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...
Nicky Romero talking about how he got started producing: "...I was connecting my speakers to the mini jack on my computer [laughs]. I bought my first KRK set around then too, the RP6s. Still though, I didn’t know anything, I never had any formal training. I just asked questions, all the time – about everything." (original article ["In pictures: Nicky Romero and his suburban studio"](http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/in-pictures-nicky-romero-and-his-suburban-studio-532921))more
Porter Robinson listens to his mixes on KRK Rokit RP6 monitors in his home studio, as seen in this photo. The photo is from a MusicRadar article, "Me in my studio: Porter Robinson" (from Jan 2012). He says, "This is my complete setup. It consists of a computer monitor, some software, the [lowest-end M-Audio soundcard](http://equipboard.com/items/m-audio-fast-track-pro-mobile-usb-audio-interface) and some KRK Rokit6's." (original source [here](http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/me-in-my-studio-porter-robinson-523449)).more
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.
Those monitors are truly amazing and well worth the money. They have a very clear sound, flat enough for mixing/mastering while remaining very enjoyable to listen to. The low-ends are really nice, almost enough without a sub in my opinion, although the 8" version would be perfect for that use.
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.
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I really like making music on these. These are great for a home studio! Don't forget that it's very important to change what you're listening to your music on so that you can get it to sound good on everything!
Got these as my first pair of monitors. Seem to be great monitors but a bit bass heavy. You can get solid mixes once you know your way round the monitor! It can be extreeemely loud and bass-y so I had to move down to KRK 5's in order to not get kicked out of my house.