CR-X Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors

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CR-X monitors are designed to meet the needs of modern musicians, content creators, video production, and beyond. Stunning looks, studio-quality sound, and convenient features make these the best choice for anyone that wants professional sound without breaking the bank.

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CR Series Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors offer studio-quality sound with cosmetics that compliment any desk whether you’re making music, creating content, or just relaxing to your favorite tunes. The sleek design of CR-X features a brushed metal panel and a distinct outline that stands out. Available in a vast range of sizes from 3” to 8” with Bluetooth® option plus an 8” subwoofer with Bluetooth, CR-X has the perfect match for your needs. Upgrade your listening experience with Mackie CR-X Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors.

Series Overview
CR-X Series

Features

What can CR-X do for you?

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Sleek Cosmetics

With a brushed metal grille and outlined design, your CR-X monitors will stand out and make a statement like "I'm kind of a big deal" or "Hey look at my cool speakers".

Professional

Studio-Quality Sound

Premium woofers and tweeters are powered by high-headroom amplifiers for clear, punchy sound. All-wood cabinets add warmth and natural resonance.

Easy

Control It

Right there on the front panel, is a convenient knob that functions as your power switch as well as your volume. On the rear, there's a handy switch that lets you decide which side of the desk you want that volume control on.

Connect

Flexible Inputs

Standard models come equipped with both 1/4" and RCA inputs plus a 1/8" Aux In. Bluetooth models add, you guessed it, Bluetooth!

listen

Got Headphones?

Located at the bottom of the front panel is a headphone output. This is great for when you want to reference on headphones or when you don't want to bother anyone else in the room. Plugging in headphones automagically turns off the speaker output. It really is that easy, really.

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Bluetooth Streaming

Each model is available with Bluetooth connectivity making it even easier to listen to your music when you want it. When you want to pair your device, just hold down the Running Man on the front panel, it's ok, he won't mind.

Bass

Get That Rumble

It's time to celebrate. The CR Series now has a matching subwoofer, the CR8S-XBT. A 200W amplifier and high-output 8" woofer delivers that big bottom end you've been looking for. Included in the box is the CRDV desktop remote which gives you a volume knob for your subwoofer and monitors right on your... desk. It's also equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, that means you can hook this sub up to any pair of monitors and instantly have a system you can stream to.

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Pro Tools® | First + Plugin Bundle Included

An industry standard for decades, ProTools | First is easy enough for beginners yet sophisticated enough for experienced musicians. Included with this software is the Mackie exclusive Musician Collection featuring 23 creative plug-ins to enhance your recordings.

Series Line-Up

From small desks to full home studio, CR-X has the perfect size for you.

CR3-X

3" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors
  • Signature CR Series Sound
    • Professional studio-quality sound
    • Perfect upgrade for your desktop speakers
    • Great for home studios, content creators, gaming, listening to your favorite tunes, and more
  • Fresh Look
    • Brushed metal front panel
    • Distinct outlined design
  • Plug and Play
    • Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with the convenient speaker placement switch
    • Convenient front panel volume knob with on/off/volume control
    • Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output
    • Flexible inputs - 1/4”, 1/8”, and RCA
  • Professional-grade components and design for optimized sonic performance
    • 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
    • 3″ polypropylene-coated woofer
    • .75″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
    • Specially designed waveguide 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
    • 1/8″ to stereo RCA cable to connect computer output to speakers
    • 1/8″ to 1/8″ cable to connect a smartphone or media player
    • Speaker-to-speaker cable
  • Record like a pro
    • Pro Tools® | First professional recording software and plugin package included
    • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor

