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    Ok so ive decided to go with KRK monitors for my home dj/production set up. I would like to use them for house parties here and there, but for the most part it will be for personal use in a medium sized room.

    Which model would you recommend?

    RP6G2 or RP8G2

    and do you think i would need a sub?

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    depends how big you consider a "house party." I have the 6's and they are more than loud enough for a party in my apartment even if I have 20-30 people over (and I don't think I would let any more than that into my place). They will annoy the neighbors long before they reach their maximum power. And I have no sub but I really want one because they are missing some of the low low end (in fact I would have bought the sub by now if it didn't cost four times what I paid for each speaker). But I certainly don't need one for most DJ use or for a party. The 8s are much more powerful and have more of the low end, as you can imagine, so you might not need the sub if you go with those, which I would do if I wanted them for a party with 150 people or so.
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    Bigger is always better if you're after loudness. For home DJ/studio production, theRP8G2 is perfect with an 8" or 10" sub. But you must understand that KRK are nearfield monitor speakers and they are NOT made for long throw loudness.
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    They're powered bookshelf speakers that function okay as nearfield monitors. Once you've heard real nearfield monitors, the difference is obvious. They're kind of the new Yamaha 8" speakers that every studio has 'cuz they're pretty close to every home HiFi system speaker ever…except with DJs and bedrooms.

    Either would work for that, but I'd use the 8s if I could afford them. You kind of want a sub either way if you're throwing a party, though a sub is less relevant for production at that level of speaker, because you won't be hearing things correctly anyway and will still have to send your tracks to a mastering engineer at some point.

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    Don't use monitors for partys, use speakers, that definately is something else. Buy mackie thumps for partys, the krks are really just for production. About the size: choose what fits you best, the main difference is power, not quality or character.
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    so your suggesting that I dont use them for DJing? To be honest, most of the time im gonna be using them to DJ for personal use in my room. It will be very rare that I use them for parties

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    They are fine for small parties and dj use.

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    Rockits are great speakers for DJing at home. In a medium sized untreated room I would recommend the 8s, no sub.

    Having owned Rockit 8s and the sub I now have a pair of V8 IIs, they have served me well for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessevdriel View Post
    Buy mackie thumps for partys
    Right…'cuz they're not too loud for a normal house party at all. And it doesn't do any harm to under-drive a speaker that much.

    Quote Originally Posted by jessevdriel View Post
    the krks are really just for production.
    No, they're not. They're bookshelf speakers.

    They're pretty flat compared to what most people think of as HiFi speakers, and they eschew a lot of the marketing BS in favor of yellow cones. And they have balanced inputs. That's about it. They're not good nearfield monitors. They're a good hybrid if you only have one set.

    If your house looks like this:

    then buy big speakers. Thumps might work if you add subs.

    If your house looks more like this,

    then you might prefer KRKs to Thumps (for example) because having been to more than one of those, the Thumps get painfully loud before they start to breathe at all. And they don't sound right when they're not moving enough air…

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    Monitors are a personal choice. Everyone likes a certain brand for this reason, or that reason. If you like KRK's then great. I would only add to think long term.

    I choose NS-10m's 12+ years ago and I have moved them a total of 6 times.
    Different acoustics and set ups, but I know them backwards and forwards and now I have the new Yamaha's and even some M-audio BX8As, but for my final mixdowns, I need my NS-10's.

    I read recently about a DJ who had no budget when he first started DJ'ing and had some crappy Kinyo computer speakers, but after a few years he really got to learn those speakers and still swears by them.

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