In July new speaker brand Kii invited professional sound engineers and producers to Red Bull Studios in London to listen to the Kii THREE professional studio monitors.
For those of you who weren't able to make the event in London, we have this interview recorded at this event where inventor Bruno Putzeys, chatted to Russ about speaker design, how they interact with the room, the challenges of designing good speakers and why he ended up designed the Kii THREE Active Monitors, the technology behind them and how these concepts are implemented.
More About The Kii Three Monitors
Kii have packed 1500 watts per speaker divided across six drivers into a compact and lightweight enclosure. The Kii THREE is designed to move some serious air, Bruno Putzeys invented the Active Wave Focusing technology, which he developed to control the sound dispersion and direct the sound pressure, into the sweet spot.
The Kii THREE's have 'intelligent' DSP processing giving them a cardioid sound dispersion pattern down to the low-mid and bass frequencies, which normally can only be achieved by very wide baffles, big cabinets or soffit mounting speakers (infinite baffle design).
The argument goes that the controlled sound dispersion is the only reason, why a big main monitor system in a good room offers the special feel and impact it does. Even though acousticians and speaker designers know about this task, Kii claims that no other speaker manufacturer has approached a solution to this common problem.