Over a decade ago, Greg Mackie and a dedicated team of engineers set out to create a portable loudspeaker that could deliver studio monitor sound quality. Unlike a relatively small, acoustically controlled studio where the “sweet spot” is well defined, live venues vary greatly, and most are far from acoustically balanced. Despite the challenges, after two years of extensive research and development, the first Sound Reinforcement Monitor was born—a loudspeaker that truly lived up to its name. The SRM350v2 continues the SRM350’s tradition of studio monitor sound quality—and trumps it—to deliver sound that makes any venue seem like a well-tuned studio.
Undoubtedly you’ve been to a show where the sound is all over the map—stand in front of the band, it sounds okay, but move a little to your left or right and all of a sudden you’ve got mud in your ears. When the SRM350v2 loudspeakers are on stage, no matter where you stand, you hear sound with impeccable stereo imaging, depth of field and definition—at full-on loudspeaker levels. This is due to the SRM350v2’s wide dispersion pattern, which is achieved through its High Frequency waveguide.
The SRM350v2 has sounds even better than the original, in part, because of it’s premium transducers. The new 10” neodymium woofer has less mass and quicker response providing incredibly punchy response from such a small loudspeaker. Not to mention it is much lighter than a traditional ceramic magnet based transducer. Additionally, it’s titanium compression driver provides sparkle and clarity beyond the original design keeping it’s characteristic sound in-line with it’s big brother, the SRM450v2. The acoustic gurus out at EAW spent months and months tweaking these custom designed transducers so that the SRM350v2 would deliver the best sound possible in a small format box.
In a passive loudspeaker setup, an external amplifier is connected to a passive crossover inside the speaker, which distributes frequencies to the transducers. Because power amps and transducers vary widely in sound and quality, trying to match the right power amp with the right speaker can be challenging, especially if you’re not a professional acoustic technician—or rolling in cash so you can hire one. Our proven Active design does all the work for you. With our SRM350v2, you get a complete loudspeakersystem, with complex electronics and carefully chosen components, all precisely tuned and tweaked to work together. The result is a loudspeaker with phenomenal sound quality and power, that’s completely plug-and-play—no EQ needed. Learn what’s inside.
We know our Active loudspeakers are pushed hard—often to, or beyond, the limit. That’s why we have reliable protection circuitry built in to every one. The SRM350v2 employs a built-in limiter for less distortion at peak levels. And thanks to the advanced technology of its power supply and Class-D amp topology, the SRM350v2 is greater than 90 percent efficient—more of the power from your outlet goes straight to the transducer, without the power supply and amp giving off loads of heat. Less heat means better performance, and longer life.
When designing the SRM350v2, we considered every angle. From every angle is just how you can position it, too—pole-mount it from the bottom, fly it vertically or horizontally via itsoptional hanging bracket, or use it as a wedge monitor. With all this flexibility, it’s the most versatile portable Active loudspeaker around. And now moving it into place is easier than ever. Weighing in at just 26 pounds—now that’s light!—you’ll have more than enough strength left over to deliver an electrifying performance after loading in. Plus, the SRM350v2 retains its rugged, Mackie “built-like-a-tank” durability, thanks to the polypropylene cabinet—now in a tasty hue of Midnight Blue. So not only do you get a portable loudspeaker that sounds phenomenal, you get one that’s tough and portable for the road, and handsome enough for the show.