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Mackie CR3 (Pair)

3" Multimedia Monitors

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Key Features

Built using only premium, the Mackie CR3 features high-performance components and featuring convenient front-panel controls, Mackie CR3 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors deliver professional sound quality and features perfect for work, play and everything in between



Product Description

You might be creating professional multimedia one minute and streaming video the next. With Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors, you get the best of both worlds. Studio-quality design and performance in an extremely compact design with smart features perfect for creatives of any level.

Creative Reference monitors deliver a combination of high-quality components and professional build quality that is typically only found on more expensive studio monitors. From the studio-quality sound of the premium drivers to the rich, natural sound enhanced by the all-wood cabinet design, these monitors are professional in every way.

After all, when creating media, it’s critical that your audio translate accurately across the myriad of speakers people will use to listen. Even if you don’t create media, you want to hear exactly what the product intended. Hear every nuance and detail in a complete full-range experience that only studio monitors can provide.

Let’s face it… a lot of workspaces are cramped. Maybe you work at home, maybe you like to work remotely or maybe you sit for hours a day in a tiny editing suite. Either way, great-sounding monitors that don’t eat up a ton of desk space would be ideal. The extremely small footprint of Creative Reference monitors is perfect for the modern workspace. They are very compact, but they don’t sacrifice a bit on performance.

There’s nothing worse than getting some cool new gear only to realize you have to head back to the store to get the cables you need to make it all work. That’s why Creative Reference monitors come with absolutely everything you need to get started working or playing right out of the box… and then some. Here’s what’s included:

1/8″ to stereo RCA cable for connecting your computer’s audio output directly to the monitors
1/8″ to 1/8″ cable for connecting your smartphone right into the front of the monitors
6′ speaker-to-speaker cable to connect the left/right speakers together
(2) Professional-grade isolation pads that minimize unwanted bass buildup and allow you to tilt the monitors up or down a bit for more focused listening

Loaded with convenient features, Creative Reference monitors offer flexibility that will save time and hassle.

Unique to the line is a left/right speaker placement switch that lets you decide which side of your workspace has the volume control. Sometimes you just feel more comfortable reaching up to change the volume with a specific hand. Mackie is the first to solve this issue. Maybe it’s because there are so many ambidextrous people here…something in the Seattle water.

It’s also fantastic for home studios, where you can be forced to put the powered monitor on a particular side due to where the power outlet is. Either way, you don’t want to sacrifice proper stereo imaging due to personal preferences or space limitations.

There are also some great front-panel features that make Creative Reference monitors ideal for creative professionals and media junkies.

The front panel volume knob also allows you to turn the monitors off, which is better than reaching around back each time you use them. There’s even a lit power ring around the knob to let you know when the monitors are ready to rock (or jazz, or whatever it is you’re into).

An auxiliary input is perfect for connecting your smartphone or other media device to audition previous mixes or other comparison media. Plus, if you want to quickly watch the latest video your friend shared on Twitter, you can just plug in and enjoy.

A dedicated headphone out provides the opportunity to quickly listen to a different source, which is great for any professional. Plugging in phones defeats the speakers for truly silent work and you can quickly adjust levels with the main volume knob.
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 CR3’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
1/8″ 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

CR3 Dimensions

WEIGHT (per pair)
9.4 lb / 4.1 kg
H 8.2 in 208 mm
w 5.5 in / 140 mm
D 6.2 in / 158 mm


