KRK Systems is one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of studio reference monitors. In their state of the art design facility, KRK engineers create products that deliver natural and balanced spectral response with low distortion and superior imaging. KRK Studio Monitors have been the professional’s choice of recording engineers and artists for mixing and mastering hit records around the globe, as they need to hear every nuance of the audio being reproduced. KRK ROKIT Generation 3 monitors continue in this design philosophy, so regardless of your musical style, genre, or particular mixing needs, KRK Rokits deliver.
KRK's ROKIT 8 G3 (Generation 3) powered studio monitors offer professional performance and accuracy for recording, mixing, mastering and playback. The system consists of a 1” soft dome tweeter and 8” glass-Aramid composite woofer. It delivers high frequencies up to 35kHz, vocal clarity and extended bass response. The proprietary bi-amped, class A/B amplifier grants SPL up to 109dB. The ROKIT waveguide is designed to ensure detailed imaging in the listening position. The front-firing bass port reduces boundary coupling to allow flexible positioning in the room while the engineered surface reduces diffraction distortion. Multiple input connections ensure the ROKIT 8 G3 will easily integrate in any system configuration.
For large Recording rooms and high SPL Monitor needs, the KRK ROKIT 8 G3 will deliver any detail of performance thru its large headroom.
|Catalog Number||RP8 G3|
Customer Reviews (1)
- Sounds great, if they don't breakReview by Andrew
Quality Price Value
Now, the RP8 G2 monitors were an excellent price and they sounded great - wonderful studio monitors. Unfortunately, just outside of the warranty period, one of them started to develop a minor issue where it took about 5-10 minutes to warm up, but after that it was generally fine. 6 months after that, the other monitor fails entirely and just starts making fizzing and popping sounds.
I open them up to find some of the worst quality soldering I have ever seen. Cold solder joints everywhere, solder blobs, etc. The main electrolytics caps on the power board all appear to have failed. One resistor has come loose. And to make life easier, black gunk is smeared liberally over parts of the board (presumably to keep things from vibrating, but it makes repairability a pain).
Contact KRK support (Gibson) to ask about whether they have any suggestions / diagnostics / schematics / authorized repair partners / anything useful. They take an entire week to get back to me to say "Nope, not going to help you" and pass the buck to Yorkville, their Canadian distributor. I emailed Yorkville and it's been a week with no response from them either.
If you get a pair of Rokit RP8's that's well-built, then these are great monitors and I'm sure you will enjoy them. Otherwise, you might just be on your own. For the price, I expect things to last a lot longer than just 4 years. (Posted on 10/15/2015)