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Do you think Mackie has their act back together?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Lync, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Lync

    Lync Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Loud pumped some money back into them...Ampeg seems to be healthy and I have a recent Mackie SRM450V2 (black) that has been great for a few years.

    I just bought a DL1608 and love it...I want to get a pair of active 12's for out front and I see Mackie has these:


    Wood casing and pretty light with some decent features. Can they hang with QSC, JBL, or the new Yamahas? What do you say bass/sound engineer brothers and sisters?

  2. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    I for one don't trust them as far as I can throw them... Mackie seems to be delivering feature set superiority at a price point. IME that doesn't generally translate to quality at a price point... I do not dig component failure. My money has gone Presonus SL, JBL PRX and QSC K series.

    I'm about to redo my sub package. Mackie isn't on the list.
  3. mackie HD series are great...love them. i have been using them in my band for a few years now and have never had a problem with them...

    the cheaper stuff im not 100% about...they sound ok...i just don't know how they will hold up. the SRM450v2's have been great. but that is about it...
  4. Lync

    Lync Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I think these are a replacement for the HD series. I am looking at the new EV 12's also.
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  6. nope....not the case...these are in addition to the SRM series...to compete better in line with the K series...
  7. Lync

    Lync Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Ahh-I see that...they have several different lines now. Once in a while, the HD's can be found at a good price B stock. I'll keep a look out for them.
  8. the HD's are great...just heavy!
  9. Barisaxman

    Barisaxman Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    I hope so...their new boxes (like these SRM's) look very professional, if they get the quality issues of the last few years fixed they could be a real player again.
  10. Barisaxman

    Barisaxman Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    FYI, I actually heard the new SRM boxes and subs at a music store today, I was pretty impressed at moderate volume levels. Didn't get a chance to crank them up really, as the demo room was really small. Again, hoping service/reliability doesn't become and issue. More relevant players in the MI sound reinforcement market is always good.

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