Mackie SP260 2 x 6 Loudspeaker System Processor

Mackie SP260 2 x 6 Loudspeaker System Processor

Mackie SP260 2 x 6 Loudspeaker System Processor

B&H # MASP260 MFR # SP260
Special Order
Expected availability: 7-14 business days

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Dec 17th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Arturo M. (Wk 3)

Rich P. (Wk 4)

Valeria A. (Wk 5)

Sabrina B. (Wk 6)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Mackie SP260 overview

  • 1Description

The Mackie SP260 2 x 6 Loudspeaker System Processor offers sophisticated EQ, crossover, dynamics processing, and system protection. It provides complete system optimization for both passive and powered systems. Five different operating modes cover a wide range of systems. Each input and output is loaded with a huge range of processing including flexible EQ, crossover, delay, and limiting solutions. It delivers everything you need to professionally optimize loudspeaker systems of nearly any size.

The SP260 utilizes 24-bit AKM AD/DA converters with 120 dB dynamic range for good sound quality. With 24 user-definable presets and flexible I/O for simple routing and configuration, the SP260 is an ultra-flexible processor, suitable for a wide range of portable and permanent applications.

The processor has 2 inputs that instantly connect your mix into a whole host of processing and routing capabilities. Your input signal will never be the same. Each input features a mute switch and variable gain control. Now, you can easily control the whole system regardless of how many boxes you have. You can turn these down and the entire system turns down. It features 5-band EQ on both inputs. You can choose between parametric or high/low shelving, providing a flexible approach to room tuning that is sure to please any professional engineer. There’s even a 600 ms delay available on each input. This is useful when using multiple SP260s to drive delay stacks in really big venues. You can also time align the stage with the main speakers.

There are 6 individual outputs on the Mackie SP260, providing a wide range of possible connections, depending on your system. To start, each output features a mute switch and individual gain adjustment. This allows you to turn up the subs for a bit more low end or get a little more volume to another zone without having to walk out and adjust the power amps.

Each output also features a dedicated 7-band EQ, complete with selectable parametric or shelving control per band. This feature is critical for properly voicing a loudspeaker for the program material being presented or for the venue it is in. Adjusting the voicing with this comprehensive EQ control allows you dial in the suitable response curve for the system and application at hand.

There are many other ways to optimize your passive or active loudspeaker system. The SP260 high and low pass filters allow you to easily create a crossover for your full-range speakers and subs or bi-/tri amped systems. These filters also allow you to roll off frequencies your speaker may not be able to handle. This helps to focus energy where it’s needed, preventing needless heat loss and possible driver over-excursion. There are 8 different types of filters available with varying degree of slope. The following types are available with slope choices in the first through 4th order: Butterworth, Bessel, and Linkwitz-Reilly. For each output, you also get to choose input routing, from input A, input B, or a mono sum of both (suitable for subwoofers or for sending a mono feed to the foyer).

There’s also a 600 ms delay on each output, giving you a wide range of control. You can use it to create delay stacks down the street at a block party. Maybe extra coverage is needed in a balcony for service. You will want to time align that signal for sure. But, if you want to get uber-professional you can take advantage of the fact that the SP260 can adjust delay down to 20 ms increments. This allows you to time-align drivers on stage to provide superior summing. The display conveniently lets you see delay in ms, feet, or meters depending on the situation. You can combine this with the polarity invert feature for a system that is appropriately summed for optimum response.

There’s even a powerful limiter to protect your system from being tampered. A system lock feature keeps your system safe from the occasional (and, of course, accidental) bump. You can even impose a password protection system for enhanced security.

