A really big improvement from the original HR624, a lot tighter bottom and clearer mids. The adjustment options make it easier than ever to get the monitors tuned to your room. Add some stands or isolation and you're good to go!
There are days when I miss mine ...
The Mackie HR624mk2 completed my first real near field/mid field monitor setup. Unlike each superceding monitor I've purchased, the Mackie's didn't need the same kind of break in time. It was a curiosity, they did eventually "ease into themselves" or I should say, "ease up on me". They always sounded fantastic !
There IS a certain inherent "color" to these units. But, it could be argued who wants to really listen to a speaker that is super flat, super cold and not inspiring for hours on end ? I know don't : ) They're fun, while still critical and detailed. The color part about these speakers is tastefully applicable. It doesn't get in your way or take you way off base when you've gone down to the car or to the mastering house to mix check. They'll keep you in the game. From my experience, the 624's make excellent near-fields and pretty good mid-fields. I'm sure the 824s (which appear beastly) are more suited for mid-field work. Those possess that "Unfolding mid-range" much like the HS8's, but with more detail and music in the basement. Curious, Mackie points out that the 624's mid range driver are actually just under 7". Whereas the 824's are almost 9 inches !! That ... is a big boy. Don't worry ... the 624's can still crank... very much so. Trust me. At 140 watts/channel, there is no shortage of power issues.
I gave these 4 stars because sometimes the tweeter is a little overly-persistent. But thats why we take ear breaks, yeah ? The trade off: 2 - 5k range is right. there. but smooth enough to cut what you need to cut.
I had one of my older 624 go bad after 16 yrs and dcided to get them again so i only bought one to replace the broken one til i could get money to replace the other. Dont get me wrong these speakers are awesome! Down fall is i guess after 16 years i was kinda expecting a huge difference btween the old and new. To be honest there wasnt much if any difference. Very satisfied customer tho
Very accurate you can now mix and master with ease you can hear everything
Probably the best purchase I've made in a long time! The Mackie speakers let you hear every part of your mix clearly and that's what I've been searching for. I think I can take my production to another level at this point! Thanks Mackie and Thanks to sweetwater! Great product!
The Mackie HR624mk2
Extremely Happy with these monitors. Like the advertisement states, "You simply can't go wrong with these Pro-Caliber monitors." They have a very accurate and natural frequency response. Perfect for my smaller studio. They are terrific. Thanks for the quick delivery.
One Word... Awesome
Im a sound engineer and I`ve been looking for a studio monitors that suit me best I listen to everything genelecs, yamaha, m-audio, krk, and narrowed my options to adam a7x and mackie hr 624 mkII. My bet, mackie won they are simply amazing and its really easy to make them sound great in any room because of their acoustic space adjustment.
very happy with these in a home stereo setup
These sound just great in my home living room system. I've had electrostatics, BWs, Rogers, Maggies - these are more accurate (and thus less fatiguing) than any speakers I have had. They also play much louder and cleaner. Plus, the amps are included, saving real money. The looks are fine for a living room as well.
The Mackie HR624mk2
I'm an Audio Arts and Acoustics major at Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in Audio Design and Production. These were the first monitors I ever owned. At the school we have listened to Genelecs, other Mackies, and what not. I don't know how I was ever able to do my assignments before. If you sit in an equilateral triangle in relation to the mackies with your ear between the driver and tweeter, you get the best sound there. For the price, it's really fantastic. If you have the money for the upgrade to the 824, do it. If not, you won't be disappointed.
I build my new studio for mixing one years ago. The monitor bored me much,Genlec 1030,1031,8040,danyaudio,adam audio s2a...many some of them put it at my living room is very good, for example adam, But I can't use them to work, I have very used the sound of genelec 1031, I use it for mixing over 8 yesrs, But I have better choice now, Mackie 624 mk2, It sounds better than mk1, a little bit lack at HF of mk1. Mk2 is very good at 16-21K and leave the very good LF of mk1.
The best monitor I have ever used!!
I was looking for a compact professional monitor for my new studio - finally got a great room and needed a suitable classy monitor. Tried many different ones from Genelec, Dyn and even K+H..... But these simply blew me away. The fact that they are way less expensive than the competition is simply a bonus.... Cannot recommend them more!!