Submitted October 21, 2014 by James F in Seattle, WA
"I couldn't be more pleased!"
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I've been both a night club and mobile DJ for over 30 years. I've heard a lot of powered loudspeakers in the past, but was never really all that impressed so I have been avoiding a much needed compacting of my gear. I started researching the Mackie and QSC high-end lines a couple months ago, and have listened to both. Frankly, I don't know what all the fuss is about when it comes to QSC K series. Do they sound better than the Mackie SRM line? Yes, but the sonic superiority of the QSC KW152 is really quite negligible, and at half the price and almost 15 pounds lighter - the Mackie SRM650 wins hands down.Upon receiving my new Mackie SRM650's, I wanted to make sure they were fully operational as I know how rough shipping companies can be on expensive electronics. I didn't feel like pulling out a mixer, so I just plugged my trusty old Mac into the handy RCA inputs in the back with no pre-amplification, and quickly found out just how outrageously powerful these things are. The bass is punchy, and the rest is... well, as my room mate put it, "like buttah".I was originally thinking I would be getting two 18 inch subs to go with, but now I'm thinking that would just be overkill. If you're on the fence, stop it. Just buy the SRM650's - you won't be sorry.
I've been involved professionally in music since I was 18, but have played and sang since I was five - over 45 years ago.
From punk rock to opera, I do it all and these speakers will be put through their paces, that is for sure.
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