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Mackie CR4BT

4" 2-way powered multimedia monitor with Bluetooth®

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Overview

Our take on the Mackie CR4BT

These Mackie CR4BT monitors are equally at home in a studio or a living room. Each speaker has a 4" woofer and 3/4" silk dome tweeter, and the built-in amplifier generates 14 watts per channel of clean, continuous power. This versatile Mackie system features both 1/8" stereo and RCA stereo inputs, and you can make a convenient wireless connection via built-in Bluetooth.

Versatile powered monitor speakers

These Mackie CR4BT monitors are equally at home in a studio or a living room. Each speaker has a 4" woofer and 3/4" silk dome tweeter, and the built-in amplifier generates 14 watts per channel of clean, continuous power. This versatile Mackie system features both 1/8" stereo and RCA stereo inputs, and you can make a convenient wireless connection via built-in Bluetooth.

Efficient speaker design

Mackie built these speakers to look and sound great, with vibration-resistant all-wood cabinets. Each features a rear port for extended bass response, and waveguide technology for wider sound dispersion. There's even a handy speaker placement switch that lets lefties put the speaker with the volume control knob where it's most convenient.

Product Highlights:

  • versatile powered speaker pair with 4" polypropylene woofer and 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • stream music from a smartphone or any other Bluetooth-enabled device
  • class A/B amplifier with 14 watts x 2 RMS (25 watts x 2 peak)
  • frequency response: 70-20,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • speaker placement switch lets you put the speaker with the volume control on either side
  • front-facing 1/8" headphone jack
  • connections (on back of powered speaker):
    • 1/4" stereo input
    • stereo RCA input
  • waveguide design for improved sound dispersion
  • tuned rear bass port on each speaker
  • all-wood cabinet design
  • included accessories:
    • acoustic isolation pads
    • 1/8" to stereo RCA adapter cable
    • cable to link powered and unpowered speaker
  • 6-1/8"W x 8-13/16"H x 7-5/16"D
  • weight: 12 lbs. (pair)
  • warranty: 1 year parts and labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Powered loudspeaker (w/ attached 5.5' power cord)
  • Passive loudspeaker
  • 2 Isolation foam pads w/ 2 foam angled inserts
  • 79" Speaker wire
  • 5' Stereo mini to RCA cable
  • Quick Start Guide
Reviews

Mackie CR4BT Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

Balanced Sound

Bob from Tehachapi, CA on 1/25/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am very pleased with these speakers. They produce balanced sound, with good bass, clear highs, and the right amount of mid. At this price point, it would be difficult to do better. I use the speakers with my I pad, using Bluetooth in my "music room", a moderately sized bedroom. In addition to just listening to music for pleasure, I play guitar along with music to improve my guitar skills and learn new riffs and solos.

Pros: Good sound quality, and the convenience of Bluetooth.

Cons: None

Mackie CR4BT Speakers: Small Package, Big Sound

Al from Sykesville, MD on 12/30/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Mackie CR4BT speakers are clean sounding through the midranges with a respectable amount of bass and just the right amount of high frequency response. On Christmas morning, my 19 year old granddaughter (the happy recipient of these) played a lot of jazz and rock music ranging from 1960's through modern day, using vinyl on her also-new AT-60-BT turntable which we connected using cables. The sound is full and rich thorough the Mackie speakers, in a large area about 28 ft. x 21 ft. The speakers however were purchased for use in a much smaller room upstairs, about 10 ft. x 11 ft., and there they sound awesome. We like the bluetooth feature also and it worked perfectly from her iPhone and sounded equally as awesome. The small speaker size and weight makes it ideal for wall shelves, dorm rooms or other small rooms where they are capable of room-filling volume while staying relatively distortion-free. My only concern - I'd recommend that Mackie might design some grill covers for the next iteration of these if for no other reason than to simply provide some protection to the speaker cones.

Pros: Compact size, easy to set up, clean easy to use controls, good looking

Cons: Could use grill covers for protection

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Features

Built-In Bluetooth 3.0: The CR4BT features music streaming via Bluetooth 3.0. Just pair your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth enabled device and instantly stream music.

Two-Way Speaker Design: Each Mackie CR4BT multimedia monitor speaker features a two-way driver design with one 0.75" ferrofluid-cooled, silk-dome tweeter and one 4" 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 70Hz to 20,000Hz.

Bass Reflex MDF Enclosure:  The CR4BT 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 CR4BT 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 CR4BT 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 CR4BT multimedia monitor speakers, you'll need to connected the included 6' 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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Great sounding monitors! The flexibility of having bluetooth iced the cake! [ Albert  Dec 08, 2017 ]
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