Mackie Speakers Survive Dowsing In Horsesh*t

Mackie 20 Years Running Contest concludes – winner announced      07/07/09

Mackie have announced the winner of the 20 Years Running Contest. Marking Mackie's 20th anniversary, the contest encouraged Mackie customers worldwide to submit product stories, photos and videos highlighting their jaw-dropping experiences with Mackie gear over the years. Entrants had a chance to win a new Mackie live sound system featuring the new HD High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers.
"We're always stoked to hear about the beatings our gear survives, but some of these contest stories were totally insane," said John Boudreau Music Gear Group VP at LOUD Technologies. "We had fun going through all of the entries, but the final decision was tough...especially when you get stories like a VLZ surviving a dishwasher's pots and pans cycle. But we had to give the winning prize to Badger Koon with his 'muddy' disaster story. Badger's prize consists of a pair of Mackie's all-new HD1531 High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers and a 1604-VLZ3 Compact Mixer. Prize valued at $4,000 USD. Here's Badger's story and video...
"My name is Badger Koon and My Mackie SRM 450 Active Speakers are amazing! They were totally covered in nasty horse poop and mud during a mudslide!!! I dug them out, washed them out with a hose, and let them dry. To this day they sound good as new. And they are loud! My Mackie speakers sound great for all the events I produce. Thank you Mackie for a great product."
Mackie tell us the contest stories were so great that they will keep the contest gallery page up indefinitely. While newly submitted stories are no longer eligible for the contest, anyone who wants to submit their Mackie product story can get it published on the Mackie website by going to
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