RP5 G2, Active Monitor from KRK in the Rokit Powered G2 series.

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Average Score:3.6( 3.6/5 based on 11 reviews )
 2 reviews18 %
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Value For Money : Excellent

theaudioandvideoguy's review"didnt like them"

The KRK Rokit 5 G2’s are a monitor that get a lot of good reviews. I can understand why they get a lot of good reviews too. I think its mainly because of the listening sound of these. Most people mistake listening sound with mixing and mastering sound. If you listen to music with these they will bring you great joy just because they have a full thick sound. But when it comes to mixing and mastering your work with them I don’t recommend it. They are very low end based and they seem to have too much natural bass for me. It was difficult to really get the bass right in mixes with them. This is not true for all KRK monitors but just the G2’s didn’t work to well for me .


As I stated they low end in these didn’t work good for me. The KRK 8’s most people think have to much bass and can get muddy but I think its all how you have yours set up. I hated how I got a muddy sound in these G2’s. I don’t feel like monitors this small should pump out muddy bass when turned up.


Overall, there are way to many other monitors in this same price range that can give you better quality than these can. But as I stated if you are just listening to music then this will sound great. They remind me something for a college kid who is doing some DJ type of stuff with is laptop they would be great for that. But as far as trying to get a master piece of quality and mixing with the KRK G’2s they didn’t work for me. The response just wasn’t flat enough or maybe just wasn’t what I was use to since it really helps for you to understand your monitors. I didn’t take the time to get to know these.

nakedzen's review"Great value for money"

5" speaker, 30W LF, 15W HF, frequency response: 53Hz-20kHz. RCA, XLR and 1/4" jack inputs.

I bought these for use as studio monitors at home, as well as for listening music and TV. I did an A/B test with these against the larger Rokit models as well as the Genelec 8020's. These seemed more pleasing to the ear overall, the Genelecs would possibly be better for exclusively mixing work.


The Genelecs did sound a bit clearer but not enough to justify the price difference. The larger KRK models seemed to have very farty and muddy bass response compared to the smaller ones. The bass frequencies are a bit soft on these but you could get a subwoofer to fix that.


I think they're great value for the price. The only possible bad thing about them is that they're made of MDF I think, so they don't take a beating as well. If they broke I'd probably buy another pair of these. The sound is very good except for the soft bass. They're also prone for making noises if you have a laptop plugged into the same extension cord.

meecow1490's review"VERY good"

The reason that i am writing this review is because these are the only speakers i bought, and the only that were recommended for me. When i asked others about what studio monitors to buy, they all said Rokit speakers. So this is what i went for. These are incredibly easy to set up and because the they are active (self-powered) speakers, you won't have to worry about finding or hooking up a separate, matching power amp. The Rokit's internal amplifier ensures maximum driver efficiency for tons of crystal-clear headroom and instant studio integration. These speakers are the perfect studio monitors for any home or professional recording studio.

They feature:

- Radically curved front plate design virtually eliminates diffraction distortion
- Waveguide design provides amazing detail and imaging
- Front-firing port provides low freq extension without boundary coupling
- New speaker voicing for even more accurate frequency response
- 1-inch Neodymium soft dome tweeter
- Glass Aramid Composite Cone Woofer


In my honest opinion, these are the best sounding speakers i have ever heard. The KRK Rokit RP5G2 is the next evolutionary step in a long line of successful and respected professional and home studio monitoring products. The sound is clear and crisp, perfect sounding. These monitors, like most studio monitors, have the ability to maintain a flat response. These speakers however pack a punch. When they start playing, and it gets loud, you'll never want to turn them off. Also, they look pretty sweet! With the center speaker yellow and the rest black, these will add style to your studio!


Overall, these speakers are the bomb! Literally! For the price, why wouldn't you buy them? For only $120 each, its an offer you can't refuse! These are the only speakers i have ever used, and i am not planning on using any others. I am happy with my choice and i am telling you GO WITH THESE SPEAKERS!!!!!!

