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Kali Audio LP-8 V1 Studio Monitor Pair (Black)  From Kali

Kali Audio's LP-8 is an 8-inch studio monitor. An advanced waveguide, powerful drivers, and low noise port tube make it an extremely accurate monitor for all genres and formats.

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Manufacturer's Description from Kali

Kali Audio’s LP-8 is an 8-inch studio monitor. The LP-8 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

The 3-D Imaging Waveguide allows you to hear a 3-D soundstage from a stereo pair of speakers. By matching the shape of the waveguide to the interactions of the HF and LF drivers, this waveguide produces a stereo image that is wider, taller, and deeper than the space where the speakers are placed.

The LP-8 accomplishes this by ensuring that the speaker’s reflected sound matches its direct sound. 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. 

This gives users a very high degree of confidence in their mix. It allows them to mix faster, and produce better mixes overall.


 ◆ Large, Dual-Layer Voice Coil

The voice coil on the LP-8 allows the speaker to have very high excursion, resulting in clearer sound with lower harmonic distortion, and exceptional dynamic range.


 ◆ Low Noise Port Tube

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.


 ◆ High Output

With 88 dB continuous output at 2 meters (roughly 6 feet,) and 20 dB of headroom, the LP-8 is plenty loud for almost every 1 or 2 person listening space. This includes home studios, editing bays, and most control rooms. 

Ample headroom ensures that even loud mixes with high dynamic range will come through clearly.


 ◆ Bass Power

Bass on the LP-8 is delivered by a larger magnet and larger voice coil than any comparable speaker 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. 

Nothing is over-represented, but the bass that is present on your track will come through with clarity and punch. 


 ◆ Boundary EQ

A speaker's given position in a space can drastically change it's frequency response. Happily, most of the common positions are fairly predictable and easily corrected. 

Kali's team came up with boundary compensation EQ settings at the Village Recorder in Los Angeles 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. 

There are EQ settings for:
-Free Space
-Speakers on stands, against a wall
-Speakers on a desk, away from a wall
-Speakers on a desk, against a wall
-Speakers on a console meter bridge
-Speaker mounted to a wall


 ◆ Class D Amplification

The integrated 40W + 60W Class D Power amp delivers clean, reliable power that's optimized to this speaker. 


 ◆ XLR, TRS, and RCA Inputs

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.


Kali Audio

About Manufacturer

Kali Audio was started in January 2018 by some of the Professional Audio Industry’s most passionate individuals. With engineering at the forefront, Kali aims to make loudspeakers and related products that present the best possible value to our customers. By devoting time and resources to research and development, and with a little bit of panache, we offer high-performance products that fit any budget.

Kalis products are designed and engineered in California, and each of our product lines is named after a town or city in California. Lone Pine, our debut line of studio monitors, gets its name from a town in the Eastern Sierra from which climbers disembark to summit Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower 48 states. Much like this climb, we felt that our debut line was ambitious, challenging, and a little risky. Mountain View, an accessory for connecting Bluetooth devices with professional audio systems, was named after the town in which several large tech companies, including Google, are headquartered. As these companies insist on removing physical audio connectors from their devices, we thought this name would be a fun way to put them on notice.

In addition to our current product line, Kali Audio is developing several other loudspeakers, including a subwoofer and a new studio monitor. Please join our [link to mailing list]email list to stay up to date on our newest developments, and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube as well.

Kali is headquartered in Los Angeles and has team members dispersed throughout Southern California. Our team enjoys working in a creative, experiment-heavy environment. Taking the time and space to explore ideas as they come allows us to develop products that are innovative, useful, and deliver incredible value to our customers.


Powered:  Yes

Amplifier Class:  D

Power Configuration:  Bi-Amped

LF Power:  60 W

HF Power:  40 W

Total Power:  100 W

LF Driver:  8" Woofer

HF Driver:  1" Soft Dome Tweeter

Freq. Response: (-10 dB)  37 Hz - 25 kHz

Frequency Range: (±3 dB)  45 Hz - 21 kHz

Crossover:  1.8 kHz

Listening Distance
(85 dB Continuous output,
20 dB headroom)  2.8 Meters

Max SPL:  114 dB

Unbalanced Inputs:  1 x RCA

Balanced Inputs:  1 x TRS
1 x XLR

TRS/XLR Input Sensitivity:  +4 dB

RCA Input Sensitivity:  -10 dB

HF Trim:  -2 dB, ±0 dB, +2 dB

LF Trim:  -2 dB, ±0 dB, +2 dB

Boundary EQ Settings:  Free space (On stands, away from walls)
On Stands, within .5 meters of a wall
Against a wall
Meter Bridge
Wall Mount
On a desk, away from walls
On a desk, within .5 meters of a wall
On a desk, against a wall

Enclosure:  Front Ported

Height:  16.5 Inches (25.4 cm)

Width:  10 Inches (15.4 cm)

Depth:  11.25 Inches (17.4 cm)

Product Weight:  19.8 lbs (9 kg)

Shipping Weight:  22.5 lbs (10.2 kg)

In the Box:  

LP-8 Studio Monitor

US Power Cable

User’s Manual