KRK Systems has announced the availability of the R6 passive studio monitor, which incorporates design cues from KRK’s best selling Rokit line, including radically radiused edges along the front of the cabinet.
A key design component of the new R6 is the molded front baffle that virtually eliminates diffraction distortion caused by standard flat baffles. Further, this curved front baffle was engineered to minimize diffraction of high-frequencies, resulting in a sweet spot that is 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. The end result is a harmonious yet accurate blend of low and high-frequency components that result in a more accurate speaker.
The R6 voicing is designed to mimic the voicing of KRK’s Rokit 6 monitor, which is renowned for its accuracy and mid-range clarity.
The R6 includes five-way speaker binding posts, a precision crossover and is capable of handling 100 watts (RMS) of power.
“While powered monitors make up the majority of the studio monitor business, there is still demand for passive monitors. The R6 addresses the needs of broadcasters, project studios and home enthusiasts by providing legendary KRK precision and accuracy in a passive speaker,” said Tony Rodrigues, Vice-President of Marketing for KRK Systems.
The new R6 has a MAP price of $149.