KRK has updated its line of studio subwoofers for 2021. Scheduled for this spring, the new S8.4 (8-inch), S10.4 (10-inch), and S12.4 (12-inch) models aim for tighter and more accurate bass reproduction with better definition. To that, they employ Class D power amplifiers and new cabinet designs with a more compact profile.
A new generation of KRK subwoofers
The new KRKs have XLR, 1/4-inch TRS, and RCA inputs and outputs to connect with pretty much any piece of analog equipment. The control set includes a bypass switch to easily compare audio with and without the subwoofer engaged, along with reverse polarity and input sensitivity adjustment. There’s also a four-position crossover frequency selection switch for matching the subs to your studio monitors.
Acoustically, we are looking at improved low-frequency extension and improved porting for better phase response with less port noise. The cabinet construction features a removable all-steel grille for driver protection and a reinforced MDF enclosure for better durability. With reduced size and front-firing ports, the KRKs provide additional freedom of placement – important for space-constrained project studios.
Price and availability
While availability is broadly scheduled for “Spring 2021”, price information is not available yet. However, KRK’s S-series subwoofers typically run the USD 350 – USD 799 gamut, so the new models will likely remain affordable.