KRK Music prides itself on being behind great music. The audio electronics brand fortifies its pride through its wide range of premium studio monitors, as well as subwoofers and headphones.
KRK is hosting its biggest Australian promotion ever this month, with $30,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. The crowning jewel of the prize pool is a fully-equipped KRK home studio valued at over $6000, including a full rack of KRK speakers, a brand new MacBook Pro, and heaps of recording and music equipment. There’s also a large number of smaller prizes, including 100 KRK studio prize packs that include a pair of KRK headphones.
Anyone who purchases a KRK Classic, ROKIT or V Series studio monitor in the month of June has a chance of winning a KRK home studio. To make your purchase easier, we’ve put together a guide comprising all the information you need on KRK monitors.
ROKIT Generation 4
KRK ROKIT studio monitors have been the recording industry staple for 25 years. The brand’s classic yellow frames rose to prominence via the ROKITs, which continue to be used in some of the world’s most famous mixing and mastering studios. In recent years, KRK ROKITs have assisted on productions by contemporary artists Post Malone, Blink-182, Iggy Azalea, and the late Mac Miller. The new ROKIT G4 range continues to build on the ROKIT legacy.
ROKIT 5 G4
KRKs history of innovation doesn’t mean ROKIT monitors are inaccessible. The ROKIT 5s are generously affordable bi-amp professional monitors. They feature matching Kevlar drivers (yellow of course) that guarantee sonic consistency across all frequencies. The versatile monitors also include graphic EQ with 25 settings so that they can be tailored to a variety of acoustic environments.
ROKIT 7 G4
ROKIT 7s are seven inch powered near-field studio monitors. They weigh 7.6kg and carry 145 watts of output power. To speak in more alluring terms, the ROKIT 7s offer exceptional low-end and overall sonic accuracy. The audio integrity holds up wherever you position the monitors, and they’re especially eye-catching thanks to the matching Kevlar drivers.
ROKIT 8 G4
Bang for your buck is a recurring theme across the ROKIT G4 range. ROKIT 8s carry 203 watts of output power and enhanced frequency response. But a pair of 8s – in black or white – won’t threaten to break the bank. What are you paying for? Eight inch near-field studio monitors with remarkable acoustic versatility courtesy of the Class D power amplifier, which drives the speakers evenly and more efficiently.
KRK ROKIT 10-3 G4
ROKIT 10-3s are distinguished by their capacious frequency response and tri-amp power. The low end of the 10-3s will bring the feeling of a Jamaican sound system party to your home studio. In addition to the thunderous sonic depth of the ROKIT 10-3s, the monitors uphold sonic integrity across all frequencies.
KRK V Series
The KRK V Series includes three models of near-field studio monitors. Near-field monitors tend to be placed relatively close to the listener so that listeners receive the direct audio signal, rather than having the sound influenced by the shape, size and reflective surfaces of the room.
KRK V4s are two-way, full-range studio reference monitors. They’re four inch studio monitors with 85 watt amplifiers. V4s also feature one inch KRK-designed Kevlar tweeters. They’re fairly priced user-friendly monitors that maintain all of the aesthetic charm and professional performance attributes of higher tier V Series monitors.
KRK V6s are two-way, full-range studio reference monitors that are a slight jump in size and price from the V4s. V6s include 6.5 inch monitors and a 155 watt amp. Along with the KRK-designed woven Kevlar 6.5 inch woofer, the V6s feature a one inch tweeter. They produce smooth high, low, and midrange definition and offer a wide sweet spot.
KRK V8s are the crème de la crème of the V Series. They’re eight inch near-field studio monitors with patented lightweight KRK-designed woven Kevlar woofers. Combined with the one inch tweeter, the V8s provide exceptional audio accuracy that’s suited to recording, mixing and mastering.
KRK Classic Series
The Classic series is a relatively new addition to the KRK family. Classics are powered studio monitors that encompass KRK’s 30 years of experience in developing high-end studio monitors. Classic series monitors are informed by concepts from previous KRK ROKIT lines with the idea of optimising critical listening and generating accurate mixes.
KRK Classic 5s are active two-way studio monitors with one inch textile tweeters and five inch glass aramid woofers. The Classic 5s are some of the most affordable speakers in the KRK range. They’re equipped with 50 watts of total power; 30 watts to drive the woofer and 20 watts to drive the tweeter.
Despite being a moderate upgrade on the Classic 5s, KRK Classic 7s retail at an entirely accessible price point. The Classic 7s are conducive to executing accurate mixes, and also provide the rumbling bass response that audio engineers crave. There’s 73 watts of power in the Classic 7s, powering the one inch tweeter and seven inch woofer.
The belles of KRK’s Classic series are the 8s. KRK Classic 8s not only harness 100 watts of active (self-powered) monitor power, but are equipped with eight inch woofers to inject an even fleshier sound into the mixing process. Like all Classic series monitors, the 8s prioritise critical listening through a flat frequency solution. To translate for the jargon-illiterate, that means what you hear through the speakers will be relatively unadulterated by the mixing setting.
How do I win?
All you’ve got to do is purchase any of the outlined KRK Studio Monitor models (KRK-CL5G3, KRK-CL7G3, KRK-CL8G3, KRK-RP5G4, KRK-RP7G4, KRK-RP8G4, KRK-RP103G4, KRK-V4S4, KRK-V6S4, KRK-V8S4) from a KRK Australian retailer (excluding Amazon) before 30/06/2022.
Head over to the landing page and fill in the form for proof of purchase. (You must purchase in full; lay-by and rental purchases are not accepted.)