The Mackie HR series all come with XLR, 1/4inch, and RCA inputs. That combined with the on-board amps make them a force to envy. But then throw in THX certification, individually tested frequency response graphs, and closely matching pairing you get an exceptional value from them.
The HR624's can easily find a home in a "pro studio" as near-field monitors and will excell in the home studio as well.
I must stress, and will again, if you want to be serious you must have a sub if you intend to use the HR624's as your primary monitors.
The HR624's stereo field is entirely dependent on your placement and your mixing environment. Mackie has, fortunately, incorporated a few switches that can alter your treble response, a low cut, and also a room size adjustment. (just leave the room switch at normal and pay attention to the diagrams printed on the back of the monitors, trust me) Otherwise, if you have your equipment set up properly, the stereo image of the HR624's is quite good.
"Are the dynamics respected?..." That is a very interesting question. The Mackie HR series monitors get alot of flac from many different people, beginners, intermediates, and pros. I personally would vouch for the HR series monitors any day. One of the biggest issues with these is that people don't know how to set them up properly and they often adjust the bass cut and treble adjusting switches to the absolute innapropriate settings. These monitors have a learning curve. You MUST run through a couple of mixes and then evaluate how they translate to other systems, make some adjustments even if it doesn't sound necessary, adjust your settings again.... repeat process until you've got them dialed in for your space.
Yet again, I must encourage you to get a good sub. Preferably one that allows you to adjust the low-pass frequency cut-off. Use the included frequency response graphs that came with the monitors, choose an appropriate point for your sub to come into play, and then adjust your relative volumes accordingly. I will not explain this any more than that, you really ought to know or be able the "hear" these things already, or pay someone to do it for you.
That being said, do you really expect a 6inch woofer to thump? Of course not. But, you've probably noticed that the HR624's are pretty darn good from about 75-80Hz up.
The Mackie HR624 monitors are a well balanced, THX certified, and affordable choice for the home studio user. The HR624's are very nearly pro quality and honestly for certain applications exceed the performance of some other small near-field monitors that have garnered tons of praise amongst home studio users and pros alike. The Yamaha NS-10's come to mind, the HR624's have got them beat.Period.
For the price, under 1000$(us) a pair you simply will NOT find a better set of monitors. I honestly wouldn't even suggest buying the HR624's bigger brother the HR824's. Just keep in mind that having a good sub is absolutely necessary if you intend on doing serious work. Which, in my opinion, makes the slightly extended low frequency response of the HR824's a moot point.
High end clarity is really good, where you'll need some reinforcement is the low frequencies, 60Hz and below, hence the need for a good sub.
Yamaha, Event, Genelec, etc. all make very high quality monitors. However, when you balance the price vs. what you get with the Mackie's it really becomes a no brainer. Mackie has really stepped up the game with the HR series and you should be very satified with the product.
The Mackie HR 624's are a set of active studio monitors. These are essentially and a smaller and less expensive version of the ever popular Mackie HR 824's. These are monitors that can be used across the board, and will mostly be seen in home studios as I'd say that they are best suited in this sort of environment. They are powered monitors, so they won't require an external power amplifier which is always nice. They've got room tuning options that include high and low band EQ's and a low end roll off at 80 Hz as well. This is great especially considering that a lot of home studio owners will be using these in less than ideal acoustical environments.
The sound of the Mackie HR 624's is nice and full, especially considering the size of these monitors. They're not too big but they definitely give off a big sound that I've found to be pretty accurate. It's got a nice amount of low end presence for smaller speakers, but isn't going to match that on the HR 824's, which would be the next step up from these. I haven't used these in critical mixing situations as I've really only used them for listening back, but judging from using them like this, I think they could handle some mixing in a home studio setting, although they wouldn't be ideal for this sort of use.
The Mackie HR 624's are the perfect little studio monitors for the home studio owner who is just get started with building their studio. There are of course tons of monitors out there that sound better and are more precise, but at the price you can get these for, you won't a plethora on the same level. It's been a little while since the Mackie HR 624's fist came out, so finding these at a pretty cheap price shouldn't be too hard, and if you can do so I'd definitely give them a shot in a smaller home studio setting.
Not to sure what to say here. There are some settings you can change based on your accustic enviornment but I have not played with them too much. They have XLR, 1/4 inch, and RCA inputs.
Price paid: $950 (pr)
The sound is AMAZING!!! The highs are sooo crisp and for a 6 inch woofer there is a great frequency range. The stereo imaging is what really impressed me, the kick sounds like its coming straight out of my computer screen and anything that is stereo delayed or panned is swirling around my head. I also listened to the Event 20/20's and for $300 more you are getting 10 times better speakers. Basically, when you start these babies up, the air starts moving around you!
I absolutely LOVE these speakers, like only a man can love an inanimate object.
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 5-, 2002)