Mackie Personal PA User`s manual

SRM150 Compact
Active PA System
USer’s manual
SRM150
EQ
MAIN
U
HIGH
12kHz
OFF
LEVEL
-15
MAX
+15
U
PHANTOM POWER
MID
2.5kHz
48V
-15
+15
U
INSTRUMENT (CH 1)
LOW
100Hz
-15
1
MIN
2
MAX
MIC/LINE
MIN
+15
3
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIC/LINE
L
R
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly
at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into
the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in
a risk of fire or electric shock.
16. This apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and no
object filled with liquids, such as vases or beer glasses, shall be placed on
the apparatus.
17. This apparatus has been designed with Class-I construction and must
be connected to a mains socket outlet with a protective earthing connection (the third grounding prong).
18. The MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect
device, so the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
PORTABLE CART
WARNING
CAUTION
AVIS
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE. NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL
ATTENTION: POUR EVITER LES RISQUES DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE, NE PAS ENLEVER LE COUVERCLE.
AUCUN ENTRETIEN DE PIECES INTERIEURES PAR L'USAGER.
CONFIER L'ENTRETIEN AU PERSONNEL QUALIFIE.
AVIS: POUR EVITER LES RISQUES D'INCENDIE OU D'ELECTROCUTION, N'EXPOSEZ PAS CET ARTICLE
A LA PLUIE OU A L'HUMIDITE
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous
voltage" within the product's enclosure, that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
Le symbole éclair avec point de flèche à l'intérieur d'un triangle équilatéral
est utilisé pour alerter l'utilisateur de la présence à l'intérieur du coffret de
"voltage dangereux" non isolé d'ampleur suffisante pour constituer un risque
d'éléctrocution.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the
user of the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
Le point d'exclamation à l'intérieur d'un triangle équilatéral est employé
pour alerter les utilisateurs de la présence d'instructions importantes pour le
fonctionnement et l'entretien (service) dans le livret d'instruction
accompagnant l'appareil.
19. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved
by LOUD Technologies Inc. could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment under FCC rules.
20. This apparatus does not exceed the Class A/Class B (whichever is
applicable) limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set
out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
ATTENTION — Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits
radioélectriques dépassant las limites applicables aux appareils numériques
de class A/de class B (selon le cas) prescrites dans le réglement sur le
brouillage radioélectrique édicté par les ministere des communications du
Canada.
21. Exposure to extremely high noise levels may cause permanent hearing
loss. Individuals vary considerably in susceptibility to noise-induced hearing
loss, but nearly everyone will lose some hearing if exposed to sufficiently
intense noise for a period of time. The U.S. Government’s Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specified the permissible
noise level exposures shown in the following chart.
According to OSHA, any exposure in excess of these permissible limits
could result in some hearing loss. To ensure against potentially dangerous
exposure to high sound pressure levels, it is recommended that all persons
exposed to equipment capable of producing high sound pressure levels
use hearing protectors while the equipment is in operation. Ear plugs or
protectors in the ear canals or over the ears must be worn when operating
the equipment in order to prevent permanent hearing loss if exposure is in
excess of the limits set forth here:
Duration,
per day in
hours
8
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
Sound Level
dBA, Slow
Response
90
92
95
97
100
102
105
0.5
110
0.25 or less 115
Typical Example
Duo in small club
Subway Train
Very loud classical music
Dave screaming at Steve about
deadlines
Loudest parts at a rock concert
Correct disposal of this product. This symbol indicates that this product should not be disposed of with your household waste, according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC) and your national law. This product
should be handed over to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible negative impact on the environment and
human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. At the same time, your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural
resources. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, waste authority, or your household waste disposal service.
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS...................................................................................................2
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................................... 4
QUICK START................................................................................................................................................5
HOOKUP DIAGRAMS................................................................................................................................ 6
FRONT PANEL DESCRIPTION.................................................................................................................. 8
1. MIC/LINE Inputs..............................................................................................................................................................8
2. Stereo Input......................................................................................................................................................................8
3. Channel Gain Controls...................................................................................................................................................8
4. INSTRUMENT Switch (CH 1).........................................................................................................................................8
5. 48V PHANTOM POWER Switch and Indicator........................................................................................................8
6. MAIN LEVEL......................................................................................................................................................................9
7. HIGH, MID, and LOW EQ................................................................................................................................................ 9
REAR PANEL DESCRIPTION....................................................................................................................10
8. POWER Switch................................................................................................................................................................10
9. FUSE....................................................................................................................................................................................10
10. AC Power Receptacle..................................................................................................................................................10
11. THRU Connector............................................................................................................................................................10
12. MIC/LINE Switch..........................................................................................................................................................10
13. MAIN IN...........................................................................................................................................................................10
PLACEMENT.................................................................................................................................................11
THERMAL CONSIDERATIONS.................................................................................................................11
AC POWER CONSIDERATIONS..............................................................................................................12
CARE AND MAINTENANCE.....................................................................................................................12
CONNECTIONS.......................................................................................................................................... 13
SERVICE INFORMATION..........................................................................................................................14
Troubleshooting.................................................................................................................................................................14
Repair.....................................................................................................................................................................................15
SRM150 SPECIFICATIONS........................................................................................................................16
SRM150 BLOCK DIAGRAM......................................................................................................................18
SRM150 LIMITED WARRANTY...............................................................................................................19
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for more information about this and other Mackie products.
