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    Hi All!

    For my xmas present this year I am looking at a pair of rokit 8" or 10" speakers.

    Does anyone have any experience with both of these speakers?

    Currently I have a pair of Alesis 10" Studio Monitors that I absolutely love but will be using these speakers in a alternate location.

    So is it worth the extra money to upgrade from 8" rokit's to 10" (3-way)?

    Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions!

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    Probably not, especially for DJing. They are huge and really still don't produce great low end compared to nicer monitors that are much smaller. Hearing them at guitar center a lot of the smaller monitors that were similarly priced from nicer brands had better low end reproduction. I think the 8" are perfect once you add a 10s subwoofer.

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    Hey thanks for the info. I was hoping to get a pair that has decent sub low bass without the need for a added sub. Since I'll be moving these around a bit it would be a little too much to move a sub as well.

    What brands did you like 10" wise that you have heard at GuitarCenter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekGod View Post
    Hey thanks for the info. I was hoping to get a pair that has decent sub low bass without the need for a added sub. Since I'll be moving these around a bit it would be a little too much to move a sub as well.

    What brands did you like 10" wise that you have heard at GuitarCenter?
    I wasn't really looking at 10" monitors I was just curious and was very underwhelmed by the RP10-3s for what they are.

    Always add a sub, the KRK subs aren't big and the sound quality difference is huge. I just picked up my second KRK 10s sub (I got both of them for $200 on craigslist) so I have one for DJing and one for my studio since I hate using monitors without them.

    It doesn't matter if you have 15" woofers, it is still going to sound weak and empty on full range compared to smaller speakers with a subwoofer. No subwoofer means no sub bass.

    I really don't understand how people are ok without using a subwoofer for DJing and dance music. It just sounds really weak to me and I would rather DJ with computer speakers that have a subwoofer than most smaller affordable monitors without one.
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    OK so go for the 10" KRK's + sub?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekGod View Post
    OK so go for the 10" KRK + sub?
    Well definitely go for the 10s subwoofer but I wouldn't get the 10" RP10-3s.

    I would just get the RP8s, the RP10-3s didn't really seem worth it to me for the price and their sheer size but go and test them out.

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    I'd like to test them out but my guitarcenter locally does not have the 10's in stock and are not willing to order a pair.

    Thanks for the info either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekGod View Post
    I'd like to test them out but my guitarcenter locally does not have the 10's in stock and are not willing to order a pair.

    Thanks for the info either way.
    Yeah I wouldn't bother with them. Just get the sub and the 8s I have two of these setups and it sounds amazing.

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    OKies! Many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xonetacular View Post
    I really don't understand how people are ok without using a subwoofer for DJing and dance music. It just sounds really weak to me and I would rather DJ with computer speakers that have a subwoofer than most smaller affordable monitors without one.
    Agreed 100%.
    That's part of the reason I can't fathom using anything but home stereo component speakers for DJing. They crank a LOT louder than any studio monitors I've heard, and tend to color the sound a little depending on what kind of amp/receiver is used. I've always gotten more bang (and boom) for my buck with that stuff.

    Granted, if space is a concern, component stereo stuff is probably not the best idea.

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