House music legend David Morales is probably one of the best-known DJs, producers and remixers of all time. With a career spanning over 35 years, Morales was one of the first superstar DJs to actively tour the world and has produced and remixed over 500 records for an all-star roster of multi-platinum artists, including Mariah Carey, U2, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, and Whitney Houston. Still very much at the top of his game, Morales continues to produce and to play to packed clubs all over the world. His current rider specifies a KV2 Audio ES System as his preferred monitoring setup and he also has a full KV2 setup in his studio at home.
Morales has been using a KV2 setup at home for a while – he currently has two EX10s and two EX2.2 subs which he loves – but hadn’t used a KV2 system on a gig until his show at the Boogaloo club in Zagreb, Croatia on St Valentine’s Day this year. He tried out a full ES System comprising an ES1.0 high power active mid/hi loudspeaker stacked on a pair of ES1.8 high output subs per side, powered by two EPAK2500R control and amplification units (one per side).
“These speakers sound amaaaazing!” he enthused, “and I’m in a big room – this is not a small intimate club!” Indeed, Boogaloo has been a cult club in Zagreb since the mid-80’s and with a capacity of 1500 ranks as one of the country’s largest clubs. As a result of his experience at Boogaloo, Morales decided that henceforth, the ES System from KV2 Audio would feature as the designated monitor system on his technical rider.
“I love the clarity and power of the ES System,” he says. “The ES1.0 top stacked over a pair of ES1.8 subs is a killer monitoring set. The ES1.0 packs a 6-inch and a 12-inch driver topped with a 1.75-inch compression driver. I’ve not heard anything else with the same size components sound as good as the KV2s. I’m such a fan, I even have KV2 EX10 monitors in my studio.”
“I’ve been listening to all kinds of speakers over the years,” he adds. “I’ve tried many monitors, but I must say that, pound for pound, KV2 Audio is in a class of its own.”