KRK Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each) 886830000508

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KRK's Rokit G2 (Generation 2) powered studio monitor delivers amazing performance and accuracy for the home or project studio at a very accessible price. The G2 Rokit has radically curved edges which ... Read More

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KRK's Rokit G2 (Generation 2) powered studio monitor delivers amazing performance and accuracy for the home or project studio at a very accessible price. The G2 Rokit has radically curved edges which virtually eliminate diffraction and provides a wider sweet spot. The Rokit G2 also features a great looking cabinet with a front-firing bass port and KRK's trademark yellow glass-aramid composite woofer and soft-domed tweeters. Dual high-power amplifiers in each speaker and active crossovers provide smooth and accurate reproduction. The Rokit monitor has the most accurate response curve in its class ensuring that you hear all of the details in your mix.

The KRK RokitG2 Series takes value-priced monitors to a different performance level. All of the great stuff that Rokit monitors have been known for (front-firing bass port, soft-domed tweeter, glass aramid composite yellow cone) are still there, but the G2 Rokit studio monitors feature refined voicing and a curved baffle that looks great, reduces diffraction, and provides even better monitoring accuracy.

No Pain With Gain

Why compromise gain structure to achieve a comfortable listening level? As musicians and recording people themselves, KRK asked that question too. So each Generation 2 Rokit monitor comes with an Input Volume Control that provides an adjustable gain range from +6dB to -30dB. Just another way the Rokit lets you focus on your mix, and not on compatibility concerns.

Catch A Wave, For A 3D Mix

Recessed tweeters may look the same, but they don't perform the same. KRK has designed a superior tweeter wave guide for the Rokit monitor that provides optimal high frequency pattern control and focuses the sound outward, away from the cabinet. More conventional designs direct sound along the plane of the cabinet where waveform interaction can cause phase problems and increased diffraction. KRK knows a properly engineered high frequency wave guide is a critical component to great sound, and one key to KRK's award winning performance.

You've Got Connections

At KRK, the focus is your mix. But it doesn't stop at creating accurate monitors. KRK appreciates the need for monitors that not only sound great but work easily into your particular set up. That's why you'll find plenty of input options with your Rokit monitor, sure to accommodate any studio environment. So if it's RCA, quarter-Inch (balanced/unbalanced) or XLR inputs you require, Rockit has got you covered.

Even More Accurate Than Before

KRK took a great monitor series and made it better. KRK's engineers and listening panel took the Generation 2 Rokits' speaker voicing to even more accurate levels. What you hear is what you are intended to hear, coloration is not part of the spec. This performance is brought to you by drivers that are custom-designed by KRKs world-class studio monitor engineering team, for clear, low-distortion performance.

Take Control

While your Generation 2 Rokit leaves the factory voiced to demanding specs, KRK also knows that no two rooms "sound" the same. As such, each Rokit monitor comes equipped with a high-frequency level control. This feature provides specific adjustment of high frequency output most commonly affected by room acoustics. It's just one extra level of control that KRK gives you to ensure the most accurate mix for your particular room's acoustics.

Don't Be Square, Curves Ahead

The Gen 2 Rockit studio monitor looks different, so it can sound better, and in a wider "sweet spot". Traditional rectangular speakers suffer from diffraction as sounds leaving the edge of the cabinet are reflected back into the original sound field, and at different time intervals. This phase distortion creates a "narrow" or "boxy" sound. The Generation 2 Rokit series eliminates this issue with radically engineered curved surfaces, so diffraction is virtually eliminated. Simply put, you'll get better sound in a wider area.

Let's Be Up Front

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 2 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.

Power Up!

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.

Note: Price reflects a single unit.

Features
  • Radically curved front plate design virtually eliminates diffraction distortion
  • Waveguide design provides amazing detail and imaging
  • Front-firing port provides low frequency extension without boundary coupling
  • New speaker voicing for even more accurate frequency response
  • 1" Neodymium soft dome tweeter
  • Glass aramid composite cone woofer
  • Frequency response 53Hz to 20kHz
Specifications
  • Woofer: 5" Glass Aramid Composite Woofer
  • Tweeter: 1" Neodymium Soft Dome Tweeter with Ferro Fluid
  • Input: XLR (3-pin), RCA & 1/4" TRS - 10k Ohm, Balanced / Unbalanced
  • Amplification: 75 Watt Bi-amp Dynamic Power, 18 dB Octave Filters
  • Frequency Response: 53Hz - 20kHz
  • Video Shielding: Yes
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 10 7/8" x 7 1/4" x 9 7/8" 27.6cm x 18.5cm x 25cm
  • Shipping Weight: 16lb. (8 Kg)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Please read the warranty card that was included in the shipping carton of your monitor prior to shipping it back to KRK Systems, LLC. All products in need of repair can be returned to the dealer where it was purchased, or to KRK Systems, LLC. at the following address:

