Studio monitors can be one of the most important pieces of gear in the recording studio. Your speakers are what you will reference everything you hear too, and make judgments on your mix based on what you hear. if you are using monitors that do not represent a flat EQ then you are hearing the sound altered by the speaker and not what it actually sounds like.
I have had the opportunity to test and experiment with several different studio monitors including the KRK Rokit 6 model. at a first listen they sound nice and full with a good presence at the low end. Listening to hip-hop and R&B they sounded great. When i switched to rock and more classical music, the KRK’s seemed to be colouring a large amount of the song. I soon discovered that the Rokits come built in with a frequency curve that is pre determined by the company. This may be good when trying to enjoy some music and just playing it back in your living room, but when mixing in a studio it is far from ideal.
I continued to listen to different genres to see how they would sound out of the KRK’s. it seemed pretty consistent that these speakers favored bass heavy songs. We then played the same songs out of some Yamaha HS80M studio monitors to compare, the difference was night and day. The Rokits lacked the high presence that is required from studio monitors and boosted to much lows which is a unnecessary when properly trying to mix music.
Studio Monitor Series from KRK Systems. For years the Rokit series has been a popular choice for accurate monitoring in studios large and small. Now the all new Generation 2 RoKit provides a new standard for even better performance and accuracy, raising the bar once again.
Recessed tweeters may look the same, but they don’t perform the same. KRK has designed a superior tweeter wave guide for the Rokit that provides optimal high frequency pattern control and focuses the sound outward, away from the cabinet. More conventional designs direct sound along the plane of the cabinet where waveform interaction can cause phase problems and increased diffraction. KRK knows a properly engineered high frequency wave guide is a critical component to great sound, and one key to our award winning performance.
We took a great monitor series and made it better. our engineers and listening panel took the Generation 2 Rokits’ speaker voicing to even more accurate levels. What you hear is what you are intended to hear, coloration is not part of the spec. This performance is brought to you by drivers that are custom-designed by our world-class studio monitor engineering team, for clear, low-distortion performance.
At KRK our focus is your mix. But it doesn’t stop at creating accurate monitors. We live this stuff and appreciate the need for monitors that not only sound great but work easily into your particular set up. That’s why you’ll find plenty of input options with your Rokit, sure to accommodate any studio environment. So if it’s RCA, Quarter-inch (balanced/unbalanced) or XLR inputs you require, Rokit has got you covered.
A great sounding monitor doesn’t stop with a great cabinet and custom drivers. our true bi-amplified amplifier system provides discrete low-distortion power for each driver. While our active crossover systems provide smooth and accurate frequency response, and again, accurate diffraction control.