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Item #: H75106
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Product Overview

A 24-channel analog live sound mixer with arrayable powered loudspeakers, mics, cables, and stands.

  • Mackie HDA 12" 2-Way High-Definition Arrayable Powered Loudspeakers
    110° x 20° constant curvature line array
    Scalable and arrayable with a multitude of configuration options
    Maximum flown system supports up to 4 x HDA and 2 x HD1801 subwoofers
    HGround stack up to 3 x HDA on HD1801 subwoofer or flybar
    Pole mount up to 2 x HDA on HD1801 subwoofer or tripod using dual angle pole cups

    1200W of ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery amplification
    LF 500W RMS / 1000W peak
    HF 100W RMS / 200W peak

    EAW designed acoustics with custom specified transducers
    12" neodymium woofer with 3" voice coil
    Dual Beyma 1.7" compression drivers with heat-treated titanium diaphragms

    High-definition audio processing includes:
    Revolutionary patented acoustic correction
    Transducer time alignment and phase correction
    Precision 2-way crossover

    Three-position voicing switch for simple array voicing
    Integrated limiting and protection circuitry

    Proven rigging hardware
    Four M10 flypoints
    Integrated flyware allows easy array setup
    Optional Flybar and HD1801 subwoofer flyware kit

    Ultra-compact and lightweight (59 lb. / 26.7 kg)
    Rugged all wood cabinet (15mm birch plywood)
    Supported by EAW Resolution prediction software

    Mackie Onyx 24.4 Live Sound Mixer
    24-channel/4-bus premium analog mixer designed for live sound
    Onyx microphone preamps with class-leading fidelity and dynamic range
    on every channel
    4-band Perkins EQ on every channel for warm, musical sound
    6x2 Matrix Mixer provides 2 additional mixes for monitors, etc.
    Assignable stereo compressor/limiter designed by THAT
    Giant 12 segment LED ladders for main output and compressor/limiter
    6 aux sends with pre/post switching
    2 dedicated stereo channels
    Two dedicated stereo channels
    100mm Panasonic faders on all channels, groups, and mains
    Same physical size as the popular SR24•4 mixing console

    Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Mic
    Frequency response tailored for crystal-clear vocal reproduction
    Unidirectional pattern for feedback rejection and focused pick up
    All-metal design for years of trouble-free use
    Convenient on/off switch
    Professional features include balanced XLR output and mic clip
Product Details

Mackie Onyx 24.4 / HDA PA Package

This package includes a pair of Mackie HDA 12" 2-way high-definition arrayable powered loudspeakers, an Onyx 24.4 Premuim 24-Chanel Analog Live Sound Mixing Console, 2 Audio-Technica M400S Handheld Dynamic Microphones, as well as 2 Musician's Friend Standard Speaker Stands, and 4 20" XLR microphone cables. It's an affordable live sound package for a smaller venue or performers looking to get the sound they want at a price that shouldn't be missed.

Mackie Onyx 24.4 Live Sound Mixer
The Mackie Onyx 24.4 live sound mixing console upgrades the performance and functionality of the legendary Mackie SR24•4 while retaining its convenient 24-channel footprint.

The greatly enhanced 24-channel Mackie Onyx analog mixer includes 100mm Panasonic faders, all new mic preamps, completely redesigned analog circuitry, Perkins EQ, and a built in assignable stereo compressor/limiter section - all at a price that won't break the bank.

The Mackie Onyx 24.4's all-new mixer design for superior sound
In developing the Mackie Onyx 24.4 mixing console, the design team of analog engineers used the highest-quality components available - from premium op-amps to IC chips costing exponentially more than those used in previous designs. All new summing bus circuitry was designed from the ground up to maximize headroom, and the entire signal chain was electronically balanced from input to output, offering big, full-range sound and lower noise than any mixer in its class. Most significantly, the analog mixing console features premium Onyx mic preamps, Perkins EQ circuitry, and THAT Corporation 4301 assignable stereo compressor/limiter chip, all custom tailored specifically for the Onyx 32.4 audio mixer.

