Adorama is once again offering the Mackie CR5BT 5-inch Powered Studio Monitors with Bluetooth streaming (Pair) for $199.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the orignal price they still fetch from all other retailers including Amazon, Guitar Center and B&H. They are yet to drop below $250 on Amazon where they have a 4.4/5 star rating from over 500 customers.
These speakers feature a “studio-quality design”, all-wood cabinets and font panel headphone out/aux in, along with the added (and super convenient) ability to stream music directly from your smartphone, tablet, PC/laptop over Bluetooth. You’ll get a pair of acoustic pads that reduce unwanted vibrations (among other things), a 1/8-inch to stereo RCA connector for PC/Mac and the speaker-to-speaker cable. More details can be found below.
Adorama also has the Mackie 6.5″ 2-Way Powered Studio Monitors (MR6mk3) for $159.99 shipped per side (or $320 total for a pair). Whether you buy them as a pair or individually, this is the current lowest price available by a total of $80. But keep in mind, we have seen pairs go for as low as $300 total in the past.
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More Details on the CR5BT:
Stream – Bluetooth Connectivity
Both the CR4BT and CR5BT feature no-hassle music streaming via Bluetooth. Just pair your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth enabled device and instantly stream music for comparative listening or simple music enjoyment.
5″ Multimedia Monitors with Bluetooth
• Studio-quality design, sound and performance ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment
• Stream music from any smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth enabled device
• Professional-grade components for optimized sonic performance: 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound; 5″ polypropylene-coated woofer; 0.75″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter
• Ultra-wide frequency range perfect for full-range multimedia (60Hz-20kHz)
• Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with CR5BT’s convenient speaker placement switch
• Convenient front panel volume knob with lit power ring gives you on/off/volume control and power indication where you need it
• Plug your smartphone or other source right into the front of the speakers and listen instantly
• Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output and provides tactile headphone volume control
• A choice of inputs for simple connection to almost any audio source (1/4″, 1/8″, RCA)
• Smooth waveguide design delivers unmatched clarity and sound dispersion at all listening levels
• Custom-tuned rear ports for smooth, even bass extension
• All-wood cabinet provides a natural sonic character superior to low-grade plastic designs