Mackie HR824MK2 8-inch 2-Way High Resolution Powered Studio Monitor
About This Product
Back in the '90s, our HR Series studio reference monitors revolutionized studio monitoring. With their incredible sound quality and affordability, they earned a wide and loyal following, fast becoming the industry standard. It was through our innovation, and commitment to great sound, that we managed to redefine the studio monitor. With that same ingenuity at work, we've reinvented our HR Series to bring you the new studio standard: the HRmk2 High Resolution Active Studio Reference Monitors.
The HRmk2s surpass the legendary performance of the classic HRs to deliver even better sound quality, in a stunning new package. The precisely engineered contours of the cast aluminum Zero Edge Baffle minimize diffraction for a crystal clear image of your mix, and control sound waves so you get detailed lows, full, articulate mids, and shimmering high- whether you're on axis or off. Working in concert with the baffle's contours, the unique passive radiator design delivers astonishing bass extension that's super-tight and always distortion-free. Wide, even dispersion of all frequencies, as well as incredible depth of field, allow you to accurately hear your mix, transforming your studio's sweet spot into a full-on sweet zone. And the high-gloss piano black wood cabinet not only looks hot, but adds just enough warmth so your sound is true, not sterile.
The HRmk2s were created with High Definition audio in mind- with such unbelievable sound quality, there's little wonder why the HRmk2 Series was approved for THX pm3 compliance on its initial trial. THX pm3 Certification means that the HRmk2s have met the stringent standards set by THX Ltd.for outstanding performance, and that these monitors can be used with confidence by anyone seeking THX Certification for their studio, or striving to maintain THX standards.
Mackie thought of every last detail, from consistency in sound from one HRmk2 monitor to the next, to an aesthetic design that unifies the whole HRmk2 family. Building on - and evolving from - the classic HR monitors' legacy of excellence, HRmk2s deliver superior performance and design, making them a truly pro monitoring solution for today's studio.
Go on, go hear for yourself - visit your local Mackie dealer today.
Curves: Zero-Edge Baffle
The one-piece cast aluminum Zero Edge Baffle features precisely engineered curvature that minimizes diffraction for a crystal clear image of your mix, and effectively controls sound waves so you get detailed lows, full, articulate mids, and shimmering highs.
Lows: Passive Radiator
The passive radiator replaces the port found on most speaker systems. One primary advantage of a passive radiator is that it can reproduce low frequencies with lower distortion and at a higher sound pressure level (SPL) than a simple port or duct.
Power: Precision Amplification
The HRmk2 Series monitors contain separate onboard amplifiers for each driver, plus onboard active crossovers and time-correction circuitry, which helps ensure highs and lows reach your ears at the same time. The HRmk2s also have protection circuitry built in to protect from damaging input levels.
Wood: Cabinet Design
The HRmk2 monitors feature a wood cabinet, with custom internal bracing to increase its strength and rigidity in desired locations. To absorb internal reflections and dampen standing waves inside the cabinet, an open-cell adiabatic foam material is placed strategically inside the box.
Craftsmanship: Unparalleled Quality
We go to elaborate lengths to ensure each HRmk2 sounds as good as our experts intended. Each one we manufacture is subject to rigorous testing and pre-screening during the production process, then calibrated and tuned with an environmentally controlled test chamber before final packaging.
Indicate: Power and Overload LED
Our LED power indicator is a tasty shade of white and red for when things get pushed a little too hard. We took care to make sure the brightness is just right, too. The light shines bright enough so you can see it just fine in a well-lit room, and in a dark environment, it won’t distract or blind you.
Choice: Rotatable Logo
Due to their ultra-wide sweet zone, our HRmk2 monitors can be oriented vertically or horizontally, so we made our Mackie logo rotate-able. No matter which way you orient your HRmk2s, they’re always right-side up!
For Studios and Beyond
With their versatility and flexibility, the HRmk2 Series monitors are perfect for a wide variety of applications. Whether you need an ultra-accurate monitoring setup for your studio, or you want to add premium sound to your home theatre or gaming system, the THX pm3 approved HRmk2 Series delivers ultimate performance and sound quality that’s ideal for just about any room or setup. And because the HR624mk2 and HR824mk2 monitors share the same design, they function great together, making them optimal for surround systems.
