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KRK Launches Rokit G4 Line: An Update To The Classics

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KRK Launches Rokit G4 Line: An Update To The Classics

 
KRK Rokit G4 at NAMM 2019
 

For years, one of the best bang-for-your-buck studio monitors was the Rokit G3 lineup. With their iconic yellow cones and solid response, KRK’s Rokit line was a favorite of bedroom producers and DJs. Now at NAMM 2019, KRK is launching a new generation, the Rokit G4 line, with a number of substantial new features. Here’s a quick overview.

KRK Rokit G4

  • Gear: Rokit G4
  • Models: Rokit 5, 7, 8, and 10-3
  • Price: $179, $239, $299, and $499 respectively
  • Release: Expected February 2019 – preorder on DJTT here: (RP5, RP7, RP8)

These are pretty advanced monitors considering their price points, with Kevlar drivers and a solid set of onboard tuning and EQ options. Here’s the feature set straight from KRK:

  • Rigid Kevlar drivers for low-distortion sound reproduction
  • Efficient Class D power amp pumps out high-quality sound at reduced operating temperatures
  • Built-in brickwall limiter provides a balanced sound, safeguards against damage, and maintains audio’s dynamics
dsp-EQ-back-of-rokit-g4s.jpg.optimal.jpg The G4 generation has EQ adjustment right on the back of the monitors, with 25 room presets
  • DSP-driven Room Tuning with 25 visual Graphic EQ settings
  • Optimized high-frequency waveguide produces a wide, deep, dynamic sweet spot and incredible imaging
  • Low-resonance enclosure for spot-on low-end performance
  • Front-firing port yields excellent low-end response and straightforward speaker placement
Screen-Shot-2019-01-26-at-11.57.54-AM.pn The new tuning app “real-time Room Acoustic Analyzer. Assists with EQ, placement and level matching”
  • KRK app adjusts EQ settings, subwoofer levels, crossover settings, and polarity settings and aids with speaker placement and level matching
  • Onboard signal generator to calibrating the system
  • Includes Iso-foam pads and an optional faceplate with a protective metal grill

Let’s be honest, though – KRK will continue to face some tough competition from other entrants into the budget-friendly monitor market. Pioneer DJ, Yamaha, and new comers like Kali Audio’s monitors (read our review here) will not make it easy for KRK.

But those competitors don’t feature onboard graphic display EQ settings or associated tuning apps for room analysis. Those features could really convince most budget-minded studio monitor purchasers to go with KRK.


Source: https://djtechtools.com/2019/01/26/krk-launches-rokit-g4-line-an-update-to-the-classics/

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I'm in the market for a new set of monitors.

What do you all think about these vs the G3's? $300 difference in the 8" set which is what I'm getting, do you think its worth it?

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Without hearing them I can't imagine they'd be extra amazing compared to what's already out there. 

I was never really a fan of the rockit's to start with really. I'd jump on the Yamaha train and get one of the H series monitors. They sound mind

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No monitors seem to have the DSP stuff built in. These also have a limiter which I want, so that'd negate ~$250 and a rackmounted piece of equipment I think from the get go.

Do you think based off these things, it'd be beneficial for my scenario?

I'm 80% convinced, just looking for someone with a bit more knowledge to give a nod towards the DSP features and the limiter capabilities included for environment versatility.

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if they're thing things your looking for they're probably perfect for the scenario. My berry truths from a million years ago have a limiter and dsp built in, which is weird because you'd think higher end models would have that stuff automatically. My Fostex for example don't have any of that and they were about 350 more. 

Having the features built in is handy for the bedroom guy / hobbyist where rack mounded graphic eq's and limiters are out of the question so from a functionality point of view I'd say go for it. as I said before, without hearing them I couldn't comment too much on the sound but I know there's better sounding speakers on the market but in your situation I'd say these would be perfect 

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I am looking to downgrade my M-Audio 8" monitors and was thinking of some KRK 5" ones. These look like they will suit me just fine. Although I don't really need the DSP stuff. Maybe I can get the previous ones cheap?

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On 08/08/2019 at 4:02 PM, BeatLeSS said:

I'm in the market for a new set of monitors.

What do you all think about these vs the G3's? $300 difference in the 8" set which is what I'm getting, do you think its worth it?

If you've already got a sub, I don't think you would need the 8". The 5" ones should cover the midrange and pair well with the sub and take up less room. 

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On 06/09/2019 at 1:20 PM, Kodiak said:

If you've already got a sub, I don't think you would need the 8". The 5" ones should cover the midrange and pair well with the sub and take up less room. 

I have a 12" sub. 5" speakers is tiny.

I shoulda bought an 8" sub :P

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