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23 July, 2015
Mack Audio Is Back In Town
Quality and build is excellent, but I would expect that from Mack Audio The sound is crisp with a nice bass. For me nice small bedroom/Monitor speakers. Running Traktor on PC with high quality sound card Would definitely recommend them
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2 March, 2023
Love them
I bought these at the start of lockdown for the studio - excellent speakers volume control on the speakers - plenty of inputs and outputs on the back of the speaker - the cable to join them is just speaker wire but could do with being a little longer
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6 August, 2020
Perfect for any front room
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17 June, 2020
Mackie CR3’s
Great sound for the set up I have in my garage, very clear and good bass. You definitely cannot fault these for the price and the delivery, communication and turn around is faultless every time with djkit.com. Would recommend.
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15 June, 2020
Absolutely great advice and they have added it to a recent order great service 👍
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4 June, 2020
2nd set iv owned and for the price i think they are spot on!
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2 June, 2020
Im not an expert but these are fantastic and really well priced. Really well packaged, delivery was fast. 5 stars.
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1 June, 2020
Great Speakers
They do the job just fine, perfect for beginner setup, one hitch with these is that there is no control over the bass as they are quite punchy in that department, apart from that i cant failt them
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30 May, 2020
Powerful & clear
Had to wait for the Mrs to go out before testing these properly. Can't believe the power in these little speakers. Amazing quality sound.
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27 May, 2020
Just what the doctor ordered
Thank you for my Mackie monitor's they are just what the doctor ordered and fit perfectly in my home studio and sound great, Alan
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26 May, 2020
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16 May, 2020
Great speakers
Ordered these with headphones and controller, really good quality sound, I'm no expert but starting up, they do the job and some!!!
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15 May, 2020
Great sound!
Spot on sound quality, great for a bedroom
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13 May, 2020
Amazing sound
Great sound and bass. Extremely good for the price!
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13 May, 2020
Great value for money.
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12 May, 2020
Mackie CR3
I bought these for my mixer setup at home. These speakers are great for a small house setup. The sound is really good, crisp, clear and enough bass when you want to feel the music as well as hear it. Haven't turned them up fully yet, I don't know if I will. Great value for money.
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11 May, 2020
Great sound for such little speakers. Very happy with them
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6 May, 2020
Mackie CR3 Highly recommend
Very happy with these monitors. Perfect for home or small parties. Using them with my ddj400 and generates clear, quality sound and a very reasonable price.
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3 May, 2020
Can't fault.
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1 May, 2020
Top Monitors for money
What can I say, if you'r thinking of buying a pair of monitors within this price range these are spot on . First time dealing with djkit.com and it won't be the last. Communication, product and postage all excellent.
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30 April, 2020
Mackie CR3
I am really surprised with these little speakers. They are fantastic and give a full rich sound. I would recommend.
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24 April, 2020
Excellent price great sound
Having bought these with the Numark party mix controller all I can say is there real easy to set up great sound that comes out of them and for the price they really are the best if your starting out or getting back into djin
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23 April, 2020
Mackie CR3
Really handy to have and use...you can bung 'em in a rucksack and take them anywhere.Great punchy sound too.
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23 April, 2020
Great speakers
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22 April, 2020
Great sound and reasonable price
Bought these speakers to allow me to use my decks at home and haven't been disappointed. They have a good bass sound and can be extremely loud if you're brave enough to turn them up full.
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Jocelyn M
20 April, 2020
Great for home use
Bought these to go with a home studio set up and they work great. Good size, and perfect sound and volume for a bedroom or home set up.
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18 April, 2020
Mackies cr3
Good crisp sound from these
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1 April, 2020
Superb project. Recommended by a friend. Not disappointed at all.
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18 February, 2019
Great value
For the price the speakers are great value for the money.
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4 February, 2019
Great studio monitors
I don't actually own these but a company I work with uses these for as video editing monitors and for a little bit of music production. They are really reasonably priced for the quality. Perfect for a "bedroom producer" set up!
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22 January, 2019
great service, great product!
Bought as an additional extra for my grandson, he loves them and his mom is often asking him to turn them down please! Very fast delivery after placing order.
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14 September, 2018
Great sounding kit
Great sound quality just what you need for your bedroom
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26 July, 2018
great value for money alot of sound and power for there size
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19 July, 2018
Perfect for house parties
These are great, dont cope too well outside with the heat they just turned off, but still recommend them
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23 February, 2018
Speakers !
Good light weight speakers. Put out a good sound for there size.
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22 September, 2016
Must have
Small speakers with a big sound, and a very cool design. These are a must have if your looking for a quality set of speakers at a great price.
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16 June, 2016
Small but powerful
Brilliant sound quality from a reasonably priced speaker
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10 June, 2016
Great little speakers
First impressions of these speakers are favourable. For the price they are excellent value. I find the upper bass to be a little full which muddles the sound a little, but they may sound better after some 'running in'. Considering the price it's remarkable that you can purchase a pair of speakers of such good build quality and sound.
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Undisclosed Reviewer
20 February, 2016
Good stuff!
Got these for my computer table, they give good sound good for TV/games/movies, good compact size. Recommended!
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28 January, 2016
Cracking Speakers
Great speakers for the price, good sound with a punchy bass..
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Undisclosed Reviewer
4 January, 2016
Prompt delivery.
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Undisclosed Reviewer
22 December, 2015
Ok, not great.
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Considering purchasing the Mackie CR3 (Pair)? Have questions? Ask people who've recently bought one.
can you tell me how long the power lead is from speaker to plug as it looks like it is prewired to the speaker
joncolley11 asked 4 years ago
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Hi, Can these Speakers be used with my Tascam Phrase Trainer. Thank you, Seamus.
seamusb480 asked 4 years ago
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can i play music from my phone in a house party with these?
Nabbzzx asked 7 years ago
Yes you can plug anything with a 3.5mm headphone output into these speakers.
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