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Kali IN-5 announcement

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Kali is listening. Bigger question is how soon the 12 dB reduction in self noise will be incorporated into updated versions of all Kali speaker models. That would be a great competitive advantage at their price point.
 

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This is awesome, the self noise has been one of my biggest complaints about powered monitors.

Another interesting thing I noticed is that this IN-5 model has more power than the IN-8. 20 more watts to the woofer, and they rate it at 1dB higher SPL. The IN-5 has paper cones, where the IN-8 has coated paper. Seems like the IN-5 has several benefits of being a newer design.
 

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Oh no! 12dB in noise reduction? These guys are going to make me spend some money soon! Nice work Kali! I hope this noise reduction includes the LP models.

My teenage son is a musician and has been asking for some monitors. Hope someone sends one of these to Amir.
 

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This is awesome, the self noise has been one of my biggest complaints about powered monitors.

Another interesting thing I noticed is that this IN-5 model has more power than the IN-8. 20 more watts to the woofer, and they rate it at 1dB higher SPL. The IN-5 has paper cones, where the IN-8 has coated paper. Seems like the IN-5 has several benefits of being a newer design.

Killer specs for $350. If Kali delivers on all the claims for the IN-5 they aren't going to be able to keep up with demand.
 

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Your specs page is missing the dimensions, could you please provide them? Thank you
 

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was selfishly hoping they would reduce the size of these even more than they did but then they'd lose low frequency extension is my guess
 

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This is awesome, the self noise has been one of my biggest complaints about powered monitors.

Another interesting thing I noticed is that this IN-5 model has more power than the IN-8. 20 more watts to the woofer, and they rate it at 1dB higher SPL. The IN-5 has paper cones, where the IN-8 has coated paper. Seems like the IN-5 has several benefits of being a newer design.
Smaller speakers are almost always less efficient so need more power for the same loudness, though they can't achieve the same maximum loudness usually due to obvious mechanical limits.
 

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LP-6 dimensions are specified as 14.125 x 10.25 x 8.75 so the IN-5 cabinet is fractionally larger in height and depth and fractionally smaller in width..
 

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Looks as if YouTube reviewers get top priority these days as there's already an IN-5 review up with comparison to $8,000 Genelecs. All first impressions and no measurements of course.

 

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A great alternative to KEF and Elac, particularly because they are powered. Potentially anice home theater speaker as well. I wonder if their sub has a built-in cross-over for this model yet.
 

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Looking forward to the next gen big model.
 

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Dimensions at the bottom, this is from the manual. Says their smallest monitor yet, just smaller than the lp-6 according to their video.
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Kinda strange that the THD measurements are done in such a way so to not be easily compared. This is always irritating, but to put both on the same sheet is even more so.
 
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