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KRK RP-8 Rokit Powered 8 Reference Studio Monitor  

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Perfect for home recording studios, the RP-8 Rokit powered monitor features an 8" woofer made of a woven glass aramid composite for a tight low-end r...Read More

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Biamped power and efficient design at a remarkable price.

Perfect for home recording studios, the RP-8 Rokit powered monitor features an 8" woofer made of a woven glass aramid composite for a tight low-end response. 1" soft-dome tweeter emits natural-sounding highs. The drivers are electronically crossed over and biamped for increased efficiency. All of this is housed in the RP-8's attractive speaker cabinet with radiused corners that reduce edge diffraction, resulting in better audio imaging. The rear input panel has RCA, 1/4" TRS, and XLR connectors.

FEATURES
  • 140W biamped power
  • 8" glass aramid composite woofer
  • 1" neodymium soft-dome tweeter with ferro fluid
  • XLR, RCA, and 1/4" balanced/unbalanced inputs
  • Speaker cabinet features radiused corners for better audio imaging

Rokit active monitors feature several of the key design elements found in KRK's premium models. Now, you can have the same sound at a very friendly price. Call or click to buy now!

SPECIFICATIONS

RP-8 Rokit Powered 8 Reference Studio Monitor

  • Woofer: 8" 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: 140W biamp dynamic power, 24dB octave filters
  • Frequency response: 45Hz-20kHz
  • Video shielding
  • 10-7/16"W x 15"H x 12"D
  • 30 lbs.
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4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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A little bright / mid harsh

Great speakers! Fact: they will improve your mixes! If you're still using home speaker or computer speakers to mix then yes, these will blow your mind. They help to get those TRUE...Read complete review

Great speakers! Fact: they will improve your mixes! If you're still using home speaker or computer speakers to mix then yes, these will blow your mind. They help to get those TRUE and ACCURATE mixes for playback on all other systems. But if you do have the money- try some ALESIS or other high end monitors. Because these are just a little wee bit harsh in the bright/high-mid range. Very nice looking, sleek and professional. Though I could have done without the Rockit 8 logo, as it looks just a little bit cheesy. I got the powered sub too, and it's great to know what's happening in those low frequencies. EASY TO SET UP! GREAT FIRST MONITORS!!! Don't forget stands. These MO-FO's are big. Worth the money.

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Fair to good

Fairly balanced response at the extremes, but with a hump in the midrange. There's clearly a resonance that hasn't been tamed in this design that becomes apparent in the mid octaves of female...Read complete review

Fairly balanced response at the extremes, but with a hump in the midrange. There's clearly a resonance that hasn't been tamed in this design that becomes apparent in the mid octaves of female vocals. Playing an instrument such a guitar through them also reveals this resonance. Maybe I received a defective pair. I've examined the internals, and the amp uses an EI transformer instead of the more common and higher quality toroid, and a minimal buffer of capacitance for low frequency extension unfortunately. I simply think they could have done better for the price. I'll check out the Events and MAudios...

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5.0

Worth twice as much! (But don't tell KRK that)

By Chris Geo

from Dallas, TX

These are by FAR the BEST monitors in the price range and beat many that cost twice and three times as much. The sound is stunning, crystal clear and the design etc. are GREAT! I've had mine for about four years. I'm tempted to upgrade to the G2's but I really love these monitors. I baby them too. A word of advice, KEEP THE BOX/PACKING MATERIAL IN CASE YOU HAVE TO MOVE THEM. You'll fall in love with these and baby them if you take pride in your equipment.The design is solid and not cheap by any means. The Sub is solid too! No complaints what so ever.

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4.0

This is what I know...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I use these when I make mix tapes, beats using reason, or connected to a digital piano. The frequency response is excellent. There is no interference detected and they give a good accurate sound. Keep in mind that most of what I do is digital and that a good way to judge studio monitors is with acoustic recordings. Though the generation 2 versions are probably better.

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5.0

Do you want truth in your mixes?

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Then look no further, i bought these for my stand alone recording unit {tascam dp-02} I'm no pro at mixing but I am very pleased with what i have done with these. But know this, if your tight on space , these babies are big. Built very solid about 30lbs a piece. If mine were to go out tommorow i would buy them again.

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5.0

True Sound

By Axeye

from Boca Raton, FL

I did a lot of research prior to buying the Rokit 8 monitors, and I'm happy I spent a little extra for these great speakers. The sound is true at any volume level I try to use. They can put out plenty of volume for a small studio. I couldn't be happier!

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3.0

Fair to good

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Fairly balanced response at the extremes, but with a hump in the midrange. There's clearly a resonance that hasn't been tamed in this design that becomes apparent in the mid octaves of female vocals. Playing an instrument such a guitar through them also reveals this resonance. Maybe I received a defective pair. I've examined the internals, and the amp uses an EI transformer instead of the more common and higher quality toroid, and a minimal buffer of capacitance for low frequency extension unfortunately. I simply think they could have done better for the price. I'll check out the Events and MAudios...

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5.0

true sound for your studio

By nfaulk

from Plainfield, CT

Although I consider these monitors to be a little overpriced, they live up to KRK standards delivering very true sound. I recommend taking the time to "learn" these monitors. Set them up correctly (you can't mess this up because these monitors include instructions on setting them up in a studio), adjust the HF level according to your room and take the time to fine tune your ear to them. Listen to your favorite mixes through these babies to get an understanding of how they sound. Take your time to learn these things! I'm telling you it will be worth your money once you do!!

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5.0

Quick Clarification for you

By Brian-AmN5u

from Minneapolis, MN

Just in case you are wondering, the price is for 1 monitor. Typically, speakers are sold in pairs, however not in this case.These monitors are HUGE and sound as great as they look. Multiple inputs make this even better.

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5.0

Oh yes

Just stopping in to give these monitors a stellar review. I am always careful not to trust other good reviews about products because some people have a tendency to embellish products. But in this case, there is NO embellishing. I remixed three tracks and played them on all other systems and the difference was uncanny. These monitors are TOP notch. Not just the bang for the buck, but the performance.

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4.0

Good, Honest Monitor

By Deviate23

from Charlotte, NC

These monitors are very honest, something everyone looks for in reference speakers. I run them through a HP-4 headphone controller, from a Delta 1010 audio interface. The one thing that I have noticed about these is that the sound maxes out at a certain point. Now I know you don't turn monitor speakers up too loud, but in a recording session with one group, I actually was just playing back a beat, and without vocals the speakers would bottom out in terms of bass. I have been very pleased with the sound and clarity (including bass) at all other levels. And for the price (I purchased from a moving pianist) its a great pair to buy.

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5.0

killer monitors on a budget

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought a pair of these instead of the BX8A's and I certainly don't regret it. It's true, the BX8A's highs are too bright and harsh. The few mixes I did with the KRK's are much more balanced and true. I'm thinking about buying 3 more of the 8's and the 10" sub for a 5.1 surround system. Good quality monitors at a decent price.

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