KRK Systems Introduces Classic 5 Nearfield Studio Monitor

November 11 2019, 00:20
KRK Systems, part of the Gibson family of brands, introduced the Classic 5 Professional Bi-amp Studio Monitors to its renowned family of professional-grade monitor offerings. Incorporating over 30 years of experience in studio monitor design, KRK’s Classic 5 was designed using concepts from the brand’s previous ROKIT lines to deliver the same high-quality mixes that users have come to expect from KRK. The result is a nearfield studio monitor that delivers a balanced and neutral reference for music creation, mixing and mastering.

Over the past three decades, KRK Systems, part of the Gibson Pro Audio division, has become synonymous with quality studio monitors, subwoofers and headphones, at affordable prices. KRK offers products that meet the diverse needs of home studios and professional studios alike, no matter the style of music or application. With the new KRK Classic 5 monitors, the company creates a versatile solution that borrows directly from everything the company has achieved in more than 30 years. Part of an ongoing effort to completely reset the Gibson brand's portfolio, the new KRK Classic 5 powered monitors are an incredibly valuable tool for audio and music production, designed to be a new flat frequency solution towards more critical listening.

“At KRK Systems, our goal is to design solutions that provide users with the freedom to create the most accurate and pristine productions, no matter what genre or environment they’re working in,” says Jimmy R. Landry, Global Director of Marketing, Pro Audio Division, Gibson Brands. “With this Classic 5 studio monitor, we took into consideration what people have always loved about creating music on previous KRK monitors. From there, we zoomed in and fine-tuned certain components to make it an incredibly versatile monitor for music creation, mixing and mastering. With the optional +2dB KRK Bass Boost, the new Classic 5 can hold true to the acclaimed KRK sound that music creators around the world have loved for years.” 

Delivering a multitude of features to meet the needs of producers and engineers, KRK’s Classic 5 is an incredibly versatile powered nearfield studio monitor — great for any style of music. True to their name, the Classic 5 monitors are packed with a multitude of time-tested classic features, including an innovative bi-amped Class A/B amplifier with built-in automatic limiter and a low-resonance enclosure for minimized distortion and colorization. Additionally, the five-inch lightweight, glass-Aramid composite woofer delivers clear midrange and tighter bass, and a one-inch soft dome tweeter with optimized waveguide provides smooth, pristine, and articulate highs up to 35KHz and ensures detailed imaging in the listening position. The Classic 5 monitor also comes preinstalled with hi-density foam pads underneath to decouple the speaker enclosure from the surface; this helps with clarity and more accurate frequency response.

KRK Classic 5 Professional Bi-amp Studio Monitors also feature a front-slotted bass port, which reduces boundary coupling and allows for flexible positioning within a room. With high- and low-frequency controls, users can adjust the monitor’s sound to their environment and preference, adding versatility and improved accuracy for mixes that translate in any setting. Additionally, multiple input connections (XLR, 1/4-inch, RCA) ensure the Classic 5 will seamlessly integrate into any system configuration, allowing for universal connectivity. |
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