Mackie has launched the HD Series High-Definition powered loudspeakers designed expressly for a wide range of professional installed and portable sound applications.
The HD1521 two-way and HD1531 three-way incorporate the company’s latest advancements in Class-D amplifier technology, delivering up to 1,800 watts of peak system power.
Further, Mackie was a pioneer in “active” electronic, incorporating precision crossovers, transducer time alignment and phase correction circuitry for an optimally tuned system, and HD Series loudspeakers take this even further with the implementation of patented acoustic correction processing that counters the inherent 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.”
Both models include 15-inch neodymium woofers that are perfectly matched with the 1.75-inch heat-treated titanium compression driver.
The HD1531 three-way system also features a 6-inch midrange driver and Mackie’s optimized WaveFront mid/high horn system for ultra-wide, consistent coverage.
A user-adjustable three-band EQ with a sweepable mid lets the user gently and flexibly EQ the system for the application at hand. This is a highly useful feature for smaller setups that may not be supported by outboard gear.
The durable all-wood cabinets feature 12 integral fly-points for horizontal or vertical rigging and both models are pole-mountable. Integrated protection circuitry and robust build quality ensures years of reliable use.
“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.”
HD Series High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers will be available in the Americas and Europe in May 2009. Asia will have availability in April 2009.
The HD1521 will have a U.S. MSRP of $1249.99. The HD1531 will have a U.S. MSRP of $1499.99.
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