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Well finally I got my new mackies and I must say they are the dogs bits.

 

Done 2 venues with them one with 100 people and one with 200 and they have sounded so good. The bass sounds nice as well as the tops I would recomend these to anyone looking for Active Speakers.

 

Just cant wait to get the bass bin now http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif

 

Gavin

 

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Howdy

 

Yeah I've gotta agree. I've got 450's and they're great.

 

Never had a problem with overheating, which I've been warned about, never even gotten them warmed up.

 

I'll get the base bins when the need arises, as yet, not necessary. The audience don't notice and it's only DJ penis envy that makes us go out and get thumper bins in the first place.

 

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Aren't they a little on the heavy side, or am I a 8 stone weak lightweight (not a 9 stone cowboy) I brought powered speaker about 4 or 5 years ago, and ended up with HZ because they were the lightest (at the time)

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The 450's are about 21kg, erm...47lbs?

 

They much lighter than the cabs I'd been using, also they dead simple to carry about as they have carry handles on the sides and the top. You can also get cases for them so you can lug them around like a sports bag, if you a mountain yack that is.

 

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What sort of connection options, buttons, switches, mounting options and protection circuits do the SRM450's offer a guy or gal then?

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Have a look

 

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QUOTE (ADS Entertainments @ Sep 22 2003, 10:35 AM)
Have a look

I would post a piccy but can't wotk put how to http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/014.gif

I knew that I could have found the info, but I was hoping that the reviewer themselves would have covered it. Its better to get the comments on how it works from an actual user, than how its "supposed" to work, from the manufacturers.

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Mounting wise, they can be stand mounted, flown via integral points or used as a monitor on their side. Connections are pretty much the norm for powered speakers, the usual 3 pin in/outs. They have a fab blue led on the front as well!!

 

Unfortunately, I have known for one of them in the club i do to overheat and cut out as well as one of Mackie's powered sub suffering the same fate.

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There is certainly a risk of these speakers cutting out - although only at power levels which won't be a concern to the average user. Opinion is divided as to why this occurs, some Techs say it is poor heatsinking design and lack of cooling, others say that it is simply because the "thermal" protection is set to come on too low a threshold.

 

If driven hard then you may "lose" a speaker to this problem, although if you run it at a reasonable level, then it should never really be a factor.

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I've only had a speaker cut out on me once, and that was in a room that must've been well over 95 degrees c, remember that summer we ust had?

 

Anyways, there was no ventilation or room for the cab to breathe so I wasn't very surprised.

 

 

In the majority of cases, as long as you mount the cabs with plenty of space around them so the heat can escape, you'll never have trouble, they very rarely even get that warm.

 

And, I'd have thought, if you're running them so hard that they overheat, it's time to add a base bin or two don't you think?

 

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Hi again

 

did I just say 95 Degrees C, no wonder everyone was bad tempered, now I know how a lobster feels.

 

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Hi

 

They're priced at around the £1300 mark, however, shop around, I got mine for just over a grand.

 

Stockists, plenty of the larger music/dj stores will carry them I should imagine.

 

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QUOTE (ADS Entertainments @ Sep 21 2003, 08:20 PM)
Aren't they a little on the heavy side, or am I a 8 stone weak lightweight (not a 9 stone cowboy)

I'm a bit more solid than most (height, not just weight!), but I carry both my Mackies up stairs at the same time when I'm setting up. Sure, I'm adding 100lb to my load, but they are very well balanced and they haul like a suitcase. My big recommendation: buy the Mackie speaker bags. They keep your investment looking brand-new and protect them from all manner of damage. They also look good.

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Nice topic, if I may ask. What amp do you use on these speakers, just out of

curiosity.

 

Thanks

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QUOTE (chrismk @ Mar 25 2004, 08:19 AM)
What amp do you use on these speakers, just out of curiosity

That's the best thing about them- you don't need an amp- each speaker has two buit in! There's a 300w amp pushing the 12" main driver and a 150w working the horn. 450w per side and 1 less component to carry with you.

 

Here's the back panel for the speaker:

 

http://www.disco.co.nz/SRM450RearCtrl.jpg

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Am currently looking at the Mackies. But not too keen on the price! Like the idea of Speakers and Amp setup, as if amp blows you only need to get a new amp. just a bit wary! Is the power 450 watts RMS or peak? Since seeing Chris' advice now know what I'm looking at concerning RMS and peak etc. Thanks ;)

 

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Just bought a pair of these with the bags and used them for the first time last night. It was a fairly big room and there was about 120 guests and I must say I was very pleased with the sound. As this was my first night using these I was careful not to run them too hard. The heat sinks did get quite warm. I was just wondering from those who regularly users of these speakers what sort of punishment they can take before they overheat , how hot do these heat sinks normally get?

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If I wanted some more powered speakers these are the ones I would get, bar none !

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PEAVEY, PEAVEY, Will take alot of persuading to change from PEAVEY !! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/fear.gif http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/042.gif

 

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Hi

 

The Mackies will take a fair bit of punnishment, they do get hot, particularly if you're playing lots of up-to-date club music, but if you keep your eyes on them, you get a warning light come on if they being driven too hard. If this ever happens, and it is extremely rare, it's happened to me once in 18 months, you just need to back the base off a touch for 15 minutes to give them a breather.

 

I now run my Mackies with a pair of Skytec 400w powered subs, and jesus do they sound fantastic!

 

Darren

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Would it not be possible to mount or place a fan of some sort, say a 12volt PC type

near or on the heat sinks of the Mackies, too much heat is not good, just a thought

 

cheers

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Hi

 

Funny you should mention that, I'm gona get a couple of office type fans for that very purpose, however it's only if you're in an extremely warm closed in room that it will ever occur.

 

The fans will come n useful for keeping us DJ's cool too, so double duty!

 

Darren

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