A High-Output 15" Passive Loudspeaker, Designed by EAW.
After years of producing the wildly popular SA1521 Active Loudspeaker, Mackie is proud to introduce a Precision Passive loudspeaker in the same convenient 15" 2-Way format: the S215. This loudspeaker is the perfect solution for those requiring the enhanced output and low-end response of a 15" driver and solid birch wood enclosure, while retaining the portability and durability required by giging musicians.
DESIGNED AND TUNED BY THE LOUDSPEAKER EXPERTS
Mackie's Precision Passive Loudspeakers represent the first passive speakers designed and tuned exclusively by the Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) loudspeaker engineering team--the same folks responsible for designing loudspeaker systems for the Super Bowl, the Olympics and the Vatican. As such, the S215 was built from the ground up to offer the best performance of any loudspeaker in its class, which one listening test should quickly prove.
The S215's custom 15" high-power LF driver (i.e. woofer) incorporates technology developed for EAW's large-format touring systems, and includes a 2.5-inch high-temperature voice coil for years of reliability. This LF driver is paired with a 1.75" titanium diaphragm high-output compression driver mounted on an acoustically transparent exponential waveguide horn. This provides a wide, controlled 90 x 40 coverage pattern and precise reproduction of the critical 1000 Hz – 20,000 Hz upper mid-range and high frequencies.
The S215 enclosure is constructed using both 18mm multi-layer Baltic Birch plywood and pressure- injected structural resin, ensuring sound quality and durability beyond other offerings in this class of loudspeaker. PVC vinyl covering and an industrial-grade steel grille repel the slings and arrows dished out in typical live environments, again with far greater effectiveness than the typical "rat fur" covering and nylon grilles found on competitive models. A carrying handle is integrated into each side for easy loading and transport.
BUILT FOR ACTION
Few things are as frustrating as having the wrong cable for hooking up. Connecting and setting up the S215 is a breeze. It accepts a speaker-level signal via either a Neutrik Speakon® connector or female 1/4-inch TS (Tip/Sleeve) connector, so now you don't have to remember to bring the right adaptors.