Clear & Crisp
I 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.