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The krk rp5's are phenomenally high quality studio monitors for the price. I bought these around a year ago and still love them to bits. The audio clarity in them is superb, since i bought these my mixdown and sound design skills have improved greatly. These monitors are fantastic for any beginners and amateur producers that want to take the next step forward. To use these monitors , you must have a audio interface which I recommend you get with XLR outputs as with that, these monitors run at the full potential they were created for. The bass on the monitors is very good aswell. The krks come with a mini volume dial on the back that allows you to fine tweak the decibel range aswell as the high frequency filter which is very useful for different styles of music production. Overall I would strongly recommend the KRK RP-5's to anyone looking to buy a set of studio monitors on a budget, the sound reproduction on them is great and they will not disappoint, just make sure you get the proper sound output (XLR).
I started a hobby making Dance tracks and was recommended these by a close friend. WOW! The music is so clear and crisps, for me making music specifically, it really high lighted which instruments should go where and how it sounds. Obviously I wish I had more time to do my hobby however sometimes I put on my music whilst going about my daily bits n bobs, its great there's no noise distraction or distortion when listening to these. Everyone who comes over compliments the sound these put out. They are stylish, look great with my set up with is an aesthetic bonus. I can still play calm chill music and hear the bass and beats to enjoy without raising the roof. They seem quite sturdy, I don't believe a lot would break em! They were easy to assemble and really fit what I was looking for. As a matter of fact I now have a favourite audio range, for other bits of kits. I really recommend these to any, who loves all genres of music! You will not be disappointed!
I have owned this model of monitor for close to 2 years and I have gotten to know it's many advantages and disadvantages.
Each speaker is powered by a separate plug so obviously you'll need to have some sockets handy! The size is the expected size given the sound they emit (if you're used to speakers the size of a wallet then you are in for a treat!)
Lastly, they are heavy. To me, heavy = durable so this is a good thing. I have experienced no problems (touch wood) so far with this product and doubt I will for years to come.
So how does it sound?
Well, through various comparisons I suppose the best word to describe them would be 'honest'. The frequency spectrum is very well balanced and makes your mixes translate very easily to other systems (you are an audio engineer aren't you?...No? Oh dear...). The low end of the spectrum is not the best and I would recommend a krk subwoofer or a respectable pair of headphones to go with it if you are going to be mixing with these.
For the consumer however, I would probably go with something cheaper with more bass. The majority of the public will classify a speaker on how much bass it emits. If you're after bass go elsewhere, if you're after a good all rounder then I think you have found it.
This pair of KRK monitors is an amazing set if I say so myself. They are truly flexible and for the price, can be a welcome addition to the home of either a casual listener, or an owner of a budget home studio. The monitors have a nice clear sound, and a flat response. The only slight issue here is a slightly misleading low-end, however this is negligible when it comes to getting your mix to sound right in production, and even more negligible if you are that casual listener I had mentioned before. The sound that these tiny speakers are capable of producing are impressive to say the least. The monitors themselves have an adjustable boost knob on the backs so that the volume can be tuned according to situation such as if your interface is outputting signals too hot, or your audio input is too low. The are also shielded to protect from interference from the things you would usually have around them, such as a desktop monitor. Overall a good investment that I have absolutely no regrets about!
the KRK RP-5 is one of the smaller monitor models from the KRK range. it is certainly beautiful to look at and the first thing you will notice when listening to these monitors is the amazingly clear, warm and fantastically accurate sound quality.
Although the speakers appear small, do not let that put you off your decision of purchasing them. they are amazingly loud, accurate and suitable for most studio monitoring and mastering situations.
I have tested the speakers with deep sub bass and the quality remains intact even at high decibel levels. I have been mixing and mastering songs with the speakers for over two years and the speakers have yet to let me down.
they will last a long time and they will provide you with the high-quality accuracy you need a professional mixing and mastering situations, either in a home-studio environment, live performance, recording situation or simply just to listen to music on.
The KRK RP-5 series of monitors represent the latest in performance in what is a mid level price range. Perhaps one of the most easily recogniseable pieces of kit available due to their trademark yellow composite cone, the RP-5 provides the bedroom DJ with the quality and accuracy needed, and as a result will help to maintain it's position as the unit of choice for recording studios.
The woofer is a 5in (hence the 5 in RP-5, the higher the number, the bigger the woofer) glass aramid composite finished in yellow, the Tweeter is a 1in Neodymium soft dome tweeter with ferro fluid. They are heavy weighing in at 8kg but are quite compact for what they deliver at a size of 28cm x 19cm x 23cm. The finish in a glossy plastic is available in the traditional black or limited edition colours in either white or red.
