Submitted December 16, 2007 by a customer from netscape.com
"Great Sound Quality, Could Use Better Quality Adapters and features"
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Overall the Mackie SRM150 Compact Active PA System is exactly what the musician who wants to take up a small footprint and have quality sound. However, the mic stand attachments gave me some real problems I hope Mackie will correct in future models. The adaptors for the mic and boom stand are flimsy and the threads stripped out my first gig with it leaving my mic flopping around. Once I attached the boom the weight was too heavy for the adaptor. I appreciate the phantom power, 3 quality channels and transparent sound, but now I just set the speaker on a stool or single mic stand. This means I carry two stands now. Not something I wanted to do when I bought the SRM150. Also the phantom power indicator light wigged out after a week and now stays on regardless. I play the native American flute, sing, guitar and hang drum and use mostly a large diaphragm condenser mic.
The sound of this PA is the best feature. I was worried about the limited Freq. response but have not been disappointed. It does tend to feed back if you have it on a boom stand though. I use it with a large diaphragm condenser mic. The bass gets a little honky sounding if you try too much low information. A effects patch or something would have been helpful.
The stand adapters are really poor quality. My boom stand actually fell on my Hang drum from the imbalance. The top adapter stripped out the first gig. The bottom adapter for the stand bends too much.
Ease of Use
Overall it is easy to use.
It feels like soft cheap plastic. I like the lightweight. It is so much easier than lugging around my other systems. but the stand adapters are just disappointingly cheaply built. I really hope Mackie does a better job on future models.
I'm sorry to say, as a loyal Mackie customer, that the cheap stand adapters that went out on my first gig do not match the price tag. Also, I had to wait like 4 months to get this.
I don't know.
The Wow Factor
It really looks and feels like a toy. The quietness, transparent sound are its strongest features as well as the 3 Channel and phantom power.
Professional Performing Musician
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