When incredible accuracy and extreme output are a must, Mackie's flagship SAz Series represent the finest active loudspeaker systems on the market. These four newly developed "Super Active" loudspeakers improve upon Mackie's award-winning Active designs of the past with maximized power, re-calibrated electronics, high-definition neodymium drivers, and extensive acoustic design and tuning by the world-renowned Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) engineering team.
Re-Engineered for Superior Performance
The new SAz Series Loudspeakers start with maximum power. The range opens with 500 watts RMS total in the SA1521z, and grows to a massive 1300 watts RMS total in the SA1530z, SA1232z, and SA1532z. And we made sure this power was translated into incredible accuracy with completely re-calibrated active electronics — including precision crossovers, thermal and transducer protection, and electronic time-correction. These revamped electronics are coupled with new neodymium mid- and high-frequency drivers, delivering greater accuracy and increased output versus our previous ceramic-magnet models, yet weigh significantly less. And as the only premium active loudspeakers with optimized WaveFront™ horns, the SAz series' natural sound and ultra-wide dispersion are simply unparalleled in its class.
Precision-Tuned by EAW Loudspeaker Engineers
Because a loudspeaker is more than the sum of its parts, the new SAz Series Loudspeakers were developed and tuned exclusively by the EAW loudspeaker engineering team. This is the same team behind high-output loudspeaker systems for the Olympic games, the Super Bowl, and musical tours ranging from Usher to REM to Eric Clapton for over 25 years. The end result of their efforts is that the SAz Series loudspeakers function as highly efficient systems, optimizing acoustic, electronic, and mechanical designs to achieve the highest level of performance and value. Put simply, the new SAz series stand as the finest active loudspeaker systems in Mackie history, rivaling professional passive systems costing thousands more. Read more...
Three 3-Way Designs with Patented Wavefront™ High/Mid Horn
Mackie's top-of-the-line SA1530z, SA1232z and SA1532z employ several distinct elements to achieve their amazing accuracy and full, natural sound. For each model, frequencies above 3kHz are produced by a 1.75-inch neodymium compression driver, while a six-inch neodymium mid-range transducer operates between 700Hz and 3kHz— eliminating the placement of a crossover point in the center of critical voice frequencies. Read more...
Additionally, all three models feature our optimized wide-dispersion WaveFront™ horn design— a scientifically developed one-piece 90°x40° horn that combines both mid- and high-frequency drivers. Unlike typical mid/high horn designs, the high-frequency section fires slightly downward into the six-inch mid-range driver's dispersion pattern, creating a focused, single wave front with excellent phase and power response characteristics. The resulting 90° x 40° dispersion pattern provides open, natural sound for the entire audience, even at extreme output levels.