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Mackie MR8 Active Studio Monitor

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Created by the same audio gurus who brought you the legendary HR Series, the MR8 Mackie Reference Monitor is the perfect solution for those ready to step up to a monitoring system with truly pro sound... Click To Read More About This Product

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Created by the same audio gurus who brought you the legendary HR Series, the MR8 Mackie Reference Monitor is the perfect solution for those ready to step up to a monitoring system with truly pro sound. The MR8 delivers everything you need for critical monitoring in your home studio, multimedia or home theater system. With its Active bi-amplified architecture (100W LF/50W 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 MR8 monitor stands alone in its class.

The MR8 monitor contains an 8" cast aluminum basket, high-efficiency carbon fiber woofer and a 110 x 90 constant directivity horn with Ferrofluid cooled, 1" titanium-dome tweeter. It features a built-in, LICC low-inductance passive crossover with high-frequency dynamic protection. It is lightweight, UV/weather resistant, and made with high-density polystyrene. It has a trapezoidal-shaped enclosure for multiple applications and minimum visual intrusion. It also has integrated mounting points for use with optional mounting hardware. Comes with Mackie's exclusive industrialone-time no fault repair policy and a five year, limited warranty.


  • Studio monitor with true Active design
  • Precision Class A/B amplifiers with Active protection circuits: 100W for LF / 50W for HF
  • HF and LF acoustic controls for room correction
  • Balanced XLR, TRS, and unbalanced RCA inputs
  • Ultra-low distortion 8" 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 monitor
  • Precisely tuned for working interchangeably with other MR units
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(26 of 31 customers found this review helpful)


This is a High-End Monitor at low-end price!

By Mike

from Phoenix, AZ

Prior to this, I was using Samson Resolve 65A's. After replacing them with this monitor - all I can say is wow! - no staticky noises or any weird stuff. I listened to some Metallica songs on these, and it was super clear - bass really punchy, and midrange full and complete. I had an old mix I loaded, and immediately changed everything around to get a correct balance due to these new monitors. The level differences were set radically different using these as opposed to the old ones -- they give the true picture! They are absolutely killer in every regard. I play drums, so they are loud enough to play along with without distortion (and I only have the knob turned to the center position on the back (so there is much more volume to these). I was so hyped about these, that I played guitar for hours last night with songs playing on them. Every song sounded good, and it blended awesome with my guitar!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


These Monitors are the "TRUTH"


from Los Angeles, Ca

I just purchased these monitors on Saturday from the Guitar Center in Hollywood on Sunset! WOW! I had the opportunity to listen to them in the store in their speaker room, and they sounded good there, but once I got them home they seemed to sound even better! I was torn between these and the KRK VXT8's but these sounded cleaner and brighter than the KRK's. I just upgraded from a pair of M-AUDIO BX5A's to these and now I feel as if I have all the power in the world!!! I would recommend these to anyone that is serious about mixing and producing. I produce and mix Bass-Pounding Hip-Hop Records and these are a perfect match!!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


One Word....

By Noisejunky

from Goldsboro, NC

Excellent. I used my buddy's KRK Rokit 8's for a while, and when the time came I was pretty set on buying some of my own. I listened to some of my most recent mixes made on the KRK's just to be sure. Long story short, I heard things on the MR8's that needed to be corrected. I had not heard before. I was sold. I bought a pair two months ago, and have had zero regrets.I feel like I get a tighter mix faster with the MR8's vs the KRK's Super Monitors for this price range.

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