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Mackie HR824 Studio Monitor

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The Mackie HR824 Studio Monitor is an active, biamplified speaker that delivers a wide, deep, and incredibly detailed sound field. You can actually hear distinct tonal qualities of an instrument's low... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Mackie HR824 Studio Monitor is an active, biamplified speaker that delivers a wide, deep, and incredibly detailed sound field. You can actually hear distinct tonal qualities of an instrument's low end. High frequencies and midrange are clean and articulate. A low-frequency acoustic space control makes it easy to tailor the sound to your space. Internally powered by 2 smaller versions of Mackie's FR M•1200 power amp, delivering 150W for the lows, 100W for the highs. Features a 1" alloy dome high-frequency transducer, an 8-3/4" low-frequency transducer, 1/4" and XLR inputs, overload/clip LED, and logarithmic wave guide. 34 lbs.


  • Biamplified active studio monitor
  • Flat, detailed, and transparent sound
  • Non-resonant, H-braced 3/4" MDF cabinet
  • Radius-edge, 1" MDF front panel
  • Internal foam damping
  • 1" alloy dome HF tweeter with ferrofluid-cooled voice coil
  • 8-3/4" LF driver with mineral-filled propylene cone
  • Oversized magnet structure
  • 6" x 12" passive aluminum/phenolic honeycomb radiator
  • Mackie FR-series power circuitry
  • 150W to lows, 100W to highs
  • Modified Linkwitz-Riley crossover
  • 1/4" and XLR ins
  • Overload/clip LED
  • Acoustic-space optimization EQ
  • Logarithmic wave guide
  • 10"W x 15-3/4"H x 12-1/4"D
  • 32-1/2 lbs.
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Studio drummer

By Ollie

from Seattle

The HR824's are full range powered speakers with clarity at all levels. I bought these speakers for a home studio but ended up buying another pair of the same for the living room...that's how much I like them. Mackie seems to have sources out their components to various international vendors yet maintained the original sound that they one build all by them selves in the great pacific northwest. Good on them for not sacrificing quality or sound... I've taken lots of time to listen to many other monitors of similar characteristics and through and through these monitors stand alone for their range and amazing reproduction of recorded sound.

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Excellent value

By Mike

from Andover, MA

I had the unique opportunity of mixing on these monitors during a studio internship. Obviously, these monitors aren't intended for use as a main set of speaking in a major studio, but they work very well as a backup set, or will work great as a main monitor set for a home project studio. These monitors have great frequency response at both the low and high ends, with some adjustments that allow you to tweak to your taste. One of the qualities of this speaker that I enjoyed was the detail in spaciousness and depth (front to back) that the speakers create for you while you're mixing. Great value, I definitely encourage you to try these out!

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Great Active Monitors

By seekg

from Farmington Hills, MI

Mackie HR824 active studio monitors are one of the best monitors available. When compared to my old "Alesis Monitor One", the difference is night and day. The bass is amazing on the HR824s, and the very accurate, whereas the Alesis were weak at bass as muddier overall. The highs are very accurate as well on the HR824s. You can tell these monitors are high quality by simple feeling the weight and admiring the craftsmanship. You get what you pay for with these monitors. For small performances, such as in an art gallery, these monitors work superbly. I have heard that these are now being manufactured in Asia, whereas at first they were being manufactured in the United States. I doubt this will have an impact on quality, though.

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oh. yeah.

By Mickey T. Craft

from chicago, il

while i am personally in love with genelec 1030's these hold a special place in my heart. dont bother buying any of other reference mon's at any similar price. Sure you can get cheaper Gennie's for about the same price as these mackie's but don't bother. They sound really good!

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