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KRK Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each) Condition 4 - Needs Repair 886830613395

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KRK's glass-aramid cone technology sets a new standard with even better performance and accuracy!

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

Even at this low price, Rokits offer a balanced mix with clarity and detail — let a Rokit put your mix in the pocket.

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)
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KRKRokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each)
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super Sound - sensitive to PC noise.

I am mainly a videographer, but also compose/produce my own music, as well as work with other amateur musicians.

These monitors sound great! I realize you're not going to...Read complete review

I am mainly a videographer, but also compose/produce my own music, as well as work with other amateur musicians.

These monitors sound great! I realize you're not going to find them in an LA superstar studio, but man do they still sound goooood! Hi's mids and lo's are all there in there own place, rather than a mushy all-together sound. Serious volume too, without distortion.

On installation I had an issue with computer sounds coming through the monitors. I was about ready to send them back. After extensive Googling (and finding many others suffering the same issue with RokIt's) it turned out to be a BIOS setting. (Disable C1, EIST) Check this out if you have this issue: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/329790-28-processor-noise-coming-speakers

Now, if I hold my ear up to the speaker, I can hear some light hiss and an occasional PC blip, but from the chair, they are basically silent - except when blasting tunes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor Quality

I have read surprisingly good things about the Rokit series which lead me to this purchase.

First pair I ordered, one of the speakers stopped working after two uses. It was...Read complete review

I have read surprisingly good things about the Rokit series which lead me to this purchase.

First pair I ordered, one of the speakers stopped working after two uses. It was replaced hassle free by Musicians Friend; I didn't even have to pay the return shipping which was awesome.

After it was replaced, 30 days later another one started to break down. The volume pot in the back is really dirty and the signal drops +10 dB frequently. Never owned such an unreliable shoddy pair of monitors (except the Alesis MkII's - ha)

Sound does not translate well. There is a generous amount of false bass, due to the front ports (which I expected), but I was really surprised at how amplified the low frequencies are considering the size of the speakers and the size of the room.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These are 5 inch speakers?!?! REALLY!?!?!

By BarrenB

from Utah

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

Overall, I was made a fool of by these things. I doubted them and they shoved their awesome sauce in my face. I read some reviews of people saying these babies couldn't go loud enough and I must say that is a user error. These things shake my windows, and you think I'm joking when I say that. If you are thinking about getting these, do, you won't find better.
Has everything you need and just a tad more.
I can't believe these are only 5 inch monitors. They blew my mind, I took them out of the box being like, "they are kind of small". I plugged them in and I was proven wrong. Size can be deceiving with these monsters.
In my opinion the best 5 inch monitors with an amp you can get on the market. These things sound bigger then some 6 inch monitors I have heard.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely Incredible

By jasyn13

from Michigan

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

This is first time I have written a review and to be honest, it's the first time I have had something worthy of such acclaim. These speakers are absolutely amazing. After hooking them up and listening to some music, I was speechless. If you are putting together a home studio, get these... end of story. Even if you don't record, these speakers will let you hear your music the way it was meant to be heard. You hear every nuance and subtlety that most speakers just can't reproduce. Bottom line, you will not be disappointed.

(4 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not for POD X3 Live users

By Keith-uc6BS

from Dallas, TX

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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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally free of my headphones

By MountEverest

from New England

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

I have been slowly putting together a home studio setup, and I finally got fed up with the erratic results of mixing in headphones and on commercial grade speakers so I decided it was time to spring for some entry level studio monitors. I talked to a recording engineer friend of mine and he told me that his first pair of monitors were KRKs so I went with these. I've only been using them for a few days and already I am making mixes that are better balanced and much more uniform across different listening situations. So far I am an extremely satisfied customer. They sound great, are built tough, have a ton of input options and great frequency control. They look really cool (I love that the KRK logo on the front is back lit) and the price is awesome. I'm not quite ready to spring for super-expensive monitors like my engineer friend, so I love that there are great affordable options like the RoKit 5s to help bring my mixes to the next level. I say buy them!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Clear for my Ear

By Nickrocklin

from Jacksonville Beach, FL

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

Based on the price I paid for these monitors I am very happy. Smooth and accurate for my computer based mixdown of synths, midi, recorded instrument tracks and vocals. Keeps my modeled amps, effects and instruments sounding authentic in the mix. Loud and clean and a great enhancement to the sound in my home project music room. Others have heard mine a picked up a pair of their own. No problems with performance yet. Go for it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Monitors

By Minister of Music

from USA

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

What can I say about these monitors that has not been said already. These monitors are so good that I will have to re-mix some of my songs. The KRK 5's gives me the bass I need and the crisp highs. I love them!! You will not go wrong with these monitors. Wished I could of got them a few years ago, but I'm glad to have them now.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

rock it!

