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KRK Introduces New Generation of Subwoofers

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 2, 2021
James Curleigh , Gibson's CEO

James Curleigh , Gibson's CEO

Building on KRK’s good accuracy and efficiency tradition, the new KRK subwoofers provide tight, accurate, and defined bass, while highly efficient Class D power amplifiers significantly improve transient response, control, and punch.

FREMONT, CA: KRK announces the next update to its range of studio equipment with a new line of powered subwoofers. As of spring 2021, the latest KRK Studio Subwoofers range will be available in 8-, 10-, and 12-inch versions: S8.4, S10.4, and S12.4. Building on KRK’s good accuracy and efficiency tradition, the new KRK subwoofers provide tight, accurate, and defined bass, while highly efficient Class D power amplifiers significantly improve transient response, control, and punch. The redesigned cabinets have a more streamlined profile relative to their predecessors, allowing for increased positioning stability and a timeless look that offers more competent aesthetics.

“KRK’s redesigned subwoofers don’t just deliver precise bass and a rich feature set; they’re the next dimension in subwoofer performance,” says Sterling Doak, Director of Marketing, Gibson. “When mixing tracks for bass-heavy genres, it is especially important for producers and DJs to integrate a quality subwoofer solution into their studio set up. Our new generation of subwoofers are perfect for reproducing the low end of your mix—ensuring that you’re giving your tracks the exact amount of bass you desire.”

The new KRK Studio Subwoofers feature a plethora of compatibility options with XLR, 1/4” TRS, and RCA inputs and outputs that communicate with just about every manufacturer’s studio monitors, mixers, and audio interfaces. Users can transfer full-range audio to their monitors through an exclusive bypass control feature by pressing an extra footswitch without having to step out of the sweet spot monitoring to turn off the subwoofer. This facet allows for immediate contrasts with (and without) the subwoofer’s contribution to the pitch. Besides, polarity and input sensitivity controls allow phase coherence and level-matching to improve the mixes’ consistency.

Additional improvements to the KRK subwoofers include modestly improved low-frequency expansion, improved porting for enhanced low-frequency phase response and lower port noise, and a four-position crossover frequency selection switch. All these features make it easier to change the subwoofer settings to fit existing monitors optimally. Crafted with an inverted dust cap and a removable all-steel grille option with a sealed MDF enclosure, KRK’s newest generation of subwoofers provide a robust solution with excellent driver safety.

“With studio subwoofers, users are looking to achieve the most balanced, tight, and pure sound—and with KRK subwoofers, what you hear is what you get,” adds Doak. “Pairing a KRK subwoofer with any KRK studio monitor will deliver an optimized listening and mixing experience with extended low end.”