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

Greg Wilder greg at gregwilder.com
Fri May 13 08:42:06 EDT 2005

I own 6 Mackies. (2x624s and 4x824s)  I haven't had a lick of trouble
with any of them.  What the heck are you guys doing to yours - listening
to them underwater?  ;-)


On Thu, 2005-05-12 at 13:27 -0400, Paul Winkler wrote:
> 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.

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