|Mackie used the Namm summer session 2006 to introduce a new Active subwoofer into it's growing family of active sound reinforcement speakers. The Mackie SWA2801z combines dual 18-inch drivers, a built-in 800-Watt FR Series power amplifier, and Mackie's trademark Active onboard electronics.
Designed to outperform traditional 2 x 18-inch systems, the Mackie SWA2801z benefits from Mackie's Active electronics, which provide greater integration of all components in the system. Mackie Active electronics are customized for each driver/cabinet/amplifier combination and provide complete, real-time control over critical functions such as crossover filters, equalization, as well as protection for both transducer and electronics. Active electronics also allow for flawless integration with full-range loudspeakers, which can be stacked or pole-mounted – whether the SWA2801z is positioned vertically or horizontally.
XLR connections on the back of the SWA2801z provide stereo input, Loop-Through and High Pass outputs, while a Subwoofer Level control allows the user to easily blend the SWA2801z with its full-range counterparts. Carrying handles are built into each side of the robust enclosure and allow for easy loading. Heavy-duty casters are attached for smooth transport.
The Mackie SWA2801z is a perfect compliment to Mackie's recently expanded SA and SR Series Active full-range loudspeakers.