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Mackie C300z Passive Speaker (Black)

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The passive Mackie C300z 2-Way Speaker is equipped with a 12" high-efficiency woofer and a 3" voice coil with a 1-3/4" titanium diaphragm compression...Click To Read More About This Product

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A passive version of the popular SRM450.

The passive Mackie C300z 2-Way Speaker is equipped with a 12" high-efficiency woofer and a 3" voice coil with a 1-3/4" titanium diaphragm compression driver. The C300z handles a massive 600W of peak power at 8 ohms, and has a 45Hz-20kHz frequency response for clear sound across the spectrum. The C300z speaker's EQ and crossover points are meticulously chosen so that beam-width patterns match in both drivers, delivering natural sound at all volume levels. The Mackie C300z is pole-mountable and flyable. With its trapezoidal shape the C300z speaker can also be used as a stage monitor.

Precision Tuned by the Speaker Brains at EAW
Mackie's C Series passive loudspeakers represent Mackie's first lightweight passive speakers tuned exclusively by the EAW loudspeaker engineering team-a team with more than 25 years of high-output loudspeaker expertise, having created loudspeaker systems for critical applications as diverse as the Super Bowl, Iron Maiden, and the Pope. Although loudspeakers for these mega-systems cost exponentially more than the stalwart C300z, many of the same concepts have been applied, namely: designing custom 12" LF drivers with a frequency range from 50Hz-3000Hz and a 3" voice coil that can take a pounding. It also has a 1.75" high-frequency titanium driver and horn providing a wide, controlled dispersion pattern, and precise reproduction of the critical 1000Hz-20,000Hz upper mid-range and high frequencies.

Crossovers Tuned to Perfection
Tuning a crossover (i.e. voicing a system), involves dozens of critical decisions that many manufacturers overlook. In the end, it is all about balancing the design so that you get the best subjective results from the speaker while maintaining a good technical implementation. The crossover in the C Series is a unique Low Impedance Compensated Crossover (LICC) design with an asymmetrical slope. With EQ and crossover points meticulously chosen so that beam-width patterns match in both drivers, C Series loudspeakers offer natural sound at all volume levels.

Ultra-Wide Dispersion
Ever been to a show where the music sounds great in front, but craps out once you get to the back or sides of the room? The C300z was given a multi-cell horn throat aperture to avoid that situation. Sure, it's hard to say, but what it does is allow for much wider and more even dispersion of high and mid frequencies-so the wallflowers get the same great listening experience as those up front.

Better Than Your Average Box
Anyone with a factory can build a box and stick some speakers in it (and that's just what many do). But low-frequency transducers in square boxes can create resonances that reflect off the rear wall and pass through the woofer cone out of phase, and ready to mess up your sound. The C300z enclosure is an asymmetrical monocoque design with no parallel surfaces, causing mid- and high-frequency resonances to be reflected at angles into internal damping materials, instead of interfering with the woofer doing its thing.

Superb Floor Monitor
A good floor monitor plays loudly without generating feedback through vocal microphones. A poor floor monitor, on the other hand, will generate feedback just about the time you turn it up to a useable level. Floor monitor feedback is often caused by uneven frequency response and dispersion; some frequencies arrive at the microphone much louder than others. These spikes are what trigger feedback as the floor monitor volume is increased. The Mackie C300z has incredibly smooth, spike-free response and dispersion over a wide range of treble frequencies, so you can increase its volume without boosting those nasty, feedback-inducing spikes.

FEATURES
Speaker configuration		
Active/passive: Passive
Type: 2-Way full range
LF driver: 12"
MF driver: Not applicable
HF driver: 1.75" Titanium
Power capacity
8 Ohms program/peak: 150W/300W
4 Ohms program/peak:
Audio
Frequency response: 40Hz - 20kHz
Coverage pattern: 90 x 40
Max SPL: 128 dB
Inputs
XLR: Not applicable
TRS: Not applicable
TS: 1/4"
RCA: Not applicable
SPEAKON: 1
Output/thru
XLR: Not applicable
TRS: Not applicable
TS: 1/4"
RCA: Not applicable
SPEAKON: 1
Enclosure
Cabinet material: Polyptopelene
Width: 19"
Height: 27"
Depth: 17"
Weight: 66 lb.

Get renowned Mackie sound quality in a lightweight package. Order a C300z today!

SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency response: (-3db): 55Hz-18kHz
Frequency range (-10 db): 45Hz-20kHz
Maximum spl long-term @ 1m: 123dB
Low-frequency crossover type: 24dB/octave, time offset corrected
High-frequency crossover type: 24dB/octave
Crossover frequency: 1800Hz
Audio
Input Type: Speakon-style NL4 jack, 1/4" TS phone jack
Input Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Handling: rms: 300 watts, music: 500 watts, peak: 750 watts
Operating Temperature Range: -10C to 45C (14deg;F to 113deg;F)
Transducer Specifications
Low-Frequency Transducer
Diameter: 12"/300mm
Voice Coil Diameter: 3.0"/75mm
Sensitivity: (1W@1m) 98dB
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Handling: 300 watts
Frequency Range: 50Hz - 3000Hz
High-Frequency Driver and Horn
Diaphragm Diameter 1.75"/44.5mm
Exit Throat Diameter 1"/24.5mm
Diaphragm Material Titanium
Sensitivity (1W@1m): 106dB
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Handling: 150 watts
Frequency Range: 1000Hz-20000Hz
Horn Type: Composite: Exponential and Conical
Mouth Size: 12"/305mm W x 7"/178mm H
Horizontal Coverage: 90 ±10 (1kHz-20kHz)
Vertical Coverage: 45 ±10 (2.8kHz-20kHz)
Safety Features
Over-excursion protection: second-order high-pass filter
Driver protection: dynamic protection for compression driver
Construction Features
Basic design: asymmetrical trapezoidal
Material: polypropylene
Finish: grey, textured finish
Handles: one on left side, one on top
Grille: perforated metal with weather-resistant coating
Physical Properties
Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.4" x 26" x 14.8"
Weight: 43 lb.
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MackieC300z Passive Speaker (Black)
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best floor monitor I have ever purchased

By Pastor Bryan

from Juneau, Alaska

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Almost No Feedback
  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Great quality

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Mackie C300z Passive Speaker (Black):

I have used Mackie speakers as mains for many years. When I saw the price of these units I thought why not try them as floor monitors, best thing I ever did!
These speakers are clear, loud, and have a great sound. Why not have the same great sound on the stage as you have out front?
What a difference and at this price you can't miss!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME SPEAKERS!!!

By Edsel Ralar

from Maui, HI

Comments about Mackie C300z Passive Speaker (Black):

Won't be disappointed..
Bought 2 of these because I couldn't afford the powered SRM450's at the time. First time I used them live was to play techno/dance music at a Football Stadium. I had one speaker facing one side of the stadium, and the other facing the other side with only a QSC GX5 driving these babies... Although the low bass output was sort of lacking, (from the other side of the stadium). I had so many compliments from people in the crowd saying how good the sound was from those small speakers. I even had a guy ask me "Where are the other speakers that he swore he heard?"...

since than have been using as our mains for my Rock Trio. At first we just put vocals and kick drum through them. But now that I have Mackie SWA 18" subs running the lows, with the C300Z's passing everything above 100Hz, ...vocals, mic'd guitar amp, bass guitar di, and full drumset mic'd....
A++!!
Worth more than I paid for them..

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Compact, loud and crisp

By just_the_bajo_guy

from Earth

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Comments about Mackie C300z Passive Speaker (Black):

This little boad boy puts out a lot crisp sound! Some guys would swear that the active spkrs sound better becuz of the built-in electronics. But the active ones 1) weigh more, 2) require a power cable, 3) that power cable will require an extension calbe, and 4) you still have to run a mic cable into it. at least with a this passive Mackie, the power amp you buy will have a built-in fan to keep it cool. More reliable that way. I needed a floor monitor and was using 2 of the old JBL EON 15's as mains. The new EON's don't have the tilt back design anymore so I picked up this Mackie instead.It's a great speaker for your dollar.

 
5.0

Great speakers

By Benjamin

from Sheridan, AR

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Mackie C300z Passive Speaker (Black):

    Have purchased these in past. Went with them again because of price point with this size speaker.

     
    5.0

    BIG sound

    By Jim

    from Laconia, NH

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Mackie C300z Passive Speaker (Black):

      Excellent bass response, as good or better than an 18" sub. A little on the heavy side to lift up onto stands, but I grin and bear it. Now my pair of c200's are used as monitors. I power everything with a Mackie powered mixer, 800w X 800w. Nice compact system, indoors or out!

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By LoneWold65

      from Severn, MD

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Lacks Thumping Bass

      Best Uses

      • Band Pa
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Mackie C300z Passive Speaker (Black):

      I have owned and used many PAs and I really like these speakers. Great projection, nice sound, and not as heavy as most of the speakers I've lugged around over the years. My only comment is, if you are playing dance floor music, you are going to want a subwoofer.

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