Kii Three System

sku: Kii Three System-White-No Stand-No Wall-No case
14000.00€
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Kii Three System
2 x Kii THREE speakers
1 x Kii Control
All necessary cables
- Kii Speakers can be ordered in any color to perfectly fit the interior design of your living space
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Kii THREE

Technical Specification

 

Compact DSP controlled monitor speaker
4 x 6.5” woofer,
1 x 5” midrange,
1 x 1” waveguided tweeter, all individually driven
Amplification: 6x250W full-custom Ncore
Active Wave Focusing crossover filter
Frequency response: ± 0,5dB - 25 kHz, 20Hz -6dB (*)
Integrated tone control
Phase response: selectable, linear phase or minimum latency
Protection limiters
Controlled Directivity: 4.8dB (54Hz - 1kHz, slowly rising thereafter)
Size: 20x40x40cm, 8”x16”x16” (WxHxD)
Weight: 19kg (40lbs)

Inputs: Analogue, AES/EBU, KiiLink
SPDIF, TOSLink, USB on Kii Control.
Selectable correction for free-standing, near wall or in corner (14 positions)
Automatic Standby Mode
(*) IEC60268-5 Paragraphe 20.6
 
 

Kii CONTROL

Technical specifications

 

Ultra compact controller/preamp/USB Interface for Kii THREE Loudspeaker.
Additional Audio Inputs:

1 x SPDIF
1 x TOSLINK
1 x USB (up to PCM 24/384kHz and DSD64/DSD128)

KiiLink Output: Power and Data Connection to Kii THREE Master speaker

Capacitive Touch Buttons:
Direct Source Access (SPDIF, TOSLINK, USB, XLR)
Preset (up to 6, user definable)Exit/Enter (Menu Navigation)

OLED Display (full colour)

Size: 11cm x 5cm x16cm (W x H x L)
Weight: 380g

(We have tested the USB input with streamers and servers from INNUOS, Melco, Lumin, Aurender and Auralic with excellent results.)

 

 

The Secret of Big Speakers

 

Kii’s mission for the THREE was to break the sonic mould of compact speakers. Powerful small speakers with deep bass have been around for a while now but none so far sounded like a big speaker. The THREE is built to fix that.

Basic acoustics tells us that a classic box speaker only directs sound towards the listeners from the midrange up while bass frequencies are radiated all around. The frequency where this change happens depends on the size of the box front (the “baffle”). The smaller the baffle, the higher the frequency at which bass is still radiated all around instead of directed towards the listener.

That in short is why big speakers have so far delivered much more precise timing and detail in the bass and low mids than small speakers: the room gets less chance to interfere. And that is what Kii has now managed to make a compact speaker do.

 
 

Jacob Collier talks about his

Kii THREEs

 

Jacob Collier is a two-time GRAMMY award-winning singer, composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist, based in London, England. Dubbed by many as one of the most innovative creative musicians of his generation, Jacob first rose to popularity through the virality of his homemade multi-track YouTube videos. In these, Jacob re-creates well-known songs, layering multiple voices and instruments on top of one another, and visualizes these with a multi-Jacob mosaic split-screen layout. Collier's musical style fuses elements of jazz, a cappella, groove, folk, electronic music, classical music, gospel, soul and improvisation, and often features extreme use of re-harmonization. Since his inaugural video in 2011, Jacob’s online social channels have garnered over 300K international followers and more than 13 million YouTube views. His viral hits, such as his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing”, also made him popular among the Jazz community. Some legendary fans include Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, and Take 6, to name a few.

 
 
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Beauty is Kii

Kii THREE BXT System

 

A beautiful setup in our Kii Swiss store.

 
 
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Customer quotes

 

 

- 'THE KII THREES SOUND BETTER THAN MY TRADITIONAL 80.000 USD SYSTEM' 

 


- 'THE MUSIC REPRODUCTION WITH MY KII THREES IS UNBELIEVABLY NATURAL'

 


- 'THE KII SYSTEM IS MY LAST STEREO FOR SURE'

 


- 'THE DYNAMIC OF THE KII THREES IS OUT OF THIS WORLD'

 


- 'WHATEVER MUSIC I PUT ON IT IS PURE FUN'

 


- 'I HAVE A PAIR OF KIIS IN ALL OF MY HOUSES - I CANNOT BE WITHOUT THEM'

  

The Active Wave Focusing Solution

 

A loop hole in acoustics says that small directive speakers are possible - if you have enough drivers and you feed them the exact right signal. The THREE has a total of 6 (six) ways, front, side and rear, working together to throw the sound in one direction only without relying on a baffle. The THREE’s ability to direct bass is comparable to, but much better controlled than that of a traditional speaker several meters wide.

How do Active Wave Focusing filters work?

 Kuvahaun tulos haulle Active Wave Focusing filter
 

Active Wave Focusing filters mark a complete departure from the classical crossover filter. Instead of just splitting the spectrum into bands, it forces the specially positioned drive units to create a completely coherent wave front that is only emitted forward and behaves as though all of it came from the midrange driver.

With classical crossover filters, loudspeakers can only have a time aligned impulse response on the main axis. The animations on the right show the wave front as it’s built up by a typical modern three-way speaker with side-firing woofers. This example is crossed over at 250Hz, time aligned and phase equalised. Indeed the wave travelling towards the listener is coherent. Towards the sides and the rear the picture breaks down and the impulse is completely smeared. Also, low frequencies get emitted in all directions. In a real room (bottom animation) the sound that escapes toward the back will strike the wall behind the speaker and reflect towards the listener, who actually hears the speaker twice: once from the front and a bit later from the rear. Moving the speaker out into the room doesn't help. The overall bass balance looks better but the impulse response gets worse as the reflection now comes even later.

The animations on the right side of the GIFs show how the Active Wave Focusing method retains full time alignment all around the speaker and how the presence of the rear wall has no impact. Sonically, the effect is a very even, unusually detailed bass. Even in problematic rooms, a drum kick has that visceral thud that previously only very big or in-wall speakers could achieve.