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KRK RP-5 Rokit Powered Reference Studio Monitor   

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The KRK RP-5 Rokit Powered Reference Studio Monitor features a 5" woofer made of a woven glass aramid composite for a tight low-end response. 1" soft...Click To Read More About This Product

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Biamped power and efficient design at a remarkable price.

The KRK RP-5 Rokit Powered Reference Studio Monitor features a 5" woofer made of a woven glass aramid composite for a tight low-end response. 1" soft-dome tweeter emits natural sounding highs. The RP-5 drivers are electronically crossed over and biamped for increased efficiency. All of this is housed in an attractive KRK cabinet with radiused corners that reduce edge diffraction, resulting in better audio imaging. The monitor's rear input panel has RCA, 1/4" TRS, and XLR connectors.

FEATURES
  • 75W biamped power
  • 5" glass aramid composite woofer
  • 1" neodymium soft-dome tweeter with ferro fluid
  • XLR, RCA, and 1/4" balanced/unbalanced inputs
  • Cabinet features radiused corners for better audio imaging
SPECIFICATIONS

RP-5 Rokit Powered Reference Studio Monitor

  • Woofer: 5" glass aramid composite
  • Tweeter: 1" neodymium soft dome with ferro fluid
  • Input: XLR (3-pin), RCA, and 1/4" TRS - 10k ohm balanced/unbalanced
  • Amplification: 75W biamp dynamic power, 18dB octave filters
  • Frequency response: 53Hz-20kHz
  • Video shielding
  • 7-1/4"W x 10-7/8"H x 8-7/8"D
  • 16 lbs.
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4.6

(based on 39 reviews)

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Amazing for the Price

I purchased these monitors based on the price and the reviews. I wasn?t expecting them to be as sonically balanced and precise sounding as they are for speakers in this price range. Very...Read complete review

I purchased these monitors based on the price and the reviews. I wasn?t expecting them to be as sonically balanced and precise sounding as they are for speakers in this price range. Very tight sounding base, and midrange response with smooth high frequencies. Excellent for mixing guitars, keyboards, and vocals which is my primary focus. They have a high frequency adjustment that allows you to make adjustments for your listening environment, although I found they sound just fine at the neutral setting. Nice bass response although don?t expect subwoofer dynamics. However for a 5? driver they are impressive owing much of the bass response to well engineered enclosure and porting design. I give these monitors the highest rating ? but it?s relative to the price. I?m using them on a PC run through a PreSonus Firebox. Caution ? make sure you don?t skimp on cables to connect the speakers as you are robbing the potential of these speakers. I made the mistake of buying cheap $9 TRS speaker cables to connect the speakers - big mistake. After purchasing a high quality set of XLR to ? TRS cables these speakers came ALIVE.

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These just sound bad....

First off, let it be known that I am a speaker guy. I have owned dozens of speaker sets in my lifetime. These rank as the worst purchase I have made. The...Read complete review

First off, let it be known that I am a speaker guy. I have owned dozens of speaker sets in my lifetime. These rank as the worst purchase I have made. The RP-5's have little of benefit, beyond the feature set, which in fact is very good for the price. Spend a few more bucks for some DyneAudio's or Genelec's or JBL's. I broke the speakers in sufficiently, yet in comparison with my reference 6" two way system, they were forward in the midrange, with no bass extension (unless you count a big hump in the midbass. I was in the industry when KRK first came out with their monitors in the early '90's and they were very good at the time. I am sure some of their higher priced products sound great now. I had to turn around and resell them, as they did not come close to cutting the mustard for serious monitoring.

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5.0

Great Deal

By Kaingel

from Iowa

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I got these on the spur of the moment after a quick listen at my local guitar store, best purchase I've made for my home studio. Great sound look cool, perfect size for my desk and made my music come alive. If your considering these, buy them.

 
5.0

Great test run...

