If you're no stranger to pro audio gear, then you're probably no stranger to Mackie. But if you're new, consider this your introduction - and quite possibly the start of a great relationship. Subs are just one of the many things they make, but they're as good a place as any to start. When you really want to turn up the bass onstage or in the studio, Mackie powered subwoofers are second to none. And thanks to the good variety of styles and sizes, you can find a unit here that's the perfect fit no matter how small or large your sound system is.
One question that might come to mind is "why a powered subwoofer?" It's a good question to ask, and the most straightforward answer is that it will give you more flexibility. Compared to unpowered subs, Mackie's powered woofers open up tons of audio source options. They have power amps built right into the cabinet, so there's no need to complicate your setup with an external amp for your sub: just plug and play, no matter what equipment is serving up the tunes.
When you start looking through the subwoofers in this section, there are a few that will definitely catch your eye. For instance, the Mackie SRM-2850 1600W Dual 18 Powered Subwoofer is impossible to miss. This bad boy packs two drivers into its enclosure, which is twice as many as most subwoofers - and that means it can push a whole lot more air, making it one model that the audience will feel as much as hear. Another standout is the Mackie SWA1501 Active High Output 15" Subwoofer System. Instead of putting the speaker cone right in front, the designers of this model moved it back and added a horn to focus the sound.
We've named two examples, but those are just the beginning of what Mackie powered subwoofers have to offer. It's absolutely worth your while to check out each model in the lineup and see what makes them all unique. Once you've done that, it'll be no sweat to decide on the best one for your own needs.