Powered 2-Way 30Watts 5" Studio Monitors (Pair)
KRK RP5 Powered Studio Monitor Speakers (Pair)
These superb monitors are ideal for communications stations as well as domestic use.
It's now perfectly possible to get some really great sounding studio monitors for an affordable amount of money, take for example the KRK RP (Rokkit Powered) 5 two way active studio monitors depicted here ... KRK have a very credible reputation as the manufacturers of accurate yet excellent sounding studio monitors, their speakers are used by the good and the great and if you'd care to check via the World Wide Web you'll find KRK monitors in some of the very best recording studios on the planet ...
The mid-range on the RP5's is open and airy with well defined character, there's no cloudyness or muddy mid-range here and that in turn seems to tighten the bottom end and compartmentalise the frequencies, for although this is only a 5 " speaker it still provides a big sound with a decent amount of bottom end. This is probably due to the aforementioned 5" bass/mid-range driver that utilises an Aramid glass-fibre cone ably supported by a 1" soft domed tweeter. The woven glass-fibre composite used on KRK's entry-level models still combines physical strength and stiffness with good self damping, which in turns helps deliver a tighter sound. The RP5 model is very efficient, which means it doesn't need massive internal power amplifiers and the Rokit 5 has just 15 Watts driving the tweeter and 30 Watts powering the mid-range/bass but it's still adequately loud enough for a small studio room ...
The crossover frequencies for the smaller KRK RP models are 3kHz and 2.4kHz (using fourth-order filters) respectively and, because the cabinets are ported, subsonic filters are included to attenuate frequencies below the cutoff point of the cabinet. The Rokit 5 measures just 28 x 19 x 23cm for each speaker and weigh 14Ibs each, All KRK RP models feature the same general styling, with a slot-shaped bass port at the bottom of the baffle and a moulded surround in which both the bass/mid-range driver and the tweeter are recessed, the tweeter sitting in a contoured depression designed to help control its directivity. An LED in the Rokit logo shows that the speakers are powered up, and the mains ON/OFF switch is on the rear panel next to the IEC mains inlet- more commonly known to you and I as a "Kettle" type mains plug.
The rear panel facilities are the same for all RP models, with an input level control (-30dB to +6dB gain range) and a four-position rotary switch for high-frequency adjustment. Here, a shelving filter with a 2kHz turnover frequency can be switched to allow 1dB of boost, flat response, 1dB of cut, or 2dB of cut. Audio inputs can be accommodated on unbalanced RCA phono, balanced TRS jack, or conventionally wired balanced XLR connectors. The RP5's cabinet is made from high-density particle board, with rounded corners to help avoid diffraction, the styling is both simple and attractive, with yellow speaker cones and logos.
- 30 watt two way powered studio monitors
- Aramid Glass-Fibre Cone
- 1 inch soft domed tweeter
- 4 position rotary switch for high frequency adjustment