KRK RP5 RoKit Classic

Active 2-Way Studio Monitor

  • Equipped with: 5" Glass aramid woofer and 1" fabric tweeter
  • Power: 50 W
  • Class-AB amplifier: 30 W woofer, 20 W tweeter
  • Frequency response: 45 - 35,000 Hz
  • Input: RCA, XLR and 6.3 mm jack
  • Auto Standby
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 188 x 284 x 246 mm
  • Weight: 5.87 kg
  • Colour: Black

Further Information

Speaker size 1x 5"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 50 W
Magnetic Shielding Yes
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) Yes
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction Yes

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First Studio Monitors
24.09.2016
As is usually the case for first time buyers, you want to insure you are getting what you pay for and don't suffer from buyers remorse. I bought the KRK Rokit 5 as a bundle after looking around a lot for first timer's professional studio monitors, the bundle included 2 Studio Monitors, 2 pads to reduce vibration, 2 UK power cables. The box was big, the speakers weighed quite a bit (having not really experienced high quality speakers before), they look glorious and most importantly they sound amazing. The design is great and the yellow and black color scheme works really well, the KRK logo on the front lights up when the speakers are turned on. There is a great selection of connectors at the back (TRS, XLR and RCA connectivity), the dials are really good, you can feel the small changes you need/want as you turn them and they are of solid construction, you can tell the build is solid by the way the changes in setting feel.

Note 1: Studio monitors are sold individually, so don't cause yourself grief buy accidentally buying only 1 studio monitor you either need to set the "Quantity" to 2 in the basket or you can buy a bundle like I did Thomann.de have a bundle which include the following: you get 2 studio monitors, 2 x UK power cords are included free and 2 pads for reducing vibration are also included for free.

Note 2: The instrument cables (XLR, TRS or RCA cables) are not included, they have to be added to the basket.

Note 3: These speakers weigh a bit, so if you buy 2 make sure you take needed precautions before picking up the box

Note 4: When setting up the speakers, insure the speaker power button is in the off state and insure the settings are all the lowest, this is to avoid any possible pops or crackles when you connect stuff (which could damage speakers and your ears)

Note 5: For the best sound, position speakers as per KRK's included manual, really handy, I had incorrectly positioned mine when I started and wasn't too please thought sound was only coming out of one speaker. KRK's manual recommend the best position (height and angle).
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Good for begginers
21.01.2017
I use these for my music production, mixing and mastering, and of course listening to music.

Pros:

- Good quality in sound, you can adjust the highs and the lows at the back of the monitor to fit your rooms reverb/dampening.

- You can make them loud and i mean LOUD.

- the colours are nice, they blend in with my desk i ordered ''Glorious Workbench white
Producing Workstation'' very nicely, doesn't get dirty at all, no finger prints or anything of the sorts, easy to maintain. ( though i can imagine the holes for bass get dusty after a long time )

- The body of these is quite strong and would probably survive a fall from a small height but no more than once. ( i don't recommend trying that out though)

Negatives:

- The lows are sadly barely there with the cutoff at 45Hz you can hear barely any bass with some of the tracks that reach that low bass zone, in this case my music doesn't sound as good sometimes because i'm missing that ONE frequency. i suggest just getting a subwuffer or buy bigger version of these monitors, either 6 or higher if you want that loud bass.

- The speakers them selves are very delicate so if you have children or a cat/animal that can get to them they can be easily damaged suggest keeping at high points away from reach of anyone other than you.

- One of my KRK rokit 5s came scarred with a big mark on one of the corners so i suspect someone has dropped it before it was packaged, so like i said, the body is strong, the monitor still works, but the mark will stay there forever now. the small plastic logo with he light inside it as well, came out when i unpacked it.

Overall:

it's a pretty good product, for beginners only though, if i were to replace these i would go with the 6 inch or above ones because the bass really is needed here.
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Amazing for Home Studio
09.02.2016
I work as sound designer and composer in a small home studio, with higly professional instruments. Near fields are a true challenge, especially when you design patches and/or produce music that other composers and listeners will use in their rooms: so, you must find a truly good compromise.

My advice is to buy the very best sound card available on the market (no compromise here, please...), then come the KRK RPC Rokit 5 in the game, and it's been a very nice surprise to see that the factory setting is already perfect for my set up (I placed them as distant as possible from the walls).
Perfectly built in a solid case, flat enough to mix and master, these speakers let me hear the spaces (distant-near, left-right, reverbs, delays) and the balance between instruments without stressing my ears, which means I can work for many hours without getting tired with the speakers quite near to me.

After using Rokit 5 for a while, I see my mixes and masters tended to be a little bit too low-end oriented, so I learned to give them a bit more high-end without fear.
Yet, of course, if you have a high end sound card and professional studio headphones, you will mix and master with no problems using these small speakers.

Of course, expensive and bigger speakers may be better than what we find in this price range, yet.... they cost a lot more, and in a small room (near field listening is a world on its own, and the "right" equipment to buy should be evaluated carefully) they might not the perfect choice. Bass traps may not help so much, unless you buy the very expensive ones... So, think about it!

I higly recommend these speakers for the great quality/price balance, and for the surprisingly good sound in a small home studio.
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KRK RP5 RoKit G3
13.10.2016
I'm using the KRK RP5's in my own little studio @ home.

They have excellent stereo image, great sound clarity for material that's excellently done (Sting, Toto, Mylene Farmer, Janet Jackson).

Once you get a song sounding good on these speakers, after hours of working on them, the song will definitely sound excellent on all other references, because they're very linear.

The general sound of these speakers is very crisp (except somewhere around 180-260 hz in the low freq area where I can feel a slight amplifiying in these speakers). This is a good thing because in that area there's usually a build-up in frequencies in songs, accumulated from all the present instruments / channels, that if not take care carefully, your song can sound bad on other reference or non-reference speakers.

Because the low-drivers are 5'', you cannot hear the sub-bass that much (as in 6'' or 8'' woofers).

The sub-frequencies are actually audible, but you really need to position the speakers perfectly in your studio room, with at least 60-80 cm distanced from you, at your left and right, so the low frequencies can have space to reach your ear.

For this budget they are excellent, have knobs in the back for room adjustments and they also auto-shut-off, when the signal is not present for 30 mins (when you're not working).
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