KRK K10s2 Studio Subwoofer

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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 below.

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.

It features adjustable crossover with a sensitivity switch for better compatibility with other pro or consumer audio equipment, making this an ideal choice for those who want a subwoofer that can handle music production and leisure listening.

For added convenience, KRK equipped this speaker with footswitchable bypass, and 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 reviewers are overwhelmed by the KRK K10S2's power and accuracy, and they are impressed by how it can really get loud, in a good way. Producers are happy with how they are hearing the low frequencies better after adding this subwoofer into their setup, resulting in their tracks translating better when played on real-world systems.

Cons

While some are happy that this subwoofer is loud, some find it too loud, to the point that it bothered their neighbors. Some reviewers also note that you will tend to want to listen to your mixes louder, with this on, which can be tiring to both you and the people around you after quite some time.

Overall

The KRK K10S2 is meant for reproducing loud low frequencies, highly recommended if you're musical tastes require such a tool.

This was on our recommended list until we undertook a thorough review of the category in November 2019 - at that time we found more highly rated options had become available and we have recommended those in our guide to The Best Studio Monitor Subwoofers.