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Review of the Best Studio Monitors KRK Rokit

Updated on July 21, 2020
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It's been a number of years since the world was introduced to the yellow cones in the studio monitor world. These days, they almost seem commonplace as KRK has found its way in professional and home studio the world over. KRK's incredibly popular ROKIT series, which offers an affordable range of studio monitors for rooms of every size, is now firmly settled into its third generation and continues to prove itself as a popular listening options for home studios looking for a monitoring solution for a small room and budget. This month I revisited the ROKIT 5 studios monitors, and listen to them all over again with a fresh set of ears.

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The same reliable build and sonic quality is also utilized, albeit with the sound level being a bit tamer, and more importantly this is the most affordable of the ROKIT line. It pairs a 5" woofer crafted from Kevlar and aramid fibers with a 1" soft dome tweeter, and both speakers are protected via a built-in limiter system.

KRK'S front-port design allows the ROKIT 5 to have more low-end then others with the same speaker size.

Sound quality
5 stars
Perfect finishing
5 stars
Black and yellow
4 stars

In use

The most Important part of any studio monitor is how they sound, and the KRK ROKIT 5 does not disappoint. This latest update continues the ROKIT's tradition being a monitor that might not be the most accurate but sound great and are the just plain fun to listen to. They sound full and warm in the low end especially for the size, have a clean sounding midrange, and clear sounding high end

Sound performance

My first test were performed using the larger ROKIT 5, which in my garage-sized studio delivered a punchy, well balanced sound with the kind of very slightly forward quality that most users find desirable in a studio monitor. In comparison with my own Mackie HR824s, which use similarly sized drivers, I didn't feel the ROKIT 5 were quite as revealing or as extended in the deep bass, but they were still very comfortable to work with and seemed very capable delivering properly balanced mixes with a perfectly adequate level of bass. They also have that useful characteristic that lets you hear into a mix so that you can focus on individual sounds.

Why are studio monitors so expensive?

Some of thing that make studio monitors expensive are the material used to create the speaker. They often use proprietary technology that effectively made the sound more refined, each channel being much clearer, and the reproduction audio much more accurate.

Are KRK monitors good?

They are considered some of the best studio monitors on their price range, and for their size, and leave little to be desired for a small home studio application. You will probably hear from advocates! They are good. There is a reliability issue, according to review on KRK across the board.

Do you need an amp for KRK ROKIT?

I know that KRK ROKIT 5 G3 is an active monitor, does that mean I don't need a separate amp and I just have to connect it directly to my mixer and to my computer? Correct. And in reply to your other post, yes, you can use them for your computer.

Do studio monitors need an amplifier?

In the case of active studio monitors, you do not need amplifier as they already are present in them. Studio monitors naturally produce top-quality sounds, and this happens without the shield of defects. It doesn't add any extra feel to the sounds they are in the original production or track.

Which KRK speaker are the best?

In case you don't mind spending a bit more for a big woofer setup, then the KRK RP7 G-4 is the best option for you. If you want top-of-the-range quality with other amazing features and a 3-way setup, the best ipopti is the KRK RP10 model from the fourth generation.

Do you need 2 studio monitors?

Do you need 1 or 2 speakers? Most studio monitors are sold individually. For producing music, you need good stereo sound, meaning 2 speakers. That's why we recommend buying 2 identical studio monitors, or going for a set of 2 monitor speakers.

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