The Mackie HDA High-Definition Arrayable Powered Loudspeaker System delivers superior performance and unparalleled sonic quality in a 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 EAW and patented HD audio processing, HDA offers proven line array performance and technology.
HDA is a scalable, arrayable solution to many possible applications. 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.
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 efficient and cool running, providing all the power needed to push the high-output drivers in a design that is lightweight. Mackie amplifiers incorporate our 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.
Every Mackie loudspeaker features custom-designed drivers perfectly suited for the task at hand. HDA features 3 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.
The dual 1.7" HF compression drivers were 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.
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 patented acoustic correction algorithms work to make vocals become clean and intelligible and the highs are smooth and never harsh.
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 3-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. 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.
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 4 integral rigging points, or you can pole mount a couple on top of a subwoofer using the dual angle pole cup.
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
- Ground 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
Custom designed transducers by EAW®
- 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 lbs (26.7 kg)
Rugged all wood cabinet (15mm birch plywood)
Supported by EAW Resolution prediction software