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... Read More
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.
Reviewed by 14 customers
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.
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.
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.
When I first plugged them in and played some beats through them, I was surprised by the amount of bass they put out. They are really clear and provide a great mix reference.... and they go really loud. Lots of headroom, lots of power, and lots of beef. If you don't have a lot of money and need a good set of monitors for your set up, these are the ones you want.
Outstanding Pieces Of Technology. The Sound On These Guys Are Clean. What I Did Was Play Different Music From Rap To Opera To Test The Sound That I Would Hear Out Of Them And It Was Smooth Exspecially For The Price. It's A Good Piece Of Equipment For Anyone With Home Studio With A Low Budget And Looking For Good Quality To Make Good Quality Music.
Typical Mackies, really. They're nice, warm and inoffensive. Won't have you leaping out your chair but then again, if that's what you want you wouldn't be looking at these in the first place.
I went into my local music store fully intending to buy a pair of HS50 Yamaha monitors; I'd auditioned 'em before and the price was right. Even though I'm a bit of a Yamajunkie and am always skeptical of sales techs pimping the "flavor of the day", there was no question that these monitors left the HS50s in the dust. After a bit of dialing in to match my room setup, I'm now using voices on my synths that were flat and unlistenable before. At the price point, the Mackies offer better lows, more input choices, great room matching flexibility, and an overall richer sound. I'd expected to add a sub later, but won't need to with these. Take your mix in and audition a pair - you'll be leaving with 'em. Support your local music store!
In my main studio, I mix from the Mackie 8/24. Those are amazing speakers. So I figured for some home editing to try some smaller monitors. I first tried then returned a pair of M-Audio speakers. Ok, so I went and listened to KRK, JBL, Yamaha, and others and kept going back to these so I got the MR5's. Just don't waste any time or money on any of the M-Audio speakers, for their size they are head and shoulders the best in their class. These make perfect sense to me, and after doing a side by side comparison with the 8/24 speakers, these are just a toned down version but cover the frequencies with the same flavor. I feel comfortable mixing on these as I know there is a close match to their big brothers.
Bought these to enjoy my digital keyboards at home, downstairs rec room. Just as clean and crisp as you could ask for. Left both tone slide switches in the middle. No need to tweak. The grand piano bottom end sounds are incredible for these little woofers. My hat's off to their engineers. I did opt for balanced cables. The schematic for the speakers shows an extra transistor in use with the XLR input. No brainer. TRS from the piano and XLR to the speakers. Was holding out for the Mackie MR8s until I heard these. Saved myself a few $$
I wasnt sure how these speakers would sound; to my suprise they sound great and blew me away. They are great for mixing. The MR-5's let you hear what is really there sonically and have a good bass response. Dont expect these speakers to make what you have sound good, they allow you to hear the quality of your mix. Bad mix, bad sounding audio. I would choose these over the yamaha HS-50's; for the price and sound structure. In short you wont need a sub woofer unlike other speakers this size. Take my advice if your looking for monitors around this size and price range get these before they run out.. Remember bad mix, horrible sounding music.. Audio defects cant hide from these speakers.
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