Part No. SW0615 Rev. D 02/09
©2006-2009 LOUD Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved.
INTRODUCTION
The Cabinet
Thank you for choosing a Mackie compact active PA
system for your sound reinforcement applications.
The SRM150 cabinet was designed with the same
material as our SRM350 and SRM450 loudspeakers, the
strongest molded composite cabinet on the planet. It
has an insert in the bottom for mic stand mounting (using the mic stand adapter included with your SRM150),
and a threaded insert in the top for mounting a microphone boom (using the included boom extender).
The SRM150 is an active PA system that provides a
built-in mixer, high sound pressure levels, and is designed to give you the best performance of any compact
PA system in its class and price range.
Our design goal was to build a compact PA system with:
1. High precision, high output, and accurate playback.
2. Controlled, smooth dispersion of mid and high
frequencies.
3. Ultra-clean, high-headroom mic preamps.
4. High-output Class-D amplification.
5. Onboard Mackie mixer with 3-band EQ.
Through the combined resources of our top-notch mechanical and analog engineers, we were able to achieve
our design goals in every aspect. The result is a sound reinforcement PA system equally at home in a concert setting,
in the studio, or impromptu concerts on the studio roof.
The Transducer
The SRM150 active loudspeaker features a full-range
5.25-inch neodymium driver.
Power Amplifier
Each SRM150 includes a Class-D power amplifier
capable of producing 150 watts peak before clipping.
The amplifier includes the following features:
• The amplifier produces up to 100 watts rms continuous
before clipping (150 watts peak).
• A built-in limiter acts when the input signal is large
enough to cause clipping, distortion, and excessive
voice coil heat. The limiter will automatically decrease
the signal going to the amplifier to a safe level.
Warning: Although the amplifier has
a limiter protection circuit, you must
still make sure you don’t overdrive
the amplifier. If you hear any distortion, turn down the input (MIC/LINE)
gain control, or turn down the MAIN
LEVEL control.
Its light weight and durable finish make it ideal for
portable sound system use. In addition, the unique design of the cabinet makes it easy to use as a floor wedge
for stage monitor applications.
The Active Advantage
There are a number of advantages to using an active
speaker system over a passive loudspeaker:
• The amplifiers are designed specifically for the speaker
load impedance. There is no guesswork as to what load
the amplifier has to drive, so it can provide maximum
acoustic output from the speaker, yet minimize the
danger of speaker damage due to overdriving a lesser
amplifier.
• The connecting wires between the amplifier output and
the driver is kept to a minimum, so the damping factor
of the amplifier isn’t compromised by the resistance of
long speaker cables. In addition, all the power from the
amplifier is transferred directly to the driver with no
speaker cable losses.
• The presence of active circuits within the speaker
cabinet allow the designer to add on extra details, such
as a high quality mic/line input section.
In short, all the complex interconnected components
in the system are designed to work in harmony with
each other to produce the best possible sound.
QUICK START
1. Start with the following settings on the front of the
SRM150:
connections from microphones. Channel 3 has stereo RCA jacks [2] specifically for a stereo line-level
input from a tape deck or CD player.
• MAIN LEVEL [6] control down.
• PHANTOM POWER [5] switch out (unless you are 3. Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC
power receptacle [10] on the back of the SRM150.
using condenser microphones).
Plug the other end into an AC outlet properly con• INSTRUMENT [4] switch out (unless you have an figured with the correct voltage for your particular
electric guitar connected to channel 1).
model. (The SRM150 has a universal power supply
• Channels 1-3 gain [3] controls down.
that accepts an AC mains voltage ranging from 100V
• EQ [7] controls centered.
to 240 V.)
And on the rear panel:
4. Turn on your signal source. Make sure its Master
• Turn the POWER [8] switch off (down).
Volume control (if it has one) is turned all the way
• MIC/LINE [12] switch out.
down.
WARNING: Turn the MAIN LEVEL
[6]control down (counterclockwise)
before every use. If not, you could be
in for a startling surprise, especially
if the last time you used it was with
a microphone and now you want to
connect a line-level source.
2. Connect the output from your signal source (mixing
console, microphone, preamp, or other mic- or linelevel source) directly to the MIC/LINE [1] combo
connector on the front of the SRM150. It accepts
balanced line-level signals from mixers, preamplifiers, CD players, tape decks, etc., and accepts direct
5. Turn on the SRM150 POWER [8] switch.
6. Start the signal source, whether it be speaking into
a microphone, playing a guitar, or starting a CD
player. Adjust any volume controls on the signal
source for normal operation.
7. Turn up the MAIN LEVEL [6] control about halfway
(12 o’clock).
8. Slowly turn up the gain [3] controls for the input
channels until the desired volume is reached.
9. If it gets really loud, really fast, try turning down
the MAIN LEVEL control (or the input source
volume control, if it has one).
SRM150
EQ
MAIN
U
HIGH
10. If there is no sound, always turn down the SRM150
MAIN LEVEL control before investigating. There
may be a mixer or preamplifier mute or tape switch
engaged, or a mic switch off.
12kHz
OFF
LEVEL
-15
MAX
+15
U
PHANTOM POWER
MID
2.5kHz
48V
-15
If it doesn’t get very loud, even with the input channel gain control all the way up, try turning up the
MAIN LEVEL control (or the input source volume
control, if it has one).
