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Kali Audio LP-6 6.5'' Powered Studio Monitor - Black

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Transparency. Clarity. Accuracy.

Kali Audio's Lone Pine Series studio monitors are 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 and 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.

Listening Distance
Kali Audio defines a listening distance as the maximum distance at which the speakers can play continuously at 85 dB while maintaining 20 dB dynamic headroom. This means that anywhere within that listening distance, you can listen for long periods of time at reference volume, and momentary peaks such as bass drops or explosion effects will come through clearly and with minimal distortion. The LP-6 has enough output for most 1-2 person setups, and the LP-8 can handle larger setups easily.

3-D Imaging Waveguide
The waveguide on the Lone Pine Series studio monitors ensures that the directivity of the loudspeaker is smooth throughout its frequency response. What's more: it's calibrated so that the sound power of the loudspeaker helps you to perceive sound accurately. This gives the speakers a more natural, lifelike feel that exposes more of the detail of the material that you're working on.

Features
3-D Imaging Waveguide - Hear three dimensional sound from a stereo pair of speakers.
Dual-Layer Voice Coil - Large diameter voice coil allows for low distortion and high dynamic range.
Low Noise Port Tube - Precisely engineered using airflow simulations for powerful bass without port noise.
Easy Connections - The LP-6 and LP-8 both feature balanced XLR and TRS inputs, and an unbalanced RCA input.
Lowest Distortion in its Class - a full 6 dB lower than its nearest competitor. This is achieved via design considerations that optimize woofer performance.

Specifications
Powered: Yes
Amp Class: D
Power Config: Bi-Amped
LF Power: 40 W
HF Power: 40 W
Total Power: 80 W
LF Driver: 6.5" Woofer
HF Driver: 1" Soft Dome Tweeter
Freq. Response (-10 dB): 39 Hz - 25 kHz
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB): 47 Hz - 21 kHz
Crossover: 1.5 kHz
Listening Distance: 2.2 Meters
Max SPL: 112 dB
Dimensions: 14.125" x 10.25" x 8.25"

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
Here is my review of these monitors after a decent amount of testing. The first thing I noticed about them on the showroom floor is that they are quiet compared to others in the rack. Taking them into the studio however, where I can level match them and mix at a reasonable level made a huge difference. The stores noise floor is around 70db, I mix at around 75db at the most. I own a set of YSM6’s in my studio, the input gain on them has to be turned way down so that I won’t inadvertently damage my hearing. On the Kali LP-6’s they were set to unity to achieve the same output. Great feature on these are the dip switches on the rear that adjust the speakers internal eq for where the speaker will be positioned in relation to your studio space. Against the wall, off the wall half’s metre, off the wall more than half a metre, on stands, on mixing desk, etc. The sound from these after level matching was impressive, clear high end information and relatively flat response on the mids. The low end information is there but not as bass heavy as the YSM6 or Rokit7. You can hear what’s going on there but you wont feel it as much. All in all you should be able to mix good tracks with these monitors once you get used to them. They do a great job at this price point. Competing well with the YSM6, Rokit7,HS7. Just realise that in the store they will sound quieter than the others. In the studio they are more than loud enough. They are accurate at proper listening levels. The blue power light on the front is a bit bright but some tape or black marker on them should take them a bit.
Posted by Daniel Dunbar on Nov 25, 2020
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Closest StoreOwen Sound, Ontario
Good sounding monitors for the price. Unfortunately the tweeter hiss/noise is real just like everyone had been saying. The noise isn't too loud, however, it shouldn't really be there to begin with in my opinion. My BX5 didn't have noise, my KRK didn't have noise, my brothers 10 year old Yorkville's don't have noise, Kali LP6 do...
Posted by Jack on Oct 2, 2020
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Amazing value & performance.5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
These monitors are amazing. They are designed and built by three ex-JBL engineers. I've had them several weeks and am extremely happy. The fact their web site shows detailed freq response graphs, distortion levels etc was a strong determining factor in my decision, they aren't hiding anything. Online reviews are fantastic & the price point is great. They are very revealing, I hear things in recordings I was never aware of. The bass response is flat and goes impressively low for a small driver. Admittedly they aren't the best looking monitors out there. Dont be put off by them not being a well known label.
Posted by Earl on Jun 9, 2020
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