Mackie MR624 or other desk monitors

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  1. Rym

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    Hello all,

    I am looking for some decent active monitors for my desk. I’ve heard good things about te JBL LSR305 and Mackie MR624. Are these good choices or are there better ones for the money?

    Thanks!
     
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    I have the JBL lsr305s and Mackie mr6 mk3s. The Mackies I have are the previous version to the ones you ask about

    They are both very good sets of speakers but I cannot imagine a desktop where the Mackies would be comfortable, they are big sounding physically big speakers.

    What application do you intend using them and how big is your area
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    The desk I have is 170cm wide and 80cm deep. I currently have the creative t40 speakers and was massively disappointed
     
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    Sorry, I meant also how big is your room
     
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    Well at least anything you buy will be an improvement.
     
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    I don’t know sorry I’d have to measure but I think the study is about 12ft by 12ft
     
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    .... Obviously if you are just listening just at your desk room size is unimportant but if you've a bigger room the bigger monitor gives more listening ootions
     
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    12x12 - imo both would work fine, but if I could I would go with the mackies
     
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    im planning to get a pair of mackie mr524s for desk, i think they will be adequate for near field listening when sat at the computer
     
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    I’d agree. And they look quite good for monitors as well.

    If you haven’t already decided to I’d suggest some angled foam beneath them to help point the tweeter at ear level. Makes a difference.
     
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    Depending on what you are using them for I can vouch for the Yamaha HS7 as desktop monitors. Very well built and very good for mastering but may be a little neutral/flat response for music listening duties (could always EQ that out with software though).

    Prety much the same price as the Mackies - this comes with effectively a free set of stands which may give you more options for placement - Yamaha HS7 Active Studio Monitors (Pair) with Stands at Gear4music.com
     

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