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  1. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Ok... i have the option of KRK Rokit 6 Passive monitors or the KRK Rokit 5 active monitors.

    Both are £250 which ones do you lot recommend?
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    If u already have an amp that suitable I'd say the 6's
     
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    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Aaah ya see... Either way Im buying a new amp or external sound card...
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Do you have a sub? Because the KRK series are a little quiet in the low end, that's the reason KRK has it's own sub.
    So with the sub it is a great choice although the sub is around 900 euro, without the sub I would say take something else.
     
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    Yamaha, ESI, Adam, Genelec, etc. all have their own subs.

    i love my active KRK RP6. sure, they don't have a massive amount of bass, but i think that's the same with most of the other 6" monitors.
     
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    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Would you say its a problem?

    ---------- Post added at 18:36 ---------- Previous post was at 18:14 ----------

    oh yeah... will passive rokit 6s work with a focusrite saffire 6?
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    The Saffire isnt an amp, it's would sound really quiet without one and pretty much useless. Passive need an amp that has the relevant ratings to get the best out of them.. Personally its all a bit dated now, Active is the way to go.
     
  8. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i actually downgraded from krk 6s to 5s. always get active, i never even heard of passives. the 6s are so freaking huge, they look like a mechs foot. i have to admit the 5s do make you feel smaller, like in the dick department. but soundwise they are perfectly good to make music on in a smallish studio, which is why i got the 5s instead, i got a combined attic/washing machine room/studio bout as big as a shoebox.
     
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    imho they go deep enough to work with them without using a sub. of course it also depends on your room. if you've got a huge room and want to hear even the lowest frequencies, the 6" won't probably be enough. but for the lowest frequencies you can always just use a pair of headphones (with lowest i mean <50Hz)
    i'm like logikz in a very small room (~ 3x3m) and it's nearly too much bass from the 6" for it. when i got them i was really surprised, because i didn't expect such a lot of low-end. i even thought about replacing them with the 5", because i thought it was too much for my room to handle. but now that i got used to it and set them up differently i really enjoy working with them although i need some acoustic treatment for my room. for me and my room it's more than enough bass :)
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    I would still take something different then krk, there are monitors that have a much better low end without a sub
     
  11. Kaz1983

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    JBK 2325's are what I choose instead of the KRK cos I didn't see myself buy them AND a sub.

    They rock.... although haven't heard of that many people using them...

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    Ohh and wft is with the names 'passive' and 'active' ... one would think they just either sit there all day or do backflips.......
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    With passive monitors you'll need an amp. Active monitors have an build in amp.
     
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    Ahh had a feeling that might be the case (; ... cheers.
     
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    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the feeback and info guys!

    Think I'm gonna go for the Rokit 5s Actives with a Focusrite Saffire 6. :D
     
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    T Leaf Neighbourhood Sickhead

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    On a lighter note, if you are suffering with no good sub bass monitoring equipment, you can always bring your bass elements up by an octave - to see how loud they are there. (providing you havent used an EQ to boost) you should be able to get some accurate level monitoring. Just make sure that you buy monitors that have a flat frequency range. Sort the sub bass levels out then bring it back in to the sub freq territory. Its not the best solution by any means, but it'll suffice till you rig up a monster system.
     
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    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    Do the Rockit 6's man, for the extra 50-100 its totally worth it. Compare the models and you will see the 6/s have a wider SPL range and the size difference is nominal.
     
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    what about the Alesis M1 mk2s?
    there like 240 -260 depending on were you go, 6.5 inch woofer. and there pretty nice really, theyve got a pair in the mian studio at my college, as flat a range as your gonna get at this price/size plus, loadsa people have good shit to say about em!