor Speakers
Available on backorder
Price is for one pair of speakers
“I found them detailed and comfortable to listen to – I’d expected them to be about twice the price!” – Paul White, Sound On Sound
“The LP-6s deliver a sound that punches well above their price point. If you were to blind test them against speakers a lot higher in price tag, I’m pretty sure you’d be surprised as how well they stand up. They really are some of the best monitors you can get at this price and can easily out punch models twice their price or more.” – Andy Jones, MusicTech
“..the company has already received rave after rave review for its LP-6 monitor speaker. I’m falling in line with another rave – the LP-6 is a slam-dunk winner.” – Steve Guttenberg, CNET
“I’m mixing music on them right now and bass-heavy genres like Hip-hop and EDM translate better than ever. The artists and producers I mix for are all very satisfied with the results.” – Barry Rudolph, Music Connection
“These compact monitors from new company Kali Audio strike an enticing balance between performance and affordability.” – Sound On Sound
“Outperforming numerous competitors at significantly higher price points, Kali’s debut LP-6s are the best studio monitors under US$500-period.” – DJ Booth
“Kali Audio LP-6 Studio Monitors: The Best Budget Nearfields, Period” – Dance Music NW
The Lone Pine Series is designed to allow you to hear every detail that’s happening in your mix. This starts with an exceptionally accurate frequency response. Whatever is present on your mix is what you’ll hear in these monitors. Nothing is boosted or suppressed to cover flaws or try to sound more pleasing. With the LP-6, you can mix with more confidence, and you can also be assured that your mix will translate as best as possible to whatever systems your audience is using.
The LP-6 monitors are very accurate throughout their frequency response. The measurements you see were conducted by Pro Sound Testing in Greenville, IN.
The LP-6 has the lowest distortion in its class; a full 6 dB lower than its nearest competitor. This is achieved via design considerations that optimise woofer performance. Like our frequency response data, this data was collected by Pro Sound Testing in Greenville, IN.
3-D Imaging Waveguide
How Does it Work?
Every time you hear a loudspeaker, you’re hearing both the direct sound from the speaker, and reflections from the speaker’s signal bouncing off of objects in the room. When those reflections are congruent with the direct sound from the speaker, listeners perceive a better sound overall, and are able to make out very subtle details like where microphones are placed in a room. When done very well, the stereo image will be three-dimensional, representing a sound stage that is wider, deeper, and taller than the speakers themselves. This gives you a very high degree of confidence in your mix. It allows you to mix faster, and produce better mixes overall.
Low Noise Port Tube
How Does it Work?
On most port tubes, air leaves at different speeds from different points of the opening, creating noisy turbulence. This turbulence can be heard as “chuffing,” or an audible air sound coming from the monitor. This sound will add to the noise floor and obscure the details of the low end. The port tube on LP-6 was designed to ensure that all of the air leaves the port tube at the same velocity. This helps add to the low end response of the speaker, while keeping the bass clean, tight, and devoid of extra noise.
At continuous reference-level output, the LP-Series monitors have at least 20 dB headroom at the listening position. The LP-6 has enough output for most 1-2 person setups. Ample headroom ensures that even loud mixes with high dynamic range will come through clearly.
Bass on the LP-Series monitors is delivered by larger magnets and larger voice coils than any comparable speakers on the market. This gives you more accurate bass response that extends lower, so you can dial in exactly the low end sound you need.
Easy to Use
Boundary EQ Control
A speaker’s given position in a space can drastically change it’s frequency response. A speaker placed against a wall or on a desk will sound very different than a speaker placed on a stand, even in a well-treated space. Hard surfaces like walls, desk tops, and recording consoles can change the low end frequency response of the monitor, and degrade the overall clarity of the sound. Happily, most of the common positions are fairly predictable and easily corrected. Kali’s team did their Boundary EQ tuning at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, and came up with boundary compensation EQ settings to help you get the optimum sound for where you need to put your speakers. Combined with the LF and HF trims, this will ensure that the speakers sound their best no matter what room you’re mixing in, or where the speakers are placed.
The LP-6 features balanced XLR and TRS inputs, and an unbalanced RCA input. The RCA input can be set to -10 dBu sensitivity when you’re using consumer devices like a laptop or smartphone’s headphone jack.
Class D Power
The integrated Class D Power amp delivers clean, reliable power that’s optimised to this speaker. The LP-6 uses 40W for the 1” soft dome tweeter. 40W for the 6.5-Inch woofer.
*Please note that pre-orders are non-cancelable, so make sure the item you are ordering is correct.
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