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Mackie Unveils New Portable PA Loudspeakers, Amplifiers & Processor
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Elements in the new Mackie portable PA series, including S500 Series loudspeakers, FRS Series power amplifiers and the SP260 loudspeaker processor (larger image below)

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Mackie has introduced three different series of products—S500 Series passive loudspeakers, FRS Series power amplifiers and the SP260 2x6 loudspeaker processor—designed to meet a global demand for passive systems. All are on display (Halle 6.1, Stand C30) at the ongoing Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt.

S500 passive loudspeakers utilize high-output transducers housed within rugged enclosures covered in tough PVC vinyl and capped with protective edge bumpers. All models feature NL4 and 1/4-inch inputs and thru connections.

There are three full-range boxes in the series: the S512 2-way 12-inch, the S515 2-way 15-inch, and the S525 2-way dual 15-inch, joined by the 18-inch S518 subwoofer.

Available in two different high-powered configurations (FRS-1700 & FRS-2800), FRS Series power amplifiers utilize Mackie’s proprietary Fast Recovery technology for quicker transient response, keeping the sound clean and undistorted even when pushed hard.

High-current, switching power supplies maximize efficiency and minimize weight.

Offering sophisticated EQ, dynamics processing and system protection, the SP260 2x6 speaker processor provides complete system optimization for both passive and powered systems. The six outputs feature five different operating modes to cover a wide range of systems.

Each output offers dedicated level control, polarity invert, high/low-pass filters, 7-band parametric/shelving EQ, 600ms delay and limiting. Two input channels provide independent 600ms delay and a flexible 5-band parametric/shelving EQ. The front panel also includes 7-segment LED metering per channel.

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

“Our customers have asked for an expanded portable PA line that delivers professional performance at amazing prices,” explains Greg Young, Mackie director of product management. “This new system does just that, with class-leading performance and unmatched affordability.”

All three series are scheduled for Q2, 2012 availability.



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