Mackie today launches HD Series High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers, creating an entirely new category: High-Definition Live Sound. The HD1521 2-way and HD1531 3-way represent the pinnacle of Class-D amplifier technology, delivering up to 1800W of peak system power. Mackie created the "active" electronics game long ago, incorporating precision crossovers, transducer time alignment and phase correction circuitry right in the box, creating a perfectly tuned system. 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."
With custom transducer design and system tuning by the high-end touring experts at EAW, HD Series loudspeakers are clearly ahead of the pack. 15
″ neodymium woofers are perfectly matched with the 1.75″ heat-treated titanium compression driver. The HD1531 3-way also features a 6″ midrange driver and Mackie’s optimized WaveFront™mid/high horn system for ultra-wide, consistent coverage. A user-adjustable 3-band EQ with a sweepable mid lets the user gently and flexibly EQ the system for the application at hand. This is a great feature for smaller setups that may not have a ton of outboard gear. The rugged 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 U.S and Asia in May 2009 and available in Europe in June 2009. The HD1521 will be €199 list and $1249.99 MSRP. The HD1531 will be €449 list and $1,499.99 MSRP.