KRK Service Center
555 E. Easy Street.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Tel: (818) 534.1575
Fax: (818) 534.1585
E-mail: service@krksys.com

Please call for a Return Authorization number before returning any product for repair.
For the safest possible return to KRK, please use the shipping carton and packaging that your monitor was originally shipped in.

KRK cannot be responsible for any damages incurred during the shipping process due to poor packing. Make sure to insure your shipment.

If your monitor is out of warranty and you would like a quotation prior to servicing your product, please include a note with your contact information on it and we will contact you with a service quote. Service will be performed once your method of payment has been established and approved.

Replacement carton and packaging can be purchased from KRK Systems, LLC. $18.00 per carton.

For replacement part quotes call (818) 534.1575.


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KRKRokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each)
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

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Great Monitors for a good price.

I just bought these monitors from my local G/C store and I am in love with them. First of all, at the store I cranked these monitors to about 85% volume and these...Read complete review

I just bought these monitors from my local G/C store and I am in love with them. First of all, at the store I cranked these monitors to about 85% volume and these puppies are LOUD! Even at almost full volume they delivered top quality audio without any distortion. Second, the radical curved design on the front is not just for looks. The curve helps reduce diffraction and phasing issues, and it really works. These KRK's deliver perfectly crisp high end and punchy low-end. Third, if you plan on using these monitors to just listen to music you may have to do a little EQ-ing. These monitors give a very flat frequency response which is great for mastering, but not ideal for listening to music or movies. Over all, these monitors are very very good for their price. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a pair of studio monitors.

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Not impressed - Not for Pod XL3

Looking for the perfect live solution to use with my Pod X3 live, I decided to give active monitors a try. I first tried the M-Audio BX5a. Incrdible sound with the X3L -...Read complete review

Looking for the perfect live solution to use with my Pod X3 live, I decided to give active monitors a try. I first tried the M-Audio BX5a. Incrdible sound with the X3L - but I experienced some popping on one of the speakers so I exchanged for these - based on all the hype. I was not impressed. I hooked up my X3L direct using XLR's. The speaker volume was way low using the guitar, and I couldn't even hear my MP3 backing tracks over the guitar. I increased volume to max on all devices, and still not very loud. I reconnected the X3L using 1/4" line outs. OK, now they got loud. Unfortunately, this setup causes A LOT of clipping and distorts the KRK's something awful. In order to stop the clipping, I had to turn the volume WAY down - back to the point where they aren't very loud. I later found out that these KRK's are only 35 watts! That's half of the M-audios. Not sure what all the hype is about, but I was not impressed. Unfortunately, I am going back to GC for my 5th exchange and going back to the M-audio's. They sound gorgeous with the POD X3L. I'll just have to deal with the quality issues and get the extended warranty.

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5.0

A lot of detailed dound.

By Carlo D'Anna

from Seattle. Washington

Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each):

Really gives a lot of great detail to mixing. Great monitors.

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5.0

Great speaker for the $$$

By Glenn McColm

from Indianapolis, Indiana

Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each):

I bought a new house so I've been building a new home studio. These speakers are great so far! Love the design and overall accuracy. They DO NOT color the low-end like some monitors in this price range. My test mixes have been very good and I'm about done building 6 diffuser panels and 4 traps for my main room. I expect to sound even better in a couple days :) I have demo'd these for friends of mine who are either musicians or radio guys. They had heard about them but not experienced a pair. Put it this way, they liked what they heard.

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5.0

Great purchase....

By ERNEST ANDREW

from Kendall, FL

Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each):

I returned the M-Audio BX-5's cause they were deficient in power (in my estimation). I sampled these & the KRK 6's & was pleased in the 5's ability to krank as well as the sale price! I have KRK headphones & they are great so I decided to keep it in the family. I still own my Event 20/20 bas's but they are in storage. I use my KRK 's to monitor my tracks in my writing studio as well as when I'm practicing.. Another 5 star purchase... Thx Roy Job (GC Kendall/Miami) 4 the recommend...

