Kali Audio's first 3 way active studio monitor design for midfield use in your recording studio!
Priced as a single speaker, add 2 to cart for a stereo pair.
Designed for Mid-Field Distance: The Kali Audio IN-8 is designed for a listening distance of 2.8M or 9 feet. Please consider this when choosing this mid-field monitor vs your room size and sitting position.
Kali’s IN-8 is one of the most innovative studio monitors ever made. Combining the natural advantages of a 3-way design with hyper-realistic imaging of a co-axial mid-range and tweeter, it offers more transparency, lower distortion, and a soundstage that must be heard to be believed.
Performance: Power. Detail. Soundstage.
The IN-8 Studio Monitor is a speaker like no other. Using the same woofer and tweeter from Kali’s celebrated LP-8, the IN-8 adds a midrange driver that surrounds the tweeter, and acts as its waveguide.
In doing so, both the tweeter and the woofer are unburdened; with a smaller workload, they are able to play more clearly and with less distortion.
The coaxial nature of the midrange and tweeter make the IN-8 an acoustic point source. Off-axis lobing is thereby eliminated, resulting in a stereo soundstage that presents the listener with a hyper-realistic level of detail.
All of this means that the IN-8 is extremely accurate and easy to mix on, and that mixes made on the IN-8 will transfer wonderfully to other systems.
We know. We keep harping on about the “hyper-realistic” imaging of the IN-8. What does that mean?
When you listen to a stereo set of speakers, you’re hearing information about where instruments and players were placed when the material was recorded. Even with purely digital material, producers can manipulate physical locations of elements in the mix, and you will hear these on a stereo recording.
Not only does this allow producers to create interesting spatial effects, but it means that you can work faster and with more confidence. An accurate soundstage lets you “see” each element of the mix in front of you, so you can hear exactly what happens when you make changes.
2-way systems with good waveguides, like Kali’s LP-6 and LP-8, do a good job at conveying this spatial information. However, because the tweeter and woofer on those speakers (and most studio monitors!) are separate, this information gets lost in the space immediately above and below the speaker. This means that at the listening position, you’re not hearing the full stereo picture.
The IN-8 solves this problem. The tweeter and midrange share an acoustic center, and the woofer is crossed over at 330 Hz, so the distance between the woofer and midrange is well under a quarter wavelength at the crossover point. This means that the IN-8 is acoustically a point source. As such, it has the same excellent directivity that the LP-6 and LP-8 have at their sides in a full 360 degrees around the speaker. You’re hearing all of the spatial information at the listening position, so the soundstage that you hear will have every detail that’s present in the mix.
- Co-Axial Midrange and Tweeter: A three-way with impeccable imaging
- Co-Axial Midrange and Tweeter: A three-way with impeccable imaging.
- 8-Inch Woofer: Powerful, clean bass. Crossed over at 330 Hz to make the IN-8 an acoustic point source
- Low Noise Port Tube: Precisely engineered using airflow simulations for powerful bass without port noise.
- Powered: Yes
- Amp Class: D
- Power Config: Tri-Amped
- LF Power: 60 W
- Mid-Range Power: 40 W
- HF Power: 40 W
- Total Power: 140 W
- LF Driver: 8-Inch Poly-Coated Paper
- Mid-Range Driver: 4-Inch Optimized Profile Poly-Coated Paper
- HF Driver: 1-Inch Textile Dome
- Freq. Response (-10 dB): 37 Hz - 25 kHz
- Freq. Range (±3 dB): 45 Hz - 21 kHz
- LF to Mid-Range Crossover: 330 Hz
- Mid-Range to HF Crossover: 3000 Hz
- Listening Distance: 2.8 Meters
- Max SPL: 114 dB