Mackie HR824 mk2 vs Event Studio Precision 8

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by Plus, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Plus

    Plus Guest

    Hey I was wondering if I could get as much feed back as I can from you guys about the monitors. I have read great things about both of them, but was wondering if anybody has an opinion on either or?
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I hate both of those.

    I love KRK's & JBL's. I can record and mix on those. Those others are just uninspiring and confusing sounding. Nothing that anybody else can relate to. Not real sounding. Phony. Doesn't kick ass. Do you want to know how I really feel?

    JBL/KRK user/abuser
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. Plus

    Plus Guest

    Uhhhhhhhhh I think you summed up your feelings thanks,lol..
  4. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    both are nice.

    go to a store and A/B them both, see (hear) for yourself which you prefer.
  5. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    I'll stand with Remy here, the Mackies, and Events both have hyped low mids, which makes for a bad translation.

    I'm using JBL6328s in my surround room, and JBL6325s in my small room.

    KRKs are a very decent low budget/entry option.
  6. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Never liked Mackie or KRK or Event. Like Remy, I've used, own and loved JBL for many years. But then I also love my Genelec 1031's which is now very popular to bash.
  7. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    Bash Genelec 1031's? What? those are wicked monitors. I had many great nights mixing on those! I had the old Mackie HR824's for a bout 3 months, I have to say I did not like them. The low end was mud, very hard to mix with. I mixed once on the events orignal line, they had a terrible mid range boast, it hurt my ears after a while. I would have to say based on the previous models, no to both.

    Dynaudio, KRK, hell NS-10's part 2 lots of options.
  8. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Everyone's ears and preferences are different.... I've been using a pair of original series 824's, I get consistantly good translation from them. Never listened to the Events, I bought the 824's used at a remarkable price from a friend ;) No regrets.
  9. Gib

    Gib Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
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    I also currently own the older 824's. I bought them fresh out of school years and years back on a reccomendation and didnt really put a whole lot of research into them b4 i bought them (used to believe opionions back then, now I actually have experience lol). IMO, they are alright. They are much worse then some, and much better than others. Whatever you get, youll have to really learn them. The people above that hate them are prob used to other higher quality speakers, and trying out the Mackies after what they are used to would be a huge change. The over accentuated low mids statement above is true as well imo. But these like all monitors sound different in different rooms. And they have switches in the back to help tailor them to what you may need.

    I have learned to use these speakers, and very well if I may add, but if I had more money I would gladly sell them for something else.. . Anyone Wanna Trade? rofl (jsk kdn) For the price, and the fact that they are active they may work for you. But so will any monitor if you learn how to compensate for its deficiencies, and learn the room you are mixing in.

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