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Mackie SRM450v3 1000W 12" Powered Speaker Reviews

4.0 stars based on 7 customer reviews
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  • Scott Ely
    from Goldsboro, NC October 29, 2014Music Background:
    Live Sound Engineer / DJ

    Awesome speaker!

    I have owned several Mackie speakers over the past 15 years and honestly they have never let me down....and I do mean never. Great sound and very dependable for any occasion. You can't go wrong with Mackie!

  • Roberto Maculan
    from Fort Drum, NY October 11, 2014Music Background:

    Great Speaker

    These sound fantastic. The bass is way louder than the v2. The compression driver is smaller which I believe improves the hissing at high volumes from the previous versions. It really balances everything out. I used these at a 5 hour gig and cranked it and did not clip once. I believe the changes made are better and would recommend them to anybody.

  • Jason
    from CT July 31, 2014Music Background:
    Live Musician, Event DJ

    Great Speaker

    Very light - incredible definition in sound - clarity - lots of headroom (doesn't distort at high volumes.

    **I can't compare this speaker to many other speakers because I have only owned Mackie Powered. (SRM450v2 before these).

  • Keith
    from Caribou, ME January 26, 2016Music Background:
    Karaoke / DJ

    Excellent speaker that stands the test of time

    I've been Karaoke Gigging for 3 years now with 2-SRM 450v2's as my mains and 1-450V3 as a monitor. I have the top of the line QSC sub rounding the system out. Let me tell you that the clarity at this combined price point is unmatched. Never a hick-up with the speakers and I constantly get compliments on the sound.

  • Customer
    from April 28, 2015

    New Speakers

    A perfect addition to my existing Mackie equipment.

  • Amicus Curia
    from Washington March 3, 2015Music Background:
    Piano, Alto/Tenor sax, banjo, fiddle, guitar, alto wooden recorder, independent producer

    Rugged, not so loud/natural

    I'm very pleased with how this unit is built. It definitely fills its calling as a piece of road gear. The anti-feedback feature is nice though suspected of notching certain frequencies affecting the sound. I'm still playing around with mics, but the EV654A (dynamic) sounds boomy on voice with this unit. My alto sax w/clip-on Technics condenser mic sounds great. This speaker performs MUCH better with a pre-amp mixer between the mic and the speaker, so I don't recommend plugging a mic directly into this unit even though it will take it and it displayed little/no hiss when it did. I'm just not impressed with how 'natural' it's claim to sound actually measures up. You may have to go with a wooden cabinet and some kind of 3-way setup to get better sound (perhaps including a sub-woofer) at the expense of additional weight--and this thing isn't exactly 'light'. Would I buy this again--well, a matching speaker (I only purchased one), sure. For the price and its intended purpose (road worthiness) you can't beat this with it's D-class and A/B-class bi-amp design strategy. (D for the woofer, A/B for the treble) Would I buy this strictly for recording studio use?--No. Snaps, crackles, and pops?--none. It comes with an XLR pass-thru.

  • Jonathan Vega
    from Puerto zrico September 10, 2014Music Background:
    live sound engineer

    v2 was better than v3

    I have 6 Mackie srm450 and they sound great and very loud, i have 2 mackie srmv3 and does not sound as louder as the srmv2, i dont understand why mackie make this change. The high of v2 is 1.75 the v3 is 1.4. not a good change.

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