Mackie has expanded its MP Series professional in-ear monitor series, adding the new MP-320, MP-360, and MP-460 monitors to the current lineup in addition to adding Bluetooth capabilities with the new MP-BTA Bluetooth adapter, available bundled with the MP-120, MP-220, and MP-240.
MP-320 monitors have a triple dynamic driver design to help facilitate musical separation and nuance with added low-frequency response and clarity in the mid and high frequencies. The drivers are custom designed to meet specific performance parameters.
MP-460 monitors are equipped with a quad balanced-armature design that is designed to optimize vocal clarity and detail. All three new in-ear monitors employ a 3-way crossover engineered to provide balanced sound across the stated 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range.
An over-ear design helps keep the monitors securely in the ear and the cables behind the head for uninterrupted performance. The new models have ergonomically molded enclosures and come with four different types of ear tips — foam, silicone, wide-bore silicone, and triple flange — in small, medium, and large sizes.
The detachable cables are shielded and internally braided, and are equipped with MMCX connectors for aaded ease of wear and flexibility. The monitors come with a hard-molded case and a gold-plated 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch adapter.
The new MP-BTA Bluetooth adapter is included with all Mackie BT Series monitors and is also available separately, It has swiveling, detachable MMCX connectors to make coupling easier. The adapter is designed to pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device, with its Bluetooth 5.0 technology supplying greater battery life, range, and reliability. In-line mic and controls allow for answering calls and controlling music playback.
Available beginning January 2020, the MP-BTA carries a US MAP of $99.99; the MP-120 BTA carries a US MAP of $149.99; the MP-220 BTA carries a US MAP of $199.99; and the MP-240 BTA carries a US MAP of $ 249.99. The MP-320 (US MAP $299.99), MP-360 (US MAP $399.99), and MP-460 (US MAP $499.99) will be available in February 2020.