Mackie S512 12" 2-Way Passive Loudspeaker
The Mackie S512 is a passive loudspeaker with a 12" LF driver and a wide-dispersion 90° x 50° high-frequency horn. It has a peak handling capacity of 1000 watts. It is an 8 ohm cabinet.
They are made of wood which, aside from being sturdy and all-natural, provides the best-possible response, extended low-frequency output without annoying rattles or vibrations. Plus, substantial internal bracing provides a more rigid enclosure, reducing nasty vibrations that could negatively affect sound quality.
Lastly, the entire acoustic chamber is air-displaced with adiabatic acoustic batting. This dampens internal midrange reflections so they can't bleed back through the LF transducer cone and reach your ears, which causes inferior enclosures to sound "boxy." This, along with LF porting, also allows Mackie S500 enclosures to deliver huge sound in a more compact design than otherwise possible.
The full-range S512 also features a highly-durable PVC vinyl covering that protects against the occasional ding or spilled drink. They also have protective edge bumpers. If you had roadies, these bumpers would keep them from messing your speakers up when they knock against a door jam or the floor of a beat-up van. As it is, they will prevent you from doing the same thing.
- 1000 watts peak
- 12" woofer / 1" HF driver
- PVC vinyl covered wood with protective edge bumpers
- Wide-dispersion 90° x 50° high-frequency horn
- HF protection circuitry