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Mackie C300z 12 Inch PA Speaker Black

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Product Description

The Mackie C300z was designed for optimum performance with Mackie powered mixers and power amps. Mackie C Series loudspeakers are passive versions of Mackie’s popular SRM450 and SRM350 portable active loudspeakers. The C300z features a crystal clear 1.75-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver, a beefy 12 inch high-efficiency woofer with a precision 3 inch voice coil, 750W peak power handling at 8 ohms, and a frequency response of 45Hz-20kHz. and a speaker stand socket. Their trapezoidal shape allows them to function as a floor wedge for stage monitor applications.

Mackie C300z Features

  • Portable Precision Passive loudspeaker with 1.75-inch HF compression driver and 12-inch LF transducer
  • HF compression driver mounted on a multi-celled aperture, with a constant directivity horn for room-wide 90° x 45° dispersion
  • Precise reproduction of critical upper mid-range and high frequencies
  • Tough, impact-resistant enclosure with sturdy handles, pole-mount, and integrated rigging points
  • Designed for optimum performance with Mackie powered mixers and power amplifiers
  • 750W peak power handling at 8 ohms
  • Three setup configurations: pole mount, flyable and wedge
  • Passive version of the best-selling SRM450

Are you looking for renowned Mackie sound quality in a portable, lightweight package but you've already invested beaucoups cash on pro-level power amps? Want to instantly upgrade the sound of your existing powered mixer or amplifier without breaking the bank?

Good news for you, because Mackie's C300z 2-Way Portable Passive Loudspeakers put the superior clarity, wide dispersion, and legendary ergonomics of the SRM Series within reach of any serious musician, DJ, or small club. These compact-yet-loud speakers can be pole-mounted for use as a small full-range PA system, combined with subwoofers as needed, and even employed as high-quality passive floor monitors.

The new C Series passive Loudspeakers represent Mackie's first lightweight passive speakers tuned exclusively by the EAW loudspeaker engineering team. This is the same team with more than 25 years of high-output loudspeaker expertise, having created loudspeaker systems for critical applications as diverse as the Super Bowl, Iron Maiden, and the Pope. And although loudspeakers for these mega-systems cost exponentially more than the stalwart C300z, many of the same concepts applied, namely: designing custom 12-inch LF drivers with a frequency range from 50 Hz - 3000 Hz and a 3-inch voice coil that can take a pounding. And a 1.75-inch High-Frequency titanium Driver and Horn providing a wide, controlled dispersion pattern and precise reproduction of the critical 1000 Hz - 20,000 Hz upper mid-range and high frequencies.

Tuning a crossover (i.e. voicing a system), involves dozens of critical decisions that many manufacturers overlook. In the end, it is all about balancing the design so that you get the best subjective results from the speaker while maintaining a good technical implementation. The crossover in the C Series is a unique Low Impedance Compensated Crossover (LICC) design with an asymmetrical slope. With EQ and crossover points meticulously chosen so that beamwidth patterns match in both drivers, C Series loudspeakers offer natural sound at all volume levels.

Ever been to a show where the music sounds great in front, but craps out once you get to the back or sides of the room? That's exactly why Mackie gave the C300z a multi-cell horn throat aperture. Sure, it's hard to say, but what it does is allow for much wider and more even dispersion of high and mid frequencies - so the wallflowers get the same great listening experience as those up front.

Anyone with a factory can build a box and stick some speakers in it (and that's just what many do). But low-frequency transducers in square boxes can create resonances that reflect off the rear wall and pass through the woofer cone out of phase, and ready to mess up your sound. The C300z enclosure is an asymmetrical monocoque design with no parallel surfaces, causing mid and high frequency resonance's to be reflected at angles into internal damping materials, instead of interfering with the woofer doing its thing.

A good floor monitor plays loudly without generating feedback through vocal microphones. A poor floor monitor, on the other hand, will generate feedback just about the time you turn it up to a useable level. Floor monitor feedback is often caused by uneven frequency response and dispersion; some frequencies arrive at the microphone much louder than others. These spikes are what trigger feedback as the floor monitor volume is increased. The C300z has incredibly smooth, spike-free response and dispersion over a wide range of treble frequencies. So you can increase its volume without boosting those nasty, feedback-inducing spikes. Without extensive tuning, no passive speaker or specialized floor wedge in this class can even come close.

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Phone:  800-258-6883 Warranty:  All SRM, DLM, HD, iP and C Speakers, Reach, PPM Mixers, HRmk2 Studio Monitors: 3-year inclusive of electronics, 2-year drivers (where applicable), nontransferable; Thump, Freeplay, Onyx Mixers and Interfaces, DL, VLZ4, ProFX mixers, MRmk3 Studio Monitors, Big Knob, MCU Pro Series, SP260, FRS Series Amplifiers, Mixer Bags/Covers/Hardware, Loudspeaker Bags/Covers/Hardware: 1-year nontransferable; FreePlay Lithium Ion Battery: 90-day all inclusive, nontransferable;B-Stock items, 90 days.

Product Specifications

Product Specifications

Mackie C300z Specifications

  • Frequency Response (-3 dB): 55Hz - 18kHz
  • Frequency Range (-10 dB): 45Hz - 20kHz
  • Maximum SPL Long-term @ 1m: 123dB
  • Crossover Frequency: 1800 Hz
  • Input Type: Speakon®-style NL4 jack 1/4-inch TS phone jack
  • Input Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Power Handling: (RMS) 300 watts, (peak) 750 watts

Customer Reviews

Review: Damen Submitted: 2/3/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Just used them for the first time today...sound great!!!
Product Rating

Product Review

They cover a wide range...

Review: Kevin C Crawford, Submitted: 6/22/2011

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Mackie C300z Passive Rules!

Super Quality, Super Dependable for years and years!

Quality, last pair bought used in 1995 and still in service with our company.

Very easy to use, plus comes with Speakon hookups now, and the new black color looks sharp!

Perfect speaker for PA speaking events and killer DJ playback!

Review: scott heisey from lititz,pa 17543, anonmyous27426 Submitted: 8/15/2010

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


awesome speakers

peolpe say they use them for a few hours. i use them 8-12 hours straight , you won't be let down

Plug in a speakon and crankem

i run two 300z's with a qsc 2450 play all night long

i use them for all types of venues. some shows i use a 18" sub then into the 300z. sound great

Review: Joseph Graves from Tulsa, OK Submitted: 2/5/2008

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Very Pleased, Proud to own them.

Your general opinion of this product.

Quality seems very good, I have installed these in 2 churches, they are very happy with them and have had no problems in the year they have been installed.

Has 1/4" and Speak-On Connectors for Input and Thru, Exactly what most people needed.

Not much to understand, Plug it in and play with it. Not very much Eq Needed.

This is probably the best speaker out there for the money. I challenge anyone to find a better sounding speaker with the reputation of a Mackie for this price. Hands down - Best sounding, Loudest speaker for the price.

Like I said, smooth lows and very crisp Highs. Add a halfway decent Sub and you've got a system to be Proud of.

Gospel, Country

Part Time

Overall I woud buy these again if they were stolen, Mackie comes through every time. For the Part-timer


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