Professional Sound Quality
The SP260 is specifically designed for the professional audio engineer. If you know your Butterworths from your Bessels, or if Linkwitz-Reily is your middle name, the SP260 gives you total control over every single parameter. You can adjust the system based on the venue and gear and be rest assured of achieving premium sound quality. With high-end AKM AD/DA converters with 120 dB dynamic range and a DSP engine and algorithms, you can count on superior sound quality every time.
Simple Setup
You can easily choose from a range of pre-configured system setups to assign the correct inputs; name outputs and provide the starting crossover point for your system. This saves time when dealing with complicated systems that involve zone control, cry rooms, or with bi- or tri-amped loudspeakers. From there, use all the available input and output processing to optimize your system for the venue. Once that's done, you can easily save the setup in one of the 24 available presets. This is useful when you use your system in the same place often or switch between different sets of gear, depending on the venue. Downloadable presets have been created for popular systems that give you a huge head start for setup. Plus, with the ability to link inputs or any combination of outputs, you can save serious time adjusting parameters that you intend to repeat on other channels.
Powerful Desktop Software
With the SP260 Control Application, you have total control over your system from an easy-to-use interface. Just plug in your Windows laptop via the convenient front panel USB port to harness the power of the app. The software auto-detects the SP260 and shows the current settings. Each and every SP260 feature is controllable using the app, which features a high-contrast design suitable for low-lit areas like the front of the house. The smart design of the app is built around maximum workflow, so all processing elements for any input or output are viewable and controllable from a single screen. You can even manage and store your presets on the PC for later implementation. This allows you to setup for shows ahead of time or adjust things you'd like to improve for the next show.
A Complete System Solution
Passive, powered, bi-amped, tri-amped, delay stacks, fill stacks, cry rooms, and balcony clusters. Everything is manageable with the SP260. Getting total control over your system and sounding professional has never been easier. The SP260 is a potent piece that suits and protects your powered or passive PA.
Additional Features
  • Professional 2-input, 6-output system processor for passive and powered PAs
  • Sophisticated, intuitive EQ, crossover, delay, and dynamics processing optimizes and protects your system
  • High-end 24-bit AKM AD/DA converters with 120 dB dynamic range
  • Two balanced XLR inputs with level control, mute, 600 ms delay, and 5-band parametric/shelving EQ
  • Six balanced XLR outputs with level control, mute, polarity invert, dedicated high and low pass filters, 7-band parametric/shelving EQ, 600 ms delay, and limiting
  • Powerful limiter on every output for ultimate protection
  • Convenient front-panel controls for parameter editing and input/output muting
  • USB port for simple programming via PC
  • Linkable inputs and outputs for easy stereo configuration
  • 7-segment LED metering for input/output level or limiter activity
  • 5 Operating Modes: 2 x stereo + sub, 3 x stereo, 2 x 2-way + sub, 2 x 3-way, and 1 x 6-way
  • 24 presets for storing your Mackie or other system parameters
  • Switchmode Power Supply: 100 to 240V
  • Compact, single rack unit design
UPC: 663961036541
In the Box
Mackie SP260 2 x 6 Loudspeaker System Processor
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Mackie SP260 specs

