5″ Pair (1 Powered, 1 Passive) Studio Monitors with 5″ Woofer, 0.75″ Silk Dome Tweeter, and 60Hz-20kHz Frequency Response (pair)
Compact, Affordable True Reference Monitors with BT Connectivity
Mackie has over 20 years of experience in designing true reference monitors, and it shows. Their Creative Reference series Multimedia Monitors deliver extraordinary functionality with high-quality components in a small-footprint, affordable form factor. The Mackie CR5BT 5″ Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors with Bluetooth pump out 50W of clean stereo sound from two 5″ woofers and two ferrofluid-cooled 0.75″ silk tweeters, and they have a broad frequency response range of 60Hz–20KHz. You can plug your smartphone or other audio sources directly into the front-panel 1/8″ TRS input or connect by Bluetooth and listen via headphones through the front-facing headphone jack, which automatically defeats the speaker output when employed. Audiophiles and engineers at Musiekwereld love the sound quality that comes from CR5BTs’ birch cabinet construction and custom-tuned rear bass ports — not to mention the included acoustic isolation pads!
Studio-quality monitoring at an entry-level price
The Mackie CR5BT 5″ Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors are well-priced to suit just about any budget — but they aren’t cheap. From their birch plywood cabinets to their ferrofluid-cooled tweeters to their smooth waveguide design, the CR5BTs are built with high-quality components and thoughtful design. The woofers’ small size belies their low-end punch, and the silk tweeters, kept cool by ferrofluid, articulate superbly for pleasing treble frequency production. The custom-tuned rear bass ports and included acoustic isolation pads further enhance the CR5BT’s sound quality, minimizing bass buildup and facilitating purer waveform production throughout their entire 60Hz–20kHz range.
Mackie CR series reference monitors pack heavyweight punch in a small form factor. Each pair features 1/8″ TRS input on the front and dual RCA and 1/4″ phone jack inputs on the rear panel. But you don’t have to be wired in; you can connect for untethered media playback via Bluetooth. There’s a selector switch for determining which stereo channel (left or right) is sent to the powered speaker, so you can have it on your left or right, and the front panel’s 3.5mm headphone jack conveniently mutes the speaker output when in use. And with 50W of power pushed through the built-in waveguide design, you can expect plenty of volumes and smooth, clear sound dispersion at every listening level.
- Powered: Yes
- Power Configuration: Single Amp
- LF Driver Size:5″ woofer
- LF Driver Type: Polypropylene coated
- HF Driver Size:0.75″ tweeter
- HF Driver Type: Silk dome ferrofluid cooled
- Total Power:50W Peak Class AB
- Frequency Range:60Hz-20kHz (-3dB)
- Frequency Response:50Hz-20kHz (-10dB)
- Crossover Frequency:3kHz
- Maximum Peak SPL:103 dB SPL @ 1m
- Input Types:1 x 1/8″ (aux), 2 x 1/4″, 1 x Dual RCA Stereo
- Output Types:1 x 1/8″ (headphones)
- Other I/O: Bare Wire terminal (connects pair)
- Enclosure Type: Rear ported
- Enclosure Material: Solid MDF wood cabinet with black vinyl wrap
- Manufacturer Part Number:2046563-00