The high resolution HR824 mk2 Active Studio Reference Monitor sounds as smooth as it looks. The rounded contours of the Zero Edge Baffle minimize diffraction to give you a crystal clear image of your ... Read More
The high resolution HR824 mk2 Active Studio Reference Monitor sounds as smooth as it looks. The rounded contours of the Zero Edge Baffle minimize diffraction to give you a crystal clear image of your mix. The Optimized Waveguide delivers full, articulate mids, while the rear-firing, mass-loaded passive radiator ensures tight bass extension to 37Hz. Acoustic Space, low-frequency (LF) roll-off and high-frequency (HF) controls let you easily tailor the sound to suit your space and taste. And thanks to remarkably linear frequency response, these audio monitors ensure accurate mix translation. Combine all this with wide, even dispersion, and your studio's sweet spot becomes a full-on sweet zone.
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Ok maybe it doesn�ۡ���t have a RMC mic calibration system but it�ۡ���s a Mackie. I can not stress how much Loud Technologies has improved the HR824�ۡ���s. Someone complained about these sounding too hi-fi, just cut the (HF) eq on the back if you want a smoother sound. I left the (HF) eq on normal, it helps if you have a tendency to overexcite a mix. The mids are honest and exactly where they should be. They still have that bottom end that is so hard to gauge in systems nowadays. It�ۡ���s amazing what they do with the radiator in extending the low end. You can crank these bad boys up and the woofer hardly takes any abuse. The sound is so clean, these monitors provide a high resolution sweet spot. I own the mk1 and 2�ۡ���s and you will not regret purchasing these. The sound is true, my mixes are improved and the imaging is unreal. If you�ۡ���re serious about your music do yourself a favor and try out the new 824�ۡ���s. Go Mackie!
In short, these monitors boost almost the exact inverse of frequencies that the KRK V8 series 2 do. They have a lot of presence and air, scooped mid range and a heavy bass response typical of Mackie. If you owned both pairs of monitors you could probably get a well rounded mix but I would definitely in no way say these monitor are flat. I'm pretty sure anyone that knows anything about mixing knows that. Go with some Dynaudios for the same money or be a big boy and get some Adams.
I've been using a high end sterio system to do my mixing with up untill now. Whenever I would listen to my mixes elsewhere something was always wrong. These monitors have done away with that. they are very flat, but in my opinion flat does not have to be bad, as these speakers have proven. They sound amazing. I actually prefer flat. I listened to many other monitors that where around the same price, but i was sold on the sound of these. If you are considering getting into some serious recording and mixing, get em.
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