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KRK's Rokit G2 (Generation 2) powered studio monitor is designed to give amazing performance and accuracy for the home or project studio. The G2 Rokit studio monitor has radically curved edges which v... Click To Read More About This Product

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KRK's Rokit G2 (Generation 2) powered studio monitor is designed to give amazing performance and accuracy for the home or project studio. The G2 Rokit studio monitor has radically curved edges which virtually eliminate diffraction and provides a wider sweet spot. The Rokit G2 monitor 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 new 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's feature refined voicing and a new curved baffle that looks great, reduces diffraction and provides even better monitoring accuracy.

Welcome to the all new Generation 2 RoKit Powered

Studio Monitor Series from KRK Systems. For years the Rokit series has been a popular choice for accurate monitoring in studios large and small. Now the all new Generation 2 Rokit monitor provides a new standard for even better performance and accuracy, raising the bar once again.

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 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 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, 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 Rokit's 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 KRK's 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 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 new Rockit 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 monitor 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

Take a look at competitive monitors and you'll find ports on the back of the cabinet. These rear-firing ports tend create bass coupling with walls and corners amplifying low frequency information which will color your mix. The superior design of the KRK Generation 2 Rokit monitors include 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 SPLs.

Power Up!

A great sounding monitor doesn't stop with a great cabinet and custom drivers. KRK's 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: Monitors are sold as singles.

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: 45Hz - 20kHz
Specifications
  • Drivers: Woofer: 8" 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: 140 Watt dynamic power bi-amp, 24 dB octave filters
    Frequency response: 45Hz - 20kHz
    Video shielding: Yes
    Dimensions (H x W x D): 15" x 10 7/16" x 13" , 38.1cm x 26.5cm x 33cm
    Shipping Weight: 30 lb. (15 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 8 Generation 2
 
4.8

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (38)

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    (3)

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    (3)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One Word, Quality.

I was initially aiming for the new RP-6's. After hearing these quality built monitors, there was no other choice. After demo's with these monitors and the Yamaha's HSM8's, KRK simply...Read complete review

I was initially aiming for the new RP-6's. After hearing these quality built monitors, there was no other choice. After demo's with these monitors and the Yamaha's HSM8's, KRK simply had the upperhand. Bright clean hi's, filling mids, and a clean and clear bass response. I love the new baffle design, so its not much of a boxed type monitor. The sound coming through these monitors are flat and uncolored. These monitors are perfect for any type of sound your trying to achieve whether rock or hiphop, these monitors are for you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The truth about KRK Monitoring Systems

I'll get right to the nitty gritty. I owned the 6's, the 8's, and the 10" sub at some point. I love KRK to death but I'm going to...Read complete review

I'll get right to the nitty gritty. I owned the 6's, the 8's, and the 10" sub at some point. I love KRK to death but I'm going to be 100% honest. Save your money and get you a pair of Yamaha Hs80s. I got these first because I loved the way they sound over the Yamaha's. However, when it came to my mixes it showed. Your mixes sound amazing on these but on other systems, not so much. They're horribly inaccurate

These do NOT translate well and by well I mean not good enough to land you a "Best Engineer Award". Once again being honest, they do have a wide sweet spot and basses come out crisp and clean. HOWEVER, when you bounce mixes, they come out too bassy, or bass deficient. I'd have too make multiple runs back and forth to other systems, cars, and studios get a clean mix. Bought the Yamaha Hs80s, Mixes came to life and got the right mix in one too two tries. They translate better and sound BIG and FULL. Your music does NOT sound good on the yammies so when you get it to sound good on them they really shine anywhere else. The KRKs have a false sound. Once again, coming from someone who owned them for 3+ years, I'd recommend saving your pennies and grabbing a pair of Yamaha's.

