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The Mackie SRM450 v2 Active Speaker puts your focus on your performance instead of the distraction of constant EQ and level tweaks. While live sound can sometimes seem like a wild, uncaged animal, wit... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Mackie SRM450 v2 Active Speaker puts your focus on your performance instead of the distraction of constant EQ and level tweaks. While live sound can sometimes seem like a wild, uncaged animal, with the SRM450 Portable Active Loudspeaker, Mackie has created technology to help tame the beast.

Thanks to the Mackie SRM450 v2 speaker's all-new design”from adding new amps and transducers to a new lightweight power supply”the SRM450 v2 surpasses the performance of the original SRM450 to deliver pure studio monitor sound at more powerful, full-on loudspeaker levels. Mackie has also managed to keep the SRM450 v2 affordable for musicians despite a complete redesign from the inside out.

The "SRM" Stands for Sound Reinforcement Monitor
Over a decade ago, Greg Mackie and a dedicated team of engineers set out to create a portable loudspeaker that could deliver studio monitor sound quality. Unlike a relatively small, acoustically controlled studio where the sweet spot is well-defined, live venues vary greatly and most are far from acoustically balanced. Despite the challenges, after 2 years of extensive research and development, the first Mackie Sound Reinforcement Monitor was born”a loudspeaker that truly lived up to its name. The Mackie SRM450 v2 continues the SRM450's tradition of studio monitor sound quality delivering sound that makes any venue seem like a well-tuned studio.

Ultrawide Dispersion
Undoubtedly you've been to a show where the sound is all over the map. For instance, stand in front of the band and it sounds okay, but move a little to your left or right and all of a sudden you've got mud in your ears. When Mackie SRM450 v2 loudspeakers are onstage, no matter where you stand, you hear sound with impeccable stereo imaging, depth of field, and definition”at full-on loudspeaker levels. This is due to the Mackie SRM450 v2 speaker's wide dispersion pattern, which is achieved through its multi-cell horn throat aperture. The multi-cell horn throat aperture allows for much wider and more even dispersion of high and mid frequencies. So whether you're listening intently front and center, or playing it cool on the perimeter, you'll hear the same great mix.

Stunning Bass via Servo Feedback Controlled, all new Neodymium Woofer
Many portable loudspeakers produce lows that lack that chest-pounding punch. But the SRM450 v2 delivers astonishingly deep and defined bass frequencies. In fact, it outperforms the original SRM450, which was renowned for its ability to deliver real low-down sound. That's thanks to the SRM450 v2's servo feedback technology combined with its all-new neodymium woofer and 3" voice coil.

Based on Mackie's award-winning HR824mk2 studio monitor technology, the servo feedback damping electronic circuit within the Mackie SRM450 v2 locks the woofer in place with the positive and negative outputs of the amplifier. This creates a solid, direct-coupling that allows the SRM450 v2 to deliver extremely deep bass from a small cabinet. The new neodymium woofer's magnet is lighter in mass, therefore faster than ceramics, giving the SRM450 v2's bass more punch. The new longer 3" voice coil allows the woofer to handle heat more efficiently, so it produces a consistently full dynamic range”even at maximum output. So you get full, thumping, detailed lows even after long hours of use at near-peak volumes.

Super low distortion thanks to Mackie's own Class D, Fast Recovery Amplification
With its combination of Class D topology and Fast Recovery circuitry, the SRM450 v2 operates with incredible efficiency, and delivers much more power and clarity. With this Class D Fast Recovery amplification, the SRM450 v2 handles maximum volume”and associated heat”with ease, so there's no unwanted noise or thermal problems. Even after hours of sustained use at near-peak levels, your sound remains clean and your SRM450 v2 keeps cool.

Legendary Active Electronics
In a passive loudspeaker setup, an external amplifier is connected to a passive crossover inside the speaker, which distributes frequencies to the transducers. Because power amps and transducers vary widely in sound and quality, trying to match the right power amp with the right speaker can be challenging, especially if you're not a professional acoustic technician or rolling in cash so you can hire one. Mackie's proven Active design does all the work for you. With the SRM450 v2, you get a complete loudspeaker system, with complex electronics and carefully chosen components, all precisely tuned and tweaked to work together. The result is a loudspeaker with phenomenal sound quality and power that is completely plug-and-play”no EQ needed.

