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Mackie HD1501

Model: HD1501
1200W 15" Powered Subwoofer

The HD1501 15˝ Powered Subwoofer is the perfect compact sub for your HD Series system, creating a lightweight and portable PA solution that sounds great. The HD1501 is capable of producing 1200W of power and it does so in an extremely compact design that’s easy to move from gig to gig. Class-D Fast Recovery™ amplification makes the HD1501 ultra-efficient, effortlessly delivering massive power to the 15˝ driver that’s custom-designed to handle the job. Expertly tweaked tuning filters, internal crossovers and protection circuitry are designed by EAW for the ultimate in professional performance. Give your Mackie HD, SRMv2 or any other full-range system a much needed hot bass injection with the Mackie HD1501 Powered Subwoofer.


Portable, Professional PA
Just pair up the HD1501 Powered Subwoofer with any HD Series full-range loudspeaker for an extremely portable PA that delivers unmatched clarity and eliminates the need for tons of expensive and heavy outboard gear. The precision-tuned HD1501 is a perfect match for the top boxes, with a high-pass output specifically designed to alleviate the power-hungry low frequencies from getting to your top boxes, allowing them to do what they do best. The entire system features protective circuitry including peak and RMS limiting, over-excursion and thermal protection to keep those lows pumping at all costs. It’s also a great match for your SRM450v2.

Power and Agility
The HD1501 Powered Subwoofer delivers 1200 watts of peak power using Mackie’s Class-D Fast Recovery™ amplification. Class-D amps allow for extremely high-output in a design that is much lighter than traditional amplifiers. Normally, a sub that can push that kind of power is no fun to lug around. Okay, we can’t promise a fun load in, but we can say that your subs are now probably lighter than your bassist’s rig. It’s also really compact, which means you might even be able to carry it all by yourself…sorry roadies. Plus, our Fast Recovery™ design allows the amplifier to recover more quickly when pushed into clipping. This means less distortion when things get too loud. Hey, we would just tell you to turn it down, but we’re not the cops or your old man neighbor.

Tweaked and Tuned
Mackie has once again called on the sonic geniuses over at EAW to make the HD1501 the most punchy, chest-pounding subwoofer in its class. The ported, direct-radiating design means super-low frequency extension that is smooth and powerful. EAW also custom specified the 15˝ driver to work in perfect harmony with the amplifier. Some of the other guys claim high wattage, but use limiters to reduce the amount of actual power that hits the speaker. That’s like buying a 40-year-old single malt scotch and mixing it with Mountain Dew. We would never do that to you… the woofer is designed to soak up each and every bit of power the amp puts out. Precision phase control and tuning filters make the HD1501the perfect companion to the HD1521 or SRM450v2, especially when using the high-pass outputs. A finely tuned, phase aligned and undeniably professional PA system is just a couple of patches away.

Ready for Anything
The phrase "would survive a nuclear explosion" is thrown around a lot these days, so we won’t do that here. But it goes without saying that the HD1501 embodies Mackie’s "Built-Like-A-Tank" philosophy and is certifiably road-worthy. First off, the enclosure is built using 15mm birch. Wood is not only more durable than plastic, but delivers a more natural sound. Hey, we were founded by hippies and dig that natural stuff. But, outward appearances do matter, so we’ve covered the HD1501 in durable textured black paint that minimizes the risk of scratching. The grill is equally robust, made using powder coated steel and flush with the enclosure to avoid denting. But we also thought of the install market and you can flip off that trademark "Mackie Blue" LED on the front if you want the HD1501 to blend seamlessly into the background. Throw in the fact that is one of the most compact subwoofers available and you’ve got an ultra-professional bass bin that can be tossed in the back of your sub-compact, bio-diesel electric hybrid (like I said…founded by hippies).

  • 1200W of ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery™ amplification
    » 600W RMS / 1200W peak power
    » 131 dB SPL max output (peak @ 1m)
    » 36 Hz - 145 Hz operating range

  • 15" high-output woofer with 3" voice coil

  • Active electronics provide complete system optimization
    » Symmetrical Linkwitz-Riley crossover (100Hz, 24dB/octave)
    » Precision tuning filters for ultra-accurate bass reproduction
    » Phase alignment to perfectly complement Mackie full-range loudspeakers

  • Ported, direct-radiating design for maximum punch and low-frequency extension

  • Designed and tuned by Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW)

  • Dual XLR inputs, full-range and high-pass outputs for mono or stereo setups

  • Level control and polarity invert switch with LED indicator

  • Signal/limit and thermal LED indicators

  • Integrated protection and limiting circuitry

  • Rugged all-wood cabinet (15mm birch plywood)

  • Pole mount receptacle for mounting full-range speaker

  • Compact and lightweight (80 lbs / 36.3 kg)

General Specifications
Acoustic Performance: Frequency Response(-3 dB): 43 Hz - 92 Hz
Frequency Response(-10 dB):
36 Hz - 145 Hz
Horizontal Coverage (-6 dB): 80°, 2 kHz to 10 kHz
Max SPL peak: 126 dB
Max SPL peak: 131 dB
Input/ Output: Input Type: Female XLR Balanced differential ( stereo left / right)
Input Impedance: 20 kΩ balanced
Full Range Output: Male XLR balanced ( parallel with input )
High Pass Output: Male XLR balanced
Output Impedance: 300Ω
Level Control: -6 dB to +6 dB
Electronic Crossover: Crossover Type: 24 dB / oct., Symmetrical, Linkwitz-Riley
Transducer: Diameter: 15.0 in / 381 mm
Voice Coil Diameter: 3.0 in / 76 mm
Diaphragm Material: Paper
Magnet Material: Ferrite
Power Amplifier: Rated Power: 600 watts, 1200 watts peak
Rated THD: <0.03%
Cooling: Active, twin thermally controlling vari-speed fan
Design: Class D
Protection Features: Over-excursion Protection: 45 Hz 24 dB / oct., Butterworth High Pass Filter
Thermal Protection: Amplifier mute, auto reset, twin thermally controlled vari-speed fans
Driver Protecction: Peak / RMS Limiter
Display LEDs: Power Light On, Polarity Invert, Thermal Sig/Limit, Front Power ON
Operating Temperature: 0° - 40°C, 32° - 104°F
AC Power Requirements: US: 100 - 120 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz, 300W
EU, CN: 220 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz, 300W
AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC, 15 A Male
Construction Features: Basic Design: Rectangular
Material: 15 mm exterior grade premium birch plywood
Finish: High durability black paint
Handles: One on each side
Grille: Powder-coated galvanized steel
 Physical Properties: Height: 20.0 in/ 508 mm
Width: 11.8 in / 464 mm
Depth: 25.0 in / 635 mm
Weight: 80 lb / 36.4 kg
Mounting Methods: Floor Mount only
*Warning: The cabinet has no rigging points and is not suitable for rigging. Never attempt to suspend the HD1501 by its handles.


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