Product Description

Mackie CR8-XBT Overview

The Mackie CR8-XBT
is a pair of Creative Reference Series 8″ multimedia monitors offering
an affordable solution for powerful audio playback in home studios,
production rooms, and gaming setups. With 160W of amplification driving
8″ woofers and 0.75″ tweeters, the CR8-XBT monitors deliver even
more volume and bass than the smaller CR5-XBT.

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 CR8-XBT can accept either a wired connection from
your audio interface or computer soundcard or a wireless stream via
Bluetooth from your mobile device. Either way, your music can be pumped
out to the drivers or your favorite headphones.

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
  • Built-in Bluetooth receiver enables wireless music streaming from your smartphone, tablet, or Bluetooth-enabled computer
  • 3.5mm,
    RCA, and 1/4″ inputs accommodate balanced or unbalanced stereo
    line-level signal from your audio interface, mixer, soundcard, or mobile
  • Front-panel 3.5mm headphone port auto-defeats speaker output
  • 160W of amplification drive the 8″ 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

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

Mackie CR8-XBT Specs

Studio Monitor
Monitor Type Active 2-Way
Enclosure Bass-Reflex
Power Rating 160 W Peak
Drivers LF Driver: 1 x 8″ / 20.32 cm Polypropylene Cone
HF Driver: 1 x 0.75″ / 1.91 cm Silk Dome
Amplification 1 x Full-Range Amplifier: Class-D160 W Peak
Frequency Range 40 Hz to 20 kHz (at -10 dB)
47 Hz to 20 kHz (at -3 dB)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 108 dB
Phase Adjustment None
Signal Processing
EQ None
Filters None
Parametric EQ None
Crossover Frequency 2 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 150 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Enclosure Material MDF
Mounting Points None
Dimensions (W x H x D) 9.9 x 14.8 x 13.6″ / 25.1 x 37.6 x 34.5 cm
Weight 35.2 lb / 16.0 kg