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Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair)

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Mackie CR3 3 in. Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors are designed for multimedia creation and entertainment, delivering studio-quality design and performance in sleek, small-footprint designs. Feat... Click To Read More About This Product

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Mackie CR3 3 in. 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 premium components like a sound-enhancing high-frequency waveguide, Creative Reference monitors ensure pristine, accurate sound for any application. Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with CR'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.

FEATURES

Professional-grade components for optimized sonic performance
50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
3" polypropylene-coated woofer
.75 in. 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
Convenient front panel volume knob with lit power ring gives you on/off/volume control and power indication where you need it
Plug your smartphone or other source right into the front of the speakers and listen instantly
Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output and provides tactile headphone volume control
A choice of inputs for simple connection to almost any audio source (1/4 in., 1/8 in., RCA)
Smooth waveguide design delivers unmatched clarity and sound dispersion at all listening levels
Custom-tuned rear ports for smooth, even bass extension
All-wood cabinet provides a natural sonic character superior to low-grade plastic designs
Included accessories
Acoustic isolation pads minimize boomy bass build-up and provide up/down tilt control for more focused listening
1/8 in. to stereo RCA cable to connect computer output to speakers
1/8 to 1/8 in. cable to connect a smartphone or media player to front panel of speakers
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MackieCR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair)
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Value for Home Studio Creators

First pair of monitors for my desk; these are replacing a cheap pair of standard computer speakers.
Extremely surprised by the balance of both bass and mids that these provide given the...Read complete review

First pair of monitors for my desk; these are replacing a cheap pair of standard computer speakers.
Extremely surprised by the balance of both bass and mids that these provide given the price and size! They are great for smaller desks.
Plenty of volume for a 1,000ish square foot apartment, and should be the same case for a treated room.
From the little expertise I have in audio production, these are a vast improvement over both the higher-end pair of headphones and standard PC speakers that I own. Highly recommended for audio interfaces as well...running 1/4" cables with no issues!

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You get what you pay for

These speakers sound ok at lower volumes and would work as lap top speakers. At higher volumes these speakers degrade in sound quality and would not be an effective tool for mixing... That...Read complete review

These speakers sound ok at lower volumes and would work as lap top speakers. At higher volumes these speakers degrade in sound quality and would not be an effective tool for mixing... That said you get what you pay for ...

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value for Home Studio Creators

By Alex

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

First pair of monitors for my desk; these are replacing a cheap pair of standard computer speakers.
Extremely surprised by the balance of both bass and mids that these provide given the price and size! They are great for smaller desks.
Plenty of volume for a 1,000ish square foot apartment, and should be the same case for a treated room.
From the little expertise I have in audio production, these are a vast improvement over both the higher-end pair of headphones and standard PC speakers that I own. Highly recommended for audio interfaces as well...running 1/4" cables with no issues!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Product is x-cellent

By Score

from Freeport, New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

No amp needed. Plug in and u good. That's word

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb Magic!

By Keith

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

Mackie has always been the brand I go to for my audio essentials. I am a DJ so I also use Mackie for my speakers when doing events. These speakers sound great, and I got them for a great price. They have a very slick look to them, especially with the gold limited edition trim that they have now. I would highly recommend this pair, and especially at a great affordable rate too. Mackie has always been the first source I go to for high end audio specifications. DJ Kizra

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good flat EQ response. I would recommend this product

By Ken

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

I was looking for a more accurate "flat" eq sound for my home studio. I've been using an old Altec Lansing system with a sub woofer that sounds great but the CR3 gives me a another perspective when it comes to the EQ of my projects. Not as flashy I was expecting but after 2 weeks of working with them I'm very pleased and would recommend them for your home studio. I hooked my AL system through my headphone amp and combine them with the CR3 for my own listening pleasure.

The old adage of "You get what you pay for" works here. For the price this is a good system. I would do it again. Very happy with the purchase.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome bang for the buck

By BRIAN

from undisclosed

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Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

I love these monitors. Just as the reviews said. Great product.
Highly recommend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING Little Boxes of SOUND!

By BOGO

from Lincoln, NE

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • For their size they put out great sound!

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Desktop PC Studio Monitors

    Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

    For their size I was thinking they would sound like so so speakers. I was blown away when I hooked them up. They put my surround system setup to shame. I almost blew out my ears with how clean and clear they sound. Lots of bass for these units. Have them setup for my TV speakers too and wow who needs big AV Receivers when you get these little guys.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These are fantastic speakers.

    By Knoecklein

    from Boston, MA

    Pros

    • Beautiful sound

    Cons

    • No Subwoofer control

    Best Uses

    • Studio sound, music playback

    Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

    These speakers have a wonderful crisp clean sounds. The bass is loud for such small little cabinets. I would highly recommend these for anyone looking to get into studio production, or someone looking for a high quality playback system for listening to music. My one complaint is the absence of an on board Sub-woofer controller, but that can easily be solved with a digital EQ.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exactly what I needed

    By Eric

    from Chicago, IL

    Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

    Sound is very clear, strong bass, and speakers can get very load. I used these for my record player in a small area where I didnt want to have a receiver and bunch of cords.. These worked very well.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    speakers

    By Stacy

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

    They are a little smaller than we thought they would be, but my Son is very happy with them for his desk top

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth every penny!

    By Earl

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

    Excellent price, excellent value. I purchased this set to act as monitors for my home studio and I am extremely pleased.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfection

    By Sambo

    from Houston Tx

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

    I hate that Mackie never gives any discounts, but I quess it's worth it. You get what you pay for. These monitors are awesome. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great little monitors with a heavy sound.

    By Kramdogproductions

    from Fairfield, Iowa

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

    The media and headphone ports on the front are a bonus on these polyprop driven monitors. Solid lows and extreme highs make them great affordable studio monitors, or you could just use them to jack the sound on your pc or home stereo with 50 watts of power.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great studio monitors.

    By Adam

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

    These speakers sound great and are pretty loud. I think they will work real good for mixing.
    These are the limited edition of the CR3. The only difference between this and the Non limited edition appears to be that the trim is yellow in stead of green.

    I am quite happy with them so far. These were on sale so I saved money over buying the non limited edition as well.

     
    5.0

    Great adds to your PC setup.

    By Tim

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

    Great for computer speakers. To small for actual production sound, ie Live performing.

     
    4.0

    Ok speakers

    By ryan

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

    Very nice, a little distorted and the bass side as in too much and not enough highs, but good for the moneu

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again!

    By Kevin Morales

    from Fontana, CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

      I use it to produce music in my home studio.

       
      5.0

      Just got them...

      By SuperDank

      from Burbank, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

        I love them, great sound and product from a TRUSTED COMPANY!.

         
        2.0

        You get what you pay for

        By Carlitos way

        from CT

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Lap Top speakers

        Comments about Mackie CR3 Limited Edition Gold Trim 3 in. Multimedia Monitors (Pair):

        These speakers sound ok at lower volumes and would work as lap top speakers. At higher volumes these speakers degrade in sound quality and would not be an effective tool for mixing... That said you get what you pay for ...

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