Kali Studio Kit
1x Kali WS-12 1000watt Subwoofer
4x 3m XLR Link Cables
Kali Audio 140 watt 3-way Active Nearfield 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.
- Class D Power
- 37 Hz
- Lower Frequency Response
- < 1.4% System THD
- 94 dB @ 1M
- 114 dB
- Max SPL
The tweeter and midrange share an acoustic centre, 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.
The IN-8’s total harmonic distortion is less than 1.4%, which is exceptional. This is the result of unburdening both the woofer and the tweeter, so that both are doing less work. The woofer is crossed over at 330 Hz, a full 2.5 octaves lower than on the LP-8.
Boundary EQ Control
Kali’s team did our Boundary EQ 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.
The IN-8 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.
|LF Power||60 W|
|Mid-Range Power||40 W|
|HF Power||40 W|
|Total Power||140 W|
|LF Driver||Poly-Coated Paper|
|Mid-Range Driver||4″ 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|
Power. Depth. Adaptability.
The WS-12 Subwoofer is the most powerful studio subwoofer available under $1600. It is made to be used with any near- or mid-field studio monitors, as well as with small portable PA systems in a live setting.
One of the key design specifications for the WS-12 is that it be capable of providing bass management in a 5.1 system where all of the full-range speakers are Kali IN-8s. As such, the WS-12 is powered by a 1000W power amplifier mated to a high-excursion 12-Inch driver.
This much power also makes the WS-12 a capable live subwoofer. Its enclosure is 18mm plywood and it has handles for easy carrying. Kali’s team made sure that it will fit in small passenger cars, so you can take it with you even when you’re calling a ride to get to your gig!
All this power is controlled by a robust, user-friendly DSP section that let you dial in the exact settings you need for your system. Whether you’re using it with a pair of LP-6s, as bass management in a 5.1 system, or on stage with a PA, it’s easy to configure the WS-12 to get exactly what you need.
1000W Class D Power
23 Hz Lower Frequency Response
18mm Wooden Enclosure
123 dB Max SPL
The WS-12 has selectable crossovers every 20 Hz between 40 Hz and 140 Hz.
6 dB steps allow easy adjustment between free space, against walls, or in corners.
Reverse the sub’s polarity for better phase response in your system.
Bypass the sub at the press of a button to listen to your mix on full-range speakers. The sub turns off, and output signal is no longer high passed when bypassed.
For use with:
The WS-12 features easy carrying handles and a rugged 18mm wooden enclosure. It is small enough to fit into most small passenger cars, making it an excellent choice for small, mobile PA systems.
One WS-12 will be sufficient for use with suitcase-style all-in-one PAs like the Yamaha® StagePAS® or Fender® Passport® or linear array all-in-ones like the Bose® L1® or LD Systems® Maui®.
Two WS-12s can be used side by side for use with larger systems. With two subwoofers side by side, total system Max SPL is now 129 dB with frequency extension down to 23 Hz.
|Driver Size:||12 Inches|
|Freq Response: (-10 dB):||23Hz – 160 Hz|
|Freq Response: (+/-3 dB):||30Hz – 160 Hz|
|Crossover:||Selectable; See User’s Manual|
|Unbalanced Inputs:||Stereo RCA|
|Balanced Inputs:||Stereo TRS/XLR Combi Jack|
|Balanced Outputs:||Stereo XLR|
|XLR Pass-Through Noise:||.09 mV; 99 dB Signal-to-Noise|
|Other Inputs/Outputs:||1/4-Inch Footswitch Input|
|Height:||19 Inches (48.3cm)|
|Depth:||17 Inches (43.2cm)|
|Width:||16 Inches (40.7cm)|
|Weight:||63 Lbs (29kg)|