1600W HD1801 18" Powered Subwoofer is the ideal companion to your
HD Series full-range loudspeakers,
creating an immensely powerful and truly high-definition PA system that
you can actually transport from gig to gig. Class-D Fast Recovery™ amplification makes
the HD1801 ultra-efficient, effortlessly delivering massive power to the 18" driver
that’s custom-designed to handle the job. Expertly tweaked tuning filters, internal
crossovers and protection circuitry are designed by EAW for the ultimate in professional
performance. Take your Mackie HD (or any other) full-range system to the next level with
the Mackie HD1801 Powered Subwoofer.
A Massive System in a Snap
You’ve probably been to a large club or performance venue that has an installed PA that
sounds amazing. You’ve probably dreamed of getting a similar system for your needs,
but…you’ve got those pesky “bills” and “child support” to deal with and they are simply
out of your reach. Well, an affordable and great-sounding alternative is now available.
Just pair HD1801 subwoofers with HD1531
full-range loudspeakers for the ultimate portable,
high-definition PA system. The precision-tuned HD1801 is the perfect match for the HD1531,
with a high-pass output specifically designed to alleviate the power-hungry low frequencies
from getting to your top boxes, allowing them to do what they do best. This powerful HD
system features tons of protective circuitry like peak and RMS limiting and over-excursion/thermal
protection to keep the sound pumping at all costs. If you need a high-output, simple PA
system that compares to some of the most expensive systems out there…look no further than HD Series.
Power and Agility
The HD1801 Powered Subwoofer delivers 1600 watts of peak power using Mackie’s Class-D Fast
Recovery™ amplification. Class-D amps allow for extremely high-output in a design that is much
lighter than traditional amplifiers. Normally, a sub that can push that kind of power is no
fun to lug around. Okay, we can’t promise a fun load in, but we can say that your subs are
now probably lighter than your
It’s also really compact, which means you might
even be able to carry it all by yourself…sorry roadies. Plus, our Fast Recovery™ design allows
the amplifier to recover more quickly when pushed into clipping. This means less distortion
when things get too loud. Hey, we would just tell you to turn it down, but we’re not the
cops or your old man neighbor.
Tweaked and Tuned
Mackie has once again called on the sonic geniuses over at EAW to make the HD1801 the most
punchy, chest-pounding subwoofer in its class. The ported, direct-radiating design means
super-low frequency extension that is smooth and powerful. EAW also custom specified the 18"
driver to work in perfect harmony with the amplifier. Some of the other guys claim high wattage,
but use limiters to reduce the amount of actual power that hits the speaker. That’s like buying
a 40-year-old single malt scotch and mixing it with Mountain Dew. We would never do that to
you… the woofer is designed to soak up each and every bit of power the amp puts out. Precision
phase control and tuning filters make the HD1801the perfect companion to the HD1531, especially
when using the high-pass outputs. A finely tuned, phase aligned and undeniably professional
PA system is just a couple of patches away.
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…it’s the HD1801
Let’s face it. Most stages are pretty small. I mean, they want to pack in drink-buying people,
not make room for on-stage tomfoolery. That’s why we decided to incorporate rigging points
onto the HD1801. Flying subs clears up tons of floor space and looks, well…pretty darn
impressive. You can even flip off that trademark “Mackie Blue” LED on the front if you want
the HD1801 to blend seamlessly into the background. But, some of you are going to have to
transport this guy from show to show. That’s why the HD1801 embodies Mackie’s “Built-Like-A-Tank”
philosophy and is certifiably road-worthy. First off, the enclosure is built using 15mm birch.
Wood is not only more durable than plastic, but delivers a more natural sound. Hey, we were
founded by hippies and dig that natural stuff. But, outward appearances do matter, so we’ve
covered the HD1801 in durable textured black paint that minimizes the risk of scratching. The
grill is equally robust, made using powder coated steel and flush with the enclosure to avoid
denting. Throw in the fact that is one of the most compact subwoofers available and you’ve got
an ultra-professional bass bin that can be tossed in the back of your sub-compact, bio-diesel
electric hybrid (like I said…founded by hippies).