Mackie HR824MK2 8" 2- Way High Resolution Powered Studio Monitor Features:
- High-resolution Active studio reference monitor
- Ultra-linear frequency response for accurate mix translation
- 8-inch high-precision, low-distortion LF transducer
- 1-inch titanium dome, ferrofluid cooled tweeter
- Optimized Waveguide for wide, even sweet zone
- Twin FR Series amps - 100W for LF / 40W for HF
- Cast aluminum Zero Edge Baffle minimizes diffraction
- Full internal damping eliminates midrange artifacts
- Onboard passive radiator extends bass response to 45Hz
- Acoustic Space, LF roll-off, and HF controls
- Balanced XLR, TRS, and unbalanced RCA inputs
- OmniMount ready for easy wall/ceiling placement
- THX pm3 certified for surround sound applications
- Perfect for High-Definition audio, cinema and gaming systems
Mackie HR824mk2 SpecificationsEnclosure:
Materials and Construction:
3⁄4-inch (19 mm) thick MDF cabinet construction with internal bracing to add to cabinet stiffness.
Piano-black gloss ﬁnish.
Die-cast aluminum exponential wave guide for controlled, wide dispersion from high-frequency driver and Zero Edge Bafﬂe to minimize diffraction around the cabinet edges.
Open cell adiabatic “foam ﬁll” acoustical damping material absorbs internal reﬂections, preventing delayed sound coloration.
Flush-mount connector system allows monitor to be placed against a wall without need for connector clearance.
Diameter: 8.75 inches (222mm)
Sensitivity (2.83V, 1 m): 91 dB SPL
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter: 1.6 inches (40 mm)
Frame: Die-cast magnesium
Fully shielded: Ferrite opposing magnet
High-frequency driver: Sensitivity (2.83V, 1m): 91 dB SPL
Nominal Impedance: 6 Ω
Power Handling (Long Term/Program):20/50 watts
Frequency Range: 1.6 kHz to 22 kHz
Diaphragm/Suspension: Titanium with polymer suspension
Voice Coil Diameter: 1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bucking Magnet: Ferrite opposing magnet
Passive Radiator: 6-inch x 12-inch (152mm x 305mm) mass-loaded elliptical ﬂat piston with variable thickness ﬁlleted edge rubber surround.
Modiﬁed Linkwitz-Riley, 24 dB/octave @ 1900 Hz
Low-frequency power ampliﬁer:
Rated Power (at 1 kHz with 1% THD): 150 watts
Rated Load Impedance: 4 ohms
Burst Power Output: 350 watts
Rated THD (1W to –1 dB of rated power): 0.1 %
Slew Rate: 35V/µS
Distortion (THD, SMPTE IMD, DIM 100): < 0.035%
Signal-to-Noise (20Hz-20kHz, unweighted, referenced to 150W into 4!):> 102 dB
Design: Class AB
Input Type:Balanced Differential (XLR and 1/4" TRS),Unbalanced (RCA)
Input Impedance: 20 kΩ Balanced,10 kΩ Unbalanced
Input Protection: RFI and Level Protected
Maximum Input Level: +20 dBu
Low Frequency Filter:
–3 dB @ 37 Hz, 2nd-order transitional high-pass ﬁlter
–3 dB @ 47 Hz, 4th-order Chebyshev high-pass ﬁlter
–3 dB @ 80 Hz, 4th-order Butterworth high-pass ﬁlter
HF Equalization: ±2 dB @ 10 kHz, shelving
A position:–4 dB @ 50 Hz, shelving
B position: –2 dB @ 50 Hz, shelving
C position: Flat
Compressor: Independent high and low frequency overload detection
Low Line Voltage Shut Down: 60% of Nominal Line
Thermal Protection: Ampliﬁer Shut-Down, Auto Reset
Muting: 5 seconds at turn-on
Driver Protection: Independent LF and HF Detection
(1) Mackie HR824MK2 8" 2- Way High Resolution Powered Studio Monitor
(1) Class I Detachable Power Cord
(1) Owner's Manual