Mackie SWA1501
Mackie SWA1501

SWA1501, Active subwoofer from Mackie in the SWA series.

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Average Score:3.9( 3.9/5 based on 23 reviews )
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Value For Money : Poor

moosers's review

Mackie SWA1501
The Mackie SWA1501 is a subwoofer system that is designed for live sound reinforcement. It's a got an active 15" woofer and is of course to be used in within the context of a full PA system. The studio that I work at has a full PA rig as we sometimes do live shows in the studio and put on a festival every year. We've got two of these subwoofers in this system and while they only get used every now and again, the owner likes having it as it does indeed get used sometimes. Like me say that this sub can produce some extremely low and extremely loud low frequencies. It's definitely necessary to have a proper sub for live sound, and the SW1501 is just that. It's nice that this is an active sub woofer as it doesn't require an external power source and is fully functional on it's own. It's got a built in crossover section and XLR connections for it to plug everything into it. I don't remember off the top of my head what the other speakers are that we have with the SWA1501, but it's an all Mackie PA system and can get extremely loud for all frequencies and especially the low end part of things with the SWA1051. I don't really know what the Mackie SWA1501 will cost you, but as with any PA system sub woofer it's going to be at least a decent amount. Having said this, Mackie gear in general is some of the best bang for your buck and that's what you're going to get with the SWA1501 as well. It's probably not the most professional subwoofer, but unless you're a venue where you're using it every night, it's definitely adequate. I'd check out the full compliment of Mackie PA gear if you're looking to put one together for yourself as they have options for everyone.
dj remy10/05/2013

dj remy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie SWA1501
Beautiful beast, very solid and not too heavy to sound generous but not intrusive.

This box goes perfectly with my two Electro Voice SX 300;

If like me you buy used, make sure it is equipped with HP FCR and not Zoubia was the Taiwanese as the last series produced by MACKIE that was bought there already a few times and is now in the money Manufacturer of shit.
Sergent Potard01/19/2013

Sergent Potard's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" War machine"

Mackie SWA1501
I owned one since 2003 equipped with a HP RCF. The sub is robust. I use it in 2.1 system associated with 2 passive speakers in my building with Beyma (plan found on the website Beyma) and amplified by an NSX TR 15.2. The system gives me an excellent broadcast quality for 150 people.
To return to the sub, it produces rich bass and round. In 10 years never any problems even by heating the beast.

Mackie bad points if the new subs are mounted HP Asia. I understand the frustration of users.

I agree with some that fold on ART. I also implemented subs ART is fun!

michel8163's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Watch out for new MODELS not FCR"

Mackie SWA1501
Hello, I have only to see your question on the SAW in 1501 of Mackie.

How long have you use it?
I bought it used for at least 4 years. TRS is a good product that I use a couple with two SWR 450.

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I do not testbeaucoup of other models because I went on the most suitable for the satellite.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
We must push hard enough if used with SRM450, despite its 500 w I feel a little winded with this arrangement, the MODEL suprieur would be better but heavier and more expensive.

How do you report qualitprix?
With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
I think the choice is correct with the old team of HP MODELS FCR.

Buzz59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" SATISFIED"

Mackie SWA1501
Used in mobile disco, I am very happy with the product. I have two boxes and two SRM450. I use one or two depending on the room, however, one cabinet and sufficient for rooms of up to 250 people. It is mainly a matter of Estetique. The boxes are set to a super mini made no heater no surprise avec.Ils are equipped with Boomer 38cm RCF.Voir now if the new ones are always equipped!.
A little heavy as all boxes

If I had I will buy a box and two FCR 38CM 500 in art satellite equipment to be on the inside.


gigawawa's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie SWA1501
For my own experience, I have background music when a room of 200 m2 with a height of 6 meters MACKIE SWA 1501 m 'in Scotch by his power: it is the impression of having had a 1.5 KW .. . 8 crosses home floor! impossible to live!
And especially to the first version, MADE IN ITALY (nothing to do with the new version made in china!)
I recommnande because in addition it is amplified so cheap for the price.
Nico Wuilque11/21/2008

Nico Wuilque's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie SWA1501
I have a lot of products mackie (swa 1501, RS 350, RS 450 v2). I haven t had any problems jms. I want to say to people who can not use the equipment that the brand has nothing to do!
J have had the opportunity to sound to a building of 600m ² n I have not had problems with Mackie.
Now it is true that his is not the product RCF. But I think the quality / price very very good.

With the experience I remake the choice without any hesitation.

morue's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie SWA1501
Hello everyone! I have wanted to know your opinion on 1 subwoofer Mackie SWA 1501!
For I g 2 yamaha msr 400 (400 watts RMS each) and I know if this box is good enough !! if you can help me a bit to be cool! Especially on the internet I see a 500 watt rms and other 600 watt rms !! I do not know who to believe because my dealer announces to me 600 rms and 500 rms else !! Thank you for renseign I'm a bit new to the active systems !!!

fabio63140's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie SWA1501
N C is finished I buy more mackie (c since c is made in China is the stew)
2 450 1 srm swa 1501
after two weeks of both acute srm explode
(Fortunately, the seller invaded by the return of his store has srm have me replaced with the RCF ART 322 NOTHING TO DO THEY SOUND AWESOME not heat)

two years later this week so c is the turn of the box .... smoked
bcp repairers do not want to repair the c is a bazaar of the sav mackie
hello the price of repair
I'll opt for the 705 rcf subwoofer 800w
fuyezzzzzzzz this brand

plousse's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie SWA1501
I do not have much to say more ...
I have not had time to use it from top to bottom. I rented the tps a weekend to see if it suited me and maybe buy it. I'm pretty disappointed with the power and bass response. Even the box hk 300 watts is better!