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KRK Systems RP8G2 Rokit G2 Powered Studio Monitor

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Learn more about the KRK Systems RP8G2

Model

Brand
KRK Systems
Model
RP8G2

Spec

Type
Pro Audio - Speakers
Speakers
Drivers:
- Woofer: 8" Glass Aramid Composite Woofer
- Tweeter: 1" Neodymium Soft Dome Tweeter with Ferro Fluid

Freq Response: 45Hz - 20kHz (+/- 1.5 db)
Connectors
XLR (3-pin), RCA & 1/4" TRS

Dimension & Weight

Dimensions
15" x 10.43" x 12" (H x W x D)
Weight
26.1 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Andrew S.
  • 7/27/2013 12:42:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFaith in KRK is shaken

Pros: great sound

Cons: reliability?

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these, and about 36 days after I got them, one of them stopped producing sound. Since newegg only has a 30 day policy I now have to deal with the mfr. I've had the krk 5's for years with no problems. Has their quality gone down? Who knows.

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  • Matthew W.
  • 7/15/2012 3:52:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Speakers but at a price...

Pros: - Excellent near field audio reproduction.
- Little to no coloring of sound other than a proclivity towards lower notes.
- Amazing sound for the price. These speakers offer a level of performance for <$500 that just isn't going to be found elsewhere.
- 8" drivers at 5" or 6.5" price.

Cons: Now the price you'll be paying mentioned in the title....
- If you're buying these for general music listening you WILL NOT enjoy your 128kbps .mp3s. Using these speakers you're going to hear the compression and the tracks are going to sounds absolutely horrible.
- Have to find 192kbps+ music or audio CDs for recreational music listening.

Other Thoughts: Protip: There are A LOT of used music CD shops in most towns and they are a good opportunity to find older favorites at a discount price.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/3/2011 3:52:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsKRK Speakers

Pros: All KRK speakers are decent for the price and make good NEARFIELD monitors. sef's Tech Knowledge is severely lacking. KRK's are used in many pro studios as are Adam's and Yamaha'a... older Yamaha's were special, the new are not. Adam's are overpriced and use a tweeter that was meant to be MUCH larger and used as a Dipole (invented by Dr. Oskar Heil as the Heil Air Motion Transformer).

Cons: Non really, I no longer own KRK's. They served well when I had them for what I paid. I gave them 4 stars for value. Hey SEF find someplace to listen to a properly set up set of $10,000+ monitors or Stereo speakers if you want to really know what good transparent accurante sound is. Even 1/2 that can buy some pretty amazing sounding spealers, then ther is the sourse and the amplification... Peace.

Other Thoughts: Monitors are NOT home stereo speakers and are not meant to be. All good studios have at least 3 or 4 kinds of speakers of all kinds and sizes to compare how the mix will sound out in the real world on speakers that real people buy and they always have a REALLY good set. To listen to the mix critically and get out any odd sound artifacts ans so the musicians they are mixing for can go WOW you did a great job on the mix to the engineers etc. Buy what sounds tru to you playing instuments or music that that you will be mxing or listening to and that you can afford. If you are on a busget then get a pair like one of the KRK's listed and buy a decent pair $300+ of closed back headphones for critical mixing, besides you will need them and more for at the very least the singer. Go to the library and read about sound production/mixing. And most importantly have fun.

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  • Chris L.
  • 7/10/2011 8:18:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsTo 'sef':

Pros: Other thoughts.

Cons: This'll be taken down if it ever makes it up.

Other Thoughts: Sef, you sound like a total wank. I was casually browsing the reviews on a few sites and I came across your review. Why would you shell out $500+ for something that's "the worst of the best"? Stop spouting what you read on some forum.

It's unbelievable how much of an idiot you sound like.

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  • Michelle P.
  • 4/30/2011 5:04:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for music

Pros: - Impressive front-ported bass. I'm currently not using a subwoofer with these, and it doesn't bother me in the least. The bass scales incredibly well when you turn up the volume, and I feel like there's never too much, nor too little.

