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Kali Audio Announces new MV-BT Bluetooth Input Module
Old 12th August 2019
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Kali Audio Announces new MV-BT Bluetooth Input Module


Kali Audio Announces new MV-BT Bluetooth Input Module

Kali Audio, known for their extensively reviewed LP-Series affordable studio monitors, has announced the new MV-BT Bluetooth Input Module. The MV-BT is a Bluetooth receiver with balanced outputs for use with any professional audio system.

Users can pair any Bluetooth-capable playback device, including smartphones and laptops, with the MV-BT, and connect directly to their speakers, to a mixer, or to an interface. Using the aptX codec, the MV-BT is capable of receiving CD quality audio over Bluetooth.

The MV-BT has independent volume control, eliminating the need to control volume from a playback device. This puts a big, easy-to-use volume controller at users’ fingertips, and ensures that any Bluetooth-capable playback device can send audio at the highest possible resolution. An LED array alongside the volume wheel indicates the volume level.

Nate Baglyos, Kali’s Director of Marketing, says, “We talk to a lot of working DJs and recording engineers, both of whom have clients who want to play music from their phones. With increasing popularity of phones without a headphone jack, Bluetooth has become the best way to send audio from a phone. The MV-BT makes the process seamless and elegant, bypassing the need for multiple adapters.”

The MV-BT has balanced XLR and TRS outputs to suit users’ preferences. In addition to Bluetooth input, there is a 3.5mm input on the side of the unit to provide physical connection to older devices.

The MV-BT will be available starting September 1, 2019 in the United States, with worldwide availability soon to follow. MSRP is $99.

For more information, visit KaliAudio.com
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Old 12th August 2019
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Lives for gear
Very cool, but kind of ugly.
Old 20th August 2019
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Lives for gear
How about a version that doubles as a monitor controller; with line inputs and a headphone out?
Old 7th January 2020
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2 most common questions in my studio- 1) Can I show you a song on my phone? and 2) Do you have a cowbell? Solved both of those problems today.

TL;DR- The Kali MV-BT is working well after about 4 hours of use. I was concerned whether it would work for me since I use Sonarworks room correction software. Of course I didn't think of that until right after I completed my order. Anyway here's how I solved it-

Thankfully, I have lots of inputs on my setup, so I'm sending this box to 2 line inputs on preamps that hardly ever get used and it sounds pretty damn good streaming from my phone. I loaded in Sample Magic A/B and did a comparisons using various songs. Ended up boosting the line inputs 2 clicks on the preamp (stepped) and that got the level consistent with the same song loaded into Sample Magic A/B. Also compared through Youtube and coming from there, there was a significant reduction in volume compared to the original song file, which I expected but it was awesome to be able to quickly compared vs. the phone.

I have 2 complaints so far. #1 it's mildly annoying that it doesn't have a power switch since it has a bright blue light, so I've either gotta unplug the wall wart or pull it out of the unit every time I want to power it down. My other complaint is that I had some issues just jumping to different albums from my iTunes library. The new song would start playing but no signal came through the Kali until I paused and unpaused. That seems to fix it every time, but kind of annoying. Not sure if that's an iTunes problem, or the MV-BT. Still I it's less annoying than me stretching a cable across the room. I expect this should come in handy.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by goom View Post
Very cool, but kind of ugly.
Aw c'mon man...

:p
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by kaliaudio View Post
Aw c'mon man...

:p
At least your LP monitors look awesome.
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