The Mackie CR5-X is a pair of Creative Reference Series 5" multimedia monitors offering a compact solution for quality audio playback in home studios and gaming setups. With 80W of amplification driving 5" woofers and 0.75" tweeters, the CR5-X monitors deliver more volume and bass than the smaller CR3-X and CR4-X.
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 CR5-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 CR5-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.
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
80W of amplification drive the 5" 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
Included monitor isolation pads minimize boomy bass buildup and provide up/down tilt control for more focused listening
Avid Pro Tools | First and Other Included Software
Avid Pro Tools has been an industry standard in studios and homes for decades. Pro Tools | First (available for macOS and Windows operating systems) is easy enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for experienced musicians. Get many of the same tools used by your favorite artists and recording studios, collaborate online with anyone, anywhere, and create at the speed of your imagination.
In addition to the powerful plug-ins within Pro Tools | First, this mixer comes with the exclusive Mackie Musician Collection featuring 23 fantastic plug-ins:
Avid 304E EQ: Add musical warmth with a treble and bass equalizer with sweepable mid control
Avid 304C Compressor: Tweak the clarity, balance, and rhythmic feel of music with this optical-modeled compressor
BBD Delay: Create delay, chorus, and vibrato effects based on a classic guitar pedal
Black Op Distortion: Add rich distortion based on a classic distortion pedal
Black Shiny Wah: Achieve the famous classic tones of a respected wah wah pedal
Black Spring Reverb: Get the twang and space of a vintage amplifier
C1 Chorus: Emulates a classic chorus pedal
DC Distortion: Dial up a range of overdriven tones with this Avid custom distortion effect
Eleven Lite: Get the sound of popular guitar amps and speaker cabinets
Flanger: Create esoteric sounds with this homage to vintage and modern flangers
Graphic EQ: Sculpt frequencies with ease
Gray Compressor: Add warmth to tracks based on a vintage Ross compressor
Green JRC Overdrive: Get the coveted sounds of a classic IC overdrive pedal
In-Tune: Keep your instruments in tune with this digital tuner
Orange Phaser: Create interesting effects with this phase shifter based on a classic design
Roto Speaker: Recreate the sounds of a Leslie rotary speaker cabinet
Sci-Fi: Add analog synth-type ring and frequency modulation
Studio Reverb: Create natural-sounding reverb and ambient effects
Tape Echo: Add vintage analog delay and chorus effects
Tri-Knob Fuzz: Get the Hendrix tone with this fuzz box based on one of the first fuzz pedals
Vari-Fi: Create the effect of audio changing tape speed
Vibe Phaser: Add phase-shift and rotary speaker effects
White Boost: Boost gain without coloring tone