Is Mackie MR8 first edition worth it ?

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by pcrecord, May 24, 2013.

  1. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    I have the Yorkville Ysm1 and think about having a alternate set to double check my mixes.
    Since the put out the MR8mkII the first edition are cheap to buy, but are they any good ?

    Or any alternative for low budget (around 500$ for a pair)?
     
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    those are getting kind of old ... check to be sure you can still get replacement drivers before you buy or you might get stuck.

    just a hint. i saw NS10ms on the Ebay the other day at $650 w/ free shipping ....
     
  3. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    i've been told the mr's aren't really close to the hr's. i own the hr8 mk2's and call them 'ok'. cheapest, you can't beat alesis monitor 1 mk2 powered. i like the idea of a pair of ns 10's. don't forget a cheapo pair of computer speakers, those will help in the same way as auratones, for a lot lot less cash. lots of people have told me KRK stuff is legit, haven't used 'em yet. i think you can do better than the MR's for 500 bucks.
     
  4. rosy

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    I have a pair of these. Mixes on these do not translate well outside the studio. I have to use a pair of Avantones to get to get the highs and mids right. I'm about to ditch the Mackies for a pair of Sonodyne SM100AK.
     

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