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Mackie CR3-X Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors, Studio Quality Sound (PAIR)

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Product Description

Mackie CR-X Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors

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CR-X monitors are designed to meet the needs of modern musicians, content creators, video production, and beyond. Stunning looks, studio-quality sound, and convenient features make these the best choice for anyone that wants professional sound without breaking the bank.

studio sound for everyone

CR Series Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors offer studio-quality sound with cosmetics that compliment any desk whether you’re making music, creating content, or just relaxing to your favorite tunes. The sleek design of CR-X features a brushed metal panel and a distinct outline that stands out. Available in a vast range of sizes from 3” to 8” with Bluetooth® option plus an 8” subwoofer with Bluetooth, CR-X has the perfect match for your needs. Upgrade your listening experience with Mackie CR-X Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors.

The Mackie CR3-X is a pair of Creative Reference Series 3" Multimedia Monitors offering a compact solution for quality audio playback in home studios and gaming setups. With 50W of amplification driving 3" woofers and 0.75" tweeters, the CR3-X monitors work well, whether you're creating content or casually enjoying some tunes.

The pair consists of one passive speaker and one powered speaker that connect with an included speaker cable. Each monitor incorporates a custom-tuned rear port to smoothly extend the low end and a specially designed waveguide for clarity and proper dispersion of high frequencies.

With plenty of I/O provided, the CR3-X can accept a feed from your audio interface, computer soundcard, or mobile device while pumping out your mix to the drivers or your favorite headphones.

The CR3-X features a download for ProTools | First and The Musician's Collection plug-in package including 23 high-quality plug-ins with BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, the 304E EQ, and the 304C Compressor.

General Features

  • For recording, mixing, sound design, gaming, and casual listening
  • All-wood cabinet with a brushed-metal front panel
  • 3.5mm, RCA, and 1/4" inputs accommodate balanced or unbalanced stereo line-level signal from your audio interface, mixer, soundcard, or mobile device
  • Front-panel 3.5mm headphone port auto-defeats speaker output
  • 50W of amplification drives the 3" polypropylene-coated woofers and 0.75" ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeters
  • Speaker placement switch lets you choose which side to use for the on/off/volume control
  • Includes a 3.5mm to stereo RCA cable for connecting your computer to the speakers, a standard 3.5mm cable to plug in your smartphone, and a speaker cable to connect the left and right monitors


Studio Monitor
Monitor Type
  • Active 2-Way
  • Bass-Reflex
Power Rating
  • 50 W Peak
  • LF Driver: 1 x 3" / 7.62 cm Polypropylene Cone
    HF Driver: 1 x 0.75" / 1.91 cm Silk Dome
  • 1 x Full-Range Amplifier: Class-D50 W Peak
Frequency Range
  • 70 Hz to 20 kHz (at -10 dB)
    80 Hz to 20 kHz (at -3 dB)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)
  • 97 dB
Phase Adjustment
  • None
Signal Processing
  • None
  • None
Parametric EQ
  • None
Crossover Frequency
  • 3 kHz
Audio I/O
  • 2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Female Analog Input
    1 x 2RCA Unbalanced Female Analog Input
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Female Analog Input
    2 x Push Terminal Unbalanced Female Analog Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Female Analog Output
AC Input Power
  • 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
  • 60 W
Operating Temperature
  • 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Enclosure Material
  • MDF
Mounting Points
  • None
Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 5.5 x 8.1 x 7.1" / 14 x 20.6 x 18 cm (Each)
  • 7.8 lb / 3.5 kg (Pair)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
  • 9.38 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 15.6 x 10.3 x 8"