KRK R6 G3 Passive Studio Monitor - 100W RMS / 400W Peak - Each £109.99 @ Andertons
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KRK R6 G3 Passive Studio Monitor - 100W RMS / 400W Peak - Each £109.99 @ Andertons

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Found 6th Apr 2015
The KRK R6 G3 Passive Studio Monitor is now one of the most popular Passive speakers on the market! With almost every other home or bedroom studio, you can be guaranteed to find a pair of these bad boys. What is particularity awesome about these black and yellow beauties is the curved surfaces that virtually eliminates phase distortion synonymous with traditional rectangular speakers. Especially if you are a bedroom producer this is a huge step forward, allowing you to easily find that all important "sweet spot"- mixing never became easier!

Quite often the clincher when it comes to monitors is does the bass translate well, with the KRK R6 G3 Passive Studio Monitor you need not fear a sloppy, weak low end! With rear firing ports creating a bass coupling with walls and corners, you will hear an evenly amplified low end that delivers a clean accurate sound.

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bash88

With almost every other home ... you can be guaranteed to find a pair of … With almost every other home ... you can be guaranteed to find a pair of these bad boys.



What a daft thing to claim. I've never encountered these in all the homes I've been to.

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Shambles

What a daft thing to claim. I've never encountered these in all the homes … What a daft thing to claim. I've never encountered these in all the homes I've been to.


i didnt claim it..thats the description on the site

Shambles

What a daft thing to claim. I've never encountered these in all the homes … What a daft thing to claim. I've never encountered these in all the homes I've been to.



lol I've never heard of them! I clocked this thinking it was a monitor lol

they are amazing quality both built wise and sound wise, i can't recommend these enough

Good studio monitor but they are this price almost everywhere. Most would be better off with the active monitor version (built in amplifier) as they are only £149 each so better value.

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HotBot

Good studio monitor but they are this price almost everywhere. Most would … Good studio monitor but they are this price almost everywhere. Most would be better off with the active monitor version (built in amplifier) as they are only £149 each so better value.


i know its a similar price everywhere i just feel its such a good product for the price. i own the r8 g3 and i have tried and tested many other monitors over the years but krk out perform them all in my opinoin.

Must be w glitch ad every home has one ......

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aabarcellos

Must be w glitch ad every home has one ......


it should do

Which is better passive or active
Does this have optical port

Original Poster

[quote=wakkaday]Which is better passive or active
Does this have optical port?
it depends on your amp

every other home or bedroom studio.
not every other home or bedroom studio. numpties hahaha its right but depends how you read it.

My Adams smash them but they are significantly more expensive .

luckylad57

My Adams smash them but they are significantly more expensive .


cool story

My funktion 1s beast these and cost £10,000 but it's ok 'cos I have a ten figure bank account. Hope that contributes to the conversation.

A few things to note:
These are PASSIVE, this means they need an amplifier (with appropriate power output and impedance).
These are STUDIO MONITORS, this means they are designed to have a flat response i.e. they do not boost the bass/mid/treble by design. To many ears this will make your music sound rather lifeless and dull. They are not designed for enjoyment of music playback but for accuracy for a music producer/engineer to listen on an unbiased system.

They are very popular for home/bedroom STUDIOS (as the original post said), not in the living room.

I don't know what a good price for the passive speakers is for these so I'm not voting hot or cold.

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Randomthom

A few things to note:These are PASSIVE, this means they need an amplifier … A few things to note:These are PASSIVE, this means they need an amplifier (with appropriate power output and impedance).These are STUDIO MONITORS, this means they are designed to have a flat response i.e. they do not boost the bass/mid/treble by design. To many ears this will make your music sound rather lifeless and dull. They are not designed for enjoyment of music playback but for accuracy for a music producer/engineer to listen on an unbiased system.They are very popular for home/bedroom STUDIOS (as the original post said), not in the living room.I don't know what a good price for the passive speakers is for these so I'm not voting hot or cold.

