Mackie has announced upgraded versions of the SRM450 and SRM350 portable powered loudspeakers, including a new 1000-watt amplifier and several digital sound-shaping tools. (See them at Prolight+Sound/Messe in Frankfurt in Hall 8.0, Stand L56.)
“The original SRM450 was the first active portable loudspeaker and, today, is still the most recognized speaker out there. SRM has always meant pro performance and sound quality that’s easy to use at an incredible price,” says Greg Young, Mackie product manager, “The new SRM450 and SRM350 continue this legacy, offering improved power, sound quality and flexible tools perfect for any gig.”
Users now have a choice between four application-specific modes, each re-voicing the loudspeaker to be optimized for the application at hand. Also built-in is an intelligent feedback destroyer that simplifies sound check. At the push of a button, SRM instantly identifies and eliminates feedback using up to four narrow 1/16th octave filters.
Both models now benefit from Mackie’s HD Audio Processing, which combines patented acoustic correction DSP with optimization features like a precision crossover and driver time alignment and phase correction.
Application flexible, the SRM450 and SRM350 also incorporate an integrated 2-channel mixer with input-friendly Wide-Z inputs, and are housed in rugged, lightweight polypropylene cabinets with a range of mounting options avalable.
The new SRM450 and SRM350 will be available globally late Quarter 2, 2014. The SRM450 will have a U.S. MSRP of $629.99, and the SRM350 will have a U.S. MSRP of $519.99.