Boutique quality preamps
Although Mackie's previous generation XDR mic preamps set new standards for both quality and performance, the next generation Onyx mic preamps offer even greater fidelity, headroom and transparency - as well as better radio frequency (RFI) rejection and wider dynamic range than ever before. With specs like 123dB total dynamic range, -129.5 dBm equivalent input noise, and 0.0007% total harmonic distortion, Onyx preamps can easily hold their own against boutique standalone preamps.

Perkins EQ: "British" sound with greater filter control
Mackie enlisted veteran audio engineer Cal Perkins to develop the EQ circuitry for the Mackie Onyx 24.4. Perkins EQ circuitry takes the classic Wein Bridge circuit topology used in British mixing desks of the '60s and '70s and gives it greater filter and phase shift control. The end result is a very effective and extremely musical 4-band EQ with sweepable low- and high-mids - perfect for the throes of live sound mixing.

Assignable onboard stereo compressor/limiter section
Sound engineers have long used master compressor/limiters to smooth out live sound mixes, maximizing the performance of any sound system. Mackie integrated a high quality master compressor/limiter chip from THAT Corporation into this 24-channel mixer. This assignable analog stereo compressor/limiter chip was designed and manufactured in the U.S. by veteran analog engineers, offering true RMS detection and auto make-up gain for extremely accurate and musical results. The Mackie Onyx 24.4 mixer features independent Threshold, Ratio and Fast/Slow Attack controls, and can be assigned post fader to the L/R main mix (for system limiting and protection) or pre-fader to Group 1/2 or 3/4 outputs (for grouped signal compression, like drums or background vocals). This reduces the hassle and expense of separate outboard processing.

Master section
If total control over signal routing, talk back/monitor mixing, and external effects processing is what you seek, then look no further - the Onyx 4-Bus Series Master section has everything you've come to expect from a Mackie mixing console, and more. The onboard 6 x 2 Matrix Mixer is the solution to the "not-enough monitor send" blues. Not only can you use the Aux Sends to generate up to 6 monitor mixes, but the Matrix Mixer can be used to generate 2 additional independent mixes—ideal for IEM (in-ear monitor) systems, cry rooms, green rooms or other zoned outputs. Visual monitoring of Solo, Main output and compression/limiting is expertly handled via 4, giant 12-segment LED ladders. Even the Sub Groups feature 4-segment LED's, so you know what signal levels are at glance.

Mackie HDA 12" 2-Way High-Definition Arrayable Powered Loudspeakers
Mackie has earned a reputation for bringing high-end technology into designs that fit the needs and budgets of the working musician. The Mackie HDA High-Definition Arrayable Powered Loudspeaker System exemplifies this philosophy, delivering superior performance and unparalleled sonic quality in the most cost-effective constant curvature line array ever created. Powered by 1200W of peak system power, with a coverage pattern of 110° x 20°, the compact 12" 2-Way HDA loudspeakers are highly configurable. With acoustic and mechanical design by the award-winning engineering experts at EAW and patented HD audio processing, HDA offers proven line array performance and technology at a price point attainable by more users than ever before.

HDA is a scalable, arrayable solution to many possible applications. This makes it the perfect choice for installers, rental houses or portable PA users that want their system to grow as needed for larger venues. A full HDA array uses four HDAs and two HD1801s per side, rigged for maximum coverage and delivering excellent low frequency directivity. And since the system is scalable, you can easily dial down the array to meet the needs of the venue. Pros on the go can ground stack HDAs on the flybar or on top of an HD1801 for situations without truss, or even pole-mount a couple HDAs on an HD1801 for the ultimate high-output, portable rig.

As you can see, an HDA system delivers unmatched system versatility. But let's take a look at an individual HDA unit to better understand how professional and powerful HDA really is.