By C-Hutch

from middle / south Georgia

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I just gave these a try, and I was impressed. My main studio monitors are Event SP8's, but these definitely held their own. Construction seems to be excellent. The pair I tested in my studio were used, but I'm thinking of keeping them for my second pair of monitors & adding the KRK 10" sub. Volume wise, plenty for mixing. Good clarity, good bass response for their size. An excellent buy for a small home studio. Two thumbs up!

 
4.0

Good for the Money

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I was in a tie between these and the Yamaha hs50m monitors. The quality was nothing to be blown away about. They have a very balanced frequency between the lows and highs. I could hear a lot of underlying tracks in professionally mixed songs. They are for mixing not for pleasure...I would recommend these most definitely if this is your price range...

 
5.0

Awsome Monitors

By EAProduction Entertainment CO

from Maryland

I've hade these monitors for over a year now and they are the best. I use them for mixing and mastering my final mix and they perform great. I also have the RP8's and the combination of the both of them together is just awesome!!

 
5.0

unbelievable value

By SparkleBlue

from Morton, IL

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I own 3 pairs of these RP-5 speakers. I think they sound VERY good for the money. I use them in my home studio, and I am very picky about sound (years of being an audiophile/home audio enthusiast).ONE WARNING- I found that if you set them right on your desk or table they have a muddy lower mid/upper bass resonance due to reflections off the table. Put them on stands, or even on extension boards sticking off the edges of the desk, and they will sound much cleaner. They will appear to have slightly less low end, but everything will be clearer and easier to hear and mix- and the low end is still very good for their size.Again, for their size and price, they sound excellent.My 3 pairs have been reliable so far.

 
5.0

Great monitor at a great price.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I just bought one and the first thing I noticed out of the box was quality. These are not some DJ monitors or cheap clock radio speakers. They can handle the highs great and the lows are even ok for a 5 inch. I will have to buy another one and also a sub since 5 inches cant really hit the way I want them to. Pick these up before they go back to list price!

 
5.0

Great monitors for short money!

By PRSfan-GtCJ8

from Manchester, NH

I mainly purchased these for using in remote locations recording on my laptop. Just to really see what they've got, I plugged them into my Korg D3200. I was very Impressed for their small size they reproduce very well. Great entry level or portable studio monitors. would strongly suggest adding the 10 inch subwoofer for a home studio. Lots of bang for your buck!

 
5.0

great sound

By bps1865

from California

I mix for very long hours at a time. I had been using Yamaha NS10's for the past decade until one of them blew. The Yamaha's were the reference point for the past but they couldn't handle the extended frequency range of todays mixes for me. These KRK RP-5's cover the whole sonic spectrum and DON'T fry you over long mixing sessions. I tried a few M-Audio and was far from happy playing back my mixes on other systems. The RP-5's give you mixes you can play anywhere and be content with

 
5.0

Impressive Little Monitors

By Rents

from Atlanta, GA

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I was very dissapointed with these monitors when I first purchased them. After I remodeled my control room, and raised the monitors up off the desk I learned it wasn't the monitors that sounded bad it was my room... and desk lol. I am truly blown away at the clairty of these monitors. I've tested them with a tone generator, and they acurately recreate the frequency range the claim to on the box. So all in all great monitors, just pay more attention to the environment they are in. They are absolutely worth every penny you'll pay for them.

 
4.0

Good second pair

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've been using Classic Yamaha NS-10 for years but found I was getting bottom heavy mixes. Had used KRK's for mixing gospel music in big studio so looked at the Rockit 5's to add to my home system. I find these to be much more enjoyable to track through...they have more musicality and they're self-powered. The tend to exagerate the bottom end since the woofer's are 5 inches but this is to be expected. You're not going to get a reasonably clean bottom end with anything less than 8 inches. I track through these and do a rough mix. Then I send the signal through the NS 10's for tweaking and spacial accuracy. I'm now finding my mixes translate very evenly to other systems, headphones, car etc. Keep in mind that monitors that make music sound good are USELESS for mixing! You need detail, clarity and space. I liked the KRK's better than the M-audio 5's which are comparable in price and quality. I recommend these as a good second pair for the economical studio owner.

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