I have had good luck with my five Mackie HR-824 (original) speakers. I
bought what is now the rear pair in 2002-2003 and the front trio in
2004. They are still fine. I have an Energy subwoofer from the late 1990s.
Mackie has redone their lineup and have made a wider range of speakers.
I think you should at least audition them. I can't vouch for the "new"
I have only casually listened to an older Yorkville and I was unable to
form an opinion due to how/where I was able to listen and the fast
nature and program content.
These are relatively inexpensive (I believe lower cost than the
Mackies), so again, worth a try).
I do have four Yorkville PA speakers and they have been robust. Robert
is using one pair for his room stereo system as well as for his keyboard
and small-scale PA from time to time.
These are barely passable and sound a bit midrange honky but they work
well as vocal PAs. Their use as stereo speakers is secondary...I knew he
would use whatever he had as a PA at least once in a while, so better
give him a PA than monitors <smile>. We used these for stage monitor
speakers for various projects. They were also run off an inverter on our
church's Christmas Parade float. The other pair I have are NX-25Ps which
sound a bit better (and would have been a better choice for the float),
but are still PA speakers. The point is that the Yorkvilles tend to hold
up reasonably well. If I were buying PA today and had a bit of a budget,
I'd seriously consider QSC...but I digress.
I am a fan of powered speakers these days, owning ten: six in the studio
and four PA cabinets.
On 2014-02-18 7:35 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi All:
> I'd appreciate recommendations for current-production nearly-full-range
> speakers for the computer. The second amplifier module in my Blue Sky
> eXo speakers has blown up, and I'm not going to throw more money into
> them. Note -- NOT a good product. This amp that just blew up (after less
> than 2 years) is the "improved" amp module after known blowup problems
> with the first generation amp. I will not be buying any of their
> products again. Not that they're great speakers anyway. A ripoff at $500.
> This time, I'd like to keep the budget well south of $500.
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