New York (April 3, 2009)–Mackie has announced its new HD Series High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers, which will be available in the U.S and Asia in May and Europe in June.
The HD1521 2-way and HD1531 3-way reportedly deliver up to 1800W of peak system power. Mackie reports it has placed precision crossovers, transducer time alignment and phase correction circuitry right in the box. HD Series loudspeakers also implement patented acoustic correction processing that is claimed to counter the physical attributes that can make typical loudspeakers sound honky or washed out.
“Our new HD Series loudspeakers are on the cutting edge of loudspeaker technology,” said Greg Young, Mackie brand product manager. “They offer more watts per dollar than the competition and the sonic clarity is nothing short of amazing.”
With custom transducer design and system tuning by the high-end touring experts at EAW, HD Series loudspeakers feature 15″ neodymium woofers and a 1.75″ heat-treated titanium compression driver. The HD1531 3-way also features a 6″ midrange driver and Mackie’s WaveFront mid/high horn system for “ultra-wide, consistent coverage.” A user-adjustable 3-band EQ with a sweepable mid lets the user EQ the system for the application at hand, useful for smaller setups that may not have a ton of outboard gear. The all-wood cabinets feature 12 fly-points for horizontal or vertical rigging, and both models are pole-mountable. Integrated protection circuitry is also included.
“HD loudspeakers deliver immense power, are ultra-compact and lightweight and offer unmatched clarity,” added Young. “We truly elevate the experience for the audience, not to mention the engineer.”