MGR/mtebaldi's review"KRK Rokit 5 G2"

I’ve recently tried these KRK monitors. They are the less expensive ones made by this company. I was exactly looking for that, affordable with good quality home studio monitors. I was looking to have a somehow reliable monitoring of my recordings without having to spent over $500, I think If have to spent that much money I might as well go all the way and buy Dynaudios, which I believe are the best in the market today.

You can get these new for a price around $150 each. Look on ebay though, you will be able to get a pair for $200.

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I think these are really good monitors for the price you pay, you can’t expect much from a 5” speaker anyway. They have plenty of power and specially bass. I almost think they actually are a little two bassy, what really impressed me. I would never expect that from such small monitors. These are great for hobbists and those who are stating their home studios.

A tad too bassy for my taste, it makes loose clarity.

Well built monitors, they can handle and do a lot more than you can expect.
These are the spec of the Rokit 5 G2:
Woofer: 5' Glass Aramid Composite Woofer
Tweeter: 1' Neodymium Soft Dome Tweeter with Ferro Fluid
Input: XLR (3-pin), RCA and 1/4' TRS - 10k Ohm, Balanced / Unbalanced
Amplification: 75 Watt Bi-amp Dynamic Power, 18 dB Octave Filters
Frequency Response: 53Hz - 20kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D): 10 7/8' x 7 1/4' x 9 7/8' 27.6cm x 18.5cm x 25cm

Great choice if you are starting your home studio, affordable with great quality.

This review was originally published on
Audiofanzine FR12/15/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

(Originally written by tisbance/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I was looking for a pair of good, rugged and affordable compact monitors for my brother who is a musician and wants to build his own home studio.

I wanted a compact and affordable product with controls for room adaptation.


Compared to a pair of Genelec 1030, I cannot say they sound linear but I was surprised by the presence over the whole frequency spectrum. Don't expect a well-defined low-end (5" woofer), and the high frequency response becomes exhausting after a while. The sound details are not so fine as with the Genelec but they have a good sound definition. The price difference between KRK and Genelec is considerable.

The stereo imaging is very pleasant.

The output power is limited but it's enough for most applications.


As I already said, I bought them as a present and I wanted to compare them with the Genelec.

I like very much the manufacturing quality and the overall sound over the whole frequency spectrum.

I relied on Audiofanzine reviews and comments of my friends about KRK to buy them. I also tested a pair of Prodipe Pro5 as well as Yamaha HS50M, and I found the KRK have a more balanced sound.

The value for money is very good.

I haven't had them enough time so I can't really say if I would buy them again or not.
Time - X05/18/2013

Time - X's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" nothing "stunning""

through use pc / soundcard / monitoring


good stereo image and good momentum as a good monitor that meets


I had 4 pair of monitoring in this range the power and price.
pro 5 prodipe have nothing to envy
in this price range, it's still just a little to the right mixing and mastering.

attention to background noise on this forum.
This is the only pair where I go to the XLR connection, because the connection with jack and XLR recovered all parasite intake and my pc, although I have an anti noise filter on my sound card.

bonnaiga's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bluffing!"

Bought a pair for monitoring in my mini home studio.
I chose the KRK Rokit 5 G2 for the following reasons:
- Read very positive opinion on Audiofanzine and elsewhere
- Speakers placed near the wall, so I had preferred the bass reflex port at the front (to avoid parasitic resonances)
- Listening in stores, compared to monitors M-Audio AV40 (cheap, but very poor quality), Yamaha HS50 (specific, but lack bass and vent at the back), Mackie MR5 (excellent, but somewhat more expensive and vent at the back).
- Price below € 300 a pair.


