These Kii speakers designed by Bruno Putzeys shattered every expectation and audio belief system to which I subscribe. First of all they are small speakers capable of prodigious bass—not “for their size” but for any size! They produce prodigious SPLs and go comfortably down to the mid 30Hz region and that is lower than you might think! Michael Fremer-Analogplanet.com
|Drivers||4x 6.5" woofer, 1x5" midrange, 1" waveguided tweeter, all individually driven|
|Amplification||6x250W full-custom Ncore|
|Crossover||Active Wave Focusing crossover filter|
|Frequency Response||20Hz to 25kHz (+/- 0.5dB)|
|Phase Response||minimum (best possible time coherence)|
|Long term SPL||105dB|
|Short term SPL||110dB|
|Controlled Directivity||4.8dB (80Hz - 1kHz, slowly rising thereafter)|
|Inputs||XLR Analog, AES/EBU|
|Speaker Adjustment||Selectable correction for free-standing, near wall or in corner|
Remember the look your mom gave you when you asked a question that had no simple answer? You know the one, the blank stare, the stuttering as she tried to figure out how to answer you. That is the look you get from us when you ask us what the big deal is about the Kii Audio 3 speakers.
Describing the Kii Audio 3 speakers is no simple task. Obviously, they are speakers, bookshelf speakers to be exact. But they also sport a custom ncore amplifier module on each of the six drivers. So that makes them nicely powered bookshelf speakers. But wait, there’s more! Each driver has a dedicated DAC processor, allowing you to stream your digital music directly to the speakers effectively bypassing your stereo electronics. The integrated DAC processors also allow Kii Audio to eliminate a traditional crossover and minimize or eliminate acoustical shortcomings found in traditional speaker designs. For more details, please read this technical information found on Kii Audio’s website.
Technology is great, but how do the Kii Audio 3 speakers sound? In one word: BIG. Time and again, audio reviewers report that they are amazed at the big sound that comes out of the Kii speakers. Everyone agrees the bass is phenomenal, but what about the magic midrange? How about soundstage and air? All the technology discussed does more than improve bass. These speakers are extremely coherent and present very natural timbre and beautiful soundstage. They are a complete package: full range speakers with a very nice linear presentation from top to bottom.
Is this the magic solution audiophiles have been waiting for since we were promised perfect sound forever? The Kii 3’s are the most technically advanced speaker we have auditioned and perform beautifully. In the end it is up to you to decide if these speakers are game changers, and there is only one way to find out. Call us and arrange for an audition and you decide if the Kii 3 speakers are as good as everyone says.
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