Bob Katz has installed a full Kii THREE BXT system in his mixing room in Q1 2020. "The Kii THREE is the most transparent active loudspeaker I have ever heard…" Dont forget to check out Bobs Kii talk on Youtube: https://youtu.be/smI92Y1S36s?t=7
“With Kii Speakers I hear all the sound and feel all the music.”
"Simply put, they're the best speakers I've ever heard. Perfectly balanced. Perfect transient response up and down the frequency range. Absolute clarity everywhere. But the biggest thing for me is the bass response. I work on a lot of modern pop/urban pop records which have a lot of sub-40hz stuff going on and to get this sort of bass from a traditional speaker, you'd need a room at least twice the size of the one I work out of now. When I first set them up and measured them, with minimal tweaking on the Kii Control I managed to get them pretty much flat down to 15hz. In a small room. Unbelievable. The first mix I sent off after dialling them in, the artist remarked on how great it sounded and asked what I'd done differently. I told him it was the speakers! I no longer need multiple sets of monitors. They're all I need and I trust them completely. Game changer. Ridiculously good. Alex 'Cores' Hayes – mix engineer, vocal producer, producer (JP Cooper, Riton, Gorgon City, Murkage Dave)"
"Incredible speaker. It has it all, detail, punch (like PUNCH), transient response, stereo imaging, accuracy…accuracy! The BXT bass extension makes it a perfect full range system with really nice headroom, the low end detail and impact is just phenomenal.I was looking for a full range system that I could use daily in my mastering room, to work with more confidence, faster and more accurately.I found it in the Kii BXT system. The Kii control being the icing on the cake. I couldn't be happier!"
"The Kii Three speakers quickly proved themselves in my productions. The mixes translate, the decisions are quicker and the joy of listening improved. They are indeed special." Ken Jacobsen – NFL/NHL (TV), The Amazing Spiderman (Video Game), Unleashed Power (Band), Hell’s Belles (Movie)
"The Kii THREE speakers are without question the best monitors I have ever used. The detailed and revealing frequency response is from earth to light. These little monsters have balls at an extremely low level. I don't mix at loud volumes so to get a full frequency response out of a small speaker has always been my holy grail. I found my home with the Kii THREE's in minutes – a breakthrough speaker design that really works and delivers the goods." Ross Hogarth Multi platinum / Multi Grammy winning producer/mixer/engineer – Van Halen / Ziggy Marley / REM / Keb’ Mo’ / John Fogerty / Motley Crue / Melissa Etheridge / Flogging Molly
Now that I have had a good amount of time with my Kii Three monitors, I have to say I’m a bit blown away. Never had monitors so instantly translate, never had monitors where I didn’t have to guess with the low mid and sub, and I have never had monitors that reward a good mix as much as these. This is the first time I find myself listening to music in the studio, rather than it just being a workplace.Yeah they aren’t cheap, but I also haven’t had to spend any money on treating a room I likely won’t be in long term. On top of that, I do use them for work, and the Amphions these replaced were my set for 7 years or so. I trust these will serve me at least as long as those.
Listening to the Kii Three for the 1st time knocked me over, how amazing and dynamic they sound. So many precise and accurate transparent details in the low end, Realistic, Unbelievable frequency response, crystal clear mid & hi range. Few hours of magnifying glass listening, to all styles generes, 60´s to this day music is such a pleasure with this spectacular audio system. In Producing & Mixing the most important K(ii)ey for my work is to have honest and transparent speakers that translates your work perfectly to other systems and audio environments. The system is highly upgraded with the Kii Control. Mastering leap to the next level keeping a clear signal path. This is definitely the Kii.
