Kali Audio LP-8 (pair) 8-Inch Studio Monitor Speakers
Price is for one pair of speakers
“Kali Audio has solidified themselves as not only a contender in the pro studio monitor market, but a frontrunner in studio monitor technology and advancement.” – Charles Hoffman for Sonic Scoop
“For me they are a steal and they fill a space in my monitoring setup that I sorely needed: Monitors that I can actually use all day.” – Admiral Bumblebee
“The larger model offers increased dynamic range, low-frequency extension, and overall output. It is ideal for listening environments where the speakers will be up to 8 feet away, as well as for content with highly detailed low end. People mixing bass-heavy genres like Hip-hop and EDM will be particularly pleased with the LP-8. It’s also a wonderful choice for film and video production.” – Music Connection
“This makes the The LP-8 perfect for the bass-oriented producer or engineer. Subwoofers and three-way speakers often create more issues than the ones they remedy due to their complicated phase relationships. Fortunately Kali Audio has taken this into consideration with their monitors and the bass sounds perfectly in phase in a comfortably large sweet spot; their monitors’ subtle yet effective dispersion design works excellently in transparently transmitting audio.” – Alexander Hume, Dance Music Northwest
“The LP-6 and 8 are designed with quality at the forefront – as many have said before us, quality in, quality out.” – Alexander Hume for Dance Music NorthWest
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-8, 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.
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-8 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-8 can handle large setups easily. 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-8 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-8 uses 40W for the 1” soft dome tweeter. 60W for the 8-Inch woofer.