Audio Technology

KRK V8 Nearfield Monitors

KRK monitors aren’t something I’ve had great experience with. Even so, I’m well aware of the impact KRK’s nearfield designs had on the Australian recording industry back in the early ’90s. At the time, it seemed like every second mix engineer was jumping on the KRK bandwagon. Admittedly, there wasn’t a lot of choice back then. Still, KRKs were a clear breath of air amongst the NS-10, Tannoy, and JBL monitors found in many studios at the time.

Delineating KRK from the stalwarts of the day was the use of woven Kevlar drivers, something not seen in the recording sphere until then. When KRK monitors first hit the meter bridges they rapidly gained fans who would extol KRK’s punchy bottom-end and precise yet unfatiguing high-end. Following my time with the latest

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