Powerful Class-D Fast Recovery Amplification
HDAs are bi-amplified, delivering 1200W of peak system power: 500W RMS for LF, 100W RMS for HF. They use Class-D amplifiers, which are ultra-efficient and cool running, providing all the power needed to push the high-output drivers in a design that is lightweight. Mackie amplifiers incorporate Mackie's Fast Recovery circuitry, which helps to smooth nasty distortion when things get pushed too hard. Power runs are industry standard Neutrik PowerCons with an AC pass-through, reducing clutter and confusion.

EAW Inside
Every Mackie loudspeaker features custom-designed drivers perfectly suited for the task at hand. HDA features three drivers, each high-output and designed specifically for use in an HDA system. The HDA features a 12" neodymium woofer with a 3" voice coil to handle the 500W delivered by the dedicated LF amplifier. Designed by EAW, this LF driver delivers deep, rich bass performance in a lightweight neodymium design built to last until the wee hours of the morning.

For the dual 1.7" HF compression drivers, Mackie's turned to the experts at Beyma, well-known for their high-performance drivers. Built using heat-treated titanium diaphragms, the dual HF drivers deliver pristine high-frequencies and are mounted into a custom-designed dual exit horn, providing precise coverage that's as wide as it is awesome.

HDA is a perfectly tuned system that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Collaboration with the line array experts at Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) made this possible. The engineering team at EAW not only provided acoustical and mechanical design right from the start, they then fine-tuned the system for complete optimization, ensuring maximum efficiency and performance. After all, EAW knows arrays and Mackie like EAW. They always bring the best side dish to a potluck.

HD Digital Processing
Part of Mackie's HD Series, HDA incorporates Mackie's proven HD Digital Processing. Even the most expensive loudspeakers on the market have inherent sonic issues that arise from the very nature of loudspeaker design. Horn-loaded drivers tend to have a "honkiness" to them and there are physical resonances in the upper range of cone drivers that can sound nasty.

Introducing Mackie High-Definition Audio Processing. The key to high-definition live sound is the detailed measurement and analysis of the inherent problems of horns and woofers. After that, the creation and application of some seriously NASA-esque (and patented) acoustic correction algorithms work to correct these very issues. Vocals become clean and intelligible and the highs are smooth and never harsh. The resulting experience is not only high-definition, it is truly a moment of clarity for anyone within earshot.

HD Explained:
Simple, but Powerful Array Voicing
Proper array voicing is probably one of the most time-consuming and difficult tasks related to arrays. HDA makes voicing easier than ever with a three-position voicing switch, allowing for easy customization of each box in the array. These optimized settings tailor the low frequency output to the number of boxes in use, keeping the voicing consistent as more boxes are added. If you're only using one or two boxes, you can simply set the switch to the corresponding position and call it a day. For rigs with three or more boxes, use the 3-4 setting and, for larger venues, use the long throw setting to help your top box reach the cheap seats by compensating for high frequency air loss. More advanced users can integrate EAW's Resolution software, which calculates array placement and flybar pickpoints, showing you the resulting coverage for the venue. Array voicing has never been easier or more predictable.

Professional Grade Cabinet
The HDA is meant to last, with a robust all-wood enclosure built using 15mm birch plywood. But it's also built for rigging, featuring proven EAW rigging channels for easy setup and teardown of a vertical array. The dedicated flybar option allows for easy raising and lowering of the entire system. It also has four integral rigging points, or you can pole mount a couple on top of a subwoofer using the dual angle pole cup the choice is yours, but know that HDA is "Built-Like-A-Tank" and ready for the road. Toughness is great, but Mackie know that a speaker should also look good and have features that make it easily fit into any venue. That's why the HDA has a sleek, professional look and Mackie's trademark blue light on the front (yes, you can turn it off for stealthy applications). Dang, Mackie's thought of everything.

