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Mackie Introduces 400 Watt HRS120 Subwoofer

Begins shipping in January By DMN Staff Writer
Mackie Designs Inc. has introduced a THX PM3 certified, 400 watt studio subwoofer system powered by Mackie Active Technology?the same technology behind Mackies HR824 monitors. The HRS120 Active Subwoofer is designed as a companion to the HR824, its new HR624 near field monitors, or any multi-channel monitoring system that requires a dedicated low frequency channel.

?Today, more and more 5.1, 7.1 and higher mixing is being done for television, movies, DVD and even music, stated Keith Olsen, Director of Market Development, Recording Products. ?This has created a need for multi-channel studio monitoring systems that include a dedicated subwoofer. The HRS120 not only fills this role, but complements any two-channel system that could benefit from bass extension to 19Hz and below.

The HRS120 features a 12-inch (305mm) RCF Precision, LF transducer with a 4-inch voice coil and cast aluminum frame. Low bass output is enhanced with an acoustically coupled 12-inch passive radiator. Power is provided by a 400-watt FR Series low distortion, servo feedback amplifier.

The rear panel offers an array of control options including adjustable crossover with high pass outputs for use with full range monitors, 110Hz elliptical filter for Dolby AC-3, Output Level switch for AC-3 and THX Dot1 recording, Crossover Defeat for THX operation, Polarity and a rotary Input Sensitivity control.

Connections include balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA style. Slave In and Master Out options allow multiple woofers to be ?daisy-chained together while two 1/4-inch phone jacks accommodate a subwoofer bypass footswitch and bypass indicator.

The ultra robust cabinet is constructed of 3/4-inch MDF on all sides with 1-inch MDF on bottom and 1 1/4-inch MDF on top. Internal ?H bracing keeps the cabinet rigid and a high-quality vinyl coating provides a finished appearance.

The HRS120 has a U.S. suggested retail price of $1,499 and will begin shipping in January 2002. The HRS120 is currently on display, along with the new HR624 Active Studio Monitors, at Mackies ?e-Show at Scheduled to run through December, the e-Show is a fully interactive, online tradeshow exhibit that is a joint effort between Mackie, Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) and Mackie Industrial.

The HRS120 will also be on display at the upcoming NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim California, January 17-20. Mackie will be located in Hall A, Booth #6766.

Acoustic Performance
Free field frequency response 21Hz 150Hz +/-1.5dB
LF cut-off frequency -3dB at 19Hz
SPL @ 1meter, 7.5 dBu 100dB [email protected]

Power 400 watts
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >107dB, referenced to 350 watts into 8 ohms
Type FR Series Class AB

Subsonic Filter flat / 15Hz, 18dB/octave filter
Filter bypass In / full range (THX)
Filter Select Variable / 110Hz elliptical
Polarity 0 / 180 degrees
Variable crossover 55Hz to 110Hz, 24dB/octave Linwitz-Riley

Height (in/mm) 21 / 533
Width (in/mm) 18 / 457
Depth (in/mm) 21.3 / 541
Weight (lbs/KG) 94 / 42.6

About Mackie
Mackie Designs Inc. is known worldwide as a leading manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. Mackie Designss products are marketed by 54 distributors to over 100 countries around the world.

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