KRK Active Studio Monitors

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Now that we've talked about what makes an active studio monitor, we can go into specifics about these monitors. The brand KRK is made by Gibson pro audio, and these are the generation 3 rokit6 with a six inch sub, balanced and unbalanced inputs, main volume, high frequency, and low frequency level adjustment. Because I'm up against the wall in a corner, I have the low frequency adjusted accordingly.

What's the catch? My only complaint is the bass is a bit loose and not always properly represented, but I blame that partially on the poor acoustics in the room I work. Other people have complained the power switch is inconviently located, but I've solved that by using a power strip with a switch. I love these speakers and wouldn't trade them for anything, they are the most important component in my studio. Earning them a 9 out of ten star rating.

What is an active studio monitor? A studio monitor is a speaker that produces a relatively flat (linear) phase, and frequency response. An active monitor is a powered speaker with it own onboard amp. Last but not least a two way monitor is a speaker that splits the sound between the tweeter and subwoofer.

So why are these a good monitor? First is the price, I paid $400 plus tax for both of mine. I find that normally with any type of electronic you get what you pay for, but not with these. Despite their size, they can reach high volumes with no distortion. Even music styles with low sub bass from the 808 kick won't cause them to break a sweat. That makes them ideal for producing dance and electric styles of music.


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Two way active monitors with a 1" silk dome tweeter, and six inch sub woofer. The frequency response at -3db is 47.5 hz - 34.5 khz, the range at -10bd is 37hz - 40khz, and 2.3khz crossover frequency The total power is 73 watts (25 watts high frequency, 48 watts low frequency). After 30 minutes of no input, the speakers will auto mute. Two input types; balanced and unbalanced