Mackie HR824 by guitarz
I have bought my Mackies HR-824 in 1998. They were having great reviews and after comparing them to all the same priced speakers from KRK, Dynaudio, Genelec I definetly thought they were a good bang for the buck.
They came in two well packaged boxes and they are quite heavy for their size. 32.5 lb. (14.77 kg)
They offered 150 watts for the low freq 8,75" driver and 100 watts for the high frequency 1" viscous edge-damped aluminum dome.
They play very loud and most of all they handle transients really well.
These monitors also go down very low thanks to a passive radiator. The claim is -3 dB @ 37Hz and its a fact that I never needed any sub to go with them in my small 13 square meter room.
It has adjustments for placement in the room, corner, wall or free standing and also +/-2 db at 10khz Shelving.
What I think is lacking in the sound is the mids zone that I feel is very shy. I have to resort to my Yamaha NS10m to check vocal levels and critical EQ in the mid band. Other then that it sounds incredible, powerfull and definetly has a wow factor for the clients when they hear them play loud.
I would not have them as a single pair due to the slightly retracted mid zone. The bass has quite some oompf to it, but same may argue as to the reality and tightness of this sound. I have became quite used to like it anyway.