The Biggest—Sounding Little Speaker – That’s what listener’s call KVG Laboratories’ Bookshelf Reference K61NF nearfield studio monitor. With it, you’ll hear things in your music you never knew was there! That’s the “bottom line”: making your music so much more fun, just losing yourself in your music without breaking the bank.
The boffins at KVG wanted an affordable but amazing sounding loudspeaker to offer our fans. We decided to take the best listening features from many popular designs and add our touch. To start with, the vivid spatial imaging and crystal clear vocal reproduction of a classic BBC minimonitor, the punchy but clear bass of classic bass reflex speakers and the natural treble of much-sought-after vintage “East Coast Sound” bookshelf speakers.
To complete the effect, we chose a 6-inch PLP woofer, then added a hand-balanced rubberized silk dome tweeter. To blend them together seamlessly, we set an unusually low crossover frequency. The combination creates a 3D-like stereo image, with the added pleasure of reduced listener fatigue and a remarkably-wide listening “sweet spot.” The bass reflex/low group delay acoustic design lets you hear strong, clean bass without the need for a subwoofer in many situations. We wanted to be sure that there was none of the “one note” boomy bass you hear from too many speakers today. So, we developed our own design formula, spending countless hours alternating between exacting measurements and extensive listening tests — instead of taking the easy way and using computer simulations based on the same formulae everyone else uses. Our proprietary bass reflex design approaches the level of detail normally associated only with sealed speakers, an achievement we’re proud of.
The resulting frequency response is 45 to 20,000 Hz in ideal acoustic environments, and 40 to 20,000 Hz in typical rooms. It matches amplifiers between 10 Watts and 50-Watts RMS power with 8-ohm impedance that is an easy-to-drive load for most quality amplifiers.
Its wood composite cabinet is finished in a durable yet stylish black ash cabinet finish. Other features include rugged 5-way binding posts for reliable audio connections, and a removable grille that doesn't dull the sound for those situations where you want the speakers to be visually unobtrusive.
Overall dimensions are 14-1/4" H x 8-3/4“ W x 11" D.