Studio monitors have a flat sound signature used for mixing in theory, maybe some kind of EQ to tune the monitors?
I tried and they still sound kinda dead. I don’t know, maybe it’s something with the room.
I love studio monitors, especially in a desktop situation. That said, they don’t pump out bass trying to pretend they’re a big speaker so they definitely benefit from a sub. If you don’t already have a sub, I would add one before trying a lateral move to other monitors or bookshelf speakers.
If you already have a sub, I would save up for something like the Adam A5X or something in that price range.
I don’t have a sub. I usually don’t listen to loud levels and I would expect a 6.5" woofer to perform well as it’s not being pushed to its limits. Having said that I think the speaker may sound better when they’re playing louder. I need to try this tomorrow, can’t do it now otherwise my neighbors will call the police. That’s another reason I was avoiding a sub…
I’m gonna try to adjust the height of the stand too, I think it may be too high at the moment.
As a owner of these Kali Lp6’s I run them out from my Asgard 3 and Bifrost 2. They have great low end but could benefit from something like a Loki mini for that little extra on “some” music. Mostly I find I do not need it and they pound just fine. Could be the amp and dac providing the right sound…
The speakers are connected to a Motu M2 at the moment. For sure not the best DAC on the planet but I think it should be flat and good enough. On the amp side, nothing that we could do right? As the speaker is powered. I listen to it on my mac and I did install an equalization program so I could play a little with the sound. I think it sounds better with something like this:
I did not change the LF/HF switches at the speaker.
Any recommendations for small subwoofers? I just need a little extra impact.