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FUSSION 1800SA & 1800S
ACTIVE SOUND
REINFORCEMENT
SUBWOOFER SYSTEM
USER’S MANUAL
CAUTION
AVIS
7. Heat — This Mackie product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, or other devices which produce heat.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
WARNING: The heatsink may reach high temperatures during
standard use. To ensure proper operation, allow a minimum of 6
inches of clearance from the heatsink surface and adequate
ventilation.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL
8. 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.
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.
9. 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.
10. Object and Liquid Entry — Care should be taken so that
objects do not fall into and liquids are not spilled into this Mackie
product.
11. 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
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
C. This Mackie product has been exposed to rain; or
1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operation instructions
should be read before this Mackie product is operated.
D. This Mackie product does not appear to operate
normally or exhibits a marked change in performance;
or
2. Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions
should be kept for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on this Mackie product and in
these operating instructions should be followed.
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. 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.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
Carts and stands - The
Component should be used
only with a cart or stand
that is recommended by
the manufacturer.
A Component and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause
the Component and cart
combination to overturn.
E. This Mackie product has been dropped, or its chassis
damaged.
12. 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.
13. 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.
Pour préevenir 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.
14. Grounding or Polarization — Precautions should be taken so
that the grounding or polarization means of this Mackie product is
not defeated.
15. 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.
WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose this appliance to
rain or moisture.
Lend Me Your Ears
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 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 order to prevent
a permanent hearing loss if exposure is in
excess of the limits set forth here.
Duration Per Day Sound Level dBA,
In Hours
Slow Response
8
90
6
92
4
95
3
97
2
100
1.5
102
1
105
0.5
110
0.25 or less
115
Typical
Example
Duo in small club
Subway Train
The Fussion
1800SA and 1800S
can produce a
Patrice screaming at Ron about deadlines
peak SPL of
139 dB @ 1m
Loudest parts at a rock concert
Very loud classical music
CONTENTS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .......................................... 2
INTRODUCTION ....................................................... 4
REAR PANEL DESCRIPTION .................................... 5
AC Receptacle ............................................ 5
FUSE ........................................................... 5
POWER Switch ............................................ 5
POWER Indicator ......................................... 5
MAIN INPUT ............................................... 5
LOOP OUT .................................................. 5
POWER OUT ............................................... 5
CONNECTIONS ........................................................ 6
PLACEMENT ............................................................ 7
RIGGING .................................................................. 8
AC POWER .............................................................. 8
SERVICE INFORMATION .......................................... 9
Warranty Service ............................................... 9
Troubleshooting ................................................. 9
Repair ............................................................. 10
CARE AND MAINTENANCE .................................... 10
FUSSION 1800SA/1800S SPECIFICATIONS .......... 11
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©2000 Mackie Designs Inc. All Rights Reserved. Printed in Italy.
Rev. B
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing Mackie Designs’
active sound reinforcement speaker systems.
The FUSSION 1800SA and 1800S is an
extreme output active subwoofer system.
Designed to live on the road, this subwoofer
system is a double 18˝ design broken down
into two individual enclosures that make
load-in and load-out quick and easy. It incorporates a 2500 watt high-efficiency
amplifier system and two front-loaded,
high-precision 18˝ woofers mounted within
each cabinet. Connection and setup is a
breeze. Just connect the SUB OUT linelevel signal from a Fussion Series full-range
active speaker, plug in the power cord, and
you’re ready to go.
The FUSSION 1800SA accepts a linelevel signal via a female XLR input jack. All
Fussion Series full-range active speaker systems include a SUB OUT signal via a male
XLR that connects to the subwoofer system
quickly and easily. The FUSSION 1800SA
is specifically designed to work with the
FUSSION 1800S. Power for the passive
1800S is provided by the 1800SA via a
Neutrik™ female Speakon connector located on the rear panel.
Because the amplifier is located just
inches away from the driver within its own
protected enclosure, the amplifier enjoys
several benefits. It sees a non-reactive load
with a constant impedance, which substantially improves performance. It also sits on a
mammoth 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
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cabinet is that the FUSSION 1800SA functions as a system, optimizing acoustic,
electronic, and mechanical designs to achieve
the highest level of performance and value.
