Submitted July 20, 2010 by a customer from imgpresents.com
"Mackie C-200's. Its a Mackie Speaker. You can't do better for the money!"
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Unless we go to bigger venue's, I can't imagine needing more than 1 to 3 450's on each side with one sub, and 3 or 4 200's or 350's on the floor. I've mixed some pretty decent size halls and clubs and never pushed the speakers past 70%. If I had to replace one, it would be with another of the same. Probably just stick to 350's and 450's or go all 450's.
The C200's are the unpowered versions of the SRM350. We use SRM450's for mains along with a Mackie subwoofer. We use C200's or SRM350's for floor subs. I like the 200's for monitors because the sound (especially vocals) are upfront, clean, and crisp. They weight nothing (26lbs) compared to other mains or monitors and have plenty of power handling to do the job. I like to use a 350 for the drummer so he/she can push a little more volume, but the C200's are our main floor monitors wherever we go. The C200's are also great in small venue's as permanent mounts. We've helped some places install and setup their inhouse and I always recommend the 200's for wall and ceiling mounts. Everyone loves the sound and the guys don't mind lugging any of the mackie's around. We just think the sound is the best you can get for the money.
1/4" and speakon inputs, plus a thru if you need it. The thru's on the SRM series help alot when you're trying to keep cabling to a minimum, but not that important on passive speakers. Other than that, is a passive speaker (unpowered) so you don't need any other options. If you want EQ or more local control, go to the SRM series and save yourself from using local on or near stage power amps.
Ease of Use
Light (compared to older wooden based speakers or powered ones) and easy to mount / use.
Never had a problem. Cases can get pretty beat up without any real effect on the sound.
Best bang for the buck, but the SRM's are only a little more expensive and save you from dragging power amps around. Still the best speaker series anywhere for the price.
Most of the time they're pretty responsive. Have had an issue or too that took longer than what I would consider usual, but I don't see any company being that consumer friendly anymore. Customer Service is pretty weak from almost every company I've ever dealt with... Sad, but that's the state of the industry.
The Wow Factor
Clean lines. Great dispersion pattern. Great sound. Clean vocals. Sexy lines. Everyone always says "sweet speakers" no matter who they are. Easy to pole mount and they do look good. The new black C series look really hot.
Alternative / Classical Rock
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