Mackie Announces HD Series Of Loudspeakers – Pushes Marketing Pain Threshold
Mackie has announced a the HD Series of “High-Definition” Powered Loudspeakers. Claiming to create “an entirely new [product] category: High-Definition Live Sound,” the HD1521 2-way and HD1531 3-way contain Class-D amplifier technology, delivering up to 1800W of peak system power with precision crossovers, transducer time alignment and phase correction circuitry right in the box. 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. (Sorry Mackie, but HD just sounds like “marketing” to us. –Ed.)
The 15? neodymium woofers are matched with the 1.75? heat-treated titanium compression driver. The HD1531 3-way also features a 6? midrange driver and Mackie’s WaveFront mid/high horn system for 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. The 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.
Mackie’s HD Series High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers will be available in May 2009. Asia will have availability in April 2009. The HD1521 will cost $1249.99 and the HD1531 will set you back $1499.99. More information on the Mackie “HD” Series Powered Loudspeakers.