Size was a paramount design objective
during the development of the FUSSION
1800SA and 1800S. Double 18˝ subwoofer
bins are typically very heavy, bulky, and difficult to handle. We spent over a year
speaking with regional touring companies
and gaining valuable insight from their experiences and suggestions. The result is an
extremely compact system that is easy to
transport and set up.
High-Efficiency, High-Current Design
The FUSSION 1800SA is the first
subwoofer system to incorporate a passively
cooled, high-efficiency, high-current design
into an enclosure. The physical design is
based on an amp-module philosophy that
facilitates easy field service and repair. Reproduction of transients was the key goal
when designing the amplifier, and to accomplish this we used an exorbitant
quantity of high-voltage capacitors in the
power supply to store the necessary energy.
The result is a compact system that delivers
concert-level, high-quality performance
without the need of external amplification
and processing.
The FUSSION 3000 can run on 115VAC
or 230VAC and features soft-start circuitry
that eliminates “pops” and precisely controls in-rush surges. The cabinet is
constructed of 13-ply, 18mm thick baltic
birch wood and is coated with high impact,
black textured paint.
REAR PANEL DESCRIPTION
AC Receptacle
POWER Switch
This is where you connect the AC linecord to provide AC power to the FUSSION
1800SA’s built-in power amplifiers. Plug
the linecord into an AC socket properly
configured for your particular model.
The FUSSION 1800SA is shipped with a
connector that mates with the AC receptacle on the rear panel. Use heavy gauge
wire for the linecord to avoid power losses
across the wire. (See page 8 for more info.)
The bar A on the rear panel is there to
secure the linecord and prevent it from accidentally getting pulled loose from the AC
receptacle. Wrap the linecord through the
bar and tie it in a knot to secure it.
Note: You can change the AC voltage
configuration from 115V to 230V (or vice
versa) internally by reconfiguring the transformer primary wiring on the power supply
board. Contact Mackie Technical Support
for instructions (1-800-258-6883).
FUSE
Always replace the fuse with the type indicated on the rear panel. Never replace the
fuse with one of a higher value than indicated on the rear panel.
WARNING: Make sure
you use the correct fuse
relative to the AC operating voltage.
115VAC=16A Slow-Blow
230VAC=10A Slow-Blow
When the POWER switch is turned on,
and the linecord is connected to an active
AC Mains supply, this indicator lights green
to let you know that you’re ready to rock
and roll.
MAIN INPUT
This is a female XLR-type connector that
accepts a balanced line-level SUB OUT signal
from a Fussion Series full-range active
speaker system.
LOOP OUT
This is a male XLR-type connector that
produces exactly the same signal that is
connected to the MAIN INPUT jack. Use it to
daisy-chain several FUSSION 1800SAs together off the same signal source.
POWER OUT
This is a female Neutrik™ Speakon connector that produces a speaker-level signal
between the frequencies of 35Hz to 85Hz.
Connect this to the FUSSION 1800S passive subwoofer. The signal at this connector
comes from a 2000W amplifier identical to
the one powering the FUSSION 1800SA.
THIS SURFACE MAY REACH HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING
STANDARD USE. TO ENSURE PROPER OPERATION ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 6 INS.
OF CLEARANCE FROM THIS SURFACE AND ADEQUATE VENTILATION. TO REDUCE
THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE THIS PANEL OR ANY ATTACHED
COMPONENT. NO OPERATOR SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
POWER
POWER Indicator
WARNING:
CAUTION
NEMA LS-20 20A-115VAC
Switch up to turn the FUSSION 1800SA
on, and switch down to turn it off. Make
sure the signal source’s level control is
turned down before you turn it on.
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR
REPLACE WITH THE SAME TYPE FUSE AND RATING.
DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD BEFORE CHANGING FUSE
SERIAL NUMBER
POWER OUT
35-85Hz
POWER
MAIN INPUT
UTILISE UN FUSIBLE DE RECHANGE DE MÊME TYPE.