Performance wise the amplification is a 75w bi-amp whilst frequency response ranges from 53hz-20khz. Input is possible through XLR, RCA and 1/4in TRS. It comes complete with the standard one year gaurantee from the manufacturer.
Now i've had these about one year now and i'm still as happy with them as when I first installed them. True at a cost of around 3250 they were certainly a large outlay but for what they do, I would consider it a worthwhile investment. The sound is perfect, espescially the bass which is the main reason I purchased them. But that does not diminsh the clarity of the sound. Installaition is easy, just your typical plug a couple of wires in and you are away. No power amp is required, just a nearby socket for you to plug straight in.
They look great and deliver a sound that is far beyond their price range. But if you really want a recomendation of just how good they are then don't just listen to me. Next time you are watching MTV or some music channel and the Timbland track 'Give it to me' with Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado comes on, take a look at the recording studio and see what monitors the multi award winning producer and atrist is using. Then go and get yourself a pair. You won't regret it.
The KRK Rokit range of studio monitors are a perfect entry-level nearfield monitor for any home or project studio owner. In terms of value-for-money they aren't even beaten by the cheap Behringer offerings, yet they probably offer much better build quality and reliability!
Before choosing mine I auditioned a range of monitors in a good listening environment, including some that cost over double of what the Rokits did, however I came away with the KRKs and haven't regretted that decision. They have a clear, uncoloured mid and high end and strong bass reproduction for a speaker of their size.
The 6" version is just about right for most size rooms / home-studios... I would recommend only going for the 8" version if you have a much larger room or a good amount of broadband acoustic treatment to prevent problems in the low end.
One of my monitors developed a fault with the tweeter amp but it was promptly replaced under warranty with no fuss.
The KRK RP range is a wonderful range of good quality speakers/studio monitors at a competitive price. The monitors come as a single unit so obviously you would need to purchase a pair of these monitors, keep this in mind when looking at prices.
The KRK's are powered monitors so the good thing with this is you don't need a power amp, they just plug into wall sockets and are powered this way. You will need some kind of audio box such as (the one I use) an M-audio Mbox into which to plug your monitors into, don't go thinking these are just your usual set of speakers for daily use, they are mainly for home studio use, but do double up as very good speakers to listen to music on.
The RP-5's offer a "punchy" bass and a very clarified high end sound.
The KRK's feature a dial on the back of the speakers to adjust the high end, so you can get the sound that you are comfortable with.
They also have a gain control, which is used to change the speakers volume.
The KRK's feature many different input options, - an unbalanced RCA - a balanced TRS or jack - and an XLR.
The 5 in RP-5 literally stands for the Diameter of the woofer. Therefore the higher the number, the louder the speakers and the better the bass clarification. I personally have the RP6 but I know from experience that the RP-5's are just as good quality and adequate for the home studio set up.
I would suggest buying with the speakers some Auralex Mopads which may seem quite expensive but are definitely worth it in the long run as they help with bass clarification and avoid rattling your desk.
These speakers have a very nice sound and are a bit more "bassy" than your average studio monitors at this price.
I would suggest Dolphin music as a good place to buy these speakers, give them a ring and they may even throw in some speaker cables, and money off Mopads, in my opinion a brilliant place to buy from, at around £239.99 for a pair they offer a highly competitive price. Enjoy.
Ive had these monitors for over a year and use them in my small home studio, where I record mostly rock music. These monitors are fantastic! Really good sound and at a reasonable price, they easily contend with other monitors that are slightly more expensive. These are active, so dont require and external amp. These monitors are perfect for somebodys first studio, or a smaller proffesional studio, however the 5 inch version does lack bass for those genres which require it, but are perfect for small rooms. If you require more bass, theres allways the 8 inch version or the 10 inch subwoofer that can be added to increase bass response. These monitors certainly look the part, the yellow cones are quite nice and will make any small home studio look proffesional. Easy to integrate into your current system with RCA, or balanced XLR or TRS jack inputs. Each speaker has a volume control and high frequency boost or cut control to adjust the speaker to the enviroment its in.
All KRK Rokit powered series monitors feature a signature yellow woofer made of a woven glass aramid composite that delivers a tight low-end response and a soft dome tweeter for natural sounding highs. The drivers are electronically crossed over and are bi-amplified for increased efficiency. All of this is housed in an attractive cabinet with radiused corners that reduce edge diffraction resulting in better audio imaging. The rear input panel features phono plug and xlr connectors to accommodate any application and give the best sound you're likely to hear.