For those looking to step up from portable active speakers like the SRM450 to the higher output and floor-pounding authority of larger wooden cabinets, Mackie presents the redesigned SRz Series. These affordable 2- and 3-way professional active loudspeakers provide large-format sound, real wood cabinets, patented WaveFront™ horn assembly (SR1530z model), and integrated "no-hassle" active electronics—retaining all the simplicity of the popular SRM series, but with enough muscle for larger gigs.
Solid Wood Construction
Molded cabinets are perfect for portable loudspeakers like the SRM450, but to achieve the increased output needed for larger gigs, there's still no substitute for good ol' fashioned wood. Mackie's SRz Series delivers the renowned simplicity and integrated active electronics of its legendary SRM series, but with higher output 2- and 3-way wooden cabinets. To be specific, the cabinets are constructed of 18mm Baltic birch plywood and pressure-injected structural resin, providing more than enough "knock" to win over any audience.
Integrated Active Electronics
Thanks to completely integrated Mackie Active™ electronics, the SRz Series loudspeakers don't require any external amplifiers, crossovers or processing. The SRz Series' internal amplifier modules sit on a mammoth aluminum heatsink eliminating the need for fans. And the active circuitry inside provides precise electronic crossovers, level protection and time correction. Most importantly, having an integrated system in which the amplifier and all electronics can be "tuned" to specific cabinet designs allowed Mackie loudspeaker engineers to completely maximize the SRz Series' output and frequency response. Read more...
Patented Wavefront™ Horn
The 3-way SR1530z loudspeaker features an optimized wide-dispersion WaveFront™ horn design—a scientifically developed one-piece horn which blends the output of the mid- and high-frequency drivers. Unlike typical mid/high horn designs, with a WaveFront™ horn, the high-frequency section fires slightly downward into the six-inch mid-range 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 very high output levels. Read more...