- Cool yellow-woofer design and sturdy build quality.

- Good value for money. Sounds as good as my Hi-Fi tower speakers, which cost more than twice as much as these did

- High frequency adjustment proved to be useful.

- Incredibly clear and detailed sound.

Cons: - Harsh on the ears for the first 100 hours of use

Other Thoughts: I don't do any mixing or mastering, I simply bought these to replace my Logitech Z-2300 speakers for use with my basement computer. I'm using these speakers with DacMagic and nothing but 320-kbps and FLAC music. Any audio with a low bitrate sticks out like a sore thumb when being played through these. The best speakers I owned before these were the AudioEngine A5s, and these speakers are beyond comparison. They sound nearly as good as my Energy RC-50 Hi-Fi tower speakers.

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  • Scott F.
  • 4/23/2011 6:13:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: First--- These are NOT professional grade. Maybe budget pro grade, but I would not consider them true prof.

Pros: They are indeed loud. Not sure that's worth anything for mastering. They have a decent balance, I wouldn't say they are flat sounding. Not really colored, but not flat. They are not warm by any means, pretty technical sound--tweeters are punchy but not as clear as yamaha. They are a definitely a decent monitor and upon taking them home, you will love them -- since you cant hear the other more expensive monitors for comparison!

Cons: They aren't anywhere as natural/true sounding as Yamaha HS-80, Adam A7's, or Rokit's big bro: VXT6 or 8.

There is a big diff b/w the next level up (Yam HS-80) and KRK RP8. Yam is def superior as a monitor. Of course, it is priced 30% higher so you have to get what makes sense to you.

Other Thoughts: In order of my own preference, but this is based on sitting at guitar center for about an hour listening to all of them on multiple tracks and volume levels (comparing them side by side at the same volume of course):

1) Adam A7. Clearest speaker, 1000/pair
2) KRK VXT 6, 800-900 / pair (this was almost not noticeably diff than the Adam's)

3) Yam HS-80, 700/pair (a little bit less clear than the first two)
4) KRK RP8, 500 /pair (colored the sound a bit)

It is very clear to me in this speaker range you are definitely not overpaying, you do indeed get what you pay for. The RP8 is probably the worst of the best. ;) But is of course priced the best.

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  • Charles S.
  • 1/18/2011 5:01:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAnd that's the way it is....

Pros: First, these are professional grade studio monitors. They don't color the sound. What you hear is the way it was recorded. With that said these are the most transparent studio monitors I have owned thus far. The bass is killer. They will truly dip down to 44hz as long as the source contains the information. I am a broadcast engineer and I have my own project home studio so I know what sounds good. If you really want to hear how compressed your MP3 files are then buy these; 10 to 1 You will start ripping at 320, WAV or FLAC.
The amplifer and efficiency of these monitors are unreal. The volume knobs are indented so its very easy to set the monitors to the same volume level. I have mine set at -6db (10 o'clock) and they are way loud enough. I have yet to move the volume know from this setting.

Cons: Not really a con, but they have a much narrower sweetspot than hi fi speakers so you should have them angled at you and they should be placed at ear level.

Other Thoughts: Recording:
Yamaha N12 Digital Mixer w/ firewire
KRK RP8G2 Rokit studio monitors
Crown D75a reference amplifier
Behringher 2030P passive studio monitors
MXL microphones
TC Electronics Pilot Level

Critical Listening:
Klipsch RF 82's, Velodyne Sub, Elite VSX 82 Multi-Channel Receiver, Elite Multichannel DVD player

Processing:
Windows Vista 64bit, Cubase 4, Core I7 920, 6Gb Ram, EVGA GTX 275 /w 1.7GB video ram,
WD 320 Gig system drive, WD 1 TB Storage drive, Dual DVD burners, Thermaltake Xaser Case,

Flight Simulator X (hehehehe)

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