Built-In Protection Circuitry for Long Life
Active loudspeakers are pushed hard, often to, or beyond the limit. That's why Mackie built reliable protection circuitry into every unit. The SRM450 v2 employs a built-in limiter for less distortion at peak levels, and an automatic sliding high-pass filter to give you that little bit of extra volume when the crowd demands more. Thanks to the advanced technology of its power supply and Class D amp topology, the SRM450 v2 is greater than 90 percent efficient”more of the power from your outlet goes straight to the transducer, without the power supply and amp giving off loads of heat. Less heat means better performance and a longer life.

Versatile, Portable, Tough
When designing the SRM450 v2, Mackie considered every angle. You can still achieve great sound whether you polemount it from the bottom, fly it vertically or horizontally via its integrated M10 mounting points, or use it as a wedge monitor. With all this flexibility, it's one of the most versatile portable active loudspeakers around. Moving it into place is easier than ever too. Weighing in at about 40 lb.”11 lb. lighter than the original SRM450”you'll have plenty of strength left over to play after loading in. Plus, the SRM450 v2 retains its rugged, Mackie built-like-a-tank durability, thanks to the polypropylene cabinet.

Features
  • 2-way biamplified, optimized Active loudspeaker system
  • High-output precision titanium compression driver
  • Neodymium long-throw low-frequency transducer with 3" voice coil
  • Servo Feedback controlled woofer for tight low-end punch
  • 300W Class D, Fast Recovery LF amp/100W HF amp
  • Ultrawide, smooth dispersion via multi-cell horn aperture and HF waveguide
  • Built-in phase-accurate 24dB Linkwitz-Riley electronic crossover
  • Mackie Active Electronic time alignment, phase correction, and EQ for studio quality sound
  • Mic/line input and pass-thru connector
  • Lightweight for ultimate portability
  • Flyable
  • Pole-mountable
Specifications
    • Frequency Response (-3dB): 55Hz-18kHz
    • Frequency Range (-10dB): 45Hz-20kHz
    • Directivity Factor; Q (DI):9.95 (99.8), averaged 2kHz to 10kHz
    • Max SPL Long-term @ 1m: 124dB
    • Max SPL Peak @ 1m: 127dB
    • Crossover: Linkwitz-Riley, 24dB/octave @ 1600Hz
    • Input Type: Balanced Differential
    • Input Impedance: 20 kohms
    • Input Protection: RFI and level protected
    • Sensitivity: Line: + 4dBu (center detent), Mic: -36dBu
    • Maximum Input Level: + 22dBu
    • Low-Cut Frequency: 75Hz, Second-order filter
    • Acoustic Contour Equalization
    • Peaking: + 3dB @ 100Hz, + 3dB @ 12kHz
    • Operating Temperature Range: -10C to 45C (14F to 113F)
    • Low-Frequency Power Amplifier
    • Rated Power: 300 watts (Rated power is continuous rms wattage into transducer's rated impedance @ 5kHz for the HF amplifier and @ 500Hz for the LF amplifier)
    • Cooling: Convection Extrusion
    • Design: Class D, Parametric Servo Feedback
    • High-Frequency Power Amplifier
    • Rated Power: 100 watts (Rated power is continuous rms wattage into transducer's rated impedance @ 5kHz for the HF amplifier and @ 500Hz for the LF amplifier)
    • Cooling: Convection Extrusion
    • Design: Conventional Class AB
    • Low-Frequency Transducer
    • Diameter: 12"/300mm
    • Voice Coil Diameter: 3.0"/75mm
    • Sensitivity (1W@1m): 98dB
    • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
    • Power Handling: 600 watts, program
    • Frequency Range: 45Hz-3kHz
    • High-Frequency Transducer
    • Diaphragm Diameter: 1.75"/44.5mm
    • Diaphragm Material: Heat-treated titanium
    • Sensitivity (1W@1m): 106dB
    • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
    • Power Handling: 100 watts, program
    • Frequency Range: 1kHz-20kHz
    • Horn Design
    • Type: Conical and Exponential
    • Mouth Size: 12"/304.8mm (W) x 7"/177.8mm (H)
    • Throat Diameter: 1"/25.4mm
    • Horizontal Coverage: 90 (1kHz-20kHz)
    • Vertical Coverage: 45 (2.8kHz-20kHz)
    • US: 120 VAC, 60Hz, Recommended amperage service: 2.5 amps
    • Europe: 230 VAC, 50Hz, Recommended amperage service: 1.25 amps
    • Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60Hz, Recommended amperage service 3.0 amps
    • AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC
    • Electronic Crossover
    • Phase Alignment
    • Equalization
    • Parametric Equalization
    • Over-Excursion Protection: Second-order high-pass filter
    • Thermal Protection: Amplifier shutdown, auto-reset
    • Low-Line Voltage Shut Down: 60% Nominal line
    • Driver Protection: Independent LF and HF compressors
    • Low-Freq Roll-Off: Dynamic, signal-level dependent
    • Basic Design: Asymmetrical Trapezoidal
    • Enclosure Alignment: Sixth-Order
    • Material: Polypropylene
    • Finish: Textured finish
    • Handles: One on each side, one on top
    • Mounting Methods:
    • Integrated mounting points, M10
    • 2 each located on each side, top, bottom, and rear of enclosure
    • Grille: Perforated metal with weather-resistant coating
    • Display LEDs: Signal Present, Peak, Power ON, and Thermal
    • Height: 6.0"/660mm
    • Width: 15"/0mm
    • Depth: 1.8"/76mm
    • Weight: 0 lb./18kg
    • Input Type: Balanced Differential
    • Input Impedance: 0 kohms
    • Input Protection: RFI and level protected
    • Sensitivity: Line: + dBu (center detent), Mic: -6 dBu
    • Maximum Input Level: + dBu
    • Low-Cut Frequency: 75Hz, Second-order filter
    • Acoustic Contour Equalization
    • Peaking: + dB @ 100Hz, +dB @ 1kHz
    • Operating Temperature Range: -10C to 5C (1F to 11F)
    • Low-Frequency Power Amplifier
    • Rated Power: 300 watts (Rated power is continuous rms wattage into transducer's rated impedance @ 5kHz for the HF amplifier and @ 500Hz for the LF amplifier)
    • Cooling: Convection Extrusion
    • Design: Class D, Parametric Servo Feedback
    • High-Frequency Power Amplifier
    • Rated Power: 100 watts (Rated power is continuous rms wattage into transducer's rated impedance @ 5kHz for the HF amplifier and @ 500Hz for the LF amplifier)
    • Cooling: Convection Extrusion
    • Design: Conventional Class AB
    • Low-Frequency Transducer
    • Diameter: 1"/00mm
    • Voice Coil Diameter: .0"/75mm
    • Sensitivity (1W@1m): 8dB
    • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
    • Power Handling: 600 watts, program
    • Frequency Range: 5Hz-kHz
    • High-Frequency Transducer
    • Diaphragm Diameter: 1.75"/.5mm
    • Diaphragm Material: Heat-treated titanium
    • Sensitivity (1W@1m): 106dB
    • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
    • Power Handling: 100 watts, program
    • Frequency Range: 1kHz-0kHz
    • Horn Design
    • Type: Conical and Exponential
    • Mouth Size: 1"/0.8mm (W) x 7"/177.8mm (H)
    • Throat Diameter: 1"/.5mm
    • Horizontal Coverage: 0 (1kHz-0kHz)
    • Vertical Coverage: 5 (.8kHz-0kHz)
    • US: 10 VAC, 60Hz, Recommended amperage service .5 amps
    • Europe: 0 VAC, 50Hz, Recommended amperage service 1.5 amps
    • Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60Hz, Recommended amperage service 3.0 amps
    • AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 50 VAC
    • Electronic Crossover
    • Phase Alignment
    • Equalization
    • Parametric Equalization
    • Over-Excursion Protection: Second-Order High-Pass Filter
    • Thermal Protection: Amplifier shutdown, auto-reset
    • Low-Line Voltage Shut Down: 60% Nominal line
    • Driver Protection: Independent LF and HF compressors
    • Low-Freq Roll-Off: Dynamic, signal-level dependent
    • Basic Design: Asymmetrical Trapezoidal
    • Enclosure Alignment: Sixth-Order
    • Material: Polypropylene
    • Finish: Textured finish
    • Handles: One on each side, one on top
    • Mounting Methods:
    • Integrated mounting points, M10
    • 2 each located on each side, top, bottom, and rear of enclosure
    • Grille: Perforated metal with weather-resistant coating
    • Display LEDs: Signal Present, Peak, Power ON, and Thermal
    • Height: 26.0"/660mm
    • Width: 15.4"/390mm
    • Depth: 14.8"/376mm
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MackieSRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black)
 
