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Mackie SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer   

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The Mackie SRM1801 powered subwoofer effortlessly delivers 1000 watts of room-shaking Class-D power in a lightweight, portable design. The 18" woofer...Click To Read More About This Product

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Uses Mackie Active electronics and Class-D Fast Recovery amplification to pump out 1,000 watts.

The Mackie SRM1801 powered subwoofer effortlessly delivers 1000 watts of room-shaking Class-D power in a lightweight, portable design. The 18" woofer delivers superior output. Its active electronics include a precision crossover and tuning filters which provide amazingly accurate bass response. The robust, solid-wood speaker enclosure is covered with high-durability, textured black paint, and includes an integrated pole cup that's a perfect fit for your Mackie SRM450v2. Ideal for small clubs, DJs, or any portable sound reinforcement application, the Mackie SRM1801 subwoofer completes a lightweight, easy-to-use Mackie powered system.

FEATURES
  • 1000W of ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery amplification
  • Mackie Active electronics provide total system optimization, including precision crossover (125Hz), and tuning filters for accurate bass response
  • 18" woofer delivers superior output and low-frequency extension
  • Dual XLR inputs for mono or stereo applications
  • Stereo high-pass and full-range outputs
  • User-adjustable level and polarity controls
  • Individual power, signal, OL, and thermal protect indicators
  • Pole receptacle for mounting full-range loudspeakers
  • Solid plywood enclosure with high-durability, textured black paint
  • Extremely lightweight and portable subwoofer

Shake the room with the boom in this box. Order the Mackie SRM1801 subwoofer today!

SPECIFICATIONS

SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer

  • Acoustic Performance
    Frequency Range (-10dB): 35Hz-150Hz
    Frequency Response (-3dB): 50Hz-115Hz
    Max peak SPL (calculated): 129dB
    Max peak SPL (measured): 124dB

    Transducer
    Diameter: 18" / 457mm
    Voice coil diameter: 3" / 76mm
    Diaphragm material: Paper
    Magnet material: Ferrite

    Power Amplifier
    Rated Power: 500W RMS
    1000W peak
    THD: <0.1%
    Design: Class D
    Cooling: Convection

    Input/Output
    Input Type: Female XLR balanced differential (stereo left/right)
    Input Impedance: 20kÎ balanced
    Full Range Output: Male XLR balanced (parallel with input)
    High Pass Output: Male XLR balanced
    Level Control: -6dB to +6dB

    Electronic Crossover
    Crossover Type: 24dB/oct., Linkwitz- Riley
    Crossover Frequency: 125Hz

    Protection Features
    Over-excursion Protection: 40Hz, 24dB/oct. Butterworth High Pass Filter
    Thermal Protection: Amplifier mute, auto reset
    Driver Protection: Peak/RMS Limiter
    Display LEDs: Thermal, OL, Signal, Power

    AC Power Requirements
    US: 100-120 VAC, 50-60Hz
    Fuse: T 6.3A H 250V
    Europe: 220-240 VAC, 50-60Hz
    Fuse: T 3.15A H 250V
    Power Consumption: 160W @ 1/4 power
    AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC, 15A male

    Construction Features
    Basic Design: Trapezoidal
    Material: Void-free plywood
    Finish: Textured black catalyzed polyurethane paint
    Handles: One on each side
    Grille: Perforated metal

    Physical properties
    Height: 24.1" / 612mm
    Front Width: 20.2" / 513mm
    Rear Width: 15.1" / 383mm
    Depth: 25.3" / 643mm
    Weight: 73lb. / 33.1kg

    Mounting Method:
    The SRM1801 subwoofer is designed to sit on the floor or stage. It is NOT designed to be pole-mounted or suspended. The cabinet has no rigging points and is not suitable for rigging. Never attempt to suspend the SRM1801 by its handles.
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MackieSRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer
 
