Mackie InfoComm '08

PLASA 2010 is here and Mackie is ready with a host of new products that are sure to please. We are proud to show off the newest additions to our popular HD Series High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers, including our game-changing new compact line array, the Mackie HDA. Designed in collaboration with EAW, HDA delivers the benefits of a constant curvature, scalable line array at a more affordable price point than ever before. We are also introducing our new Onyx Premium Recording Interfaces, offering proven Onyx performance in compact design perfect for portable or studio recording applications. Here are the details on all the great new Mackie products you can see at this year's show.


High-Definition Arrayable Powered Loudspeaker System

The Mackie HDA 12" 2-Way High-Definition Arrayable Powered Loudspeaker delivers superior performance and unparalleled sonic clarity in the most cost-effective constant curvature line array ever created. Powered by 1200W of peak system power, with a coverage pattern of 110 x 20, the compact HDA loudspeakers are highly configurable. The system can scale from a high-output pole-mounted PA to a flexible flown array incorporating up to four HDAs and two HD1801s per side, which is perfect for mid-sized venues. With acoustic and mechanical design by the award-winning engineering experts at EAW and patented HD audio processing, HDA offers proven line array performance and technology at a price point attainable by more users than ever before.

1200W of ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery™ amplification
Multitude of configuration options for installs and portable applications
High-definition audio processing
Custom designed transducers by EAW© and Beyma©
Rugged all wood cabinet (15mm birch plywood)

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Premium FX Mixers with USB
2404-VLZ3 • 3204-VLZ3

Mackie VLZ3 4-bus mixers combine VLZ3 low-noise, high-headroom technology with increased channel count and superior processing that’s perfect for real-world live gigs. XDR2™ mic channels, each with 3-band EQ, offer more clean and useable gain than the competition. Create great-sounding, professional mixes using dedicated channel and subgroup compression, dual RMFX+™ effects processors and true 4-bus architecture. You can even connect to your laptop to record the show, stream house music or use your favorite plug-in live using the built-in 4x2 USB interface.  Define your sound, create your mix and record the whole show with VLZ3 4-bus mixers.

Studio-grade XDR2™ mic preamps (20-2404, 28-3204)
8 dedicated compressor on four channels and all four subgroups
Dedicated inline channel compression on four channel strips
3-band active EQ for flexible tone control
Dual 32-bit RMFX+™ processors featuring 24 “Gig Ready’ effects
Integrated 4x2 24-bit USB interface

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12" 2-Way High-Definition Powered Loudspeaker

The Mackie HD1221 delivers 1200W of class-leading power via ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery™ amplification, perfect for smaller venues that still demand high-output. High-definition audio processing results in unmatched clarity and performance, while custom-designed transducers and system tuning by EAW provide complete system optimization. Ideal for portable applications and installs, the HD1221 is flyable and the rugged, all-wood enclosure features a monitor position with a steep angle that’s perfect for the stage. Three user-selectable voicing modes ensure the right tone for the application, including an optimized setting for use as a stage monitor. Pair the HD1221 with the HD1501 for the ultimate portable, professional system.

1200W of ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery™ amplification
High-definition digital processing
Custom designed transducers by EAW©
Three user-selectable voicing modes for easy system tuning
Rugged all wood cabinet (15mm birch)
Ultra-compact and lightweight (51 lb / 23.1 kg)

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Premium 2x2 USB Recording Interface

Mackie’s Onyx Blackjack Premium 2x2 USB Recording Interface offers proven Onyx performance in a compact and ergonomic desktop design perfect for home studios. With two boutique-quality Onyx preamps and premium 24-bit AD/DA conversion, Blackjack delivers unmatched fidelity, headroom and transparency for your recordings. True analog hardware monitoring of inputs provides hassle-free zero latency tracking, in either mono or stereo. Other professional features include phantom power, built-in DIs and separate level control for monitors and headphones. Portable by design, it’s bus-powered and Mackie tough. Compatible with Mac and PC, and ready for most major DAWs out-of-box, Blackjack offers the utmost in sonic quality and simplicity.

Two boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps with class-leading fidelity and dynamic range
Professional 24-bit recording/playback via 2x2 USB
High-end Cirrus Logic® AD/DA converters with 114dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
True analog hardware monitoring of inputs, in mono or stereo, for easy zero-latency recording
Separate studio monitor and headphone outs with independent level control

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Premium 16x16 FireWire Recording Interface

Mackie’s Onyx Blackbird Premium 16x16 FireWire Recording Interface offers unparalleled recording quality via eight boutique-quality Onyx preamps and high-end 24-bit/96kHz conversion in a sleek rackmount design. True analog hardware monitoring, in both mono and stereo, provide simple zero-latency recording, while onboard wordclock and 8x8 ADAT I/O allow for ultimate expandability. Two front panel “Super Channels” provide quick access to crucial recording tools and the powerful Blackbird Control DSP Matrix Mixer software allows for quick mix creation and routing of any input to any output. Plus, since it works as a standalone 8-channel preamp rack, Blackbird offers a single box solution ready for integration into your studio or digital live setup.

Eight boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps with class-leading fidelity and dynamic range
Professional 16x16 24-bit/96kHz recording/playback
High-end Cirrus Logic® AD/DA converters with 114dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
Powerful and flexible “Super Channels” on front panel
Ideal eight input standalone preamp unit with up to 96kHz ADAT (S/MUX II) outputs

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