Mackie MR5 Active Studio Monitor  

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Created by the same audio gurus who designed the legendary HR Series, the MR5 Mackie Reference Monitor is the perfect solution for those ready to step up to a monitoring system with truly pro sound. T... Click To Read More About This Product

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Created by the same audio gurus who designed the legendary HR Series, the MR5 Mackie Reference Monitor is the perfect solution for those ready to step up to a monitoring system with truly pro sound. The MR5 delivers everything you need for critical monitoring in your home studio, multimedia or home theater system. With its Active bi-amplified Class A/B architecture (55W LF / 30W HF), wide-dispersion, ultra-flat frequency response and outstanding bass performance, you get superior imaging with impeccable clarity. Thanks to its unbelievable sound--and price--the MR5 monitor speaker stands alone in its class.

Features
  • Studio monitor with true Active design
  • Precision Class A/B amplifiers with Active protection circuits: 55W for LF / 30W for HF
  • HF and LF acoustic controls for room correction
  • Balanced XLR, TRS, and unbalanced RCA inputs
  • Ultra-low distortion 5-1/4" steel frame LF transducer
  • Waveguide loaded 1" high-resolution HF transducer
  • Minimum-diffraction molded baffle for smooth, wide sweet zone
  • Magnetically shielded for safe placement near computer/video monitors
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MackieMR5 Active Studio Monitor
 
4.9

(based on 29 reviews)

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    (26)

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Reviewed by 29 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I hear dollar signs

By Anthony Loomis

from Los Angeles

Comments about Mackie MR5 Active Studio Monitor:

A 10 outta 10 isn't something I normally do, regardless of what is being reviewed. However, at this price, getting 2 active studio monitors that sound great is an absolute steal.

I used these almost every day for a year and a half. I was an apartment producer looking for some decent monitors, and these absolutely met the need.

There isn't any crazy features and I doubt there is any of these in professional studios (because they are pretty small) but if you are looking for a pair of monitors that do their job, look great and are very reliable, then make the purchase.

There is a reason why these are 5 star reviewed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Efficiant Accurate Moniter

By Kev Henderon

from st. louis,mo.

Comments about Mackie MR5 Active Studio Monitor:

I have had these for a year now and they definitely do the job.Make no mistake when shopping for studio monitors,no matter the cost. You don't want them to color your mix. NO monitor will help your mix however if your listening acoustics are sub par.After placing them with proper acoustical placement these seem very efficient especially in tight places. Like any monitor you do have to get used to what you are listening to. But i find these to be very accurate. mine are set flat with no tweaking in the rear. They breathe well and have efficient power to get a good clean mix.I leave mine on all the time and have yet to over heat.Very durable.Trust me this is a good monitor and if nudjet allows try the mr-8s.Another job well done mackie.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great studio monitors.

By Keenerman

from The place in which I dwell

Comments about Mackie MR5 Active Studio Monitor:

I have had these monitors for about a week now, and I have nothing but good things to say. Once you play around with them a bit, play with some of the available roll off switches, and experiment with room placement, these monitors sound amazing. For the price, I don't think much else comes close.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best audio purchase ever

By Dave Bezinque

from Hanford California

Comments about Mackie MR5 Active Studio Monitor:

I purchased my Mackie MR5 monitors for my home studio and they work very well in that role. The sound is so crisp and clear! They probably don't have the bass punch for rap and such, but are superb for most other music at resonable volumes. I have since started using them in my spin classes (group exercise) driven by my IPod. They are plenty loud enough and are still very clear at these high volumes. The only problem I have had is that there is computer noise when used with my laptop. This can be eliminated by unplugging the computer power supply or using a ground isolation plug (not recomended for safety). All in all very pleased.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding monitors!!

By TC057

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Mackie MR5 Active Studio Monitor:

I purchased these monitors for my home studio and was debating between the MR5 and MR8. I'm glad I chose the MR5 simply because they pack a lot of punch for a small monitor. The sound quality is awesome, especially on lower frequencies. You can't go wrong with these monitors in this price range. Make the purchase,you won't regret it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Monitors!!

By MusicalRock123

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mackie MR5 Active Studio Monitor:

These monitors are absolutely brilliant! They sound wonderful and the price is equally impressive. Your mixes will be crystal-clear, and casual music listening will be beautiful through the MR5s. They are sweet and simple; they get the job done and look good doing it. I highly recommend this product!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Monitor in this Class

By Mike-OEwHl

from Cincinnati, OH

Comments about Mackie MR5 Active Studio Monitor:

I have owned my MR5s for about a year now and they still sound as good as the day I bought them. For me, two things set this monitor apart from others in its class, and even the next class up (like the M-Audio BX8a): sound stage and bass response. If you listen to the BX8a or KRK RP8, you'll notice a distinct lack of commanding bass. Its there, but it sounds like its happening somewhere far away. The sound stage on those monitors tends to be very generic and unremarkable. Not so for the Mackie MR5 or MR8. Even if you have better monitors like the HR624 you will be stunned at the bass response on the diminutive MR5. Which is not to say that its overpowering, these are quite flat in response but the bass is finally there. Instruments have more character across the stage and you get a fullness of sound that makes you wonder how these are so cheap. Of course they won't stand up to the HR series or KRK VXT series, but you get what you pay for - only with the MR5 you don't have to settle for "poor" sound, just "not as good." I would recommend these to any beginner studio musician or audiophile. You will not be disappointed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The perfect monitor for a beginner!!

By Macallie

from Northern Arizona

Comments about Mackie MR5 Active Studio Monitor:

I did some research and let musicians friend do the selling, I bought the MR5 and am 100% satisfied.its an easy decision - the best part about it is when you decide to shell out 1500 for a monitor system, you will appreciate the MR5 for getting you by in the meantime.

 
5.0

worth every penny

By joseph-vhMmJ

from puerto rico

Comments about Mackie MR5 Active Studio Monitor:

ive had these for a little over a year now, im pleased to say im amazed with the performace of these monitors great monitors for the price its unbeatable, i really recomend these for any use, at first i wanted em for beat makin, but they work great in a studio too

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Flat Response / Great Imaging

By Jimbo

from Highland, IN

Comments about Mackie MR5 Active Studio Monitor:

I purchased a pair of the MR5 monitors for my home project studio and I love the way they perform. one of the selling points for me was the response of 60-20kHz (+/- 3db); The music industry is held to a standard of +/- 10db variation from flat response (that's 20 db), but the mackie MR5 boasts no more than 6db from flat response. EQing them to NAB standards reqired very little tweaking. The imaging is clear and precise and I didn't experience listener fatigue even after an eight hour mixdown session. the only thing I would change is to put the power switch ont the front, other than that, i can't imagine a better near field monitor.

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