SWA1501
ACTIVE SUBWOOFER
SYSTEM USer’s manual
ACTIVE
LIMIT
SIGNAL
THERMAL
PARALLEL
THRU
(FULL RANGE OUTPUT)
SUBWOOFER
CONTROL
FULL RANGE
INPUT
POWER
HIGH PASS
(MID/HIGH FREQ)
OUTPUT
NORMAL
120Hz
L
L
SUBWOOFER
LEVEL
IN
R
NORMAL
OUT
R
REV 180
PHASE
POWER
ON
SWA1501
ACTIVE SUBWOOFER
115V-AC FUSE AC125V-T6.3A
DESIGNED BY MACKOIDS IN WOODINVILLE, WA, USA AND MACKIE EUROPE
COPYRIGHT ©2000 • THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED
TRADEMARKS OF LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC.: "MACKIE", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • PATENT PENDING
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operation instructions should be read
before this Mackie product is operated.
13. Servicing — The user should not attempt to service this Mackie product beyond
those means described in this operating manual. All other servicing should be referred to
the Mackie Service Department.
2. Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions should be kept for
future reference.
14. To prevent electric shock, do not use this polarized plug with an extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on this Mackie product and in these operating
instructions should be followed.
Pour prévenir les chocs électriques ne pas utiliser cette fiche polariseé avec un prolongateur, un prise de courant ou une autre sortie de courant, sauf si les lames peuvent être
insérées à fond sans laisser aucune pariie à découvert.
4. Follow Instructions — All operating and other instructions should be followed.
5. Water and Moisture — This Mackie product should not be used near water – for
example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement,
near a swimming pool, swamp or salivating St. Bernard dog, etc.
6. Cleaning — Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Ventilation — This Mackie product should be situated so that its location or
position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the Component should not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block
any ventilation openings, or placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or
cabinet that may impede the flow of air through ventilation openings.
8. Heat — This Mackie product should be situated away from heat sources such as
radiators, or other devices which produce heat.
WARNING: The heat sink may reach high temperatures during standard use. To
ensure proper operation, allow a minimum of six inches of clearance from the heat
sink surface and adequate ventilation.
9. Power Sources — This Mackie product should be connected to a power supply
only of the type described in these operation instructions or as marked on this Mackie
product.
10. Power Cord Protection — Power supply cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked upon or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit this Mackie product.
11. Object and Liquid Entry — Care should be taken so that objects do not fall on,
and liquids are not spilled into, this Mackie product.
12. Damage Requiring Service — This Mackie product should be serviced only by
qualified service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has spilled into this Mackie product; or
C. This Mackie product has been exposed to rain; or
15. Grounding or Polarization — Precautions should be taken so that the grounding or
polarization means of this Mackie product is not defeated.
16. Power Precaution — Unplug this Mackie product during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time. Note that this Mackie product is not completely disconnected from the AC mains service when the power switch is in the OFF position.
17. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A 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.
18. 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 règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par les ministere des
communications du Canada.
D. This Mackie product does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
E. This Mackie product has been dropped, or its chassis damaged.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT OPEN
WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose this appliance to
rain or moisture.
WARNING — The cabinet has no rigging
points and is not suitable for flying. Never attempt to suspend the cabinet by its handles.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL
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.
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.
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
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(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.
Lend Me Your Ears
Exposure to extremely high
noise levels may cause permanent hearing loss. Individuals
vary c­ onsiderably 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 this 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 these levels use hearing protectors while this unit
is in operation. Ear plugs or protectors in the ear canals or over the ears must be worn when operating this
amplification system in o­ rder to prevent a permanent
hearing loss if exposure is in excess of the limits set
forth ­here.
Duration, per Sound Level
day in hours dBA, Slow
Response
8
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
0.5
0.25 or less
90
92
95
97
100
102
105
110
115
CONTENTS
Lend Me Your Ears............................................................3
INTRODUCTION................................................................3
REAR PANEL DESCRIPTION............................................4
HOOKUP DIAGRAMS.......................................................5
CONNECTIONS.................................................................6
PLACEMENT......................................................................6
AC POWER .......................................................................7
THERMAL CONSIDERATIONS.........................................7
SERVICE INFORMATION..................................................7
Troubleshooting.........................................................7
Repair.........................................................................9
SWA1501 SPECIFICATIONS..........................................10
Frequency Response...............................................10
Dimensions..............................................................10
SWA1501 LIMITED WARRANTY....................................11
Typical Example
Duo in small club
Subway Train
Very loud classical music
The SWA1501
can produce a maximum
SPL of 128 dB @ 1m
Fooyoung screaming at desTROYer about deadlines
Loudest parts at a rock concert
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing Mackie’s active sound reinforcement speaker systems.
