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    I've been using my KRK Rokit 8's for a while now without an amp and I want to know what a good amp for a budget bedroom studio would be?


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    What would that budget be ($$), btw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhythmgj View Post
    What would that budget be ($$), btw?
    The budget would be around sub $100

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    Your Rokit 8's are active, yes? (They have an amp in the speaker)...

    If so, you do not want to use (cannot, without modification) an amplifier-- the manufacturer has decided what they think the best amp is for the speakers and included them in the package.

    If you had passive speakers, and only a sub-$100 budget, I would say save your money, or be very patient and wait for a deal on a lower-powered used/vintage Ashley, Crown, or Hafler power amp or even a nice vintage home stereo receiver (Pioneer, Sansui, Marantz, etc., etc.).
    But under $100 is tough, and you're going to need different speakers if you want to go that route anyway.
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    Yup, the Rokits are active speakers which means they have amps built in. If they were passive, they wouldn't work at all without an amp.
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    yeah, id deffinitely reccomend getting your hands on something rather than continue using it without one, ruined a set myself doing that before i relized the toll it takes on them, and if youre only looking at 100 bucks maybe go m audio? idk thats at tough one

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadGingerbread View Post
    yeah, id deffinitely reccomend getting your hands on something rather than continue using it without one, ruined a set myself doing that before i relized the toll it takes on them, and if youre only looking at 100 bucks maybe go m audio? idk thats at tough one
    Ummm, no. He has active speakers (again, this means they have built-in amplifiers), and he had the completely wrong idea that it'd somehow be better to buy a separate amp to drive them. The budget doesn't matter because there's no need to buy anything at all.
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    Looking at the back of them, there's not even a way to connect them (that would bypass the amp). That's why I said "without modification." I suppose it's possible, but why hack-up working active monitors when you can just sell them and buy passives, or get used to the actives you have and use them as-designed...
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