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  • Mackie Onyx 24.4 Live Sound Mixer
    Frequency Response
    Mic Input to Main Output (Gain @ Unity)
    +0, –1 dB, <10 Hz to 80 kHz
    +0, –3 dB, <10 Hz to 120 kHz

    Distortion (THD & IMD)
    Mic Input to Main Output (@ +4 dBu)
    THD: <0.007% 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.003% @ 1kHz typical
    SMPTE IMD: <0.005% (7 kHz/60 Hz, 4:1)

    Dynamic Range
    >115 dB, Mic In to Main Out

    Noise Floor
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
    –89 dBu, (ref. +4 dBu, Mic In to Main Out, 24 channels and Main Mix levels at unity)

    Equivalent Input Noise (E.I.N.), 20Hz to 20 kHz Bandwidth, 150O source impedance: –129.5 dBu @ +60 dB gain
    Mic Output Noise:
    Direct Output: –100 dBu (minimum gain)
    Residual Output Noise:
    Main Out: –100 dBu (Channel and Main Mix levels off)
    Main Out:
    24•4: –85 dBu (24 channels and Main Mix levels at unity)

    Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)
    Mic In: >70 dB @ 1 kHz, Gain @ maximum

    Crosstalk
    Adjacent Inputs: < –95dB @ 1 kHz
    Input to Output: < –85dB @ 1 kHz

    Input Gain Control Range
    Mic In: 0 dB to +60 dB
    Line In: –20 dB to + 40 dB, mono channels

    Phantom Power
    +48 VDC

    Equalization
    Mono Channel EQ:
    High: ±15 dB @ 12 kHz
    High Mid: ±15 dB, sweepable from 400 Hz to 8 kHz
    Low Mid: ±15 dB, sweepable from 100 Hz to 2 kHz
    Low: ±15 dB @ 80 Hz

    Stereo Channel (Aux Input) EQ:
    High: ±15dB @ 12 kHz
    High Mid: ±15dB @ 2.5 kHz
    Low Mid: ±15dB @ 400 Hz
    Low: ±15dB @ 80 Hz

    Mixer Rated Output
    Main Outs: +4dBu
    Aux Send: +4dBu
    Group Send: +4dBu
    Monitor Out: +4dBu
    Matrix Out: +4dBu
    Maximum Rated Output: +21 dBu @ Main XLR and TRS outputs

    Maximum Input Levels
    Mic Input: +21 dBu, Gain @ unity, pad out
    Mic Input: +30 dBu, Gain @ unity, pad in
    Line Input: +21 dBu, Gain @ –20 dB
    Tape Input: +30 dBu
    Stereo Return: +21 dBu

    Maximum Voltage Gain
    Mic Input to:
    Main Out: 90dB
    Group Out: 80dB
    Aux Sends: 86dB
    Monitor Out: 103dB
    Matrix Out: 105dB
    Phones Out: 103dB

    Line Input to:
    Main Out: 70dB
    Group Out: 60dB
    Aux Sends: 66dB
    Monitor Out: 83dB
    Matrix Out: 85dB
    Phones Out: 83dB

    Stereo Return to:
    Main Out: 53dB
    Group Out: 43dB
    Aux Sends: 49dB
    Monitor Out: 66dB
    Matrix Out: 68dB
    Phones Out: 66dB

    Input Impedance
    Mic Input: 3 kO, balanced
    Mono Channel Line Input: 34 kO, balanced
    Stereo Returns: 20 kO, balanced
    Talkback Mic: 1 kO, balanced

    Output Impedance
    Main Out: 100O balanced, XLR outputs, 300O TRS outputs
    Direct Out: 300O
    Group Out: 300O
    Monitor Out: 300O
    Matrix Out: 300O
    Aux Sends: 300O
    Phones Out: 25O

    Channel Level LED (Sensitivity)
    0 LED = 0 dBu (normal operating level)

    VU Meters
    Main Left and Right, Compressor Input, 12 segments:
    Clip (+20), +15, +10, +6, +3, 0, –2, –4, –7, –10, –20, –30 0 LED = 0 dBu
    Compressor Gain Reduction, 12 segments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15 dB

    AC Power Requirements
    Power Consumption:
    100 watts
    Universal AC Power Supply: 100 VAC – 240 VAC, 50-60Hz

