At NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, Mackie is introducing new SRM V-Class loudspeakers that are designed for a variety of sound reinforcement applications. The series consists of three models, including the SRM210 V-Class, SRM212 V-Class, and SRM215 V-Class, with 10-, 12-, and 15-inch low-frequency transducers, respectively.
All models are equipped with Mackie’s 1.4-inch polymer high-frequency driver designed to provide a nearly flat response. The Sym-X horn is engineered to produce minimal distortion, even at high output. The transducers are driven by a new class D amplifier rated to deliver 2,000 watts with a universal power supply (100 to 240 volts AC) that includes Power Factor Correction for stable operation.
A dedicated processing module monitors and protects the amplifier in real time, providing system limiting and protection. Multi-band compression targets specific frequency ranges to prevent system overloading rather than turning everything down at the expense of overall output.
Mackie’s Advanced Impulse DSP Proprietary Acoustic Tuning is designed to produce clear sound across the entire dispersion area of 60 x 40 degrees (H x V). A crossover and transducer time-alignment in intended to produce balanced and accurate sound. Proprietary Intelligent Bass Management technology enhances low-end performance.
The SRM210 is stated to deliver up to 131 dB SPL from 45 Hz to 20 kHz, while the SRM212 offers up to 135 dB SPL between 42 Hz and 20 kHz and the SRM215 provides 136 dB SPL between 40 Hz and 20 kHz.
On the back panel, SRM Mix Control includes a built-in 4-channel digital mixer with two channels equipped with a mic/line/instrument combo input, a dedicated 1/8-inch stereo aux input, and stereo Bluetooth input. A color display is designed to enabls easy single-knob access to mixer and processing parameters, including channel levels and EQ, application- and venue-specific voicing modes, and an alignment delay.
Up to 10 presets can be saved and recalled, and the system can be locked with a four-digit passcode. The loudspeakers also can be controlled wirelessly with Mackie’s SRM Connect app for iOS and Android, which offers access to all adjustments and settings. In addition, two SRM V-Class loudspeakers can be wirelessly linked, with up to 100 meters of range between linked loudspeakers, which can operate in stereo or as dual zones.
A dual-angle pole mount and an angled cabinet design enables the loudspeakers to be used free standing, pole mounted, or as a stage monitor. Expected to be available in April 2020, SRM210 V-Class carries a U.S. MAP of $699.99; SRM212 V-Class is priced at $799.99; and SRM215 V-Class sells for $899.99.