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Mackie HD1801 Powered Subwoofer (1600 Watts, 1x18"), New

With a custom-designed 18-inch EAW driver, and robust built-in protection circuitry, the Mackie HD1801 subwoofer delivers pro performance for your PA system. (17) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Mackie HD1801 Sub: More Power to You!

Push your PA to the max with the Mackie HD1801, a compact subwoofer that's not only efficient and powerful, but portable as well. Easy to take from home to the gig and back again, the HD1801 provides 1,600 Watts peak power, via Mackie's Class-D Fast Recovery amplification system. The HD1801's ported, direct-radiating design delivers unrivaled punchiness and low-frequency extension, all in a rugged all-wood cabinet that can hold its own against regular use and abuse. Its custom-made 18" driver blasts subsonic lows to the crowd, while tuning filters, internal crossovers, and protection circuitry designed by Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) ensure that the subwoofer performs like a pro in even the most demanding situations.

Check out this video from Mackie highlighting the HD series of powered speakers:


A High-Output System that Won't Put You Out

Thanks to Mackie's Class-D Fast Recovery amplification, this powered sub is able to output 1,600 Watts of peak power. Fast Recovery means just that -- when you play your music way too loud, the HD1801 will recover quickly so you don't get too much distortion when you push your audio into clipping. Protective circuitry like peak and RMS limiting and over-excursion/thermal protection further allow the precision-tuned HD1801 to keep its cool during ear-punishing shows.

Accurate Low End Reproduction

Mackie worked closely with EAW to give this powered subwoofer a ported, direct-radiating design that delivers smooth, powerful, super-low frequency extension. EAW custom-specified the 18-inch driver to work flawlessly with the HD1801's internal amplifier.

Lightweight, Space-Saving Sub

The HD1801 features an efficient, relatively lightweight design (106 pounds) that, when compared to traditional amplifiers of this caliber, isn't going to put you out for a week if you transport and lift it yourself. In addition to being portable, the HD1801 is also compact for an 18" sub, so it won't hog up too much real estate on the dancefloor. Or, you can use the HD1801's 12 rigging points to make it a flown sub, placing it up high and out of the way. This Mackie subwoofer is good to go in any position.

Made to Last

Its enclosure is made of solid wood -- 15 mm birch, to be exact -- which is coated in a durable textured black paint that minimizes the risk of scratching. The unit's grill is rugged as well, made using powder-coated steel and sitting flush with the enclosure to avoid denting.

Features:

- Powered subwoofer with 1,600 Watts of Class-D Fast Recovery amplification
- 800 Watts RMS / 1,600 Watts peak power
- 133 dB SPL max output (peak @ 1m)
- 35 Hz to 145 Hz operating range
- 18-Inch high-output woofer with 4-inch voice coil
- Active electronics provide complete system optimization
- Symmetrical Linkwitz-Riley crossover (100 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
- Precision tuning filters for ultra-accurate bass reproduction
- Phase alignment to perfectly complement Mackie full-range HD loudspeakers
- Ported, direct-radiating design for maximum punch and low-frequency extension
- Designed and tuned by Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW)
- Dual XLR inputs, full-range, and high-pass outputs for mono or stereo setups
- Level control and polarity invert switch with LED indicator
- Signal/limit and thermal LED indicators for at-a-glance clipping status
- Integrated protection and limiting circuitry for pro performance no matter what
- Rugged all-wood cabinet made of 15 mm birch plywood
- Pole mount receptacle for mounting full range speaker
- 12 Integrated M10 flypoints for making it a flown subwoofer
- Compact and lightweight (106 lbs.) build make it easy to gig with

Although the HD1801 was designed to work in harmony with Mackie's HD Series loudspeakers, it can complement any other full-range system and still offer high-definition, sound-pumping performance.

