Woodinville, WA, USA (September 14, 2016)—Mackie has released a new line of studio monitors: the XR Series, comprised of two models—the 8-inch XR824 and 6.5-inch XR624—which will be available in November.
Drawing from Mackie HR Series monitors, XR monitors feature a logarithmic waveguide, a high-output 160W power amplifier, premium transducers including a Kevlar LF driver, and the company’s new ELP Bass Reflex System which utilizes an extended-length, internally curved port to reportedly improve bass response and output capability.
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, in corners, etc.
Additionally, 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, plus the inclusion of acoustic isolation pads for each monitor.
"Mix translation is so important and having a flat frequency response from your studio monitors is critical. We didn't want to hype up your mix. If something sounds off, you want to know. And, when it sounds great, you can trust that it will sound great anywhere," Rundle concluded. "Mackie XR monitors will reveal your true mix and we think that's a great thing."