i hated the 824's

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by hemal, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. hemal

    hemal Guest

    I had the 824s for a while and didnt like them the least bit i could not get the mixes translating very well. This was disasterous for distributed material. I now use the event TR-6 and a super highend Amphion Argon2 minimonitor with a Bryston 3bsst amp this setup has really showed up flaws im my recordings and in commercialy released cds.
  2. bhuvan

    bhuvan Active Member

    Jan 31, 2004
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    is this because the response of those monitors are untrue? somewhere in this forum itself i've heard people giving great reviews for those.
  3. mackie hr824s are garbage. i got to model them in the same studio with event asp8's.. WOW.
    asp8's blew them away. a true flat freq. great dynamics, stereo imaging, great solid low end down to 30hz unlike the dirty loose soundign bass from the 824s...
    you hear everything when mixing on asp8's or asp6's.. i haven't used the TR-6's but i'm sure they're nice... take a look at the asp6's..
  4. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Maybe I just got lucky......I play my 824 mixes back on cheap home stereo, car CD player, boom box, high end systems, I'm getting nice tight bass just like I'm hearing when I mix, and I'm a bassplayer, so I pay extra attention to that. There are a couple of other reasons besides the speakers themselves for what gets heard ie: room acoustics, transfer functions of the equipment in the signal path. I know there are many monitors out there that are better, but I respectfully submit that, at least for me, the 824's don't hardly suck.
  5. Chance

    Chance Guest

    thats all I ever use 824's & JBL 4311's
  6. bhuvan

    bhuvan Active Member

    Jan 31, 2004
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    i was thinking in terms of the 824s for my own setup.. till I read on the dynaudio Air series.. have yet to hear them, but their review really sounds good on SOS.
  7. hemal

    hemal Guest

    If you want a superb monitoring system, check these out
    Amphion Argon 2
    and a bryston 4bsst(the new one)

    these are a brilliant system that is so true and easy on the ears, words cannot explain them
    they crossover outside the critical range (these crossover at 1200hz) and they show up any and i mean any flaws in the recording. I did a mix on bm6a's and i didnt hear one of the idiot player's vibrating cell go off but when i brought the mix to my place and heard it it was quite noticeable. Again DA converters and room and all make a diff but not to the point your missing info.
    Check it out
    in cdn the argon2 are 1900 and the bryson is $2,729 at last check at Saved By Tech
  8. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    I love the 824's. I've seen them set-up wrong almost every time I come in a room that has them and I have to adjust, not to mention that if your mixes don't translate well with them then there's probably something wrong with your control room's acoustics. Nothing personal
  9. -Ever-

    -Ever- Active Member

    Feb 24, 2004
    I love mine! Great overall sound. Very solid, decent adjustments which definitely need to be made. Too bad I managed to blow one of my woofers.... :(
  10. jonmmartin

    jonmmartin Guest

    This is for Randy Wright...when you say you have to set up the 824s, what is your process. I know there are settings on the back...I'm interested in how you go about setting them up properly.
    Thanks, Jon
  11. trazan

    trazan Guest

    Like some mentioned, ROOM. Yeah, the ROOM....not as fun as fancy equipment, but definitely more important.


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