Kali Audio LP-8 Lone Pine Studio Monitors
Kali Audio's LP-8 studio monitors allow you to hear every detail that's happening in your mix. Nothing is boosted or suppressed to cover flaws or try to sound more pleasing.
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 new 2nd Wave goes even further, utilizing a more robust DSP for an even flatter frequency response on the top end.
The Listening Sweet Spot
Kali Audio defines a listening distance as the maximum distance at which the studio monitors can play continuously at 85 dB while maintaining 20 dB dynamic headroom.
So you can listen for long periods of time at reference volume anywhere within that listening distance. Momentary peaks such as bass drops or explosion effects will come through clearly and with minimal distortion. The LP-8 has enough output for most 1-2 person setups, but it can handle larger setups with ease.
All About The Bass
Bass on the LP-Series studio 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. Bass response is not boosted or overhyped, but you can be sure that you’re hearing the bass that you have on the track.
Boundary EQ Control
The location of a speaker in a space can drastically change its 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.
Most of the common positions are fairly predictable and easily corrected. Kali’s team did our 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.
Kali LP-8 Studio Monitor Specifications
Amp Class: D
Power Configuration: Bi-Amped
HF Power: 40 W
LF Power: 60 W
Total Power: 100 W
HF Driver: 1-Inch Textile Dome
LF Driver: 8" Optimized Paper
Crossover: 1800 Hz
Frequency Response: (-10 dB): 37 Hz - 25 kHz
Frequency Range: (±3 dB): 45 Hz - 21 kHz
Recommended Listening Distance: 0.5 - 3.5 Meters
Max SPL: 117 dB
System THD: <3% from 80 Hz to 1.7 kHz <2% above 1.7 kHz (90dB SPL @1m)
Unbalanced Inputs: 1 x RCA
Balanced Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS
TRS/XLR Input Sensitivity: 94dB SPL @1m (anechoic) for +4dBu input
RCA Input Sensitivity: 94dB SPL @1m (anechoic) for -10dBV input
Enclosure: Front Ported
Height: 16.5" (41.9 cm)
Width: 10 " (25.4 cm)
Depth: 11.25 " (28.6 cm)
Product Weight: 19.8 lb. (9 kg)