    Dimensions: (HxWxD): 7.3" x 31.2" x 21.9", 185mm x 792mm x 555mm
    Weight: 39.5lb./ 17.9kg

    Mackie HDA 12" 2-Way High-Definition Arrayable Powered Loudspeakers
    Acoustic Performance

    Frequency Response (–10 dB): 52 Hz–20 kHz
    Frequency Response (–3 dB): 60 Hz–18 kHz
    Horizonal Coverage (–6 dB): 110° averaged 2 kHz to 10 kHz
    Vertical Coverage (&nash;6 dB): 20 ° averaged 2 kHz to 10 kHz
    Max peak SPL (Calculated from driver sensitivity and amplifier power) 1: 131 dB
    Max peak SPL (Measured with pink noise, free field at 1 meter, before limiting) 2: 124 dB
    Crossover Point: 1.5 kHz

    Input / Output
    Input Type: Female XLR balanced
    Input Impedance: 11 kO balanced
    Loop Out: Male XLR balanced

    Voicing Mode
    1-2: Voicing for an array with 1–2 HDAs
    3-4: Voicing for an array with 3–4 HDAs
    3-4 Long Throw: Long Throw Voicing for an array with 3–4 HDAs

    Low-Frequency Power Amplifier
    Rated Power: 500 watts RMS 1000 watts peak
    Rated THD: < 0.03%
    Cooling: Convection Extrusion
    Design: Class D

    High-Frequency Power Amplifier
    Rated Power: 100 watts RMS 200 watts peak
    Rated THD: < 0.03%
    Cooling: Convection Extrusion
    Design: Class D

    Low-Frequency Transducer
    Diameter: 12 in (305 mm)
    Voice Coil Diameter: 3 in (76 mm)
    Diaphragm Material: Paper
    Magnet Material: Neodymium

    High-Frequency Transducer x2
    Voice Coil Diameter: 1.7 in (43 mm)
    Horn Entry Diameter: 0.75 in (18 mm)
    Diaphragm Material: Mylar
    Magnet Material: Neodymium

    Line Input Power
    US: 100 – 120 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz, 200W
    EU, CN: 200 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz, 200W
    AC Mains Connector: Locking Neutrik PowerCon A 20 amp, 250VAC Max input 800W
    AC Loop Connector: Locking Neutrik PowerCon B 20 amp, 250VAC Max output 600W

    Safety Features
    RMS limiting, power supply and amplifier thermal protection

    Construction Features
    Basic Design: Trapezoidal, 20° included angle
    Cabinet: 15 mm exterior grade premium birch plywood
    Finish: High durability black paint
    Handles: One on each side
    Grille: Powder-coated galvanized steel
    Fly Points: Four M10 x 1.5 mm
    Operating Temperature: 0° – 40° C; 32° – 104° F

    Physical Properties
    Height: 14.7 in (373 mm)
    Width: 24.7 in (628 mm)
    Depth: 15.9 in (405 mm)
    Net Weight: 59 lb (26.7 kg)

    Mounting Methods
    Pole mount, integral rigging flybar, stack on top or fly underneath subwoofer(s), or fly via 4 integrated M10 mounting points (using M10 x 1.5 x 37 mm forged shoulder eyebolts)

    Frequency response tailored for crystal-clear vocal reproduction <br />Unidirectional pattern for feedback rejection and focused pick up <br />All-metal design for years of trouble-free use <br />Convenient on/off switch <br />Professional features include balanced XLR output and mic clip

    M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone
    Element: Moving coil dynamic
    Polar pattern: Unidirectional
    Frequency response: 70Hz-12kHz
    Open circuit sensitivity: -52dB (2.5 mV)
    Impedance: 500 ohm
    Switch: On/off
    Weight: 329 grams (11.6 oz.)
    Dimensions: 178.3mm (7") length, 56.3mm (2-1/4") body diameter
    Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLR M-type
    Accessories: Slip-in stand clamp for 5/8" — 27 threaded adaptor
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