Mackie HR824MK2 Active Studio Monitor
Although it may not be the most accurate monitor among the top performers, the HR824mk2 has proven itself to be eminently usable, and when properly placed and adjusted, has helped to create mixes that are well balanced and sound great on any system, large or small. As for HR824mk2, it's a follow-up to the successful HR824, and has generally smoothed out some of the harshness of its previous incarnation. With a massive 8.75" woofer, subwoofers need not apply unless you're mixing the most bass-heavy hip-hop or house. Great fine-tuning options abound on the rear panel, with XLR, TRS, and RCA phono inputs, as well as an input gain control knob, and a button on the front to control the power when the monitors are in On or Auto On modes. A handy LF switch can roll off some of the low-end, which helps in rooms that acoustically can't handle very low frequencies.