The SWA1501 is a high output active subwoofer
system. It features a high-precision 15˝ transducer
combined with application-specific amplifier technology. The system is composed of a single, compact
subwoofer cabinet with built-in control and amplifier
electronics.
Connecting and setting up the SWA1501 is a
breeze. It accepts a stereo or mono line-level signal
via female XLR input jacks. Male XLR Thru jacks are
provided for daisy-chaining the signal to additional
SWA1501 cabinets. The built-in crossover separates
the low frequencies from the high frequencies, and
routes the high frequencies to the male XLR high-pass
output jacks. Connect these to the inputs of full-range
active speakers such as the Mackie SRM450s, or to
an amplifier powering a pair of passive speakers such
as a combination of the Mackie M•1400i and C300s.
A Phase switch gives you the option of reversing the
polarity of the signal to the subwoofer by 180º. A Subwoofer Level control allows you to adjust the balance
between the subwoofer and the full-range speakers.
The built-in amplifier produces 500 watts of continuous power. The amplifier module sits on a heatsink
that eliminates the need for fans, dramatically extending life expectancy, and eliminating maintenance
cycles. A tremendous benefit of having the amplifier
located within the subwoofer cabinet is that the
SWA1501 functions as a system, optimizing acoustic,
electronic, and mechanical designs to achieve the
highest level of performance and value.
The cabinet is constructed with 15mm thick
multi-layered birch plywood. Carrying handles are integrated into each side for easy loading and transport.
Don’t forget to visit our website at www.mackie.com
for more information about this and other Mackie products.
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Part No. SW0618 Rev. C 03/12
©2004-2012 LOUD Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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REAR PANEL DESCRIPTION
POWER Switch
POWER Indicator
Use this switch to turn the SWA1501 on and
off. Make sure the signal source’s level control is
turned down before you turn it on.
AC Receptacle
This is where you connect the AC linecord to
provide AC power to the SWA1501’s built-in power
amplifiers. Plug the linecord into an AC socket
properly configured for your particular model.
LIMIT Indicator
The SWA1501 has a built-in limiter that prevents the amplifier outputs from overdriving the
transducers. The LIMIT indicator lights when the
limiter is activated. It’s okay for the LIMIT indicator to blink occasionally, but if it blinks frequently
or lights continuously, turn down the level control
until the LIMIT indicator only blinks occasionally.
When the POWER switch is turned on and
the linecord is connected to an active AC power
supply, this indicator lights green to let you know
that you’re ready to rock and roll. The cool blue
LED on the front of the cabinet works in the
same way.
FULL RANGE INPUT
These are female XLR-type connectors that
accept a balanced line-level signal from a mixing
console or other signal source.
THRU (FULL RANGE OUTPUT)
These are male XLR-type connectors that produce exactly the same signal that is connected
to the FULL RANGE INPUT jack. Use it to daisychain several SWA1501s together off the same
signal source.
SIGNAL Present Indicator
HIGH PASS (MID/HIGH FREQ) OUTPUT
This LED illuminates whenever there is a
signal present at the FULL RANGE INPUT connector on the rear panel.
THERMAL Indicator
The SWA1501 has a thermal protection circuit
that monitors the internal temperature of the
amplifiers and heatsink. If the internal temperature should exceed a safe operating level, this
indicator lights and the signal is muted to allow
the amplifier to cool. When the temperature cools
to a safe level once again, the thermal protection
circuit deactivates and normal operation continues.
Note: Activation of the thermal protection
circuit is an indication that you should take steps
to avoid continued thermal problems. See “Thermal Considerations” on page 7.
These are male XLR-type connectors that produce the frequencies above 120Hz. Connect these
to a pair of full-range active speakers or to an amplifer/passive speaker combination. The SWA1501
reproduces the frequencies below 120Hz.
