Mackie HD1531 3-Way 15" Powered Loudspeaker

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Bring down the house with Mackie HD1531 3-way powered PA speakers. Three dedicated drivers for highs, mids and lows push out 1800 watts peak power.

The HD1531 3-Way High-Definition Powered Loudspeaker delivers class-leading 1800W of peak system power via ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery amplification. The precision crossover, phase and driver time alignment and patented acoustic correction processing work in harmony to create high-definition sound that was previously only found in stadium touring systems.

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

Mackie Design

The HD1531 features system tuning and custom-designed transducers by EAW, including a 15 inch neodymium woofer and WaveFront horn-loaded 6 inch mid and 1.75 inch heat-treated titanium compression driver. User-adjustable 3-band contour EQ with mid-sweep, ample protection circuitry and a rugged, all-wood enclosure that's flyable and pole-mountable completes this ultra-compact, powerful HD system.

- User-adjustable 3-band contour EQ with sweepable mid-frequency
- Optimized wide dispersion WaveFront high/mid horn system
- Ultra-compact and lightweight (96 lbs)
- Integrated limiting and protection circuitry
- Rugged all wood cabinet (15mm birch plywood)
- 12 integrated fly points for horizontal and vertical rigging
- Stand / pole mountable

1800 watts of ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery amplification:
- LF 700W RMS / 1400W peak
- MF 100W RMS / 200W peak
- HF 100W RMS / 200W peak

High-definition audio processing includes:
- Revolutionary patented acoustic correction
- Transducer time alignment and phase correction
- Precision 3-way crossover

Custom designed transducers by EAW:
- 15 inch neodymium woofer with 3 inch voice coil
- 6 inch horn loaded high output mid range transducer
- 1.75 inch compression driver with heat-treated titanium diaphragm

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-898-3211

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3 out of 5 stars. (13 ratings)
Submitted July 23, 2010 by a customer from verizon.netr
"Still hope for the best"
Overall: 3 out of 5 stars
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Can't fine a better sound and power. Had the Bose system that sounded great. Not much on the low end. Not much power.
Ease of Use
So easy to use and many places to use
I was one of the first in the state of Va. to buy the HD1531's. At that time I order the sub's to match and had to wait 7 more months. I have used the tops to do a few jobs. I picked up the speakers in Jan. 2010. Took a few to get all the new cables and power cores set up the way I needed. The 15" went out during a show. Sounded like AM radio. After a month I received my replacement speakers. This was in March. By April I was up and playing again. Every where I played, everyone loved the sound and Quality. Before I got the Mackie 1531's I bought the BOSE system and the QSC powered speakers. None could come close. On July 11th I was playing a job and both speakers blew. Wish me luck I have my new 1531's in the boxes. I hope the bug have been worked out by now. It's hard to do a show hoping your speakers won't blow. Overall the speakers are still the best sound for the money. When they work.
When they work can't find better
Manufacturer Support
I had to deal with Mackie. Waste of time with anyone else
The Wow Factor
I wanted them the tops and subs. Spent $4500 on the set.
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