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Have you had a listen to the Rokit 8's? I've used the Rokit 8's in a pro studio and they are awesome monitors, and it would be good to get some real feedback from those who have had a listen to them and the newer VXT models.
I auditioned, and considered buying:

VXT4's
Rokit 8's
Rokit 5's
Adam A7's
Adam A7X's
NS80M's

I listened to each for 2-3 songs of a CD I know very well (Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms). Did some thinking, came back this week and listened again before buying.

The Rokit 8's I would not even consider. While they have plenty of low end the midrange feels like it's not even there. A/B'ed with the VXT4's they sound like garbage for what I listen to. The Rokit 5's are similar but with the low-end punch of an 8" missing.

The A7's - I really like them. I may have chosen them had my budget been higher. I would consider their low end comparable, or even a tad less than the VXT4's. The highs are crystal... A7X's are even better but exceed my budget so I did not spend much time with them.

NS80M - I also really enjoyed this one. It felt less crisp but more suited to listening for long periods (less fatiguing). They are nearly the same price as the VXT4's, and these would have fought for my #1 choice except they are giant. I do not have space for this absolutely giant cabinet. If you have the space, I'd give them a good audition...


Bottom line VXT4 vs. Rokit 8... do you need low end punch? The 4's may lack low end, but it doesn't feel like anything is missing in my music (when compared to my stereo with 4x8" woofers). The 8's show their lack of midrange quality in seconds. As I said in my first post, I'm getting usable freq down to ~41hz. Even at 50hz you're only missing out on the real bottom. I'll take midrange over that any day of the week.
    
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I auditioned, and considered buying:
Cheers for the feedback mate, much appreciated

A question though:
Are you sure the Rokit 8's didn't just sound flat because the bass was overpowering on the test setup where they were auditioned?

I mean, I know they sound "flat", but that is the point of good monitors, and this "flat" midrange could have been more pronounced if the mixer/amp they were connected to had any form of additional bass gain/boost enabled - which is quite common at guitar shops and music stores where the guys selling the stuff bump things up to boost the bass frequencies in smaller monitors.
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A question though:
Are you sure the Rokit 8's didn't just sound flat because the bass was overpowering on the test setup where they were auditioned?
All monitors were fed straight from a Tascam CD player (forget model, was retailing for ~$350) through a Mackie Big Knob, then the A/B switches to select the monitor pair. Zero signal processing.

After my audition, the price of the 8's would have to be cut 30% before I even consider them an option.

Just my 2cents. You need to listen for yourself, with your type of music...
    
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I auditioned, and considered buying:

VXT4's
Rokit 8's
Rokit 5's
Adam A7's
Adam A7X's
NS80M's

I listened to each for 2-3 songs of a CD I know very well (Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms). Did some thinking, came back this week and listened again before buying.

The Rokit 8's I would not even consider. While they have plenty of low end the midrange feels like it's not even there. A/B'ed with the VXT4's they sound like garbage for what I listen to. The Rokit 5's are similar but with the low-end punch of an 8" missing.

The A7's - I really like them. I may have chosen them had my budget been higher. I would consider their low end comparable, or even a tad less than the VXT4's. The highs are crystal... A7X's are even better but exceed my budget so I did not spend much time with them.

NS80M - I also really enjoyed this one. It felt less crisp but more suited to listening for long periods (less fatiguing). They are nearly the same price as the VXT4's, and these would have fought for my #1 choice except they are giant. I do not have space for this absolutely giant cabinet. If you have the space, I'd give them a good audition...


Bottom line VXT4 vs. Rokit 8... do you need low end punch? The 4's may lack low end, but it doesn't feel like anything is missing in my music (when compared to my stereo with 4x8" woofers). The 8's show their lack of midrange quality in seconds. As I said in my first post, I'm getting usable freq down to ~41hz. Even at 50hz you're only missing out on the real bottom. I'll take midrange over that any day of the week.
From how far away were you listening? What amp, source was used? Monitors new or well burned in?
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From how far away were you listening? What amp, source was used? Monitors new or well burned in?
Read the post above yours, I've already answered most of this. They are all self-powered studio monitors.

Monitors I auditioned were well burned in display/auditioning ones. I sat approx 4ft away (although they sound fairly good at distance too, IMO). Room was untreated - but not full of windows & was carpeted.

EDIT: Now I've got to start thinking about my next purchase (my wallet hates me) so I can feed these from my computer instead of CD player. USB DAC or quality sound card?
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I have a pair of Klipsch XF-48's being delivered tomorrow that I am going to use as front left and right on my 7.1 setup. The cables I need to connect them to my system won't come for a few more days though



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Nothing special, but I've got some Mission 761i bookshelf speakers coming...keyword being coming..grzzzzzzzzz

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