I dont think you know what your talking about. You can boost the highs and lows if you like. they do not make your music sound lifeless. I think your a bit confused

If I remember these aren't quite as flat as claimed. A little bass heavy. If you truly want a flat response, look at the Yamahas based on the old NS10s

My roommate at Uni had a pair of these. Computer science undergrad but he was very into his music production. Once, we threw a house party and he decided to have them angled out of his window (into the garden, where people were). You could hear them from the end of the street. A mob of unimpressed neighbours gathered at our front door and I had to apologize profusely.

The moral of the story is, they're very good.

bash88

I dont think you know what your talking about. You can boost the highs … I dont think you know what your talking about. You can boost the highs and lows if you like. they do not make your music sound lifeless. I think your a bit confused



They do know what they're talking about, studio monitors are designed to be "lifeless" so that audio is adjusted from source as little as possible. From Wikipedia:

"Among audio engineers, the term monitor implies that the speaker is designed to produce relatively flat (linear) phase and frequency responses. In other words, it exhibits minimal emphasis or de-emphasis of particular frequencies, the loudspeaker gives an accurate reproduction of the tonal qualities of the source audio ("uncolored" or "transparent" are synonyms), and there will be no relative phase shift of particular frequencies—meaning no distortion in sound-stage perspective for stereo recordings."

Speakers for audio consumption are designed to be flattering in ways I don't particulary understand, but it's more complicated than using an equalizer, never mind boosting highs/lows.

Anyway, if you want a set of *entertainment* speakers for this price, Q Acoustics 2010i are £105 at Richer Sounds if you join their VIP.

bash88

i didnt claim it..thats the description on the site


You didn’t cite it, then. You should cite references, otherwise you’ll be quilty of plagiarism, and nobody wants to be accused of plagiarism, duvet?

I have the active g2 versions and these are amazing. Robust and sound great. I use them for dj'ing and they do the job well. Go for the actives though as they are loud!

No idea if this is a good price or not tbh, but I always thought it would be preferable to go for the powered version of monitors, as the amplifier has then been tailor - made for those specific monitors. No idea if there's any truth in that, but it always made sense to me.

Passive. You need a good amp to make full use of them. I think I'll stick to my active maudio monitors. Heat anyways:)

bash88

i didnt claim it..thats the description on the site


The hazards of copying and pasting.

Whatever happened to the guidelines for this site along the lines of "Describe the deal in your own words and explain to members why it is a good deal! Please don’t just paste in marketing text or specs.".

Edited by: "spock1958" 7th Apr 2015

bash88

I dont think you know what your talking about. You can boost the highs … I dont think you know what your talking about. You can boost the highs and lows if you like. they do not make your music sound lifeless. I think your a bit confused



Studio monitors are definitely supposed to be flat and not impart/bestow their own character to the sound, therefore not that great for general music listening. Therefore attempting to give a realistic impression of what is recorded, so that the real effects of recording/mixing/producing can be heard and not skewed by the monitors. How do I know this? I was trained at SAE in London as a Studio Engineer in the early 90's

You could use them for playing back music, but there's better alternatives which are designed for the job.


Edited by: "fishmaster" 7th Apr 2015

I've got these. bloody amazing speakers. I use them for bedroom djing and the sound quality is immense! think I paid 299 for a pair of them and that was at a convention. seriously worth it for the the price!!

Nad_84

I've got these. bloody amazing speakers. I use them for bedroom djing and … I've got these. bloody amazing speakers. I use them for bedroom djing and the sound quality is immense! think I paid 299 for a pair of them and that was at a convention. seriously worth it for the the price!!



worth noting mine are active

fishmaster

Studio monitors are definitely supposed to be flat and not impart/bestow … Studio monitors are definitely supposed to be flat and not impart/bestow their own character to the sound, therefore not that great for general music listening. Therefore attempting to give a realistic impression of what is recorded, so that the real effects of recording/mixing/producing can be heard and not skewed by the monitors. How do I know this? I was trained at SAE in London as a Studio Engineer in the early 90's


Shame you're not extolling the virtues of acoustic treatment then, which makes such an immense difference.

pibpob

Shame you're not extolling the virtues of acoustic treatment then, which … Shame you're not extolling the virtues of acoustic treatment then, which makes such an immense difference.



