KRK Rokit 5 Monitors & 10S Subwoofer Review

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Everyone who's been in the DJ or production realm for any amount of time will immediately recognize the KRK brand of active studio monitors with their all black body construction and signature yellow cones in the woofers. Today we have a pair of KRK Rokit 5 G3 active Monitors and a 10S studio subwoofer in the lab for the full out review treatment.

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Review Video & Demo

Unboxing Video

Setup & First Impressions

The KRK Rokit series powered monitor speakers are now on their third generation. They are very affordable and offer good sound quality that is suited for producing music or for jamming out as a DJ or performer in smaller spaces. The Rokit series come in the original 5-inch, 6-inch, and 8-inch configurations and now include the newly announced 4-inch and 10-inch versions that all sport the same 1-inch dome tweeter for highs. There is also a KRK 10S Subwoofer that has a 10-inch woofer for giving users that booming bass when needed.

All of the Rokit series powered monitors and subwoofers have an all-black vinyl-wrapped solid MDF enclosure a front-facing bass air port so that they can be placed near walls without distortion or feedback. All of the Rokit monitors also sport three different inputs including an XLR, RCA, and TRS jack for connectivity and have bi-amped internal power. The Rokits also have a rubber pad underneath to prevent rattling while in use. Check out the full video review above for our full take on these iconic monitors for performers and producers.

Conclusion / Recommended For

In Conclusion, the KRK Rokit series monitors and 10S subwoofer are an excellent setup for people looking to make music and for small space performances and practices. The KRK Rokit series are made of durable construction with MDF enclosures, rubber pads on the bottom, and front facing bass ports. The KRK Rokit monitors are also good value meaning they offer good prices for performance. The Rokit series monitors also have three separate inputs including XLR, TRS, and RCA. They have good quality sound for making music and the 10S subwoofer really adds a lot of bottom end Bass to the overall mix.

On the downside, the KRK Rokit series monitors are not perfectly flat for the professional studio user as these monitors often cost more money and are only really good for making music. The KRK Rokits also don't have any way to switch between the inputs on the fly. Other than these minor gripes, the KRK Rokit series Generation 3 is an excellent and affordable monitoring solution for DJ's and Producers who want good sound reproduction without breaking the bank.


  • Durable Construction with MDF Enclosures
  • Good Price for Performance
  • Three Separate Inputs XLR, TRS, & RCA
  • Good quality sound for Making Music (Overall Flat response)
  • 10s Subwoofer really adds Bass to the Mix


  • Non Switchable Inputs
  • Sound Not Perfectly Flat



NAMM 2012: KRK 12sHO & 12s Subwoofers

Everyone knows KRK Systems for their nice studio monitoring systems and they've got something new for us at this year's NAMM. KRK is now part of the new Gibson Pro Audio division and is still a leading provider of professional monitors, subwoofers, headphones and control room solutions. KRK announced that the new and innovative powered subwoofers, the KRK 12sHO and KRK 12s, are now shipping worldwide and are available for demonstration at the 2012 NAMM show (NAMM Meeting Room 5963).