KRK Rokit 5 G3 50W 5" Powered Studio Monitor (Discontinued)

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$150
KRK Rokit 5 G3
KRK Rokit 5 G3

Note: This has been superseded by the more balanced sounding KRK Rokit 5 G4.

The Rokit 5 G3 is not your typical flat response monitor, rather it is designed for DJs and producers who are looking for more bass from smaller studio monitors.

It brings with it the same yellow woofer scheme and stylish exterior as the bigger Rokits, only this one is meant for beginners and for those with small home studios.

The same reliable build and sonic quality is also utilized, albeit with the sound levels being a bit tamer, and more importantly this is the most affordable of the Rokit line. It pairs a 5" woofer crafted from kevlar and aramid fibers with a 1" soft dome tweeter, and both speakers are protected via a built-in limiter system.

KRK's front-port design allows the Rokit 5 to have more low-end than others with the same speaker size.

KRK Rokit 5 G3 Specifications:

  • Driver: 5" Woofer, 1" Dome Tweeter
  • Amplifier: 30W LF, 20W HF
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS, 1 x RCA
  • Frequency Response: 45Hz-35kHz (-10dB)
  • Enclosure: Front Ported
  • Controls: Volume, HF Level, LF Level
  • Dimensions: 11.2" x 7.4" x 9.7"
  • Weight: 17 lbs.

Pros

Many (over 700) users and experts gave this speaker their thumbs up, and reported that it exceeded their expectations. It is described as having a big and clear sound, and has enough power to fill the average home studio. There were also some users who were happy with how stylish the Rokit 5 G3 is.

Cons

Some users commented that while it can get the job done, you're still better off with a flat response monitor if you'll mostly work on non-bass heavy musical styles.

Overall

There were a few who reported that adding monitor isolation pads helped reduce bass buildup, and improved their monitoring experience with the Rokit 5 G3.

Alternatives

Audio engineer Raphael Pulgar recommends getting either the JBL 305P MKII or the KRK Rokit 5 G4 if you want to buy a new interface instead of a second hand copy of this one.

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