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Mackie MR8mk2 2-way Reference Monitor
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      Mackie MR8mk2 2-way Reference Monitor (H72049)

Provides the power, performance, and clarity you need to create world-class mixes.

As a professional studio monitoring solution, MRmk2s are extremely balanced, outputting a high-frequency clarity and midrange definition you can stake your reputation on. They out-power any competitively priced monitor and deliver deeper, more accurate bass than anything in their class. Perfect for professional and home studios, as well as home theaters and multimedia applications, MRmk2 monitors deliver a rich sonic experience and the power, performance and clarity you need to create world-class mixes.

All-new professional transducers
MRmk2 Series studio monitors feature all-new professional transducers specifically designed to meet the demands of the modern project studio. The neodymium magnet-driven silk dome tweeter is both smooth and accurate, featuring ferro-fluid cooling to help protect against power compression during wide dynamic playback. The hyperbolic curved cone woofer, inverted dust cap, and long voice coil windings work in tandem to deliver smooth, consistent output with controlled low frequency performance. When paired with Mackie’s precision-tuned amplifiers, MRmk2 monitors provide spot-on input-to-output tuning that you can take to the bank.

Precision power amplifiers
The dual precision Class A/B amplifiers have been re-voiced to specifically match their new driver components, ensuring that your sound is minimally impacted by distortion, artifacts or changes in frequency response often imparted by working at a variety of volume levels. MRmk2 Series monitors are a 2-way design that offers up to 150 watts of total system power. Delivering more power than anything in their class, MRmk2 studio monitors provide exceedingly smooth output, from ultra-low bass frequencies to precise midrange and sparkling highs.

Custom waveguide & baffle
An optimally-sized custom waveguide is designed to maximize sonic clarity and dispersion, while also serving to minimize diffractions. This approach allows for seamless transition of HF and LF content along with a 3-dimensional sense of space. MRmk2 monitors also feature a molded baffle to impart superior imaging and depth. Your monitors need to be as accurate as they are great-sounding, and the MRmk2 design philosophy gives you exactly that.

Top-notch cabinet design
Everything even down to the cabinet design of MRmk2s are handled with the utmost attention to detail. The sleek-looking MRmk2 cabinets feature custom-tuned rear ports, allowing for the controlled passage of air in and out. The cabinets are constructed of solid MDF, so there’s no unwanted distortion from air movement or vibrations. Transducers are never restricted by pressure, and the cabinets resonate low for deep, balanced bass.

Mackie MR8mk2 2-way Reference Monitor Features:

  • 150 watts total system power
    High-resolution, powered studio reference monitor
    Ultra low-distortion 8? LF driver
    Long voice coil winding length allows high output with controlled low frequency performance
    Optimally sized inverted dust cap stiffens cone for smooth response
    Hyperbolic curved cone profile reduces severe cone resonances
    High-output 1? soft dome tweeter
    Neodymium magnet minimizes distortion and handles fast transients in dynamic source material
    Ferro-fluid cooling protects against power compression
    Acoustic absorption backing material provides smooth, reflection-free performance
    Precision Class A/B amplification with Active protection circuits: 100W for LF / 50W for HF
    Optimally sized custom waveguide provides seamless transition of HF and LF
    Minimum-diffraction molded baffle imparts superior stereo imaging and depth
    Adjustable HF and LF acoustic controls offer sonic tailoring to your mixing space
    Flexible inputs include XLR, TRS and RCA connections
    Magnetic shielding allows safe placement near computers and video monitors
    Precisely tuned to work interchangeably with other MRmk2 monitors

Mackie MR8mk2 2-way Reference Monitor Specifications:

  • Acoustic Performance
    Free Field Frequency Response: 40 Hz – 20 kHz
    Sound Pressure Level @ 1 meter, +4 dBu into Balanced Input: 107 dB SPL @ 1m
    Maximum SPL Per Pair: 119 dB SPL @ 1m

    Low frequency: 8 in / 204 mm hyperbolic curved cone woofer
    High Frequency: Neodymium magnet driven 1 in / 25 mm silk dome tweeter

    Low frequency power:
    100 watts, 4ω load; 200 watts peak
    High Frequency power: 50 watts, 8ω load; 100 watts peak
    Type: Monolithic IC, Class AB with DMOS power stage

    Electronic Crossover
    Crossover Type: 24dB/octave
    Crossover Frequency: 3 kHz
    Sensitivity: +4 dBu at 300 Hz for full output
    Input Impedance: 20 Kω Balanced bridging; 10 kω unbalanced

    Low Frequency EQ: +2 dB/+4 dB @ 100 Hz, shelving
    High Frequency EQ: ±2 dB @ 5 kHz, shelving

    AC Power requirements
    US: 120VAC, 60 Hz
    AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC, 16 A male
    Fuse: 115 VAC: T 1.6AL/250 V; 230 VAC: T 800 mAL/250 V
    Power Consumption: 75 watts with music, loud mix 10 watts quiescent (idle)

    Physical Dimensions and Weight
    Enclosure: 0.630” (16mm) thick MDF with 0.750” (16mm) MDF front panel
    Damping: Adiabatic batting
    Dimensions (H x W x D): 15.7” x 10.8” x 13.0” (400 x 277 x 330 mm)
    Weight: 27.6 lb. (12.5 kg)

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  • Big sound

    As reviewed by Brian on 5/28/2011

    Just brought a pair home from GC Cincinnati. One was making loud popping noises so I immediately exchanged it. Now that they both work, the sound is very loud, crisp and clean with no hiss or distortion. My studio is all of sudden much improved. My only complaint in the design is the input volume adjustment screw is very small with no numbered scale.

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  • Very Good for the money!

    As reviewed by Joe De Celle on 7/25/2011

    I just purchased the MRmk2s yesterday from GC in Rocklin CA. I am very impressed with them so far. I demoed about 8 different models at or around this price point and the sound quality they give you is great! Good clarity, mids, and low end. Plus you can adjust the freq highs and lows with a input level. It doesn't get much better than this for the price!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Best in Class

    As reviewed by Richard on 5/13/2011

    Of all the monitors I listened to in this price range, these were by far the best sounding. I was leaning toward the KRK Rokit 8's but as soon as I listened to these it was no contest. These sound very clean and tight and have a great deal of clarity.

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