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Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair  

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Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors are designed for multimedia creation and entertainment, delivering studio-quality design and performance in sleek, small-footprint designs. Featuri... Read More

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Mackie CR4 4" 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
  • Studio-quality design, sound and performance ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment
  • Professional-grade components for optimized sonic performance
  • 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
  • 4³ polypropylene-coated woofer
  • .75³ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
  • Ultra-wide frequency range perfect for full-range multimedia (70Hz - 20kHz)
  • Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with CR4'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", 1/8", 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
  • 1/8³ to stereo RCA cable to connect computer output to speakers
  • 1/8³ to 1/8³ cable to connect a smartphone or media player to front panel of speakers
  • Speaker-to-speaker cable
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MackieCR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dude

These things are AWESOME. Maybe not quite "studio monitors," but at half the price of most of the other monitors out there (and not much more than most computer or bookshelf...Read complete review

These things are AWESOME. Maybe not quite "studio monitors," but at half the price of most of the other monitors out there (and not much more than most computer or bookshelf speakers), these things little things are surprisingly clear, balanced, and perfect basic recording/mixing of guitar and vocals - not to mention just regular music playback. They are surprisingly full-sounding! As for features, it's nice too that you can choose which side you want the volume knob to go on. I do wish the tilt-back angle of the little monitor pads it comes with was maybe a little steeper, but the fact that they come with foam pads at all is great - for acoustics AND for placement. The look of them is really nice too. Again, they're not exactly studio monitors, but they're so much more "pro" looking than computer speakers. Anyway, no regrets with my purchase here. Highly recommended.

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I would not buy these again

I used these speakers for about a year until they went out. I bought insurance when i ordered them..then after they went out, I was still covered under the insurance but was...Read complete review

I used these speakers for about a year until they went out. I bought insurance when i ordered them..then after they went out, I was still covered under the insurance but was required to still pay a $50-60 fee to get them fixed. They are good if you need them for a quick setup but definitely not long lasting and not worth buying the insurance if you still have to pay a "deductable".

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5.0

Perform exactly as promised!

By JFish

from Louisville, KY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

    If you are looking for something in between a studio monitor and a multimedia speaker, these are perfect. Work great for bedroom recording as well as watching videos or gaming.

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    5.0

    Excellent small monitors

    By V/Ox

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

      Use for office-based voice/interview studio monitoring. Excellent sound worthy of larger Mackie monitors (I've had MK5s for 5 years in my home video editing studio).

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I would not buy these again

      By Singer/producer

      from New York

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

      I used these speakers for about a year until they went out. I bought insurance when i ordered them..then after they went out, I was still covered under the insurance but was required to still pay a $50-60 fee to get them fixed. They are good if you need them for a quick setup but definitely not long lasting and not worth buying the insurance if you still have to pay a "deductable".

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      4.0

      Great little monitors.

      By MarkMc

      from Cedar Park, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

        Very good sound and good value for. The money.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        these babys sound awesome together with my subwoofer nice

        By P. B. aka Peanutbutter

        from mobile,al

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • works great with my computer

          Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

          a few different things, and works well with all

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good speakers at a fair price!

          By Steven C.

          from Buford, GA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

            Nice speakers...reasonable price.

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            5.0

            Sound great

            By Tampa Norm

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

              Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

              I use these for recording demos. Clear sound and plenty of volume. And they look good.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Not enough umph for me

              By Bouncedoc

              from California

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

                These were some good speakers just didn't pack enough punch for me. But good quality for the price. Of ur looking for something small with good sound, pick these up. But not if you're looking for something that thumps.

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                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great BUY!!

                By salvador

                from SAC, CA

                Site Member

                Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

                I was very impressed with the CR4's overall performance. Very versatile for such a small unit and at an affordable price. The design, colors and the many options it provides for you, make this a small multimedia beast. I personally use the CR4 monitors for production and I have no regrets at all. If you have thought about buying the CR3/4's and have had doubts.... I am telling you don't! Go get these bad boyz!

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Dude

                By Matt

                from Jon Phelps

                Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

                These things are AWESOME. Maybe not quite "studio monitors," but at half the price of most of the other monitors out there (and not much more than most computer or bookshelf speakers), these things little things are surprisingly clear, balanced, and perfect basic recording/mixing of guitar and vocals - not to mention just regular music playback. They are surprisingly full-sounding! As for features, it's nice too that you can choose which side you want the volume knob to go on. I do wish the tilt-back angle of the little monitor pads it comes with was maybe a little steeper, but the fact that they come with foam pads at all is great - for acoustics AND for placement. The look of them is really nice too. Again, they're not exactly studio monitors, but they're so much more "pro" looking than computer speakers. Anyway, no regrets with my purchase here. Highly recommended.

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