3.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Great sound quality (7)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Easy to mount (3)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
  • Home theater (3)
  • Large rooms (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7), Tech savvy (6), Audiophile (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Adequate for my applications so far

I bought ONE Mackie SRM1801 about 6 or 8 months ago to use with my own band. So far, I have only been able to use it once. PLENTY of punch from kick...Read complete review

I bought ONE Mackie SRM1801 about 6 or 8 months ago to use with my own band. So far, I have only been able to use it once. PLENTY of punch from kick drum. Good support for bass guitar for the multipurpose room we were playing. (250 people at a college alumni reception in another state, no one under the age of 40) We play blues, Motown, classic blues, a little funk. The one sub handled my band nicely.

Then, around Dec 1, I had a "new church" client rent my "small system" which included the single SRM1801, a pair of JBL Eon315 for mains and four Mackie TH12A monitors. The agreement was that the client "keeps" the system at their facility until their contract is up. The contract is for 12 months.

The client LOVES the system and are very glad I "made" them take the subwoofer. They were convinced it was not necessary...but after using it, they understood the impact it makes on their music. Rich, warm, "full" sounding. And light enough that they can pack it away. (Their facility is the multipurpose room, cafeteria-auditorium with stage, at the local Junior High.)

KEEP IN MIND, all tools are intended for certain applications. I own JBL PRX618S-XLF for my larger system and use those subs at multiple events requiring hard driving low end or long throw and large audience coverage. I would not use the SRM1801 (even if I owned a pair) for those types of events. But, in the world of "small venue, budget priced, active subwoofers", the SRM1801 has served my client and I well.

One works fine for 350 people in a worship service. One worked very well for supporting the low end of my band at that one "college alumni" event.

Mated with the Eon315 mains (around 300 Watts) and the Mackie TH12A monitors (200 Watts) these SRM1801 fit nicely. If you happen to have an active crossover, you will appreciate the more focused low frequency reproduction.

Nice tool. Use it for the size events it was intended. If you do, then you will probably be happy. I am.

Granted, some (many? most?) "new" models on the market have some difficulty when they first reach the real world. The SRM1801 has been on the market long enough that I am comfortable with the one I have.

My current plan is to purchase a second in the near future.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

To good to be true I guess!

It looks so good but maybe that's the problem, you know, "to good to be true". I've used it twice and looking to sell it, it can't be trusted....Read complete review

It looks so good but maybe that's the problem, you know, "to good to be true". I've used it twice and looking to sell it, it can't be trusted. It begins to clip as soon as it gets warm (not even very warm. Right where you need it, there it goes and you're waiting for it to just shut down, (like a lot of the reviews talk about). I own a large amount of Mackie equipment, the early stuff and let me tell you, never have I had the scare with any of it that I got from this sub when this thing started doin it's own thing. What happened to this company, I thought I might be interested in the DLM Series (2 subs n 4 12" tops) but right now, nobody has them to audition them and none of the stores I go to do any promoting on Mackie equipment like they did when I purchased my stuff. C'mon Mackie, get it right again, you got my e-mail, do something for the consumer before we all abandon you!

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst Sub Ever

By FreeReign

from Denver, CO

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Comments about Mackie SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer:

Don't buy this sub.
Easy to use. The built in crossover is a nice feature, but no feature is worth anything if the product fails again and again.
We bought this sub 14 months ago and it failed on us 3 times. We bought a 3 year warranty and the first 2 times it went out were due to two seperate power amp issues that were covered by the manufacturer's warranty. The third time the sub went out was just a couple weeks ago and the warranty company said it wasn't worth the cost to ship it back since these subs have known problems. Anyway, we got a gift card for the full purchase price. Probably going to buy a QSC Ksub. If you buy the Mackie Sub... Good luck!
You get what you pay for.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

To good to be true I guess!

