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Mackie Unleashes HD Series Powered Loudspeakers

May 5, 2009
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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 WaveFrontTM 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 Americas and Asia in
May 2009.  Europe will have availability in June 2009.  The HD1521 will have a U.S. MSRP of
$1,249.99. The HD1531 will have a U.S. MSRP of $1,499.99. Hear their HD sound at the
InfoComm Show in Booth 6501 Hall A from June 17-19, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. Check out an
HD Series demo in rooms 202A and 202C during the follow times: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm all
three days of the show.   

For more information visit: www.mackie.com 

 


 

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