Mackie CR3-XBT is a 2-way Powered Bookshelf speaker by Mackie. Mackie CR3-XBT's built-in amplifier provides 25-watt RMS( 50-watt Peak). The built-in power amplifier saves space & eliminates the need to connect Mackie CR3-XBT to a stereo receiver or external power amp. It features a 0.75" Dome Tweeter and 1 x 3" Polypropylene Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 80-20k Hz. Mackie CR3-XBT has an MSRP of 120$ per pair.
Mackie CR3-XBT is a member of Mackie's CR series of Powered speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Mackie CR Series Speakers
||Watts RMS||Max Depth / Sample Rate ||Woofer
||25-watt||N/A/N/AΩ ||1 x 4"
||25-watt||N/A/N/AΩ ||1 x 3"
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Mackie CR3-XBT has a Frequency response range of 80-20k Hz. At a minimum frequency of 80 Hz, it is hard to expect a strong bass response from Mackie CR3-XBT so depending on your intended use, using a subwoofer will significantly help to widen the response range.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find a subwoofer to find out more about the available options.
Here we have a comparison of how Mackie CR3-XBT's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 300$ (Pair), these are the 4 Powered Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Mackie CR3-XBT's 80Hz:
Mackie CR3-XBT employs Built-in 4.2 Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops. Mackie CR3-XBT can playback up to N/A / N/A with compatible devices.
Inputs and Outputs
- RCA Input
- Headphone Jack: 3.5mm
Mackie CR3-XBT Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
Mackie CR3-XBT has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 8.125 x 5.5 x 7.5inch (206.4 x 139.7 x 190.5mm ).
Base Surface Area and Volume
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Mackie CR3-XBT is approximately 266.1cm2 / 41.2inch2.
Here we have a comparison of how Mackie CR3-XBT's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Mackie CR3-XBT is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Mackie CR3-XBT doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket so you need an external structure to mount on walls.
What's in the Box of Mackie CR3-XBT?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Mackie CR3-XBT:
Powered monitor w/ attached 5.5-feet power cord (C7 unpolarized)Passive monitor6.5-feet Speaker wire5-feet Stereo mini to RCA cableQuick Start Guide
1 Year of parts warranty and 1 Year of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.