Chatsworth, CA (May 19, 2008)–KRK Systems has launched the second generation of its Rokit monitor. The second generation incorporates several technologies from the company’s flagship VXT and E8B lines, including radically radiused edges along the front of the cabinet. The new Rokits replace the current Rokit 5-, 6- and 8-inch models.
The new Rokit is said to provide a sleeker, more modern look than its predecessor. Part of the new look is the molded front baffle–a design feature that the company says virtually eliminates diffraction distortion caused by standard flat baffles.
The Rokit G2’s curved front baffle was engineered to minimize diffraction of high frequencies, says KRK, resulting in a sweet spot that is reputedly significantly larger than products with square or lightly rounded baffles. The baffle also houses a molded front-facing bass port that minimizes low-frequency phase distortion and unwanted frequency emphasis typical of rear-facing bass ports.
“KRK has always been respected for engineering monitors that accurately reflect what is going on in the mix,” said Tony Rodrigues, VP of Marketing for KRK Systems. “Even in this day of ‘sweet’ sounding monitors that demo well in the store but fall down in a mixing environment, KRK has stayed true to its commitment of providing accurate, honest tools for home, project and professional studios.”