That's an entirely different more involved answer to something that wasn't questioned. I was talking in direct reference to studio monitors.

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A1RN

My funktion 1s beast these and cost £10,000 but it's ok 'cos I have a ten … My funktion 1s beast these and cost £10,000 but it's ok 'cos I have a ten figure bank account. Hope that contributes to the conversation.

yeh rite would you like a picture of my setup ? These krk's are okish they sound muddy compared to top kit I have several sets of monitors including ns10's .I get sent mixes all the time and TBH back bedroom wannabes usually sound just that. I am not knocking the deal but you get what you pay for .

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luckylad57

Commentyeh rite would you like a picture of my setup ? These krk's are … Commentyeh rite would you like a picture of my setup ? These krk's are okish they sound muddy compared to top kit I have several sets of monitors including ns10's .I get sent mixes all the time and TBH back bedroom wannabes usually sound just that. I am not knocking the deal but you get what you pay for .

I have t r8 g3 and they are far better than anything else in the same price range

I put the RPK5 drivers in my tower speakers and they sound amazing now, These must give some extra thump

bash88

i didnt claim it..thats the description on the site



Lol. That's what happens when you ignore the posting rules and "cut and paste marketing text"

fishmaster

That's an entirely different more involved answer to something that … That's an entirely different more involved answer to something that wasn't questioned. I was talking in direct reference to studio monitors.


It's a shame you didn't point out though that people might not get the miracle sound claimed from these if they just buy them and plonk them in their bedrooms next to their pizza boxes.

I have the active version of these speakers. KRKs are generally pretty good. I find them to be a a touch bass heavy but still very useable in my home studio set up and now that I'm used to them I can get a decent mix out of them.

pibpob

It's a shame you didn't point out though that people might not get the … It's a shame you didn't point out though that people might not get the miracle sound claimed from these if they just buy them and plonk them in their bedrooms next to their pizza boxes.



No one claimed a miracle sound from these. These are flat response speaker monitors and I hope I gave some clarity as to the difference between studio monitors and speakers for audiophiles and home music systems. With regard to acoustic temperament of rooms, if I was going that far in a home studio I'd also be looking at better studio monitors, that's my personal opinion.

Do you need acoustic temperament? Well a friend of mine recorded/produced an album at home and didn't use any at all, he's highly skilled at recording and mixing. The production didn't suffer and the album reviews remarked on the production quality and being vastly better than the band's prior discography.

I don't gave out any information that could identify me on any public forum as that's my choice, so I won't be naming the album. However I have over 7,000 likes and been an actively contributing member of this forum for a number of years, meaning you be the judge if I'm not telling the truth or not

Edited by: "fishmaster" 7th Apr 2015

good spot OP, also £109.50 at Amazon. not much saving but every little helps

Just started work at a university doing IT and I support the music production department. Wondered what the yellow speakers everywhere were..now I know...on that basis I'd say they were good.

Shambles

What a daft thing to claim. I've never encountered these in all the homes … What a daft thing to claim. I've never encountered these in all the homes I've been to.

#

I replaced the key part of the quote you snipped and highlighted it in bold.

Like someone said before, the active version of these are a little bass heavy (albeit very popular), thus not actually making them have a flat response. Regardless of if you're a musician or not, it's worth actually listening to some of your favourite stuff through monitors has you can hear some bits you never would have through normal speakers. It's an aquired taste and takes some getting used to. Love my M-Audio BX5s, by far the best (in fact probably the cheapest you can get), but still love them.
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