By elsonido

from New York City

Pros

  • Beautiful Cabinet
  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

  • Clipping

Best Uses

  • none

Comments about Mackie SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer:

It looks so good but maybe that's the problem, you know, "to good to be true". I've used it twice and looking to sell it, it can't be trusted. It begins to clip as soon as it gets warm (not even very warm. Right where you need it, there it goes and you're waiting for it to just shut down, (like a lot of the reviews talk about). I own a large amount of Mackie equipment, the early stuff and let me tell you, never have I had the scare with any of it that I got from this sub when this thing started doin it's own thing. What happened to this company, I thought I might be interested in the DLM Series (2 subs n 4 12" tops) but right now, nobody has them to audition them and none of the stores I go to do any promoting on Mackie equipment like they did when I purchased my stuff. C'mon Mackie, get it right again, you got my e-mail, do something for the consumer before we all abandon you!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Garbage!!!

By David Riem

from California

Comments about Mackie SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer:

This is a good sounding sub but in the end it's garbage because it doesn't last for anything.
Not really anything bad to say about the features it was pretty plain and straight forward.
Great sound, when it works.
My band bought one of these and had to return it within the first month because it just died.
Our replacement lasted a little less than a year (In that time we only used it for about 7 or 8 gigs) and died, this sub is garbage made with cheap components. There are dozens of postings about how this thing died on people after only using it a few times.
If this thing lasted it would be worth it but as it stands this isn't worth a dime.

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Very disappointed

By Christopher Whitman

from North Carolina

Comments about Mackie SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer:

These looked awesome to go with my old Mackie tops which I've never had an issue with and the price was right. I got these for my regular gigging band. After 6 months of steady use one just quit working. That's ok I'll send it in for repair. These things happen. WOW! It has been 4 months and I still don't have my speaker back. Shop claims first power supply they recieved was no good which is what happened to it originally. They are still waiting on a second one and they had to replace the speaker as well due to crackle. I asked the tech what would be a better speaker to buy. He said buy Peavy, made in America and can get parts next day, have you ready in a week. Buy American. What a concept. This time I will. I'm looking for a replacement now.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Sub Died at Gig Number Five

By Tommy-9EB2_

from Mobile, AL

Comments about Mackie SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer:

This sub worked fine until our 5th set-up. No sound at all. Tried everything. Very disappointed. Will get the QSC subs instead to match our mains. Tried to save a buck and got burned. You've been warned!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DO NOT BUY, NOT SRM QUALITY

By DJ M.R. Fingers

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Lack Of Power
  • Misleading Warranty
  • Weak Woofers

Best Uses

  • Home

Comments about Mackie SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer:

Used this sub in a SMALL bar for a year with no problem(own 2 and switched out most times). Then started using them in place of my heavier mobile subs... One died in the middle of a mid-sized gig, the other two months later. I WAS a big fan of mackie. I own SRM450's, have owned mackie mixers and amps. LOVED THEM...THIS SUB...NOT! Then Mackie tried to put blame on me. After I talked to them about the first one going(which they will not repair and i had to pay 70 to have thier repair tech from cascio music look at) I ran the second one EXACTLY how they reccomended...1400 down the drain!!! Cant depend on them and thats how I make my money. DO NOT BUY THESE!!!!

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  • No

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Adequate for my applications so far

By Tony Wright

from Stillwater OK, where the wind really doe

About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Decent Punch Thru Mix
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Nice Thump
  • Reasonable price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Small Dj Set Up
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Mackie SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer:

    I bought ONE Mackie SRM1801 about 6 or 8 months ago to use with my own band. So far, I have only been able to use it once. PLENTY of punch from kick drum. Good support for bass guitar for the multipurpose room we were playing. (250 people at a college alumni reception in another state, no one under the age of 40) We play blues, Motown, classic blues, a little funk. The one sub handled my band nicely.

    Then, around Dec 1, I had a "new church" client rent my "small system" which included the single SRM1801, a pair of JBL Eon315 for mains and four Mackie TH12A monitors. The agreement was that the client "keeps" the system at their facility until their contract is up. The contract is for 12 months.

