Mackie SR1530 Active 3-Way Sound Reinforcement Speaker

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Linear response from 40Hz to 20kHz at high SPLs. High definition, high output, and wide dispersion.
If you shop music stores or browse the web, you'll discover that there aren't a lot of portable 3-way sound reinforcement systems. Moreover, there aren't any active3-way systems designed for smaller venues.

Mackie thought that that was a shame... since a 3-way system can deliver enhanced fidelity and detail to vocals and instruments that fall in the critical midrange frequency spectrum. A 3-way system is perfect for everything from hard rock and rap, metal to country, churches, or acoustic groups with vocal ensembles or string and woodwind instruments — anywhere that accuracy and fidelity are important.

So Mackie set out to realize the potential of a 3-way PA system by applying their active electronic and amplifier technology, a completely new type of integrated horn system, and some of the world's finest precision transducers.

When they finished, they had a system with audiophile accuracy and output levels that can bleach the tattoos off the loudest thrash band.

Linear response from 40Hz to 20kHz at high SPLs

High definition, high output, and wide dispersion

FR Series tri-amplification: 500 total watts RMS delivered to internal transducers (300W RMS LF, 100W RMS Mids, 100W RMS HF)

Electronic equalization, time correction, and phase alignment

Optimized Wavefront high/mid horn system

RCF Precision Transducers

15 in. LF transducer with Inside/Outside heat-resistant voice coil and high-flux magnetic circuit

6 in. horn-loaded midrange

1 in. read more exit compression driver

Trapezoidal Baltic Birch plywood enclosure with rugged molded resin end caps

Weight-balanced with side handles for easy carry and set up

Top and bottom handle for easy repositioning

Full electronic and component protection circuitry
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Freq. Range (-10 dB): 40Hz - 20kHz
Freq. Response (-3dB): 45Hz - 18kHz
Horz. Coverage Angle (-6dB): 90Á
Vert. Coverage Angle (-6dB): 40Á
Directivity Factor; DI(Q): 10.77 (11.95) averaged 2kHz to 10kHz
Rated Maximum SPL (peak): 126dB @ 1m
Crossover Points: 700Hz, 3,000Hz

Diameter: 15" (381mm)
Power Handling: 400 watts Dynamic Program Power

Diameter: 6" (152mm) diameter
Power Handling: 100 watts Dynamic Program Power

High Frequency:
Exit Throat: 1" (25.4mm)
Power handling: 100 watts Dynamic Program Power

Low-Frequency Power Amplifier:
Rated Power: 300 watts @ Low-Frequency Driver Impedance
Rated THD: < 0.05%
Cooling: Class AB Convection Extrusion

Mid-frequency amplifier:
Rated Power: 100 watts @ Mid-Frequency Driver Impedance
Rated THD: <0.01%
Cooling: Class AB Convection Extrusion

High-frequency amplifier:
Rated Power: 100 watts @ High-Frequency Driver Impedance
Rated THD: <0.01%
Cooling: Class AB Convection Extrusion

Audio Input/Output:
Main Input, Loop Out: 50k Ohm impedance, balanced
Connector Type: XLR

Line Input Power:
US: 120V, 60Hz
Recommended amperage service: 8 amps
AC Connector: 3 pin IEC- Male
Europe: 230V, 50Hz
Recommended amperage service: 5 amps
Japan: 100V, 50/60Hz

Control System Functions:
Electronic Crossover
Phase Alignment
Time Correction

Safety Features:
RMS limiting: Monitoring and limiting of continuous rms output of amplifiers

Thermal: Monitoring of thermal condition of power supply and amplifiers. High temperature condition engages input stage shut down and auto reset function.

Physical Properties:
Enclosure: Trapezoidal, 10Á side angles, 18mm multi- layered plywood, top and bottom high pressure resin injected "caps"
Handles: One on top, one on bottom cap
Two 3-piece handles on each side
Color: Black, PVC coated finish
Grille: Custom perforated oval steel grille with anti corrosive treatment

Height: 43.9" (111.6 cm)
Front Width: 19.1" (48.4 cm)
Rear Width: 13.9" (35.2 cm)
Depth: 18.1" (46.0 cm)

Net Weight: 100.1 lbs. (45.5 kg)

Options: Active Subwoofer System: SRS1500
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-898-3211 and 425-487-4333
(69 ratings)
Submitted August 5, 2004 by a customer from
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We use in a church setting ... A rock and Jazz style of worship music and the Spoken Word. Totally the coolest, self contained speaker array I have ever heard. We use one on each side of the stage but it is possible to daisychain as many as yoy can afford and have space for
From lows to highs all in one
Good looking and well put together
I paid about $1800.00 for 2
Manufacturer Support
I have had many conversations wit Mackey Techs. Very helpfull
The Wow Factor
Vert practical addition to our stage setup
Musical Style:
Blues, Jazz, R&B
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