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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
  • 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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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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 Chase's Sire

from 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.

 
5.0

Best nearfield monitor for the price

By Flail

from Fort Collins, Co

All the features of a high quality speaker (just read the desc.) and for a unbelievable price. I had these out of the box and plugged in...wow they are truly amazing...They had my mixes heading in the right direction right away. Good imaging. Did not need the sub for the lows came through like a dream. I highy recommend this for the price.

 
5.0

KRK RP-5

By Caliber545

from Davie FL

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I just bought a pair of these and wow they blew my mind the minute I heard them, it sounds so clear. Get a pair, these are great studio monitors!

 
4.0

Good but breaks...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I got 2 and used em for awhile pretty lightly... and one of em.. after almost no use just stopped playing the high frequencies... I might get it replaced... but it pisses me off. On the bright side, it has a very accurate flat response. Sometimes when you're recording, it sounds awesome! And then you burn it and listen to it in your car and it sounds like crap.. these sound more like what you will hear in the car.. which is a good thing.

 
4.0

2 years using this product- My thoughts

By sneakyybstrd

from Fontana, CA

Alot of what you hear coming from your speakers depends on the room that your in. Certain things in the room can either reflect specific frequency waves thus magnifying them making them sound "too much" and other things in the room can absorb certain freqencies so that they seem "not there" in the mix. So you need a good room to get an accurate sound with these monitorsThe truth is these speakers say they go down to 53hz which is not really true and if it does. you cant really feel its there. their hot spot usually ends around the 80hz range. Put these speakers on a stand, face them in the length wise direction of your room and perferably at a window if its there and you can get leas reflections and more the actually speakers.

 
4.0

GREAT SOUND

By HX0yjZq7y

from Detroit, MI

I love the sound I get from my KRK's. It gives a good amount of bass and doesn't distort highs. If you like to sculp, cut, and adjust over and over again with mixes they're okay. If you want a recording, live, master, and overall feel, THEY ARE WHAT to OWN.

 
5.0

Amazing for the Price

By M Grozde

from Birmingham, MI

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.

 
5.0

Small speaker, big sound

By Toso

from E-town, Kansas

I bought these Rokit5 powered monitors by KRK and wow was I surprised. For a small 5 inch woofer these little speakers pack more of a punch then you would think though it doesn't hurt to pair it with a sub-woofer for more low end response. This speakers are very clear. In a music store I compare these KRK's to some 400 dollar mackie's and I was very surprised when these little speakers rocked the mackie's! Great investment!

 
5.0

Surprisingly clear and professional

By EMSBEATS

from Detroit MI

When i first considered purchasing monitors i was leaning toward a Pair of M audio monitors like the bx5 or bx8 since I have worked with both of them. I also condsidered buying the behringer truth 2031b because my brother owns a pair but my local shop does not carry them instock. When i saw these compared to the bx5's i liked the look and feel of them (i kno thats wierd for monitors) They seemed like a nice size for my dorm room and they had more power then the bx5's so i went with them and im happy i did. They are very clear and there are less parameters to set for room size than the bx5's. I know eventually im gonna get some bx8's to add to these but these are doing the job right now for mixing projects that are sent to me by my groups when im not around to mix them on the spot. If youre considering the bx5's, go with these instead. You will be impressed

 
5.0

Krk RP-5

By Floyd G.

from Dallas,Tx

I bought these a couple of days ago. I could not be happier with them. The bass response is great, especially for 5 inch speakers. Next up the KRK-8 and SUBs.

 
5.0

Pretty Flat Response

By studioman-adWVX

from Scottsdale, AZ

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I think this monitor is good for home recording engineers and beginners to mixing music, it gives a nice flat response so that you can learn to brighten up the eq or whatever is need by yourself. Its not a monitor that makes a song sound GREAT and than you burn it and listen to it in your car and it sucks... it gives you what's actually there. I like it, although i've had two for like a year now and one of em broke on me, not dead, but no high end and less volume, so I've got to get a new one.

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