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  • Chiel Verbakel

    May 16, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Hi there,

    I’m about to invest in a pair of near field monitors to support my (documentary & television) editing.
    Without the possibility to properly test different monitors, some guys at a local music store told me to get two 6″ KRK Rokit’s.
    I read a lot of conflicting arguments about the Rokits as reference monitors.
    Are there any editors or audio professionals who can tell me about their experience with them?

    Regards,

    Chiel

  • Andrew Rendell

    May 16, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I’m not sure you need the 6″ ones, for what you’re talking about the 5″ ones should be fine (they’re Walter Biscardi’s choice https://www.biscardicreative.com/blog/2011/06/anatomy-of-an-edit-suite/ )

    I bought Genelec 8020 but I’ve worked in suites with all kinds of speakers and TBH I wouldn’t be unhappy to walk into a cutting room edit with KRK Rokits (I do a lot of speech editing for factual tv/radio/web productions, someone doing other types of thing might have different preferences).

    Remember, what you need from speakers when editing is to hear all the detail in the recording, to know what you’ve got. That’s not necessarily the most “musical” or flattering sound.

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