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

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        KRK

        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

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

         

        Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 Powered Studio Monitor (Each) 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

           

          (0)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (1)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (0)

        86%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

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

        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.

          VS

          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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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Poor Quality

          By Dustin

          from Washington, D.C.

          About Me Professional Musician

          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.

            Comment on this review

            (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 ; )

            Comment on this review

            (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.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best 5" monitors

            By caribconsult

            from Puerto Rico

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            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.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great bang for your buck

              By Vigor Smack

              from USA

              About Me Experienced

              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 ;)

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              (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.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Buy, Accurate Sound

              By rokituser

              from AL

              About Me Experienced

              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.

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                (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.

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                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

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

                By BarrenB

                from Utah

                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.

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                (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.

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