[linux-audio-user] Re: New hardware choice

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Thu May 12 13:27:02 EDT 2005

On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 12:33:16PM -0400, matt at tinysongs.com wrote:
> are the event TR8XL speakers.  Incredible.  They sound comparable to the
> Mackies or NS10s.  I've done direct comparisons.

That's a bit confusing, as the Mackie monitors I've heard
(624 and 824) sound nothing at all like the old Yamaha NS10s. 
The Mackies have good bass extension and a reasonably accurate
midrange.  The Yamahas had no bass extension and a strongly exaggerated
midrange. <rant>It's a good thing Yamaha finally discontinued the NS10 or
people would probably still be buying the horrible things.</rant>

I did kinda like the older Event 20/20p for the price, I
haven't heard the new models but historically they've made some nice 
bang-for-the-buck systems.  The only thing I didn't like about the 
20/20 compared to the Mackie 624 was a hint of "plastic"-sounding 
resonance in the midbass, and a very slightly harsh treble that might 
be annoying after a long day of mixing.  But I could certainly get work 
done on it, and the price is/was a heck of a lot lower.


Paul Winkler

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