The Mackie CR3-X 3" 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 CR3-Xs 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 CR3-X's sound quality, minimizing bass buildup and facilitating purer waveform production throughout their entire 70Hz–20kHz range.
Mackie CR-X 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. 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 volume and smooth, clear sound dispersion at every listening level.
Everyone deserves professional sound, even when desk space is limited. CR3-X Creative Multimedia Reference Monitors are designed for content creators, producers, musicians, video editors and anyone looking to enjoy their favorite tunes. Experience detailed studio sound through our compact, yet powerful, 3” creative reference monitors.
Mackie CR3-X studio monitors are unrivaled in sound quality and style. Now you can have true studio sound in any creative space, whether you’re a content creator, a DJ, solo artist, producer, or are simply looking for stellar sound so you can enjoy your favorite music, movies and more. Mackie CR3-X monitors combine a silk dome tweeter and a 3” polypropylene woofer for clean, articulate sound with plenty of low-end extension, even in small rooms.
Premium woofers and tweeters, high-headroom amplifiers and all-wood enclosures—this is what professional sound is made of. Don’t let the compact size fool you. CR3-X studio monitors deliver clean, accurate sound for bedroom studios and gaming setups alike.
Sounding great is only half the battle—your multimedia monitors should reflect your style too. The sharp aesthetic of CR3-X monitors looks great in the studio, the bedroom or any home listening setup. Be bold and make it loud without sacrificing style.
No one likes having to dig around for monitor controls. That’s why we put a volume control and power switch right on the front. Toggle the speaker placement switch to change which side of the desk you want the volume knob on. Your creative space is a personal command center. We’re just giving you better tools to control it.
We wouldn’t limit you to just one input type! CR3-X monitors have 1/4“, 1/8“ and RCA inputs for added versatility. With so many options, you can connect an audio interface, turntable, smartphone or media player all at once.
So, your mix sounds great through your studio monitors. Now what? Get a second perspective of your mix using the front-facing headphone jack. Listening through the headphones jack automatically turns off output from the monitors—no need to twist knobs or pull faders!
|Yes Single Amp
|LF Driver Size
|3" Polypropylene coated woofer
|HF Driver Size
|0.75" Ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
|50W Class AB
|Maximum Peak SPL
|97 dB SPL @ 1m
|1 x Dual RCA Stereo, 2 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8",
|1 x 1/8" (headphones), bare wire connectors +/- (from powered speaker)
|Bare Wire terminal connects pair
|Solid MDF with Black Vinyl wrap
|Manufacturer Part Number