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LOUD Introduces SW*10 Active Studio Subwoofer at AES

Celebrates success of TAPCO Studio Monitors (October 25, 2004)

Just one year after their successful launch, LOUD Technologies is delighted to announce that sales of its TAPCO S*5 and S*8 Active Studio Monitors have exceeded even the company's high sales expectations. As such, LOUD is celebrating this success by introducing the new SW*10 Active Studio Subwoofer into the TAPCO family at this year's AES Convention in San Francisco.

"We are pleased that customers have recognized the value of these speakers," commented Ray Tantzen, Product Manager for the TAPCO brand. "We invested significant engineering resources to ensure that the TAPCO monitors would outperform anything else in their price category. We've now sold over 11,000 speakers in less than one year which is a clear indication that budget-minded customers have discovered that you don't have to sacrifice sound quality and performance for affordability."

Like the TAPCO S*5 and S*8, the new TAPCO SW*10 also benefits from the same uncompromising design expertise that has made the Mackie HR Series some of the most popular and award-winning professional studio monitors in the world. The SW*10 features the same robust construction and distinctive industrial design as the S-Series monitors. The on-board amplifier supplies the 10-inch woofer with an impressive 120 watts of continuous power. Rear panel connections include one pair of XLR balanced inputs and one pair of RCA unbalanced inputs. Stereo high-pass outputs are provided in the form of XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced. Input sensitivity and polarity controls are provided as well.

A unique feature for a product at its price point is the SW*10's sophisticated 4th-order, 24dB/octive Linkwitz-Riley crossover that is variable independently from 55-110Hz on both the left and right channels. Ray Tantzen explains, "By providing independent crossover controls for both channel 1 & 2, the SW*10 can be multi-purposed in a 5.1 configuration. Channel 1 can receive a summed 5-channel input that is set to a crossover point that best complements the speakers in your surround system and channel 2 can receive the LFE input with a separate crossover setting (usually 80Hz - 110Hz)."

The TAPCO SW*10 will be available in early 2005 and carry a manufacturers' suggested retail price of $419 USD. TAPCO S*5 and S*8 Active Studio Monitors are currently available from authorized TAPCO dealers. See the entire TAPCO family at the AES Convention in San Francisco from October 28-31, 2004. TAPCO is located in booth #230.

About TAPCO by Mackie
TAPCO revolutionized the pro audio industry back in 1969 with the very first 6-channel PA mixer specifically made for rock 'n' roll. Designed by audio guru Greg Mackie, the first TAPCO mixer was priced just right for starving musicians and durable enough to withstand mammoth-levels of on the road wear and tear. Today, TAPCO has been reborn-backed by the engineering and product development horsepower of Mackie. TAPCO is a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand.

For more information please contact: TAPCO by Mackie * 16220 Wood-Red Road N.E. * Woodinville, WA 98072 * Phone: 800-TAPCO69; (425) 892-6511 * Fax: (425) 487-4337 * Internet:


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