Due to the fact that every fullrange system that you could use with the KPA sounds very differently, many users reported poor or just "not so great" sound quality. Many active monitors are designed for enhanced bass and high end response, rather then flat response. This often results in KPA rigs sounding very off, which normally sound great over near field studio monitors.
Correcting this with the EQs that are present in the master section of the KPA is often impossible. While the recent EQs with their rather broad bands are great for rough adjustments by ear, they are not suitable for precise adjustments. Like i stated before, i use a Behringer DEQ2496 with a RTA mic to analyse the frequency curve of my active monitors to "flatten" the EQ curve. The results are great. However i would love to replace this piece of gear and put the EQ function into the KPA.
CK said that we will probabaly not see the KPA using RTA mics directly, it would still be awesome to be able to do the corrections to the EQ curve within the KPA. This way you could use an external device like the DEQ2496 or a Computer in comibation with a RTA mic to make the adjustments on a 31 band eq that would be part of the KPA. You could fine tune your settings and then store and load a numer of EQ curves. This way you would not need any device on stage anymore after finding the right settings. You could even exchange those settings as presets for the KPA which would make it easy for new users to get their systems running.
I would love an option for swapping the basic EQ on the Monitor and Master outs for this 31 band EQ, so it would only be active for users who really know what they are doing. A good method to set the EQ would be to manually insert a noise generator into the KPA loop return, before the 31 band EQ. Now you would only need to watch your analyser tool and adjust the bands on the EQ. Afterwards you could store those curves as presets.
What do you think?