MACKIE ADDS TWO NEW BLUETOOTH STREAMING SPEAKERS — AudioTechnology
Mackie today introduces two new models to its best-selling CR Series Multimedia Monitor line- the CR4BT and CR5BT. Both new models feature Bluetooth music streaming from any capable device, adding source flexibility perfect for auditioning comparison tracks or simply enjoying multimedia.
“A common expectation of technology products these days is fewer wires, whether in a studio, entertainment system or other multimedia environment,” commented Mackie Channel Marketing Director, Matt Redmon. “In consideration of that evolving customer demand, the new CRBT models provide the same studio-quality design and acoustic performance as the other Creative Reference models, only now with the flexibility of streaming audio wirelessly in environments where high-quality sound is required.”
The new CR4BT and CR5BT join the CR3 and CR4, all designed to bridge the gap between professional and personal applications. The new CR5BT features a high-output 5-inch woofer and 3/4-inch silk-dome tweeters for smooth, articulate highs. Unique to the line, a left/right speaker placement switch allows users to locate the volume control on the left or right of their workstation. The front panel includes a on/off/volume knob with a lit power indication ring that will also control the volume of headphones, which can be plugged directly into the front of the monitors. Both new models feature a front panel Bluetooth button for easy pairing and connection indication. There is an additional front panel aux input for connecting alternate audio sources.
The new Mackie CR4BT and CR5BT are now shipping worldwide. Sold in pairs, CR4BT monitors will have a U.S. MSRP of $259.99 and CR5BT monitors will have a U.S. MSRP of $329.99.