SUBWOOFER LEVEL Control
This adjusts the subwoofer level. The center
detent position provides 15 dB of headroom with
a nominal +4 dBu input signal. Use this as a
starting point for setting the balance between the
subwoofer and the main speakers.
PHASE
This switch reverses the polarity of the system.
Depending on the placement of the SWA1501
subwoofer relative to the full-range speakers, you
may get a better low-frequency response in the
room if you reverse the polarity of the subwoofer’s
signal. Experiment with this switch to determine
which position sounds best.
LIMIT
SIGNAL
THERMAL
PARALLEL
THRU
(FULL RANGE OUTPUT)
SUBWOOFER
CONTROL
FULL RANGE
INPUT
NORMAL
POWER
HIGH PASS
(MID/HIGH FREQ)
OUTPUT
120Hz
L
POWER
ON
IN
SWA1501
L
SUBWOOFER
LEVEL
R
NORMAL
ACTIVE SUBWOOFER
115V-AC FUSE AC125V-T6.3A
DESIGNED BY MACKOIDS IN WOODINVILLE, WA, USA AND MACKIE EUROPE
COPYRIGHT ©2000 • THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED
TRADEMARKS OF LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC.: "MACKIE", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • PATENT PENDING
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REV 180
PHASE
OUT
R
HOOKUP DIAGRAMS
SRM450
Plays the Mid and
High Frequencies
Pole
Mount
Line-Level
Mid/High
Out Left
SRM450
Plays the Mid and
High Frequencies
Power
Cord
Pole
Mount
Line-Level
Mid/High
Out Right
ACTIVE
C300
Plays the Mid and
High Frequencies
Power
Cord
C300
Plays the Mid and
High Frequencies
Stereo
Power
Amplifier
Pole
Mount
ACTIVE
Pole
Mount
ACTIVE
ACTIVE
Line-Level
Hi-Pass Out
Full
Range
Right
Full
Range
Left
Full
Range
Full
Range
1202-VLZPRO
1202-VLZPRO
SWA1501
Plays the Low
Frequencies
SWA1501
Plays the Low
Frequencies
Power
Cords
Power
Cords
2 SWA1501s with 2 SRM450s
Full
Range
SWA1501
Plays the Low
Frequencies
Power
Cord
C300
Plays the Mid and
High Frequencies
C300
Plays the Mid and
High Frequencies
Full
Range
Full
Range
Full
Range
1202-VLZPRO
1202-VLZPRO
Line-Level
Hi-Pass
Out L
Power
Cord
ACTIVE
Power
Cord
2 SWA1501s with STEREO AMPLIFIER AND 2 C300S
SRM450
Plays the Mid and
High Frequencies
SRM450
Plays the Mid and
High Frequencies
SWA1501
Plays the Low
Frequencies
Line-Level
Hi-Pass
Out R
Power
Cord
SWA1501
Plays the Low
Frequencies
ACTIVE
Power
Cord
Power
Cord
SWA1501
Plays the Low
Frequencies
1 SWA1501 with 2 SRM450s
Line-Level
Hi-Pass Out
Stereo Power
Amplifier
Power
Cord
1 SWA1501 with STEREO AMPLIFIER AND 2 C300S
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CONNECTIONS
The SWA1501 has two female XLR inputs that
accept a balanced line-level signal. When connecting a balanced signal, be sure it’s wired per AES
(Audio Engineering Society) standards:
XLR
Hot (+)
Cold (–)
Shield (Ground)
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 1
Simply plug the signal source (i.e., mixer output)
into the first speaker’s FULL RANGE INPUT
jacks, and patch that speaker’s THRU jacks to
the next speaker’s INPUT jacks, and so on, daisychaining multiple speakers.
The THRU jack is wired straight from the
FULL RANGE INPUT connector — there is no
electronic circuitry between — so the signal
coming out of the THRU jack is exactly the same
as the signal going in.
The HIGH PASS OUTPUT jacks provide a
line-level signal of the frequencies above 120Hz
that you connect to a pair of active speakers (or
to a stereo amplifier powering a pair of passive
speakers). See the diagrams on the rear panel of
the SWA1501 for additional connection information.
