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CR5-XBT

5" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors with Bluetooth®

CR5-XBT

Everyone deserves professional sound. CR5-XBT Creative Multimedia Reference Monitors are designed for content creators, producers, musicians, video editors and beyond. Experience detailed studio sound quality through powerful 5” creative reference monitors with Bluetooth connectivity.

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LISTEN LIKE THE PROS

LISTEN LIKE THE PROS

Mackie CR5-XBT studio monitors are unrivaled in sound quality and style. Now you can have true studio sound in any creative space, whether you’re a content creator, a DJ, solo artist, producer, or are simply looking for stellar sound so you can enjoy your favorite music, movies and more. CR5-XBT monitors combine a silk dome tweeter and a 5” polypropylene woofer for clean, articulate sound with plenty of low-end extension. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can go wireless and stream audio straight to your monitors. 

Product features

  • Premium Woofer and Tweeter for Studio-Quality Sound
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Sleek, Brushed Metal Grille with Outlined Design
  • Convenient Front-Facing Headphone Jack
  • Flexible Input Options—1/4”, 1/8” and RCA

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Everything you need in a computer speaker - No matter what music you like, the CR5-XBT pair can play it loud and clear without distorting. The set includes Bluetooth and plenty of inputs. The Mackie CR5-XBT set strikes the ideal balance between the sound quality and power of professional studio monitors and the convenience and compact size of computer speakers. In our blind listening tests, the CR5-XBT pair easily beat everything but the pro monitors—not only because it had the most bass but also because it had the clearest sound.

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Mackie’s CR-X speakers are affordable, but offer the sort of sound you’d expect to pay a lot more to listen to.

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We recommend the Mackie CR5-XBT speakers as our pick for the best computer speakers because they deliver a full, balanced sound whether you’re listening to bass-heavy rap music, ambient soundscapes, or conference calls. Mackie’s intuitive design choices—such as placing the volume wheel on the front and allowing either the left or right speaker to connect to the power source—make this system easy to set up and use throughout your day. Although the speakers are a bit larger than others we tested–about the size of a typical bookshelf speaker– so you might want to get speaker stands if you have a small desk. We aren’t crazy about the neon green accents on the face, though; we would prefer different color options.

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Studio-Quality Sound

Studio-Quality Sound

Premium woofers and tweeters, high-headroom amplifiers and all-wood enclosures—this is what professional sound is made of. Don’t let the compact size fool you. CR5-XBT studio monitors deliver clean, accurate sound for bedroom studios and gaming setups alike.

 
Sleek Cosmetics

Sleek Cosmetics

Sounding great is only half the battle—your multimedia monitors should reflect your style too. The sharp aesthetic of CR5-XBT monitors looks great in the studio, the bedroom or any home listening setup. Be bold and make it loud without sacrificing style.
 

Control It

Control It

No one likes having to dig around for monitor controls. That’s why we put a volume control and power switch right on the front. Toggle the speaker placement switch to change which side of the desk you want the volume knob on. Your creative space is a personal command center. We’re just giving you better tools to control it.

 

Flexible Inputs

Flexible Inputs

We wouldn’t limit you to just one input type! CR5-XBT monitors have 1/4“, 1/8“ and RCA inputs for added versatility. With so many options, you can connect an audio interface, turntable, smartphone or media player all at once.

Got Headphones?

Got Headphones?

So, your mix sounds great through your studio monitors. Now what? Get a second perspective of your mix using the front-facing headphone jack. Listening through the headphones jack automatically turns off output from the monitors—no need to twist knobs or pull faders.

 
It’s All About the Bass

It’s All About the Bass

Treat yourself to some extra bass. CR5-XBT monitors have polypropylene woofers and rear-firing ports for tight bass response, but if you really want to shake the block, add the CR8S-XBT. The matching subwoofer is driven by a 200W amplifier and 8” high-output woofer for a strong low-end knockout. Still with us?

Cut the Cord

Cut the Cord

In addition to our standard inputs, CR5-XBT monitors feature Bluetooth connectivity to make it easy to listen to music instantly, without a mess of extra wires. Just hold down the Running Man icon and let the Bluetooth magic do the rest.
 

Full features

  • 80 watts of CR Series sound for home studios, content creators, gaming, and listening
  • Bluetooth connectivity for pristine listening without the wires
  • Sleek design with a brushed metal front plate to match any desk
  • 5” polypropylene woofer and custom-tuned ports for deep bass extension
  • .75” silk tweeter and specially designed waveguide for unmatched clarity
  • Speaker placement switch—choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob
  • Flexible input options that include 1/4”, 1/8” and RCA
  • Front-facing headphone output jack

Product comparison

 
Product
Wattage
Driver Size
Bluetooth
 
 
CR3-X
CR3-X Arctic White
CR3-XBT Arctic White
CR3-X Green Lightning
CR3-XBT
CR4-X
CR4-XBT
CR5-X
CR5-XBT
CR8-XBT
CR8S-XBT
CR3-X
CR3-X Arctic White
CR3-XBT Arctic White
CR3-X Green Lightning
CR3-XBT
CR4-X
CR4-XBT
CR5-X
CR5-XBT
CR8-XBT
CR8S-XBT
50W
50W
50W
50W
50W
50W
50W
80W
80W
160W
200W
3"
3"
3"
3"
3"
4"
4"
5"
5"
8"
8"
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
$ 99.99
$ 109.99
$ 129.99
$ 109.99
$ 119.99
$ 149.99
$ 169.99
$ 209.99
$ 229.99
$ 359.99
$ 229.99