Looking for renowned Mackie sound quality in a portable, lightweight package?
Want to instantly upgrade the sound of your existing powered mixer or amplifier
without breaking the bank? Our C200 2-Way Portable Passive Loudspeakers put the
superior clarity, wide dispersion, and legendary ergonomics of the SRM Series
within reach of any serious musician, DJ, or small club. These compact-yet-loud
speakers can be pole-mounted for use as a small full-range PA system, combined
with subwoofers as needed, and even employed as high-quality passive floor
DESIGNED AND TUNED BY EAW
The new C Series Passive
Loudspeakers represent Mackie's first lightweight passive speakers designed and
tuned exclusively by the Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) loudspeaker engineering
team--the same folks responsible for designing loudspeaker systems for the Super
Bowl, the Olympics and the Vatican. And although loudspeakers for these
mega-systems cost exponentially more than the humble C200, some of the same
concepts applied, namely: designing custom 10" LF drivers with a frequency range
from 59 Hz – 3000 Hz and a 2" voice coil that can take a pounding. And a 1.4"
High-Frequency titanium Driver and Horn providing a wide, controlled dispersion
pattern and precise reproduction of the critical 1000 Hz – 20,000 Hz upper
mid-range and high frequencies.
CROSSOVERS TUNED TO PERFECTION
Tuning a crossover (i.e. voicing a system),
involves dozens of critical decisions that many manufacturers overlook. In the
end, it is all about balancing the design so that you get the best subjective
results from the speaker while maintaining a good technical implementation. The
crossover in the C Series is a unique Low Impedance Compensated Crossover (LICC)
design with an asymmetrical slope. With EQ and crossover points meticulously
chosen so that beamwidth patterns match in both drivers, C Series loudspeakers
offer natural sound at all volume levels.
A loudspeaker's dispersion characteristic shouldn't
be lame just because its compact in size. We know that venues like coffee houses
and small theatre / rec rooms can be hard to cover. Owners usually have to make
do with odd shaped rooms and fixtures placed wherever they fit.
The C200's high-frequency compression driver is mounted on an acoustically
non-resonant exponential waveguide, providing a wide, controlled dispersion
pattern and precise reproduction of the critical upper mid-range and high
frequencies. The result is an unbelievably smooth off-axis response that allows
everyone in the audience to experience the same high-resolution audio no matter
where they are seated.
THINKING INSIDE THE BOX
Anyone with a factory can build a box and stick
some speakers in it (and that's just what many do). But low-frequency
transducers in square boxes can create resonances that reflect off the rear wall
and pass through the woofer cone out of phase, and ready to mess up your sound.
The C200 enclosure is an asymmetrical monocoque design with no parallel
surfaces, causing mid and high frequency resonances to be reflected at angles
into internal damping materials, instead of interfering with the woofer doing
BUILT FOR SERIOUS ABUSE
Designed for use with existing speakers and power
amps (and optimized for use with the Mackie PPM Series), the C200 loudspeakers
are passive versions of our industry-standard SRM350 portable active
loudspeakers. These speakers' injection-molded composite chassis is built for
the rigors of the road. And they shrug off impacts that would turn those
cheap-o, fuzz covered wood box speakers into toothpicks.
MAKES A WONDERFUL FLOOR MONITOR TOO!
Floor Monitor A good floor monitor
plays loudly without generating feedback through vocal microphones. A poor floor
monitor, on the other hand, will generate feedback just about the time you turn
it up to a useable level. Floor monitor feedback is often caused by uneven
frequency response and dispersion; some frequencies arrive at the microphone
much louder than others. These "spikes" are what trigger feedback as the floor
monitor volume is increased. The C200 has incredibly smooth, spike-free response
and dispersion over a wide range of treble frequencies. So you can increase its
volume without boosting those nasty, feedback-inducing spikes. Without extensive
tuning, no passive speaker or specialized floor wedge in this class can even
- Portable Precision Passive loudspeaker with high-precision 1.4" HF
titanium compression driver and 10" LF transducer
- Wide, even dispersion pattern means everyone in the audience hears great
- Asymmetrical cabinet design for best acoustical response
- Integrated low-impedance compensated crossover and transducer protection
- Tough, impact-resistant enclosure with sturdy handles, pole-mount, and
integrated rigging points
- 500W peak power handling at 8 ohms
- Three setup configurations: pole mount, flyable and wedge
- Passive version of the best-selling SRM350
- Frequency Response (–3 dB): 89Hz – 20kHz
- Frequency Range (–10 dB): 59Hz – 22kHz
- Maximum SPL Long-term @ 1m: 118dB
- Crossover Frequency: 1800Hz
- Input Type: Speakon®-style 1/4-inch TS phone jack
- Input Impedance: 8 ohms
- Power Handling: (RMS) 200 watts, (Peak) 500 watts
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