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

matt at tinysongs.com matt at tinysongs.com
Thu May 12 14:28:58 EDT 2005


>> 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.

I agree here.  What I meant to say is that the Events are comparable when
considering usability over time.  I think all monitors have thier quirks and
you have to know your speakers and how they sound.


More information about the Linux-audio-user mailing list