"The best studio monitor under $500 - Period"
Kali's Lone Pine (LP) Studio Monitors are the most advanced speakers in their class. Everything about them was designed with one goal in mind: to help you get exactly the mix you're looking for. No matter your genre, format, or audience, Kali Lone Pine will get you next-level results.
The Kali LP Series is designed to allow you to hear every detail that's happening in your mix.
This starts with an exceptionally accurate frequency response (see below). Whatever is present in your mix is what you'll hear on 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.
A speaker's given position in a space can drastically change it's frequency response. A speaker placed against a wall or on a desk will sound very different than a speaker placed on a stand, even in a well-treated space. Hard surfaces like walls, desk tops, and recording consoles can change the low end frequency response of the monitor, and degrade the overall clarity of the sound.
Kali's team did our Boundary EQ DSP tuning at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, and came up with boundary compensation EQ settings 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, or where the speakers are placed.
The LP Series monitors are very accurate throughout their frequency response. The LP-6 has the lowest distortion in its class; a full 6 dB lower than its nearest competitor. This is achieved via design considerations that optimize woofer performance. The measurements you see were conducted by Pro Sound Testing in Greenville, USA.
The LP-6 and LP-8 both feature 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.
The integrated Class D Power amp delivers clean, reliable power that's optimized to this speaker.
Both models use 40W for the 1” soft dome tweeter. The LP-6 uses 40W for the 6.5-Inch woofer, and the LP-8 uses 60W for the 8-Inch woofer.
Specifications LP-6 & LP-8
|LF Power:||40 W||60 W|
|HF Power:||40 W||40 W|
|Total Power:||80 W||100 W|
|LF Driver:||6.5" Woofer||8" Woofer|
|HF Driver:||1" Soft Dome Tweeter||1" Soft Dome Tweeter|
|Freq. Response: (-10 dB)||39 Hz - 25 kHz||37 Hz - 25 kHz|
|Frequency Range: (±3 dB)||47 Hz - 21 kHz||45 Hz - 21 kHz|
|Crossover:||1.5 kHz||1.8 kHz|
| Listening Distance:
(85 dB Continuous,
20 dB headroom)
|2.2 Meters||2.8 Meters|
|Max SPL:||112 dB||114 dB|
| System THD
(94 dB @ 1 M):
|<3% 80 Hz - 1.7 kHz
<2% above 1.7 kHz
|<2.5% 80 Hz - 400 Hz
<1.5% above 400 Hz
|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
On stands, against a wall
On a desk, away from walls
On a desk, within .5 meters of a wall
On a desk, against a wall
|Height:||14.125 Inches (35.9 cm)||16.5 Inches (41.9 cm)|
|Width:||8.75 Inches (22.2 cm)||10 Inches (25.4 cm)|
|Depth:||10.25 Inches (26 cm)||11.25 Inches (28.6 cm)|
|Product Weight:||15.54 lbs (7.01 kg)||19.8 lbs (9 kg)|
|Shipping Weight:||18 lbs (8.16 kg)||22.5 lbs (10.2 kg)|
- Kali Audio