DEBRANCHER AVANT DE REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE
10A - 230 VAC
MANUFACTURING DATE
ON
PARALLEL
LOOP OUT
OFF
FUSSION 1800SA
FUSE
16A / SB
115VAC Version
FUSE
A
CONCEIVED, DESIGNED, AND MANUFACTURED BY MACKIE DESIGNS INC, WOODINVILLE, WA, USA
AND MACKIE EUROPE • MANUFACTURED IN ITALY • COPYRIGHT ©1998 •
THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF MACKIE DESIGNS INC.:
"MACKIE", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • PATENT PENDING
MIN. 8
FS
FUSE
10A / SB
™
230VAC Version
5
FUSE
CONNECTIONS
The FUSSION 1800SA has a female
XLR input that accepts a balanced line-level
signal. When connecting a balanced signal,
be sure it’s wired per AES (Audio Engineering Society) standards:
XLR
Hot (+)
Pin 2
Cold (–)
Pin 3
Shield (Ground)
Pin 1
There is also a male XLR connector labeled LOOP OUT. This is also wired
according to the above AES standard.
The LOOP OUT connector allows you to
connect more than one FUSSION 1800SA
to the SUB OUT connector from your
FUSSION full-range active speaker system.
Simply plug the SUB OUT into the first
MAIN INPUT jack, and patch that speaker’s
LOOP OUT jack to the next MAIN INPUT
jack, and so on, daisy-chaining multiple
speakers.
The LOOP OUT jack is wired straight
from the MAIN IN connector — there is no
electronic circuitry between — so the signal
coming out of the LOOP OUT jack is exactly
the same as the signal going in.
The POWER OUT connector delivers a
speaker-level signal to the FUSSION 1800S
cabinet. Use 4-pin Neutrik™ Speakon connectors on heavy-gauge speaker wire. The
connector is wired as follows:
Neutrik
Hot (+)
Pins 3 and 4
Cold (–)
Pins 1 and 2
POWER OUT
35-85Hz
Balanced XLR Connectors
4
1
+
–
3
2
MIN. 8
FUSSION 3000
WARNING: THIS SURFACE MAY REACH HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING
CAUTION
FUSE
16A / SB
STANDARD USE. TO ENSURE PROPER OPERATION ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 6 INS.
OF CLEARANCE FROM THIS SURFACE AND ADEQUATE VENTILATION. TO REDUCE
THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE THIS PANEL OR ANY ATTACHED
COMPONENT. NO OPERATOR SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ON
LOOP OUT
UTILISE UN FUSIBLE DE RECHANGE DE MÊME TYPE.
DEBRANCHER AVANT DE REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE
STANDARD USE. TO ENSURE PROPER OPERATION ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 6 INS.
OF CLEARANCE FROM THIS SURFACE AND ADEQUATE VENTILATION. TO REDUCE
THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE THIS PANEL OR ANY ATTACHED
COMPONENT. NO OPERATOR SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ON
FUSE
16A / SB
PARALLEL
LOOP OUT
SERIAL NUMBER
UTILISE UN FUSIBLE DE RECHANGE DE MÊME TYPE.
DEBRANCHER AVANT DE REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE
MANUFACTURING DATE
FULL RANGE
55Hz - 20kHz
NEMA LS-20 20A-115VAC
POWER (GREEN)
PROTECT (RED)
CONCEIVED, DESIGNED, AND MANUFACTURED BY MACKIE DESIGNS INC, WOODINVILLE, WA, USA
AND MACKIE EUROPE • MANUFACTURED IN ITALY • COPYRIGHT ©1998 •
THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF MACKIE DESIGNS INC.:
"MACKIE", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • PATENT PENDING
FILL OUT
85Hz - 20kHz
FULL RANGE
55Hz - 20kHz
NEMA LS-20 20A-115VAC
PIN 1- GND / PIN 2- POS (+) /
PIN 3- NEG (-)
OUTPUT
LEVEL
CONCEIVED, DESIGNED, AND MANUFACTURED BY MACKIE DESIGNS INC, WOODINVILLE, WA, USA
AND MACKIE EUROPE • MANUFACTURED IN ITALY • COPYRIGHT ©1998 •
THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF MACKIE DESIGNS INC.:
"MACKIE", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • PATENT PENDING
SUB-OUT
20Hz - 85Hz
POWER (GREEN)
PROTECT (RED)
FILL OUT
85Hz - 20kHz
FUSSION 3000
FS
™
™
FS
10
0
0
PHASE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
POWER
0˚
SERIAL NUMBER
CAUTION
NEMA LS-20 20A-115VAC
POWER OUT
35-85Hz
MAIN INPUT
SERIAL NUMBER
POWER OUT
35-85Hz
MAIN INPUT
UTILISE UN FUSIBLE DE RECHANGE DE MÊME TYPE.
