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Mackie SWA1801 18" Subwoofer System  

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Add serious, stage-shaking thunder to your live music setup with the Mackie SWA1801 18" Subwoofer System. This high-output, active subwoofer system f...Click To Read More About This Product

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Add serious, stage-shaking thunder to your live music setup with the Mackie SWA1801 18" Subwoofer System. This high-output, active subwoofer system features a precision 18" speaker with a 4" voice coil, 900W RMS amplifier, and double horn-loaded chambers to deliver up to 135dB of pure seismic energy. It's the perfect way to extend the bass response of any medium to large-sized PA system!

The SWA1801 features a sophisticated control system that allows it to integrate easily into both active and passive speaker systems. Loop Out connectors let you route the incoming signal to other devices and high-pass outputs are designed to feed full-range speaker systems. Also includes a phase switch, thermal protection, and RMS limiting protection that limits the amount of long-term power delivered to the woofer.

  • Compact cabinet features highest output-per-cubic-inch in its class
  • 18" woofer with high-temp voice coil
  • Double horn-loaded chambers for dramatically improved sound
  • Integrated 900W RMS (1400W peak) amplifier
  • Top female polemount fixture
  • Up to 135dB output
  • 13-ply birch enclosure finished in black splatter paint
  • Cast-aluminum side handles
  • Rear-mounted wheels for easy setup and moving
  • Dimensions: 30-1/2"W x 25"H x 30"D
  • Weight: 132 lbs.

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True Sub with Excellent Headroom

By JH-xbC._

from Milwaukee, WI

My band is using a pair of these subs with a pair of Mackie 1530 cabinets for mid/hi for small clubs to medium sized outdoor venues. These subs have great low end extension and exceptional headroom. Even at decent output levels, the amp and driver are not stressed. Rear patch panel is very well laid out and should suffice for most small club type PA systems. Our complaints: The built in 120 hertz crossover point is not useable in our situation. It's is too high. We use an outboard electronic crossover to cross these subs at about 70 hertz. We've noticed an odd peak in frequency response at about 80-90 hertz. Otherwise, these cabinets are well weighted with good handle placement for lifting and 1 person can move these around if need be. Included casters are of high quality and work well on hard surfaces and carpet. Overall, a very good sounding sub at the lower frequency range. It is capable of high outputs and appears to be designed well.

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I have a Yamaha set up, pair with one of this babies. With 1200 watts of maximum power at my disposal, there's nothing this baby can't do. If Bass, boom, bottom is what you need. Look no further. I would reccomend this product to any one. I am saving money to buy me a dditional one in the near future..

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Mid-FL I bought 2

By www.dynamicsoundsolutions

from Central Florid

Well you get what you pay for and i picked up the pair for about $2400. They are good subs, you can't go wrong with them. They and JBL are both awesome, I went with mackie because I got JBL eon1500 speakers already, and I dont want all of 1 brand. Both are good subs.



By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Our band bought a pair of these and they do sound awesome. We are currently running them with a pair of Mackie 450's until our new 1530z's show up. We play medium sized clubs. The plug and play way is great. Only volume needs to be adjusted. We have had no problem with head room, most of the time the volume is at the unity level and still have plenty of output left in reserve. At this level you can still feel the kick drum punching you square in the chest. Some of the folks have even stated that the sound pressure made them feel sick to their stomach. Keep em away from up against the wall in a corner, as you will experience some pretty extreem reverb. We found that right in front out infront of the stage worked well for a great punchy sound.


Awesome sub

By joe-3PziY

from timonium, MD

All you have to do is plug them into the mixer and plug your powered speakers into them and stand back. these babys kick. Best sub on the market right now in my opinion!


Pretty Good

By Christofficer

from San Angelo, TX

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I liked these subs because they are very easy to use. Saves a lot of time with setup. Unfortunately they don't produce as much bass as I'd like, and they're pretty puny. You can't push them loud enough and if you try they chirp like a bird. They're good enough for just playing at small venues...but I wouldn't take these to a concert.


These are AWESOME

By Chris-BPB9C

from Albany, NY

These are the best subs. The tuned cabinets are extremely efficient. Lots of Low End. Actually more than my SP218 had with a Crown CE4000 pushing them. Tight bottom end and load. Mackie has a great product here. These are EAW cabinets with RCF speakers. Awesome!!!!!


Great Sub!

By Gregg Rivers

from Selmer, TN

My band is a classic rock cover band and we LOVE Mackie gear. We do from 50 to 100 shows a year and our two subs have NEVER failed us! Not once! The punch I get from the kick drum gets people on there feet and I love it when you can feel the low end! We love them so much, we've now added TWO MORE to the PA rig this year! I use the rig for a Halloween production outdoors and even with just two subs I had the neighbors believeing the thunder storm was REAL for BLOCKS around! I wonder what they'll think with four of these THIS year!? The SWA 1801 is an AWESOME box!


Most powerfull subwoofer I've ever owned

By Watts Up Entertainment

from Belle Mead, NJ

This is buy far the best subwoofer I've ever owned/used. I compared it to an EY powered subwoofer, and it didn't even come CLOSE. It was 10 times as powerful. This baby shook the floor like crazy. It pumps out clear, true low-end bass. I own two JBL EON G2 to complement this baby. As soon as I can afford it, I will purchase a second one. Buy it today!

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