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Justin Stern

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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2010, 02:51:37 am »

BUMP.....
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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2010, 02:08:13 pm »

Justin Stern wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 23:51

BUMP.....


We don't do that here.
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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2010, 03:17:24 pm »

Justin Stern wrote on Sun, 17 October 2010 22:30

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.




I wanted a pair myself but i've been hearing a lot of bad things about drivers failing and various other problems from people. By the way, Mike, what does BUMP mean anyway? I've never actually asked what it means.
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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2010, 01:04:48 pm »

Richard Stringer wrote on Sun, 24 October 2010 14:17

By the way, Mike, what does BUMP mean anyway? I've never actually asked what it means.


it was a turn of the century internet forum move that would make the thread in question "Bump" to the top of the list in the hopes that it would bring attention to the thread, which is obsolete now days with the advent of Private Messages, and other new forum software options.


You will still see it happen in the Marketplace sub forum for unsold items.
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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2010, 02:32:47 pm »

Adam Whetham wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 12:04

Richard Stringer wrote on Sun, 24 October 2010 14:17

By the way, Mike, what does BUMP mean anyway? I've never actually asked what it means.


it was a turn of the century internet forum move that would make the thread in question "Bump" to the top of the list in the hopes that it would bring attention to the thread, which is obsolete now days with the advent of Private Messages, and other new forum software options.


You will still see it happen in the Marketplace sub forum for unsold items.


Ah ok, thanks for schooling me on that.
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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2010, 04:18:02 pm »

Justin Stern wrote on Sun, 17 October 2010 23:30

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.




Hi Justin,
I cannot comment vs the QRX212, however IMHO the HD1531 sounds considerably better than the U15.  I have not pushed either the U15 or HD1531 to their limits, but the Mackie gets very loud for what it is.  Keep in mind the different patterns of these speakers.

In my opinion it is a really excellent sounding speaker at that price point (and even against higher price points for that matter) if the coverage and output are suitable for your application.  

Keep in mind that opinions vary, but I'm a fan.

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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2010, 06:42:57 pm »

Wow, that is really good to hear.  I have heard the U15 at reasonable levels and it sounded very clean, very hi-fi soundin so the Mackie is event better... that is great!

Jeff Babcock wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 15:18

Justin Stern wrote on Sun, 17 October 2010 23:30

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.




Hi Justin,
I cannot comment vs the QRX212, however IMHO the HD1531 sounds considerably better than the U15.  I have not pushed either the U15 or HD1531 to their limits, but the Mackie gets very loud for what it is.  Keep in mind the different patterns of these speakers.

In my opinion it is a really excellent sounding speaker at that price point (and even against higher price points for that matter) if the coverage and output are suitable for your application.  

Keep in mind that opinions vary, but I'm a fan.


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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2010, 10:37:18 pm »

I have heard that there have been a couple reports of failures in the HD series already. Does anyone know of these reports and if they are true what has been failing?


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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2010, 09:28:45 am »

Phil Lewandowski wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 22:37

I have heard that there have been a couple reports of failures in the HD series already. Does anyone know of these reports and if they are true what has been failing?

Thanks


When mine arrived, one unit would randomly go into limit/thermal frequently even with no input.

Re-seating several of the connectors on the boards inside the amp module solved this.

I suspect it must have had a rough ride during shipping.

The only failures I came across were from a DJ who admittedly ran the input gain wide open and who most likely gave them a beating.

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Re: Mackie HD1531 & HD1801
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2010, 06:04:23 pm »

Phil Lewandowski wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 22:37

I have heard that there have been a couple reports of failures in the HD series already. Does anyone know of these reports and if they are true what has been failing?


Thanks



I've heard of DJ's killing the HF in the HD boxes, but otherwise, nothing major. There were a few amp issues early on, but Mackie seems to have taken care of those.

As far as HD1531 vs U15 vs QRX212, I'd rate them like this:

QRx212
HD1531
U15

The QRX has the largest horn, and stays the cleanest at high volumes. It also gets a good bit louder then both the Mackie and Yorkville. It takes some EQ to smooth out though. The Mackie needed the least amout of EQ.

More soon.


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