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Bob Kenton

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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2010, 01:08:41 am »

Thanks Evan! Looks like Mackie has really turned things around. Im really curious to hear the Line array boxes now as well as the new 1221 monitor.
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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2010, 12:11:26 pm »

The machie sales rep and factory demoed the new stuff for me .

They agreed this is not a line array.

I did order a half dozen of the small boxes to replace the JBLs I had with that awful gate in them
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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2010, 05:43:38 pm »

I was overwhelmed with the urge to rip into these Mackie's today, so here you have it.

First, is the HD1531:

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/HarfordSound/IMG_1243.jpg

Mackie did a good job packing a lot into a little space.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/HarfordSound/IMG_1248.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/HarfordSound/IMG_1251.jpg

I pulled the 15 out, and was surprised to see the amp in a completely different chamber than the drivers. Cool design feature. Lots of bracing inside. The mid range driver was in a sealed chamber, separate from the rest of the drivers. All of the drivers were neo. I didn't want to rip into the MF/HF section, as it just seemed like too much work for today. Maybe next time!

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/HarfordSound/IMG_1244.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/HarfordSound/IMG_1246.jpg

The 15" was a nice lightweight neo driver. No idea who makes it though.


And, the HD1801:

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/HarfordSound/IMG_1254.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/HarfordSound/IMG_1255.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/HarfordSound/IMG_1258.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/HarfordSound/IMG_1262.jpg

The 18" was not a neo driver though. It was a heavy sucker, probably half the weight of the cab! Again, a nice build with plenty of bracing inside. Much smaller port then I was expecting though.



Evan
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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2010, 07:10:59 pm »

Looking at the sub box empty. Is that the pole mount that goes quite aways into the box. Looks to be 6/8 inches into the box?

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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2010, 07:25:48 pm »

Douglas R. Allen wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 19:10

Looking at the sub box empty. Is that the pole mount that goes quite aways into the box. Looks to be 6/8 inches into the box?

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Yep, it's the pole mount.


Evan
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Adam Kane

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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2010, 11:50:36 pm »

That 18" looks like some P. Audio woofers I've run across in the past...

I didn't spend much time on it, but a few minutes of looking at neo woofer baskets didn't turn up anything that looked quite like that...
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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2010, 09:51:47 am »

Evan Kirkendall wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 19:25

Douglas R. Allen wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 19:10

Looking at the sub box empty. Is that the pole mount that goes quite aways into the box. Looks to be 6/8 inches into the box?

Thanks

Douglas R. Allen


Yep, it's the pole mount.


Evan

Evan,

Let us know how this box performs at some of your future gigs.  I've read that for a couple of people, the top-hat pole cups have busted allowing the pole shaft to go completely through the flange.   Shocked

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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2010, 10:38:26 pm »

Evan,

How would you compare these subs to the ls801p's/808, ls608, ucs1p?

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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2010, 11:44:39 am »

Justin Stern wrote on Sat, 16 October 2010 22:38

Evan,

How would you compare these subs to the ls801p's/808, ls608, ucs1p?




Sounds better then the LS-08 subs, around the same output. UCS1 seems to go a little lower at high volumes, but still maxes out around the same as an HD1801.



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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2010, 11:30:18 pm »

Thanks for responding about the subs.

Are the tops comparable to SQ of the Yorkville Unity or EV QRX212?

Since I know you have owned both, do they also get as loud?

It seems Mackie has a real winner here, and for the price, it is excellent.

What RCF's did you compare when shopping?  Just curious.

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