The key to building great sounding monitors is to authentically reproduce the natural depth, width and frequency response of a recording with as little compromise as possible. Kii achieved this in surpassing all of my expectations! Trusting speakers has always been a struggle for us as you usually need to adapt your workflow and mix to the character of the monitor in order to achieve the desired result. This completely changed with our Kii Three BXT System – we just listen and enjoy! Marco Battistella MB Records Recording Producer Grammy voting member
The company behind the acclaimed Kii THREE Mini Main monitor system is delighted to announce the Kii THREE Promonitor has been chosen by plugin company Sonnox for testing their products. Speaking about the decision Giles Farley for Sonnox said;“We at Sonnox have a long-standing reputation for taking an uncompromising approach tomaking plug-Ins. Critical listening is of vital importance in guiding us to make the bestchoices in making new stuff. The fact that some of our products can have subtle effectsfurther emphasises this requirement to hear all possible. Warts and all. So when it came to updating our listening room earlier this year, we bench-tested the verybest mid-field monitors we could find. The brief was simple; we were after transparency,precision and reliability. Unsurprisingly the same hallmark qualities that exemplify ourproducts.On this basis, our team unanimously chose Kii speakers above the best 3 alternatives thatwe could find. Our expectation, given the evident quality of the competition, was that allcompeting test results would be pretty tightly grouped; with the winner being chosen by thetiniest of margins.To our surprise the Kii system won by some distance; even performance across the entirespectrum, pin-sharp imaging and the way that their design helps to offset some LF roomissues all contributed. We couldnʼt be more happy with the choice we made!”
"I thought it' be easy to come up with a quote as a Kii Three user…but it's actually very tough! Because everything I truly want to say makes me sound overzealous… They completely redefined the idea I had of what professional monitoring should be. Not only do they show you exactly what your music sounds like (either in all of its glory or in all of its "ugly" which is what anyone should expect from a truly serious monitoring system), but they also give you microscopic details about what your stuff FEELS like! And they can do it even in "less than ideal" environments… which in the monitoring world is completely backwards by definition. The first major project I finished on them was delivered in one go… V1, and that was it. Done. As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing better out there, period."
Nestled away discretely via the main Reception, Studio 2 is Strongroom’s best kept secret. Featuring a spacious, leisurely control room, a sizeable booth and a unique street-side view, this is Strongroom with a difference. Once the go-to studio for hit remix production and surround mixing, Studio 2 was then closed to the public for years as Nigel Godrich’s private facility, until 2018 when the doors opened once more as a joint venture.Refurbished to feature a minimalist, collaborative approach marrying a selection of artwork from Nigel’s personal collection and original Jamie Reid panelling, Studio 2 brings a new aesthetic to Strongroom for those in search of a contemporary feel with greater environmental control. A large HD projector shines onto a screen behind the mix position and optional coloured lighting with low-noise dimmers allow for full lighting customisation.Centered around a one-of-a-kind Dalcon console, and with the Strongroom-staple Boxer main monitors, the studio also offers Kii Audio THREE, NS10 and Auratone nearfields along with a selection of classic vintage synthesizers (Moog, Juno, Transcendent 2000 etc). The booth houses a Wendel & Lung upright piano with a clear line of sight to the mix position and exterior windows.A 32 I/O Pro Tools HDX2 system with an exhaustive list of plugins runs tirelessly on a Mac Pro 6.1 dustbin or, for the analogue fans, a 3M 24-track tape machine and oodles of classic compressors. Outboard effects include AMS, Eventide, Roland and an EMT 140 plate reverb, plus the usual floating Strongroom arsenal available on request.Hugely versatile and implemented to the highest technical standard with one of the country’s most respected producers, Strongroom 2 is not to be missed. “Studio 2 is a great sounding control room and a perfect home for my mixing setup. I love working there.It is a calm focused oasis” – Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters)
"I really love the Kiis because I can hear the subs, rather than only feel the subs like on other speakers. Working on the Kiis completely changed the way I think about mixing. I can use the Kii Control to calibrate to a fixed listening level so that I never get ear fatigue. Plus, the cardioid bass lets me hear the low end all the way down to 20 Hz without having to dime out the speakers. For Planets Mad, that was essential. I do not think I could mix or master the records I make in this room with any other speaker.”