    The client LOVES the system and are very glad I "made" them take the subwoofer. They were convinced it was not necessary...but after using it, they understood the impact it makes on their music. Rich, warm, "full" sounding. And light enough that they can pack it away. (Their facility is the multipurpose room, cafeteria-auditorium with stage, at the local Junior High.)

    KEEP IN MIND, all tools are intended for certain applications. I own JBL PRX618S-XLF for my larger system and use those subs at multiple events requiring hard driving low end or long throw and large audience coverage. I would not use the SRM1801 (even if I owned a pair) for those types of events. But, in the world of "small venue, budget priced, active subwoofers", the SRM1801 has served my client and I well.

    One works fine for 350 people in a worship service. One worked very well for supporting the low end of my band at that one "college alumni" event.

    Mated with the Eon315 mains (around 300 Watts) and the Mackie TH12A monitors (200 Watts) these SRM1801 fit nicely. If you happen to have an active crossover, you will appreciate the more focused low frequency reproduction.

    Nice tool. Use it for the size events it was intended. If you do, then you will probably be happy. I am.

    Granted, some (many? most?) "new" models on the market have some difficulty when they first reach the real world. The SRM1801 has been on the market long enough that I am comfortable with the one I have.

    My current plan is to purchase a second in the near future.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pretty Good Sub

    By guitarplayer25

    from Chicago

    Comments about Mackie SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer:

    This is a pretty nice sub. Hits hard and sounds crisp and round. The nicest feature is it has stereo ins and outs for operating 1 sub with stereo mains up top. Not the highest output, but would be nice for smaller gigs or weddings.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    So far so good

    By DJ Logic

    from Atlanta GA

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Heavy / Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • DJ / Mixing
    • Home
    • Home Theater
    • Small To Mid Sized Rooms

    Comments about Mackie SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer:

    I purchased this at an outlet center for less than half of what most stores are selling it for. It was brand new in an unopened box still under warranty. The deal was too good to pass up. After reading some of the reviews I was a little skeptical as to whether they could handle my needs but so far I have no complaints.
    I've only used it at a few gigs and mostly at home in my studio on a daily basis. The three events I did use it at were perfect. The bass was well rounded and it was just what I needed. I've used it at a wedding, a family reunion, and a house party. The house party was the true test because we ran it pretty hard for 6 hours non stop while playing Rap, R&B and Reggae. There were no overheating or clipping issues. The wedding and family reunion were pretty low key events with mostly old school R&B and some pop dance music being played. For all three gigs I was using the sub with JBL EON515 XT for tops. Now I am using the sub with the new Mackie 12" Thump 1000 watt speakers for tops. So far I've only used this combination at home but they seem to compliment each other very nicely, especially when the tops are hooked up to the high pass outputs. I look forward to using this system for all of my small to medium sized events. If I need more power then I will rent or hopefully buy more speakers.

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    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Mackie SRM1801

    By TommyTobasco

    from New Jersey

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Mackie SRM1801 18" 1000W Powered Subwoofer:

    I am a mobile DJ doing about 150 events a year. Mostly weddings. I was a big Mackie fan. I have 4 SRM450's (using only 2 at a time), 3 Mackie mixers and was using a Mackie SRS1500 sub for the past 10 years with no problems.I saw that Mackie came out with the SRM1801 sub with an 18 instead of a 15. It was also made to compliment the SRM450's. Hmmmm, sounds like a home run! I figured why not go with the new technology... it's gotta be better, right? --- Wrong! After 3 jobs, it just stopped working. I brought it into the 4th job to find out it was dead. Like I said, I used the SRS1500 sub (Mackies first) for 10 years with no problems and this "new" one craps out after 3 jobs.My other Mackies were made in Italy. The new stuff is made elsewhere and the company is a shell of what it used to be.I am returning the Mackie Sub and getting a JBL PRX600S. My love affair with Mackie is over!

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