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Mackie Expands HD Loudspeaker Series

 

London, England - 12 September 2010 - Mackie today announces a groundbreaking new model to its popular HD Series — the Mackie HDA High-Definition Arrayable Powered Loudspeaker. With the addition of the HDA, Mackie now offers a full range of high-definition loudspeakers including the ultra-compact HD1221, the HD1521 2-way and HD1531 3-way loudspeakers, and the 15” HD1501 and 18” HD1801 subwoofers.

Designed in collaboration with the EAW acoustical design team, the HDA is a professional, powerful and extremely flexible compact line array. Configurable with up to four per side, the HDA can handle anything from mid-size houses of worship to large clubs in a design that is more cost-effective than ever before possible.

“The HDA is another example of what Mackie does best: delivering high-end pro audio technology to the masses,” said Ben Olswang, Mackie brand product manager. “Thanks to the integration of EAW’s design expertise, the HDA sets an entirely new professional standard in the portable live sound market that is simply not achievable by our competitors.”

Each HDA module delivers 1200W of peak system power and houses an EAW-designed 12˝ LF driver and dual Beyma® 1.7˝ HF compression drivers, mounted into a multi-cell horn. HDA incorporates Mackie’s high-definition digital processing, which corrects inherent sonic issues that arise with all horn-loaded drivers, resulting in unbelievably accurate sound. With a 100x20 coverage pattern and integrated rigging hardware that allows for up to four HDAs and two Mackie HD1801 Powered Subwoofers per side, a fully-realized HDA rig can easily handle large audiences with the consistent, predictable coverage that only a line array can offer. A three-position voicing switch provides easy set up of larger rigs and up to two modules can be pole-mounted directly above a subwoofer, for the ultimate high-output portable PA system.

The HDA High-Definition Arrayable Powered Loudspeaker will be available worldwide in Q4. The HDA will have a retail price of $2099.99 USD, €1999 including tax and £1649 including VAT. To see the HDA and other models in the HD Series, visit Mackie during the PLASA Show on Stand 1-F4 from 12-15 September 2010 in London, England.

 

About Mackie

Mackie, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities and sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. For more information visit: www.mackie.com.

Mackie is a registered trademark of LOUD Technologies Inc. in the United States, European Union and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About LOUD Technologies Inc.
As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands Alvarez®, Ampeg®, Blackheart®, Crate®, EAW®, Mackie® and Martin Audio®, LOUD engineers, markets and distributes a wide range of professional audio and musical instrument products worldwide. Our product lines include sound reinforcement systems, analog and digital mixers, guitar and bass amplifiers, and acoustic and electric guitars. These products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including houses of worship, stadiums, nightclubs, retail locations, and on major musical concert tours. The Company distributes its products primarily through retail dealers, mail order outlets and installed sound contractors. The Company has its primary operations in the United States with operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and China. For more information, please see our website: www.loudtechinc.com.

For more information please contact: LOUD Technologies Inc. – 16220 Wood-Red Road N.E. – Woodinville, WA 98072 – Phone: (425) 487-4333 – Fax: (425) 487-4337 – Internet: www.loudtechinc.com

Forward–Looking Statements
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