The Karat 30 is a pretty good size monitor speaker that actually performs like a mid-size floorstander. Packing an 8″ mid-woofer and a 25mm aluminum manganese tweeter inside its 12″ x 12″ x 18″ frame, it has an impressive frequency response – 30Hz to 30KHz. Those are the kind of numbers you get from a floorstander rather than a typical monitor speaker. Bass was plentiful with a rich midrange and sharp, detailed highs. Positioning is critical in bringing the best out from these speakers where a deep and wide soundstage was projected when paired with a pair of heavy duty stands. Vocals are stellar with these speakers. Speakers can be a bit current hungry at 4 ohm (sensitivity is 92dB) so make sure you drive them with an amp that can produce the current that will drive them proper.
Built quality is first class for the money. Solid wood panels with German craftsmanship gives the speaker a very nice , classy appearance. There are some minor scuff marks/nicks from use but the speakers still look really good for its age. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping.