mackie hdr24/96

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by studioluka, Mar 3, 2004.

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  1. studioluka

    studioluka Guest

    hello. Does anyone know if its true they are discontinuing the mackie HDR24/96?, and if so any idea why??????
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    I believe it is true. The reason why is due to lack of sales, shrinking market share as well as slim profit margins from current sales that result in a product that is no longer worth being made. This is true of all mass and semi-mass produced products.
  3. Kat

    Kat Active Member

    Feb 13, 2004
    But there's not evidence in their web ....
  4. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    They've discontinued the MDR and SDR, but the HDR is still in production. I track on the SDR and mix in Sonar, it's been a good machine so far. I hope the availability of support sticks around for awhile!
  5. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

    Jan 27, 2002

    Riversedge is correct: only MDR and SDR are discontinued as the d8b has, the HDR remains in production.

    As an SDR user I've been disappointed by such a move, my SDR is only 4 months old, so I got really upset when I red the new on Mackie's web site, but I guess they are going to keep supporting it and making replacements parts or service available for some time.

    Anyway, they sure must've had their reasons to do it, but that move had me reconsider any possible purchases of Mackie gear, I didn't find it a customer-savvy move to abruptly discontinue a product without saying anything before, I guess I'll head toward Radikal Technologies more than Mackie for a DAW controller...

    In the end digital technology moves on really fast, and we all have to deal with obsolescence, but I hope my next digital tool will last more than 4 months before getting discontinued :D :roll:

  6. Chance

    Chance Guest

    I Purchased my HDR at the 1999 winter NAMM
    ( Not Available Maybe in May ) show . True, MDR & SDR have been discontinued. The HDR has been flawless and their support has been second to none. They reciently upgraded, so you are not limited to small (32 gig ) hard drives, In view of this latest upgrade, tells me that there is still activity in the HDR arena.
  7. Malpasoman

    Malpasoman Active Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    I've been using an MDR 24/96 and it's worked like a champ so far. My next recorder will be a RADAR system.
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