Behringer Nekkst K8 150W 8" Powered Studio Monitor

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 50+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$169
Behringer Nekkst K8 150W 8" Powered Studio Monitor

Designed by KRK founder Keith R. Klawitter, The Behringer Nekkst K8 has a bit of pedigree behind it.

Using new technologies and engineering, The Nekkst K8 brings a lot to the table at a surprisingly affordable price.

Features:

  • Driver: 8" Woofer, 1" Tweeter
  • Amplifier: 150W total
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4", 1 x RCA
  • Frequency response: 40Hz to 20 kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 3 kHz fixed
  • Enclosure: Ported
  • Controls: Input Sensitivity, HF shelf, LF shelf, Room Compensation
  • Dimensions: 15.5 x 10.3 x 12.4"
  • Weight: 19.2 lbs

Pros

Studio engineers that use them note how the speakers are great value because of the sound quality. While not the flattest sounding speaker, it doesn't flatter bad mixes and is still able to sound good for playback. Low midrange is said to be rich but not as bloated as some KRK models by the same designer.

Cons

Most negative reviews come from people who use these outside the intended use. One user noted the lack of low end at a party (despite them having enough for reference and mixing). It is safe to say that these are indeed intended only for the studio and to some extent, home hi-fi.

Overall

The Nekkst K8 improves upon the founder's original plans for his original company KRK. The sound signature may feel familiar for those accustomed to KRK monitors but with a more refined lower midrange. Get it if you're looking for a great sounding 8" woofer monitor with a rich low mid frequency push.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Studio Monitors.

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