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Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair 

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Studio-quality design and performance for multimedia creation and entertainment.

Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors are designed for multimedia creation and entertainment, delivering studio-quality design and performance in sleek, small-footprint designs. Featuring 50 watts of power and premium components like a sound-enhancing high-frequency waveguide, Creative Reference monitors ensure pristine, accurate sound for any application. Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with CR's speaker placement switch and take advantage of convenient front-panel features like a dedicated input for smartphone playback. Plus, you get all the cables you need to get started right out of the box. With Mackie Creative Reference monitors, you get professional sound quality and features in compact desk-friendly designs perfect for work, play and everything in between.

FEATURES
  • 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
  • 4³ polypropylene-coated woofer
  • .75³ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
  • Ultra-wide frequency range perfect for full-range multimedia (70Hz - 20kHz)
  • Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with CR4's 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
  • 1/8³ to stereo RCA cable to connect computer output to speakers
  • 1/8³ to 1/8³ cable to connect a smartphone or media player to front panel of speakers
  • Speaker-to-speaker cable

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MackieCR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (22)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Compact (14)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Versatile (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (22)
  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (8)

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5.0

Amazing

By Zac

from Ga

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

    I have no complants about it

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    4.5/5 I really like this sound... After EQ

    By Xander

    from Logansport, Indiana

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Muddy

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

    Immediately after I ordered them I saw many people saying that these were "garbage for the price". I plugged them in and I really like them. I've heard monitors that are worth thousands. I would honestly go for the MAUDIO AV42 if I had the chance again (FOR MUSIC PRODUCTION). But if you EQ these to get rid of the Muddiness and give it a more neutral/flat sound they sound !GREAT!. Without the EQ they're very bassy/muddy. I wouldn't say these are clear. Though, I did hear parts of songs that I haven't heard before even after years of listening to those songs, it's very hard to hear them you have to listen for it. If you're looking for some good monitors and with 150 go for these or the MAUDIO AV42. If you have 300+ and you're just trying to cheap out on your monitors, don't. Go for some KRK Rokit 5's and know for sure you're getting something good with your money. Price to performance only gets better around this price range.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Mackie is the way to go

    By Mr. Marc

    from Prescott Arizona

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

      Replaced cheaper monitors.....very good upgrade.Plenty of volume.Wanted to put up on the wall.One speaker nice and flat on the wall,but the main power speaker with its wires coming out the back,had to use a shelf.Otherwise,4 stars all the way.The perfect reference monitor combo.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice product.

      By Iggy

      from Miami, Florida.

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

        Nice honest reproduction of sound at an affordable price. You won't go wrong with this product, period.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very solid monitors, considering their size & price

        By Dro

        from Birmingham,AL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

          I've had this pair of monitors for years now (they were my first monitors when I decided to delve into audio production), and they still sound exactly like they did when I bought them. That's as much as I can comment on, concerning durability, since I never move them around or anything. But the sound hasn't degraded at all over the past few years. I've since bought some larger, more expensive monitors, but I still have these hooked up too, and I still use them regularly.

          They produce a very nice, flat sound, that makes it quite easy to ensure that your levels are right, & that you don't have certain frequencies that are too loud/quiet. The only "negative" here (imo) is their lack of ability to recreate the extremely low-end (sub bass) frequencies. It's tough to hold that against monitors that have 4" drivers though. But don't be mistaken, these monitors do a great job with bass-- it's actually pretty impressive how well they handle bass, compared to any others I've heard that are this size. The bass response is accurate (as are the mids & highs- the mids are present & clear, & not noticeably louder than the other frequencies- which I've had issues with on other monitors- & the highs aren't harsh & piercing- which I've also had problems with elsewhere). It's just the deep sub range that these monitors have a harder time with- but again, that's the case with any 4" drivers, as I've yet to hear one that can accurately deliver on the very bottom end (less than 40Hz or so). I primarily work with dance/electronic music, & even a lot of the more expensive, larger monitors tend to have trouble with frequencies that low, which is why I use a separate sub (which is always an option, to use along with any monitors). For non-electronic genres, this isn't as much of a concern, since sub bass won't be a focal point of the music, & those ultra-lows can be cut.

          And these things do look amazing. Anyone looking for a pair of affordable, well-made, smaller monitors, you found them.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Mackie CR4 Monitors

          By Autumn

          from Kansas

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

            I've had these speakers for a couple months now and they've worked very well in our home studio! Bass response is quite good, which was important for us. They seem very durable, but they don't get moved around a whole lot. They are definitely better than your average computer speakers! Highly recommend, especially if you're looking for inexpensive home studio monitors.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great speakers!!!

            By Randman

            from Norman ok

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

              These speakers are awesome!!! Couldn't believe how good they sound for the price.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              For mixing at home, these are your monitors.

              By kyle

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

              Sound great, look great, solid construction. Good buy.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Yes

              By James

              from undisclosed

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              Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

              They work well for what I do with them I am happy

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              These are GREAT !

              By Crazy Davey

              from New Hampster

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Mackie CR4 4" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Pair:

                These replaced some smaller Behrengers that, to be honest, I may have abused past the point of their capabilities. The difference was stunning. I was especially happy to find that a crackle that had been there when my Roland System 1 was set to fast attack nearly disappears using the Mackies. Plus their green speaker detail matches the synth's green accents. What a pair !

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