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5.0

Perfect for dorms and apartments

By Roy Leon

from Las Vegas, Nevada

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All the other reviews have pretty much covered how well these monitors sound, but I just wanna put my two cents on how well they work in a small dormroom or apartment setting. The way the cabinet/enclosure is made makes these monitors are superbly directional, meaning you can orient them to make a 'sweet spot' right where you are sitting, making you feel as if you are wearing headphones. With the speakers' wattage, size, as well as being as directional as they are, I found that as long as you do not point them at a wall you are sharing with a neighbor, the sound WILL NOT bleed through the wall, even at 80% volume. I've tested this theory with my roommate and my next-door neighbor, and we live in an middle-income apartment complex that is roughly 20 years old.

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5.0

Great Speakers With a Great Sound!!

By Kevin

from Centerville, TN

Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each):

These are my first studio monitors that were built truly for the studio. I have read hundreds of comments on these speakers and they live up to their reputation. I have been in studios with Adams and Yamaha's which are the best, but for the money, I would not hesitate to use these. Unless you are writing music that has a lot of high's, you will want to go with a sub to supplement the lows. It has ok lows, but if you want a tad more bottom or booming bass, get a sub to go with them. They have tremendous volume for their size, and can handle just about anything you want to throw at them. Would I buy these again? You bet!!

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1.0

THEY LIE!!!! LIE I TELL YOU!!!!

By BRYAN

from suwanee Ga

Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each):

These monitors are terrible. STAY AWAY FROM THEM!!!!They are not flat what so ever. Everytime i think i have a good mix, i mix down my mixes and play the mix on my stereo and several other stereos and they are either too bassy or trebly. i wasted tons of cds because of how terrible these monitors are. The yamaha hs50's s are sooooo much better for your money.

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5.0

THE BEST MONITORS EVER!

By john

from calvinscibilia@gmail.com

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These things are amazing for a cheap monitor. so clear and beautiful as well. If you are tryin to make beats on a budget get these bad boys!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Monitors, Cheap

By Kkyle

from Sarasota, FL

Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each):

I love these monitors - that's the most I can say. I got mine from a different source, but they are worth every dollar. Great highs, great mids, and punchy lows. These are loud too! Even though they are rated kind of low as far as power, they can fill a 15x15 room so easily. There is also little to no distortion at the highest volumes. I use these from creating music in FL Studio and even just listening to music on my computer and I couldn't be happier. I would prefer the RP8s, but for this price these are awesome.

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5.0

A++

By The Riddler

from Reno,NV

Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each):

I picked up a pair of these today an before i review the product i must say the employees had excellent customer service and helped me just perfectly. The Review: I hooked them up via Tascam Audio Interface direct into my computer, at first the sound seamed flat then i realized it had settings on the back, after a few minutes of adjusting they sounded flawless. I instantly jumped into Reson 5.0. an loaded up an old beat of mine and the sound was amazing, i was able to remaster the beat to make it sound perfect. these are overall amazing the sound is crisp there is no popping or buzzing even at a high volume. for anyone looking to get theses studio monitors GET EM, perfect price, perfect sound.

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3.0

Not impressed - Not for Pod XL3

By Keith

from Flower Mound, TX

Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each):

Looking for the perfect live solution to use with my Pod X3 live, I decided to give active monitors a try. I first tried the M-Audio BX5a. Incrdible sound with the X3L - but I experienced some popping on one of the speakers so I exchanged for these - based on all the hype. I was not impressed. I hooked up my X3L direct using XLR's. The speaker volume was way low using the guitar, and I couldn't even hear my MP3 backing tracks over the guitar. I increased volume to max on all devices, and still not very loud. I reconnected the X3L using 1/4" line outs. OK, now they got loud. Unfortunately, this setup causes A LOT of clipping and distorts the KRK's something awful. In order to stop the clipping, I had to turn the volume WAY down - back to the point where they aren't very loud. I later found out that these KRK's are only 35 watts! That's half of the M-audios. Not sure what all the hype is about, but I was not impressed. Unfortunately, I am going back to GC for my 5th exchange and going back to the M-audio's. They sound gorgeous with the POD X3L. I'll just have to deal with the quality issues and get the extended warranty.

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