KRK VXT8 Overview
Drawing upon the design characteristics of our Expose E8B, the new VXT Series of monitors consists of three models, the VXT4, VXT6, and VXT8. With a visually striking enclosure design that is equally functional, providing low resonance, improved structural integrity and extended low-end, slotted ports for reduced port turbulence, plus a sleek curvature that provides excellent imaging characteristics and a widersweet spot the VXT monitors achieve a new level of precision.
The domed tweeter (comprised of true silk for fast transient response) and the new woofer design (with its stiffer, lighter cone that provides low distortion and extended low-end) both have vented formers to remove heat and reduce the effects of power compression, enabling these monitors to maintain their sonic signature.
With uncompromising attention to detail that includes tamper resistant switch covers, integrated Omni Mount support and more, the VXT Series is an outstanding choice for a broad range of monitoring applications.
At KRK, our focus has always been to make the most accurate studio monitors available at any price. So when you use a VXT powered monitor, you can be confident that you get the most accurate reproduction of your mix. VXT's diffraction-limiting curved surfaces, silk-domed tweeter, seamless crossover, and KRK's trademark yellow Kevlar woofer bring superior audio imaging, outstanding transient response, and amazing detail. For over 20 years, KRK has mastered the art of recording monitors, and the VXT is the culmination of this art. Listen for yourself, and believe!
Radical curves for better imaging. The molded shape of the VXT allows for radically curved surfaces that sound better. Traditional rectangular speakers suffer from diffraction as sounds leaving the edge of the cabinet are reflected back into the sound field causing phase distortion. The VXT virtually eliminates diffraction and delivers excellent imaging characteristics and a much wider sweet spot. There are no discontinuous elements to create diffraction.
Ports Where They Belong. Take a look at competitive monitors and you'll find ports on the back of the cabinet. These rear-firing ports tend to create bass coupling with walls and corners amplifying low frequency information which will color your mix. The superior design of the KRK VXT include front-firing ports, which are just the right shape to reduce port turbulence. You'll appreciate the clean and accurate bass performance this approach delivers, even at high SPLs.
The VXT uses high-tech ABS Structural Foam in its cabinet. This material is very rugged and extremely impact resistant, and makes it possible for KRK engineers to create a speaker with no internal parallel walls, thereby preventing sound-coloring internal nodes. This material also has far better damping characteristics than traditional speaker materials which eliminates coloration caused by cabinet resonance.
Revolutionary materials, Revolutionary Sound The new, stiffer, lighter woofer cone has an extruded aluminum pole piece and vented formers. This improves transient response, reduces distortion and extends low-frequency response due to this lighter, stiffer cone. The aluminum pole piece and venter formers eliminate overheating which improves performance.
Catch A Wave, For A 3D Mix Our recessed silk-domed tweeters provide amazing high-end detail. Our careful design of dome and waveguide geometry coupled to the curved front baffle are optimized for on and off-axis linearity resulting in excellent imaging and a wider sweet spot.
KRK VXT8 Features
- 1" Silk Dome Ferrite Tweeter
- 8" Woven Kevlar Woofer
- Bi-amplified Design with Active Crossover
- Curved Front Panel for Enhanced Imaging
- Limiter with Defeat (and front panel indicator)
- Ground Lift Switch
- Auto Mute
- Peak SPL: 114dB
- Frequency Response: 40Hz to 22kHz
- Protective Switch Covers
KRK VXT8 Technical Specifications
- Tweeter: 1" Silk Dome Ferrite
- Drivers:8" Woven Kevlar Woofer
- System Level Adjust -30dB to +6dB
- Ground Lift -30dB to +6dB
- Clip Indicator
- Auto Mute
- HF Adjust
- LF Adjust
- Frequency Response:
- Lower Cut-Off Frequency @ -6dB = 42Hz
- Upper Cut-Off Frequency @ -6dB = 35Hz
- Lower Cut-Off Frequency @ -6dB = 50Hz
- Upper Cut-Off Frequency @ -6dB = 26Hz
- Pair Tolerance @ 100Hz - 10kHz = 1.01 dB
- XLR-1/4" TRS Combo
- 10k Ohm Balanced
- Pin 1 + Sleeve = Ground
- Pin 2 + Tip = (+) High
- Pin 3 + Ring = (-) Low
- Amp & Fusing:
- HF: 60 Watts
- LF: 120 Watts
- 4.0A 100VAC 50Hz
- 4.0A 110-120VAC 50/60Hz
- 2.0A 220-240VAC 50/60Hz
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 14 1/4" x 12 1/2" x 11 7/8" / 438mm x 318mm x 300mm
- Weight: 41lbs / 18.6 kg
KRK VXT8 Reviews
MusiciansFriend.com KRK VXT Review
“Now that I know what I'm missing sonically, I really don't want to work on my music until I have a set of VXTs!”Read Full Review
RadioMagOnline.com KRK VXT Review
“For Broadcasters these boxes pack a lot of punch for a modest price.”Read Full Review
Film Music Weekly KRK VXT8 Review
“KRK VXT8s are like an electron microscope because they bring out the strengths and weaknesses of the sounds we work with, including reverb and other effects.”Read Full Review
ProAudioReview.com KRK VXT8 Review
“Finally, the VXT8s possessed that certain 'wow' factor most of us desire; they sound big, have a large, wide sweet spot and are capable critical tracking, treatment and mix monitors, as well as perfectly affordable 'knock your socks off' mid-fields for impressionable client.”Read Full Review