The Mackie MR5s are a pair of active monitors designed for use in the recording studio. I've used these monitors for both monitoring during recording and for a little bit of mixing, but not enough to get a great feel for them in terms of mixing. They are active monitors so they don't require an external power supply or anything and simply run by themselves. They each have an XLR connection and have some minimal EQ for different room situations.
The sound quality heard from the Mackie MR5s is pretty great considering the price, but will only take you so far. They are perfect for the home or project studio owner looking for a real cheap pair of studio monitors that will give you a pretty accurate read on your sound. They aren't the best for mixing as they don't cover the low end all that well, but for the price you really can't expect that. They do work great for monitoring during recording or simple playback and also will work well for A-Bing mixes. However, I wouldn't recommend them to someone who will be mixing a lot as they aren't adequate for that.
I've only used the Mackie MR5s a handful of times, but I've used them enough to know what they sound like and have a good idea of what they can do. While they do have a good sound quality, of course they don't match the high end studio monitors and for this price I don't think that anyone would expect them to. The price is really the best part about the MR5s as this makes them accessible to people with just about any price range. If you are looking for a dirt cheap set of studio monitors these are definitely worth a look, but if you want something to mix on and that will give you a truly accurate sound, check out the Mackie HR824s as that is about the cheapest you'll get for a good set of studio monitors.
I chose this first for the very affordable to manufacture quality and the sound quality. I use it in a small home studio as listening to and proximity to a few levels. I do not think using them on the final mastering. I put this note for the right price quality ratio very well because they have on small gaps compared the more upscale.
For me the answer is relatively good but slightly too "box". They give the impression of hearing a sound speaker Logitech Computer. I'm pretty picky, this is not the point ngatif not to buy them.
However they go down well in the bass, and the spectrum is also very good in the high frequencies (my personal hearing is 30hz 17k). The dynamic is pretty good and they hit the air well, they can mount a very good volume remaining clear. We could use them to carefree mix (in fact I think they lend themselves very well to it).
I use them for a few months. I have not tried any other model except store KRK who have not impressed me (same price range). I love the quality price ratio, finishing, connectivity and srieux Mackie. I would do this choice precisely because this is my second pair
The choice of these monitors was motivated by the price, and the data published by the manufacturer.
I needed to listen rather round and flattering but small.
I could hear them in the store, and this step gave me the breakthrough.
Home Studio used for editing / Edit audio and video editing, but also for musical creation. The results are quite satisfactory.
The frequency curve is not really neutral. I have my NS-10m for that.
So it was not the intention. The dynamics observed. The power / sound is also very correct. The settings on the back of each
I use these monitors for 2 years, along with a pair of Yamaha NS10M, and another pair of Adam A3X in my home studio. I use a Mackie Big Knob to select my plays as needed. The Mackie MR5 monitors are my default 80% of the time.
What I like most about this model is its format goes everywhere, Designed by Mackie, robustness Mackie signed for sure, but also its Setting on the back panel.
2 filters are available (High and Low Freq.) And to mitigate unwanted frequencies.
0 dB, +2 and +4 dB for low frequencies, and-2dB, 0dB or +2 db for the High.
The three types of entries are also a plus (RCA, TRS or XLR)
Finally a general level control is also possible input.
With the same budget, I would do this choice of course, but in other measures, I opted for something more upscale ... It's like everything, but I do not regret that choice.
. What characteristics have motivated your choice?
They were a little more powerful than its competitors (85w RMS), and they produce a fairly neutral.
. For what purpose?
Initially as a monitoring table + ac turntables at home, then with software computer music.
. The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
Yes, for this price range.
. The stereo image is good?
It is good.
. The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
They are limited to the grave which is somewhat normal, and the rest of the spectrum seems to me balanced, although it lacks a little bit too high frequency.
. How long have you use it?
More than two and a half years now
. Have you tried many other models before buying it?
No, it was my first pair of active monitoring
. What is so special that you love the most, least?
+ The neutral
+ Value / Price
- Ventilation at the back
- Size (height and depth)
- They are missing a few (K) in hertz above and below the spectrum