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Mackie S500 Owner's Manual

S500 series two-way passive loudspeakers and subwoofer.
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S500 Series
Two-Way Passive Loudspeakers and Subwoofer
O W N E R ' S M A N U A L


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    S500 Series Two-Way Passive Loudspeakers and Subwoofer O W N E R ’ S M A N U A L...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Loudspeaker 4 Purchased at:___________________________________ Date of Purchase:_____________ Don’t forget to visit our website at for more information about this and other Mackie products. Part No. SW0922 Rev. C 03/12 ©2012 LOUD Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved. S500 Series Loudspeakers...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    • NL4 and 1/4" input and thru connections for keeping your investments safe during transport. S500 connecting multiple units on a single amp channel speakers are the perfect complement to Mackie’s PPM Series Powered Mixers. Or, integrate them with Mackie • Rugged, professional wood enclosure with...

  • Page 4: How To Use This Manual

    How to Use This Manual Things to Remember: • Never listen to loud music for prolonged periods. After this introduction, a getting started guide will Please see the Safety Instructions on page 2 for help you get things set up fast. The hook-up diagrams information on hearing protection.

  • Page 5: Hookup Diagrams

    The left and right line-level outputs from a mixer feed the inputs of a power amplifier. The speaker outputs of the power amplifier feed the inputs of two Mackie S515 loudspeakers. Their respective THRU jacks feed the inputs of another pair of Mackie S515 loudspeakers.

  • Page 6

    The speaker outputs of the power amplifier feed the inputs of two Mackie S512 loudspeakers. Their respective THRU jacks feed the inputs of a pair of Mackie S518S subwoofers, whose internal low-pass filter allows the subwoofers to reproduce only the lowest frequencies.

  • Page 7: Placement

    Placement The S500 Series loudspeakers are designed to sit on • Highly reverberant rooms, like many gymnasiums the floor or stage. The S512 and S515 may also be pole- and auditoriums, are a nightmare for sound mounted via the built-in socket on the bottom of the system intelligibility.

  • Page 8: Protection

    Protection Recommended Power Ratings • S512: 500 watts into 8 ohms (250 watts rms x 2) A protection circuit is built into the S512, S515 • S515: 600 watts into 8 ohms (300 watts rms x 2) and S525 to protect their high-frequency drivers from •...

  • Page 9: Appendix A: Service Information

    Appendix A: Service Information Poor bass performance If you think your Mackie product has a problem, please check out the following troubleshooting tips and do your best to confirm the problem. Visit the Support • Check the polarity of the connections between section of our website ( to get some...

  • Page 10: Appendix B: Connections

    To SLEEVE SLEEVE locate your nearest service center, visit, click “Support” and select “Locate a Service Center.” Service for Mackie products living outside the United States can be obtained through local SLEEVE dealers or distributors. 1/4" TS Connector...

  • Page 11: Appendix C: Specifications And Dimensions

    Appendix C: S500 Series Specifications S512 S515 System System Type: Two-way, full-range loudspeaker Type: Two-way, full-range loudspeaker Frequency Range (–10 dB): 49 Hz – 18 kHz Frequency Range (–10 dB): 47 Hz – 18 kHz Horizontal Coverage Angle: 90˚ Horizontal Coverage Angle: 90˚...

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    LOUD Technologies Inc. is always striving to improve our products by incorporating new and improved materials, components, and manufacturing methods. Therefore, we reserve the right to change these specifications at any time without notice. “Mackie,” and the “Running Man” are registered trademarks of LOUD Technologies Inc.

  • Page 13: Mackie Limited Warranty

    The Product Warranty will not extend to anyone other than the original purchaser of the product (hereinafter, “Customer,” “you” or “your”). For products purchased outside the U.S. or Canada, please visit to find contact information for your local distributor, and information on any warranty coverage provided by the distributor in your local market.

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    16220 Wood-Red Road NE Woodinville, WA 98072 • USA Phone: 425.487.4333 Toll-free: 800.898.3211 Fax: 425.487.4337

This manual also for:

S512, S515, S525, S518s

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