Product Comparison: Mackie HR-824 vs Mackie HR-824MK2


General Specifications
Brand
Mackie
Mackie
Model
HR-824
HR-824MK2
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
Clarity, broad stereo imaging, ruler-flat response, and extended low-frequency range have made the HR824 one of the most loved and trusted near-field monitors of all time.
Back in the ’90s, our HR Series studio reference monitors revolutionized studio monitoring. With their incredible sound quality and affordability, they earned a wide and loyal following, fast becoming the industry standard.
Key Specs
Type
Active
Active
Number Of Speakers
1
1
Output Power
135 W
250 W
Driver Configuration
8.75" woofer, 1" tweeter
1" tweeter, 8.75" woofer
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Mackie HR-824 Active Studio Monitor (Single)
  • I have had a pair of these since the second year of production in 1998. So they have been going strong for 18 years now!
  • These are awesome monitors! Highly recommend to use.
  • First, I was quite impressed with how loud and how much low end extension they had.
  • The bass response is solid and they have a great sweet spot.
  • I would not have them as a single pair due to the slightly retracted mid zone.
Size & Weight
Height
15.75 in.
16.8 in.
Width
10 in.
10.8 in.
Depth
12.2 in.
13.8 in.
Weight
33.6 lbs.
34.6 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Mackie HR-824 Active Studio Monitor (Single)
  • Their size perfectly fits in all my apartments in which I moved with them.
  • I have these setup in a very small home studio and they sound great in close quarters and even better in larger rooms.
  • For their age they look very tiny so that's why I fall in love with them with first look.
  • Surprised that in compare with newer model of 824 they are look more stylish and amaze with their size.
  • Quality of sound when look down into the 20s with tight base of monitors not seen in other, especially at this size.
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
39 Hz
37 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
Input Impendance
20 kOhm
20 kOhm
Sensitivity
120 dB
111 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
Mackie HR-824 Active Studio Monitor (Single)
  • They get their great flat response curve ( +/_ 1 db ) with a great low end using an "artificial/virtual sound chamber" using the active plate behind an open woofer.
  • Perfectly balanced sound in a very high quality, sturdy build.
  • These monitors offer amazing low end punch and response.
  • What I think is lacking in the sound is the mids zone that I feel is very shy.
  • First when I got them I was disappointed. They had lots of bass but it wasn't as tight and defined.
Features
Color
Black
Black
Enclosure Material
MDF
MDF
Cabinet Type
Closed
Closed
Interfaces
Unbalanced RCA, Balanced TRS, Phones
XLR, TRS, RCA
Magnetic Shielding
Yes
Yes
Controls
Power ON / OFF, Power mode, Input Sensitivity, Acoustic Space, Low freq / High freq
Sensitivity, Acoustic Space, Low freq / High freq, Power mode
Extras
Internal H-brace for extra rigidity, Servo-loop architecture for improved low-frequency overload detection, Home Theater surround sound
OmniMount for easy wall or ceiling placement, Internal damping eliminates midrange artifacts, Optimized waveguide for wide, even tone
What customers say about "Features"
Mackie HR-824 Active Studio Monitor (Single)
  • They are smoother than most other monitors in the same class, and a lot better than similarly priced consumer stereo equipment.
  • No need to think about how to put them in the room so that the bass reflex does not buzz, because it is not there, instead of it the passive radiator is Mackie's ingenious invention.
  • Often times low end sounds mushy or it overloads home stereos.
  • Monitors are absolutely not suitable as home acoustics, too wide dynamics and too dry sound, not for this they were made.
  • One thing that has kept me from giving it the highest rating is that they are MDF boxes.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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