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Precision Class A/B amplifiers. Magnetically shielded. Balanced XLR, TRS and unbalanced RCA inputs. (39) Read 8 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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When you're ready to make the switch to pro studio monitors, there are many things you need to consider. For instance, it's up to you to create a mix that works on a variety of speakers-one that translates to boomboxes, home and car stereos, even headphones and portable music players. So you need monitors that deliver a neutral starting point, and sound that is clear across the frequency spectrum. You also want monitors with consistent performance, so whether you're on axis or off, cranking 'em up or turning 'em down low, what you're hearing is accurate. And you want all this at a reasonable price.

Mackie MR5 Studio Monitors deliver truly professional quality and everything you need for critical monitoring-at a price that's unbelievably affordable. Wide, even dispersion means a broad sweet spot, minimizing funny dips or peaks in frequency response when you move off axis. You get superior bass extension-tight and free from distortion-so your lows pack just the right amount of punch. And to ensure the best sound possible for your setup, the MR Series monitors feature acoustic controls so you can tune them to fit your room. With their Active bi-amplified architecture, wide dispersion, ultra-flat frequency response and outstanding bass performance, you get superior imaging with impeccable clarity, for a truly inspirational, non-fatiguing monitoring experience.

Features

- Studio monitor with true Active design
- Precision Class A/B amplifiers with Active protection circuits: 55W for LF / 30W for HF
- HF and LF acoustic controls for room correction
- Balanced XLR, TRS and unbalanced RCA inputs
- Ultra-low distortion 5.25-inch steel frame LF transducer
- Waveguide loaded 1-inch high-resolution HF transducer
- Minimum-diffraction molded baffle for smooth, wide sweet zone
- Magnetically shielded for safe placement near computer/video monitors
- Precisely tuned for working interchangeably with other MR units
- Includes Tracktion 3 Music Production Software for Mac/PC
- MR Series monitors achieve their transparent sound quality thanks to these key design elements:

Minimum-Diffraction Molded Baffle

When it comes to baffle design, shape matters; it plays a role in how sound waves travel. This baffle is precisely molded to minimize diffraction, so sound waves radiate smoothly, and are dispersed optimally. Mackie's precision waveguide is designed to ensure broad, even dispersion, and a smooth transition between highs and lows. The result is a crystal clear image of your mix, with an ultra-wide, even sweet spot. Whether you're in mix position or not, on axis or off, you'll always hear an accurate representation of your mix.

Amplifier Design

Amplifiers are the power behind a monitor's sound, but they can also color it. Unlike with passive monitors, our amplifiers are precisely matched to the monitor design. Featuring our proven Class A/B architecture, the MR Monitors' amplifiers are meticulously tuned to deliver ultra-flat frequency response, so the sound remains neutral. To compensate for room characteristics, acoustic controls allow you to adjust High Frequency and Low Frequency settings (+/-2dB). Balanced inputs allow you to get the best signal possible, but the option of unbalanced inputs mean you can connect easily to any source. And MR Monitors deliver enough power to handle the toughest source material, at sound levels beyond sane people's requirements.

Cabinet

A speaker's cabinet is more than just an enclosure-it's another component that affects the overall quality and character of the sound. Our cabinet features a rear port, carefully tuned to deliver superior bass performance with no audible vent noise. Because air passes through the precisely engineered curved port easily, there is no distortion, and no build-up of pressure within the cabinet that could affect driver movement. The rigidity of the cabinet's precision-braced MDF construction also prevents vibration, meaning your sound is always free from unwanted resonance.

Woofer Transducers

Transducers are responsible for converting your electrical signal into sound, so consistent, unwavering performance is a must if you want sonic clarity. We specifically create our ultra-low distortion steel frame woofers and waveguide-loaded silk dome tweeters to work perfectly in concert with all the components in each MR monitor. You get a precisely tuned monitor that performs with impeccable consistency.

Applications

MR Series Monitors are ideal for a variety of applications. Use the MRs to empower your mixes in the studio, or to add pro sound to your multimedia, gaming or home theatre system. You can even use them for a great-sounding home DJ rig. The MR5 and MR8 Monitors share the same design, so they function great together, too, making them optimal for multiple monitor setups-just add a Big Knob-as well as surround systems. For any applications where high quality sound and classic good looks are required, MR monitors are the perfect fit. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Mackie products.
Mackie Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-898-3211 and 425-487-4333
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4.5 out of 5 (39 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: Mixing with these speakers is incredible. I used Audio Technica headphones before I purchased these and while it sounded really good I mixed down a song using the MR5s and then listened back over the headphones and I could not believe the difference. I have a lot of re-mixes to do. Feature: Selection of input options and ability to adjust the highs and lows to meet the needs of your environment rate these high on feature content as far as I'm concerned. Ease of Use: Very easy to use. Make sure that you open the manual and follow the quick setup instructions. They even write them like "We know you want to crank these babies up but for your own good do it like this". The manual is very good, concise and well written, easy to understand. Quality: They are really solid, you can tell as soon as you take them out of the box that they are well built with quality materials. Value: I compared a lot of ratings and these monitors constantly came out on top for value, quality and features. Manufacturer Support: I'll give them a 10 here because the best support you can get is to have well written and easy to follow directions. I would guess that based on the quality of the product that they would take as much pride in their support. I hope that I don't have to find that out. The Wow Factor: The monitors are black and black is cool. They look pretty sitting on either side of my monitor. I like a clean and simple look and these fit the bill. Very understated and very functional. Overall: I cannot say enough good things about this product. I thought that I would have to pay a lot of money for speakers of this quality. If you are on a limited budget get these you will not be disappointed.
Style of Music: Alternative, Jazz, Electronic
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Sound: Smooth, rich, accurate - great little monitors for the money. At this price point, I call them "best in class." Great for accurate mixes on a budget. These do not fatigue the listener. Feature: These come packed well from the factory with a manual (READ IT!) a power chord and years of good listening. Not much else... Ease of Use: Read the manual and set them up in 2 minutes. Don't read the manual and you'll be very embarrassed when you call tech support. Quality: Very well made. I have owned the Mackie HR824s for many many years now - absolutely reliable service from them. I expect the same from the MR5s. Value: Well worth the money. Better - way better then many other monitors at similar price points. Manufacturer Support: I have not had to contact tech support for the MR5s but when I had a Mackie 1604 mixer, I had trouble with it right after the warranty expired. Mackie fixed the mixer for free and shipped it back to me within two weeks. Good as new! The Wow Factor: I want the power switch on the front of the monitor - like it is on the HR824s. Aside from the very minor complaint, these are dead sexy monitors that will get you attention from all the ladies! Buy them! Overall: I love these things. I tested them out in the store and ordered a pair right away. I am a 20+ year studio owner/musician/recording engineer. I don't want hype and I don't have money to burn. These are the best value I've seen/heard in this class. I recommend them because I own them and I own them because they do what they promise.
Style of Music: Rock, Alt, Hip Hop, Country, Voice Overs - Anything and Everything
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