4.6

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The Standard of its class

Ill start by saying - I used to have a pair of JBL EONs. There is no question in my mind - or the mind of most other professionals that the SRM450s are the...Read complete review

Ill start by saying - I used to have a pair of JBL EONs. There is no question in my mind - or the mind of most other professionals that the SRM450s are the way to go. The EONs sounded like tin cans compared to the Mackies and even for a 15" woofer the EONs cant keep up with the low end response of the SRM450s. Don't take my word for it - ask someone with experience and they will absolutely tell you SRM450s all the way. Has any major club ever had EONs installed? No. Are SRM450s in major clubs? Yes. The build quality of these babies rivals that of an Abrams tank. The max volume of these blows anything in the price range out of the water. Can they be a bit harsh at higher volumes? sure. But so will almost anything. Save yourself the hassle of looking for something just because of an orange logo and go with the true industry standard - SRM450s.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Think Twice about these (Recent history of issues).

I had just bought a pair of Mackie SRM450 V2's for monitors (Using QSC K12's for mains). 1st time I used them (in practice to test them out), one of...Read complete review

I had just bought a pair of Mackie SRM450 V2's for monitors (Using QSC K12's for mains). 1st time I used them (in practice to test them out), one of them had an intermittent 'motor' noise, like someone was using a drill near by. I turned the volume down, unplugged the input (so, it was power only), the noise still occurred intermittently. I figured I'd exchange the bad one for a new one .... I brought the one speaker back to GC (yep, the problem occurred at the store also). At the same time one other guy was in the store returning his for the same reason. Some other guy walked up and said he had problems with his Mackies, and one of the employees (in a different section of the store) had gone through at least two speakers with various issues (within the first month, but he's still using Mackies). Greg Mackie must be upset that his name is still on this product, since the quality control doesn't seem to exist as it did when he owned the company. Two other friends that I've talked to, that have been using the SRM-350's with their bands and they have had to exchange theirs (or pay to get them repaired). Mackie support isn't what it once was either (now that Greg is no longer in charge). Since this was clearly a defective product, I returned both Mackies and spent the extra money for a 2nd pair of QSC K12's ... Which to my ears sound better anyway (your taste may be different, but I've been doing sound for a lot of years, QSC is what the pros use (in an array)). Looking at the schematics, components and design, there's no contest, QSC is a much better built product! I am VERY disappointed in Mackie these days. I've been using Mackie products since the original 1604 mixer came out (in the 1980's), they are nowhere near what they used to be in reliability or service. It seems to be hit or miss if you are going to get a 'good' pair or not, and if they'll stay reliable. I can't accept having unreliable equipment on a job, thus, I am forced to give a negative review on the SRM's.

