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Mackie HR824 pair from 2001, one speaker not as clear sounding

Postby turbotuff » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:33 pm

Well I bought a pair of original HR824s from 2001 for $320 USD. Unfortunately, one of the monitors is definitely clearer sounding than the other, only noticeable when switching between the two. The one sounds nice and natural when playing on its own, while the other sounds a little muffled/cloudy in the mid-range.

Anywhere you guys think I should start to look? Are there crossover capacitors that wear out over time? Overall the speakers are in really nice shape otherwise, so I'd like to get them back up to spec and sounding even to each other.

Thanks!
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Re: Mackie HR824 pair from 2001, one speaker not as clear sounding

Postby James Perrett » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:53 pm

Have you checked the switch settings on the back are the same? It may also be worth moving the switches back and forth a bit in case the contacts have become dirty.
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Re: Mackie HR824 pair from 2001, one speaker not as clear sounding

Postby turbotuff » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:49 am

Yes the switch settings are the same.
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Re: Mackie HR824 pair from 2001, one speaker not as clear sounding

Postby turbotuff » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:47 pm

So I just determined it is the tweeter itself that is bad. Does anyone have one available?
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