Mackie C200 Compact Passive, Unpowered PA Speaker (1x10")

Turn up the volume with Mackie's C200 loudspeaker, a passive version of their best-selling SRM350. With a 10" woofer, the C200 handles 500 watts peak. Unpowered. Requires separate power amplifier.

Priced within reach for anyone, the Mackie C200 is the ultra-portable speaker that can sound great on stage, installed in a restaurant, or in a studio. The Mackie C200's ergonomic design gives the user plenty of options. Fly it up on a wall to bring it up a to a less visible level for sound installations, floor it and use it as a monitor, or place it on a stand to project sound on stage or as a studio monitor. With a compact size, the Mackie C200 is ready for whatever you want to put it through.

Sound installation powerhouse EAW teamed up with Mackie to create the woofer the Mackie C200 uses for sound projection. EAW took their experience building speaker systems for the Vatican, Olympic arenas, and much more to create custom LF drivers and HF drivers for the C200. The LF drivers handle up to 500 watts peak power. This is achieved by using a 2-inch voice coil and a cone tuned to reproduce accurately any frequency between 59 - 3000 Hz. Couple them with a high-frequency titanium driver and horn able to reproduce the higher frequencies, and you get accurate sound dispersion at any volume. Built into the Mackie C200 is a Low Impedance Compensated Crossover, pre-tuned to send HF and LF frequencies to each driver.

Looking for renowned Mackie sound quality in a portable, lightweight package? Want to instantly upgrade the sound of your existing powered mixer or amplifier without breaking the bank? The Mackie C200 2-Way Portable Passive Loudspeakers put the superior clarity, read more wide dispersion, and legendary ergonomics of the SRM Series within reach of any serious musician, DJ, or small club. These compact-yet-loud speakers can be pole-mounted for use as a small full-range PA system, combined with subwoofers as needed, and even employed as high-quality passive floor monitors.

The Mackie C200 is Designed and Tuned by EAW

The C Series Passive Loudspeakers represent Mackie's first lightweight passive speakers designed and tuned exclusively by the Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) loudspeaker engineering team -- the same folks responsible for designing loudspeaker systems for the Super Bowl, the Olympics and the Vatican. And although loudspeakers for these mega-systems cost exponentially more than the humble Mackie C200, some of the same concepts applied, namely: designing custom 10" LF drivers with a frequency range from 59 Hz - 3000 Hz and a 2" voice coil that can take a pounding. And a 1.4" High-Frequency titanium Driver and Horn providing a wide, controlled dispersion pattern and precise reproduction of the critical 1000 Hz - 20,000 Hz upper mid-range and high frequencies.

Crossovers Tuned to Perfection for the Mackie C200

Tuning a crossover (i.e. voicing a system), involves dozens of critical decisions that many manufacturers overlook. In the end, it is all about balancing the design so that you get the best subjective results from the speaker while maintaining a good technical implementation. The crossover in the C Series is a unique Low Impedance Compensated Crossover (LICC) design with an asymmetrical slope. With EQ and crossover points meticulously chosen so that beamwidth patterns match in both drivers, C Series loudspeakers offer natural sound at all volume levels.

The Mackie C200 has Ultra-Wide Dispersion

A loudspeaker's dispersion characteristic shouldn't be lame just because its compact in size. Venues like coffee houses and small theatre / rec rooms can be hard to cover. Owners usually have to make do with odd shaped rooms and fixtures placed wherever they fit.

The Mackie C200's high-frequency compression driver is mounted on an acoustically non-resonant exponential waveguide, providing a wide, controlled dispersion pattern and precise reproduction of the critical upper mid-range and high frequencies. The result is an unbelievably smooth off-axis response that allows everyone in the audience to experience the same high-resolution audio no matter where they are seated.

Mackie's C200 is Thinking Inside the Box

Anyone with a factory can build a box and stick some speakers in it (and that's just what many do). But low-frequency transducers in square boxes can create resonances that reflect off the rear wall and pass through the woofer cone out of phase, and ready to mess up your sound. The Mackie C200 enclosure is an asymmetrical monocoque design with no parallel surfaces, causing mid and high frequency resonances to be reflected at angles into internal damping materials, instead of interfering with the woofer doing its thing.

