Mackie Introduces New Studio Monitors

Mackie has introduced the XR Series, a new line of professional studio monitors comprised of two models — the 8-inch XR824 and 6.5-inch XR624.

Drawing from Mackie HR Series monitors, XR monitors feature a logarithmic waveguide, a high-output 160-watt power amplifier and premium transducers including a Kevlar LF driver.

The monitors also feature Mackie’s new ELP Bass Reflex System which utilizes an extended-length, internally curved port to reportedly improve bass response and output capability.

The XR Series Studio Monitors can be sonically optimized to the specific mix environment, featuring user-controllable acoustic space tuning controls. There are three different acoustic space settings that adjust for monitor placements close to walls and in corners.

Both high- and low-frequency EQ controls are available for final sonic adjustment to the mixing space. Other features include an eco-friendly, auto on/off functionality that senses when a signal is present and turns that monitor on or off. Each monitor also has acoustic isolation pads.

The monitors will be available in November.

You might also like...

Microphones: Part 3 - Human Auditory System

To get the best out of a microphone it is important to understand how it differs from the human ear.

Digital Audio: Part 13 - Disk-based Audio

The random-access characteristic of the disk drive made it attractive for audio editing purposes and when drive prices fell as computers became popular the attraction was even stronger.

Digital Audio: Part 12 - Sampling Rate Conversion

In real systems the issue of sampling rate conversion arises frequently but fortunately there are plenty of solutions.

Microphones: Part 2 - Design Principles

Successful microphones have been built working on a number of different principles. Those ideas will be looked at here.

Digital Audio: Part 11 - Digital Dither

It should constantly be borne in mind that although digital audio is a form of data, those data represent an audio waveform and there are therefore some constraints on what can and cannot be done to the data without causing…