The VXT Series includes new proprietary woofers and tweeters, a newly designed curved face plate for excellent imaging, a new cabinet design that provides low resonance, improved structural integrity and extended low-end and slotted ports that greatly reduce port turbulence.
KRK engineers started with the extremely functional cabinet design of the flagship monitor, the ExposÃ© E8B to create a very high performance yet attractive line of monitors. The curved cabinet and faceplate provide excellent imaging characteristics and a wider "sweet spot". (Many monitors have discontinuous elements which can increase diffraction.) The use of ABS structural foam as the cabinet material provides excellent damping characteristics and extended low end due to more internal volume. The ABS foam also absorbs shocks really well so the cabinet is extremely impact resistant.
With the VXT Series, KRK engineers set out to improve transient response in the system. The tweeter's dome is comprised of true silk, as opposed to cloth, which translates to fast transient response, excellent imaging and extended frequency response.
The new woofer inside the VXT Series has improved transient response by using a stiffer, lighter cone that provides very low distortion and extended low-end.
Mike Newman, KRK System's Product Manager told us, "It was important for us to have the VXT Series mirror the same look and performance of our flagship monitor, the ExposÃ© E8B. The same expertise and care that went into the design of the ExposÃ©, went into the design of the VXT Series. The wider sweet spot, excellent imaging and extended frequency response will make the VXT Series the preferred choice for recording professionals and musicians worldwide."
With such attention to detail taken in the creation of VXT Series' key components, it should come as no surprise to learn that KRK has designed numerous "extras". The VXT Series features tamper resistant switch covers to protect against others changing your personal settings, integrated Omni Mount support for easy wall or corner mounting, ground lift, defeatable limiter and auto mute controls, and high and low frequency adjust switches on the VXT6 and VXT8.
Pricing and Availability:
The new KRK Systems VXT Series monitors will be in stores in late April and have the following list prices (per individual speaker): VXT8: $799, VXT6: $599, VXT4: $399.