+15
U
INSTRUMENT (CH 1)
LOW
100Hz
-15
1
MIN
2
MAX
MIC/LINE
MIN
+15
3
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIC/LINE
L
R
THRU
POWER
FUSE
LINE
MIC
3
A
M
P
SRM150
HOOKUP DIAGRAMS
Vocal Mic
Boom Extender
(Included)
MP3 Player
SRM150
MAIN
EQ
U
HIGH
Electric Guitar
12kHz
OFF
LEVEL
-15
MAX
+15
U
PHANTOM POWER
MID
2.5kHz
48V
-15
+15
U
INSTRUMENT (CH 1)
LOW
100Hz
-15
1
MIN
2
MAX
MIC/LINE
MIN
+15
3
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIC/LINE
L
R
This illustrates how to use the SRM150 as a personal monitor. Mount the SRM150 on a microphone
stand using the Mic Stand Mounting Bracket included with the SRM150. Attach the Boom Extender
(also included) to the top of the SRM150 and use a
microphone boom to hold your microphone.
Mic Stand
Adapter
(Included)
Power
Cord
Connect the microphone and an instrument to the
SRM150 (Channels 1 and 2), and a playback device
like an MP3 player to Channel 3.
SRM150: PRACTICE SETUP USING MIC STAND AND BOOM
Vocal Mic
SRM450
Boom Extender
(Included)
SRM150
MAIN
EQ
U
HIGH
Electric Guitar
12kHz
OFF
LEVEL
-15
MAX
+15
U
PHANTOM POWER
MID
2.5kHz
48V
-15
+15
U
INSTRUMENT (CH 1)
LOW
100Hz
-15
1
MIN
2
MAX
MIC/LINE
MIN
+15
3
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIC/LINE
L
THRU Out
R
Mic Stand
Adapter
(Included)
To Input
Power
Cord
Power
Cord
Here the SRM150 is used
as a personal monitor and
the SRM450 is the main PA
speaker.
SRM150: SMALL CLUB SETUP WITH SRM450
Stereo line-level output
Keyboard or other line-level instrument
SRM150
MAIN
SRM150
EQ
MAIN
EQ
U
U
HIGH
HIGH
12kHz
OFF
LEVEL
12kHz
-15
MAX
+15
OFF
U
PHANTOM POWER
LEVEL
-15
MAX
-15
MID
2.5kHz
48V
+15
U
-15
LOW
100Hz
100Hz
-15
1
MIN
2
MAX
MIC/LINE
MIN
+15
-15
1
3
MAX
+15
U
INSTRUMENT (CH 1)
LOW
+15
U
PHANTOM POWER
MID
2.5kHz
48V
INSTRUMENT (CH 1)
MIN
MAX
MIN
2
MAX
MIC/LINE
MIC/LINE
MIN
+15
3
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIC/LINE
L
L
R
R
MAIN IN
MAIN IN
Stereo
Monitor
Out
Power
Cord
Vocal Mics
Power
Cord
Electric Guitar
1
ON
2
YX MIC PRE
YX
ON
3
MIC PR
E
ON
BAL/UNBAL
4
YX MIC PRE
ON
BAL/UNBAL
L
2
LEFT
(MONO)
AUX SEND
Two SRM150s are used as floor
monitors to provide a stereo
monitor mix for the keyboard
player.
HI-Z
2
MIC
HI-Z
LINE
3
LINE
4
BAL/
UNBAL
BAL/
UNBAL
MIC
HI-Z
75Hz
18dB/OCT
48V
20
40
20
48V
30
U
40
20
40
2
LEFT
RIGHT
(MONO)
LINE IN 9-10
(MONO)
RIGHT
LEFT
20
30
U
L
OUT
L
L
L
L
BAL/
UNBAL
BAL/
UNBAL
BAL/
UNBAL
R
R
R
R
U
R
TAPE
PHONES
(MONO)
BAL/
UNBAL
U
R
RIGHT
MAIN OUT
LINE IN 11-12
(MONO)
PREMIUM ANALOG MIXER
w/ PERKINS EQ & FIREWIRE OPTION
CONTROL
ROOM/
PHONES
SOURCE
48V
30
U
1
AUX RETURN
LINE IN 7-8
(MONO)
75Hz
18dB/OCT
48V
30
U
BAL/UNBAL
IN
1
LINE IN 5-6
HI-Z
1
BAL/UNBAL
YX MIC PRE
U
LEFT
RIGHT
0dB=0dBu
U
20
CLIP
40
10
U
-20dB
60
U
-20dB
+40dB
GAIN
60
-20dB
+15
U
-15
+15
-15
+15
U
-15
+15
OO
MAX
-15
+15
U
-15
+15
OO
MAX
2
U
ALT 3-4
HIGH
MAX
+15
U
-15
+15
OO
MAX
+15
7
+15
+15
OO
MAX
OO
MAX
2
PAN
+15
MAX
OO
MAX
2
PAN
LOW
80Hz
-15
+15
AUX
AUX
1
OO
MAX
OO
MAX
2
PAN
RUDE
SOLO
U
80Hz
+15
1
OO
ASSIGN TO
MAIN MIX
+15
LOW
-15
AUX
1
MAX
30
MID
2.5kHz
-15
U
80Hz
-15
AUX
OO
+15
LOW
80Hz
-15
1
20
MID
2.5kHz
-15
U
LOW
80Hz
MAX
+15
10
U
MID
2.5kHz
-15
U
LOW
AUX
