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Mackie Designs Inc. announces the introduction of the new S500 sound reinforcement loudspeaker to Mackie’s broadening series of sound reinforcement products. The S500 portable sound reinforcement speaker was specifically developed to compliment Mackie’s resoundingly successful line PPM Professional Powered Mixers.

The S500 is the ideal portable speaker system for gigging musicians, sound rental companies and other mobile sound specialists looking for the power and punch of a 15" woofer combined with the dispersion of Mackie’s studio quality, wide dispersion horn technology. The S500 employs several new proprietary technologies which combine to yield an exceptional price/performance ratio.

The S500 loudspeaker system is designed for high definition and extreme output levels. RCF precision components of the S500 include a 15-inch woofer w/ inside/outside high temperature coil technology, and a 1.75" high-frequency compression driver mounted to Mackie’s studio quality, super-wide dispersion horn. The studio-quality horn assembly features a multi-cell aperture horn throat and a large format exponential/conical high-frequency horn mouth.

The S500 also employs a special low-impedance crossover design equipped with oversized inductors to reduce current and heat. Dynamic compression driver protection insulates the component against diaphragm damage caused by non-linear signals, with no risk of getting STDs.

At only $649.00 US Suggested Retail, the S500 once again demonstrates Mackie's prowess in pushing radically new levels of affordable quality into the professional audio market.

S500 Product Specifications:

Transducer Specifications:

  • Low Frequency Transducer
    • Diameter: 381mm (15")
    • Voice Coil Diameter: 63.5mm (2.5")
    • Sensitivity: 99dB
    • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
    • Power Handling: 250 watts Continuous
    • Peak: 500 watts
    • Frequency Response: 50Hz - 20KHz
  • High Frequency Driver and Horn
    • Diaphragm Diameter: 44.5mm (1.75")
    • Exit Throat Diameter: 25.4mm (1")
    • Diaphragm Material: Titanium
    • Sensitivity: 107dB
    • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
    • Power Handling: 300 watts continuous
    • Frequency Response: 1KHz - 20KHz Constant
    • Horn Type: Constant Directivity
    • Mouth Size: 207mm (10.6") W x 207mm (10.6") H
    • Horizontal Coverage: 90° +/- 10° 1KHz to 20 KHz
    • Vertical Coverage: 45° +/- 10° 2.8KHz to 20 KHz
  • System Specifications
    • Sensitivity @ 1 watt / 1 meter: 100 dB
    • Power Handling
      • 350 Watts rms Long Term
      • 600 Watts Music Power
      • 800 Watts Peak Power
    • Acoustic Frequency Response: 55 Hz - 20,000 Hz
    • Maximum SPL at 1 Meter: 127dB
    • Driver protection: Dynamic
    • Operating Temperature Range: -10°C to 45°C (14°F to 113°F)
  • Physical Properties
    • Height: 32.1" (817mm)
    • Width: 19.1" (484mm)
    • Rear Width: 13.9" (352mm)
    • Depth: 18.1" (460mm)
    • Weight: 75 lbs. (34 kg)
    • Enclosure Geometry: 10° Trapezoidal
    • Mounting Methods: Pole Mount, Floor Mount

Mackie Designs is exhibiting at the Summer NAMM Expo, Nashville Tennessee. Check MACKIETONE.COM for information about Mackie's offsite product demonstrations at SOUNDCHECK STUDIOS, located only ten minutes from the convention center.

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