In an interview, when asked about monitoring, Chase & Status reply: "To save your ears it’s best to monitor quietly but we feel we need more of a vibe so we probably have it too loud. We think for the majority of a session the speakers would be at a middle point between loud and quiet, so that it’s not hurting the ears but still creating a vibe. We love big phat monitors and we have Mackie 824s for a flat sound and Genelec 1039As for the club vibe." The "Mackie 824s" they are referring to are the Mackie HR824 Studio Monitors. Original interview can be found [here](http://www.soundstosample.com/blog/q-a/chase-status).more
Rusko is asked on Twitter: "What monitors do you use in your studio when you are producing?" He answers, "@ProducerQandA monitors I use HR824's the old ones tho not the new ones." (10 Feb 2012) He's referring to using the Mackie HR824 Studio Monitors, as opposed to the [Mackie HRmk2](http://equipboard.com/items/mackie-hr824mk2-studio-monitor).more
I have owned a pair of these speakers for over 12 years, and they sound great. They were actually THX certified before THX certifications were officially announced. They sound big, and they're not as expensive as their Genelec counterparts. I like the energy saving features, and the switches on the back depending on if you have a sub, where they are in the room, etc.
When listened for the first time I said: I bought them! Great reference, transparent and perfect stereo balance. I Mix and Master all my work. Thanks to Genius Greg Mackie!