Mackie launch a battery-powerable PA with Bluetooth music streaming, four-channel mixer and a control app for iOS and Android devices
ow shipping worldwide, Mackie’s FreePlay is a portable, battery-powerable, full-range stereo PA with Bluetooth music streaming and a control app for iOS and Android devices. The FreePlay features a high-output eight-inch woofer with a four-channel digital mixer to control levels, EQ and more and allows users to connect microphones, line or instrument level sources.
“FreePlay is perfect for everyone from musicians and singer/songwriters on the go, to educators, public speakers and even everyday music lovers,” says Matt Redmon, Mackie Senior Product Manager. “The ability to incorporate a Bluetooth stream with live instruments sets FreePlay apart. Musicians are going to love being able to easily mix in backing tracks right from their mobile device.”
Complete wireless control of the PA is made possible using the FreePlay Connect app for iOS and Android devices, available now on the Apple App Store and on Google Play. The app puts the user in control of everything – from simple level adjustments to control over professional performance features like a built-in feedback eliminator, application-specific speaker voicing modes and 16 vocal/instrument effects. Musicians can simply mount their phone on their mic stand for distraction free mixing during performances.
FreePlay’s portable design is underlined by a choice of AC or battery power, including an optional rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack or standard D Cell batteries. Optional accessories include a kickstand/pole mount which allows the unit to be mounted on a standard speaker pole or makes it possible to tilt the FreePlay back by a 45-degree angle, for better monitoring when the unit is on the ground. An optional lithium-ion battery pack delivers up to 10 hours of playback and is rechargeable. There’s also a durable carry bag available to protect during transport and storage that includes handy pockets for mics, cables, etc.
The Mackie FreePlay Personal PA is now shipping worldwide at a suggested retail price of $499.99 (approx. £318). For more details, visit: freeplay.mackie.com