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


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KRK Rokit 5 G3

Gearank Recommendation

The Rokit 5 G3 appeared on our recommended list for Studio Monitors when we published the first edition in February 2016 and it remained on the list until April 2018.


This has been superseded by the more balanced sounding KRK Rokit 5 G4.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

Tip: Adding monitor isolation pads helps reduce bass buildup.

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.


Audio engineer Raphael Pulgar recommends getting either the JBL 305P MKII or the KRK Rokit 5 G4 if you want a pair of budget studio monitors. If you're looking for cheap studio monitors with more volume, then check out the bigger Rokit 8.


All though this is no longer available in stores, you can see our current list of recommendations in our guide to The Best Studio Monitors.

Other speaker types are covered elsewhere here on Gearank, including Passive PA Speakers.