KRK K10s V2 Studio Subwoofer (Discontinued)

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95 out of 100. Incorporating 225+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$399
KRK K10s2 Studio Subwoofer

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 95/100 is based on analysis of 225+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Gearank High Notes

Founded in 1986, KRK has grown to be one of the most familiar brands in near-field sound monitoring.

The KRK K10S2 is a 160 Watt powered subwoofer with a 10" glass-aramid composite woofer, and a 2" voice coil.

For better adjustability, the K10S2 features an adjustable crossover and sensitivity switch. This makes the subwoofer versatile enough for use in the studio or a hi-fi setup.

It also features a footswitchable bypass and a ground lift switch.

Features

  • Frequency Response: 28Hz-156Hz
  • Crossover: 60Hz/70Hz/80Hz/90Hz
  • Max SPL: 117.2 dB
  • Power Rating: 160 Watts
  • Driver: 10"
  • Input Connectors: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4" TRS, 2 x RCA, 1 x 1/4" (footswitch)
  • Output Connectors: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4" TRS, 2 x RCA
  • Controls: Adjustable crossover, Sensitivity switch, Ground Lift and Polarity Switch.
  • Dimensions: 15" x 14" x 16.06"
  • Weight: 34.5 lb.

Pros

Many were impressed with how loud the subwoofer can get without sounding muddy or getting distorted. EDM producers preferred the K10S2's bass response over other, more expensive subs in the market because of how well it handles low transients.

Cons

The loudness of the subwoofer can be a problem for poorly treated rooms as the low frequencies are subject to the standing wave phenomenon. This is most noticeable as a sudden loss or boost of bass frequencies depending on listening position.

Overall

If you're an EDM producer that wants a sub that pushes air and you have the room to handle the frequencies, the KRK will blow your socks off. With this great power, it also comes with great tweakability and can be tailored to your specific setup with ease.

Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores, but you can see excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best Studio Monitor Subwoofers.

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