By Neil B B

from New England

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

I bought a pair of the KRK rokit 5 gen 2 as an upgrade from m-audio studio pro 3....so obviously there isnt much of a comparison, the Rokit's are on another level (or two) what I like about these moniters is how natural and deep the sounds is even (or especialy) at loud volumes and they are so crisp on the high and low ends that it realy is exciting to listen too.......the one thing I would point out is if you are hooking these bad boys up to a computer and not an interface be sure to use the balanced RCA cables..the quarter inch wont work and neither come with the speakers

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great monitors

By Jdrummm

from Nashville Tennessee

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Built Well Sound Great
  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None really

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

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

Overall great speakers.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy, Accurate Sound

By rokituser

from AL

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Accurate Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

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

    After long research and review reading I finally decided to give these a try. They sound awesome to be 5 inches. The bass response you get from these in your studio you get on cd/mp3 player for your car as well. I looked at similar models in this price range but I kept coming back to these. They are well built, no problems so far. I've used them to mix my hip-hop/r&b album plus a client's mixtape. They still sound as good as the first day. Great investment, wish I had bought sooner.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best monitors EVER

    By TylerHier

    from Lancaster, CA

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

    I had just gotten these for my birthday along with the Boss BR-900CD multi-track recorder! All I have to say is: WOW! The KRK Rokit Powered 5 is the best studio monitor I have ever had (and I've been in some top-notch studios). I use them about 5-6 hours a day! No hiss or hums, no feedback (unless caused), and perfect for any type of musical style! I reccomend this monitor to everybody... especially those who want that "professional" sound!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Your next Buy.

    By Mark-Do3si

    from Eastern slope of the rockies

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

    I put these up against some Tannoys the other day.Both speakers were active, the Tannoy's just a bit taller. The Rokit 5's held their own. And are about half the price. Tannoy has always had a great reputation when it comes to monitors. These Rokit 5's by KRK are wonderful. For a small room,or studio... Look no more. this is it. Buy these!!!! You will never miss anything sonicallyAnd I'll say this, in this field one is always feeling like your not keeping up with the pro- studios. Yes, you can spend thousands on monitors.But Dollar for Dollar you cannot beat these. Personally within KRK I like the 5's better than the 6's

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Tack51

    from Carson City, Nv

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

    I had been making a small studio for a little while now, Recently bought an Ipod recorder/mixer, and I was using little computer speakers, but my 3 YEAR old son blew the speakers. So I shopped around and tested a bunch of monitors and these were the best that I liked. The sound is awesome. Now my guitar recordings sound great, just like a cd. Don't waste your money, get these now. You'll love it.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Poor Quality

    By Dustin

    from Washington, D.C.

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Bulky/Heavy
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

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

      I have read surprisingly good things about the Rokit series which lead me to this purchase.

      First pair I ordered, one of the speakers stopped working after two uses. It was replaced hassle free by Musicians Friend; I didn't even have to pay the return shipping which was awesome.

      After it was replaced, 30 days later another one started to break down. The volume pot in the back is really dirty and the signal drops +10 dB frequently. Never owned such an unreliable shoddy pair of monitors (except the Alesis MkII's - ha)

      Sound does not translate well. There is a generous amount of false bass, due to the front ports (which I expected), but I was really surprised at how amplified the low frequencies are considering the size of the speakers and the size of the room.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Quality, Compact, and punchy!

      By Steretic

      from San Francisco

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

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

      Clear cut and concise ; )

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Super Sound - sensitive to PC noise.

      By Corbin

      from Lewisberry, PA.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Sensitive To Pc Noise

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

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

      I am mainly a videographer, but also compose/produce my own music, as well as work with other amateur musicians.

      These monitors sound great! I realize you're not going to find them in an LA superstar studio, but man do they still sound goooood! Hi's mids and lo's are all there in there own place, rather than a mushy all-together sound. Serious volume too, without distortion.

      On installation I had an issue with computer sounds coming through the monitors. I was about ready to send them back. After extensive Googling (and finding many others suffering the same issue with RokIt's) it turned out to be a BIOS setting. (Disable C1, EIST) Check this out if you have this issue: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/329790-28-processor-noise-coming-speakers

      Now, if I hold my ear up to the speaker, I can hear some light hiss and an occasional PC blip, but from the chair, they are basically silent - except when blasting tunes.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best 5" monitors

      By caribconsult

      from Puerto Rico

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Solid Bass Bell-clear

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

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

        The Rokit 5's have to be the best 5" monitors I've heard. Me and my drummer/audio-nut friend spent all afternoon listening to every 5" and 6" monitor in the store and these stood out. No other 5" unit had this much bass and most of the 6" units were no better...you really had to go to 8" units for appreciably better bass. The overall sound was excellent, very transparent. Multiple inputs, a gain control and HiFreq adjustment knob make it user-friendly. Unless you are starting a pro-level studio, these will serve you well, especially at the price.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great bang for your buck

        By Vigor Smack

        from USA

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Perfect For Home Studio

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

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

        Great to start with. I have it one feet away and it's LOUD. I have it in negative decibels and my music comes out a lot better. It's a please to use and hear... even for regular use in my laptop. Great for a small room... place them close to the wall and you'll get everything you need. No need for subwoofer if you place them close to the wall unless you want to blow your ears out. Remember you don't need to go bigger than this for louder or clearer sound if you know what you're doing ;)

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        KRK Studio Monitors

        By Thomas Jordan

        from California

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

        Look no further for studio monitors I have these in my home and my interface doesn't have the 1/4" connection. I was told that they would sound much better if I had the larger cables. The base is scary it's so loud. No distortion even when you turn it up. Also like the yellow speaker baffle and the small light behind the KRK logo to let you know the power is on. Very classy design.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Krk - excellent choice!

        By Brent-i0Ln_

        from MB,SC

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

        Picked up a pair & I'am very impressed by the build quality/clear true sound they have! The bass put out is very shocking for the size! Although I see myself upgrading to the 10 in.Sub in the future.Only slight drawback is the power/settings are on the back.

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