By Dan White On Jan 26, 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
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 reproductionEfficient Class D power amp pumps out high-quality sound at reduced operating temperaturesBuilt-in brickwall limiter provides a balanced sound, safeguards against damage, and maintains audio’s dynamics
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
The new tuning app “real-time Room Acoustic Analyzer. Assists with EQ, placement and level matching
* KRK app adjusts EQ settings, sub-woofer levels, crossover settings, and polarity settings and aids with speaker placement and level matching
* On-board signal generator to calibrating the system
* Includes Iso-foam pads and an optional face-plate 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 on-board 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.