OO
2
PAN
-15
1
OO
MAX
OO
MAX
2
PAN
2
PAN
MAX
OO
OO
CONTROL
ROOM
L R
MUTE
MUTE
ALT 3/4
dB
10
5
10
20
Two SRM150s: STEREO MONITORING
dB
10
+10
0
-20
U
5
10
20
dB
10
+10
0
-20
U
5
10
20
dB
10
+10
0
-20
U
5
10
20
dB
10
+10
0
-20
U
5
10
20
dB
10
+15
PRE
POST
OO
+15
2
+10
0
-20
U
5
10
20
dB
10
+10
0
-20
U
5
10
20
dB
10
+10
0
-20
U
5
10
20
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
SOLO
SOLO
SOLO
SOLO
SOLO
SOLO
TALKBACK
11
12
OO
+10
OO
+10
2
POWER
MAIN
MIX
dB
10
OO
5
OL
30
SOLO
MIC
ALT 3/4
9
10
5
OL
1
FX TO
MON
PAN
MUTE
ALT 3/4
7
8
5
OL
AUX RETURN
1
OO
L R
MUTE
ALT 3/4
5
6
5
OL
L R
MUTE
ALT 3/4
4
5
OL
L R
MUTE
ALT 3/4
3
5
OL
L R
MUTE
ALT 3/4
2
5
OL
L R
MUTE
ALT 3/4
1
5
U
L R
MAX
PHONES
AUX MASTER
PRE
POST
TALK
BACK
L R
LEVEL
SET
4
12kHz
-15
U
MID
1
OO
2
PAN
-15
80Hz
AUX
1
MAX
U
2.5kHz
MID
LOW
80Hz
OO
+15
TAPE
FREQ
8k
U
AUX
1
0
2
12kHz
-15
2
(OPTION)
1k
100
MID
LOW
80Hz
+15
4
HIGH
12kHz
-15
7
FIREWIRE
EQ
OUT
IN
U
HIGH
12kHz
+15
MAIN MIX
+20dB
GAIN
EQ
OUT
IN
U
HIGH
-15
-20dB
+20dB
GAIN
EQ
OUT
IN
U
12kHz
+15
-20dB
+20dB
GAIN
EQ
OUT
IN
U
FREQ
8k
U
LOW
MAX
-20dB
+20dB
GAIN
HIGH
-15
+15
1k
100
MID
AUX
OO
-20dB
EQ
OUT
IN
12kHz
-15
FREQ
8k
U
MID
60
+40dB
GAIN
HIGH
12kHz
+15
1k
100
U
-15
-20dB
U
HIGH
-15
FREQ
8k
U
EQ
OUT
IN
U
12kHz
+15
1k
100
60
+40dB
GAIN
EQ
OUT
IN
U
HIGH
-15
U
+40dB
GAIN
EQ
OUT
IN
U
MAX
5
LEVEL
U
OL
5
+10
0
-20
10
EXTERNAL
MIC
20
DESTINATION
30
PHONES
AUX
1-2
40
50
60
OO
SOLO
TALKBACK
SRM150
MAIN
EQ
U
HIGH
12kHz
OFF
LEVEL
-15
MAX
+15
U
PHANTOM POWER
MID
2.5kHz
48V
-15
+15
U
INSTRUMENT (CH 1)
LOW
100Hz
-15
1
MIN
2
MAX
MIC/LINE
MIN
Audio
+15
3
MAX
MIN
TV Monitor
MAX
MIC/LINE
L
R
Mic Stand
Adapter
(Included)
Power
Cord
DVD Player
SRM150: A/V Cart
FRONT PANEL DESCRIPTION
Most of the connections and controls on the SRM150
are located on the front panel for easy access.
1. MIC/LINE Inputs
Channels 1 and 2 have Neutrik® combo connectors,
which accept balanced microphone inputs from an XLR
connector, or balanced and unbalanced line-level inputs
from a 1/4" TRS or TS connector.
The XLR inputs are wired as follows:
Pin 1 = Shield or ground
Pin 2 = Positive (+ or hot)
Pin 3 = Negative (– or cold)
The 1/4" inputs are wired as follows and will accept
both balanced and unbalanced inputs:
Sleeve = Shield or ground
Tip = Positive (+ or hot)
Ring = Negative (– or cold)
2. Stereo Input
Channel 3 has a pair of RCA connectors, which accept
a stereo line-level input from a CD player or MP3 player
(or any other line-level device).
Plugging a guitar straight into a
typical line-level input can result in
the loss of gain, especially at high
frequencies, resulting in a dull sound.
Normally, you must use a direct box
between a guitar and a mixer’s or preamplifier’s input,
which serves to convert the impedance of the guitar
from high to low. The Instrument input on channel 1
makes the need for a direct box unnecessary. It’s like it
has its own built-in direct box!
However: The Instrument input is unbalanced, so if you
are running a long cord between the instrument and the
SRM150 (say over 20 feet), it is best to use a direct box
with a balanced output to avoid picking up noise over
the length of the cord.
