Bookshelf monitors are a crowded category within the landscape of music products, but an incredibly inmportant one. There is no way Behringer was going to stay on the sidelines of this category, so they did a bit of corporate rading and wooed one KRK's chief speaker designers away and set him to the task of creating Behringer's new line of studio monitors. The Behringer K5 is the largest of the designs in the K Series monitors, and is a great choice for anyone whose studio can accommodate an 5" bookshelf monitor and that needs to have a good, clear, detailed image of bass performance in program material.
Why Studio Monitors are so Important
The goal of a great studio monitor is to present an accurate representation of your mix, so you can tell how well it will translate to the diverse listening environments and systems of today, such as car stereos, club sound systems, radio, portable digital music players and others. The remarkably flat response of the NEKKST K5 allows you to work with the complete confidence that your mixes will œplay accurately on these systems and to your audience at large.
Keith R. Klawitter - the Man Who Invented Studio Monitors
The ultra-linear, 100-Watt reference-class NEKKST K5 was designed by renowned acoustic icon and founder of KRK, Keith R. Klawitter “ a man who has devoted much of his life to the quest for the "perfect" loudspeaker. The K5 features Keith's advanced Waveguide technology for the ultimate in acoustic dispersion, which generates an extremely large œsweet zone for easy and optimal monitoring. A true bi-amped system, an ingenious crossover design and separate amplifiers are utilized for high and low-frequency signals, providing superb sound reproduction from the long-throw, deformation-resistant, glass-fiber cone woofer and pristinely-accurate, silk-dome tweeter. The NEKKST K5 not only satisfies seasoned engineers and producers, but makes audiophile-level sound accessible to both home and professional recording studio applications.
Bi-Amplification - The Path to Absolute Signal Integrity
With its 100 ultra-clean Watts of output, delivered through separately-powered drivers via a true bi-amping mode with 2 amplifiers per speaker, the K5 delivers high-resolution sound that really brings out the best in your music. You will notice that most competitors apply simple passive crossovers, which not only inaccurately separate the frequency spectrum, but most importantly impact the drivers' performance. BEHRINGER has gone the extra mile, driving each woofer and tweeter with a separate amplifier for absolute signal integrity.
The ability for a studio monitor to adapt to a wide range of acoustic conditions is of paramount importance, and the NEKKST K5 delivers extreme versatility in this arena. K5' rear panel features switches for adjusting high and low frequency response, compensating for varying room attributes, or for pairing with a dedicated subwoofer. Independently controlled limiters protect both the woofer and tweeter against overload.
Connectivity and Compatibility
Since a monitor' output is only as good as its input, the NEKKST K5 includes a servo-balanced front end and accepts XLR, TRS and unbalanced RCA connectors for extremely-flexible connectivity. The high-density composite enclosure guarantees ultra-low diffraction and reduced low-frequency distortion.
- Size: Near-field
- System type: Active
- Configuration: 2-way
- Low-frequency driver: 5"
- Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
- High-frequency driver: 1"
- Full-range driver: Not applicable
- Driver type: Glass fiber
- Frequency response: 50Hz “ 20kHz
- Max peak SPL: 100dB
- Amplifier class: Class D
- Output power: 150W
- Onboard Features
- Input connectors: XLR, TRS, RCA
- Standby mode: No
- Acoustic space control: Yes
- Power indicator: Yes
- Width: 7.8" (197 mm)
- Height: 11.3" (288 mm)
- Depth: 9.7" (247 mm)
- Weight: 11 lbs. (5 kg)
- Enclosure type: Ported
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