Keith Klawitter, founder and former CEO and chief design engineer of enormously successful speaker manufacturer KRK Systems, Inc., is celebrating his return to the MI and pro audio industries with the launch of the KD Elite series monitors, the flagship products of his new company, Klawitter Designs.
Housed in eye-catching cabinets sporting a sleek, modern aesthetic, the KD Elite monitor family comprises biamplified two-way 8” and 6” models and a complementary 12” subwoofer, each outfitted with custom components. The culmination of nearly a decade of research and development into refining and enhancing direct field monitor accuracy and performance, KD Elite speakers deliver a level of sonic precision, quality, and musicality that’s unsurpassed by competing models.
For recording and mixing, the KD Elite series represents a significant evolution of the Klawitter signature sound—a sound relied upon by scores of first-call recording engineers and producers. Klawitter describes the technological advances in the Elite monitors as “refining the recipe behind my speakers, with a substantial improvement in overall system performance. The result is audio that sounds right; it just clicks.”
For installed sound applications, the KD Elite series offers exceptional performance and advanced capabilities. When outfitted with an optional KD network audio card, the monitors are fully compatible with the latest industry network protocols, including Dante, AVB, and AES67. Networked KD monitors support 100% digital audio input, with analog conversion taking place immediately before the input stage of the integrated KD-X amplifiers. Sophisticated on-board telemetry reports critical component performance to the mix engineer; precise adjustments to individual speakers and/or components can be made wirelessly via iOS or Android smart devices. Ideally suited for high-end multi-channel surround-sound production and playback, KD Elite monitors offer unprecedented control over virtually any sound space, and make light work of ensuring that the system is always performing to optimum specification.
Backed by a who’s-who of the MI/pro audio studio monitor world, Klawitter Designs is both reimagining and advancing the monitor technology that Keith pioneered decades ago. Making their world-wide debut at MV Pro Audio, booth 6914, Hall A, Klawitter Designs KD Elite monitors are scheduled for delivery to select pro audio dealers and AV installers in Spring 2016.