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Mackie HRS120 Active Studio Subwoofer Speaker
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This Mackie 12", 500W active subwoofer monitor offers fast, precise low-frequency reproduction and flexible monitoring and control. Instead of boomy ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Designed to work perfectly with the HR624.
This Mackie 12", 500W active subwoofer monitor offers fast, precise low-frequency reproduction and flexible monitoring and control. Instead of boomy home theater bass, the HRS120 provides extremely accurate low end. Response is flat down 21Hz and just 3dB down at 19Hz. In short, it clearly kicks serious bass butt. Control options include variable crossover point, THX high-pass defeat, AC-3 elliptical filter, and the ability to control additional slave subwoofers, or bypass the HRS120 entirely via footswitch. Incorporates a downward-firing 12" servo-coupled transducer and supplementary front-firing 12" passive transducer driven by a 500W FR Series amplifier.
- Fast, precise low-frequency reproduction and flexible monitoring and control
- Downward-firing 12" servo-coupled transducer
- Supplementary front-firing 12" passive transducer
- 500W FR Series amplifier
- Control options include:
- Variable crossover point
- THX high-pass defeat
- AC-3 elliptical filter
- Control additional slave subwoofers or bypass the HRS120 entirely via footswitch
- Provides extremely accurate low end
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Years ago, (like 1978) stumbled into a fellas home that was running yamaha studio monitors in his living room. Been seeking that sound since. Finally a pair of 824's along with the HRS 120, and people smile as I did back in 78 listening to the Beatles..Awsome sound in the home that kicks but....
It costs many thousands of dollars to create an "ideal" studio monitoring environment. Finding and hiring a real acoustician that has studio-design experience is difficult, time-consuming and expensive. If you want to create a nearly ideal monitoring set-up for critical applications, (mixing or audiophile listening) the cheapest, easiest, fastest, most fool-proof method is to use great headphones for critical high-frequency accuracy, combined with a dedicated subwoofer for for visceral low-frequency impact. Several listeners in a room (like a band listening to mixes) can all hear a virtually "perfect" monitor, and if they are anywhere near this subwoofer, they can also "feel" the bass.If you do not need superb accuracy below 60 or 70 cycles, then you can get by just fine with a lower cost sub. However, if you want the linear accuracy to extend to 30 Hz or below, this Mackie sub is one of the best and most cost-effective subs we have ever seen or heard. It is nearly ruler-flat from 120 Hz down to 20 cycles. It is self powered so you do not need to buy expensive crossovers or spend time engineering the amp / EQ system. It can control other speakers and subs in a master / Slave system. It is designed to make "tweaking" your system fast and easy.This sub can be the foundation of a nearly perfect, yet very powerful listening experience, either for personal audiophile listening or critical studio mixing applications. In other words: Buy this and some great headphones plus a fine audio-headphone amplifier. You can avoid the cost of an acoustician, architect and construction crew, yet create the most amazingly accurate listening environment possible for less than three thousand dollars. Using this sub, in conjunction with good stereo monitors insures that you can also thrill studio clients with impressive visceral bass, regardless of imperfect room acoustics. Let your headphones be the "perfect" virtual room for critical monitoring and stereo imaging. Let your room be the "boom box" without spending a fortune on acoustic treatments.If you just want shear volume and have a large room, this is not the sub you want. If you want superb controllable accuracy in a normal-sized room, this is one of the best and a great value.
I labored over the decision of buying this sub for a very long time and I could not be happier now that I own it. The lows are low and articulate. When paired with the 824's the synergy is incredible with the sub taking some of the low end work from the monitors allowing for an even cleaner sound. Don't ride the fence on this one like I did. If you are serious about your sound then this is the perfect compliment.
I guess i am just spoiled. If you want a really thumpin good sub invest in the 650-P by Meyer sound. It has 2 18' drivers and it is just spectacular.
I coupled it with my HR824s and couldn't be happier with the result! It makes my 824s sound better by taking some of the work load off of them. My mixes have more depth and accuracy.