Accurate Bass Monitoring for Your Home Studio!
The KRK 10s2 subwoofer is the perfect match for KRK's hugely popular Rokit and VXT monitor series, and with a 4-position crossover adjustable from 60 to 90 Hz, the 10s2 adds flexible, accurate low-frequency extension to any stereo or surround system.
Do I Need a Subwoofer?
There's a reason professional PA systems and movie theaters use dedicated subwoofer speakers: Main speakers work most efficiently when they're not saddled with reproducing everything from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. The main stereo speakers sound clearer and louder when they're not pushing out power-hungry sub-bass. A dedicated subwoofer fills in the lows so your main stereo monitors can work more efficiently in the mid-bass range on up to the highs.
Can you hear what's going on in the low end of your mix? Your mixes could be turning out more bass-heavy than you realize -- if you're mixing without a subwoofer. When your mix is played back on a large system, you don't want to get an unpleasant surprise. So add precise, tight bass monitoring to your setup, with a dedicated sub.
Unmistakable KRK Design
KRK is a "do one thing, do it well" kind of company, which is why their studio monitor speakers have become ubiquitous in home project studios and professional setups alike. If you've been in your share of studios, you're likely to recognize the KRK 10s2 sub's trademark yellow woofer cone, mounted discreetly behind a black grill. Like KRK's full-range Rokit and VXT monitors, the 10s2 also has a sleek curved baffle and front-firing port shaped to reduce turbulence. But unlike most studio monitors, the 10s2 is voiced to produce accurate, clear bass down to a deep 28 Hz.
Simple Steps To a Stereo Setup
If you're adding a sub to your stereo monitors, setup couldn't be simpler: run a pair of cables (XLR, 1/4-inch, or RCA) from the stereo outs of your console or audio interface to the stereo inputs on the KRK 10s2. Next, run another pair of cables from the 10s2's outputs to the line-level ins on your stereo monitors. Set the sub's crossover to 90 Hz, its highest setting, and flip its phase inversion switch to the position loudest in your room. Then set the crossover to the appropriate setting for your room and speakers -- the 10s2's built-in crossover will send everything higher than the crossover point through its outputs to your main stereo speakers. You'll want to try moving your subwoofer around the room to find the right spot, and use pink noise and test tones from KRK's website to make sure your levels are properly matched -- and if they're not, adjust the sub's volume knob. And that's it: you've got a properly calibrated subwoofer holding down the low end on your mixes.
Bypass Footswitch: Hear The Difference
You'll hear the difference your subwoofer makes in your system immediately -- but KRK also makes it even easier to "A/B" your system. The Bypass feature lets you send the full-range stereo signal to your main monitors, bypassing the sub entirely, with no plugging or unplugging of cables. Just plug in a standard 1/4-inch latching footswitch like the Boss FS-5L to the back panel and switch it to toggle Bypass.
Low End for Surround Monitoring
Accurate sub-bass monitoring is key for mix-to-picture applications. It's an obvious must if you're building a real 5.1 surround setup. And when you're doing audio post on a stereo system, a KRK 10s2 sub can help you zero in on undesirable noise like air-conditioner rumble and pops on voiceover tracks, as well as set precise levels on low-frequency effects. After all, if you're mixing a soundtrack that will be reproduced on theater systems with sub-bass capabilities, you need to have those frequencies represented in your studio. Luckily, setting up your 10s2 for 5.1 mixing is easy, with a 4-position crossover adjustable from 60 to 90 Hz. You can set the frequency depending on the size of your left, right, center, and surround speakers, and what your bass-management hardware or software requires.
Send In The Sub!
Small stereo monitors such as KRK's Rokit RP5 have become increasingly popular in budget-minded home studios -- and compromised low-end is unavoidable when you're using small speakers. Do the math: for every octave lower, a speaker needs to push 4 times as much air to maintain the same volume. Fortunately, the KRK 10s2 saves the day with a beefy 160 watts of power and a 10-inch high-excursion speaker cone -- more than enough to shore up your low end. The 10s2 is one of the most affordable-yet-professional subwoofers on the market -- and the ideal solution for a small studio that needs serious bass.
- 160-watt built-in amplifier
- 10-inch woven Kevlar woofer
- XLR, 1/4-inch, and RCA stereo inputs and outputs
- Bypass switch input to send full-range signal to the stereo outputs
- 60Hz-90Hz adjustable crossover
- Ground lift switch
- Adjustable volume and polarity
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- Configuration: Front loaded, vented subwoofer
- System type: Active Subwoofer
- Transducer: 10" woven Kevlar woofer, 2" VC
- Frequency Response (+/- 3dB): 31 Hz - 110 Hz
- Frequency Range (-10dB): 28 Hz - 156 Hz
- Peak SPL: 117.2 dB
- Class: Class D
- Power Output (Watts): 160 Watts Continuous @ 1% THD+N @ 44Hz
- Controls: Volume, Crossover LPF/HPF (60Hz, 70Hz, 80 Hz, 90Hz), Input Sensitivity (Standard and High), Polarity (0 or 180 degrees), Stand By (on/Off), Ground Lift, sub and HPF bypass (with footswitch only)"
- Input: XLR Left/Right, 1/4" TRS Left/Right, RCA Left/Right, 1/4" footswitch
- Output: XLR Left/Right, 1/4" TRS Left/Right, RCA Left/Right
- AC Power Input: 100VAC-240VAC
- AC Power Consumption: <0.5 W (standby), 220 W (full power)
- Enclosure Construction: 15mm reinforced MDF
- Finish: Black vinyl wrap
- Hardware: EVA Pad
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 15" (382mm) x 14" (355mm) x 16.06"(408mm)
- Net Weight: 34.5 Lbs. (15.6Kg.)
- Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
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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
KRK 10s2 Powered Studio Monitor SubKRK monitors are the professional's choice for mixing and mastering for over 25 years. Now you can enhance their natural power with the 10s subwoofers that extend KRK's legendary accuracy to the limits of human hearing.
Whether you are mixing in a 2.1 or 5.1 surround environment or need to upgrade the low-frequency extension of your existing monitors, the KRK S-series provides the low frequency detail and accuracy that supports creating a rich, vivid, professional mix.
The 10s powered studio subwoofer builds upon KRK's legacy for sonic accuracy and performance. The custom-voiced, glass-aramid woofer delivers tight, defined bass, while the Class-D powered Amplifier dramatically increases transient response, control and punch, allowing you to properly engineer the low-frequency portion of the mix. The four-position selectable crossover makes it easy to adjust the subwoofer setting to your existing monitors. Pairing the 10s with KRK or another studio monitors delivers an optimized listening and mixing experience with extended low end, while the exclusive bypass-control feature provides full range audio to the monitors if needed, without switching off the subwoofer.
Features:- 10" woven Kevlar Woofer
- Bass extension to 26 Hz with a max SPL of 117 dB
- Footswitch input enables/disables sub and crossover filter (footswitch not included)
- Curved design with front-firing bass port for placement flexibility
- Powerful, lightweight Class D amplification
- Optimized four-position crossover control
- Universal connectivity: XLR, 1/4" TRS, and RCA inputs and outputs
- Polarity and input sensitivity controls
- All-steel grill and 15 mm reinforced MDF enclosure provide maximum strength and protection
- Ground lift switch prevents ground loops