Mackie shakes things up with new HD Powered Subwoofers

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-09-03)

Mackie shakes things up with new HD Powered Subwoofers

Mackie’s new HD Powered Subwoofers are the perfect complement to the highly successful HD Series High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers.

The HD1501 and HD1801 (pictured) subs offer many of the same benefits as the top boxes, including Class-D Fast-Recovery™ amplifier technology, delivering up to 1600W of peak power. Compact, powerful, efficient and Built-Like-A-Tank, the HD subs complete the much-anticipated HD system that retailers and end-users alike have been craving.

“Our new HD Series loudspeakers are on the cutting-edge of loudspeaker technology,” said Greg Young, Mackie brand product manager. “With the addition of the subs, you can have a complete high-definition system unlike anything else in the marketplace.”

With custom transducer design and system tuning by EAW®, HD subs provide unparalleled low-end extension. The HD1501 and HD1801 benefit from 15-inch and 18-inch neodymium woofers respectively, as well as Mackie’s world-renowned active electronics. Pair the HD1501 with the compact HD1221 for the ultimate high-output, portable PA. Work a club or outdoor festival with the HD1801 and either the HD1521 or HD1531 loudspeakers. Or fly the HD1801 with a full HDA rig for a truly professional system.

What does 1000W of peak power mean to you? It means having a subwoofer that delivers rump-shaking bass night after night. It means getting class-leading power and output. To accomplish this, the SRM1801 features Class-D Fast Recovery™ amplification. Class-D amps are more efficient and lightweight, with far less waste heat produced versus competing designs. Fast Recovery means you can occasionally push into clipping without a ton of nasty distortion. So, power is no problem... but how does it sound? The SRM1801 benefits from built-in Active electronics, like a precision crossover and tuning filters for accurate bass response. Some subwoofers have decent power, but when you listen, everything sounds loose and flabby. The SRM1801 delivers professional low end that you can feel...custom tuned to be tight and punchy.

HD Series Powered Subwoofers are now available. The HD1501 has a retail price of €1195.00 including tax and £995. including VAT and $1099.99 USD. The HD1801 has a retail price of €1,395.00 including tax and £1,149.00 including VAT and $1249.99 USD. See the HD Powered Subwoofers during the PLASA Show at Mackie’s Stand 1-F4 from 12-15 September 2010 in London, England.

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From a press release.

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