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The Kali Audio SM-5-C is a passive 3-way studio monitor with a 5" woofer and a 4" midrange with a coaxial 1" metal-dome tweeter. Part of Kali’s flagship Santa Monica series of speakers, the SM-5-C combines proven 3-way coincident architecture with uncompromising components to deliver unparalleled imaging, accuracy and detail for critical mixing applications.

Like Kali’s acclaimed IN-Series loudspeakers, the SM-5-C is an acoustic point source, and special care has been taken with the unique geometry around the midrange tweeter to ensure a seamless transition to the edge of the speaker. This gives the loudspeaker an ideal directivity characteristic, resulting in an engrossing stereo image where details are lifelike and crisp.

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  • 3-way coincident architecture
  • Flux stabilized woofer
  • Optimized profile midrange
  • 1" aluminum dome tweeter
  • Low diffraction baffle
  • Mountable

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  • Amplification options: Single-wire, bi-amped (woofer, midrange+tweeter)
  • MR+HF power handling: 20VRMS into 3 ohm (100W at 4 ohm)
  • LF power handling: 20VRMS into 3 ohm (100W at 4 ohm)
  • Single wire power handling: 20VRMS into 3 ohm (100W at 4 ohm)
  • HF driver: 1" metal-dome tweeter
  • Midrange driver: 4" Optimized Profile paper cone
  • LF driver: 5" Optimized paper woofer
  • LF-to-midrange crossover: 280Hz
  • Midrange-to-HF crossover: 2800Hz
  • Frequency response: (–10dB) 39Hz–28kHz
  • Frequency range: (+/-3dB) 47Hz–21kHz
  • Recommended listening distance: 4 meters
  • Max SPL: (Peak at 1 meter) 117dB
  • Loudspeaker THD: (90dB SPL at 1 meter) <1%
  • Inputs
    • Single-wire Phoenix connector
    • Bi-wire Phoenix connector
    • Enclosure: Front Ported
    Dimensions
    • Height: 15.6" 
    • Depth: 9.8"
    • Width: 7.9"
    • Weight: 21 lb.

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