Submitted April 8, 2021 by Marcus H in HUNTSVILLE, AL
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I purchased a pair of the Kali LP8’s (one from zZounds, the other from the local Guitar Center). I’ve had them for about a month and a half now and all I can honestly say is that these monitors are awesome. I have an untreated room (It’s a fairly decent sized room not small, and not large. It’s also squarish) I have my monitors in probably the worse place they could be, right where two walls meet, AND on a table. I don’t get the complete sound of the bass from the speakers in my mixing position BUT, I do get a very substantial amount of bass. Enough bass to shake the roof and walls, and I can hear it plus feel it, and that’s without driving the monitors hard. If I go to my closet, I get the FULL CLEAN effect of the bass. I mention all this just to let anyone know that even if your space isn’t ideal, these can still work. My mixes translate very well from these minus the bass, but that’s due to my mixing position and my untreated room NOT the speakers! If I check my bass in the closet though I can get it pretty dead on. Lol , my monitors do make a slight hiss that almost everyone refers too. It doesn’t bother me from my mixing position & it’s not really loud whatsoever, I’d have to be about 1.5-2 feet away from the monitor to hear it over the computer fans. I would definitely recommend these, as well as isolation pads. I noticed an immediate difference after I purchased the isolation pads! For anyone wondering which ones I went with. I got the “Gator Frameworks Large” These speakers make ALL of my mixing decisions easier. I would just recommend spending a few days listening and adjusting the dip switches on the back. I have my speakers about 4 ft apart from each other, angled at 60 degrees. And I sit about 3.5-4 feet away from the speakers. I tried to find information to help me get a good setup going with these but couldn’t find any, hope this gives anyone that was in my situation a starting point. I would also definitely buy these again if something were to ever happen to the ones I have. I trust them and I love them & you will too!
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