Caixas de Som - RCF Mod. Art 500

The same careful acoustic design and advanced materials used in the ART active speakers have been utilized in the ART500 passive speaker. Combining high efficiency, high power handling and excellent sonic performance, the ART500 provides practical solutions for permanent installation applications.

The two-way design consists of a 15" woofer with a 4" extended coil and a massive magnet structure for accurate, powerful bass reproduction. The high-frequency section uses a Polynomial CD horn loaded to a 2" exit titanium compression driver and new technology, ring-mode suppression design, to deliver controlled coverage at the highest sonic purity. The CD horn is a part of the molded enclosure.

The system includes a high-level crossover network that features oversized inductors in series with the woofer, yielding improved current handling, reduced phase shift and superior transient response. Dynamic high-frequency driver protection is accomplished with a fast-response filament resistor, chosen to compliment the power curve of the driver. All components are housed in a light weight, vented enclosure formed from polypropylene that is extremely rigid and is weather resistant. In addition, the woofer is protected by a metal grille.

All controls and connectors are recessed on the rear. A 1-3/8" stand socket and M10 threaded inserts and are molded into the cabinet to provide quick and easy installation using specially designed accessory mounting hardware. This Mackie Industrial product is covered by an exclusive, one-time NO FAULT repair policy in addition to a five year, limited warranty.

  • Live Sound/Music Reinforcement
  • High-Level AV Playback
  • Large Speech Systems
  • High-Level Passive Systems
  • Features
  • 80° x 60° constant-directivity horn with 2" exit
  • compression driver
  • 15" high-gauss woofer
  • Compact, semi-trapezoidal polypropylene enclosure
  • Built-in hand grips, M10 fly points and stand
  • socket
  • Optional installation accessories include hardware for truss, grid, pipe and adjustable wall
  • mounts
  • Dual Speakon®
  • connectors
  • Exclusive Mackie Industrial — one-time NO
  • FAULT repair policy
  • Five year, limited warrantySPEAKER ART500
  • ART500 Two-Way Speaker System
  • 2 O F 6 P A G E S


  • System Acoustic
  • Frequency Range (–10 dB): 50Hz–20kHz
  • Frequency Response (–3 dB): 70Hz–17kHz
  • Horz. Coverage Angle (–6 dB): 80°, nominal
  • Vert. Coverage Angle (–6 dB): 60°, nominal
  • Directivity Factor; Q (DI): 10.7 (10.3),
  • averaged 1kHz to 10kHz

System Sensitivity

1 : 100dB 1W @ 1m

Rated Maximum Peak

2 : 133dB @ 1m

System Input Power Rating

2 : 500 W, IEC; 2000 W Peak

Recommended Amplifier

3 : 700 W

  • System Nominal Impedance: 8Ω
  • HF Protection: Over-voltage dampening
  • Crossover: LICC 1.8kHz, 12dB/octave Transducers
  • Low-Frequency: 15" (380mm) woofer with 4" (102mm) voice coil
  • High-Frequency: Polynomial horn-loaded 2" (51mm) exit titanium compression driver
  • Physical Enclosure: Gray, semi-trapezoidal, reinforced polypropylene
  • Mounting: Six M10 metal threaded inserts, 1.375" (35mm) lockable stand mount
  • Grille: Protective perforated steel grille
  • Input Connectors: 2 x NL4 Speakon® connector plate
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 29.15" x 17.88" x 14.77" (740mm x 454mm x 375mm)
  • Weight: 72.7 lbs. (33kg)


  • ART A-8 Horizontal wall mount hardware
  • ART A-9 Horizontal, adjusting wall mount bracket
  • ART A-10 Vertical, adjusting wall mount bracket
  • SM Tripod stand, black

1 Measured on axis in the far field with 1 watt (2.83 V RMS, 8Ω ) input and referenced to 1 meter distance using the inverse square law. Listed sound pressure represents an average from 300 Hz to 3 kHz.

2 IEC Spectrum, Peak for 2 hours with +6 dB crest factor.

3 Recommended Amplifier is a power capability value that should be taken as a guide.

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