MAF 2024: Studio Economik / Kii, Wattson Audio

MAF 2024: Studio Economik / Kii, Wattson Audio


Prices listed in CA$.

This was probably the most different room from the others of the entire show. There was no stack of electronics in sight, just a small Wattson Audio Emerson Digital network streamer ($2095) connected to all-in-one speakers outfitted with every signal input you can imagine.

One component made up 90% of the system: a Kii Three BXT Pro speaker system ($42,023/pair). Each speaker is essentially a Kii Three standmount sitting atop a bass module that doubles as a stand for the Kii Three. The Kii Three BXT system is equipped with 16 drivers, 7000W of amplification, six DACs, and DSP. Plus, they come with clever technology intended to address one of the biggest issues facing audio playback both in studio and at home—room acoustics. The company calls the technology “Cardioid Dispersion”, which guides most of the energy from the speakers toward the listening position, away from the space between or behind them.

On FLAC streams of Erykah Badu’s “On & On”, Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five”, and an excerpt from Justin Hurwitz’s “Babylon” motion picture soundtrack, the sound was articulate, clear, rich, detailed, and impactful.

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