If I had to say what I'd use the KRKs for, I'd say use them as DJ speakers. For engineering, NO! you'd be doing your mixes a disservice.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Changed Rokit 8 for 6

By Snarf

from Holland

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 8 Generation 2:

I compared 3 monitors Eve Audio SC205, KRK 6 and KRK 8.
Yes in the store the Eve sound much more open and yes the sales person told me so the choice is simple go for the Eve which is twice as expansive. Now my first impression regarding the KRK's was quite good especially from the KRK 6 it was not so far behind the Eve. Compared with the Eve the KRK lacked in clarity (the 8 more than the 6). Instead asking me how I'm using the speakers or how my acoustic situation was I had to buy the Eve. Now I choose to buy the KRK 6 and I worked on my acoustics with good results.
First I got rid of mine first reflection in the mid and high range by placing damping material on the correct places. To get the low-end tighter instead of using Mopads (which makes the low a bit muddy) I placed the speaker on a marble plate and put 3 spikes under the KRK. This results in a tighter bass response but maybe more important it clears up the mid and the high range considerably.
So for a couple of euro's I upgraded the acoustics around the KRK's to a sound that is in mine impression much better than the Eve speakers. Maybe the same could be said for the Eve speakers when playing in my current acoustic condition but than paying twice the price is the problem. I don't think they will be much better than the KRK's especially regarding the bass range which was already better from the KRK's.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pleasing to the ears, Not very accurate

By Smitty Wurben Yeager Man Janson

from Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ

Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 8 Generation 2:

I have had a pair of Rokit eights for two years. They sound great but they are not very accurite in the long run. The speakers are great for begginers and even intermediates. They are durable and sleek looking but they are HEAVY. They are pretty good for recording purposes but they are amazing to just chill out and listen to music on.

 
5.0

Well worth it. Highly recommended.

By Franco Sulfaro

from Manalapan, NJ

Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 8 Generation 2:

These things sound incredible. It colors your mixes so it sounds great on all sorts of speakers. They also sound great at low and high volumes, no sound degradation. Build quality feels solid, I am very impressed. I feel like these are going to last a long time. And they look awesome. The yellow cones are a real eye candy for anyone that walks into my studio, they really stand out.

 
5.0

Love the sound

By The Creative Music DJ

from San Diego, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 8 Generation 2:

    This is my first pair of reference speakers. I've been a DJ for too many years to recount, however I just got into learning audio mastering in the last few years when I decided my live recorded mixes needed a bit of polishing.

    Since I dont have experience with other reference speakers I can't compare, but I can tell you that I hear sounds in these speakers I never knew existed. I love them. So glad I made the purchase.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I Would Never Consider Selling These

    By Natey Love Star

    from Portland, Oregon

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Capable
    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Great
    • Loud
    • Response
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 8 Generation 2:

      I've Had A Pair Of These For A While & I Must Say That They Sound Great! They Convinced Me That I Should Pick Up The Rokit 5s, One Rokit 6 & Another Back Up 8. I Love The Sound They Pump Out, Not To Mention The Various Hook Ups They Have. I Love The Standard Colors, But They Also Come In Some Other Finishes That Are Pleasing To The Eye. If You Are Looking To Produce Hip-Hop Or Electronic Music, Give These A Try. They Are Not A Waste Of Time Or Money.

      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      The truth about KRK Monitoring Systems

      By Just another review

      from Atlanta, Ga

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Boomy
      • Durable
      • Inexpensive
      • Very Wide Open Sound

      Cons

      • Bass Heavy
      • Mid Heavy
      • Poor Accuracy
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Listening
      • Reference Mixing

      Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 8 Generation 2:

      I'll get right to the nitty gritty. I owned the 6's, the 8's, and the 10" sub at some point. I love KRK to death but I'm going to be 100% honest. Save your money and get you a pair of Yamaha Hs80s. I got these first because I loved the way they sound over the Yamaha's. However, when it came to my mixes it showed. Your mixes sound amazing on these but on other systems, not so much. They're horribly inaccurate

      These do NOT translate well and by well I mean not good enough to land you a "Best Engineer Award". Once again being honest, they do have a wide sweet spot and basses come out crisp and clean. HOWEVER, when you bounce mixes, they come out too bassy, or bass deficient. I'd have too make multiple runs back and forth to other systems, cars, and studios get a clean mix. Bought the Yamaha Hs80s, Mixes came to life and got the right mix in one too two tries. They translate better and sound BIG and FULL. Your music does NOT sound good on the yammies so when you get it to sound good on them they really shine anywhere else. The KRKs have a false sound. Once again, coming from someone who owned them for 3+ years, I'd recommend saving your pennies and grabbing a pair of Yamaha's.

