KRK Rokit Powered 5 RP 5
This product is no longer being sold and has been replaced by KRK Rokit 5 G2
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KRK Rokit Powered 5 RP 5 : yoTrakkz's user review
I was is the market for something with 8" woofs as I was having a difficult time capturing the bottom end in my mixes with my trusted old Tannoy PBM 6.5. I didn't want to listen to anything else, but I walked by while someone was listening to the KRK RP5's. Holy Crap! I spent about 30 minutes listening to these and I walked away with them. The bottom is generous, although not at match for the 8"s I was listening too. But they were so focused and the bottom end so tight, that the 8"s sounded muddy by comparison. I can listen farther into the mix better than the Tannoy's. They have a very tightly defined sweet spot, so take the time to position them carefully and they will performs very well
The KRK RP-5 Rokit Monitors are nice. The sound is extremely clear and natural. When you crank it there is no white noise that creeps. Great low ends and the highs are heavenly. Frequency adjustments on the back for tuning perfectionists. Good bang for buck. However. If you're rocking out hiphop or rap or anything with a boom it'll distort when its loud. If you forget to turn them off after using them they'll pop when you reboot the PC. If you put your cell phone or any wireless device on top of them they pop and make weird noises. Other than that they've been a great addition to the studio.
These speakers really are musically well balanced. So many monitors sound like garbage because they are balanced mathematically at the expense of the human ear. This whole series of monitors is made around the idea of striking a happy medium between sterile flat response and the more musical sounding EQ that these speakers have. These have become like an industry standard set of monitors in today’s music world.