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Mackie CR Series CR3 - 3" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors (Pair)
- Studio-quality design, sound and performance ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment
- Professional-grade components for optimized sonic performance
- Ultra-wide frequency range perfect for full-range multimedia (80 Hz - 20 kHz)
- Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with CR3's convenient speaker placement switch
- Convenient front panel volume knob with lit power ring gives you on/off/volume control and power indication where you need it. Plug your smartphone or other source right into the front of the speakers and listen instantly
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Studio-quality design perfect for home studios, gaming, multimedia creation and more.
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Mackie Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors deliver studio-quality design and performance ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment. Built using only premium, high-performance components and featuring convenient front-panel controls, Mackie Creative Reference monitors deliver professional sound quality and features perfect for work, play and everything in between.
With high-output drivers, a true studio-monitor waveguide system and an all-wood cabinet, CR delivers premium results due to meticulous design. No other monitor at this price can deliver the quality and performance of Mackie CR monitors.
CR delivers some ultra-handy features like a front panel aux input for your smartphone or tablet, headphone out and a volume knob that doubles as an on/off switch. There's even a left/right speaker placement switch that lets you decide which side of you setup has volume control.
Both the CR4BT and CR5BT feature no-hassle music streaming via Bluetooth. Just pair your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth enabled device and instantly stream music for comparative listening or simple music enjoyment.
Tons of Included Accessories
There's nothing worse than getting new gear and not having the right stuff to connect it up. That's why CR monitors come with cables and isolation pads to get you started right away.
|Power||50 Watts||50 Watts||50 Watts||50 Watts||50 Watts|
|Front Panel Aux In and Headphone out||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
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Mackie CR3 3" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors deliver studio-quality design and performance ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment. Built using only premium, high-performance components and featuring convenient front-panel controls, Mackie Creative Reference monitors deliver professional sound quality and features perfect for work, play and everything in between.
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My budget was $200 and luckily you can get some really great studio monitors for this price, such as these Mackie CR4's. They're the perfect size for my bookshelf, had amazing reviews (and rightly so), very easy to hook up, very very good quality sound and look fantastic. My wife was frustrated asking "Why do you even need these speakers when you have your (cheapo) bluetooth one????" but after I played her some music with the Mackies she just said, "oh...yeah these are nice".
Overall quality wise, you get to hear all the nice details in the music with very good lows, mids and highs. Some people complained that the bass was not good enough, but I think it's perfect. There's certainly a lot of bass there and you will be surprised at how much you can get out of these guys. The clarity you get, even at low volumes, it simply astonishing. It's not that I've never listened to high end speakers before, but it's that I didn't think (even after reading all the reviews) that the quality would be THIS good.
I would recommend these to anyone looking to get a set of quality monitors plus a Chromecast Audio if you want the wireless option. I would pick these over a Sonos 3 or 5 any day, unless I was doing the whole entire home wireless speaker thing, which I'm not.
I'm not a video/audio professional, and I'm not really an audiophile. But I am a music lover, and boy do these deliver. You'll hear new things in songs that you've heard a thousand times before. The room will feel full of distinct sound even at lower volume levels. Your favorite solos, fills, melodies will sound crisper, warmer, sweeter. The soundtracks to your favorite games will spring to life.
Mackie's CR3s make music listening an entirely different experience than anything you can get on cheap speakers, and they do that for $99. Great product.
I was debating a 4 or 5 star review. I think more expensive speakers in this category, including Mackie units with larger woofers might satisfy a broader spectrum of needs. But I keep sitting here at the desk, hearing subtleties in my music that I have not before. So for $150, I think these speakers clearly over deliver. Also, I think they do take a minute to break in. It's been 2 days that I have them and they keep sounding better, particularly on the lower end.
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