KRK Rokit Powered 6
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KRK Rokit Powered 6

Rokit Powered 6, Active Monitor from KRK in the Rokit Powered (1st Generation) series.

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 16 reviews )
 7 reviews44 %
 6 reviews38 %
 2 reviews13 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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tarrtime01/21/2013

tarrtime's review"Dependable studio monitors on a budget"

KRK Rokit Powered 6
The KRK Rokit 6 studio monitors are powered speakers that deliver equivalent sound quality to any other pair of monitors in the 'budget' price range. The speaker can take an XLR or TRS cable for input. The only real controls are a volume dial and a HF emphasis dial. Other than that it is pretty much plug and play.
I compared the Rokit 6 monitors to the Rokit 5 monitors at my local music store before I purchased them. Although a loud music store is not the most ideal listening environment to compare monitors, I noticed that the Rokit 6s had more low-end than the Rokit 5s. I thought it was worth the money to spend a little extra to get the larger woofer.

SOUNDS

The KRK Rokit 6 monitors deliver a decent amount of clarity for the sounds they produce. The frequency spectrum isn't delivered perfectly flat, but this also depends highly on the acoustic environment the speakers are located in. I recommend listening a several locations in a room to hear how your mix is going to sound. If you only listen directly in front of the speakers within 3-6 feet, you are likely to add in too much bass or low-end. Conversely, sitting next to a wall will likely emphasize the low-end because this is where bass frequencies build-up. Do your self a favor a listen to a mix on a variety of speakers (headphones, car speakers, cheap boombox, and KRK Rokit 6s) before you deliver a mix to a client or send it off to be published/printed. Many times you will notice obvious things to fix on a mix after you have heard it through different speakers. I also recommend getting very familiar to how your speakers sound by listening to professional mixes through them by bands that you like.

OVERALL OPINION

For musicians looking for a pair for monitors for their home studios, the KRK Rokit 6 speakers are a reasonable choice. Unless your home studio is properly set up with acoustic treatment, room dimensions, and isolated from other sound sources (computer noise, performing insturments, etc) investing in super high-end, expensive speakers is a bit of a waste of money. There are obvious advantages to mixing on nice speakers than a typical boombox stereo, which make the Rokit 6s a reasonable purchase.
theaudioandvideoguy06/25/2012

theaudioandvideoguy's review"the originals"

KRK Rokit Powered 6
The first generation of the KRK’s haven been used and loved by so many people its crazy. This was one of my better purchases of monitors that I think that I have every made. This are the original KRK monitors and when they first came out I under estimated how good they would actually sound. The KRK rokit 6’s actually sound so much bigger than 6’s. this are professional monitors but they are affordable and sized at the perfect size so you can have them at home for you mixing of your songs. The frequency response on them are great, the highs are clean the mids are perfect and the lows are good but not over bearing. Most monitors today have just too much low end and I like my low end to be a little flat so that it can be mixed better and come out to make the song sound fuller rather than just sound like a bunch of bass.


SOUNDS

The sound is great, unfortunately KRK didn’t keep the exact same formula with the 1st generation KRK’s with the new ones because there are a difference from these to the newer ones they have come out with. The flat bass on these is what makes them stand out in my opinion. These are made for mixing or doing some mastering of your music in. Not to just listen to your music in at high volumes. If you want to just listen to your music go out and buy some Bose systems and listen.


OVERALL OPINION

Overall, these are the best KRK’s to me and the original flat response is excellent. My right monitor had some issues and ended up going out on me so I ended up getting a different set of monitors from Alesis which couldn’t compare to the KRK first generation 6’s. I still have KRK monitors today but they don’t sound as good as the first generation KRK’s.
yoTrakkz11/01/2011

yoTrakkz's review

KRK Rokit Powered 6
The KRK Rokit 6 monitors tell it like it is. No hype, no beautifying. It translates well, and these are my go to monitors. The 6's have the best balance, good low end, prominent and revealing mids, and highs that don't fatigue like the Yamaha HS monitors do. In this price range I couldn't find a better budget monitor for mixing. Sure others may impress you when you demo them at Guitar Center, but they won't tell you the truth about your mix like these do. Even when I purchase other monitors I plan to always have a pair of KRK's to reference to.


