Unveils Every Detail in Your Mix
Featuring a refined amplifier design, the Kali Audio LP-8 V2 is among the most accurate studio monitors you’ll find in its price range — in fact, it stands up to speakers that far exceed the modest price tag. The LP-8 V2 unveils every detail in your mix — it’s brutally honest. Nothing is boosted or attenuated to mask flaws or spice up its sound: what you hear is what you get. In addition to a ruler-flat frequency response, the LP-8 V2 exhibits negligible levels of distortion, ample headroom, and impressive low-end extension for a 8-inch speaker. Experience a massive soundstage with spot-on imaging, courtesy of the LP-8 V2’s cutting-edge waveguide design, while its low-noise port tube yields clean, punchy bass. Plus, it sounds excellent in a myriad of environments, thanks to its boundary compensation EQ. At the end of the day, you need a studio monitor that you can trust — and the Kali Audio LP-8 V2 delivers on all fronts.
cond-generation refinements yield sonic excellence
Despite so many rave reviews among studio engineers, Kali Audio saw room for improvement with the LP-8’s already impressive sonic signature. The LP-8 V2 features a refined amplifier design that lowers the noise floor even further than it was, and offers a smoother high frequency response too. The LP-8 V2’s Boundary EQ settings have been tweaked based on user feedback, enhancing transparency when your monitors are positioned close to a wall or on a desktop. And with the LP-8 V2’s lower-mass woofer design, you’ll experience even more detail and clarity in the bass regions.
Transparent sound reproduction for mixes you can trust
The LP-8 V2 offers ultra-transparent sound reproduction, enabling you to hear every detail of your mix. This starts with an exceptionally accurate frequency response. There’s nothing hyped about this speaker: its dual-layer, large-diameter voice coil exhibits a crystal-clear sound with negligible distortion — a full 6dB lower than its nearest competitor. At continuous reference-level output, the LP-8 V2 boasts at least 20dB of headroom to allow for transient spikes. What’s more, this studio monitor employs larger magnets and voice coils than others in its class, resulting in super-accurate low-end response and impressive low-frequency extension. At Sweetwater, we’ve found that the LP-8 V2 empowers you to mix with confidence. Once you dial in your music on a set of these monitors, it will sound great everywhere.
Cutting-edge waveguide design yields rock-solid imaging
When you listen to a speaker, you hear both its direct sound and its reflections. When the reflections are consistent with the direct sound, the speaker sounds better. Its stereo image will sound three-dimensional, enabling you to observe subtle details such as spatial information and microphone placement. The Kali Audio LP-8 V2’s cutting-edge waveguide design minimizes unwanted reflections, thereby preventing the smeared sound stage that’s inherent in many low-cost studio monitors. With the LP-8 V2, you’ll know the exact location of every instrument in your mix’s stereo field. This will also you to mix faster, and produce better results.
Low-noise port tube exhibits clean, punchy low end
One of the LP-8 V2’s most novel features is its low-noise port tube. Many port tubes emit turbulence, as air leaves the tube at different speeds from different points of the opening. This turbulence produces chuffing, a noisy sound that obscures the low-end details of your mix. The LP-8 V2’s port tube, on the other hand, ensures that all of the air exits at the same velocity. The end result is clean, punchy bass with zero added noise.
Boundary EQ ensures optimal sound in any environment
A speaker’s position in a room drastically affects its frequency response. Even if your room is acoustically treated, your studio monitor’s sound will change if you place it near a wall or on a desk. What’s more, hard surfaces like walls and the top of your console will skew your monitor’s frequency response, degrade its sound, and give you false auditory information. The engineers at Kali Audio understand this, and they baked a solution directly into the LP-8 V2: its Boundary EQ. Tuned to perfection at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, the LP-8 V2’s Boundary EQ supplies you with presets that are tailored to eight common speaker placements. You also get LF/HF trims for fine-tuning the speaker’s response. With the LP-8 V2, you’ll be able to optimize its response, no matter what environment you’re mixing in.
|LF Driver Size||8″ Woofer|
|LF Driver Type||Paper Cone|
|HF Driver Size||1″ Tweeter|
|HF Driver Type||Soft Dome|
|LF Driver Power Amp||60W|
|HF Driver Power Amp||40W|
|Total Power||100W Class D|
|Frequency Range||45Hz-21kHz (±3 dB)|
|Frequency Response||37Hz-25kHz (-10 dB)|
|Maximum Peak SPL||117 dB|
|Input Types||1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4″ TRS, 1 x RCA|
|Features||DIP Switch Room EQ Settings and HF/LF Trim|
|Enclosure Type||Front Ported|
|Enclosure Material||Vinyl-wrapped MDF|
|Manufacturer Part Number||LP-8V2|