Mackie’s says it has reimagined and redesigned the SRM Series, its most poplar loudspeaker family. The new SRM V-Class series uses a new advanced DSP technology and is housed in an all-wood enclosure. Designed for a variety of professional sound-reinforcement applications, the series consists of three models: the SRM210 V-Class, SRM212 V-Class, and SRM215 V-Class, with 10-, 12-, and 15-inch low-frequency transducers, respectively.
Mackie’s transducers employ large magnets (basically, overengineered) with a speaker motor and voice coil that produces increased output and transient accuracy. Additional cooling vents surrounding the voice coil combined with directional cabinet porting to ensure maximum heat dispersion and reliability. Mackie’s 1.4-inch polymer high-frequency driver provides a nearly flat response and the Sym-X horn produces minimal distortion, even at high output, and offers a symmetrical, flat response at the crossover point for exceptionally smooth midrange.
All SRM V-Class models incorporate Mackie’s new 2,000 watt Class D amplifier and the amplifier’s universal power supply (100 to 240 VAC) includes Power Factor Correction for stable operation, even when AC power is unstable. A dedicated processing module monitors and protects the amplifier in real-time, providing system limiting and protection without affecting sound quality and tonal balance.
Mackie’s Advanced Impulse DSP Proprietary Acoustic Tuning produces sound across the entire dispersion area of 60° (H) by 40° (V). A precision crossover and transducer time-alignment ensures balanced and accurate sound. According to Mackie, proprietary Intelligent Bass Management technology uses the processing power of V-Class to dynamically keep low end in check.
With its combination of power and technology, SRM V-Class loudspeakers boast impressive specifications. The SRM210 V-Class can deliver up to 131 dB SPL from 45 Hz to 20 kHz, while the SRM212 V-Class offers up to 135 dB SPL between 42 Hz and 20 kHz, and the SRM215 V-Class powers out up to 136 dB SPL between 40 Hz and 20 kHz.
On the back panel, SRM Mix Control features a built-in 4-channel digital mixer with two channels equipped with a mic/line/instrument combo input, a dedicated 1/8-inch stereo aux input, and stereo Bluetooth input. A high-contrast, full-color display enables single-knob access to mixer and processing parameters, including channel levels and EQ, application- and venue-specific voicing modes, and an alignment delay. You can save and recall up to 10 user presets, and the entire system can be locked with a four-digit passcode. SRM V-Class loudspeakers also can be controlled wirelessly with Mackie’s SRM Connect app for iOS and Android, which offers access to all adjustments and settings.