5. 48V PHANTOM POWER Switch and
Indicator
Most professional condenser microphones require phantom power, which is a low-current DC voltage delivered
to the microphone on pins 2 and 3 of the XLR microphone connector. Push in the 48V button if your microphone requires phantom power. An LED lights next to
the button to indicate that phantom power is active.
3. Channel Gain Controls
These are used to adjust the signal level for each
individual channel. Since the SRM150 incorporates
Mackie’s world-class low-noise mic preamp technology,
you can connect either a line-level or a microphone-level
signal to the input, and use this control to adjust the
level correctly.
Follow the Quick Start guide on page 4 for setting
the gain controls. For most applications, it will be in
the 12 o’clock position. If you have a particularly high
line-level signal connected to the SRM150, you may
need to turn the control down to the 9 o’clock position.
If you have a low line-level or mic-level signal connected, you may need to turn the gain control up to the
3 o’clock position.
4. INSTRUMENT Switch (CH 1)
Push in this button to change the 1/4" line input
on channel 1 to an instrument input. When the button is out, the 1/4" input accepts normal line-level
signals from low-impedance sources. When the button
is pushed in, the 1/4" input accepts high-impedance
signals from instruments with electric pickups, which
you would normally run through a DI box.
SRM150
EQ
MAIN
U
HIGH
12kHz
OFF
LEVEL
-15
MAX
+15
U
PHANTOM POWER
MID
2.5kHz
48V
-15
+15
U
INSTRUMENT (CH 1)
LOW
100Hz
-15
1
MIN
2
MAX
MIC/LINE
MIN
+15
3
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIC/LINE
L
R
This is a global phantom power switch and applies 48V
to the XLR input connectors on channels 1 and 2.
7. HIGH, MID, and LOW EQ
Dynamic microphones, like Shure’s SM57 and SM58, do
not require phantom power. However, phantom power
will not harm most dynamic microphones should you
accidentally plug one in while the phantom power is
turned on. Be careful with older ribbon microphones.
Check the manual for your microphone to find out for
sure whether or not phantom power can damage it.
Use the EQ controls to make overall adjustments to
the sound of the SRM150.
The HIGH EQ provides a boost or cut of up to 15
dB for the very high frequencies, above 12 kHz. These
frequencies include the sizzle of cymbals, the edge of
a guitar, or the upper harmonics of vocals. In general,
boosting the HIGH EQ will brighten the sound of the
loudspeaker.
6. MAIN LEVEL
The MID EQ provides a boost or cut of up to 15 dB for
the mid-range frequencies around 2.5 kHz. Most vocals
are located in the mid-range frequencies, so this can be
used to bring the vocals up or down in the mix.
This is used to adjust the signal level from the
SRM150 mixer, going into the built-in power amplifier.
Follow the Quick Start guide on page 4 for setting the
MAIN LEVEL control.
The LOW EQ provides a boost or cut of up 15 dB for
the very lowest frequencies, below 100 Hz. These frequencies are represented by the punch in bass drums,
bass guitar, and some really serious male singers.
SRM150
EQ
MAIN
U
HIGH
12kHz
OFF
LEVEL
-15
MAX
+15
U
PHANTOM POWER
MID
2.5kHz
48V
-15
+15
U
INSTRUMENT (CH 1)
LOW
100Hz
-15
1
MIN
2
MAX
MIC/LINE
MIN
+15
3
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIC/LINE
L
R
REAR PANEL DESCRIPTION
8. POWER Switch
Switch up to turn the SRM150 on. Make sure the
MAIN LEVEL [6] control is down before you turn it on.
Press the bottom of this switch to put the SRM150
into standby mode. It will not function, but the circuits
are still live. To remove AC power, either turn off the
AC mains supply, or unplug the power cord from the
SRM150 and the AC mains supply.
Note: If you happen to lose the AC linecord, replacements are readily available at any office or computer
supply store. Always use a three-pin plug with a ground
pin.
11. THRU Connector
When the POWER switch is turned on, and the linecord is connected to an active AC Mains supply, the cool
blue LED on the front of the speaker glows to let you
know that you’re ready to rock and roll.
This is a male XLR connector that produces the main
signal just prior to the EQ [7] controls and the MAIN
LEVEL [6] control. The signal at the THRU connector
includes the input signals connected to channels 1-3
[1/2] and the MAIN IN [13] signal.
9. FUSE
Use this connector to patch the signal from the
SRM150 to another SRM150 or other active loudspeaker
(like an SRM350 or SRM450), or to a mixer.
This is a resettable circuit breaker that monitors the
amount of current being drawn by the SRM150. Under
normal operating conditions, this should never pop. An
unusual condition may cause the breaker to pop, such
as a mains voltage surge occurring at the same time as a
peak amplifier output.
To reset the breaker:
• Turn the POWER [8] switch off and push the FUSE
switch to its UP position.
•
Turn the POWER switch back on and the SRM150
should resume normal operation. If the circuit
breaker pops again, there may be something wrong
inside the SRM150. Refer to “Repair” on page 15.
10. AC Power Receptacle
This is a standard 3-prong IEC connector. Connect
the detachable linecord (included with your SRM150)
to the power receptacle, and plug the other end of the
linecord into an AC outlet. The SRM150 has a universal
power supply that can accept any AC voltage ranging
from 100VAC to 240 VAC. No need for voltage select
switches. It will work virtually anywhere in the world.