SOUNDS

Sound is really good, slightly better than the 5’s but no where near the sound of the 8’s. But none the less these will give you a clean accurate mix. If you are producing hip hop or dub n bass you will love the low end sound this gives you. They definitely have that “boom” and “thump” that we all love and that is in so many songs today. There arent many other monitors that sound better than krk’s. But they arent cheap, you will drop a pretty penny for the sound of these.

OVERALL OPINION

These are killer monitors. I hooked them to my computer as they are purely for listening to music. They are very true sound. Do not confuse hi-fi speakers and monitors, the monitors can really kill some songs with the wrong EQ preset. However, these monitors really go a ways. The 6 inch driver really kicks, WAY more than you'd expect. Admittedly, they don't sound like a full hi-fi system, simply because you need a bigger cabinet/driver to move enough air to hit those low explosions and such. However, for music listening they are fantastic. The tweeter is probably my favorite part of the speaker, it's one of the best I've heard. They get plenty loud, but honestly sound better the louder you drive them. These speakers are worth every penny.
R-skillz07/25/2011

R-skillz's review"Krk Rokit 6"

KRK Rokit Powered 6
The Krk Rokit 6 is a powered monitor, and has a 6" woofer and a 1" softdome tweeter for natural sounding highs.
The drivers are electronically crossed over and biamped.

I purchased the krk Rokit 6 because they really suited the music i produce and they sound awesome and clear!

SOUNDS

I find the stereo image good and honest, and the speakers sound real fresh and clear, The only downside is that the frequency response doesn't reach lower than 49 Hz, that makes them less appropriate for audio mastering

OVERALL OPINION

What i like the most is the fresh sound of the speakers and their accuracy,
The only downside is that the frequency response doesn't reach lower than 49 Hz, but i'd really recommend them if you produce hiphop, urban & Pop music, plus you get real high quality for a reasonable price.
moosers04/20/2009

moosers's review

KRK Rokit Powered 6
The KRK Rokit 6 studio monitors are a pair of active monitors designed for home and professional studios. Since they are active monitors, they don't need to be powered by an external power amplifier. These monitors are pretty small as far as monitors go, but they pack a lot of punch in their smaller size. They have the black and yellow color scheme that KRK has become associated with.

SOUNDS

The KRK Rokit 6s are pretty accurate across the board in terms of their frequency response. They don't color your sound at all and the sound you hear coming from the KRK Rokit 6 is true to what is actually being played. The stereo imaging is both accurate and satisfactory and the speakers present a nice stereo spread. While they don't have a huge low end presence, the KRK Rokit 6s are full enough sounding to mix on in my opinion because they cover the mids and highs very well. You just have to know that they don't have a prominent low end presence and compensate for it while you are mixing. The KRK Rokit 6s are also great for monitoring or for simply listening to music on. They have a full sound that really make them a pleasure to listen on.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the KRK Rokit 6s for about two years and have found them to be a great choice for the home studio owner when it comes to monitors. They don't cost a fortune and will give you a nice response all across the board. Since they are small, they are perfect for the project or home studio owner, but would also be suitable for a professional studio since they do sound great. Overall, the KRK Rokit 6s are a great deal and are definitely worth a try for home studio owners.
Oliver Sp@rk04/18/2013

Oliver Sp@rk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" super!"

