Mackie XR824

Active Near Field Monitor

  • 8" Woofer with 100 W power
  • 1" Tweeter with 60 W power
  • The internally braced housing offers greater rigidity to reduce distortion and for clear playback
  • Frequency range: 36 - 22,000 Hz
  • Balanced XLR and jack inputs
  • Grained wood finish
  • Colour: Black

Further information

Speaker size 1x 8"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 160 W
Magnetic Shielding No
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) No
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction No

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Top monitor pair under ¤1.000

Cebit, 26.07.2018
I recently bought a pair of XR-824s for my home studio, for mixing mainly, and lightweight finalization (mastering) of my own tracks and collaborations with other artists. I couldn't be more satisfied, Mackie have delivered once again.

Bass response is extended and controlled. Vocals, guitars, and synths sound crystal clear and well-placed in the stereo field. These speakers are almost transparent in the mid-range to my ears, which renders mixing easy and swift. Transients in the upper mid and high-frequency band are served quickly without causing any fatigue for a considerable extent, at least compared to my Adam A7Xs.

I prefer mixing with the XR-824s instead of the Adams, for me the former employ better a balance between clarity and warmth. The A7Xs might sound more flat to some people, but that doesn't mean that the Mackies are not suited for subtle or surgical moves that require accuracy.

Build quality is excellent overall, and difficult to beat at this price range. I wish they had placed an easy to reach on-off switch or button at the front, although I can understand why they opted for a minimal front face look instead. The speakers look, feel and sound amazing. Let these babies burn-in and after a few days of getting used to them, you'll forget they are even there, especially if you plan to upgrade from a budget model.

Once again, kudos to Mackie R&D.

Pros: Premium looks, amazing sound, more than fair price.
Cons: Lack of front facing on-off switch, which can be remedied by the auto turn on-off feature in some situations.

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Different speakers sound different to different ears and rooms. The XR-824's response and clarity might be the best fit for my ears and work-space, and may not sound exactly the same to you. To be sure, give them a try before buying them if possible, at your local demo room.
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Better than the price suggests

S.Merk, 04.05.2017
Depending on what you need Nahfeldmonitore, you can spend a lot or little money. The Mackie XR824 do an exceptionally good job for their price.

The delivery is well equipped with adjustable foam pads and adhesive feet, XLR and jack are available as inputs. Toggle switches allow you to select functions such as standby, wall position or room corner. Mackie calls this the Acoustic Space. Furthermore, the frequency response can be cut down to 80 Hz. You can either simulate smaller speakers or use them in combination with a subwoofer. However, this is probably not necessary with the wide frequency response, especially for subwoofers acoustically rather smaller satellites. I would therefore rather call them midfield monitors.

The well-drawn and neutral sound character pleases, as well as the good depth graduation and a high sound pressure they deliver. Detached, they like me better, near the wall, the filter works, but does not satisfy me completely. This is probably due to the fact that depending on the generated sound pressure of the bass reflex channel fills with more or less pressure. So they are quiet then almost bass poor, louder, however, it is then again. If I could complain about something it is an audible background noise, which is however tolerable for me in relation to the offered achievement at this price. Although I am in principle rather sensitive, but know my psychoacoustic listening behavior and so bothers me not further. At room volume, it is not significant, as it drowns out the noise of the recordings. Nevertheless, it should be warned at this point, who can not hide the acoustically for himself, should take more expensive speakers with PWM amplifier (example: Dynaudio LYD-8 or LYD-48).

The speakers have analog amplifiers and this analog technology has its pitfalls. Therefore, both speakers apparently have different behaviors regarding the automatic shutdown. The right one obviously needs more time than the left one and thus switches off later. I have to get to the bottom of it again, but this feature bothers me a little. Nevertheless, both sound similar and probably require no selection, if there are series variations, I can not judge with two monitors unfortunately. Haptic and sound are both similar, but I have to check the serial numbers.

Conclusion: For this course, you will probably get hardly better speakers that offer a similar full frequency response and a neutral sound tuning, which can easily accommodate more expensive models. Of course it is not possible to rule out anything, but personally the XR824 convinced me. However, of course, I know that everyone hears differently and thus has other Präpherenzen, so they certainly do not like everyone. For my applications, however, they are sufficient and deliver a surprisingly good performance.
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