A letter from a Kii owner on Six Moons' letters page.
Just thought I'd tell you that I recently took delivery of pair of Kii Three. My audition of them was partially due to your writing about them over the past 2 years. I listen in a 'dedicated' small home office, which is only about 16sqm. I think the Kii are the only way I could get a full range system in this room to sound good. Previously I had a good quality conventional system (speakers were Devore Fidelity Nines) with full room treatments. The full Kii setup doesn't cost more but I'd have to say it is a couple of orders of magnitude better. As you noted, the sound has extraordinary clarity. And I can listen to a full-scale orchestral piece like Maher's 6th symphony, with full frequency range and dynamics that are startlingly close to realistic. Even in my small space the sound is clear and the soundstage is fairly well portrayed. I can't think of any other setup that could do that in this space.
Good man. You've used your brains to abandon conventional hifi and get into 21st century SmartFi which, due to DSP and clever engineering, can do things passive speakers no matter how good cannot especially in challenging spaces. Bravo. You're in the minority though. Most audiophiles trained to think along traditional lines (and here we in the press are definitely guilty of indoctrination) still demonize DSP. That forgets that whatever minor sins it may be guilty of pale in comparison to the things it can fix. And as you found out, the Kii Three is cleverer than most in how it really does take the room out of the equation without relying on forests of tube traps. Thanks for the note, Danny! Now other readers have confirmation from an actual user that the Kii Three really does what it claims to -:)