DEBRANCHER AVANT DE REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE
MANUFACTURING DATE
OFF
FUSSION 1800SA
CONCEIVED, DESIGNED, AND MANUFACTURED BY MACKIE DESIGNS INC, WOODINVILLE, WA, USA
AND MACKIE EUROPE • MANUFACTURED IN ITALY • COPYRIGHT ©1998 •
THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF MACKIE DESIGNS INC.:
"MACKIE", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • PATENT PENDING
FUSSION 1800SA
MIN. 8
FS
FUSE
16A / SB
™
FUSSION 1800S
FUSE
CONCEIVED, DESIGNED, AND MANUFACTURED BY MACKIE DESIGNS INC, WOODINVILLE, WA, USA
AND MACKIE EUROPE • MANUFACTURED IN ITALY • COPYRIGHT ©1998 •
THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF MACKIE DESIGNS INC.:
"MACKIE", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • PATENT PENDING
FUSSION 1800S
MIXER
MIN. 8
FS
™
PARALLEL
PARALLEL
LOOP OUT
OFF
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WARNING:
THIS SURFACE MAY REACH HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING
STANDARD USE. TO ENSURE PROPER OPERATION ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 6 INS.
OF CLEARANCE FROM THIS SURFACE AND ADEQUATE VENTILATION. TO REDUCE
THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE THIS PANEL OR ANY ATTACHED
COMPONENT. NO OPERATOR SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR
REPLACE WITH THE SAME TYPE FUSE AND RATING.
DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD BEFORE CHANGING FUSE
ON
LOOP OUT
FUSE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
POWER
UTILISE UN FUSIBLE DE RECHANGE DE MÊME TYPE.
DEBRANCHER AVANT DE REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE
MANUFACTURING DATE
ON
FUSE
16A / SB
180˚
FUSSION 1800SA
WARNING:
THIS SURFACE MAY REACH HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING
STANDARD USE. TO ENSURE PROPER OPERATION ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 6 INS.
OF CLEARANCE FROM THIS SURFACE AND ADEQUATE VENTILATION. TO REDUCE
THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE THIS PANEL OR ANY ATTACHED
COMPONENT. NO OPERATOR SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR
REPLACE WITH THE SAME TYPE FUSE AND RATING.
DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD BEFORE CHANGING FUSE
SUB-OUT
20Hz - 85Hz
10
PHASE
180˚
FUSSION 1800SA
CAUTION
PIN 1- GND / PIN 2- POS (+) /
PIN 3- NEG (-)
OUTPUT
LEVEL
FUSSION 3000
0˚
NEMA LS-20 20A-115VAC
MAIN INPUT
HIGH PASS
85Hz - 20kHz
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR
REPLACE WITH THE SAME TYPE FUSE AND RATING.
DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD BEFORE CHANGING FUSE
FUSE
MANUFACTURING DATE
SERIAL NUMBER
WARNING: THIS SURFACE MAY REACH HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING
CAUTION
MAIN INPUT
HIGH PASS
85Hz - 20kHz
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR
REPLACE WITH THE SAME TYPE FUSE AND RATING.
DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD BEFORE CHANGING FUSE
FUSE
FUSSION 3000
PARALLEL
PLACEMENT
The FUSSION 1800SA and 1800S
subwoofers are designed to sit on the floor
or sturdy stands.
You can stack cabinets vertically. If you
do, place the FUSSION 1800SA and 1800S
on the bottom of the stack, side by side, and
place the full-range active Fussion Series
cabinets on top. If you stack two full-range
cabinets, turn the upper cabinet upside down
so the high-frequency driver is closest to the
high-frequency driver in the lower cabinet.
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.
Room Acoustics
The Fussion Series loudspeakers are designed to sound as neutral as possible; that
is, to reproduce the input signal as accurately as possible.
Room acoustics play a crucial role in the
overall performance of a sound system.
However, the wide high-frequency dispersion of the Fussion Series helps to minimize
the problems that typically arise.
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 loudspeakers
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.
