Mackie

Mackie has expanded their popular CR Series Multimedia Monitors, adding new models and a subwoofer to the line of compact nearfields.

New to the CR Series is the CR3-X 3-inch, CR4-X 4-inch, and CR5-X 5-inch, as well as the Bluetooth enabled CR3-XBT 3-inch, CR4-XBT 4-inch, CR5-XBT 5-inch, and CR8-XBT 8-inch models. Adding new bottom end punch to the line is the new CR8S-XBT Bluetooth enabled Subwoofer.

Mackie says:

Ideal for home studios, multimedia content creation, AV post-production, gaming, broadcast and more, CR Series monitors offer studio-quality sound in a compact, well-designed package that's equally at home in a high-end project room or your bookshelf.

CR Series monitors deliver clean, articulate sound, with the CR3-X and CR4-X offering 50W of power and the CR5-X pumping 80W. The new CR8S-XBT subwoofer delivers a full 200W. All models boast all-wood cabinets, polypropylene-coated woofers, .75" ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeters, and specially designed waveguides for sonic clarity and consistent sound dispersion across all frequencies at all levels.

The distinct front panel design features brushed metal panels and a sleek, signature CR Green outline, with front panel access to on/off/volume control and headphone jack. The speaker placement switch allows you to easily choose which side of your desk gets the volume control.

The new CR8S-XBT subwoofer delivers 200W of powerful dedicated bass reinforcement. Its rear panel inputs and outputs include 1/4" TRS and RCA connectors, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and streaming. Dial in your sound just right with Input and Output level controls plus a variable crossover and polarity switch. The included CRDV Desktop Volume Control makes controlling your system easy, and adding Bluetooth connectivity to any set of monitors.

All CR Series Multimedia Monitors come ready to play, including acoustic isolation pads to minimize boomy bass build-up and provide up/down tilt control for more focused listening; speaker to speaker cable, 1/8" to stereo RCA cable for connecting to your computer's output, and 1/8" to 1/8" cable for connecting to smartphone or media player (Isolation pads not included with CR3-X and CR4-X).

US MAP pricing per pair:

  • CR3-X - $99.99;
  • CR3-XBT - $119.99;
  • CR4-X - $149.99;
  • CR4-XBT - $169.99;
  • CR5-X - $199.99;
  • CR5 – XBT - $219.99;
  • CR8-XBT - $349.99;
  • CR8S-XBT - $199.99.

All models will be available beginning March 2020.

For more info on Mackie's new CR models and the entire CR Series, visit www.mackie.com/CR-X.

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