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

sw80 03/03/2013

KRK RP8 G2 : sw80's user review

"They have a big sound and nice and tight bass"

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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.


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.


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.