KRK ROKIT 5 G3 Studio Monitor
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.
- Size: Near-field
- System type: Active
- Configuration: 2-way
- Low-frequency driver: 5"
- Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
- High-frequency driver: 1"
- Full-range driver: Not applicable
- Driver type: Aramid glass composite
- Frequency response: 45Hz – 35kHz
- Max peak SPL: 106 SPL
- Amplifier class: Class A-B
- Output power: 50WOnboard Features
- Input connectors: XLR, TRS, RCA
- Standby mode: No
- Acoustic space control: Yes
- Power indicator: Yes
- Width: 6.09"
- Height: 8.31"
- Depth: 8.82"
- Weight: 8.67 lb.
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Little size, big sound
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.
Brings out every detail I need to hear. Powerful but compact enough to fit right on my desktop.
I got the KRK 5 (3rd Gen) as a present not long ago; I’m very thankful for them — definitely a must have if you’re thinking about getting into music production or a DIY solo artist. It’s changed how I mix and ultimately how I write, mix and produce. I really want to listen back and hear a unique sound of my own. It’s only possible with the right type of gear. I can hear even the slightest frequency or tiny sonic artifact. Listening back to some of my older tracks in studio with the KRKs set up, I’m kind of surprised at how solid some of my older sessions really were, because I couldn’t hear the full spectrum of my mixes. It’s a shame I let so many potential mixes go. I will definitely rework them and I’ll get the sounds I want and need. My mixes sound a lot more balanced sonically, a lot cleaner and closer to developing my signature sound.
edited 6 months ago
Pretty good for the price
The yellow coned rokits are something most people are familiar with now and honestly it is for good reason. These are relatively cheap, provide really low bass response for a 5", and overall, they're decently accurate. They don't make much static noise plugged into 1/4" which is good and they're still running to this day (Jan 2021)
Definitely a good reference or tracking monitor but not something I would personally mix and master on. They are fun little speakers to start producing on or just get you some satisfying sounding audio.