When you flip the power switch on a Mackie monitor, the "Running Man" icon lights up. That means the speaker is ready to go to work on your next project. The MR8mk3 is designed to sound great in a wide variety of settings, from broadcast editing bay to home recording studio.
Mackie starts with a solid MDF cabinet, adds an 8" hyperbolic curved cone woofer and a 1" silk dome tweeter, then cradles them in a nest of sound-damping batting, which reduces unwanted resonances and contributes to this speaker's clean, tight sound. The mk3 series is also designed with your ear in mind. Mackie uses a music-centric voicing process meant to deliver your mix with clarity and depth. That means that Mackie's engineers spend plenty of time actively listening to these speakers in action, to make sure their theories sound great in practice. They've optimized the sweet spot using their enhanced waveguide system, and tailored the rear port to deliver extended bass response down to 38 Hz. The MR8mk3 is a no-nonsense star when it comes to accurate imaging in the studio.
Plug and play
Connecting your Mackie system is easy. Each monitor has three inputs: balanced XLR, balanced 1/4" TRS and unbalanced RCA. Basic equalization is available via two simple switches on the rear of every speaker. The low frequency filter allows you to boost bass playback by +2 or +4dB at 100 Hz. Frequencies 3,000 Hz and above can be attenuated -2dB or kicked up +2dB as needed.