KRK Systems has announced its highly anticipated ROKIT Generation 3 Studio Monitors (ROKIT G3). They tell us that, available in five-inch, six-inch and eight-inch options, this new line of two-way active monitors features multiple innovative upgrades that elevate KRK's already legendary performance.
Gus Jursch, Director of Operations for Gibson Pro Audio, tells us, "This latest generation is a natural evolution of the company's design philosophy: deliver natural, balanced spectral response, with low distortion and superior imaging. We designed the ROKIT G3 line not just to the highest sonic standards, but to achieve a level of versatility that allows all users take their mixes to the next level, regardless of musical context. High and low frequency amplifier adjustments allow tailoring the monitor to taste, as well as provide a better 'fit' to individual room acoustics; the extended, accurate high and low frequency response results in mixes that translate over a wide variety of playback systems. What's more, the new line maintains the ROKIT reputation as being ideal for a wide range of users, from those starting out in desktop recording to pro-level mixing and mastering engineers."
Here's all the details in KRK's own words...
Introduced in 2003, KRK's ROKIT Two-Way Active Studio Monitors have been the professional monitoring choice for mixing and mastering hit records around the globe, selling more than one million systems to date. The third-generation ROKIT 5, ROKIT 6 and ROKIT 8 continue that tradition of quality, innovation, and accuracy.
As with all KRK monitors, the ROKIT G3 features a lightweight yellow composite woofer that achieves outstanding dynamics. Many monitor manufacturers compromise the midrange frequencies to hype the bass, but the KRK ROKIT G3's unique tuning process that treats the woofer, cabinet and port as a single, integrated whole provides extreme vocal clarity with extended bass response. Additionally, an ingenious, re-designed radius cabinet baffle minimizes diffraction.
The ROKITs' reliable, analog, bi-amped, class A/B amplifier has also been enhanced to maximize headroom while retaining minimal distortion. Unlike monitors that distort at higher SPLs, KRK monitors are engineered to deliver clean, accurate sound at any volume level--the high frequencies are crisp, clean and devoid of harshness, which complements the precision midrange and accurate, yet highly satisfying, bass.
Each monitor in the ROKIT G3 line features an upgraded one-inch silk-dome tweeter that provides response up to 35kHz, coupled with KRK's optimized, proprietary waveguide technology for superior stereo imaging.
Pricing and Availability:
The KRK ROKIT G3 line ships worldwide on September 1, 2013.
Vaclav takes us through the new module