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krk vxt8 vs vxt6
Old 10th April 2009
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krk vxt8 vs vxt6


i'm interested on those monitors.
now i got a pair of dynaudio bm5a and i think they are superior monitors then krk, from an euphonic point of view, but to me they are not so great as a reference.

they are full of details, too much, but they don't tell me which are the most important frequencies on a track.

i've tried the krk v6 (an old version) of some my friends and they are much more focused on the "important frequencies" and i mean.. low mids, mids, hi mids.


kick, on the krk i hear immediately that the right freq to boost is around 130 hz, and a bit of 80 hz. on the dynaudio i think can be great if i boost at 100, or maybe at 90 too, but can be great also at 120 with a wide bell.. and i can boost 60hz a bit, or maybe 55, but is great at 50 too.. is deeper.. and wow 43 seems the magic freq..

another point is that on the krk i ear that 3 db on 80hz are enough and 5 at 130 can be enough, maybe 8.. but i'll see during the mix if i need more of them..

on the dyna i hear that i can push the 120 of 10 db with a wide band.. and 4 db narrow around 60/50hz.. but if i push 8 is wonderful.. and during the mix can also happen to put an eq on the drum bus that boosts other lows.. i can add so much lows that becomes deeper and deeper, while on the krk becomes muddier and muddier.

than if i go on a car seems that if i mixed on the dyna is much muddier, while if i mixed on the krk it's just ok. that example, part of that is reality, the rest is supposed.

i mean that i've mixed some times on the krk and i found myself immediately even if i was not in my room, while with the dyna i spend more time and the more the time i spend and the more i can add lows, and frequencies in general, without ear a "limit" without sound bad..

to me they are great as "big monitor" where i can hear every detail and i can hear the lows so extended without a subwoofer (even if they say up to 50hz) but not as reference.

i know also the ns10 and i like that kind of monitor, very hard, fast, precise. i've heard also the auratone.. on the ns10/auratone/krk v6 i tried i always heard 2/3 db or even less, very very very accurately.. while in the dyna not.

if i push 1 db on the auratone on the right freq.. are like 2 db on the ns and 3db on the krk, but like 5 db on the dynaudio... more or less.. ok? it's just an example.

what do you think about that?

and the question is.. which are the difference between the vxt6 and vxt8? what i want to know is .. the vxt8 are too much "boomy" and more uncontrolled on the lows? the vxt6 has less lows so maybe they are faster and more controlled?

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