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Considering KRK Rokit 6's or 8's Studio Monitors
Old 6th September 2011
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Considering KRK Rokit 6's or 8's

Hi gearslutz.com, I've been browsing the site for a few days on and off and have decided I need direct help. So here's my first thread

I'm looking to replace my current setup (Logitech Z5500 10" woofer with Cerwin Vega 2-ways) with studio monitors.

My dilemma is I can't decide between the simple setup of two Rokit 8's or two Rokit 6's with a 10" KRK woofer. For most applications I know that the two 8's should work great and a subwoofer would just be an extra hassle. However, I mostly play heavy electronic music and can't kick the feeling that I need a separate driver for very low frequencies. What do you think?

I'm also looking for a USB interface under $200 that can handle both 2.0 or 2.1 setups. (My soundblaster isn't quite cutting it)

Thanks
Old 6th September 2011
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I just recently upgraded from using stereo speakers to monitors; I chose the krk rp8g2. I think that the biggest concern for most people is the size of the monitor compared to the space you're working with. Personally, I didn't realize how big the 8s would be in my room but after getting a station desk they fit nicely on the upper tier. As for bass, I make hip hop instrumentals, and a lot of bass-y club kind of stuff. I might be wrong but I felt like there was a definite break in period, but after a couple weeks the bass was very nice, and as you lean to mix with monitors it'll become apparent when it's bumping too much. I'm considering a sub, but I think that once you know how the bass translates into a car with a sub, etc you don't really need one.
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Originally Posted by Colin McCabe View Post
I just recently upgraded from using stereo speakers to monitors; I chose the krk rp8g2. I think that the biggest concern for most people is the size of the monitor compared to the space you're working with. Personally, I didn't realize how big the 8s would be in my room but after getting a station desk they fit nicely on the upper tier. As for bass, I make hip hop instrumentals, and a lot of bass-y club kind of stuff. I might be wrong but I felt like there was a definite break in period, but after a couple weeks the bass was very nice, and as you lean to mix with monitors it'll become apparent when it's bumping too much. I'm considering a sub, but I think that once you know how the bass translates into a car with a sub, etc you don't really need one.
Thanks for the reply, what did you in regards to an interface/sound card?
Old 6th September 2011
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In terms of interface I would look at the Focusrite Saffire Pro 6 USB. Will give you 4 nice clean outputs as well as some good management software. Also has 2 nice clean pres.
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