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KRK Classic 5 Near-Field 2-Way Studio Monitor (Black)

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KRK Classic 5 Near-Field 2-Way Studio Monitor (Black)
Key Features
  • More Accurate Sound over KRK ROKIT 5
  • Classic KRK Sound via 2 dB Bass Boost
  • 5" Glass-Aramid Fiber Woofer
  • 1" Soft-Dome Tweeter
The KRK Classic 5 is a 2-way near-field monitor suitable for critical listening and mixing. The monitor leverages technology from its predecessor in the ROKIT series, but gives you DSP settings that are geared for achieving more accurate mixes in the common studio or home-studio environment. However, you can still get that proud, bass-forward KRK sound out of these monitors if you switch on the +2 dB KRK Bass Boost. This setting holds true to the tone professionals over the world have come to love for years and years.
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KRK Classic 5 Overview

The KRK Classic 5 is a 2-way near-field monitor suitable for critical listening and mixing. The monitor leverages technology from its predecessor in the ROKIT series, but gives you DSP settings that are geared for achieving more accurate mixes in the common studio or home-studio environment. However, you can still get that proud, bass-forward KRK sound out of these monitors if you switch on the +2 dB KRK Bass Boost. This setting holds true to the tone professionals over the world have come to love for years and years.

The monitor provides a 5" glass-aramid composite woofer, a 1" soft-dome tweeter, and a waveguide that facilitates both an accurate sound and a flexible listening position. A Class-AB amplifier with a built-in limiter lets you achieve clean, loud levels of up to 104 dB SPL. A front-slotted bass port reduces bass buildup from boundary coupling, allowing you to place the monitor wherever you need it.

Connect to the monitor via 1/4", XLR, or RCA jacks. You'll find hardware controls on the rear of the monitor over volume and LF and HF equalization. Power the monitor with a standard IEC cable.

Key Features at a Glance
  • Soft-dome tweeter with optimized waveguide provides smooth, pristine, and articulate highs up to 35 kHz
  • Lightweight, glass-aramid composite woofer delivers clear midrange and tight bass
  • Flat Low Frequency Adjustment adds versatility and improved accuracy for mixes that translate in different environments
  • Superior low-end extension with optional setting of +2 dB KRK Bass Boost acclaimed by music creators worldwide
  • High- and low-frequency controls let you contour your sound to your environment and preference
  • Factory installed under-monitor foam pad provides isolation between the speaker and surface for improved clarity
  • Active 2-way electronics provide high-headroom / low-noise amplification
  • Front-slotted bass port and resonant-free cabinet increases sonic clarity
  • System-optimized auto-limiter prevents unexpected peaks from damaging the speakers while offering consistency and clarity at high volumes
  • Multiple audio input connectors (XLR, 1/4”, RCA) for universal connectivity in any studio environment
  • Low-resonance enclosure for minimized distortion and colorization
  • Low- and high-frequency adjustments tailor the monitors to taste and adjust for room acoustics
  • Custom biamped, Class-AB amplifier offering large headroom and low distortion

 

UPC: 816654008411

KRK Classic 5 Specs

Studio Monitor
Monitor TypeActive 2-Way
EnclosureBass-Reflex
Power Rating55 W RMS
DriversLow-Mid Driver: 1 x 5" / 12.7 cm Composite Woofer
HF Driver: 1 x 1" / 2.54 cm Dome
Performance
Frequency Response43 Hz to 40 kHz
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)104 dB
Protections and LimitingLimiter
Signal Processing
EQ1 x LF Shelf
1 x HF Shelf
Connectivity
Audio I/O1 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Female Analog Input
1 x XLR Balanced Female Analog Input
1 x RCA Unbalanced Female Analog Input
General
Dimensions (W x H x D)7.5 x 11.2 x 9.5" / 19 x 28.5 x 24.1 cm
Weight10.7 lb / 4.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight15.27 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.9 x 12 x 10.3"

KRK Classic 5 Reviews

More Accurate Bass than JBLs

By Sophie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-20

JBLs are great if you want lots of bass but the KRKs are good for accurate sound design

Super fast delivery !

By Ricardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-05

Had been looking everywhere for one of these krks since i already had one . Gave one quick phone call, they confirmed having the product in stock and 3 days later my krk was at my doorstep ! Great experience !

IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING PURCHASING NEAR FIELD MONITORS...

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-10

These should be on your list for consideration. I've been using them for audio and video projects and very pleased with their sonic quality and accuracy. I've used KRKs in other editing rooms and always impressed with the sound. The price point along with B&H customer service are the main reasons why I made the purchase!

AMAZING!!!

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-07

I was upgrading my home project studio and needed new monitors. So I did my online research and found that KRK Rockit 5 Gen 3 are the best (in that price point). Well they are no longer in production and the music stores were selling the new Gen 4's. I was going to buy the Gen 4's but after listening to a comparison of the Gen 4's vs Gen 3's on YouTube, I realized the Gen 3's were still the best. Then I found B&H had the new Classic 5's (the other stores don't) that are practically replicas of the Gen 3's so I bought them. The sound is absolutely AMAZING!!!

Wow!

By Evan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-31

It's like I'm listening to music for the first time!

This is a KRK RP5 G3

By Garth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-27

I needed to replace an old KRK to match a G3 that I already have... and thankfully I was still able to buy this. It appears to be identical to a G3 with a different name. I'm glad I didn't have to go with the G4s, as the EQ screen on that model is worthless to me. Very happy with my purchase.

Good quality and Value

By Carlos
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-19

I have had Event 2020s and JBL monitors and for the money these are great. I do mixes for video production and use them for recording music.

KRK Classic 5 Near-Field 2-Way Studio Monitor (Black)

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-30

Awesome sounding speakers!!!!!!!!

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