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Mackie Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - 3 inch

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CR3 (PAIR)

Your Price: $124.99 CDN

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Built using only premium, high-performance components and featuring convenient front-panel controls, Mackie Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors deliver professional sound quality and features perfect for work, play and everything in between.

SPECIFICATIONS:
• Studio-quality design, sound and performance ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment
• Professional-grade components for optimized sonic performance
- 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
- 3″ polypropylene-coated woofer
- .75″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
• Ultra-wide frequency range perfect for full-range multimedia (80Hz 20kHz)
• Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with CR3s convenient speaker placement switch
• Convenient front panel volume knob with lit power ring gives you on/off/volume control and power indication where you need it
• Plug your smartphone or other source right into the front of the speakers and listen instantly
• Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output and provides tactile headphone volume control
• A choice of inputs for simple connection to almost any audio source (1/4, 1/8, RCA)
• Smooth waveguide design 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 to front panel of speakers
- Speaker-to-speaker cable

30 second life span0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
They honestly worked for about 30 seconds worth of playing, then they powered off and won't power back on. I trust the great folks at L&M to resolve this problem, but I can say you may want to try a different product if you're looking at entry level monitors. I also have a set of AV42's, they're going strong for over a year now.
Posted by Eric on Dec 26, 2017
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Reasonable for the price2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
If you know what high end mains really sound like, you'll be disappointed unless your expectations are low. If you've used nothing but headphones or built in laptop speakers, you'll be pleased as can be. If you enjoy building and/or designing speaker/audio projects on the other hand... While they're okay for cheap monitors "as is", yanking the drivers out, stuffing extra damping material(fiberglass/polyfill) into the cabs (and putting the drivers back in obviously) and partially blocking the ports with polyfill makes them sound like they're 2x-3x the price, but with smaller power amps. They have enough power for most non professionals, but if you judge tracks at high volume, these are short on power, especially on their own. Out of the box, they tend to have an uncontrolled high midbass peak (Something like 130hz if memory serves. The lows roll off awful fast below 100hz too) but a bit of work like I mentioned they're not bad. With a decent subwoofer and a bit of fiddling with the above mentioned mods, they're surprisingly good. The woofers are also true rubber surrounds.
Posted by Colin Fraser on Jun 18, 2017
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Unbeatable for the Price2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
I purchased these around 1 year ago and I'm extremely happy with them. I noticed another reviewer saying they were not really impressed because of 'muffled sound.' No issues on my end. Prior to these speakers all I was using were the built-in MacBook speakers, and the difference between the two is astronomical. If you're used to extremely high end studio monitors, then these may not be sufficient for you, who knows. I am someone that loves listening to all genres of music, frequently, and I am very picky when it comes to sound. These are perfect for my needs and for the price I wouldn't even look at anything else if I were you.
Posted by Ethan on Feb 16, 2017
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Great Lookin Speakers but..........1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary East, Alberta
Just bought these speakers and not really impressed. Speakers sounds muffled. I don't know if you need a high priced sound card for PC in order for better sound out of these speakers. I guess for a 119 buck what can you expect! They look great and have the features but I have to say spend a bit more to get better sound. If these speaker were 3 way they might have a better sound.
Posted by Bryan on Dec 23, 2016
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Great little speakers3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I got these for my computer desk and didn't want large speakers which take up too much room (I already have a set of large monitors). They sound better, in my opinion, than the M-Audio AV32's, and have a very smooth and natural high end, which makes listening to music a pleasure. Good definition, and these could be a very good set of second monitor speakers, to check mixes on smaller speakers. Yes, the bass doesn't go as low as larger woofers, but for a 3" woofer, the bass is quite good, and for my purposes --basically to use as a computer speaker monitor--it works very well. I like that I can turn it off in the front without reaching behind the unit.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2015
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awsome dj monitors2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
they produce my min tech and club house well. they are impressive and down right acceptable speakers for the price. they do have a low end although they have 3 inch drivers. you can stop driving your room mates nuts cause you can get them loud enough to mix without the sound going through the wall. they are good monitors to dj with.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2015
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Is it Just Me ?1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
I read nothing but great reviews for these monitors. Personally I find them to have too much mid range. They have good bass, treble and overall great clarity and honesty, but just too much mid for my taste. I bought these as a second set of reference speakers before final mixdown, but to be honest, I think I would have done better with my wife's $50 computer speakers
Posted by Ray on Aug 12, 2015
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Great little monitors0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
Really great full sound
Posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2015
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Really great pair of speakers1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I recently bought a record player and realized I needed a preamp and a set of powered speakers. I didn't want to spend a lot of money and searched for the cheapest active speakers I could find. After reading some reviews on these I was sold. They come with a bunch of extras and loaded with features like the front volume control. They sound amazing and they are small enough for me to move to my recording area if need them for monitors. They are also way cheaper at L&M for some reason than online so go pick up a pair!
Posted by Dylan on Jan 19, 2015
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Awesome mini monitors2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
Bought these yesterday.They Rock.Punchy bass,great imagery,small footprint,and incredible price point.They take volume like a champ!!
Posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2014
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Super Mini Monitors!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
Just bought these to go along with my Mackie HR 624 MK2's.They sound great.Amazing stereo imaging.Super punchy.A little hyped in the high end,but they can take big volume without breaking up.Nice tight low end.For 110.00 dollars you can't go wrong.It is hard to believe all that great sound can come out of monitors this small!!!.
Posted by Alec Friesen on Dec 4, 2014
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