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Speaker pair KRK V8II

The company KRK founded in 1986 Keith Klaitera, produces only Studio loudspeakers (active and passive). In the company's catalog six product lines (including subwoofer). V8 is the second top model series V. the woofer V8 - 200-mm Kevlar cone. Tweeter is equipped with soft dome; ferromagnetic liquid cools and at the same time dampens the coil. Slotted ports PHI (front from below), according to the developers, effectively reduce turbulence. The difference in the way power is caused by the difference in sensitivity drivers (treble/bass - 60/120 W). In the power - low noise toroidal transformer. Before strengthening are three active filter: subsonic, low, High. Pets adjusting the input sensitivity (from +6 to -30 dB), high level after 1 kHz (-1, 0, +1 dB), installing the base frequency of the border (45, 50, 65 Hz). The scheme of the limiter protects drivers from damage; it can be disabled by a switch Clip Off/Limiter Switch on the back panel, the led (front) will help to find the optimal mode of operation. The model receives signals of both types on the original combo XLR/TRS-Neutrik connector. There is a power management mode to Auto. Case M8 made of MDF-medium density, glossy black film, inside muted and reinforced bars. Front edge deliberately rounded to reduce diffraction.

V8II can overwhelm the listener with his energy, powerful dynamic pressure. The advantages of the columns can be attributed elastic (with drive), rolling bass. We noted a significant tone imbalance in the middle and upper case. High-frequency detail column filed a bit artificial, sometimes piercing; the effect was not lost when we decrease the volume. Some "synthetic" sound paints opposes clear, even analytical sending picture - dimensional and dynamic aspects of the music. The model is closely monitoring low-amplitude relief records. This acoustics for lovers of electronic music genres.

To fight with peaks - off the limiter.

Fig. 1. Frequency Response.

Fig. 2. Nonlinear distortion factor.

"Nanosistemy" response on the site 400-6 kHz - possible cause fuzz tone sound of the V8. Very smooth area 80-400 Hz covers a significant part of the middle register. Light tone imbalance in this area was listened to, perhaps because the upper overtones midrange tones fall in the above area uneven. In the lower part of the chart - bump (65 Hz), which strengthens the case (very similar got M Audio). On-axis frequency response starts to fall sharply starting from 14 kHz quite early. The direction of the sound is very low.

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