PLACEMENT
Balanced XLR Connectors
If connecting an unbalanced signal to the
SWA1501 balanced input, be sure that the signal
high (hot) connection is wired to Pin 2 and the
unbalanced ground connection is wired to the
low and the ground connections of the balanced
input (Pins 3 and 1). If there are ground-loop
problems, try connecting the unbalanced ground
connection only to the input low connection (Pin
3), and leaving the input ground connection disconnected.
There are also four male XLR connectors labeled THRU (FULL RANGE OUTPUT) and HIGH
PASS (MID/HIGH FREQ) OUTPUT. These are
also wired according to the AES standard.
The THRU output connectors allow you to
connect more than one SWA1501 to your system.
Unbalanced Male XLR Connector
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The SWA1501 subwoofer is designed to sit on
the floor or on sturdy stands.
A socket is provided on the top of the SWA1501
for mounting the Mackie SRM450 active speaker.
Use the optional Mackie speaker mounting pole
to mount the SRM450 on the SWA1501 (see
Hookup Diagram on page 5).
As with any powered components, protect the SWA1501s
from exposure to moisture.
If you are setting them up
outdoors, make sure they are
under cover if you expect
rain.
WARNING: The cabinet has
no rigging points and is not
suitable for rigging. NEVER
attempt to suspend the
SWA1501 by its handles.
AC POWER
Be sure the SWA1501 is plugged into an outlet
that is able to supply the correct voltage specified
for your model. If the voltage should drop below
97% of the specified line voltage, the built-in
amplifiers will no longer be able to supply rated
power. (They will continue to operate down to
80% of the rated line voltage, but won’t reach full
power, resulting in lower headroom.)
Be sure the electrical service can supply
enough amperage for all the components connected to it.
We recommend that a stiff (robust) supply of
AC power be used because the amplifiers place
high current demands on the AC line. The more
power that is available on the line, the louder
the speakers 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 amplifiers.
Never remove the ground
pin on the power cord of
the SWA1501 or any other
component. This is very dangerous.
THERMAL
CONSIDERATIONS
The SWA1501 has a powerful 500 watt amplifier built-in. As amplifiers produce heat, it
is important to dissipate the heat as quickly as
possible. This results in increased reliability and
longevity for the amplifier.
The amplifier module is mounted on a large
heatsink, which is cooled by convection where
cool air is drawn through it’s fins, carrying the
heat away. In order for this convection cooling
to work efficiently, it is important to provide adequate airspace behind the loudspeaker. When
you position the SWA1501, we recommend leaving
at least six inches of air space behind it.
In the unlikely event of the amplifier overheating, a built-in thermal switch will activate,
which mutes the signal. When the amplifier has
cooled down to a safe operating temperature, the
thermal switch resets itself, and the SWA1501
resumes normal operation.
If the thermal switch activates frequently, try
turning down the level control a notch or two on
the mixing console (or other signal source) or
on the subwoofer itself to avoid overheating the
amplifiers.
If the temperature in the room is too high,
it could cause the amplifier to overheat. In this
case, you should try aiming a fan at the rear panel
to move more air across the heatsink panel.
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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, documentation, and user forums. 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 POWER LED on the rear panel glowing
green? If not, make sure the AC outlet is live.
If so, refer to “No sound” next.
• The internal AC line fuse may be blown. This
is not a user serviceable part. If you suspect
the AC line fuse is blown, please see the
“Repair” section on page 9.
No sound
• Is the input LEVEL control for the input
source or the subwoofer turned all the way
down? 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 the mixing console is
turned up sufficiently to drive the inputs of the
speaker.
• Make sure the mixer does not have a Mute
on or a Processor loop engaged. If you find
something like this, make sure the volume/
gain is turned down before disengaging the
offending switch.
• Is the thermal protection circuit activated?
Make sure there is at least six inches of free
space behind the SWA1501.
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Poor bass performance
• Check the polarity of the connections
between the mixer and the loudspeakers.
You may have your positive and negative
connections reversed at one end of one cable,
causing one loudspeaker to be out-of-phase.
• Try switching the PHASE switch on the rear
panel. This affects the polarity between the
full-range speakers and the SWA1501 and
may improve the low-frequency response.
Poor sound
• Is it loud and distorted? Make sure that you’re
not overdriving a stage in the signal chain.
