Mackie CR3 3 inch Multimedia Monitors (Pair)
Mackie CR3 Creative Reference™ Multimedia Monitors deliver studio-quality design and performance in small-footprint desktop speakers with convenient features and professional sound quality for multimedia creation and entertainment.
- Studio-quality design, sound and performance ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment
- 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
- 3 inch polypropylene-coated woofer and 0.75 inch ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
- Ultra-wide frequency range perfect for full-range multimedia (80Hz - 20kHz)
- Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with CR3's convenient speaker placement switch
- A choice of inputs for simple connection to almost any audio source (1/4 inch, 1/8 inch, RCA)
- Acoustic isolation pads minimise boomy bass build-up and provide up/down tilt control for more focused listening
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Mackie CR3 3 inch Creative Reference™ Multimedia Monitors are designed for multimedia creation and entertainment, delivering studio-quality design and performance in sleek, small-footprint designs. Featuring 50 watts of power and high-quality components like a sound-enhancing high-frequency waveguide and premium transducers, Creative Reference™ monitors ensure pristine, accurate sound for any application. Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with CR3's speaker placement switch and take advantage of convenient front-panel features like a dedicated input for smartphone playback. Plus, you get all the cables you need to get started right out of the box. With Mackie Creative Reference™ monitors, you get professional sound quality and features in compact desk-friendly designs perfect for work, play and everything in between.
Studio Quality Design
Creative Reference monitors deliver a combination of high-quality components and professional build quality that is typically only found on more expensive studio monitors. From the studio-quality sound of the premium drivers to the rich, natural sound enhanced by the all-wood cabinet design, these monitors are professional in every way.
After all, when creating media, it's critical that your audio translate accurately across the myriad of speakers people will use to listen. Even if you don't create media, you want to hear exactly what the product intended. Hear every nuance and detail in a complete full-range experience that only studio monitors can provide.
Let's face it… a lot of workspaces are cramped. Maybe you work at home, maybe you like to work remotely or maybe you sit for hours a day in a tiny editing suite. Either way, great-sounding monitors that don't eat up a ton of desk space would be ideal. The extremely small footprint of Creative Reference monitors is perfect for the modern workspace. They are very compact, but they don't sacrifice a bit on performance.
Flexible, Convenient Features
Loaded with convenient features, Creative Reference monitors offer flexibility that will save time and hassle.
Unique to the line is a left/right speaker placement switch that lets you decide which side of your workspace has the volume control. Sometimes you just feel more comfortable reaching up to change the volume with a specific hand. Mackie is the first to solve this issue.
It's also fantastic for home studios, where you can be forced to put the powered monitor on a particular side due to where the power outlet is. Either way, you don't want to sacrifice proper stereo imaging due to personal preferences or space limitations.
There are also some great front-panel features that make Creative Reference monitors ideal for creative professionals and media junkies.
The front panel volume knob also allows you to turn the monitors off, which is better than reaching around back each time you use them. There's even a lit power ring around the knob to let you know when the monitors are ready to rock (or jazz, or whatever it is you're into).
An auxiliary input is perfect for connecting your smartphone or other media device to audition previous mixes or other comparison media. Plus, if you want to quickly watch the latest video your friend shared on Twitter, you can just plug in and enjoy.
A dedicated headphone out 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.
Everything You Need
There's nothing worse than getting some cool new gear only to realise you have to head back to the store to get the cables you need to make it all work. That's why Creative Reference monitors come with absolutely everything you need to get started working or playing right out of the box… and then some. Here's what's included:
1/8 inch to stereo RCA cable for connecting your computer's audio output directly to the monitors
1/8 inch to 1/8 inch cable for connecting your smartphone right into the front of the monitors
6ft speaker-to-speaker cable to connect the left/right speakers together
(2) Professional-grade isolation pads that minimise unwanted bass buildup and allow you to tilt the monitors up or down a bit for more focused listening