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Acoustic Performance
- Frequency Response (-10 dB): 35 Hz - 145 Hz
- Frequency Response (-3 dB): 44 Hz - 95 Hz
- Max peak SPL (calculated)1: 133 dB
- Max peak SPL (measured)2: 129 dB

Transducer
- Diameter: 18.0" / 457 mm
- Voice Coil Diameter: 4.0" / 102 mm
- Diaphragm Material: Paper
- Magnet Material: Ferrite

Power Amplifier
- Rated Power: 800 watts rms, 1600 watts peak
- THD: < 0.03%
- Design: Class D
- Cooling: Active, twin thermally controlled vari-speed fans

Input/Output
- Input Type: Female XLR Balanced differential (stereo left/right)
- Input Impedance: 20 k
- Full Range Output: Male XLR Balanced (parallel with input)
- High Pass Output: Male XLR Balanced
- Output Impedance: 300
- Level Control: -6 dB to +6 dB
- Electronic Crossover
- Crossover Type: 24 dB/oct. Symmetrical Linkwitz-Riley
- Crossover Frequency: 100 Hz

Protection Features
- Over-excursion Protection: 40 Hz 24 dB/oct.
- Butterworth High Pass Filter
- Thermal Protection: Amplifier mute, auto reset, twin thermally controlled vari-speed fans
- Driver Protection: Peak/RMS Limiter
- Display LEDs: Power Light ON, Polarity Invert, Thermal, Sig/Limit, Front Power ON

AC Power Requirements
- US: 100-120 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 300 watts
- Europe: 220-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 300 watts
- AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC, 15 A male

Construction Features
- Basic Design: Rectangular
- Material: 15 mm exterior grade premium birch plywood
- Finish: High durability black paint
- Handles: One on each side
- Grille: Powder-coated galvanized steel
- Fly Points: Twelve M10 x 1.5 mm

Physical Properties
- Height: 23.0" / 584 mm
- Width: 23.0"/ 584 mm
- Depth: 25.8"/ 655 mm
- Weight: 106 lb / 48.1 kg

Disclaimer
Since we are always striving to make our products better by incorporating new and improved materials, components, and manufacturing methods, we reserve the right to change these specifications at any time without notice. "Mackie" and the "Running Man" figure are registered trademarks of LOUD Technologies Inc. All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders, and are hereby acknowledged.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 115 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 28 x 25 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-898-3211 and 425-487-4333

Product Description

The 1600 watt Mackie HD1801 18 inch Powered Subwoofer is the ideal companion to your HD Series full-range loudspeakers, creating an immensely powerful and truly high-definition PA system that you can actually transport from gig to gig. Class-D Fast Recovery amplification makes the HD1801 ultra-efficient, effortlessly delivering massive power to the 18 inch driver that's custom-designed to handle the job. Expertly tweaked tuning filters, internal crossovers and protection circuitry are designed by EAW for the ultimate in professional performance. Take your Mackie HD (or any other) full-range system to the next level with the Mackie HD1801 Powered Subwoofer.

Features:

- 1600W of ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery amplification
- 800W RMS / 1600W peak power
- 133 dB SPL max output (peak @ 1m)
- 35 Hz to 145 Hz operating range
- 18 inch high-output woofer with 4 inch voice coil
- Active electronics provide complete system optimization
- Symmetrical Linkwitz-Riley crossover (100Hz, 24dB/octave)
- Precision tuning filters for ultra-accurate bass reproduction
- Phase alignment to perfectly complement Mackie full-range HD loudspeakers
- Ported, direct-radiating design for maximum punch and low-frequency extension
- Designed and tuned by Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW)
- Dual XLR inputs, full-range and high-pass outputs for mono or stereo setups
- Level control and polarity invert switch with LED indicator
- Signal/limit and thermal LED indicators
- Integrated protection and limiting circuitry
- Rugged all-wood cabinet (15mm birch plywood)
- Pole mount receptacle for mounting full range speaker
- 12 integrated M10 flypoints
- Compact and lightweight (106 lbs / 48.1 kg)

A Massive System in a Snap

You've probably been to a large club or performance venue that has an installed PA that sounds amazing. You've probably dreamed of getting a similar system for your needs. Well, an affordable and great-sounding alternative is now available. The precision-tuned HD1801 is the perfect match. This powerful HD system features tons of protective circuitry like peak and RMS limiting and over-excursion/thermal protection to keep the sound pumping at all costs. If you need a high-output, simple PA system that compares to some of the most expensive systems out there...look no further than HD Series.