CR3-XBT

3" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors with Bluetooth®
  • Signature CR Series Sound
    • Professional studio-quality sound
    • Perfect upgrade for your desktop speakers
    • Great for home studios, content creators, gaming, listening to your favorite tunes, and more
  • Fresh New Look
    • Brushed metal front panel
    • Distinct outlined design
  • Plug and Play
    • Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with the convenient speaker placement switch
    • Convenient front panel volume knob with on/off/volume control
    • Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output
    • Flexible inputs - 1/4”, RCA, and Bluetooth®
  • Bluetooth® Streaming
    • Effortlessly pair any Bluetooth enabled device for easy music streaming directly to your monitors
  • Professional-grade components and design for optimized sonic performance
    • 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
    • 3″ polypropylene-coated woofer
    • .75″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
    • Specially designed waveguide 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
    • 1/8″ to stereo RCA cable to connect computer output to speakers
    • Speaker-to-speaker cable
  • Record like a pro
    • Pro Tools® | First professional recording software and plugin package included
    • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor

CR4-X

4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors
  • Signature CR Series Sound
    • Professional studio-quality sound
    • Great for home studios, content creators, gaming, and more
  • Fresh New Look
    • Brushed metal front panel
    • Distinct outlined design
  • Plug and Play
    • Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with the convenient speaker placement switch
    • Convenient front panel volume knob with on/off/volume control
    • Plug your smartphone or other source into the 1/8” Aux input and listen instantly
    • Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output
    • Flexible inputs - 1/4”, 1/8”, and RCA
  • Professional-grade components and design for optimized sonic performance
    • 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
    • 4″ polypropylene-coated woofer
    • .75″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
    • Specially designed waveguide 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
    • 1/8″ to stereo RCA cable to connect computer output to speakers
    • 1/8″ to 1/8″ cable to connect a smartphone or media player
    • Speaker-to-speaker cable
  • Record like a pro
    • Pro Tools® | First professional recording software and plugin package included
    • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor

CR4-XBT

4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors with Bluetooth®
  • Signature CR Series Sound
    • Professional studio-quality sound
    • Great for home studios, content creators, gaming, and more
  • Fresh New Look
    • Brushed metal front panel
    • Distinct outlined design
  • Plug and Play
    • Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with the convenient speaker placement switch
    • Convenient front panel volume knob with on/off/volume control
    • Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output
    • Flexible inputs - 1/4”, RCA, and Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth® Streaming
    • Effortlessly pair any Bluetooth enabled device for easy music streaming directly to your monitors
  • Professional-grade components and design for optimized sonic performance
    • 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
    • 4″ polypropylene-coated woofer
    • .75″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
    • Specially designed waveguide 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
    • 1/8″ to stereo RCA cable to connect computer output to speakers
    • Speaker-to-speaker cable
  • Record like a pro
    • Pro Tools® | First professional recording software and plugin package included
    • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor

CR5-X

5" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors
  • Signature CR Series Sound
    • Professional studio-quality sound
    • Great for home studios, content creators, gaming, and more
  • Fresh New Look
    • Brushed metal front panel
    • Distinct outlined design
  • Plug and Play
    • Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with the convenient speaker placement switch
    • Convenient front panel volume knob with on/off/volume control
    • Plug your smartphone or other source into the 1/8” Aux input and listen instantly
    • Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output
    • Flexible inputs - 1/4”, 1/8”, and RCA
  • Professional-grade components and design for optimized sonic performance
    • 80 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
    • 5″ polypropylene-coated woofer
    • .75″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
    • Specially designed waveguide 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
    • 1/8″ to stereo RCA cable to connect computer output to speakers
    • 1/8″ to 1/8″ cable to connect a smartphone or media player
    • Speaker-to-speaker cable
  • Record like a pro
    • Pro Tools® | First professional recording software and plugin package included
    • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor

CR5-XBT

5" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors with Bluetooth®
  • Signature CR Series Sound
    • Professional studio-quality sound
    • Great for home studios, content creators, gaming, and more
  • Fresh New Look
    • Brushed metal front panel
    • Distinct outlined design
  • Plug and Play
    • Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with the convenient speaker placement switch
    • Convenient front panel volume knob with on/off/volume control
    • Plug your smartphone or other source into the 1/8” Aux input and listen instantly
    • Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output
    • Flexible inputs - 1/4”, 1/8”, RCA, and Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth® Streaming
    • Effortlessly pair any Bluetooth enabled device for easy music streaming directly to your monitors
  • Professional-grade components and design for optimized sonic performance
    • 80 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
    • 5″ polypropylene-coated woofer
    • .75″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
    • Specially designed waveguide 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
    • 1/8″ to stereo RCA cable to connect computer output to speakers
    • 1/8″ to 1/8″ cable to connect a smartphone or media player
    • Speaker-to-speaker cable
  • Record like a pro
    • Pro Tools® | First professional recording software and plugin package included
    • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor

