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Mackie MR8mk3 8" Powered Studio Monitor Reviews

5.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
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  • from long beach calif September 5, 2016Music Background:
    studio mixing and dj

    play what you like

    I have had these for over a year now and they still amaze my ears sometimes scare me, sounds just pop out. I play all kinds of music (no rap sorry ) it all sounds. I run a project phono amp and a carver preamp and many different cartridges and a technics sl1200 tt. I play lots of dancetechno and I drive them hard ib my livingroom. Anyway I love them and highly recomend a pair, they need floor stands, have fun.....mph

  • from Tampa March 10, 2016Music Background:
    B.M. Music Performance, cellist

    Falling in love with music again.

    I've had experience with the Mackie HR series monitors while I was in school and always loved them, sadly the price tag has remained outside my means. I've also worked with the Thump series at festivals. The MR series are the first studio series Mackie's made in my budget and at least to my ears, sounds virtually identical to the HR series.

    I purchased the MR8's and a MR10s and my wife said, "They're making me fall in love with music again." My studio is only 10X12 and I probably could have gone with a smaller monitor for the space, but playing electric cello is pretty intense on the low end for monitors. I'm running them set at unity across at the speaker and mixer with the cross-over at around 100 hz. I'm still pulling my cello and backing tracks down to at least 2/3 of unity to not blow out my ears. The speakers don't even notice. Not a chirp or a bit of distortion.

  • from Covington Indiana January 21, 2017Music Background:
    Previous Studio Owner.

    Can't beat them for the money

    I used to own a studio, open to the public, and had to close it down. I really missed my old studio monitors, but because of lack of space I was unable to hook them back up. I looked at several options, and since I wasn't in business anymore, I couldn't afford the price tag on the Mackie HR series speakers, (I wish I could)
    I did some research, and came across The Mackie MR series, took a chance and ordered a set of MR8s. Under my conditions, (Small Room, with poor acoustics) I thought that lack of bass response would be the problem. When I hooked them up, I found just the opposite to be true. The bass response was excessive. I'm not blaming that on the speakers, I'm blaming that on the room conditions. What I found was as I increased the distance between the speakers and the wall behind them, they began to level off, and the excessive bass decreased. When I had reached the limitation that the room allowed, for distance from the rear wall, it was close, but still a little bass heavy.
    I was visiting a friend of mine, that was running a studio, and noticed that he was using the Mackie HR8s, and had them setting on pads, of acoustic foam, isolators, made by Auralex. I ordered a set, and problem solved. The problem was not the speakers, it was the room conditions and the acoustics. Don't get me wrong, if you have the money to take advantage of the Mackie HR series, that's what I would suggest. However if you can't, the MR series is a great choice. If you have a big room, the HR series has a huge advantage. If you have a small room like I do, the MR series will fit the bill. I close monitor at about 85 DB.

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