Sonic State Studio / Speakers / MACKIE HR824

Average rating: 7.4/10 out of 10

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Joey Jojo a Professional user from Canada writes:
The only thing better is by Genelec... and that's 2X the cost! Aweseome speaker!!

Rating: 10 out of 10 posted Friday, 11-Jan-02 at 16:40
Junglist a Professional user from USA writes:
I recently had a monitor shoot out at trying out every pair of active monitors I could get my hands on and the Mackies are a B+.Think of the bright,clean,a little harsh sound of a Mackie mixer.If thats what your into go for it but I hate Mackie mixers(I like the coloration of the old consoles).I suspect if you don't know what your doing you could screw up a mix with these.On the plus side, the imaging is fantastic.As is the depth and frequency range.Great bass reproduction,although kind of edgy/toppy(like digital!)....Good Luck!

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Saturday, 10-Nov-01 at 1:12
Massimo Cerri a Professional user from italy writes:
In my opinion these monitors are what you expect to find for do the right errors in reveals everything ..i tested everything..from cheaper to genelec and dynaudio..i like these monitor because are flat..i don't think is a good idea to mix with heavy bass..try to set a level of reference for mixing ...look bob katz it speaks about levels in studio..when you have the right reference more errors..anyway this is a cool product..and is not cheaper do the right thing..for the right price..sound flat..not very smooth like genelec..but you unmask errors..genelec mask a lot of errors belive me..after yamaha ns10m these are a real reference monitor for any serious studio..

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Monday, 03-Sep-01 at 17:27
Jeff a Professional user from US writes:
Rich, your comments don't make logical sense...You say the Mackies have "plenty of low-end." But if your mixes sound bass-heavy on other speakers, that indicates that your monitors (the 824s) have WEAK bass response, which they definitely do not. Mixing the low-end so that "the bass response was barely audible" is the correct course of action, again, only if your monitors have weak low-end. There is no other 2 way nearfield within $1000 that comes close to the bass of the HR824, period.

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Thursday, 24-May-01 at 18:7
RICH a Professional user from USA writes:
I had a go for 8 months with these monitors. My first reaction was, WOW they're great! Plenty of low end and the highs and mids are sweet as could be. But alas, I found them to be deceiving. On second and third references my mixes were always very heavey on the low end. I tried to place them in many different positions to no avail. Not even with the room switches in the back. I did get accurate mids and highs and could mix the low end as long as the bass response was barely audible. I have chatted with others about the problem and wasn't alone in my observation.

Rating: 6 out of 10 posted Thursday, 26-Apr-01 at 21:16
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