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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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • Peak SPL 106dB
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)
Pro Coverage
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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(28 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shockingly powerful

By Jake

from Scottsdale

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

These things pack a punch!! I compared these to the M-Audio BX5a, and for the same price, I undoubtedly chose the KRK's. The quality is absolutely suburb and the bass is what makes it "all that." Highly recommend this product to a friend.

(24 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Watch Out!

By Mike

from Greensboro, NC

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

These monitors may be inexpensive but they pack a large punch. I would not recommend turning to volume up too loud for risk of going def. On another note the monitors are crystal clear and my mixers from these monitors translate well onto any commercial stero system. I will never own another brand of studio monitors again!

(23 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Flat and surprisingly powerful

By Pete

from Dallas, TX

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

These new 5" KRKs really shocked me--they're flat as a board and are plenty powerful for my small (14' by 12') mixing/mastering studio. Great value for the money.

(21 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Ryan

from Northern Indiana

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

I really haven't had that much experience with monitors or any sizeable speaker for that matter. But being a first timer, I know these will last me along time. Having transitioned from a small set of Bose to these, I am literally blown away. Fantastic for someone not wanting to drop loads of money, and fantastic for anyone else.

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Monitors for a good price.

By Sam Dreyfuss

from Chicago, IL

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

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.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Small speakers...BIG SOUND!!!

By Greg

from SF Bay area, CA

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

Just what I needed as an addition to my studio. I bought two of these and it fit perfectly in my setup. Crystal clear sounds with ample bass too. And it can be LOUD if you need it to be without distortion. Love the hookup choices of different cables and the look is sexy! :)

(14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Speakers

By Brian

from Baltimore, MD

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

I just bought these speakers last week, and they're great! I'm just a hobbyist and I didn't want to spend a lot of money. For such an affordable price these speakers sound amazingly good. I know lack of bass is a general complaint on speakers this size, but they seem to put out enough for me. I was choosing between the M-Audio BX5A's and these. The BX5A's had a little two much high end for my taste, and the Rokit's just sounded more balanced. I also like the volume and high frequency knobs on the back of the speakers which allow you to tweak the sound for your recording environment.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FANTASTIC reference monitors

By Lina

from oshkosh, WI

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

Where to start... first of all, the connectivity is fantastic. I chose the balanced XLRs and have no regrets. Sound quality and imaging are wonderful. I have heard concerns (mostly from my pretentious friend) about the warmth of the speakers, but I find the speakers have a most accurate palette. The portrait painted is spot-on. I use them for intense listening sessions (not recording) and they are perfect for this. I considered the M-Audio BX5a Deluxes, but after a few sessions at the Guitar Center store decided that front porting of the KRK's was a clear advantage and yielded clearer, more responsive and authentic bass response. I highly advise the purchase of these over others in the same price range... an excellent budget-minded speaker.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Monitors at a Great Price

By Alex

from TX

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

I just recently purchased a pair of these for my Home Studio so I can bring projects home from work, and have to say the KRK RP5 G2's are great. If you are looking for good monitors and are on a budget get the RP5 G2's you won't be disappointed.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Sound

By S-Quest

from Beaverton, OR

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

This is my first pair of real monitors, and I couldnt be happier. The clarity and accuracy is amazing. I was able to hear details in my music that I couldnt hear before. If you're looking for an inexpensive monitor without sacrificing quality, this is the PERFECT monitor for you.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I was looking for.

By Ryan Deusenberry

from Carson City, Nv.

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

I have slowly building a small studio for just a little while now, I have a recording mixer computer everything I need except for monitors, I had been using little 5 watt computer speakers but it wasn't cutting it. So I went to G/C. Shop around for monitors, The salesmen showed me alot of monitors, (Yamaha ones suck)We tried Mackie (those are awesome) but for the price KRKs were just perfect. The sound is in your face, no extra noise or distortion to deal with either. This was the way to go, and the price was just great. Get some and you'll love it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bang for the buck!!

By Kyle

from New York, NY

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

For Near Field monitors these are fantastic! I just bought a pair today and am very impressed. If you need accurate sound for your personal studio at home or for near fields in your larger studio, go with these. They give a very accurate sound, I'm still adjusting to the difference from my previous speakers, but already I can hear things that I hadn't before. It's going to be a great help to have these.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Will NOT Disappoint!!!

By C.Campbell

from Buffalo, New York

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

After comparing all of the possible 5'' monitors for use in my apartment, since 8'' monitors would be over barring for my neighbors, THESE proved to be the TRUE way to go!!! I like their flat response, and the front port design for the bass response. This helps you to REALLY get a great handle on the bass frequencies, even with monitors of this size. I am VERY satisfied with my purchase! Try 'Em, you'll like 'em!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

They Give Me The Sound I Need

By Jesse B

from Spokane, Washington

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

I started producing music about 3 years ago. I had a set of m audio studiophile monitor about a year into.They Gave me good sound but in the high end of things(never gave me good bass or low frequencies),So i looked into what was around and what was a hot product and came across these.. Seemed to be backed by alot of big names so i got em.Turns out bes decision of my life BASICALY.they were ultra clear,good in handling high freq's and low freq's just all around good. I had to buy mine 1 speaker at a time tho....which kinda sucks if you are in lack of funds and was hoping to get a good setup with the 150 ....just keep in mind thats price for 1 speaker not 2.But I can see why they would do such a thing like you could have 5 moniters at once.something that would be hard to do if they sold em in pairs. and each speaker has its own amp which i also like .and they both have power cords they are both independantly ran speakers beside the input cable. but yeah try em out enjoy you wont be disapointed.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sounds

By Cheese With the Beat

from El Paso, Texas

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

I got these online. Great for Recording

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outside the normal use

By D. Jackson

from Los Angeles, CA

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

I purchased these speakers to provide audio for my backyard theatersystem. After comparing these with other products in my price range(M-Audio,etc.)the KRKs suited my ears the best. They are light years better than the 3" speakers I was using and they sound better than the Advent outdoor speakers I have hooked up to my stereo system. The controls on the rear make finding the right volume a breeze (I try not to disturb my neighbors with loud movie volume). I do voiceover work from home so I plan to use them for playback when the theater system is not in use.I know these were made for indoor use, but I wish I could mount them on a stand without attaching a bracket.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love em'

By ERIC

from FL

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

I absolutely love these monitors!!! I have a small studio and have done research on new monitors and after seeing the reviews I had to go with these and I'm glad I did. I couldn't have it any other way, so crisp and clear. These are the monitors to get trust me you won't be disappointed

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE BEST MONITORS EVER!

By john

from calvinscibilia@gmail.com

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

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!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for dorms and apartments

By Roy Leon

from Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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.

(1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
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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