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KRK Rokit 8 using external amp

Postby duncangot » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:09 am

Hey everyone, I need some help. Sadly bought my KRK Rokit 8 G3’s back from the US to Australia and plugged them into the 240v wall outlet without thinking. Very sad day. I even went online to get a 110v step down transformer and still no good.

I was thinking can I just bypass the internal amplifier and use an external amplifier system? Can someone recommend what specs I will need for the amplifier please. Thanks very much!

Rokit 8 specs:
Amplification Type
Crossover Channel Qty
Nominal Output Power
100 Watt
Frequency Response
35 - 35000 Hz
Nominal Impedance
10 KOhm
Output Level (SPL)
109 dB
Crossover Frequency
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Re: KRK Rokit 8 using external amp

Postby resistorman » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:29 am

Man that's a bummer. But it's not just the amplification, there's probably a lot of DSP tuning going on.
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Re: KRK Rokit 8 using external amp

Postby forumuser931182 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:09 am

Yes the speakers have separate amplifiers for woofer and tweeter with active crossovers to divide the frequency being sent to each speaker. You would need to get a passive crossover tuned for 2000hz but it still won't match the original active one ( passive crossovers require a bit of maths and technical ears to set up ).
The speakers blew their fuses I'd imagine and probably some power supply components. Might be fixable but might be expensive.
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Re: KRK Rokit 8 using external amp

Postby ef37a » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:51 am

Even if there were no DSP (there is) there are two amplifiers per speaker and a low level, electronic crossover.

The chances are they are totally buggered, especially the digital circuits but there is just a chance you have only blown a fuse, maybe two on the power supply PCB.
I see an IEC mains inlet, there is not an integral fuse holder?

I always wonder why designers go for class D amplification but then do not opt for the also high efficiency of Switch Mode Supplies which are of course universal for mains voltage?

You might JUST might have a claim on your house contents insurance?

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Re: KRK Rokit 8 using external amp

Postby James Perrett » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:26 pm

It is almost certainly worth getting someone to have a look at them. It could be as simple as a blown internal fuse (but I wouldn't go replacing any fuses yourself without thoroughly checking whether anything else is faulty).
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