Mackie C200 Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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from Temple, TX
September 26, 2012Music Background:
Weekend warrior, praise team leader
Powerful beyond its sizeI bought two for my praise team keyboard rig. I already use two SRM450 powered monitors in my cover band (and love them) and just needed something smaller and less expensive as a decent monitor for services. (I already had a powered EV mixer.) I was concerned that these would not match up to the tonal quality of my 450s but I was wrong... they are every bit as clear and rich sounding in the smaller venue. Great value for money.
from N California
September 11, 2012Music Background:
pro recording artist
Stellar Mighty 'Mo'Replaced my JBL Eon 305s in lieu of these Mackie C200s. I could not get a decent sound out of the JBL...it was hollow and no matter what I did with eq settings or speaker placement I had trouble. These mackie C200s have made all of that go away. They are crisp and clear yet very translucent in their tone with plenty of bass response and crisp delicate highs - very nice - don't let the 10" woofer dissuade you - they are loud too if you want them to be. I suspect you'll be as happy as I am. I am playing a Yamaha keyboard through them with vocals - they are stellar!
Scott B Peterson
from Seattle, WA
July 18, 2012Music Background:
Live Audio Engineer
NiceBetter than expected.
These sound great! High & Low speakers seem to be balanced well!
A big improvement over the old school C200s.
The high tweeter is pretty smooth for the cost.
from Princeton NJ area
April 12, 2012Music Background:
played in bands on the side for 4 decades
clear as a bellGreat speaker for the money. I am picky about sound - hate it when it is muddy. These speakers provide a kind of clarity in the vocals that has been missing in the previous EVs, Yamahas, and older Mackies I have used over the years
March 21, 2012
Can't be beatAmazing sound reproduction for a PA speaker. I am combining these with a Crown XLS1000 and a Yamaha MG82CX for a small PA system. I have heard every respectable portable PA and this combo is far ahead of them all
from Bethalto, IL
December 23, 2010Music Background:
sound board operator
Clear & CrispI usually do not rate any product at a five, but the price point verses performance earned the extra point. It was not just the price point that drew my attention to these gems. After reading the specs; it appeared on paper to fit my need lists. The crossovers worked live as they claimed they would on paper. The spatial pattern lived up to my expectations; with absolute minimal weak spots Understand however that I am filling alot of space with alot of sound with these. I am using two as main PA and two as floor monitors. Which I like because EQ, compression, and effects are not altered due to the usual differences between PA and monitor designs.
The overall sound is very clean, precise, and uniform throughout the venue. I knew going in I would be losing the very lowest end given the driver size and FQ response of these speakers. I also knew that I could "enhance" the low end with EQ and added digital processing. I can "thump" them if I wish. The crossovesr are very responsive to EQ changes; a technology Mackie claimed-and is true. The only reason I could see bumping up to the c-300 is a larger driver for bands or dj's that need alot of lower end to complete their sound. I could see many uses for this speaker- including home use as a guitar or piano rehearsal. I have no doubt that it would faithfully reproduce these instruments with no problem.
from Kalispell, MT
November 30, 2010Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
Great Speaker for it's rangeI bought a pair of these to replace some old 12 inch tin sounding JBL speakers that worked great in the day but just got old. These not only matched those larger speakers but blew me away with the clarity, volume, and dispersion. I mounted a speaker in each corner of a larger sized gymnasium and they filled the room with clarity from every angle. I would totally recommend these to someone who needs a small scale sound system and if I had the money I would throw a sub under these. I believe the pair would be awesome