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Hi guys not sure if i should be asking this question in this section. I just moved house and have setup a little studio in a fairly large room. Ive been using the Wharfedale 8.2a's for over a year now. I personally never liked these as i feel they don't have a good bass reponse and somewhat muddy my mixes. I produce R&b and Hip Hop Music if that helps, I’d like monitors which will give me clarity and able me to make beats which bang. Ive been looking at the KRK V Series, I would love to go out and test these monitors but my local store doesnt store these.

Whats your opinion on the KRK V series, would they give me a edge over the wharfdale's. ? I know monitors are to ones preference, but I’d sure appreciate the advice. Which of the series is best suited for my needs the KRK V6 SERIES 2 V4? ETC... what are the main differences?

p.s i have treated the room a little so far..

THANKS FOR ANY ADVICE..
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Go for the V6! My favorite speakers in the KRK line period, the midrange is nice and they are not fatiguing monitors. Plenty of low end to work with, and like most other speakers they will completely kill those Wharfedales.

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I'd agree with War. I have the 4's but uise them for lo-mid work along with BM 15a's.
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Hi

I use the V4:s mostly because I wanted compact speakers on both sides of my
DAW monitor. After one year of using them I think I got the hang of how to mix in
them.

They sound a bit small/narrow when switching between different pair of speakers,
but if the mix sound good in them it sounds good in other bigger speakers also.

The V6 sounded very good in the store and I will probably buy a pair of those in the future. They are probably much more easy to mix in, to make it sound good on themself, but I dont know if they are upward compatible to other speakers in the same way that I feel the V4:s are. Perhaps they sound to good?

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Go for the V6! My favorite speakers in the KRK line period, the midrange is nice and they are not fatiguing monitors. Plenty of low end to work with, and like most other speakers they will completely kill those Wharfedales.

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Hey Warren, penny for your thoughts about the differences between the 1st version (black baffle) and 2nd (yellow) of the KRK V6. If anyone, I think you'd have had experience to tell the difference. So, what gives? Are the rabble-rousers correct?

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I use the V4 also as my second reference, they help tremendously for translation of the lows / low mids (4" driver). I suggested the V6 because they are a good overall response speaker and I thought he was looking for a main pair of monitors. I would pick the V6 or V8 for those.

I have not used the old series, no comment there.

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I'm surprised there's six posts and no one's brought up acoustics...

i read 'muddy' mentioned after 'bass response' and I think room...

but i've listened to mixes on several other speakers and also the v6's back to back and the clarity compared to other low-mid prices speakers is really apparent.
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... p.s i have treated the room a little so far...
i assumed that he is up on the acoustics part and is taking care of any problems.

Another vote for the V6. Great speakers.

...amazing the KRKs are the only monitors mentioned so far.
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I love my V8's (old model). But I use them with a S10 Subwoofer. Already mixed with V6 and V4. Also good, but if you can go for V8.
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I have V6s as well and i find them to be quite balanced... i write music where bass is quite a concern but to be honest, i have noticed my mixes tend to be more punchy they sub heavy... they do sound quite well though... i would give them a run
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I started with V6Mk1.
two week later updated to V8Mk2.
two weeks later upgraded to E8T.
I love the E8ts. also have a V12S.
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thanks guys for the advice, you all have been very helpful. I think i'll have to check out the V 6's, seeing as they are getting a thumbs up from a lot of you.
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Another V6 Series 2 user here, going on one year and couldn't be happier. I wanted Dynaudio BM6A's really, really bad, but couldn't afford the $1700 price tag, then one day on random trip to GC, I happened to have OK Computer, Dark Side of the Moon and Mezzanine cds in my bag, I thought I'd do a monitor shootout. An hour and a half later I went home with the V6 II's, they just smoked every other speaker in there. Mind you, the Dynaudio BM5A's were not out yet at the time, otherwise I'm sure it would have been a close call. Yeah, KRK is the biz, those in particular are extremely balanced imo, great mid-range, just enough bass for my room (and you learn how to compensate over time), clear highs and most importantly, not fatiguing at all. And a yellow woofer is always a nice thing. ;-)
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