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  1. Mackie Big Knob Passive 2x2 Studio Monitor Controller

    MFR#: 2047800-00
    Passive 2x2 studio monitor controller
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    $89.99

    $69.99
  2. Mackie Big Knob Studio

    MFR#: 2047820‐00
    Monitor controller delivering all the benefits of a no-compromise 192 kHz/24-bit USB recording interface and the world’s bestselling monitor controller in a compact, affordable desktop design.
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    $199.99
  3. Mackie MR5mk3

    MFR#: 2041890-00
    5" 2-way reference monitor featuring music-centric voicing and technology designed to reveal full range and natural character
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  4. Mackie MR8mk3 Speaker

    MFR#: 2041892-00
    8 inch 2-way powered studio monitor
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    $259.99

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  5. Mackie SRM450v3 Speaker

    MFR#: 2042790-00
    1000 watt high-definition portable powered loudspeaker
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    $629.99

    $499.99
  6. Mackie MRS10 10" Powered Studio Subwoofer - Single

    MFR#: MRS10
    10” subwoofer designed for accurate, dynamic low-frequency reproduction featuring a variable crossover and foot-switchable bypass for optimal sound and flexibility
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    $399.99
  7. Mackie MR824 8" Studio Monitor - Single

    MFR#: MR824
    8” powered studio monitor precision tuned to stay true to your mix whether it’s dialogue, hip hop, rock and beyond
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    $349.99

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  8. Mackie MR624 6.5" Studio Monitor - Single

    MFR#: MR624
    6.5” powered studio monitor precision tuned to stay true to your mix whether it’s dialogue, hip hop, rock and beyond
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  9. Mackie MR524 5" Studio Monitor - Single

    MFR#: MR524
    5” powered studio monitor precision tuned to stay true to your mix whether it’s dialogue, hip hop, rock and beyond
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    $149.99
  10. Mackie CR Series CR4 4" Multimedia Monitors - Pair

    MFR#: 2044030-00
    Monitors for studio-quality design and performance ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment
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Nothing is more important in a recording studio than a proper set of Studio Monitors. Studio monitors come in a variety of configurations with many different options. Active, or powered studio monitors have built in amplifiers, where everything from the power amp to crossover is included inside the speaker, and ready to rock direct from the manufacturer. Passive (unpowered) studio monitors use an external power amp, giving you the option to customize the setup of your monitoring rig.

Studio Monitors come in all shapes and sizes. Large studio monitors such as the Barefoot MicroMain26, Focal Twin6, and ATC SCM45a offer multiple drivers for low and mid frequencies. The size of the woofer determines the range and clarity of bass and lower midrange frequencies. These are very impressive sounding, always a client pleaser, and best suited to be the “mains” in your studio. Smaller Studio Monitors such as Yamaha NS10s or Auratones will usually include a much smaller low-frequency driver, or none at all, and focus more on the mid and high frequencies. Some studio monitors even include onboard DSP for acoustic management.

It is advisable to have a variety of studio monitors. Smaller studio monitors are ideal for getting the consumers perspective, they tend to imitate the sound we are used to hearing in our car, boombox, or computer monitors. Larger Studio Monitors are best for getting a feel for the low end, and airy top of a mix. This is best for translating to a larger hi-fi sound system like festival PA, or club environment.

Adding a subwoofer to any set of studio monitors can help dial in the low-frequencies. The Genelec 7050b, Adam Audio Sub10, or Neumann KH105 are great for any genre of music. With smaller studio monitors that don’t include a low-frequency driver, the sub frequencies can be overlooked, they can really muddy up a mix, and can be overbearing when listening on a larger system. You can add a switch to your system that turns the subwoofer on and off, giving your smaller studio monitors the ability to compete with their larger counterparts.

Be sure to use multiple sets of studio monitors to check mixes, and practice A/B between consumer speakers and professional reference monitors. Pair your studio monitors with a monitor management system such as the Dangerous Music Monitor ST, or the Mackie Big Knob, to make switching between sets of speakers or bypassing subwoofers easy.