Power and Agility

The HD1801 Powered Subwoofer delivers 1600 watts of peak power using Mackie's Class-D Fast Recovery amplification. Class-D amps allow for extremely high-output in a design that is much lighter than traditional amplifiers. Normally, a sub that can push that kind of power is no fun to lug around. Okay, Mackie can't promise a fun load in, but they can say that your subs are now probably lighter than your bassist's rig. It's also really compact, which means you might even be able to carry it all by yourself... sorry roadies. Plus, their Fast Recovery design allows the amplifier to recover more quickly when pushed into clipping. This means less distortion when things get too loud.

Tweaked and Tuned

Mackie has once again called on the sonic geniuses over at EAW to make the HD1801 the most punchy, chest-pounding subwoofer in its class. The ported, direct-radiating design means super-low frequency extension that is smooth and powerful. EAW also custom specified the 18 inch driver to work in perfect harmony with the amplifier. Some of the other guys claim high wattage, but use limiters to reduce the amount of actual power that hits the speaker. That's like buying a 40-year-old single malt scotch and mixing it with Mountain Dew. Mackie would never do that to you... the woofer is designed to soak up each and every bit of power the amp puts out. A finely tuned, phase aligned and undeniably professional PA system is just a couple of patches away.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane... it's the HD1801

Let's face it. Most stages are pretty small. I mean, they want to pack in drink-buying people, not make room for on-stage tomfoolery. That's why Mackie decided to incorporate rigging points onto the HD1801. Flying subs clear up tons of floor space. You can even flip off that trademark Mackie Blue LED on the front if you want the HD1801 to blend seamlessly into the background. But, some of you are going to have to transport this guy from show to show. That's why the HD1801 embodies Mackie's Built-Like-A-Tank philosophy and is certifiably road-worthy. First off, the enclosure is built using 15mm birch. Wood is not only more durable than plastic, but delivers a more natural sound. Outward appearances do matter, so Mackie covered the HD1801 in durable textured black paint that minimizes the risk of scratching. The grill is equally robust, made using powder coated steel and flush with the enclosure to avoid denting. Throw in the fact that is one of the most compact subwoofers available and you've got an ultra-professional bass bin!
Customer Reviews
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Overall: I bought this back at the beginning of August 2012. I was initially impressed with it till the January 2013 and have always had great luck with Mackie speakers. The amp board has went bad and has been at the shop for 2 weeks and they call me today to tell me the bad news. The bad news is the amp board is on back order and it will be 4-6 weeks before It might come in to the repair shop. So it will take apparently 8 weeks or more to repair a warranty speaker. In this business I can not have a speaker down that long. So I had to go buy another speaker and I doubt I will ever buy another mackie product again. I can not have that doubt in the back of my mind. Yes , it could happen with any speaker brand in having a go out and need repaired. I just feel 8 weeks is way too long.
Style of Music: I do all types of events so music is all over.
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Overall: This sub sounds great! sounds huge with a very compact size! I DID run into a problem with it however. My circut board cut out on me after a few months of gigs. I called Mackie customer service and they were VERY helpful. I sent it out and although it took about 8 weeks to get it back i was very happy. Instead of fixing my sub, they sent me a BRAND NEW SUB!! THATS customer service and its why i stick with mackie for my live sound needs...
Style of Music: Rock music in band, mostly dubstep when dj
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