KRK Systems unveils ROKIT Generation 3 monitors

KRK Systems has released its new ROKIT G3 (Generation 3) studio monitors.

Available in five-inch, six-inch and eight-inch versions, the new range of two-way active monitors offer a number of "innovative upgrades," the firm says.

“This latest generation is a natural evolution of the company’s design philosophy – deliver natural, balanced spectral response, with low distortion and superior imaging,” said Gus Jursch, director of operations for KRK parent company Gibson Pro Audio. “We designed the ROKIT G3 line not just to the highest sonic standards, but to achieve a level of versatility that allows all users take their mixes to the next level, regardless of musical context.

"High and low frequency amplifier adjustments allow tailoring the monitor to taste, as well as provide a better ‘fit’ to individual room acoustics; the extended, accurate high and low frequency response results in mixes that translate over a wide variety of playback systems. What’s more, the new line maintains the ROKIT reputation as being ideal for a wide range of users, from those starting out in desktop recording to pro-level mixing and mastering engineers.”

As with previous KRK models, the ROKIT G3 includes a lightweight yellow composite woofer that achieves "outstanding dynamics." Unlike methods favoured by other manufacturers, KRK’s unique tuning process treats the woofer, cabinet and port as a single, integrated whole, providing high vocal clarity with extended bass response. A redesigned radius cabinet baffle minimises diffraction.

The ROKITs’ class A/B amplifier has been upgraded to maximise headroom while retaining minimal distortion, and are also engineered to deliver clean, accurate sound at any volume level.

Each model is equipped with an enhanced one-inch silk-dome tweeter, offering response up to 35kHz, coupled with KRK’s optimised, proprietary waveguide technology.

Introduced in 2003, KRK’s ROKIT speakers have been used to mix and master numerous hit records, with more than one million systems sold to date.

The KRK ROKIT G3 line begins shipping worldwide on September 1st 2013.

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