• Position the loudspeakers so the highfrequency drivers are 2 to 4 feet above ear
level for the audience (make allowances
for a standing/dancing in the aisles
audience). High frequencies are highly
directional and tend to be absorbed much
easier than lower frequencies. By providing direct line-of-sight from the
loudspeakers to the audience, you
increase the overall brightness and
intelligibility of the sound system.
• Highly reverberant rooms, like many
gymnasiums and auditoriums, are a
nightmare for sound system intelligibility.
Multiple reflections off the hard walls,
ceiling, and floor play havoc with the
sound. Depending on the situation, you
may be able to take some steps to minimize the reflections, such as putting
carpeting on the floors, closing draperies
to cover large glass windows, or hanging
tapestries or other materials on the walls
to absorb some of the sound.
However, in most cases, these remedies
are not possible or practical. So what do
you do? Making the sound system louder
generally doesn’t work because the
reflections become louder, too. The best
approach is to provide as much direct
sound coverage to the audience as possible. The farther away you are from the
speaker, the more prominent will be the
reflected sound.
Use more speakers strategically placed so
they are closer to the back of the audience.
If the distance between the front and back
speakers is more than about 100 feet, you
should use a delay processor to time-align
the sound. (Since sound travels about 1
foot per millisecond, it takes about 1/10 of
a second to travel 100 feet.)
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RIGGING
The FUSSION 1800SA and 1800S cabinets are not designed for rigging or flying.
The cabinets are for floor-mounting only.
WARNING: Never attempt to suspend the
FUSSION 1800SA or 1800S loudspeakers
by their handles.
AC POWER
The FUSSION 1800SA is shipped with a
connector that mates with the AC receptacle on the rear panel. Use heavy gauge
wire for the linecord to avoid power losses
across the wire.
The following guide should be followed
when wiring a linecord:
Hot
Neutral
Earth (Ground)
NEUTRAL
WHITE (115V) OR
BROWN (230V)
North America
115VAC
Black
White
International
230VAC
Blue
Brown
Green w/
yellow stripe
Green
HOT
BLACK (115V) OR
BLUE (230V)
20A. 250V
20A. 250V
MALE
NEUTRAL
WHITE (115V) OR
BROWN (230V)
GROUND
GREEN
W/YELLOW
STRIPE (115V)
or GREEN (230V)
FEMALE
GROUND
GREEN
W/YELLOW
STRIPE (115V)
or GREEN (230V)
HOT
BLACK (115V) OR
BLUE (230V)
AC Power Connectors
Be sure the FUSSION 1800SA 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
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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.)
Under maximum SPL conditions,
where musical peaks are just clipping, the
FUSSION 1800SA has the following current requirements:
Max. Continuous RMS
Max. Peak
115V
10A
12A
230V
6A
8A
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 FUSSION
1800SA or any other
component. This is very
dangerous.
SERVICE INFORMATION
Warranty Service
If you think your subwoofer has a problem, please do everything you can to
confirm it before calling for service, including reading through the following
Troubleshooting section. Doing so might
save you from being deprived of your
Mackie loudspeaker.
Of all Mackie products returned for service (which is hardly any at all), many are
coded “CND” — Could Not Duplicate—
which usually means the problem lay somewhere else in the system. The following
troubleshooting tips may sound obvious,
but here are some things you can check:
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”
below.
• Check the AC line fuse to see if it is
blown. If so, make sure you replace it
with the same fuse rating as indicated
on the rear panel next to the fuseholder.
No sound
• Is the input LEVEL control for the input
source 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 POWER/PROTECT LED lit red on
the Fussion Series Active Speaker?
Make sure there is at least six inches of
free space behind the heatsinks.
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.
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 FUSSION 1800SA? Use an AC line
filter or plug the FUSSION 1800Sa into
a different AC circuit.
Hum
• Try disconnecting the cable connected
to the MAIN INPUT jack. If the noise
disappears, it could be a “ground loop,”
rather than a problem with the
FUSSION 1800SA. 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.
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REPAIR
Service for the FUSSION 1800SA and
1800S is available only from one of our
authorized domestic service stations or at
the factory service center, located in
Whitinsville, Massachusetts. Service outside the United States can be obtained
through local dealers or distributors.
If your FUSSION 1800SA or 1800S
needs service, please follow these instructions:
1. Review the preceding troubleshooting
suggestions. Please.