KRK Rokit Powered 6
see link builder.

full connectivity

SOUNDS

I love the sound of KRK! what fishing!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for one year ...

bcp better than yamaha ...

with hindsight I would take the RP8 with more bass. I will add a subwoofer to fill in the gap.


top gear for affordable home studio!
michel816312/05/2011

michel8163's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good product"

KRK Rokit Powered 6
What technical specifications motivated your choice?
The correct power and renames that matched my wallet

For what purpose?
What amp / what configuration? ...
I do a home studio which gives her a fairly linear, the two 60 + 18 amplification allows better and faster DEFINITIONS the passive filters, each amplifies its frequencies.
I attack with a Tascam US1641 connects to Mac

SOUNDS

Curve frequency drives is it sufficiently neutral?
I did not pass spectrum analyzer, but being able rgler amplification allows treble balance.

The dynamic is meet? ...

Although the sound is OK attack but linares gives an impression of lack of power.

Stereo image is good?
The sound is clear and prcis across the spectrum?
Prcis and clear, when the image is the Stereo sound card that provided me.

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
I use it for a year with satisfaction

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I used to work with Electrovoice Kristal, an old MODEL with which I lacked bass, so I favored them (not good).


What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Not much to say.

How do you report qualitprix?
With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
I do not have too much lments comparison would require the cost of other Systmes but this one is right for me, any time the MODEL suprieur would still be the same welcome, a resource is still INTERESTED puissace for the dynamics.
Beware the treble a little curl. IT CAN BE USED not in sound, the sound is thin and does not give the body or the volume that can be expected in this configuration primarily for voice.
OktoberOne08/15/2011

OktoberOne's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Versatile and great Quality / Price ratio"

KRK Rokit Powered 6
I was looking for a pair of monitors for a first second hand purchase. I narrowed down my choices to the HS 50 from Yamaha and this one. Reviews of the HS 50 said they were sorely lacking bass.  Since I am a tribecore / hardcore I needed bass! I bought them for 200 € second hand.

SOUNDS

The curve is not neutral, I would say that the bass is a little more powerful but it's no big deal for my style, on the contrary!  The highs are not super accurate. On the other hand, there aren't any infra-lows, you need to have a sub or a headset and even more if necessary, but this is really knit picking.

The dynamic is very good I find the stereo good as well.

Overall the sound is not aggressive, you can work several hours without your ears tiring out.  These are good little boxes, not so small actually .. For a first purchase I am completely satisfied.

PS: If you want to work on pieces that require special attention to the highs such as violins, piano, guitar etc, get something else.

OVERALL OPINION

I use them for three weeks already, I have chosen them for their performance on mediums and lows. I would repeat this choice again!
12/22/2010

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" still satisfies"

KRK Rokit Powered 6
why this choice:
that they either 6 "at first,usage:
use in my home studio only for synth compositions
configuration:
the output of a mixing desk and also a 1622FX esp1010e ESI

SOUNDS

very good sound, excellent stereo image even a bit "inflated"
It has clear and precise bass and treble that blends well
good dynamics

OVERALL OPINION

since 2.5 years
I tried Fostex (not to my taste) of prodipe (sucks!) Yamaha (very cold for my taste)
positive characteristic: aced in front, general look, footprint size, connectivity, setting, quality/price

negative feature: knob volume at the back, a little more bass would be fine, 1 year after my purchase the rockit came out with the rounded box! for better circulation, the models are quickly replaced: (

I would repeat without hesitation this choice, I am very very happy with these monitors, superb qualities for a very affordable price, they age very well with no apparent damage with time
yoyog10/29/2010

yoyog's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"It's a bit disappointing."

KRK Rokit Powered 6
I wanted to get a sound as close as possible to the hi-fi output coming from my Roland keyboard. My keyboard amp was too heavy on that side, and its sound too hard ... I planned to use the output table. 

SOUNDS

The technical specifications announced are pretty good for this particular product bandwidth. The yield approaches a hi-fi type midi.
On the other hand, on the question of clarity, the sound is really pulled low, even after equalization. On this side it's disappointing.

OVERALL OPINION

I bought a pair earlier this year, it was my first pair of monitoring. I have white and yellow version and I like this look. The quality / price remained correct, but as to whether I will ever repeat this choice is a different story ...