Verify that all level controls 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 loudspeakers are good and sound.
• 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 SCRbased device on the same AC circuit as the
SWA1501? Use an AC line filter or plug the
SWA1501 into a different AC circuit.
Hum
• Try disconnecting the cable connected to the
INPUT jack. If the noise disappears, it could
be a “ground loop,” rather than a problem
with the SWA1501. 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.
Repair
For warranty repair or replacement, refer to
the warranty information on page 11.
Non-warranty repair 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 1-800898-3211, Monday-Friday, 7 am to 5 pm 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?
You can reach a technical support representative
Monday through Friday
from 7 AM to 5 PM PST at:
1-800-898-3211
After hours, visit www.mackie.com and click Support,
or email us at: techmail@mackie.com
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SWA1501 SPECIFICATIONS
System Specifications
Frequency Range (–10 dB):
36 Hz–120 Hz
Frequency Response (–3 dB):
47 Hz–120 Hz
Maximum SPL @ 1m: 125 dB
Peak Output @ 1m:
128 dB
Crossover Frequency: 120 Hz (12 dB/octave)
Input Type:
Balanced differential
Input Impedance:
50k ohms
Input Protection:
Level protected
Thermal Protection: Input stage muting,
auto-reset
Low-Frequency Transducer
Diameter:
Voice Coil Diameter:
15˝ (380 mm)
3˝ (75 mm)
Power Amplifier
Low-Frequency Power Amplifier
Rated Power*:
Rated THD:
Cooling:
500 watts rms
< 0.03%
Passive
Line Input Power
US:
120 VAC, 60Hz
Recommended Amperage Service: 8 A
Europe:
230 VAC, 50Hz
Recommended Amperage Service: 4 A
WARNING: The cabinet has no rigging points and is not
suitable for rigging. NEVER attempt to suspend the SWA1501
by its handles.
* Rated power into loudspeaker’s rated impedance.
Disclaimer
Since we are always striving to make our p­ roducts
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.
©2004-2012 LOUD Technologies Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Dimensions
5.0"
(127 mm)
Physical Properties
Height:
Width: Depth: Weight:
23.7" (603 mm)
17.2" (436 mm)
23.5" (597 mm)
Transducer Specifications
Enclosure: 15 mm thick multi-layered baltic birch wood
Enclosure Geometry:
Rectangular
Mounting Methods:
Floor mount only
23.5˝ (597 mm)
17.2˝ (436 mm)
23.7˝ (603 mm)
88 lbs. (40 kg)
10.0"
(254 mm)
7.0"
(178 mm)
FRONT
6.0"
(152
mm)
SIDE
7.0"
(178
mm)
23.7" (603 mm)
17.2" (436 mm)
TOP
Frequency Response
SPL, 100 dB @ 100Hz (ref.)
110
10
100
Fundamental
90
Second
80
Third
70
60
50
40
20
100
1000
Frequency (Hz)
10000
20000
SWA1501 Limited Warranty
Please keep your sales receipt in a safe place.
A. LOUD Technologies Inc. warrants all materials, workmanship and proper operation of this product for a period of three
years from the original date of purchase. You may purchase
an additional 24-month Extended Warranty (for a total of 60
months of coverage). Visit our website and follow the “Product
Registration” links for details (www.mackie.com). If any defects
are found in the materials or workmanship or if the product
fails to function properly during the applicable warranty period,
LOUD Technologies, at its option, will repair or replace the
product. This warranty applies only to equipment sold and delivered within the U.S. and Canada by LOUD Technologies Inc. or its authorized dealers.
B. For faster processing (not to mention a free gift), register
online or mail in the product registration card.
C. Unauthorized service, repairs, or modification of Mackie
products will void this warranty. To obtain repairs or replacement under warranty, you must have a copy of your sales
receipt from the authorized Mackie dealer where you purchased the product. It is necessary to establish purchase date
and determine whether your Mackie product is within the
warranty period.
D. To obtain warranty repair or replacement:
1. Call Mackie Technical Support at 800/898-3211, 7 AM
to 5 PM Monday through Friday (Pacific Time) to get authorization for repair or replacement. Alternately, go to the
Mackie website, click “Support” (www.mackie.com/support), and follow the instructions for reporting a warranty
issue and submitting a request for an advance replacement.
