Mackie C300z Passive PA Speaker 300W 12" Woofer

95
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95 out of 100. Incorporating 80+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$380
Mackie C300z Passive Loudspeaker 300-Watt 12" Woofer
Mackie C300z Passive Loudspeaker 300-Watt 12" Woofer

Gearank High Notes

NB: At publication time this was on our recommended list of Passive PA Speakers.

Since it is a passive speaker, there's not much going on in terms of extra features, but it does stand out with its non-traditional form factor, 12" LF Driver and relatively big 1.75" HF driver.

Speaking of form factor, tilting the C300z on its side allows it to work as a floor monitor with extended low and high frequencies thanks the size of its drivers.

Features:

  • 12" LF Driver
  • 1.75" HF Driver
  • Power Rating (RMS): 300W
  • Power Rating (Peak): 750W
  • Impedance 8 ohms
  • Frequency Range: 45Hz-20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 1W/1m: 98dB
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 123dB
  • Inputs: 2 x TS, 1 x Speakon
  • Mounting: Pole, Floor Wedge
  • Weight: 46 lbs.

Pros
The Mackie C300z simplicity and practicality continue to win the hearts of musicians and sound system owners. Many of which are happy with how it provides good sounds without the hassle of having to find a power port to plug it in. A number of users also commented on its "clear, crisp and distortion free" tone. One even noted that it sounded clean even with the kick drum mixed in.

Cons
For a passive 12" speaker, the Mackie C300z is quite heavy, but this extra weight is justified by reports of users who are happy with its reliability.

Overall
This affordable 12" passive speaker is a great low-cost option, do check it out if you're budget is limited.

NB: At publication time this was on our recommended list of Passive PA Speakers.

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