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Are Mackie SRM-350 powered monitors really studio quality?

Discussion in 'Monitoring & Headphones' started by Terrapin, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Terrapin

    Terrapin Guest

    Ok I hope I'm not asking a stupid question but when Mackie claims that the SRM powered monitors are of "studio" quality are they kidding? Could those speakers actually be used to do basic tracking, and mixing? Cause at the same price as the Mackie studio monitors it sure would be sweet if one could use them for both stage and studio.

    What would macgyver do?
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Moderator

    Feb 23, 2005
    Don't believe everything you read. They certainly are not "nearfield". More like "medium throw".
  3. kooz

    kooz Active Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    not the beach
    Exactly...for cans-off playback to the studio floor in a medium-sized room.

    (McGyver would do something with Duct Tape, paperclips and an old tractor he found nearby.)
  4. BobRogers

    BobRogers Distinguished Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    What's the over/under on the number of Dilbert cartoons about marketing people posted on the walls of Mackie engineers?

    Seriously, the Mackies are some of the flatter speakers in that category, but I can't imagine anyone using them as monitors for mixing. (Playback in a big tracking room makes sense though.)
  5. Scoobie

    Scoobie Active Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    That's what I bought mine for. They work real well for my mobile rig for playback. I do mostly live recordings, work tapes for people.

    But I wouldn't mix with them. I would get the HR824, they are about the same price and will be alot better than the SRM's for mixing. I use the 824's , I think there very good budget monitors. In there price range, I don't think you can get any better, JMHO

  6. eveaudio

    eveaudio Guest

    I agree with the other posts. I think Mackie was trying to make a point that the SRM series is cleaner sounding than other PA cabinets (and they are in my experience), but I wouldn't mix a project on them.
  7. Terrapin

    Terrapin Guest

    Thanks for the thoughts y'all.

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