Mackie Introduces New SRM Models, VLZ4 Line, and MRmk3 Redesign - EMusician

Mackie Introduces New SRM Models, VLZ4 Line, and MRmk3 Redesign

Author:
Publish date:
Image placeholder title

Mackie today announces a huge extension to its popular SRM powered loudspeaker line, introducing three 1600W models featuring professional-grade all-wood designs and a host of powerful, but simple tools perfect for modern applications. There are two high-output full-range models – the 12″ SRM550 and 15″ SRM650 plus the hard-hitting SRM1850 18″ powered subwoofer.

Image placeholder title

“You can’t throw a rock without hitting a Mackie SRM loudspeaker,” commented John Boudreau, Mackie SVP, speaking to the proven popularity of SRM. “With these new high-output, high-definition, all-wood designs we’ve truly upped the level of SRM ruggedness, output, clarity and simplicity.”

Mackie SRM 1600W High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers are “Built-Like-A-Tank,” with huge system power that’s paired with custom transducers within professional-grade, internally-braced all-wood cabinets. SRM features Mackie High Definition Audio Processing™ including patented acoustic correction DSP for the ultimate in high-definition sound plus system optimization tools like application-specific speaker modes and an amazingly accurate feedback destroyer. Ready for anything, SRM’s integrated 2-channel mixer with Mackie Wide-Z™ inputs can handle any signal with ease. With two powerful full-range boxes and a chest-pounding subwoofer, SRM loudspeakers deliver the output, amazing sound and proven durability demanded of modern PA system.

“We are excited to bring these high-powered, great-sounding SRMs to all the Mackie fans out there,” concluded Boudreau. “Perfect for applications that range from DJs to bands to installs, these new SRMs deliver the modern, high-definition sound you demand in a tough-as-nails package that’s built to last.”

For more information on the full line of SRM powered loudspeakers visit www.mackie.com/SRM or check out the tech video available at http://youtu.be/AxplGzmMXLw. The new Mackie SRM Series 1600W High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers will be available alongside the popular SRM450v2, SRM350v2, SRM150 and SRM1801 in September, 2013. The SRM550 will have a U.S. MSRP of $749.99. The SRM650 will have a U.S. MSRP of $879.99. The SRM1850 will have a U.S. MSRP of $1149.99.


Mackie today announces a complete redesign of its bestselling line of ultra-affordable powered studio monitors – the MRmk3 Powered Studio Monitors. A product of Mackie’s intensive music-centric voicing process, MRmk3 monitors are acoustically optimized at all stages to enhance the mixing, monitoring and multimedia experience in any home or project studio. The MRmk3 line not only fully replaces the previous generation of monitors with the MR5mk3 and MR8mk3, but expands the range with the 6.5” MR6mk3 full-range monitor and MR10Smk3 studio subwoofer.

“Our design philosophy and process are centered on the idea that music is all that matters,” commented Matt Redmon, Mackie Product Manager. “To that end, MRmk3 studio monitors are designed to enhance your sonic experience at every level.”

Image placeholder title

A newly-designed minimum-diffraction waveguide not only provides seamless transition from highs to lows, but also creates a wider sweet spot and an open feel that better connects the user to the music. The power amplifiers and transducers are also custom-matched for increased performance. All MRmk3 cabinets are rear ported, providing added punch and bass extension and packed with acoustic absorption material for the tight sound you expect from a professional studio monitor. A range of I/O options deliver the connection types needed for easy studio integration. There are even customizable acoustic controls to get the exact sound needed for the space. The low frequencies can be boosted by up to 4dB and the highs can be both cut and boosted depending on the user’s needs.

 “All studio spaces are different and having precision control over the sound is critical,” added Redmon. “With MRmk3, you get the control you need to dial in exactly the sound you want. The MRmk3 Series is perfect for anybody ready to take their mixes to the next level.”

The MRmk3 Series also includes the powerful, MR10Smk3 Powered Subwoofer, providing the powerful, deep low end needed for genres like hip-hop and EDM. The low-profile enclosure is rear-ported to provide smooth, even bass and features vibration-absorbing rubber feet to minimize unwanted resonances. Optimizing features include an adjustable crossover to dial in the right amount of low end for the application plus a polarity switch to make sure the mix is always in phase. Adding an MR10Smk3 studio subwoofer to an MRmk3 system not only delivers the added bass modern music demands, it is perfectly matched to MRmk3 studio monitors to enrich a full range mix.

To get the details on Mackie’s MRmk3 Series Powered Studio Monitors visit www.mackie.com/MRmk3. A video overview is available for viewing and sharing at http://youtu.be/0zG7iyRpE_o.

The new Mackie MRmk3 Series Powered Studio Monitors will be available in August, 2013. The MR5mk3 will have a U.S. MSRP of $199.99. The MR6mk3 will have a U.S. MSRP of $259.99. The MR8mk3 will have a U.S. MSRP of $329.99. The MR10Smk3 will have a U.S. MSRP of $449.99.

Mackie today announces the all-new VLZ4 line of analog compact mixers, which now include Mackie’s acclaimed Onyx preamps and deliver the ultimate in high-headroom, low-noise analog mixer design. The eight new VLZ4 mixers directly replace the previous VLZ3 generation models. With 25 years of continuous improvement in its wake, the comprehensive VLZ4 line includes models ranging from the affordable desktop 402VLZ4 to a choice of 4-bus effects mixers perfect for touring live sound work. The inclusion of Mackie’s Onyx mic preamplifiers offers a notable performance improvement over previous generations.

Image placeholder title

“Just check out the wealth of amazing reviews and customer testimonials. Our Onyx preamps have proven they can go toe-to-toe with any boutique preamp out there,” commented Matt Redmon, Mackie Product Manager. “By delivering this level of performance to the VLZ4 line, more users than ever will benefit from the sound of these amazing pres… it’s very exciting.”

In addition to Onyx preamps, VLZ4 features other key technologies that emphasize the broadcast-quality performance of the mixers, including custom op-amps and class-leading negative summing bus architecture. For maximum signal integrity, from every input to every output, VLZ4 is designed for the highest headroom and lowest noise possible. Plus, features like a solid steel wraparound chassis and grime-resistant sealed rotary pots ensure that VLZ4 is “Built-Like-A-Tank” and more than ready for the road.

“From beer spills to drops from moving vehicles…we’ve seen it all,” concluded Redmon. “We have literally run them over with a truck and they still passed signal. The rugged design of VLZ4 is unique in the industry and it always amazes us to hear user stories revealing what they are capable of handling.”

The new VLZ4 mixers also deliver a new high-contrast, ergonomic work surface that’s great for low-light applications like clubs and studios. The bold new knobs and fader caps sit against a cockpit-inspired work surface with a black powder-coat finish providing the contrast needed for easy control identification.

To get the details on all eight VLZ4 models visit www.mackie.com/VLZ4. A video overview is available for viewing and sharing at http://youtu.be/6XxkE-gW1M0.

The new Mackie VLZ4 Series Compact Mixers will be available in August, 2013. The 402VLZ4 will have a U.S. MSRP of $129.99. The 802VLZ4 will have a U.S. MSRP of $259.99. The 1202VLZ4 will have a U.S. MSRP of $349.99. The 1402VLZ4 will have a U.S. MSRP of $519.99. The 1642VLZ4 will have a U.S. MSRP of $879.99. The 1604VLZ4 will have a U.S. MSRP of $1149.99. The 2404VLZ4 will have a U.S. MSRP of $1429.99. The 3204VLZ4 will have a U.S. MSRP of $1699.99.