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Mackie MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor  

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    Mackie

    Has the power, performance, and clarity you need to create world-class mixes.

    As a professional studio monitoring solution, MRmk2s are extremely balanced, outputting a high-frequency clarity and midrange definition you can stake your reputation on. They out-power any competitively priced monitor and deliver deeper, more accurate bass than anything in their class. Perfect for professional and home studios, as well as home theaters and multimedia applications, MRmk2 monitors deliver a rich sonic experience and the power, performance and clarity you need to create world-class mixes.

    All-new professional transducers
    MRmk2 Series studio monitors feature all-new professional transducers specifically designed to meet the demands of the modern project studio. The neodymium magnet-driven silk dome tweeter is both smooth and accurate, featuring ferro-fluid cooling to help protect against power compression during wide dynamic playback. The hyperbolic curved cone woofer, inverted dust cap, and long voice coil windings work in tandem to deliver smooth, consistent output with controlled low frequency performance. When paired with Mackie’s precision-tuned amplifiers, MRmk2 monitors provide spot-on input-to-output tuning that you can take to the bank.

    Precision power amplifiers
    The dual precision Class A/B amplifiers have been re-voiced to specifically match their new driver components, ensuring that your sound is minimally impacted by distortion, artifacts or changes in frequency response often imparted by working at a variety of volume levels. MRmk2 Series monitors are a 2-way design that offers up to 150 watts of total system power. Delivering more power than anything in their class, MRmk2 studio monitors provide exceedingly smooth output, from ultra-low bass frequencies to precise midrange and sparkling highs.

    Custom waveguide and baffle
    An optimally-sized custom waveguide is designed to maximize sonic clarity and dispersion, while also serving to minimize diffractions. This approach allows for seamless transition of HF and LF content along with a 3-dimensional sense of space. MRmk2 monitors also feature a molded baffle to impart superior imaging and depth. Your monitors need to be as accurate as they are great-sounding, and the MRmk2 design philosophy gives you exactly that.

    Top-notch cabinet design
    Everything even down to the cabinet design of MRmk2s are handled with the utmost attention to detail. The sleek-looking MRmk2 cabinets feature custom-tuned rear ports, allowing for the controlled passage of air in and out. The cabinets are constructed of solid MDF, so there’s no unwanted distortion from air movement or vibrations. Transducers are never restricted by pressure, and the cabinets resonate low for deep, balanced bass.

    Features
    • 85 watts total system power
    • High-resolution, powered studio reference monitor
    • Ultra low-distortion 5.25˝ LF driver
    • Long voice coil winding length allows high output with controlled low frequency performance
    • Optimally sized inverted dust cap stiffens cone for smooth response
    • Hyperbolic curved cone profile reduces severe cone resonances
    • High-output 1˝ soft dome tweeter
    • Neodymium magnet minimizes distortion and handles fast transients in dynamic source material
    • Ferro-fluid cooling protects against power compression
    • Acoustic absorption backing material provides smooth, reflection-free performance
    • Precision Class A/B amplification with Active protection circuits: 55W for LF / 30W for HF
    • Optimally sized custom waveguide provides seamless transition of HF and LF
    • Minimum-diffraction molded baffle imparts superior stereo imaging and depth
    • Adjustable HF and LF acoustic controls offer sonic tailoring to your mixing space
    • Flexible inputs include XLR, TRS and RCA connections
    • Magnetic shielding allows safe placement near computers and video monitors

    Order the high-resolution powered studio monitors you need – today!

     

    MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor Specifications:

    • Acoustic Performance
    • Free Field Frequency Response: 50Hz – 20kHz
    • Sound Pressure Level @ 1 meter, +4dBu into Balanced Input: 104dB SPL @ 1m
    • Maximum SPL Per Pair: 116dB SPL @ 1m
    • Transducers
    • Low frequency: 5-1/4" (133 mm) hyperbolic curved cone woofer
    • High Frequency: Neodymium magnet driven 1" (25 mm) silk dome tweeter
    • Amplifiers
    • Low frequency power: 55 watts, 4-ohm load, 110 watts peak
    • High Frequency power: 30 watts, 8-ohm, load 60 watts peak
    • Type: Monolithic IC, Class AB with DMOS power stage
    • Electronic Crossover
    • Crossover Type: 24dB/octave
    • Crossover Frequency: 3kHz
    • Sensitivity: +4dBu at 300Hz for full output
    • Input Impedance: 20k ohm Balanced bridging; 10k ohm unbalanced
    • Equalization
    • Low Frequency EQ: +2dB/+4dB @ 100Hz, shelving
    • High Frequency EQ: ±2dB @ 5kHz, shelving
    • AC Power requirements
    • US: 120VAC, 60Hz
    • AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC, 16 A male
    • Fuse: 115 VAC: T 1.6AL/250 V 230 VAC: T 800 mAL/250 V
    • Power Consumption: 75 watts with music, loud mix 10 watts quiescent (idle)
    • Physical Dimensions and Weight
    • Enclosure: 5/8" (15mm) thick MDF with 5/8" (15mm) MDF front panel
    • Damping: Adiabatic batting
    • Dimensions (H x W x D): 11-1/2" x 7-13/16" x 10-5/8" (292 x 197 x 269 mm)
    • Weight: 14.3 lb. (6.5 kg)
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    MackieMR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor
     
    5.0

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (7)
    • Durable (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (6)
      • Amateur recording (4)
      • Professional recording (3)
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      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      5.0

      Almost perfect, for the price.

