NAMM 2013: KRK’s Founder Develops Behringer NEKKST K5 & K8 Monitors

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
namm NAMM 2013
Last updated 14 November, 2017


Behringer K8 and K5
They may look like normal DJ/producer near-field monitors, but they’ve got DSPs, downloadable audio profiles and Bluetooth built in.

Behringer’s new near-field studio monitors, the NEKKST K5 & K8, have been developed for the company by Keith R. Klawitter, the man who founded and built KRK.

As well as RCA, TRS & XLR inputs the speakers have iOS and Bluetooth connectivity, which can work simultaneously with the wired inputs. Both have 1″ silk dome tweeters, and they have 5″ and 8″ long-throw glass fibre woofers respectively. The speakers also have a patent-pending means of switching between studio tunings, as well as ultra-linear “DSP correction”. It will be possible to download iconic studio speaker tunings from the Behringer website and install them on the speakers via iOS.

We have no price or availability information as yet.

Do you like the idea of having Bluetooth on studio monitors? Or being able to use a built-in DSP to ape the sound of other iconic speakers using these? What do you think of Keith R Klawitter’s involvement in the project? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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