Originally Posted by ScaryFatKidGT
I have a pair of KRK Rokit Powered 8's and I really like how they sound with music. I'm thinking about getting 3 Rokit Powered 5's and making a system. Is this a dumb idea? The only down side I can think of is having to turn them on/off individually.
By the time you buy another Rockit 8 and then get a receiver that has preouts, you might as well get a less expensive receiver and three good front speakers, and then sell the Rockit 8's you have to help for the system.
Sure. I've heard the Rockit 8's. They sound great for powered monitors. But in each one, you are paying for an amplifer. By the time someone spends $900 on three Rockit 8s and another $700 or more (I don't know the exact cost) on a receiver with L/R/C pre-outs, one could get a receiver and a kickass 3.0 or 3.1 speaker setup that I'm sure would exceed the performance of the Rockits.
So before you go this route, go listen to some L/R/C passive speaker sets in the $1000+ range and be sure that the Rockits sound better. I'll put my Energy RC-10s and an RC-LCR up against them. Or especially my Energy RC-50s and the RC-LCR. Would kick the Rockits ass