About the Mackie CR3™ Creative Reference™ Multimedia Monitors
Big on sound, not on space
The CR3's amplification, connections and controls are all found on the powered monitor, which connects to the passive monitor using the supplied 6' speaker wire.
Big on sound, not on space
These pint-sized monitors deliver rich, powerful sound thanks to a combination of premium quality components and solid, all-wood cabinets. Each boasts a rugged, poly-coated woofer enhanced by a custom-tuned, rear ported enclosure for smooth, even bass extension. Their 3/4" silk dome tweeters feature a smooth waveguide design for improved sound dispersion and stereo imaging. Whether you're creating your next album or simply enjoying your tunes and videos, the CR3 monitors will deliver the goods.
Convenient features and flexible connections
Setting up your CR3 monitors is easy. The speaker's left/right selector switch lets you choose which side of your work station gets the volume knob, headphone output and auxiliary input jacks. (Thanks Mackie, a lot of us really do have a preference!) Your choice of balanced 1/4" TRS or unbalanced RCA rear-panel inputs are ready to handle line-level monitor signals from your PC or mixer. The front-panel volume knob makes setting volume levels a snap, and allows you to turn the monitors on and off. An illuminated ring around the volume knob lets you know when the monitors are powered up and ready to play.
Now includes Avid's Pro Tools First DAW — an industry favorite
As of September 2019, this Mackie hardware includes powerful Pro Tools First recording software, a highly popular choice among recording artists and producers. It also now comes bundled with Avid's The Music Collection suite of 23 plugin effects. Software is redeemed using your unit's serial number.
- 3" polypropylene-coated woofer and 3/4" silk dome tweeter
- Class A/B amplifier with 14 watts RMS x 2 (25 watts x 2 peak)
- frequency response: 80-20,000 Hz (-3dB)
- peak SPL: 97 dB
- includes Avid Pro Tools First DAW plus The Music Collection bundle of 23 plugins
- front-panel volume knob with power ring LED display
- left/right speaker placement switch lets you decide which side of your workspace has the volume control
- MDF bass-reflex cabinet with custom-tuned rear port
- stereo balanced 1/4" TRS line-level inputs
- stereo unbalanced RCA line-level inputs
- front-panel 1/8" stereo auxiliary input
- front-panel 1/8" headphone output
- included isolation pads minimize vibration and provide up or down tilt for more focused listening
- includes 6' speaker cable to connect the left and right speakers together
- 5-1/2"W x 8-1/4"H x 6-1/4"D
- weight: 9.4 lbs. (pair)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 2044029-00
What's in the box:
- Powered multimedia monitor speaker
- Passive multimedia monitor speaker
- 6.5' Speaker cable
- 5' Stereo minijack cable
- 5' Stereo minijack-to-RCA cable
- 2 Isolation pads
- Owner's Manual
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Features & specs
|Pieces in System||2|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||0-3/4|
|Midrange size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer size (inches)||3|
|Woofer Composition||Polypropylene coat|
|Power Output (Watts)||28|
|Frequency Response||80-20,00 Hz|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Two-Way Speaker Design: Each Mackie CR4 multimedia monitor speaker features a two-way driver design with one 0.75" ferrofluid-cooled, silk-dome tweeter and one 3" polypropylene-coated woofer with rubber sound. This combination of premium drivers provides a rich and natural studio-quality sound.
Built-in Amplifier: All drivers are powered by a built-in 28W RMS/50W Peak Class AB amplifier which provides clean, articulate stereo sound and an ultra-wide frequency response of 80Hz to 20,000Hz.
Bass Reflex MDF Enclosure: The CR4 multimedia monitor speakers employ a bass reflex enclosure with custom-tuned rear-firing ports for smooth, even bass extension. These all-wood MDF cabinets provide a natural sonic character superior to low-grade plastic designs. The CR4 speakers do not included grilles.
Convenient Controls: A convenient front-panel volume knob with lit power-ring give you On/Off/Volume control and power indication. There is a rear-panel speaker placement switch which lets you choose which side of your desk gets the speaker with the volume knob.
Balanced & Unbalanced Analog Inputs: The CR4 multimedia speakers give you a choice of analog inputs including stereo 1/4" TRS jacks (balanced or unbalanced) and stereo RCA jacks (unbalanced) on the back panel, plus a 3.5mm aux input (unbalanced) on the front-panel. A stereo minijack cable and a stereo minijack-to-RCA cable are included.
Speaker Cable: Because the amplifier is built into only one of the CR4 multimedia monitor speakers, you'll need to connected the included 6.5' speaker cable between the two loudspeakers rear-panel spring-clip terminals.
Headphone Jack: A dedicated front-panel headphone jack (3.5mm) provides the opportunity to quickly listen to a different source, which is great for any professional. Plugging in phones defeats the speakers for truly silent work and you can quickly adjust levels with the main volume knob.
Isolation Pads: The two included professional-grade isolation pads minimize unwanted bass buildup and allow you to tilt the monitors up or down a bit for more focused listening.
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