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. All three models feature a front-firing...
In this photo of Ilan Bluestone's studio gear setup, you can see his primary monitors are KRK VXT8s, while his secondary ones are the Rokit 6. He likely tests his mixes on the smaller Rokits to make sure they sound good on a smaller system, while still being familiar with the overall KRK sound.more
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. All three models feature 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 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.
These are a good affordable option for studio monitors. They are not completely flat and often feel inadequate for production without a proper subwoofer, but overall they are a solid monitor that is hard to beat at the price point. Bonus: they sound pretty good for just listening to music and get a lot of use in that regard.
Bought these just today after listening to a few models at Guitar Center. After listening to several competing models like JBLs, KRKs, and possibly M-Audios, I kept coming back to the KRK Rokit 6s (over the 5s, which had poor bass response and the 8s, which were too big/expensive at the time being). So far, I'm really happy with these. They provide a pretty good picture of my music. However, the frequency response seems to have some dips around the 400-500 Hz area. After getting used to hearing other songs on them, though, that shouldn't be much of a problem.
I recall buying these and being initially excited. I picked them over several other mid-price monitors a blind review. They seemed to suit the music I most enjoyed listening to. After trying to mix on them, however, I found some challenges in the low to low-mid frequencies. After treating my room (no small effort - it took a month of construction) and purchasing some Focal SM9s, I was able to listen to them very critically. A good room will reveal a great deal of turbulence created by the bass reflex port. I still keep them as a second reference system as they often show me when I've pushed my mids and highs too much. For the money, not a bad monitor to start with.