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KRK RP6G2 Rokit G2 Powered 2-Way Active Monitor

Trust your ears, trust your monitors. The RP6G2 Rokit G2's from KRK feature a speaker voicing that offers an extremely accurate frequency response. (53) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

KRK has become one of the most trusted names in home recording, but only after becoming a well-known success in professional circles. They've taken the engineering know-how that went into their top-of-the-line monitors and applied these techniques to the revamped Rokit Generation 2 line. And the beneficiary? You. These KRK RP monitors are still as affordable and user-friendly as ever, and now they're even more accurate.

Easy To Set Up

With the home recording enthusiast in mind, KRK designed the Rokit RP6G2 to make adding accurate monitoring to your setup as hassle-free as possible. Because the RP6G2 is active (self-powered), you won't have to worry about finding or hooking up a separate, matching power amp. The Rokit's internal amplifier ensures maximum driver efficiency for plenty of headroom and instant studio integration. With simple volume and high-frequency controls, the RP6G2s provide enough tone-shaping to adjust your monitors to different rooms and projects.

Ergonomic Design For Home Studios

KRK incorporated several simple design elements to the RP6G2 cabinet in order to eliminate the most common monitor placement issues. For example, rear-firing bass ports, which typically extend a speaker's low-frequency range, tend to cause boundary coupling when situated near a wall, resulting in over-hyped bass response. Front-firing ports keep this from being an issue with the Generation 2 Rokits. The cabinet design also helps eliminate diffraction inherent in traditional box-shaped monitors. The KRK RP6 G2 incorporates the same curved edges as the higher-end KRKs to virtually eliminate diffraction issues. These two clever elements result in a sound that's more accurate than other home studio reference monitors can deliver.

Generation 2: Improved Drivers, Improved Sound

That classic yellow glass aramid composite woofer is still there, and its companion neodymium tweeter has been re-voiced for an even more neutral -- and therefore, more accurate -- performance. KRK also improved the tweeter's wave-guide design. High-end diffusion is even more directional and phase problems are cut down significantly. The result is a clearer impression of those ever-important transients that can otherwise wreck recorded instruments like cymbals and acoustic guitar, and can undesirably color the "air" in a vocal track. All in all, you simply get a clearer image of your mix with the KRK Rokits.

Features:

- Radically curved front plate design virtually eliminates diffraction distortion
- Waveguide design provides amazing detail and imaging
- Front-firing port provides low freq extension without boundary coupling
- Speaker voicing for even more accurate frequency response
- 1-inch Neodymium soft dome tweeter
- Glass Aramid composite cone woofer

The KRK Rokit RP6G2 is the next evolutionary step in a long line of successful and respected professional and home studio monitoring products. So if you're shopping for your first studio reference monitors, trust in the name that's been trusted for decades by engineers around the world: KRK.

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Drivers:
- Woofer: 6-inch Glass Aramid Composite Woofer
- Tweeter: 1-inch Neodymium Soft Dome Tweeter with Ferro Fluid

- Input: XLR, RCA & 1/4-inch TRS - 10k Ohm, Balanced / Unbalanced
- Amplification: 100 Watt Bi-amp Dynamic Power, 24 dB Octave Filters
- Frequency Response: 49Hz - 20kHz
- Video Shielding: Yes
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 12 11/16 x 8 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches
KRK Warranty ´╗┐KRK products are warrantied for a period of one year for mechanical defects and three years for defects in amplification.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 1-800-444-2766

Product Description

The KRK RP6G2 Rokit G2 Powered Studio Monitor takes this KRK design to greater heights. All of the great stuff that Rokit's have been known for including front-firing bass port, soft-domed tweeter, glass aramid composite yellow cone are still there, but the G2 Rokit's feature refined voicing and a curved baffle that looks great, reduces diffraction and provides even better monitoring accuracy.

Features:

- Radically curved front plate design virtually eliminates diffraction distortion
- Waveguide design provides amazing detail and imaging
- Front-firing port provides low freq extension without boundary coupling
- Speaker voicing for even more accurate frequency response
- 1-inch Neodymium soft dome tweeter
- Glass Aramid composite cone woofer

Even More Accurate Than Before

KRK 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 KRK's world-class studio monitor engineering team, for clear, low-distortion performance.

The 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 their award winning performance.
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Great In Tight Spaces
Like many project studios, my space is a bit cramped. I normally use a pair of Event 8-inch monitors and while they sound very nice, they sometimes feel a little too big for the room. So, I had high hopes for these 6-inch KRKs. I positioned them at head height on speaker stands flanking my mixing console; about five feet apart, and about two feet off the back wall. With the front-firing slotted bass port, I wasn't worried about odd bass reflections from the rear and could probably have put them right up against the wall without a problem. The extra clearance was good for reaching around and making adjustments to the high-frequency shelving and output volume controls. The volume knob has a range of -30 dB to +6 dB, and 0 dB is center-detented so it was pretty easy to match levels on the speakers by feel instead of sight.

Running some reference music through the speakers, I was immediately impressed by the size of the sweet spot. It was considerably wider than my Event monitors, and I was able to move several feet out from dead center with no appreciable change in the sound. KRK claims the beveled front panel reduces diffraction to provide a cleaner off-axis image, and I have no reason to doubt after hearing them in action.

