CLASSIC 8

Professional Studio Monitor

Building on KRK's legacy of sonic accuracy and performance, the new KRK CLASSIC 8 powered studio monitors incorporate over 30 years of innovation from the world's leading studio monitor manufacturer. Borrowing concepts from previous ROKIT lines—some of the most used studio monitors in the world, the CLASSIC 8 defaults to a new flat frequency solution towards more critical listening—translating into more accurate mixes. With the optional ability to engage the +2 dB KRK Bass Boost, the CLASSIC 8 can also provide the enhanced bass response and sound that music creators around the world have loved for years.

The CLASSIC 8 is an active (self-powered) two-way studio monitor that utilizes a 1" textile soft dome tweeter paired with a 8" glass aramid woofer. The built-in power amplifiers provide a total of 100 watts of power, with a 75 watt amp driving the woofer, and a 25 watt amp for the tweeter.

Classic 8 Front
Classic 8 Angle
Classic 8 Rear
Classic 8 Front preview
Classic 8 Angle preview
Classic 8 Rear preview
Classic 8

Classic 8 Features

  • 100 watt, 8" active studio monitor / Self-powered. Amps matched to drivers; no external amp hassles
  • Custom bi-amped, class A/B amplifiers / Provide high headroom and low distortion
  • Heavy-duty enclosure / Durable
  • Front-firing port / Allows placement flexibility (i.e. near walls) without interference from a rear-firing port
  • Dedicated low and high frequency level adjustment controls / Allows you to optimize the monitor's response to better match the room acoustics and the user's personal preferences
  • 8" glass aramid composite woofer / Rigid and lightweight driver for optimal sound quality
  • 1" textile soft dome tweeter / Smooth high frequency response with excellent HF extension to 34.5 kHz
  • Bass extension to 35 Hz / Excellent low frequency response for such a compact monitor
  • Universal connectivity with XLR, 1/4" TRS, and RCA inputs / Interfaces with just about any mixer and/or audio interface
  • Volume control / Allows you to fine-tune your overall monitoring level
  • System-optimized auto-limiter / Prevents unexpected peaks from damaging the speakers and provides consistency and clarity at high volumes
  • Foam isolation pads on bottom / Protects the surface the monitors are sitting on and provides isolation for improved clarity
  • 106 dB Max Peak SPL
Classic Family Classic 5 Classic 5 Classic 7 Classic 7 Classic 8 Classic 8
Configuration 2-Way 2-Way 2-Way
System type Active Studio Monitor Active Studio Monitor Active Studio Monitor
Low-Frequency Transducer 5" Glass Aramid Woofer 7" Glass Aramid Woofer 8" Glass Aramid Woofer
High-Frequency Transducer 1" Textile Soft Dome Tweeter 1" Textile Soft Dome Tweeter 1" Textile Soft Dome Tweeter
Frequency Response (+/- 3dB) 56Hz - 30kHz 47.5Hz - 34.5kHz 42.5Hz - 28kHz
Frequency Range (-10dB) 46Hz - 34.5kHz 37Hz - 40kHz 35Hz - 35kHz
Crossover Frequency 2.6kHz 2.3kHz 2.0kHz
Average Beamwidth (Horizontal) 133 Degrees (900 Hz — 9 kHz) 140 Degrees (900 Hz — 9 kHz) 144 Degrees (900 Hz — 9 kHz)
Average Beamwidth (Vertcal) 90 Degrees (900 Hz — 9 kHz) 115 Degrees (900 Hz — 9 kHz) 120 Degrees (900 Hz — 9 kHz)
Max Peak SPL (With Limiter) 101 dB 101 dB 106 dB
Max Average SPL (With Limiter) 98 dB 99 dB 103 dB
Max Calculated SPL 99 dB 102 dB 106 dB
Amplifiers Class A-B Class A-B Class A-B
High Frequency Power Output (Watts) 20 Watts 25 Watts 25 Watts
Low Frequency Power Output (Watts) 30 Watts 48 Watts 75 Watts
Amplifier Distortion (THD+N) < 0.1% THD+N 20 Hz — 20 kHz (-3 dB Max Power) < 0.1% THD+N 20 Hz — 20 kHz (-3 dB Max Power) < 0.1% THD+N 20 Hz — 20 kHz (-3 dB Max Power)
Input Impedance (Ohms) 10 KΩ Balanced / 7 KΩ Unbalanced 10 KΩ Balanced / 7 KΩ Unbalanced 10 KΩ Balanced / 7 KΩ Unbalanced
Input Sensitivity 0 dBu Balanced / -15 dBV Unbalanced -3 dBu Balanced / -12 dBV Unbalanced 2 dBu Balanced / -15 dBV Unbalanced
SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) > 94 dB > 98 dB > 100 dB
Controls System Volume -30 dB - +6 dB System Volume -30 dB - +6 dB System Volume -30 dB - +6 dB
LF Level Adjust (-1 dB, FLAT, +1 dB, +2 dB) Below 200 Hz (-2 dB, -1 dB, FLAT, +2 dB) Below 200 Hz (-2 dB, -1 dB, FLAT, +2 dB) Below 200 Hz
HF Level Adjust (-2 dB, -1 dB, FLAT, +1 dB) Above 2.6 kHz (-2 dB, -1 dB, FLAT, +1 dB) Above 2.3 kHz (-2 dB, -1 dB, FLAT, +1 dB) Above 2.0 kHz
Indicators Power Power Power
Input Connectors RCA, Balanced 1/4" TRS, Balanced XLR RCA, Balanced 1/4" TRS, Balanced XLR RCA, Balanced 1/4" TRS, Balanced XLR
Ouput Connectors N/A N/A N/A
AC Fuse (Slow Blow / Time Lag) 120 VAC (T1AL, 250 V) 240 VAC (T500mAL, 250 V) 120 VAC (T1.6AL, 250 V) 240 VAC (T800mAL, 250 V) 120 VAC (T2AL, 250 V) 240 VAC (T1AL, 250 V)
Idle (Mute) AC Power Consumption 14 Watts (NA SKU) 13 Watts (NA SKU) 10 Watts (NA SKU)
Idle (Standby) AC Power Consumption < 0.5 Watts < 0.5 Watts < 0.5 Watts
Maximum AC Power Consumption 79 Watts (NA SKU) 108 Watts (NA SKU) 184 Watts (NA SKU)
Enclosure Construction 15 mm MDF / High Impact Polystyrene 15 mm MDF / High Impact Polystyrene 15 mm MDF / High Impact Polystyrene
Finish Black Vinyl Wrap Black Vinyl Wrap Black Vinyl Wrap
Grille N/A N/A N/A
Hardware Foam Isolation Pads Foam Isolation Pads Foam Isolation Pads
Product Dimensions (H x W x D) 9.68" (290 mm) x 7.40" (226 mm) x 11.20" (332 mm) 11.40" (290 mm) x 8.90" (226 mm) x 13.07" (332 mm) 12.40" (315 mm) x 10.82" (275 mm) x 15.60" (396 mm)
Product Weight 12.95 lb (5.87 kg) 18.5 lb (8.39 kg) 24.6 lb (11.16 kg)

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