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Anybody use the little Mackie monitors?


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Rebuilding my recording system little by little and looking at some compact but nice monitors. I used to run the HR824s when I was doing mixing and mastering for others (as well as my own for releases), but don't have the need for that much at this point.

I've been reading a lot about the little Mackie MR5's and pretty much everyone raves about their bottom end and overall quality. Anyone here with some personal experience?

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You really need to work out which sets are in your budget, and test them out at a guitar center or somewhere. Take some music you know really well, and it'll become apparent which pair are for you.

I tested out the KRK RP5 and KRK RP6s, and the smaller cheaper 5s were hugely better for the style I'm in.

As a recommendation, which you aren't asking for really, the KRKs have the biggest credibility from what I've read, but it has to be a personal choice from testing I'm afraid.
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2 of my housemates monitor on MR5s. Fantastic monitors for the price i have to say. I'm looking at upgrading my current monitoring to B&W speakers, but if I were looking at this end of the price spectrum, the MR5s would be right up there.
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More a matter of space than budget really. I've mixed heavily on the big Mackies, KRK's, and several others so I have a good idea of the tonal qualities and coloring of most of the larger near fields, just was interested if anyone had personal experience/recommendation on the little guys.

Thanks for the notes!
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