HD1501 1200W 15 Powered Subwoofer

Mackie HD1501

The HD1501 from Mackie is a powered subwoofer that delivers powerful bass from a lightweight and compact design.


A 1200W 15" powered subwoofer made to work seamlessly with Mackie's HD Series systems.

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

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

Power and Agility
The HD1501 subwoofer speaker delivers 1200 watts of peak power using Mackie's Class-D Fast Recovery amplification. Class-D amps allow for extremely high-output in a design that is much lighter than traditional amplifiers. Normally, a sub that can push that kind of power is no fun to lug around. Okay, we can't promise a fun load in, but we can say that your subwoofers are now probably lighter than your bassist's rig. It's also really compact, which means you should even be able to carry it all by yourself. Plus, Mackie's Fast Recovery design allows the amplifier to recover more quickly when pushed into clipping. This means less distortion when things get too loud.

Tweaked and Tuned
Mackie has once again called on the sonic geniuses over at EAW to make the HD1501 one the most punchy, chest-pounding subwoofers in its class. The ported, direct-radiating design means super-low frequency extension that is smooth and powerful. EAW also custom specified the 15 driver to work in perfect harmony with the amplifier. The woofer is designed to soak up each and every bit of power the amp puts out. Precision phase control and tuning filters make the HD1501 the perfect companion to the HD1521 or SRM450v2, especially when using the high-pass outputs. A finely tuned, phase aligned and undeniably professional PA system is just a couple of patches away.

Ready for Anything
The HD1501 speaker embodies Mackie's "Built-Like-A-Tank" philosophy and is certifiably roadworthy. First off, the enclosure is built using 15mm birch. Wood is not only more durable than plastic, but delivers a more natural sound. The HD1501 also features durable textured black paint that minimizes the risk of scratching. The grill is equally robust, made using powder coated steel and flush with the enclosure to avoid denting. If you use the Mackie subwoofer speaker in an install situation, you can flip off the trademark "Mackie Blue" LED on the front if you want the Mackie HD1501 to blend seamlessly into the background. Throw in the fact that is one of the most compact subwoofers available and you've got an ultra-professional bass bin that can be tossed in the back of even sub-compact vehicles.

1200W of ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery  amplification
600W RMS / 1200W peak power
128dB SPL max output (peak @ 1m)
36Hz - 145Hz operating range
15" high-output woofer with 3" voice coil
Active electronics provide complete system optimization
Symmetrical Linkwitz-Riley crossover (100Hz, 24dB/octave)
Precision tuning filters for ultra-accurate bass reproduction
Phase alignment to perfectly complement Mackie full-range loudspeakers
Ported, direct-radiating design for maximum punch and low-frequency extension
Designed and tuned by Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW)
Dual XLR inputs, full-range and high-pass outputs for mono or stereo setups
Level control and polarity invert switch with LED indicator
Signal/limit and thermal LED indicators
Integrated protection and limiting circuitry
Rugged all-wood cabinet (15mm birch plywood)
Pole mount receptacle for mounting full-range speaker
Compact and lightweight (80lb. / 36.3kg)

Acoustic Performance
Frequency Response (”10dB): 36Hz - 145Hz
Frequency Response (”3dB): 43Hz - 92Hz
Max peak SPL (calculated): 128dB
Max peak SPL (measured): 126dB 

Diameter: 15.0" / 381mm
Voice Coil Diameter: 3.0" / 76mm
Diaphragm Material: Paper
Magnet Material: Ferrite 

Power Amplifier
Rated Power: 600 watts RMS, 1200 watts peak
THD: < 0.03%
Design: Class D
Cooling: Active, twin thermally controlled vari-speed fans

Input Type: Female XLR Balanced differential (stereo left/right)
Input Impedance: 20kOhms
Full Range Output: Male XLR Balanced (parallel with input)
High Pass Output: Male XLR Balanced
Output Impedance: 300 Ohms
Level Control: ”6dB to +6dB

Electronic Crossover
Crossover Type: 24dB/oct., Symmetrical, Linkwitz-Riley
Crossover Frequency: 100Hz Protection Features 

Protection Features
Over-excursion Protection: 45Hz 24dB/oct., Butterworth High-Pass Filter
Thermal Protection: Amplifier mute, auto reset, twin thermally controlled vari-speed fans
Driver Protection: Peak/RMS Limiter
Display LEDs: Power Light ON, Polarity Invert, Thermal, Sig/Limit, Front Power ON 

AC Power Requirements
US: 100-120 VAC, 50-60Hz, 300 watts
Europe: 220-240 VAC, 50-60Hz, 300 watts
AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC, 15A male 

Construction Features
Basic Design: Rectangular
Material: 15mm exterior grade premium birch plywood
Finish: High durability black paint
Handles: One on each side
Grille: Powder-coated galvanized steel 

Physical Properties
Height: 20.0" / 508mm
Width: 18.25" / 464mm
Depth: 25.0" / 635mm
Weight: 80.0lb. / 36.3kg 

Mounting Methods
Floor mount only

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