Mackie Introduces New Lightweight Power Amplifiers

(Mackie | Posted 2008-04-01)

Mackie Introduces New Lightweight Power Amplifiers

Mackie today enters the lightweight power amplifier category with their new FRS Series - the FRS-1300, FRS-1700, and the FRS-2800. FRS Series amplifiers combine Mackie’s legendary Fast Recovery™ circuitry with a modern switching power supply for exceptional sound and performance in portable applications.

“In true Mackie fashion, the FRS Series amps combine clean power and performance in a lightweight design,” says Mackie product manager, Greg Young. “Fast Recovery™ means your sound stays clean, even when pushing them to their limits. These amps are perfect for the rig on-the-go, and give you more power for your dollar- so they won’t break your back or your wallet,” finished Young.

The FRS Series features Mackie’s legendary Fast Recovery™ circuitry for clean, undistorted sound and the ultimate in punch and clarity—even at clipping. New high-current switching power supplies make them super-efficient and ultra-lightweight—perfect for portable PA rigs. “Built-like-a-tank” construction and Mackie reliability mean the FRS amps will withstand the rigors of the road, and perform flawlessly during gigs. More powerful and quieter than others in their price range, FRS Series amps satisfy even the most demanding systems.

The FRS Series include a high-resolution, 6 segment LED meter per channel, defeatable clip limiter, subsonic filter, and on-board protection circuitry (short, under-impedance, over-current and thermal). The FRS Series includes 3 powerful models - the FRS-1300, FRS-1700 and FRS-2800 with rated output of 1300W, 1660W and 2800W respectively @ 4 Ohms bridged. The FRS Series will be €499 and have an MSRP of $519.99 for the FRS-1300, €599 and $649.99 for the FRS-1700 and €699 and $769.99 for the FRS-2800. The entire series is now available domestically and will be available internationally in Q2 2008. See their European debut at Prolight + Sound 2008, Frankfurt, Germany in Halle 4.1 Stand F51.

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About LOUD Technologies Inc.
LOUD Technologies Inc.
( is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of professional audio and music products. As the corporate parent for world‑recognized brands including Alvarez, Ampeg, Crate, EAW, Knilling, Mackie, Martin Audio, SIA and TAPCO, LOUD Technologies produces and distributes a wide range of digital recording products, loudspeakers, commercial audio systems, audio and music software, guitars, guitar and bass amplifiers, and orchestral string instruments. LOUD Technologies' brands can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, and retail locations and on major musical tours.

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