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RP8 G2, Active Monitor from KRK in the Rokit Powered G2 series.


9 user reviews

KRK RP8 G2 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:KRK
  • Model:RP8 G2
  • Series:Rokit Powered G2
  • Category:Active Monitors
  • Added in our database on: 05/29/2008

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KRK RP8 G2 user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 9 reviews )
 4 reviews44 %
 6 reviews67 %
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sw8003/03/2013

sw80's review"They have a big sound and nice and tight bass"

KRK RP8 G2
The KRK Rokit Powered 8 G2 are studio monitors that are powered and made to give a high performance sound all in an affordable speaker for the home musician. I have used these many of times and have never had a bad mix out of them. They have dual power amps in each speaker and a very accurate response curve so it is easy to hear everything that is going on in my mixes. I did have to move them around a lot before I was comfortable with the sound or before I found the “sweet spot” in my studio.

SOUNDS

There is no set up process involved with these speakers and they are ready to go right away. You can even have them beside your screen or monitor without worrying about the magnets messing up your screen. When I turn these speakers up all the way it still sounds very clean and clear. The bass response is amazing and is probably the sole reason why many people choose to go with the G2 monitors. I have used many other KRK monitors before and all of them are pretty much the same to me except when you start to spend a little more money on them they start sounding a little more crisp in the mid section.

OVERALL OPINION

I have mixed some of my best work in the KRK Rokit Powered 8 G2, and I am able to really understand how to get things to have their own place in the mix and still stand out. After using the KRK G2’s I am not able to go to another pair of cheaper monitors to mix because the difference is huge. I love the low end, it is nice and tight but still booms and sounds huge. The mids are clean and the highs are crisp and bright. This speaker is only 249.00 each, for that price there is no reason why anyone shouldn’t have these in their home.
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MGR/Billy11/27/2011

MGR/Billy's review"KRK Powered 8 Generation 2"

KRK RP8 G2
KRK is a killer sounding monitor that will get you in the ballpark for a decent pair of reference monitors without spending a ton of money.

I needed something to mix some semi pro demos on and knew my headphones or Logitech computer speakers weren't going to cut it. I went to Guitar Center and demo'd these against a few sets of M-Audio and Studiophile monitors. The KRKs were the most expensive, but hands down were the best sounding. I paid $249 a speaker meaning $500 total for the pair.

They are out of the box ready to go. Just plug them in and start using them. No weird software or USB cables. I don't have proper stands for them, but I set them on separate tables with foam padding under each speaker and it seems to do the trick.

I did have to return these once as I blew one speaker out. I am not sure if it was a manufacturer's defect or my own error, but Guitar Center has a generous 30 day no questions asked return policy. Upon buying my second pair I opted for the Pro Coverage which extends my warranty to a few years.

The main driver is KRK's own yellow colored 8' driver. It is biamped with the high frequency driver and puts out 140 watts of sound. They can get very loud. I would not recommend mixing loud if you plan on spending long periods of time mixing.

There isn't much out there for the price that can compete with the KRKs, it's either cheap junk or high end stuff. Overall I think my KRKs rock even with having to return them once.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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yoTrakkz11/01/2011

yoTrakkz's review"KrK's Rock"

KRK RP8 G2
When my Alesis M1 Active mk2s started getting a little scratchy, it seemed a great time to replace them. I had been having lots of issues with my mix's coming out way shy on bass, and other problems. I decided to go with Mackies or KRKs. I listened to every studio monitor they had at guitar center, and I really didn't like the sound of the KRK's that well, but the Sales Guy assured me I would love them and promised I return them back if I wanted.

SOUNDS


Well, My mix's are coming out much much better. These speakers don't sound amazing to me, (obviously because they are not hyped) but they sound just fine for listening and are quite loud with plenty of bass. Obviously they are designed to translate well not to make you think they sound good. Isn't this the real reason for buying monitors?

I am also glad I got these because the front firing bass port really makes a difference, especially if your room isn't specially treated (If it is then your retarded to be considering these and not the VXT's because you obviously have money to blow because you probably do this professionally). I love these monitors. I will never mix with anything smaller than an 8" speaker.


OVERALL OPINION

I am also glad I got these because the front firing bass port really makes a difference, especially if your room isn't specially treated (If it is then your retarded to be considering these and not the VXT's because you obviously have money to blow because you probably do this professionally). I love these monitors. I will never mix with anything smaller than an 8" speaker.
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moosers02/24/2011

moosers's review

KRK RP8 G2
The KRK Rokit 8 G2's are a set of smaller studio monitors, best suited for home studio use. I only recently had the chance to check out these monitors but have been hearing good things about them for a while. I've used some other KRK monitors before and was definitely impressed with the sound considering the price. The Rokit 8 G2's are nearfield monitors that each have an 8" woofer and 1" tweeter, and connections in XLR, 1/4" TRS, and RCA forms. It's definitely nice to have all of them available to you as this isn't a given for all speakers. These are active monitors, so no need for a power amp here.

SOUNDS

I was pretty much instantly impressed with the sound of the KRK Rokit 8 G2's. While I've certainly heard a lot of pairs of better sounding studio monitors, considering the size and price of these, it's definitely pretty impressive. They're fine for uses of all types in home studios, but not professional mixing. They're fine for mixing at home but if you're a pro, they're not going to be adequate. They have a pretty good bass response for their size, but still do leave something to be desired down low when compared to larger monitors, which of course is to be expected...

OVERALL OPINION

The KRK Rokit 8 G2's definitely should be on the list of studio monitors to check out for all of you out there looking to put together a home studio. Of course it all depends on what you're budget might be, but if you're looking to go on the cheap without sacrificing quality too much, these are going to be a great choice. For me I've got a pair of Adam A7's at home, which are about double the price of these but worth it in my opinion. For those who can't spend that much and jump into the next tier of studio monitors, the KRK Rokit 8 G2's will most likely suffice and are some of the best in their price range.
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