“Before, consumers looking for affordable studio monitors or hi-fi loudspeakers were given no option but to sacrifice quality for price,” says James Woodburn, Mackie recording product manager. “Now, backed with decades of experience in high end studio monitor design, Mackie’s MR Series Monitors bring audiophile quality within reach to a wider audience,” continued Woodburn.
The MR Series features a baffle molded to minimize diffraction and a precision waveguide designed to ensure broad, even dispersion, and a smooth transition between highs and lows for a clear image of your mix and an ultra-wide, even sweet spot. The amplifiers feature a proven Class A/B architecture that delivers an ultra-flat frequency response plus the addition of acoustic controls allow you to adjust high frequency and low frequency settings to compensate for room placement.
The MR5 features a 5.25-inch low distortion LF woofer and a 1-inch high-resolution HF tweeter coupled with a high-headroom 55/30W Class A/B bi-amp. The MR8 has an 8.-inch steel frame low distortion LF woofer and a 1-inch high-resolution HF tweeter coupled with a high-headroom 100/50W Class A/B bi-amp. The MR Series Studio Monitors will be available world-wide in February 2008. The MR5 will have a U.S. MSRP of $199.99 and a MAP of $149.99. The MR8 will have a U.S. MSRP of $329.99 and a U.S. MAP of $249.99. Hear their debut at Winter NAMM 2008 booth 5776.