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Mackie MR Series

Active Monitors
Published March 2018
By Paul White

Mackie MR Series (left-right): MR524, MR624 and the MR824, with the MRS10 sub (far right).Mackie MR Series (left-right): MR524, MR624 and the MR824, with the MRS10 sub (far right).

With Mackie’s experience in making monitors, it’s no surprise that their affordable new range punches above its weight.

Mackie have reinvented their monitor range several times since the original HR824 was released way back in 1997. In 2008, the company launched a more attractively priced MR range of speakers (see SOS July 2008 review), following it up in 2011 with a MkII range (reviewed SOS October 2011) and now, as reviewed here, a third iteration.

This new MR line is distinguished by a much more stylised external profile than previous models, though there’s more to the baffle shape than cosmetics — the baffles incorporate Mackie’s logarithmic waveguide,...

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Published March 2018