First thought when I opened the boxes: These are huge! Not the typical studio sized speakers. That's on me for not taping out the dimensions, but be sure to check you have the room for them.
First thought after powering them up: Where is this hiss coming from? I thought I could adjust with the volume, but no luck. The hiss is always there, a low volume white noise that does not go away while the speakers are powered and idle. If the speakers are facing your seated position, it's even more pronounced. I can also discern the hiss when playing quiet music. These are *near* field speakers, right?
Last thought… I have tried contacting KRK (aka Gibson) for a few items and no response so far: on an unrelated power question, on the hiss, and about their app. It's been a couple weeks and still no response.
They sound awesome when playing music, but that hiss may be a deal breaker. I usually leave my studio speakers powered up, but that hiss is distracting. I feel like I need to adjust something, but nothing I adjust gets rid of it. These speakers are too expensive to have ANY noise when idle, and that white noise is still there if you play something soft or quiet.
For those with suggestions, please first look for other reviewers comments on the constant hiss. It's not power conditioning, not radio interference, not cable quality or balance, not adjustable using EQ or volume control. That hiss is always there, a white noise at around -70 dB. If you can stand it, then these monitors are great! If not, do not buy KRK.
Final thought… I ended up returning them. The tweeter hiss was just too distracting. I got the smaller yet more expensive Neumann monitors. I’m really happy I did. Gibson/KRK never responded to any of my inquiries, and the tweeter hiss was untenable. Dropped to 3 stars.
|商品尺寸||81.28 x 50.8 x 40.64 cm; 24.79 公斤|