    Preset Function
    Operating Modes 2 x Stereo + Sub: 2 full-range loudspeaker pairs and a pair of (mono by default) subwoofers
    2 x 2 Way + Sub: 2 bi-ampable full-range loudspeakers and a pair of (mono by default) subwoofers
    2 x 3 Way: 2 tri-ampable full-range loudspeakers
    3 x Stereo: 3 full-range loudspeaker pairs
    1 x 6 Way: Mono 6-way setup
    Gain ±15 dB
    ±0.1 dB increments
    Delay Time (ms): 0.00 to 600.99 ms
    ±1.00 & ±0.02 ms increments
    Distance: 0.00 to 670.23' (0.00 to 204.33 m)
    ±1.11 & ±0.02' (±0.34 & ±0.007 m) increments
    Bypass EQ: On or Off
    Band 5-Band EQ:
    Frequency: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 1/24 octave increments
    Bandwidth: 0.05 to 3.0, ±0.05 increments
    Gain: ±15 dB, ±0.05 dB increments
    High or Low-Shelving: 6 or 12 dB/octave
    Name User-editable
    Source InA, InB, InA+InB
    Polarity 180˚ invert
    Gain -12.0 to +6.0 dB, ±0.1 dB increments
    Bypass EQ: On or Off
    Band 7-Band EQ:
    Frequency: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 1/24 octave increments
    Bandwidth: 0.05 to 3.0, ±0.05 increments
    Gain: ±15 dB, ±0.05 dB increments
    High or Low-Shelving: 6 or 12 dB/octave
    Delay Time: 0.00 to 600.99 ms
    ±1.00 & ±0.02 ms increments
    Distance: 0.00 to 670.23' (0.00 to 204.33 m)
    ±1.11 & ±0.02' (±0.34 & ±0.007 m) increments
    Filter High- and Low-Pass:
    Frequency: 20 Hz to 20 kHz Filter / Slope: No Cut-Off
    Butterworth 6 dB/octave
    Butterworth 12 dB/octave
    Linkwitz-Riley 12 dB/octave
    Bessel 12 dB/octave
    Butterworth 18 dB/octave
    Butterworth 24 dB/octave
    Linkwitz-Riley 24 dB/octave
    Bessel 24 dB/octave
    Limiter Attack: 5 to 200 ms
    (5 ms to 20 ms) ±1 ms increments
    (20 ms to 30 ms) ±5 ms increments
    (30 ms to 100 ms) ±10 ms increments
    (100 ms to 200 ms) ±20 ms increments
    Release: 0.1 to 3.0 sec, ±0.1 sec increments
    Threshold: -10 to +20 dBu, ±0.2 dBu increments
    Analog Input Level
    Connector 2 balanced XLRs
    Max Input Signal Line Level: +20 dBu
    CMRR >58 dB
    Input Meters Range: Clip: -20, -10, 0, +3, +9, +15 dBu
    Connector Outputs: 6 balanced XLRs
    Max Input Signal Line Level: +21 dBu
    Meter Output Range:
    Level Mode: Limit Mode
    Limit: Limit
    Clip: 0 dBr
    +15 dBu: -3 dBr
    +9 dBu: -6 dBr
    +3 dBu: -9 dBr
    0 dBu: -12 dBr
    -15 dBu: -15 dBr
    A/D - D/A Conversions
    Converter Type: 24-bit AKM
    Dynamic Range 120 dB
    Sample Rate 48 kHz
    Bit Depth 24-bit
    Noise Characteristics
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.2 dB
    Dynamic Range 111 dB A-weighted
    108 dB unweighted
    Distortion Frequency: 20 Hz to 20 kHz: <0.004%
    Input / Output
    Crosstalk Interchannel: 22 Hz to 22 kHz (unweighted)
    -107 dB (+20 dBu @ 1 kHz)

    Input to Output: -107 dB (+20 dBu @ 1 kHz)
    Format USB 1.1

    USB port for programming via Windows-based computers. App and driver downloadable from the Mackie website.

    Power Requirements
    Power Consumption AC: 40 W
    Power Supply (AC) Universal: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
    Power Connector 3-pin IEC
    Operating Temperature Extended Ambient Temperature: 32 to 104˚F (0 to 40˚C)
    Software Requirements PC: Microsoft Windows 7 32/64 SP 1, Vista 32/64 SP 2 or XP 32 SP 3
    Pentium 4, Celeron, or Athlon XP processor
    512 MB RAM
    Physical Characteristics
    Display 2 x 24-character LCD with backlight
    Height 1.8" (46.0 mm)
    (1U rack mount design)
    Width Front: 19.0" (483.0 mm)
    Rear: 17.3" (439.0 mm)
    Depth 9.0" (229.0 mm)
    Weight 5.8 lb (2.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.1 x 12.1 x 4.4"

    Mackie SP260 reviews

    Be the first to review this item

    Mackie SP260 Q&A

    Mackie SP260 accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.