With more and more recording studios mixing to 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound, the need arose for a studio monitor that could handle some serious multi-tasking. Say hello to the Mackie HR626 - a THX-approved, 2-way Active reference monitor that provides the same accuracy of Mackie's HR824. When placed vertically, the HR626 has the same great sound and similar frequency response as our legendary HR824, with a smaller footprint. Also, due to its symmetrical left-right sound field, the Mackie HR626 is perfect as a center channel monitor for surround sound mixing or for high-end home theater applications.
With extremely even dispersion for a wide "sweet spot" and user-adjustable controls for a variety of acoustic spaces, the HR626 is found in hundreds of professional studios and in the home studios of top recording artists.D'APPOLITO DESIGN?
Some years ago, renowned audio engineer Joe D'Appolito started placing a single woofer on each side of the HF transducer, and using a third-order (or higher) crossover in his designs. The end result - proper phase control of the loudspeaker and the low frequency response was extended. Mackie decided to use Joe's design principles for one simple reason-they work! That's why the Mackie HR626 has a 6.7" woofer on each end of the cabinet with a waveguide-loaded dome tweeter stuck right the center. The HR626 is the first Mackie Active studio monitor to incorporate D'Appolito design.
MACKIE ACTIVE DESIGN
The 100- and 40-watt FR (Fast Recovery) Series amplifiers inside the HR626 are clean, ultra-reliable - and most importantly, were specifically designed for these drivers. Mackie's amps can drive these custom-tailored transducers to their limits without pushing them over the edge. Add to this Mackie's phase- and time-correction crossover and you've got one excellent sounding Active monitor. Frequency response is verifiably "ruler-flat" from 42Hz to 20kHz, with a 3dB down point at 40Hz. The Mackie HR626 is ideal for those who need lots of bottom-end and high-resolution midrange for mixing and vocal placement.
Ask any bass player and they will tell you that smaller speakers respond to transient attacks much more quickly than their huge counterparts. (As long as they are designed to handle bass frequencies, that is.) That having been said, instead of using a single large woofer in the HR626, Mackie chose to use two of their powerhouse 6.7" transducers (the same ones used in the HR624). Not only does this help the HR626 meet the D'Appolito design concept, dual LF drivers also move a larger column of air. Add to this Mackie's mass-loaded, rear-firing passive radiator and you've got extended low-end that just won't quit.
That unusual looking tweeter is actually Mackie's waveguide-mounted 1" aluminum dome HF transducer. (Try to say that five times fast.) The logarithmic waveguide works with the tweeter to ensure accurate, even dispersion of the high-frequency content, creating a much wider "sweet spot" than offered by most studio monitors. And Mackie's HR626 won't tire you out, even after hours of tracking and mixing.
- Worldwide standard high-resolution professional studio monitor with true Active design
- (2) 6.7" (170mm) high-precision, extended LF transducers; elliptical, rear-firing, mass-loaded, passive radiator for extended bass performance
- 1"(24.5mm) waveguide-loaded HF transducer with viscous, edge-damped aluminum dome and ferrofluid-cooled voice coil
- True Active design with FR Series amplifiers-100W LF / 40W HF with onboard time- and phase-correction crossover
- Low Profile design, ideal for left, fight, center (LRC) applications
- Acoustic Space, LF roll-off and HF adjustment controls for use in matching the acoustic properties of any room
- ± 1.5 dB 42Hz-20kHz response guaranteed by calibration-includes individual, signed Calibration Certificate
- XLR, 1/4" and RCA inputs
- Full internal damping eliminates unwanted midrange artifacts
- Non-fatiguing through hours of use
- THX pm3 approved for 5.1 and 7.1 surround mixing and playback