Mackie extends SRM Series
Mackie extends SRM Series
Mackie has unveiled its SRM V-Class series which employs large magnets for maximum efficiency
Designed for a variety of professional sound reinforcement applications, Mackie has unveiled its SRM V-Class series which consists of three models: the SRM210 V-Class, SRM212 V-Class and SRM215 V-Class, with 10-, 12- and 15-inch low-frequency transducers, respectively. The transducers employ large magnets for maximum efficiency, while the over-engineered speaker motor and voice coil produces increased output and transient accuracy. Additional cooling vents surrounding the voice coil combine with directional cabinet porting to reportedly ensure maximum heat dispersion and reliability. The 1.4-inch polymer high-frequency driver provides a nearly flat response for smooth highs that are described as sounding natural and balanced. The Sym-X horn is said to produce minimal distortion, even at high output, and offers a symmetrical, flat response at the crossover point.
All SRM V-Class models incorporate Mackie’s new 2,000W Class-D amplifier with a universal power supply (100–240 VAC) that includes Power Factor Correction for stable operation, even when AC power is unstable. A dedicated processing module monitors and protects the amplifier in real time, providing system limiting and protection without affecting sound quality and tonal balance. Multi-band compression targets specific frequency ranges to prevent system overloading, rather than turning everything down at the expense of overall output.
The manufacturer’s Advanced Impulse DSP Proprietary Acoustic Tuning is said to produce crystal-clear sound across the entire dispersion area of 60° x 40° (HxV). A precision crossover and transducer time alignment ensures balanced and accurate sound, while Intelligent Bass Management technology uses the processing power of V-Class to keep low end in check. The SRM210 V-Class can deliver up to 131dB SPL from 45Hz to 20kHz; the SRM212 V-Class offers up to 135dB SPL between 42Hz and 20kHz; and the SRM215 V-Class powers out up to 136dB SPL between 40Hz and 20kHz.
On the back panel, SRM Mix Control features a built-in, four-channel digital mixer with two channels equipped with a mic/line/instrument combo input, a dedicated 1/8-inch stereo aux input and stereo Bluetooth input. A high-contrast, full-colour display reportedly enables easy single-knob access to mixer and processing parameters, including channel levels and EQ, application- and venue-specific voicing modes and an alignment delay. Users can save and recall up to 10 user presets and the entire system can be locked with a four-digit passcode. SRM V-Class loudspeakers can also be controlled wirelessly with Mackie’s SRM Connect app for iOS and Android, which offers access to all adjustments and settings.