Mackie has just launched the new SRM V-Class series of powered pro sound speakers, a reimagining of its classic SRM series.
Designed for a variety of professional sound-reinforcement applications, the series consists of three models: the SRM210 V-Class, SRM212 V-Class, and SRM215 V-Class, with 10-, 12-, and 15-inch low-frequency transducers, respectively.
Mackie’s 1.4-inch polymer high-frequency driver provides a near flat response, while the Sym-X horn produces minimal distortion, even at high output, and is designed to offer a symmetrical, flat response at the crossover point for a smooth midrange.
All SRM V-Class models incorporate Mackie’s new 2,000 watt Class D amplifier with universal power supply (100 to 240 VAC) that includes Power Factor Correction for stable operation, even when AC power is unstable. A dedicated processing module monitors and protects the amplifier in real time, providing system limiting and protection without affecting sound quality and tonal balance. Multi-band compression targets specific frequency ranges to prevent system overloading, rather than turning everything down at the expense of overall output.
Mackie’s Advanced Impulse DSP Acoustic Tuning produces clear sound across the entire dispersion area of 60° (H) by 40° (V), and a precision crossover and transducer time-alignment ensures balanced and accurate sound. Furthermore, the product’s Intelligent Bass Management technology uses the processing power of V-Class to keep low end in check.
The SRM210 V-Class can deliver up to 131 dB SPL from 45 Hz to 20 kHz, while the SRM212 V-Class offers up to 135 dB SPL between 42 Hz and 20 kHz, and the SRM215 V-Class powers out up to 136 dB SPL between 40 Hz and 20 kHz.
On the back panel, SRM Mix Control features a built-in four-channel digital mixer with two channels equipped with a mic/line/instrument combo input, a dedicated 1/8-inch stereo aux input, and stereo Bluetooth input.
SRM V-Class loudspeakers can be controlled wirelessly with Mackie’s SRM Connect app for iOS and Android. Two SRM V-Class loudspeakers can also be wirelessly linked, with up to 100 metres of range between linked speakers. Linked speakers can operate in stereo or as dual zones.
SRM V-Class loudspeakers have a dual-angle pole mount and an angled cabinet design, enabling them to be used free standing, pole mounted, or as a high performance floor monitor.
Available in April 2020, SRM210 V-Class carries a US MAP of $699.99; SRM212 V-Class is priced at $799.99; and SRM215 V-Class sells for $899.99 US MAP.