Jun 07, 2010

HDA Mackie has always brought awesome, high-end technology into affordable designs. So, since we consider EAW a friend with benefits , we took advantage of their award-winning and often awe-inspiring engineering team to design the most cost-effective constant curvature line array ever created the Mackie HDA

HDA stands for High-Definition Array. It s part of the HD Series and it s an array, so there you have it. But, that s just the name. The 12-inch 2-way HDA is scalable and highly configurable, making it great  for high-end portable PA to a massive flown rig perfect for mid-sized venues.

There s a lot to talk about with HDA. A tremendous amount of application possibilities, tons of rigging options so you should really check out the full details. Here s the feature list to whet your appetite:

  • 110 x 20 constant curvature line array
    • Scalable and arrayable with a multitude of configuration options
    • Maximum flown system supports up to 4 x HDA and 2 x HD1801 subwoofers
    • Ground stack up to 3 x HDA on HD1801 subwoofer or flybar
  • Pole mount up to 2 x HDA on HD1801 subwoofer or tripod using dual angle pole cups
  • 1200W of ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery amplification
    • LF 500W RMS / 1000W peak
    • HF 100W RMS / 200W peak
  • EAW designed acoustics with custom specified transducers
    • 12 neodymium woofer with 3 voice coil
    • Dual Beyma 1.7 compression drivers with heat-treated titanium diaphragms
  • High-definition audio processing includes:
    • Revolutionary patented acoustic correction
    • Transducer time alignment and phase correction
    • Precision 2-way crossover
  • Three-position voicing switch for simple array voicing
  • Integrated limiting and protection circuitry
  • Proven rigging hardware
    • Four M10 flypoints
    • Integrated flyware allows easy array setup
    • Optional Flybar and HD1801 subwoofer flyware kit
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight (59 lbs / 26.7 kg)
  • Rugged all wood cabinet (15mm birch plywood)
  • Supported by EAW Resolution prediction software

So, as you can see, there is a lot going on with HDA. We are planning to release a series of White Papers over the coming months that talk about the benefits of array technology and how HDA is the solution to many live sound application issues. HDA is scheduled for release later this year.