      By hammer

      from swe

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Clear Sound
      • Compact

      Cons

      • Bass Filter Control

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Mackie MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor:

      Almost perfect.

      Tips: leave bass filter on 0, tweeter -2.
      EQ <75-80hz +1db, 150-300hz -1.5-2db, otherwise the sound will be pretty tinny.

      The bassboost only make the lower bass to disappear, at the same time .. it make the midbass total dominating, it would be perfect if the freq was 65-70hz .. not 100?

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      5.0

      Excellent Speakers!

      By Rick T.

      from Pen Argyl, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Excellent Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Digital Drum Monitor
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Mackie MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor:

        I purchased these monitors to use with my Roland digital drum set. While I usually use head phones, I wanted something as clear and as close to high end headphones while playing out loud. These speakers are extremely high quality in the way they are built. Each one is 16 lbs, but not that big! Even hitting the kick drum pedal barely makes a visible vibration. The lows could be a bit better for a drum set, but they are exactly as they were advertised in the frequency response range, so I am very happy with them.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        50hz Right Up My Mixally

        By anointed2share5

        from Americus, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Driver Over 5
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording
          • Small Rooms

          Comments about Mackie MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor:

          I have to respond to the one whom said these monitors are not transparent now I don't work for MACKIE but I have to defend them on this one so here we go first thing first Is your room treated? thats all I'm saying because a pair of high end monitors costing thousands more will sound horrible if the room is untreated bass trap my friend and put it above the mix position between the wall and cieling Auralex cloud over head plus L/R walls(mirror trick) and wall(focus position)or better yet if the budget permits getchoself a ERGO and one bass trap along with all above then come back and write a reveiw like me one word Amazing!And to all that don't have these yet (in my Japaneez voice) HURRY! UP! AND! BUY!

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The sound is incredible but . . .

          By Jose Rivera

          from Jacksonville, Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Mackie MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor:

            The sound of this speakers are incredible, pure and crisp for the money you can't go wrong. The only complain that I got is not about the sound is about other things, like: 1) the speakers does not come with "Rubber Feet" I set my on top of my desk and the same day I put it up they get scratch, so purchase a rubber Feet on the local hardware store before you set your monitors. (Make sure you get the rubber one because this speakers are heavy) 2) The power cord should be on 90 degree angle instead of straight, I can't put it close to the wall because of the power cord, I have to set a gap of 4" between the wall and the speakers because of the power cord. (I probably replace the power cord for an angle one). Beside those two things these speakers are the best you can get. Period!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Let's not Kids Ourselves...

            By Higgz

            from Kenai, AK

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Loud
            • Value

            Cons

            • Not Truly Transparent

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Mackie MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor:

            I have these and have used them in my home studio. I have 4 projects currently on iTunes that I mixed with these.

            I love them. They have been fantastic for me and meet my needs. However, don't kid yourself and think these are going to give you a level playing field against bigger studios. These are not truly transparent and I have had to fix some things after I thought my mix was finished.

            THE GOOD NEWS is that if you spend enough time mixing on the same set of speakers, you will learn what frequencies to boost or cut so that it translates onto any system well.

            This last mixing project came out sounding better than others and came together much faster because I've learned my Mackie MR5's better.

            So, just know that these speakers sound great and will work great for you, but they will require you to mix with inaccuracies in mind.

            For the money, there is nothing better!

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful speakers & Clear sound !!!

            By Dj Frank Style

            from Ozone Park , New York .

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Mackie MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor:

            It sound very clear !and deliver a beatifull sound for a great prize

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            MR5MK2 2-WAY MONITOR Excellent Value

            By TD from Huntington

            from NY

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Mackie MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor:

              I have listened to several different brands of monitors to accompany my Tascam Dp-03. These Mackies perform extremely well. They have excellent bottom and they don't distort. They convey the actual sound which you will hear from the recorder to your media with little to no variation. I do like all the different cable options which you can use with these speakers so no matter what you are using them for you will be able to connect easily to the speakers. Overall quality and sound are excellent. I would recommend these speakers.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Sounding Home Studio Monitors!!

              By Rocky Strohl

              from Illinios

              Comments about Mackie MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor:

              Overall theseMackie MR5mkII monitors are Perfect for the Home studio that is on a budget, but wants the best sound for this price range. IMO these sound better than the M-Audio.Mackie Mr5mkII have plenty of power and I used for just about 6 hours straight doing some dubs and finall mixes and did not seem to fatigued at the end of the day!
              Multiple Input options , Plenty of crisp top end and Kickin bottom end , Great Tone thru the whole EQ range!
              These are built with Excellent quality construction , Hey they from Mackie and Mackie just makes great Stuff Period!
              Excellent Value Price monitors, Great Value for the Home studio .

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exceptional

              By James Jordan

              from Saint Louis, MO

              Comments about Mackie MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor:

              overall this is an exceptional quality studio monitor for the right price. they sound amazing, and are versitile enough to be used across a variety of setups, from professional recording studio to home project studios. bottom line : you will not be dissapointed.
              input controls are simple and intuitave. frequency pads are easy to use and great for adjusting the sound for your situation. also liked the option for trs, xlr, or rca inputs.
              speaker design is solid. isolation is outstanding and the sound baffling is top notch. great frequency response to all ranges, rich powerful bass and smooth, clear high end.
              the price is right.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ride the tiger

              By PJamhead

              from OKC, OK

              Comments about Mackie MR5mk2 2-way Reference Monitor:

              Great speakers.
              I like the 1/4 in and XLR options for input.
              These things sound amazing
              Well worth the price

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