I am not an expert on the subject, but I think the sound is very neutral. I have not yet heard of parasitic resonance at a particular frequency.
The sound is dynamic, without being aggressive. The stereo image is captured. The sound is clear, every detail is well rendered (for that I rely on my headphones AKG 242HD).
What amazes me especially with these speakers is that the bass is very well made despite the small diameter of the woofer. On this point, they are far ahead of the Yamaha HS50 (which may be a hair thinner in the treble).


I use them for 6 months.
As mentioned above, I compared with some other models, which I was not convinced. For the record, I also compared my home with my living room speakers (Triangle Zephyr on Yamaha amp ... what good quality). Verdict: This is the day and night, for the KRK, which have a much more neutral, more accurate and dynamic, at least to play sounds on my keyboard (Yamaha MOX6)!
The Good:
- A neutral, accurate and dynamic
- Bass reflex port at the front (used to place the speakers against a wall)
- Rich bass response
- Reasonable price
Cons: for now, I have found none.
I find the quality / price ratio and good quality perfect for my amateur home studio use. That choice I will ever again!
This is the first time I put 10/10 in all categories for material that I evaluate, is tell you!

Krisskano's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Balanced"

Well I do not use them for monitoring, but they are back for the Korg Kronos, so I did not want big speakers to work on the station.


They are very balanced, I have chosen to store the ear. Comparison with the HM50 yam who drool in every direction and are garish, the JBL much more expensive but the highs are too front and Makiese who drool in the grave. The image sterreo is good for a little as we respect the position of the speakers. The sound is clear, precise and no predominance of either acute or the grave. So no ear fatigue over long distances. The treble is sweet, I think the reverb tails will be difficult to see ... To a very good
Ic for the 5 inches, so good, value for money over Ue correct.


I've had two hours .. Test, a small day break and we'll see. I think the sound of a loudspeaker is not only a matter of taste but also style of music, so to you to make a comparative test with your own ears) corn read, the value for money, nothing to say the least, I have found.

Reiep's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good small monitors"

I was looking for studio monitors with a compact 5 "in diameter minimum. The goal is to make a pile of computer music and amplify very amateur modeling amps.

The build quality is quite honest, switches and knobs are hard but not too much. The adjustment of high frequency allows instructors to adapt a little to her room. XLR balanced or unbalanced inputs (Jack).

Only real regret: the volume control and especially the on / off switch on the back.

Rating: 8 - For the settings back.


Bass lovers will groooosses obviously disappointed by these little speakers, but to use a guitar-oriented there is really nothing wrong.

For me there is quite low, the highs are quite good, they are not tiring. The stereo is pretty good too.

No problem buzz / hum, even with a computer connected to the same outlet and a phone placed on it.

Rating: 8 - No great qualities, but no real faults either. Considering the price, it deserves a good grade.


After a little over a year of use, these speakers fit me perfectly. This is certainly not the best speakers in the world, but given the ridiculous price which you can find them, it's a real good value for money.

Under the same conditions, I do it again this election. If I have to work more seriously computer music, I certainly point me towards products of higher quality.

Final score: 8 - a must for the home studio enthusiast.

Ashall's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" GOOD BUT TOO LOW"

I hsitais between them and yam of the same am an amateur so that's the direction suffire.Je plugs into a rm uc.
I chose the latter rather than the Yamaha because I read that the yam, although more faithful quickly tired ears and I dj for acouphnes ...


they are not neutral: the bass is too gnreuse but if we know, it's comfortable coute.bonne dynamique.Le the sound is very clear (now that I plugged into a rm , I am aware huhu).


I use them for about 5 hours and then in September 2010 a day.

I do not like the fact that we can correct the acute and not the bass on the rear facade.
I can compare that with Behringer 2030A trust me ... it seems they are not above without hsiter.Je do not know if I would do this choice: I love them and I know them so I started to do good job but I wonder if the yam (NS10 or equivalent I think) are not the cleanest in after what I read.
I chose them because I read they were very comfortable listening but with reasonable precision that I confirm. if your ears are sensitive but demanding for amateur use, they are for you;) ...