12. MIC/LINE Switch
The MIC/LINE switch affects the output level of the
THRU connector. Leave the switch out (LINE) when
connecting the THRU connector to another SRM150
or to a line-level input on a mixer. Push the switch in
(MIC) when connecting the THRU connector to a microphone input on a mixer or a stage snake.
13. MAIN IN
This is a Neutrik combo connector that accepts a
balanced line-level signal from an XLR connector or a
1/4" TRS connector. The signal is mixed with the signals
from channels 1-3 on the main mix bus, just prior to
the THRU [11] output, EQ [7] controls and the MAIN
LEVEL [6] control.
LINE
MIC
3
A
M
P
SRM150
10
THRU
POWER
FUSE
MAIN IN
PLACEMENT
The SRM150 compact active PA systems are designed
to sit on the floor, a tabletop, or to fit on a standard
microphone stand.
You can place the SRM150 on the floor and angle
it back to use it as a floor monitor. The unique shape
of the cabinet provides a perfect angle for aiming up
toward performers from the front of the stage.
You can also use the Mic Stand Adapter (included),
which allows you to mount the SRM150 onto a standard
microphone stand.
MIC STAND ADAPTER
Here are some other placement tips:
• Avoid placing loudspeakers in the corners of a room.
This increases the low-frequency output and can cause
the sound to be muddy and indistinct.
• Avoid placing loudspeakers against a wall. This, too,
increases the low frequency output, though not as
much as corner placement. However, if you do need to
reinforce the low frequencies, this is a good way to do it.
• Avoid placing the active loudspeaker directly on a hollow stage floor. A hollow stage can resonate at certain
frequencies, causing peaks and dips in the frequency
response of the room. It’s better to place the active
loudspeaker on a sturdy table or microphone stand.
Insert into the bottom
of the SRM150
THERMAL CONSIDERATIONS
5/8” adapter threads onto mic stand
In addition, there is a threaded insert on top of the
cabinet for mounting the boom extender (included).
This allows you to attach a microphone boom on top of
the SRM150 for your microphone.
BOOM EXTENDER
Mount Mic Boom on this end
The amplifier inside the SRM150
is convection cooled by a large
heatsink. For efficient cooling, it is
important to allow at least six inches
of free space behind the SRM150.
If the ambient temperature in the room is high, it
could cause the amplifier to overheat. In this case, you
should try aiming a fan at the heatsink to increase the
air flow through the fins.
In the unlikely event that the amplifier does overheat, a built-in thermal switch will activate, placing
the SRM150 amplifier into standby. When the amplifier
has cooled down to a safe operating temperature, the
thermal switch will reset and the SRM150 will resume
normal operation.
Thread into the top
of the SRM150
5/8” threaded boom extension
As with any powered components, protect them from
moisture. If you are setting them up outdoors, make
sure they are under cover if you expect rain.
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AC POWER CONSIDERATIONS
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Be sure the SRM150 is plugged into an outlet that is
able to supply enough current for the amplifier.
Your Mackie active loudspeaker will provide many
years of reliable service if you follow these guidelines:
Under maximum SPL conditions, where musical peaks
are just hitting the limiter, the SRM150 model draws 2
amps on average. Under normal conditions, the current
draw is below 1 amp.
We recommend that a stiff (robust) supply of AC
power be used because the amplifier places high current demands on the AC line. The more power that is
available on the line, the louder the speaker will play
and the more peak output power will be available for
cleaner, punchier bass. A suspected problem of “poor
bass performance” is often caused by a weak AC supply
to the amplifier.
If lighting is used in a show, it is preferable to power
the lights from a separate AC circuit than the one
powering the audio equipment. This will help minimize
noise from the lights coupling into the audio (particularly if SCRs, or light-dimmer switches, are used).
Wherever possible, connect all of your audio equipment to the same electrical circuit. This will help
reduce the possibility of a ground loop problem causing
an annoying hum in your speakers.
A maximum of five SRM150s can be connected per
15A service (120 VAC). This allows each SRM150 to be
safely operated at its maximum level.
When turning your system on, turn on the SRM150s
last. This will stop any turn-on thumps and bangs from
your source equipment being amplified.
When turning off your system, turn off the SRM150s
first. This will prevent any turn-off thumps and bangs
from your source equipment being amplified.
When setting up for a show, often
you are plugging into an AC power
distribution system you know nothing
about. You may even be faced with 2wire outlets that are missing the third
safety ground pin. It’s a good idea to have a three-wire AC
outlet tester in your toolbox so you can check the outlets
yourself to make sure they are wired correctly. These
testers will tell you if the polarity of the hot and neutral
wires is reversed and if the safety ground is disconnected.
Don’t use an outlet if it is wired improperly! This is to protect yourself
as well as your equipment.
Never remove the ground pin on the
power cord of the SRM150 or any other
component. This is very dangerous.
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Avoid exposing the loudspeaker to
moisture. If it is set up outdoors, be
sure it is under cover if you expect rain
or you live in Washington.
• Avoid exposure to extreme cold (below freezing
temperatures). If you must operate the loudspeaker
in a cold environment, warm up the voice coil slowly
by sending a low-level signal through it for about 15
minutes prior to high-power operation.
