Kali Audio IN-8 2nd Wave


Active nearfield monitor

  • 3-Way system with coaxial midrange/tweeter
  • Drivers: 8" woofer, 4" midrange, 1" soft dome tweeter
  • Power: 140 Watt (60/40/40 Watt Tri-Amped)
  • Frequency range: 37 - 25.000 Hz (-10 dB), 45 - 21.000 Hz (+/- 3 dB)
  • Maximum level: 117 dB
  • EQ for adjustment to the installation location
  • Connectors: XLR and jack 6.3 mm balanced as well as RCA unbalanced
  • Dimensions (H x D x W): 441 x 285 x 254 mm
  • Weight: 10.4 kg
Available since July 2021
Item number 520647
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Speaker size 1x 8", 1x 4", 1x 1"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 140 W
Magnetic Shielding No
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) Yes
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction Yes
Frequency range min. 37 Hz
Frequency range max. 25000 Hz
Dimensions in mm 419 x 254 x 280
Weight in kg 10,4 kg
Speaker Hous8ing - Woofer System Bassreflex
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Three way monitor - two axes

The IN-8 2nd Wave active nearfield studio monitor from Kali Audio is a three-way monitor that a uses coaxial architecture for the midrange speaker and tweeter. Above the 8" woofer for bass reproduction is a 4" midrange speaker, in the middle of which is a 1" tweeter. The midrange speaker and tweeter are thus positioned on the same acoustic axis, resulting in very precise stereo imaging. On the rear panel, there is a row of DIP switches for adjustment to the acoustic environment, a volume control, and a convenient selection of inputs (XLR, TRS, RCA) and the IEC socket. The IN-8 2nd Wave measures 44.1 x 28.5 x 25.4cm and weighs 10.4kg.

Audibly improved

The three loudspeakers of the IN-8 2nd Wave are driven by three Class D amplifiers - hence its Class D Tri-Amped classification. The woofer is supplied with 60 watts and the coaxial speakers with 40 watts each. In total, this makes a total output of 140 watts. Compared to its predecessor, the IN-8 2nd Wave has less noise and distortion. The 2nd Wave also sounds more natural without losing precision. All in all, there is an audible improvement in sound quality, which means that the user will be able to hear subtle details in their mix with even greater precision.

A good choice for all

The coaxial arrangement of the midrange and tweeter speakers and the resulting advantages in terms of stereo imaging make the IN-8 2nd Wave from Kali Audio the perfect monitor for mixing applications and music production. In this respect, musicians, technicians, and producers of all kinds will be pleased with the absolutely fair purchase price, which makes the Kali speaker an inexpensive and absolutely worthwhile investment. The positive characteristics of these three-way monitors are not only advantageous for mixing music - all sound productions will benefit from them.

About Kali Audio

Since 2018, Kali Audio has specialised in loudspeakers and everything related to them. Although the firm is still young, it already has plenty of expertise and experience, since it was founded by passionate engineers with decades of success behind them. At Kali's headquarters in Los Angeles/California, everyone is constantly striving to develop professional and at the same time affordable products for the music world. Kali’s reputation for innovation means it is a company to keep an eye on: Expect to be surprised with more exciting new products in the future!

Mix in any studio

The precise audio reproduction of the IN-8 2nd Wave makes it a recommended monitoring tool for every home, project, and professional studio. It helps to correctly assess mixing ratios, to place instruments in the mix in a targeted manner, and to clearly recognise inconsistencies. Thanks to the Class D design, DSP functions are made available to the user in a simple way: Eight different setup options are supplemented by different EQ settings with the help of the blue DIP switch section. The pictograms on the back explain the different settings in a user-friendly way.

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35 Reviews

When you're ready to step up to play with the big boys!
tktran303 27.07.2022
A real 3 way speaker, full active, with a coaxial midrange. I can't believe Kali managed to build one at this price. If have the space for a speaker of this size, it beats the virtually all others, hands down. Great tonal balance, nice output levels, friendly price. And this is irrespective of price! My other speaker cost 5 digits. Kali should consider releasing this one in white, with shorting rings, and a Bluetooth/Airplay receiver for home use. Winner winner chicken dinner!


Exceptional Nearfield Monitors with Balanced Sound and Versatile Tweaking
Leopoldo Lopes 25.04.2023
As someone who has used a lot of nearfield monitors over the years, I have to say that the Kali Audio IN-8 2nd Wave monitors are a cut above the rest. We recently purchased a pair of these monitors, and I have been blown away by their performance.

The sound of these monitors is incredibly well-balanced, with a clarity and detail that is hard to match. They have excellent translation, which means that the mix you hear on these monitors is likely to sound great on other playback systems as well.

The tweaking backend on these monitors is also exceptional. You have a lot of control over the sound, with options to adjust the high and low frequencies, as well as the overall volume. This level of versatility allows you to fine-tune the sound to your specific needs and preferences.

Overall, I highly recommend the Kali Audio IN-8 2nd Wave monitors to anyone looking for exceptional nearfield monitors with balanced sound and versatile tweaking options. They are a great investment that will help you achieve a more accurate and detailed mix.


too much hype imo
qws 23.11.2022
They are presented as the best BUDGET 3-way speakers because they literally have no competitors at this price point... It seems like a lot people these days are blown away by marketing strats & what's on paper rather than what they're actually hearing...
What you get is a cheap looking speaker with a cheap build quality that delivers decent highs, a clear midrange with a good stereo image and high spl... Now you may ask.. well what about the low-end? Exactly... In comparison to other 3-way speakers they just sound lifeless to me, you can barely feel the low-end energy even in bass heavy music. I'd only consider pairing them up with a good sub, but then again, why get 3-way speakers in the first place if you need a sub to hear what's happening in the lower range..


I like!
Vahab 15.10.2022
A month of using these monitors, I will tell you my opinion Decent professional-level monitors at a low cost! It should be noted right away that monitors do not perform best in small rooms such as a home studio in a room, but are designed for more serious prepared rooms. This is due to the presence of 8 "speakers and a rather impressive power - in total they are capable of delivering 140 W of pure sound. In terms of sound, the monitors produce a fairly even spectrum throughout the entire frequency range!


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