Price per speaker
The S·5 features rich, accurate sound, with excellent stereo imaging and a
“sweet spot” you just won’t believe possible in a monitor this affordable.
Exceptional sonic performance
The S?5 active studio monitors may be small, but they’re designed to be
transparent, producing uncolored sound for critical desktop monitoring in
home recording studios, video editing suites, and home theater systems.
The S?5’s two-way bass reflex design provides an amazingly flat frequency
response and benefits from complete system integration with active crossovers,
dual 60-watt power amplifiers, precision drivers (5.25-inch LF, 1-inch HF) and
a custom-tuned, ported cabinet.
Adjustable, to work any room
Every room is different. Variables like size and shape, furniture, doors and windows,
carpeted or wood floors, and where you sit when you listen, all combine to determine
what you hear. With the S?5, we included some fine calibration controls to let you
adjust the low (+2, +4 dB below 100Hz) and high (+/- 2dB above 5kHz) frequency response
to correct any bad influences caused by the room. More importantly, these controls
help to ensure that the great sounds you get with the S?5 also sound great on your home
stereo, in the car, and anywhere else your music is played.
Protecting your investment
We know people want to blast their monitors for long periods in less than laboratory
conditions, so we added some extra circuitry just to keep your S?5s performing their
best. The S?5s are tuned to maximize efficiency, but they can get hot when used in
the real world. If the electronics get too hot, separate thermal switches activate and shut
down the high and/or low frequency amplifiers until they cool down. An Over-excursion filter,
just before the low frequency amplifier protects the woofer from shredding itself when the low-
end is driven to the maximum. These extra protections ensure long life and monitors you can
count on to have your back at all times. Finally, we’ve adding magnetic shielding to protect your
computer display or television from being permanently being tweaked from the powerful magnets
found inside the S?5.
? Mackie-designed active desktop monitors with dual high-precision internal amplifiers
? 5.25-inch woofer delivers punchy bass output and extremely detailed midrange
? 1-inch waveguide-loaded silk dome tweeter for smooth, non-fatiguing mix sessions
? Low-Frequency Boost and High-Frequency Boost/Cut controls allow for acoustic tailoring
? Balanced TRS/XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs