Monitors that will make you happyEverybody wants great sounding monitors, right? Well, you want to remember what that means when it comes to recording and mixing. Good monitors need to give you consistent, accurate playback of your tracks so you can make good mix decisions. Decisions like, does the vocal need less reverb, or do the bass and drums sound muddy, or is the tambourine too loud. With that in mind, you can't go wrong with a pair of KRK Rokit 5 monitors.
Pros have used KRK monitors for years, and the Rokit 5 lets you have some of that quality without having to go without gas for a month. They're nice and compact so you can carry them from place to place - great for those times when you want to mix at your band's practice space. The 5" woofer (made of a high-tech glass aramid composite) gives you balanced sound across the frequency range. It won't deliver chest-thumping lows, but if you need that you could consider adding a KRK10S subwoofer. Plus, Rokit 5 woofers are that cool KRK yellow that you've seen on magazine cover shots of famous studios.
Soft-dome tweeters have been used in plenty of monitors priced many times more than the Rokit 5, and they serve up clean, clear highs that won't wear out your ears after a few hours. They're made with neodymium (a rare-earth alloy used in alien technology) to provide accurate response - important when you're working with lead synths or screaming guitars.
Flip around to the Rokit 5's back panel and you'll find three types of input connectors (XLR, 1/4", RCA) to make it easy to match your Rokits up to just about any output from your mixer or audio interface.
The bottom line is this: when your monitors do their job, you'll mix better. And when that happens, your tracks will sound better, and you'll be sure they work on any speakers or earbuds. KRK Rokit 5 monitors deliver everything you could ask for, at a price that will make you a happy smiley person.
KRK Rokit5G2 Active Studio Monitor Features at a Glance:
- Radically curved front-plate design improves monitoring accuracy
- Waveguide contour affords amazing detail and imaging
- Front-firing port provides low-frequency extension without boundary coupling
- 1" neodymium soft-dome tweeter
- 5" glass-aramid-composite cone woofer
- Frequency response: 52Hz-20kHz (+/-1.5dB)
- Input sensitivity control
- Input: XLR, 1/4", RCA
- Amplification: 30W LF, 15W HF
- Shielded for use with video monitors