      If I had to say what I'd use the KRKs for, I'd say use them as DJ speakers. For engineering, NO! you'd be doing your mixes a disservice.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Bobby Tagoona

      from Canada

      Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 8 Generation 2:

      these monitors are amazing. i have never heard music pronounced as clearly as these monitors display them. just amazing.
      has everything you need to easily hook it up.
      an xlr input and an trs input.
      a volume control and a hf input level.
      theyre extremely rugged.
      theyre very heavy! and they dont seem like they will break in the next few years!
      theyre very very loud, they sound amazing.

      if youre not doing any mixing where you need deep sub bass like dub step or dance or bass heavy metal these will do it for you, they will produce the bass for those genres, just probably not as much as you want them to.
      i love em, im so glad i didnt go with anything else! amazing monitors!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Very true to your artifacts and flaws.

      By J White

      from OK

      Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 8 Generation 2:

      I found the monitors too high mid focused for my tastes, but very revealing for compression artifacts and an almost unforgiving character that made this series a must for reference mixing. The old sine wave trick showed where I had some problems with my room, these beasts have some low end packed into them! You really have to back away to hear what the subbass is doing though, I expected deeper character.
      The units come standard with HF cut switches and volume bias, the rest is your input stages. I found the 8's to be very high frequency focused, so the high switches got some use out of me. Simple and straight to the point, if I had anything to say.
      Strong build, high quality aesthetics and dead useful series for beginning mixing or home theater. Impresses clients quickly, I might add.
      Great for the price if you're looking for an abrupt boost in monitoring quality without having to re-mortgage the house.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Holy Cow!!!

      By Mercible

      from Bethany, OK

      Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 8 Generation 2:

      I've had these monitors for a couple of weeks now and put them through the wringer. Figured if they were going to break, I wanted them to break now. I played every instrument in my studio through them, Electric Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, and Electric Drums. Now granted, I can't get the low-end boom that my 15" main speakers in my PA provide, but those 8" speakers took everything I could give and kept going.... and sounded good in the process! Plenty of power, plenty of bass for getting an accurate mix. I've now tracked two full songs through them and my mixes sound much better. And, the finished product sounds good no matter what system I listen to them on (car, home stereo, little boom box). They do what they are designed to do! If you are on a budget, consider these.
      Every input you might need in the studio.... XLR, RCA, 1/4... adjustable high frequency, and bass port in the front. Ample power and sound output. And, as a bonus, the KRK logo on the front lights up when the power is on, so you don't forget to turn them off.
      No complaints at all. Well built, sturdy, solid... and heavy. And most importantly... the sound is awesome. Not colored, but gives a very clear/honest soundscape.
      Hands down... best value of the near-field monitors I considered.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      KRK's rock and I dare you to find something better for the price!!!!

      By Dave Rusland

      from Sarnia Ontario Canada

      Comments about KRK Rokit Powered 8 Generation 2:

      I had had Yorkville YSM2's and needed a little more truth and thump being they had 5" drivers. I went to Roseville MI which is 30 minutes away from me here in Canada and was helped by Ryan in Roseville. First I bought the KRK Gen2 8's and was very happy as they're more true, louder, and heavy duty than my previous mon's. For my smaller/tight home studio space they're MORE than enough to satisfy my needs for power and volume as well. About a month later, i thought "hmmm, what would it be like if I had even a lil' MORE bass for using 808 or 909 bass drums in some of my rock mixes?" I then got in the car, back to Ryan in Michigan and then back home with the KRK 10s Powered Sub Woofer with an on/off pedal to add a little more thump IF needed. This was more of a luxury to spoil myself, but wow what fun when I have friends over etc. I certainly don't mix with the sub, but after everything IS mixed it kicks it up a notch if those frequencies are used. To conclude, i'm very happy for the $1000-ish dough i've spent and the service was fantastic so i'll be back definitely!

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