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MACKIE UNLEASHES HD SERIES POWERED LOUDSPEAKERS

High-Definition Live Sound Available Worldwide

ORLANDO, Florida - June 17, 2009 - Mackie announces the HD Series High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers, creating an entirely new category: High-Definition Live Sound. The HD1521 2-way and HD1531 3-way represent the pinnacle of Class-D amplifier technology, delivering up to 1800W of peak system power. Mackie created the “active” electronics game long ago, incorporating precision crossovers, transducer time alignment and phase correction circuitry right in the box, creating a perfectly tuned system. HD Series loudspeakers take this even further with the implementation of patented acoustic correction processing that counters the inherent physical attributes that can make typical loudspeakers sound honky or washed out.

“Our new HD Series loudspeakers are on the cutting edge of loudspeaker technology,” said Greg Young, Mackie brand product manager. “They offer more watts per dollar than the competition and the sonic clarity is nothing short of amazing.”

With custom transducer design and system tuning by the high-end touring experts at EAW, HD Series loudspeakers are clearly ahead of the pack. 15″ neodymium woofers are perfectly matched with the 1.75″ heat-treated titanium compression driver. The HD1531 3-way also features a 6″ midrange driver and Mackie’s optimized WaveFront™ mid/high horn system for ultra-wide, consistent coverage. A user-adjustable 3-band EQ with a sweepable mid lets the user gently and flexibly EQ the system for the application at hand. This is a great feature for smaller setups that may not have a ton of outboard gear. The rugged all-wood cabinets feature 12 integral fly-points for horizontal or vertical rigging and both models are pole-mountable. Integrated protection circuitry and robust build quality ensures years of reliable use.

“HD loudspeakers deliver immense power, are ultra-compact and lightweight and offer unmatched clarity,” added Young. “We truly elevate the experience for the audience, not to mention the engineer.”

HD Series High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers is now available in the US and Asia.  Europe will have availability in late June 2009.  The HD1521 will have a U.S. MSRP of $1,249.99. The HD1531 will have a U.S. MSRP of $1,499.99. Hear their HD sound at the InfoComm Show in Booth 6501 Hall A from June 17-19, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. Check out an HD Series demo in rooms 202A or 202C during the follow times: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm all three days of the show. 

 

About Mackie
Mackie, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer 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. For more information visit: www.mackie.com.

Mackie is a registered trademark of LOUD Technologies Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About LOUD Technologies Inc.
LOUD Technologies Inc. (www.loudtechinc.com) is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of professional audio and music products.  As the corporate parent for world‑recognized brands including Alvarez, Ampeg, Crate, EAW, Knilling, Mackie, Martin Audio, SIA and TAPCO, LOUD Technologies produces and distributes a wide range of digital recording products, loudspeakers, commercial audio systems, audio and music software, guitars, guitar and bass amplifiers, and orchestral string instruments.  LOUD Technologies' brands can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, and retail locations and on major musical tours.

For more information please contact: LOUD Technologies Inc. – 16220 Wood-Red Road N.E. – Woodinville, WA 98072 – Phone: (425) 487-4333 – Fax: (425) 487-4337 – Internet: www.loudtechinc.com

Forward–Looking Statements
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