• Use a slighty damp cloth with a mild soap solution
to clean the cabinet. Only do this when the power
is turned off. Avoid getting moisture into any of the
openings of the cabinet, particularly where the driver is
located.
CONNECTIONS
XLR Connectors
1/4" TS Phone Plugs and Jacks
Inputs 1-2 accept 3-pin male XLR connectors on the
Neutrik combo inputs. They are wired as follows,
according to standards specified by the AES (Audio
Engineering Society).
“TS” stands for Tip-Sleeve, the two connection points
available on a mono 1/4" phone jack or plug. They are
used for unbalanced line-level signals and the highimpedance instrument input on Channel 1.
2
SHIELD
HOT
COLD
SHIELD
SLEEVE
TIP
TIP
1
3
SLEEVE
TIP
1
SLEEVE
COLD 3
HOT
2
SHIELD
1
3
COLD
2
HOT
XLR Balanced Wiring:
Pin 1 = Shield
Pin 2 = Hot (+)
Pin 3 = Cold (–)
RCA Plugs and Jacks
1/4" TRS Phone Plugs and Jacks
The Neutrik combo inputs also accept 1/4" TRS connectors. “TRS” stands for Tip-Ring-Sleeve, the three connection points available on a stereo 1/4" or balanced phone
jack or plug. TRS jacks and plugs are used for balanced
signals and stereo headphones.
Balanced Mono
1/4" TS Unbalanced Wiring:
Sleeve = Shield
Tip = Hot (+)
RING SLEEVE
SLEEVE RING TIP
RCA-type plugs (also known as phono plugs) and jacks
are often used in home stereo and video equipment, and
to make S/PDIF connections on consumer digital audio
devices. They are unbalanced and electrically equivalent to a 1/4" TS phone plug.
SLEEVE
TIP SLEEVE
TIP
RCA Unbalanced Wiring:
Sleeve = Shield
Tip = Hot (+)
TIP
RING
TIP
SLEEVE
1/4" TRS Balanced Mono Wiring:
Sleeve = Shield
Tip = Hot (+)
Ring = Cold (–)
Stereo Headphones
RING SLEEVE
SLEEVE RING TIP
TIP
RING
TIP
SLEEVE
1/4" TRS Stereo Unbalanced Wiring:
Sleeve = Shield
Tip = Left
Ring = Right
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SERVICE INFORMATION
If you think your Mackie product has a problem,
please check out the following troubleshooting tips and
do your best to confirm the problem. Visit the Support
section of our website (www.mackie.com/support)
where you will find lots of useful information such as
FAQs and other documentation. You may find the answer
to the problem without having to send your Mackie
product away.
Troubleshooting
No power!
• Our favorite question: Is it plugged in? Make sure the
AC outlet is live (check with a tester or lamp).
• Our next favorite question: Is the POWER switch on? If
not, try turning it on.
• Is the blue light on the front panel illuminated? If not,
make sure the AC outlet is live. If so, refer to “No sound”
below.
• The resettable circuit breaker has popped. Refer to
“FUSE” [9] on page 10 for information on the circuit
breaker.
No sound!
• Is the input gain control [3] or the MAIN LEVEL [6]
control turned all the way down? Follow the procedures
in the “Quick Start” section on page 4 to verify that all
the volume controls in the system are properly adjusted.
• Is the signal source working (and making union scale)?
Make sure the connecting cables are in good repair and
securely connected at both ends. Make sure the output
volume (gain) control on whatever is connected to the
SRM150 is turned up sufficiently to drive the inputs of
the speaker.
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Bad sound!
• Is it loud and distorted? Follow the procedures described in the “Quick Start” section to verify that the
levels are set properly.
• Is the input connector plugged completely into the
jack? Be sure all connections are secure. It’s a good
idea to periodically clean all electrical connections with
a non-lubricating electrical contact cleaner.
Noise
• Make sure all connections to the active speakers are
good.
• Make sure none of the signal cables are routed near
AC cables, power transformers, or other EMI-inducing
devices.
• Is there a light dimmer or other SCR-based device on
the same AC circuit as the SRM150? Use an AC line
filter or plug the SRM150 into a different AC circuit.
Hum
• Turn the MAIN LEVEL control all the way down. If the
noise disappears, it’s coming from the signal source. If
not, try disconnecting the cables connected to the input
jacks one at a time. If the noise disappears, it could be a
“ground loop,” rather than a problem with the SRM150.
Try some of the following troubleshooting ideas:
• Use balanced connections throughout your system for
the best noise rejection.
• Whenever possible, plug all the audio equipment’s linecords into outlets which share a common ground. The
distance between the outlets and the common ground
should be as short as possible.
Never remove the ground pin on the
power cord of the SRM150 or any other
component. This is very dangerous.
Repair
For warranty service, refer to the warranty information on page 19.
Non-warranty service for Mackie products is
available at a factory-authorized service center. To
locate your nearest service center, visit www.mackie.
com, click “Support” and select “Locate a Service
Center.” Service for Mackie products living outside
the United States can be obtained through local dealers or distributors.
If you do not have access to our website, you can
call our Tech Support department at 1-800-898-3211,
Monday-Friday, during normal business hours, Pacific Time, to explain the problem. Tech Support will
tell you where the nearest factory-authorized service
center is located in your area.
Need Help?
• Visit www.mackie.com and click Support to find:
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), manuals and addendums.
• Email us at: techmail@mackie.com.
