njoy accurate and lifelike sound with the Kali Audio IN-5, a 3-way studio monitor designed for mixing, production, and critical listening. This monitor offers a 5" woofer, a 4" midrange driver, and a coaxial 1" tweeter nested amid inside the midrange driver. This driver architecture helps give the monitor a realistic stereo image, alongside a clarity of frequency and transient representation that is essential for professional use.
The monitor utilizes a tri-amped design powered by Class-D amplification to bolster reliability while banishing noise to a nearly subaudible level. Integrated EQs include 3-position HF and LF trim switches, as well as multiple boundary EQ settings for better placement on meter bridges, desks, or stands. You'll get a usable frequency range of 47 Hz to 21 kHz (±3 dB) out of this monitor, extending down to 39 Hz and up to 25 kHz at -10 dB. Sitting 7.2' away from the monitor, you'll be able to play audio at 85 dB with 20 dB of headroom to spare, which is a suitable level for many mixing environments.
The monitor offers XLR, TRS, and RCA connections, giving you options for your preferred method of connectivity. Also, the speaker can run both -10 dBV for consumer sources, as well as the professional +4 dBu standard. The monitor ships with a power cable.
Class-D Amplification Throughout
The IN-5 features a Class-D amp with very little self noise, an upgraded DSP section, and upgraded transducers for better reliability.
Lifelike Stereo Imaging
Because of the coincident placement of the midrange and tweeter and the crossover of the woofer to the midrange (280 Hz), the IN-5 is an acoustic point source. This gives it an ideal directivity characteristic for a studio monitor. You will be able to hear a very lifelike stereo image, with details placed clearly and consistently. Off-axis lobing that is unavoidable in a 2-way system is virtually eliminated.
Substantial work was done to optimize the midrange driver not only for its own acoustic performance, but also for its role as the waveguide for the tweeter. The shape is very precise to allow for controlled directivity at midrange to tweeter crossover, ensuring accurate summing both on and off axis. Excursion on the midrange is limited to less than 1mm peak to peak, so that the oscillation of the midrange does not have a negative effect on the tweeter.
Useful Room Features
The IN-5 incorporates all of the benefits of Kali's Lone Pine series monitors. These include optimized woofers for powerful, clean bass, a front-firing port tube, and our boundary compensation EQs.
Kali Audio IN-5 3-Way Studio Monitor Key features:
- 3-Way Tri-Amped Design
- 5" Woofer, 4" MF Driver, and 1" Tweeter
- Coaxial Midrange Driver and Tweeter
- 85 dB SPL at 7.2' with 20 dB Headroom