Monday, January 31, 2011

NAMM 2011: Mackie Announce New Studio Monitors

Mackie has announced a complete redesign of its line of affordable self-powered studio monitors – the MRmk2 Mackie reference monitors.

The new monitors will be on display at the 2011 Winter NAMM show in the company’s demo room, 209A/B.

MRmk2 studio monitors are outfitted with new professional transducers specifically designed to match their respective amplification.

Both models employ a 1-inch neodymium magnet-driven soft dome tweeter featuring ferro-fluid cooling to help protect against power compression during wide dynamic playback. The 5.25-inch (MR5mk2) and 8-inch (MR8mk2) hyperbolic-curved cone woofers reduce severe cone resonances, minimizing distortion.

The powerful, precision Class A/B amplifier section provides XLR, TRS and RCA connectivity, along with user-adjustable acoustic controls for simple room correction.

The robust cabinet is rear-ported, reducing distortion, and features an optimally-sized custom Waveguide and molded baffle, offering balance to the HF/LF content while increasing both the stereo imaging and depth of field.

“Mackie is well known for delivering professional monitoring solutions at affordable prices,” states Mackie product manager Matt Redmon.

“Our new MRmk2 monitors deliver on all fronts, from an extended low-frequency response unmatched in their category, to the clear definition of mids and highs upon which engineers stake their reputations,” he adds.

New MRmk2 Series monitors will be available worldwide February, 2011, and again, on display at 2011 Winter NAMM in demo room 209A/B.

The MR5mk2 will have a U.S. MSRP of $199.99 and MR8mk2 will have a U.S. MSRP of $329.99.