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(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Standard of its class

By DJ KSLU

from Upstate, NY

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

Ill start by saying - I used to have a pair of JBL EONs. There is no question in my mind - or the mind of most other professionals that the SRM450s are the way to go. The EONs sounded like tin cans compared to the Mackies and even for a 15" woofer the EONs cant keep up with the low end response of the SRM450s. Don't take my word for it - ask someone with experience and they will absolutely tell you SRM450s all the way. Has any major club ever had EONs installed? No. Are SRM450s in major clubs? Yes. The build quality of these babies rivals that of an Abrams tank. The max volume of these blows anything in the price range out of the water. Can they be a bit harsh at higher volumes? sure. But so will almost anything. Save yourself the hassle of looking for something just because of an orange logo and go with the true industry standard - SRM450s.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Clear and powerfull

By Dj

from Santa Barbara, Ca

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

I own two currently that I got as monitors for the gigs that I do, but I ended up usind the mackie 450v2 as my main speakers for almost all events. I am going to buy a couple more for my brother to use them because it is easy to transport and very reliable. The sound quality is excellent and the price just makes it extremelly afortable for something that is going to last you a long time. I push them a lot and they never give up. It is more than enough quality sound with a pair of mackie 450v2 for any event that you want to make a good impression.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Think Twice about these (Recent history of issues).

By SCOTT BLAZICEK

from Endicott, NY

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

I had just bought a pair of Mackie SRM450 V2's for monitors (Using QSC K12's for mains). 1st time I used them (in practice to test them out), one of them had an intermittent 'motor' noise, like someone was using a drill near by. I turned the volume down, unplugged the input (so, it was power only), the noise still occurred intermittently. I figured I'd exchange the bad one for a new one .... I brought the one speaker back to GC (yep, the problem occurred at the store also). At the same time one other guy was in the store returning his for the same reason. Some other guy walked up and said he had problems with his Mackies, and one of the employees (in a different section of the store) had gone through at least two speakers with various issues (within the first month, but he's still using Mackies). Greg Mackie must be upset that his name is still on this product, since the quality control doesn't seem to exist as it did when he owned the company. Two other friends that I've talked to, that have been using the SRM-350's with their bands and they have had to exchange theirs (or pay to get them repaired). Mackie support isn't what it once was either (now that Greg is no longer in charge). Since this was clearly a defective product, I returned both Mackies and spent the extra money for a 2nd pair of QSC K12's ... Which to my ears sound better anyway (your taste may be different, but I've been doing sound for a lot of years, QSC is what the pros use (in an array)). Looking at the schematics, components and design, there's no contest, QSC is a much better built product! I am VERY disappointed in Mackie these days. I've been using Mackie products since the original 1604 mixer came out (in the 1980's), they are nowhere near what they used to be in reliability or service. It seems to be hit or miss if you are going to get a 'good' pair or not, and if they'll stay reliable. I can't accept having unreliable equipment on a job, thus, I am forced to give a negative review on the SRM's.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very nice speaker

By staurosjohn

from perry hall, MD

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

Just purchased two of these. They are very surprising for their size. Did not think I could run bass and drums thru these... but they can handle all I give them! A little high in price... but still worth the investment.

(7 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very good product

By McKenzie

from Attleboro Ma

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

Really like these speakers however I wish they were 15's an not 12's. I bought them then returned them to get the JBL eons 315, and I like them better. I like the fact that the JBL's have more bass so for 100 people events you don't really need a subwoofer. If you buy these speakers make sure you buy a good subwoofer.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Indestructable, Reliable, Second to none

By bassist

from Indianapolis, Indiana

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

I have had a pair of SRM 450s and used them inside, outside, as front of the house, and as stage monitors. They always work, sound incredible, and as front of house are up in no time with very little EQ needed to fill the room. As monitors, they need a bit more EQ, which is quite easy. They have sat beside many other active and passive speakers, and outperformed them every time. As front of house or DJ work, I recommend one Mackie Sub for every two SRM 450s. These are some of my favorite pieces of gear.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Value in Sound Reinforcement