2. Advance Replacement: Mackie will ship a replacement
unit to you along with an invoice for the suggested retail
price of the replacement unit. You must return the defective unit immediately to cancel the invoice. If you do not
return the defective unit within 30 days, you must pay the
full amount stated in the invoice to satisfy your debt.
3. Repair: When you call Mackie Technical Support, explain the problem and obtain a Service Request Number.
Have your Mackie product’s serial number ready. You
must have a Service Request Number before
you can obtain factory-authorized service.
• Pack the product in its original shipping carton. Also
include a note explaining exactly how to duplicate the
problem, a copy of the sales receipt with price and date
showing, your daytime phone number and return street
address (no P.O. boxes or route numbers, please!), and
the Service Request Number. If we cannot duplicate the
problem or establish the starting date of your Limited
Warranty, we may, at our option, charge for service time
and parts.
• Ship the product in its original shipping carton, freight
prepaid to the authorized service center. Write the Service Request Number in BIG PRINT on top of the box.
The address of your closest authorized service center
will be given to you by Technical Support, or it may be
obtained from our website. Once it’s repaired, the authorized service center will ship it back by ground shipping,
pre-paid (if it qualified as a warranty repair).
Note: Under the terms of the warranty, you must ship or
drop-off the unit to an authorized service center. The return ground shipment is covered for those units deemed
by us to be under warranty.
Note: You must have a sales receipt from an authorized
Mackie dealer for your unit to be considered for warranty
repair.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that the Service Request
Number is plainly written on the shipping carton. No receipt, no warranty service.
E. LOUD Technologies reserves the right to inspect any
products that may be the subject of any warranty claims before
repair or replacement is carried out. LOUD Technologies may,
at our option, require proof of the original date of purchase in
the form of a dated copy of the original dealer’s invoice or sales
receipt. Final determination of warranty coverage lies solely
with LOUD Technologies.
F. Any products returned to one of the LOUD Technologies
factory-authorized service centers, and deemed eligible for
repair or replacement under the terms of this warranty will be
repaired or replaced. LOUD Technologies and its authorized
service centers may use refurbished parts for repair or replacement of any product. Products returned to LOUD Technologies
that do not meet the terms of this Warranty will not be repaired
unless payment is received for labor, materials, return freight,
and insurance. Products repaired under warranty will be
returned freight prepaid by LOUD Technologies to any location
within the boundaries of the USA or Canada.
G. LOUD Technologies warrants all repairs performed for 90
days or for the remainder of the warranty period. This warranty
does not extend to damage resulting from improper installation, misuse, neglect or abuse, or to exterior appearance. This
warranty is recognized only if the inspection seals and serial
number on the unit have not been defaced or removed.
H. LOUD Technologies assumes no responsibility for the timeliness of repairs performed by an authorized service center.
I. This warranty is extended to the original purchaser. This
warranty may be transferred to anyone who may subsequently
purchase this product within the applicable warranty period for
a nominal fee. A copy of the original sales receipt is required to
obtain warranty repairs or replacement.
J. This is your sole warranty. LOUD Technologies does not
authorize any third party, including any dealer or sales
representative, to assume any liability on behalf of LOUD Technologies or to make any warranty for LOUD Technologies Inc.
K. THE WARRANTY GIVEN ON THIS PAGE IS THE SOLE
WARRANTY GIVEN BY LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND
IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND
IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE
WARRANTY GIVEN ON THIS PAGE SHALL BE STRICTLY
LIMITED IN DURATION TO THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE
OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE FROM AN AUTHORIZED MACKIE
DEALER. UPON EXPIRATION OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD, LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC. SHALL HAVE NO
FURTHER WARRANTY OBLIGATION OF ANY KIND. LOUD
TECHNOLOGIES INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANY DEFECT IN THE MACKIE
PRODUCT OR ANY WARRANTY CLAIM. Some states do not
allow exclusion or limitation of incidental, special, or consequential damages or a limitation on how long warranties last,
so some of the above limitations and exclusions may not apply
to you. This warranty provides specific legal rights and you may
have other rights which vary from state to state.
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Fax: 425.487.4337 • www.mackie.com
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