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Mackie HR824 vs. Genelec 8040

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by phanatik, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. phanatik

    phanatik Guest

    Hope Im not starting any beef w/ this topic!

    Its probably been asked but I didn't find anything on it. So Im askin...

    Has any1 compared these 2 and Im wanna from a hip-hop point of view, inwhich this is the type of music I produce and mix.

    I kno ur gonna say..."Go and listen 2 them urself!" I would if u lend me the $ to check them both in my studio.

    But what im askin is the real difference between the 2 from a hip-hop point of view on their clarity, balance(bass,mids,his), price realism, depth, etc. as opposed from some other speakers that may throw in the spectrum... just these 2!

    Thanx for any input

  2. Clive Banks

    Clive Banks Guest

    i like the genelecs a lot. they have a nice high response and can take a beating . the mackie seems to be a bit brittle for me . too much yellow . that's what it seemed like in the shop anyway.On that day.
    I would choose the genelec.
  3. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    You have to make the final decision. I have heard both and both have their uses. Maybe arrange with the dealer to let you have both on trial and go to your studio and A/B them. They are different sounding speakers and have much different design considerations.

    Best of luck. Unfortunately auditioning a speaker is the only real way to choose one over the other.

  4. One thing I've worked with local dealers here is to audition for a few hours, as in ask about borrowing sets of both speakers for a half day (4 hours) to try before you buy. Sign off that you will be held totally responsible for anything that happens to them, and if possible, put 10% down as an "insurance" charge.
  5. phanatik

    phanatik Guest

    thnkx folks...

    will try!!!

    All comments seem logic as I knew, but wanted 2 hear from others and what they felt from either monitor(versus the other). But yeah,,, may have 2 do just that myself!

  6. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    The major problem with speakers, microphones and phono cartridges is that for someone the top end maybe too sizzling or too dull the midrange maybe too forward or lack definition and the bass maybe too tubby or not enough. It is all based on what your ears hear and how you translate that information into what you want. The other major problem with speakers is that they can sound very different depending on the room and where they are placed in a room. That is why it is important for you to listen to them in your own space with your own ears,

    Hope this helps.
  7. axel

    axel Guest

    apart from the sound, with genelec you get quality parts with mackie not that much, that counts not for their mixers, thou...
    but genelecs are virtually indistructable, and i personally love the genelec 8000 series, in that pricerange they are by far my faves...
    just MHO.

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