By Frankie Sands

from NYC, NY

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

Let me begin by saying I wholeheartedly agree with the positve reviews of the new Mackie srm450v2's. I am a professional singer who does vocal impersonations of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Bobby Darin. I recently decided to purchase my own sound system for smaller venues and rely on Pro sound people only for my larger events. For my type of singing and music tracks, clarity and "room filling" capability is everything. I was fully prepared to buy a pair of JBL EON 515's based on past experience with other JBL products. I had no prior experience with Mackie. I can't thank the sales person enough for suggesting I try the Mackie's. The was no comparison. The srm450v2 was brighter and clearer that the Eon 515. The JBL did not sound "warm as I've heard them described. I think people are confusing warm with "muddy" because that's how they sounded. Muddy and not as loud. I also listened to QSC K series line. They sounded better than the JBL, but no better than the Mackie's. Here's the real bottom line. Can you get speakers that sound better than the Srm450v2? Mackie matches the performance of speakers costing far more. I don't know why there are so many mackie haters out there. Personally, I have investigated many of the negative claims and I think that most are the result of user misuse. Overheating? Seems to be associated with the original srm450 not the new v2 and even at that, only when lying on it's side as a floor monitor. When upright on the floor or on a pole, no problem. Breaking up at high volume? I haven't heard that myself. On the downside they are heavier than the JBL's by 8lbs, but they also have two technically, three handles so they are really a lot easier to carry. My sound man says they are easy to setup and adjust for a gig. Great Speaker, and with my sennheiser wireless mic, they help me give great performances.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT for the money

By Dj Incredible H

from Gray,La

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

i have 2 and the are very loud clear and the lows are actually good for djs and club owners buy em they are worth it if people say they dont sound good then they dont know what they are talking about try them out at guitar center tell them to hook it up to there phone and you will see what I am talking about

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Adds chest pounding beat to your heart

By Todd M Warner

from Reserve La.

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

Purchased a set of SRM450 V2's in witch I thought kicked by them selves, Boy but when I added the SRM1801 sub to SRM45 V2's HOLY MACREL!!! You talk about A body rattling, heart pounding setup. More than pleased, Many thanks to the guy's @ Guitar Center !!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best speakers I've ever used

By Dj Live

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

I purchased a pair of these probably like 1.5ys ago and I have never had an issue with these speakers. I have done High School Dances in Gyms, weddings, house parties, etc. Their very easy to setup, I choose the XLR to Quarter Inch Input to my Rane 56 Quarter Inch Master. The power on these are great and sound crispy clean. I do advise to maybe invest in a carrying bag to keep them scratch free when moving them around. Other than that, if you have a pair of these and some lows to complement the sound, you have a great setup for almost any type of event. Mackie is a very good brand!

 
5.0

Incredible sound in a medium cabinet

By Larry Brown

from Houston, TX

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

Construction: These things are built tough for the road. The side handles make them easy to handle for simple carry or for pole mount application. There is a "handle" on top of the of the cabinet which is neat and adds an alternate option to carry. Lightweight for a speaker in it's class. While the XLR and IEC cables fit snug, it would be nice if Mackie included a safety clasp of sorts (similiar to Yamaha). Sound/quality/ease of use: The sound from this cabinet it incredible. Warm and feels the room. I had to change out a cable during a performance and was able to supplement the sound with one speaker while I swapped cables. Something to be said about the 90 degree dispersion. Do they thump....yes indeed! Do NOT let the 12" woofer fool you. If sounds better than many 15" woofer. Tight, low end bass, with a contour button to enhance bottom end. This is a true plug and play speaker. What would make them better: an integrated EQ - that simple. I've ran these straight thru my mixer and EQ'd them there just fine. Used them with my BBE Maximizer, ever better. I love JBL's and still went with Mackie. So far, so good! If you want to splurg and can, go ahead with the QSC or the other top-shelf powered speakers. If not, give these Mackie's a try. If it's not what you want, return them in 30 days. I heard they have a hiss: that's true..the have a HP hiss, but what more can you expect from a live performance speaker. This is NOT your studio monitor. The hiss is undetected during a show.

 
5.0

Crank it up.

By Dan Ogden

from West Orange, NJ

Comments about Mackie SRM450v2 Active Speaker (Black):

These things crank, sound clean and I've yet to make them clip. And they're built to withstand a hit from a Howitzer. Everything I could possibly have asked for.

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