• Telephone 1-800-898-3211 to speak with one of our splendid
technical support representatives (Monday through Friday,
normal business hours, PST).
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SRM150 SPECIFICATIONS
System Specifications
Transducer
Frequency Response (–3 dB)
100 Hz – 17.5 kHz
Diameter
Frequency Range (–10 dB)
60 Hz – 22 kHz
Voice Coil Diameter 1.0 in/25.4 mm
Max SPL Long-term @ 1m
110 dB
Sensitivity (1W@1m)90 dB
Max SPL Peak @ 1m
120 dB
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Power Handling
150 watts
Frequency Range
90 Hz – 20 kHz
Magnet Type
Neodymium
Mixer Section
Frequency Response (–3 dB)
Mic Input to Line Out (Gain at 0 dB)
5 Hz – 40 kHz (+0, –1 dB)
Input Impedance
Mic3 kohm balanced
Hi-Z20 kohm balanced
Instrument
1 Mohm
Line
10 kohm balanced
Stereo
10 kohm balanced
Maximum Voltage Gain
Mic Input 1
51 dB
Mic Input 2
51 dB
Stereo Input
9 dB
Maximum Input Level
Mic
Line
Stereo
–28 dBu, gain at +50 dB
+15 dBu, gain at +6 dB
–8 dBu, gain at +30 dB
+35 dBu, gain at –15 dB
+20 dBu, gain at 0 dB
3-Band Equalization
High
Mid
Low
±15 dB @ 12 kHz
±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
±15 dB @ 100 Hz
–30 dB
Line Out Pad
5.25 in/134 mm
Safety Features
Overload Protection Limiter
Thermal Protection
Amplifier shutdown, auto-reset
Construction Features
Material
Polypropylene
Finish
Grey textured finish
Handle
Grille
Top mounted
Perforated metal with weather-
resistant coating
Physical Properties
Height
8.0 in/20.3 cm
Width 11.2 in/28.4 cm
Depth 6.8 in/17.3 cm
Weight 7.6 lb/3.4 kg
Mounting Methods
Mic stand mountable via the built-in socket on the bottom of the cabinet with the supplied adapter.
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)
55 dB @ 1 kHz, gain at unity
AC Power Requirements
100 VAC – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 35 VA
Noise (20 Hz to 20 kHz BW, 150 ohm source impedance)
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)
–129 dBu
Residual Output Noise
(Line out, channel and master levels off)
–85 dBu
AC Connector3-pin IEC 250 VAC
Power Amplifier
Rated Power
100 watts rms continuous,
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum Power
150 watts peak
Rated THD
0.05%
Cooling
Convection Extrusion
Design
Class D
Disclaimer
Since we are always striving to make our ­products better by
incorporating new and improved materials, components, and manufacturing methods, we reserve the right to change these specifications at any time without notice.
“Mackie.” and the “Running Man” figure are registered trademarks of LOUD Technologies Inc.
All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders, and are hereby acknowledged.
©2006-2009 LOUD Technologies Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
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SRM150
EQ
MAIN
U
HIGH
12kHz
OFF
LEVEL
-15
MAX
+15
U
PHANTOM POWER
MID
2.5kHz
48V
-15
+15
U
INSTRUMENT (CH 1)
LOW
100Hz
-15
1
MIN
2
MAX
MIC/LINE
MIN
+15
3
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIC/LINE
L
R
SRM150
MAIN
EQ
U
8.0 in/
20.3 cm
HIGH
6.8 in/
17.3 cm
12kHz
OFF
LEVEL
-15
MAX
+15
U
PHANTOM POWER
MID
2.5kHz
48V
-15
+15
U
INSTRUMENT (CH 1)
LOW
100Hz
-15
1
MIN
2
MAX
MIC/LINE
MIN
+15
3
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIC/LINE
L
R
6.8 in/
17.3 cm
11.2 in/
28.4 cm
THRU
POWER
FUSE
11.2 in/
28.4 cm
MAIN IN
LINE
MIC
7
A
M
P
SRM150
17
18
1
3
2
Main In
Channel 3
Line
Mic
Channel 2
1
1
3
2
3
2
Phantom
48V
Line
Mic
Channel 1
Hi-Z
Line
Instrument
-
+
Gain
-
+
Gain
-
+
Gain
HI
12K
MID
100 2.5K
LO
3-Band EQ
-
+
Main Level
Limiter
Line
Mic (–30 dB)
1
THRU
Power Amplifier
3
2
Loudspeaker
SRM150 BLOCK DIAGRAM
Mackie Limited Warranty
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This Limited Product Warranty (“Product Warranty”) is provided by LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD”)
and is applicable to products purchased in the United States or Canada through a LOUD-authorized
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the product (hereinafter, “Customer,” “you” or “your”).
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contact information for your local distributor, and information on any warranty coverage provided by the
distributor in your local market.
LOUD warrants to Customer that the product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship
under normal use during the Warranty Period. If the product fails to conform to the warranty then LOUD
or its authorized service representative will at its option, either repair or replace any such nonconforming
product, provided that Customer gives notice of the noncompliance within the Warranty Period to the
Company at: www.mackie.com/support or by calling LOUD technical support at 1.800.898.3211 (tollfree in the U.S. and Canada) during normal business hours Pacific Time, excluding weekends or LOUD
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