CR8-XBT

8" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors with Bluetooth®
  • Signature CR Series Sound
    • Professional studio-quality sound
    • Great for home studios, content creators, gaming, and more
  • Fresh New Look
    • Brushed metal front panel
    • Distinct outlined design
  • Plug and Play
    • Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with the convenient speaker placement switch
    • Convenient front panel volume knob with on/off/volume control
    • Plug your smartphone or other source into the 1/8” Aux input and listen instantly
    • Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output
    • Flexible inputs - 1/4”, RCA, 1/8”, and Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth® Streaming
    • Effortlessly pair any Bluetooth enabled device for easy music streaming directly to your monitors
  • Professional-grade components and design for optimized sonic performance
    • 160 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
    • 8″ polypropylene-coated woofer
    • .75″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
    • Specially designed waveguide 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
    • 1/8″ to stereo RCA cable to connect computer output to speakers
    • 1/8″ to 1/8″ cable to connect a smartphone or media player
    • Speaker-to-speaker cable
  • Record like a pro
    • Pro Tools® | First professional recording software and plugin package included
    • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor

CR8S-XBT

8" Creative Reference Multimedia Subwoofer with Bluetooth®
  • Signature CR Series Sound
    • Professional studio-quality sound
    • Perfect upgrade for your desktop speakers
    • Great for home studios, content creators, gaming, listening to your favorite tunes, and more
  • Fresh Look
    • Brushed metal front panel and color matches CR-X multimedia monitors
  • Plug and Play
    • Adjustable Input and Output Level
    • Variable Crossover control
    • Polarity switch
    • Inputs - 1/4” TRS, RCA, and Bluetooth
    • Outputs – 1/4” TRS and RCA
  • Bluetooth® Streaming
    • Effortlessly pair any Bluetooth enabled device for easy music streaming directly to your system
    • Adds Bluetooth streaming to any studio monitors
  • Professional-grade components and design for optimized sonic performance
    • 200 watts of clean, accurate sound
    • 8″ polypropylene-coated woofer
    • All-wood cabinet provides a natural sonic character
  • Included Desktop Remote
    • Control your whole system with the included CRDV Desktop Volume remote with separate levels for the monitors and subwoofer
  • Record like a pro
    • Pro Tools® | First professional recording software and plugin package included
    • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor

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Mackie CR4-XBT Multimedia Studio Monitors with Bluetooth®

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Mackie CR5-XBT Multimedia Studio Monitors with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR5-XBT Multimedia Studio Monitors with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR5-XBT Multimedia Studio Monitors with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR5-XBT Multimedia Studio Monitors with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR5-XBT Multimedia Studio Monitors with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR5-XBT Multimedia Studio Monitors with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8-XBT Multimedia Studio Monitors with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8-XBT Multimedia Studio Monitors with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8-XBT Multimedia Studio Monitors with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8-XBT Multimedia Studio Monitors with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8S-XBT Multimedia Subwoofer with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8S-XBT Multimedia Subwoofer with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8S-XBT Multimedia Subwoofer with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8S-XBT Multimedia Subwoofer with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8S-XBT Multimedia Subwoofer with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8S-XBT Multimedia Subwoofer with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8S-XBT Multimedia Subwoofer with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8S-XBT Multimedia Subwoofer with Bluetooth®

Mackie CR8S-XBT Multimedia Subwoofer with Bluetooth®

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News & Events
New! CR-X Series Multimedia Monitors
Bothell, WA—January 2020… Mackie has expanded their immensely popular CR Series Multimedia Monitors, adding new models and a subwoofer to the highly acclaimed line of compact nearfields. New to the... Read More