The response was balanced and even throughout the low, mid, and high frequencies without any undue coloration. The crossover seems pretty tight, with a clear separation of responsibilities between the kevlar woofer and silk-domed tweeter. My Events, in comparison, seem to have a bit of a bump in the highs which tend to wear me out after a few hours of mixdown. I felt like I could go much longer with these KRK monitors and still trust my ears.

Right On Target
I switched from the reference music to a project I had been working on for a few weeks, and felt the sound through the RP6's validated the effort I had put in. The bass response was tight without being overly boomy, and the mids and highs were crisp and articulate throughout the stereo field. I won't say they uncovered a bunch of problems that the Events had masked, but kind of gave a second opinion that confirmed the original diagnosis.

The RP6G2's have three input options, including balanced XLR and 1/4-inch TRS jacks, plus unbalanced RCA connections. I normally run XLR into my Events, so most of my testing was done in the same fashion on the KRKs. But I got great results through the TRS jacks too, and tried the RCA connections on some random DJ gear and on my XBOX with huge success. Guitar Hero through these KRK monitors brought a deeper dimension to the experience.

Volume-wise, these powered monitors were plenty loud for my small space. With the volume knob set to 0 dB, it was too much for the room, and even backing off to about -15 dB I was mixing a bit hotter than normal, but there was no noticeable difference in the quality of the response from one level to the next. That kind of power and clarity in the smaller footprint really took me by surprise.

Overall, I highly recommend the RP6G2s for smaller mixing spaces. The reduced footprint has no impact on the sound reproduction, and the enhanced sweet spot will give you an accurate mix well beyond dead center. The bottoms of these speakers (in a vertical orientation) have rubber decoupling pads, but if you prefer to mix with your monitors horizontal, pick up a set of MoPads. At this price, these monitors are a great option for a budget home theater setup as well. Video games, movies, and your music library can all benefit from the big sound in a small package.
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"Decide what you really want for a monitor and make up your own mind after listening to a bunch of candidates."
Sound: First off, in order for any monitor to sound decent it must be properly installed. The acoustics of your room are gonna make a huge difference on how you set them up. Placement of the monitors themselves(they have instructions) and a bit of common audio sense will go a long way to help you enjoy your listening experience. Having said all that, these things sound great. I put them in my project studio and adjusted them to the room and I'm very pleased with their flat response and wide sweet spot. They have plenty of range, although they taper off down below 50hz so a sub is advised. I would prefer a bit more head room in the amps, but they don't break up when you push them so you can crank them up and not lose the essence of the mix. They also come with a few settings on the rear panel so you can adjust to your room. Bass is tight and responsive/no fwap fwap. And the mids and highs blend nicely to create an accurate picture of what you're mixing. They're a great deal for the price. Feature: A bit of room adjustment goes a long way and they have 4 settings on the rear panel for this. I suggest you play with it. Use balanced inputs only to avoid that hum. I had it even though I ran all gear off one circuit with a conditioner. Better cables helped a ton so spend a bit more dough and it'll be worth it. Made it China, but all seems to be well for now(I'm knocking on wood as I type). Ease of Use: Easy to use...when aren't they? Quality: Well made as far as I can tell. I haven't cracked the cabs yet, so I have no clue what they look like inside. They seem to be well put together, again, for the money. Value: great monitors for a really reasonable price. There are a bunch of really nice monitors out there for in this price range. Go and listen to as many as possible and make sure they're in a decent environment. Take a few different types of music with you, music that you know well and know how it "should" sound. Manufacturer Support: Not sure, hope I don't ever find out. The Wow Factor: "Sex appeal"...really?! I don't usually think of my equipment in these terms, but if that's what zZounds wants...Remember that girl in high school that you should have slept with, you know, the voluptuous curvy one with the beautiful face and the great smile who always seemed so cool? Well, translate her to these monitors...I guess. You don't want to spend the rest of your life wishing you'd heard these. Overall: I will replace when I can afford to spend a ton of cash on gear. But for now, they work really damn well. I've remixed some tracks on these that I had previously released on various labels and wish I had used these to master instead of my others. Live and learn.
Style of Music: Electronic, alt, movie scores
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Sound: The sound quality is really excellent for this price point. If you are just starting out with a project studio, and you want something that won't lead you astray, this is probably one of the best choices you can make for a nearfield monitor. The sound is clear, evenly distributed, and it makes mixing very easy. The bass extension is just right (to my ears). The stereo imaging is just lovely. You can very clearly hear each instrument in its own space. Fantastic sound - very happy. Feature: The included High Frequency adjuster is very handy (a low frequency one would have been cool too), and the volume knob allows you to get a good balance between speakers in an untreated room (a la my bedroom studio). Ease of Use: Plug in. Turn on. Be amazed. Simple, really. Quality: Can't fault the quality. They look great and are well made. Value: Fantastic value at this price point. What an excellent project studio / bedroom studio set of speakers. Look no further. Manufacturer Support: n/a Overall: Can't say anything bad about these speakers. They're nearfields, so they're not designed to blow the doors off the club. They're designed to be near you, with you in the sweet spot, and for that purpose they really do excel. Fantastic.
Style of Music: Pop, Hip Hop
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