KRK has redesigned its wildly popular Rokit series of studio monitors, providing a broader frequency response, a new cabinet design, an adjustment in power for better balance, and several other enhancements. It features a front-firing port that pr...
KRK has redesigned its wildly popular Rokit series of studio monitors, providing a broader frequency response, a new cabinet design, an adjustment in power for better balance, and several other enhancements. It features a front-firing port that provides low frequency extension without boundary coupling, an improved speaker voicing for even more accurate frequency response, a 1" silk dome tweeter, and an Aramid 5" glass composite woofer. They are lightweight, low profile and are offered at a price that makes professional-level monitoring affordable for even the most humble studios.
Other monitors have ports on the back of the cabinet. These rear-firing ports tend to create bass coupling with walls and corners amplifying low frequency information which will color your mix. The KRK Generation 3 Rokit studio monitor's design includes front-firing ports, which are just the right shape and taper to reduce port turbulence. You'll appreciate the clean and accurate bass performance this approach delivers, even at high SPL's.
A great-sounding monitor doesn't stop with a great cabinet and custom drivers. KRKs true bi-amplified amplifier system provides discrete low-distortion power for each driver. While the active crossover systems provide smooth and accurate frequency response, and again, accurate diffraction control.
As nearfield home studio monitors, these are nothing short of awesome. They're relatively flat across the freq response curve, which is great for hearing all the subtleties in your melodies that might otherwise be drowned out by boomier freqs. But down discount the bass in these either, they slam like the big boys and really let you hear the dirty lows you're kicking out. Built-in isolation pads are another big +, no need to worry about your speaker bouncing across your desk and muddling up everything. If you're considering them, BUY THEM.
I have recently purchased the KRK Rokit 5's (As of 12/30/15) and to be quite honest, they sound quality of these monitors live up to their reputation. It fires from the front which causes less disturbance in the sound quality and requires less soundproofing. They also contain an excellent low range response that eliminates the absolute need for a sub woofer. The high range also works very efficiently with a 20kHz frequency response emulated from a silk dome tweeter. The only downside I would say these speakers have is that the midrange can sometimes be dampened just because of the powerful output of the subs, in which case, you can simply up the Highs on the back of the speaker by one db.
The 5" version of the new Generation (3rd) are built solidly and are pretty good speakers, the online "negative" thing about these rockits are that you have to regulate the bass manual to -3dB.
I have had my Rokits for about 2 years now, while they are fantastic monitors, as my ears begin to become better trained, I notice there is a lack of low-end in them, and while they are amazing for now, if I ever upgrade my monitors again, these will be the first to go.
I switched to these from HS-80ms because I moved into a smaller room, and these are perfect for how I have them set up. I had to position them against the wall, but because they are front ported, you don't lose any bass response. The only mild complaint I have about them is they go into a standby mode if you don't run audio through them after a few minutes, but this isn't that difficult to work around.
Really nice looking monitors, that everyone recognises. They give a really clear representation of the mid frequencies. Perfect for the small room I am using them in at the moment.
Only issue is the auto switch off setting, which activates even when using the monitors quietly.