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Kite Specifications: 9”W x 14”D x 16”H Satori 7.5” extra long throw woofer Satori Beryllium tweeter Analog and Digital inputs Digital Parametric Equalizaion 4 presets IP addressable Adjustable input sensitivity in analog mode Adjustable amplitude limiting Selectable modes for digital input: Left, RIght or Mono Updateable programming Two 24bit 96KHz processor 2 x 250W
We’re turning a page here at Meadowlark Audio.  For three or four years we’ve been perfectly confident that our top line tweeter, the Mundorf Air Motion Transformer, could not be surpassed.  We loved it in the original Kite. This past summer our favorite parts distributor asked us to try the new Satori Beryllium dome tweeter.  Another dome tweeter?  All dome tweeters sound like dome tweeters......Zzzzzz.....I barely wanted to even listen to it.  Certainly didn’t expect to be surprised. Boy, was I wrong! Here’s why. There’s one little spoken of aspect of tweeter performance that’s kind of an inside story for us design guys: even the tiniest artifact will show up in the vocal range as a shortfall from ideal naturalness.  I like to say: “The trebles illuminate the midrange.”  Of course, this point is on the frontier of the art: can we reproduce voice in a completely believable way?  “Good luck!” you say.  But, to me, that’s the goal; that’s what drives me forward. Anyway, I prattle on.  The Satori tweeter blows our beloved AMTs right out of the bathtub.  I wish it wasn’t so.  Dammit.  Now we’re stuck upgrading everything in our line from Kite on up. Meet the new Kite v2.  It bests the original Kite and at a slightly lower build cost.  So our customers now get even more performance for a bit less money.  So, here’s the plan.  Without naming names, if you’ve been paying attention to high end audio, you’ll notice that the Kite drivers are right up there, quality wise, with those used by the top line American speakers priced above the $50K point.  Kite is a bookshelf speaker with both a first rate build and first rate transducers.  So what can we put above that?  How can we build a product line in a way that offers you more at each higher price point?  Simple: add some serious low frequency performance; add Predator.  Want even more performance in the bass?  That’s coming along.  Watch for two ascendingly impressive bass systems. And the really cool thing is that you can start now with Kite then add performance as your desires, tastes and budget allow. How about if we let you trade up through the bass systems with no cost penalty? Let me know if that sounds good to you!
Kite v2 atop Predator subwoofer
Kite - you look like dinner..... Kite Schematic Close up of Zebrano on Self Powered Kite Loudspeaker Meadowlark Audio Kite Bookshelf Speaker with Predator subwoofer Kite bookshelf loudspeaker with optional Predator Subwoofer Right Side Kite Bookshelf Loudspeaker with Predator Subwoofer Top view Kite Schematic
Predator Specifications: 9”W x 14”D x 29.5”H Twin ultra long throw woven graphite woofers Analog and Digital inputs Digital Parametric Equalizaion 4 presets IP addressable Adjustable input sensitivity in analog mode Adjustable amplitude limiting Selectable modes for digital input: Left, RIght or Mono Updateable programming Two 24bit 96KHz processor 2 x 250W
Never buy a speaker because the specs look good.  Bad speakers can have good specs.  But excellent speakers always do.  For what it’s worth here is what Kite v2 looks like on our bench:
The Satori Beryllium tweeter features integrated vibration decoupling.  We’ve tripled the that mechanical decoupling with our elastically suspended floating mount.
Underestimate not.
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Kite v2 atop Predator Subwoofer
Kite - you look like dinner...... Meadowlark Audio Kite Bookshelf Speaker with Predator subwoofer Kite Bookshelf Loudspeaker with Predator Subwoofer Top view
We’re turning a page here at Meadowlark Audio. For three or four years we’ve been perfectly confident that our top line tweeter, the Mundorf Air Motion Transformer, could not be surpassed. We loved it in the original Kite. This past summer our favorite parts distributor asked us to try the new Satori Beryllium dome tweeter.  Another dome tweeter?  All dome tweeters sound like dome tweeters......Zzzzzz.....I barely wanted to even listen to it.  Certainly didn’t expect to be surprised. Boy, was I wrong! Here’s why. There’s one little spoken of aspect of tweeter performance that’s kind of an inside story for us design guys: even the tiniest artifact will show up in the vocal range as a shortfall from ideal naturalness.  I like to say: “The trebles illuminate the midrange.”  Of course, this point is on the frontier of the art: can we reproduce voice in a completely believable way?  “Good luck!” you say.  But, to me, that’s the goal; that’s what drives me forward. Anyway, I prattle on.  The Satori tweeter blows our beloved AMTs right out of the bathtub.  I wish it wasn’t so.  Dammit.  Now we’re stuck upgrading everything in our line from Kite on up. Meet the new Kite v2.  It bests the original Kite and at a slightly lower build cost.  So our customers now get even more performance for a bit less money.  So, here’s the plan.  Without naming names, if you’ve been paying attention to high end audio, you’ll notice that the Kite drivers are right up there, quality wise, with those used by the top line American speakers priced above the $50K point.  Kite is a bookshelf speaker with both a first rate build and first rate transducers.  So what can we put above that?  How can we build a product line in a way that offers you more at each higher price point?  Simple: add some serious low frequency performance; add Predator.  Want even more performance in the bass?  That’s coming along. Watch for two ascendingly impressive bass systems. And the really cool thing is that you can start now with Kite then add performance as your desires, tastes and budget allow. How about if we let you trade up through the bass systems with no cost penalty? Let me know if that sounds good to you!
Close up of Zebrano on Self Powered Kite Loudspeaker Kite Schematic Kite Schematic
Kite Specifications: 9”W x 14”D x 16”H Satori 7.5” extra long throw woofer Satori Berylium tweeter Analog and Digital inputs Digital Parametric Equalizaion 4 presets IP addressable Adjustable input sensitivity in analog mode Adjustable amplitude limiting Selectable modes for digital input: Left, RIght or Mono Updateable programming Two 24bit 96KHz processor 2 x 250W
Predator Specifications: 9”W x 14”D x 29.5”H Twin ultra long throw woven graphite woofers Analog and Digital inputs Digital Parametric Equalizaion 4 presets IP addressable Adjustable input sensitivity in analog mode Adjustable amplitude limiting Selectable modes for digital input: Left, RIght or Mono Updateable programming Two 24bit 96KHz processor 2 x 250W
Underestimate not.