Mackie CR3 Monitor Speaker System

Code: A38TX

  • 28W continuous (RMS) output with a 50W peak for a great quality sound
  • A system of one active speaker and one secondary passive speaker removes the need for external amplifiers
  • Ideal for a studio or home audio

Product details

Mackie CR3 Monitor Speaker System

• 28W continuous (RMS) output with a 50W peak for a great quality sound
• A system of one active speaker and one secondary passive speaker removes the need for external amplifiers
• Ideal for a studio or home audio
• Connect to the speaker system using 1/4 inch jack sockets or twin phono connections
• Front facing 3.5mm Aux in and 1/4 inch headphone socket

How powerful are the speakers?
With its 50W peak output, the speaker is perfect for giving you a great sound quality in a studio or at home. The speaker design makes them perfect for use for both a DJ set or as part of a home entertainment system. Its lightweight, compact design make the speakers unobtrusive, regardless of where you place them.

What connections do the speakers come with?
The Mackie CR3 Monitor speaker system features multiple balanced or unbalanced inputs to connect too, choose from left and right channel 1/4 inch TRS jacks or twin phono sockets mounted on the rear of the powered speaker. Ports at the front of the speaker furnish you with a 3.5 mm Aux input which is great for connecting mobile devices and a 1/4 inch output for headphones.

Do the speakers require an amplifier?
The Mackie CR3 Monitor speaker system uses one main powered speaker which features a built in amplifier, with a secondary passive speaker connected by twin core speaker cable and push terminals. No other external amplifiers are required to use this system.

What is the difference between RMS and peak output?
RMS, which measures a speaker’s average power output, will allow you to compare various speakers of a similar size regardless of brand. The peak output is the maximum power the speaker can handle from the built-in amplifier.

RMS wattage 28 W
Active/passive Active (Main) Passive (secondary)
Wireless No
Peak wattage 50 W
Frequency response range 70 Hz – 20 kHz
XLR input No
6.35 mm (1/4") jack input Yes
Phono (RCA) input Yes
Other input Push Terminal
XLR output No
6.35 mm (1/4") jack output Yes (headphones)
Phono (RCA) output No
Other output No
Built in equaliser No
Top hat mount No
Driver size 0.75 inch
Internal speaker size 3 inch
Dimensions 140 x 158 x 208 mm
Weight 4.1 kg (pair)
Package Contents
2 x CR3 speakers

My previously published question has been deleted. Why are the speakers adverstised as being passive when the product images and the manufacturer's own site clearly show that they are active speakers? This can cause damage to customers equipment!

Asked by: Robyn
This has been reported and the details should be amended shortly.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-04-11

Not too sure about all the tech words in the description, so would i be able to run my pc output to amp and then use a splitter to conncet to both of them?

Asked by: Craig
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-04-02
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Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A38TX Mackie CR3 Monitor Speaker System (1+) £99.99

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