The unique architecture of the Midrange and Tweeter eliminates off-axis lobing, giving the IN-8 an incredibly accurate, lifelike stereo image. However clever the design, it all counts for little if the monitors don’t sound good. If you’re asking what the catch is then this is it. These things sound so good. I could barely feel the bass in my mixes on the Kali IN8. You may get a speaker that has an audible hiss. The physics of this dual concentric arrangement is seductive but it’s not without issues. In this, on-test article, we test the Kali Audio IN8, an ultra-affordable, dual-concentric, 3-way monitor. Which One Should You Use. A three-way design is more complex and there is far more to get right. Authored 24 September 2020 by Mixdown. Most of us are aware that having audio being reproduced by multiple drivers from multiple points in space causes time of arrival differences resulting in comb-filtering effects. It’s rare for me to still have an example of a related model I’ve already tested but in this case I still have the LP6s I tested in June and because I can, I set them up for comparison with the IN8. We investigate. Wonder if it will be in the sub-$1K category. However, while it may not have any direct competition, is it any good? Kali Audio’s IN-8 speakers do boast a number of tech features, which make them highly desirable for the price, including a midrange driver and tweeter that are coaxial or coincidental, thus allowing them to share the same acoustic center (movement of the midrange is only about 1mm at peak output, and so there is no interference with the tweeter). The Dual Concentric Mid/High drivers of the IN8. This should result in a wider sweet spot. Kali Audio are relative newcomers to the entry-level nearfield monitor market, and our esteemed Executive Editor Paul White reviewed the company's least expensive model, the LP‑6, back in the December 2018 issue. Thaks, I didn't know about the noise. It’s not obnoxious or even distracting but it is there. 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. 19th June 2019 ... loved the sound but sadly the hiss was too much for me. Yes, it turned out that the original speaker was in fact damaged after Kali's investigation.. That said with the cancellation at 8-10khz it's still not up to the standards of Genelecs or anything, and I'm curious what the preference rating ends up being for it vs the Kef LS50. It had the same low noise performance I had in my own studio. -Makes a weird catching light scrape sound like the Mackie HD824 playing Jamie XX Reconsider at 2:20-The most extreme, ragged, hissing I've ever heard from 6' away.-My refridgerator is running in the background and I can still hear hiss.-Hissy hiss hiss.-Unplugged all … 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. I have possibly the first LP-6 to be shipped from any US retailer and I'd get no more hiss from the tweeter than I get from every active monitor tweeter. That being said, as soon as you pass audio you’re not going to notice it, apart from in the quietest of pauses. I'd check your interface, connections and power supply. In that case, Kali Audio offers solid after-sales support. I know, I know, Behringer but they were free. How do they sound? These are definitely not meant to be placed on your table closeup. Monitors, What Are We Using? So far, so self-explanatory. Anyone know when these are to be available? Only questions that I have for now: is there an IN-6 comings at some point? The flatter, more extended response of the IN8 was clearly better but I have to confess they came across as a little flat compared to the attention-grabbing LP6. These are definitely not meant to be placed on your table closeup. ..3way(ish) design. With engineering at the forefront, Kali aims to make loudspeakers and related products that present the best possible value to our customers. Speakers sound amazing for the price. Also, using a video to judge noise is just silly when factoring mic type, mic gains, & environment. I played the same mixes on the krk and clearly heard my bass. That’s a great price but kind of concerns me when it comes to the frequency range. Buy Kali Audio IN-8 Powered 3-Way Coincident Studio Monitor (Single, Black) featuring 8" Poly Coated Paper Woofer, 4" Poly Coated Paper Midrange Driver, 1" Textile Dome Tweeter, Coincidental Mid/Hi Driver, Mid Driver - Low Excursion Waveguide, 45 Hz to 21 kHz Frequency Response, 140W Output - 114 dB Max SPL Output, Integrated Boundary Comp EQ, XLR, 1/4" TRS, RCA Inputs, Includes Power Cord. Kali's latest speakers demonstrate some serious electro-acoustic know-how — and represent remarkable value for money. Two-way is very much the order of the day when designing a competitively priced monitor and when we tested the Kali LP6 we found an extraordinarily good value, two-way monitor. The LP-8's next to the IN-8 was dirt cheap at $300 I think? Kali Audio's WS-12 is a 1000W, 12″ powered subwoofer for studio & live use. A combination which is so unusual it may be unique. The amps are noisy. There are lots of reviews and shootouts around. It does! The latest entry in the Kali Audio line of affordable, powered studio monitors is the IN-8 three-way speaker, expanding on the Kali two-way LP-6 and LP-8 powered models. Returning to my earlier mysterious reference to the only other monitor being quite like the IN8 being one which costs ten times as much.