2. Call Tech Support at 1-800-258-6883,
7am to 5pm PST, to explain the problem
in detail. They will ask you all sorts of
impertinent questions in the hope of
sorting out the problem. If it appears
that the FUSSION 1800 needs repair,
request an RA (Return Authorization)
number. Have your subwoofer’s serial
number ready. You must have an RA
number before you can obtain service at
the factory or an authorized service
center.
3. Keep this user’s manual. We don’t need
it to repair the subwoofer.
4. Pack the subwoofer in its original
packaging, including protective wrap,
endcaps, box, and pallet. This is very
important. When you call for the RA
number, please let Tech Support know
if you need new packaging. Mackie is
not responsible for any damage that
occurs due to non-factory packaging.
5. Include a legible note stating your name,
shipping address (no P.O. boxes),
daytime phone number, RA number,
and a detailed description of the problem, including how we can duplicate it.
6. Write the RA number in BIG PRINT
on top of the box.
7. Ship the subwoofer to us via ground
freight. We suggest insurance for all
forms of cartage. Ship to this address:
Mackie Designs
SERVICE DEPARTMENT
One Main Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588
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8. We’ll try to fix the subwoofer within
three business days. Ask Tech Support
for the latest turnaround times when
you call for your RA number.
CARE AND
MAINTENANCE
Your Mackie subwoofers will provide
many years of reliable service if you follow
these guidelines:
Avoid exposing the
subwoofers to moisture.
If they are set up outdoors, be sure they are
under cover if you expect
rain.
• Avoid exposure to extreme cold (below
freezing temperatures). If you must
operate the subwoofers in a cold environment, warm up the voice coils
slowly by sending a low-level signal
through them for about 15 minutes
prior to high-power operation.
• Use a slighty damp cloth with a mild
soap solution to clean the cabinets. Only
do this when the power is turned off.
Avoid getting moisture into any of the
openings of the cabinet, particularly
where the drivers are located.
FUSSION 1800SA/1800S SPECIFICATIONS
Physical Properties
System Specifications
Frequency Range (–10 dB):
38Hz-160Hz
Frequency Response (–3 dB):
40Hz-150Hz
Maximum SPL (long term):
136 dB @ 1m (system)
Maximum SPL (peak): 139 dB @ 1m (system)
Recommended Crossover Point:
85Hz
Transducers
Low-Frequency Transducers—Two Each
Cone Diameter:
Voice Coil Diameter:
Nominal Impedance:
Power Handling:
18˝ (457mm)
4.0˝ (100mm)
8 ohms
800W rms (long term)1
Enclosure:
18mm multi-layered birch wood
Enclosure Geometry:
Rectangular
Handles:
4 each aluminum/rubber grips
Mounting Methods:
Floor mount only
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight:
1800SA
1800S
32.9˝ (836mm)
23.6˝ (600mm)
23.6˝ (600mm)
145 lbs. (65.8kg)
106 lbs. (48.1kg)
23.6" (600mm)
23.6" (600mm)
Power Amplifiers
Low-Frequency Power Amplifier—Two Each
Rated THD:
32.9" (836mm)
Rated Power:
2000W continuous @ 4Ω
2500W peak @ 4Ω
< 0.03%
Audio Input/Output
Input Impedance:
20k ohms (F1800SA)
4 ohms (F1800S)
Input Type:
Balanced differential
Speaker Level Output (1800SA): EP4 female
Speaker Level Input (1800S):
EP4 male
FUSSION 1800
23.6" (600mm)
US:
115V, 60Hz
Recommended Amperage Service:
12A recommended
AC Connector:
3-pin Twistlock
250VAC, 20A male
Europe:
230V, 50Hz
Recommended Amperage Service:
8A recommended
AC Connector:
3-pin IEC
250VAC, 16A male
In-rush Current Protection: Transistor-based
Safety Features
(Provided by FUSSION full-range or mid-high speaker
systems only; no onboard controls in 1800SA)
RMS Limiting:
Thermal Protection:
1
Monitoring and limiting
of continuous RMS
output of amplifiers
Input stage shutdown,
auto-reset
Power handling for transducers is based on an AES long term power
testing standard conducted for 100 hours full power, free air.
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23.6" (600mm)
Line Input Power
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,” the “Running Man” figure, and
“FUSSION” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mackie Designs Inc.
All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
holders, and are hereby acknowledged.
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All Rights Reserved.
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