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#1989204 - 11/21/12 03:00 AM KRK RP6 vs RP8
verbo Offline
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Registered: 11/27/11
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Loc: Athens, Greece
Hello there! I am ready to buy, as Christmas present for myself, a pair of studio monitors for using them as speakers with my Roland RD700NX.
I have read enough reviews on the web and in various fora, and I have decided to go for the KRK. The question is whether one should go for the 6 or 8 inches model.
I am aware of the different response with regards to the lower frequencies. Is there any other aspect I should consider before taking the final decision?
The cost and size difference are not really significant between the two models.
What is your personal experience with these monitors?
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Current equipment: Roland XP30 | Korg PA800 | Roland RD700NX | KRK RP6-G2
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#1989386 - 11/21/12 12:26 PM Re: KRK RP6 vs RP8 [Re: verbo]
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I owned the RP8's and they were ok. I originally got them because I wanted something that would go all the way down and be self sufficient. I later decided that they were not cutting it for the bottom couple of octaves of the piano, so I ended up getting the 10S sub and was much happier after that. Given that I bought the sub anyway, I wished I had purchased the RP6's. They are less of a jack of all trades. Because they don't have as large a cone they are better in the mid range.

In short, if I was to buy monitors today, I'd pick up a pair of RP6's and the 10S.


Edited by gvfarns (11/21/12 12:27 PM)

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#1989441 - 11/21/12 02:38 PM Re: KRK RP6 vs RP8 [Re: gvfarns]
verbo Offline
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Thank you gvfarns. I have been thinking of 10s as an additional speaker but that would significantly increase the total budget.
You believe that the RP8 are not enough for providing the low end response one expects from a stage piano, right?
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Current equipment: Roland XP30 | Korg PA800 | Roland RD700NX | KRK RP6-G2
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#1989506 - 11/21/12 04:55 PM Re: KRK RP6 vs RP8 [Re: verbo]
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It's been a few years, but that is what I concluded at the time. That is, it sounded ok with the speakers by themselves until you get basically into the lowest octave or two on the piano. I felt like when I got the sub it was a significant improvement. There was only one problem: one of the notes low down was at the resonant frequency of my room and when I had the sub on that note almost blew my head off even when the volume was way down.

Subs are big, heavy, awkward, and expensive. They sure do add quality and definition to that bottom octave, though.

By the way, this came up before and there were some people who disagreed with my opinion, so don't take it as gospel.


Edited by gvfarns (11/21/12 04:55 PM)

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#1990054 - 11/23/12 12:13 PM Re: KRK RP6 vs RP8 [Re: gvfarns]
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today you can get the limited edition White KRK RP5's for $179 a pair at MF on the phone.
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#1990202 - 11/24/12 02:16 AM Re: KRK RP6 vs RP8 [Re: PossumES8SP280]
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Thanks but I do not live in the US. I am seriously thinking of gvfarns proposal; I buy a pair of RP6 and next year I go for the sub 10s, if needed.
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#1990845 - 11/25/12 10:26 PM Re: KRK RP6 vs RP8 [Re: verbo]
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Registered: 10/03/10
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Loc: Los Angeles
for anyone interested in the RP6's.. heres a great deal I found today.. these krk's seem to rarely go on sale..

http://www.idjnow.com/StoreModules/Produ...eID=0--SRCH=krk


Edited by Gatsbee13 (11/25/12 10:39 PM)

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#1990897 - 11/26/12 01:45 AM Re: KRK RP6 vs RP8 [Re: verbo]
gvfarns Offline
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Wow, that really is some deal. I was a hair's breadth from buying a pair of these for $400 not long ago. I wonder how much shipping is, though...

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#1990905 - 11/26/12 02:09 AM Re: KRK RP6 vs RP8 [Re: verbo]
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Loc: Los Angeles
free shipping for these

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#1990912 - 11/26/12 02:29 AM Re: KRK RP6 vs RP8 [Re: verbo]
Kawai James Offline
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Registered: 09/06/07
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Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
US only, I'm guessing, yeah? frown
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#1991033 - 11/26/12 11:12 AM Re: KRK RP6 vs RP8 [Re: verbo]
gvfarns Offline
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Registered: 04/16/07
Posts: 3503
Loc: Texas
Dang. That's really tempting. I talked with me wife and she's not in favor (we have space issues) so I probably won't buy them at the moment, but I really want to. I feel like I should get someone else to buy them so I can live vicariously through them.

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#1991096 - 11/26/12 01:30 PM Re: KRK RP6 vs RP8 [Re: gvfarns]
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Registered: 12/14/09
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Loc: Yarmouth, Maine
Originally Posted By: gvfarns
I feel like I should get someone else to buy them so I can live vicariously through them.


Me too! Let me know how that works out for you!
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