Item #1547733 Model #IN-5

Kali Audio IN-5 5" 3-Way Powered Studio Monitor Standard


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IN-5 3-way studio monitors provide clarity and power.

Kali Audio's IN-5 is a 3-way studio monitor with a 5" woofer, 4" mid-range and a coaxial 1" tweeter. The unique architecture of the mid-range and tweeter eliminates off-axis lobing, giving the IN-5 an incredibly accurate, lifelike stereo image. The strength of the stereo image, combined with the clarity of the speakers overall, make it extremely easy to build a complete, detailed picture of your mix. Every aspect of your mix is presented with clarity and accuracy, allowing you to dial in precisely the sound you want.

Because of the coincident placement of the mid-range and tweeter, and the crossover of the woofer to the mid-range (280Hz), 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 an excellent stereo image, with details placed clearly and consistently.

Substantial work was done to optimize the mid-range 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 mid range to tweeter crossover, ensuring accurate summing both on- and off-axis. Excursion on the mid-range is limited to less than 1 mm peak to peak, so that the oscillation of the mid-range does not have a negative effect on the tweeter.

The first in Kali’s “second wave” of loudspeakers, the IN-5 features a Class-D amp with a 12dB reduction in self noise, an upgraded DSP section and upgraded transducers for better reliability.

On top of this, 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 their own boundary compensation EQs.

  • Powered: Yes
  • Amplifier class: D
  • Power configuration: Tri-amped
  • LF power: 80W
  • Mid-range power: 40W
  • HF power: 40W
  • Total power: 160W
  • LF driver: 5" paper
  • Mid-range driver: 4" optimized profile paper
  • HF driver: 1" textile dome
  • Frequency response: (-10dB) 39Hz–25kHz
  • Frequency range: (±3dB) 47Hz–21kHz
  • LF to mid-range crossover: 280Hz
  • Mid-range to HF crossover: 2,800Hz
  • SPL: 85dB continuous at 2.2 m with 20dB headroom
  • Max SPL: 112dB


  • Speaker acts as an acoustic point source; there is no lobing off-axis
  • Highly detailed imaging for highly accurate mixing
  • Easy to perceive subtle details; allows users to work with more confidence and efficiency
  • No air distortion from the coaxial speakers
  • Greater dynamic range
  • Accurate, clean amplification
  • Low amplifier self-noise
  • Individual DSP sections for each driver
  • Reliable power
  • Low heat generation