The Mackie C200 is Built for Serious Abuse

Designed for use with existing speakers and power amps (and optimized for use with the Mackie PPM Series), the Mackie C200 loudspeakers are passive versions of the industry-standard Mackie SRM350 portable active loudspeakers. These speakers' injection-molded composite chassis is built for the rigors of the road. And they shrug off impacts that would turn those cheap-o, fuzz covered wood box speakers into toothpicks.

Mackie's C200 Makes a Wondeful Floor Monitor Too!

Floor Monitor A good floor monitor plays loudly without generating feedback through vocal microphones. A poor floor monitor, on the other hand, will generate feedback just about the time you turn it up to a useable level. Floor monitor feedback is often caused by uneven frequency response and dispersion; some frequencies arrive at the microphone much louder than others. These "spikes" are what trigger feedback as the floor monitor volume is increased. The Mackie C200 has incredibly smooth, spike-free response and dispersion over a wide range of treble frequencies. So you can increase its volume without boosting those nasty, feedback-inducing spikes. Without extensive tuning, no passive speaker or specialized floor wedge in this class can even come close.
read less

- Frequency Response (-3 dB): 89Hz - 20kHz
- Frequency Range (-10 dB): 59Hz - 22kHz
- Maximum SPL Long-term @ 1m: 118dB
- Crossover Frequency: 1800Hz
- Input Type: Speakon-style 1/4-inch TS phone jack
-Input Impedance: 8 ohms
- Power Handling: (RMS) 200 watt, (Peak) 500 watts

Power Handling at 8 ohms:
RMS: 200 watts
Program: 350 watts
Peak: 500 watts
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 28.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 13 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2033791
Note: Unpowered speaker, requires separate power amplifier.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (800) 898-3211
Email: support@mackie.com

Mackie C200 Compact Passive PA Speaker

Designed for optimum performance with Mackie powered mixers and power amps, the C400 is a passive version of Mackie's popular SRM350 portable active loudspeaker. The C200 features an injection-molded composite chassis that is rigid enough to prevent unwanted vibrations and standing waves inside the cabinet, but light enough to keep any touring musician out of traction well into their 70s.

Even though it is the smallest passive speaker in Mackie's line, the C200 takes advantage of high-concept acoustic science. The crossover in the C Series is a unique Low Impedance Compensated Crossover (LICC) design. With EQ and crossover points meticulously chosen so that beam-width patterns match in both drivers, C Series loudspeakers offer natural sound at all volume levels.

The C200 has built-in flypoints for hanging, and a socket on the bottom for mounting on commercially available speaker stands. In addition, its trapezoidal shape allows it to function as a floor wedge for stage monitor applications.

The C200 can handle up to 500 watts of peak power, deliver a peak SPL of 118dB, and offers a frequency response of 59Hz to 22kHz.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (15 ratings)
Submitted December 6, 2011 by a customer from it-drs.com
"Small gigs, practice areas, I don't think you could find a better set of speakers, plus they would fit in the back seat of a car"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
I expect these speakers to last for years and years........
Sound
Straight forward loudspeakers... I use them as mains in my rehearsal room with a Mackie 808M for vocals and this system doubles as a kick ass "stereo"! Excellent sound and build quality. Easy to move, makes for a real versitile small portable PA.
Features
Great durable and lightweight plastic cabinets
Ease of Use
Speakon or 1/4" inputs, simple "plug & play"
Quality
I've used Mackie products for years without any issues whatsoever. This particular design is awesome. You can use stands, sit them on the floor, hang them, or sit them angled on the side as floor monitors. I don't know what else you could possibly want/need? I'm sure they would work great upside down too!!!
Value
If you want this level of quality, you have to pay for it. Not bad at all compared to other products in the same class.
Manufacturer Support
I say "10" because I've never had to use support for any Mackie product.
The Wow Factor
?
Musical Background:
30 years Guitar & Bass, around this town & others
Musical Style:
Alternative & Metal
9 of 9 people (100%) people found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!