I bought these a long time ago. I had some choices to make that time. Will it be krk, something smaller or more expensive.
I did go for krk for several reasons. Other products where square, front sides made out of plastic. Imo you can hear the difference between plastic and wooden cases And the shape of the krk to prevent inside standing waves was a signal that krk did a good job.
They sound strong and present the music with passion but can over do it in the hi-end sometimes. I think This is due the fact that the drivers can't handle the Hi frequencies that are normal these days.
However, if you feed them analog waves from an analog mixer / recorder they feel right at home.
They are havy for their size and the sound is goes deeper then you would expect from such a small woofer.
They are no longer made but if you find the first series of the krok range on ebay or other online marketplace i will advice you to go and check them out. I know i will...
When I bought them, I was unsure about this model and the alesis m1, but I chose the krok because they are less flattering than the m1.
- I use them for my home studio (electronic music).
- 2*80w Audiocentron amp
- They are neutral enough
- Very good stereo image
- Very warm sound, maybe a bit too much because the highs aren't reproduced that well
- In terms of dynamic response, they are not bad for passive speakers at this price point
I've been using them for six years...
- What I like most is their warm sound and the lows, the possibility to listen at high volumes.
- What I like less is the lack of dynamics at low volumes.
I tried quite a few monitors back then (alesis m1, tannoy reveal, maudio ...)
- They no longer exist, but you can get them secondhand for about 150 bucks
Based on my experience, I would surely buy them again or maybe I'd go for a higher quality range.