Mackie Announces Powerful, Ultra-Lightweight Personal PA Freeplay Series

May 2 2018, 02:30
Following the market trend for new portable and smarter speaker systems, Mackie announced an all-new personal PA plus matching portable Bluetooth speakers – FreePlay Series Personal PA and Portable Bluetooth Speakers. Available in three models, the FreePlay LIVE, FreePlay HOME, and FreePlay GO, the FreePlay Series combines sound quality and value for performers, presenters, and music lovers.

"The original FreePlay was incredibly versatile and powerful, but we knew we could add even more value,” says Ryan Cassady, Mackie Product Manager. “Not only is the new FreePlay LIVE even more compact, it offers a built-in battery and integrated mic stand mount, eliminating the need to buy additional accessories to get those capabilities.”

Mackie introduces its FreePlay LIVE speaker as the perfect personal PA for anyone who needs a lightweight and great-sounding solution for music performance and speech presentations with plenty of power on tap. It can run on either AC or battery power, with the built-in high-capacity rechargeable battery offering up to 15 hours of rich, powerful sound. FreePlay LIVE features inputs for microphone, guitar, keyboard, or playback device, and allows users to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth enabled device. Plus, with the FreePlay Connect app, users get mobile freedom to control levels, EQ, reverb, and more for amazing sound in any situation.

“FreePlay offers an unmatched listening experience from a speaker this portable and affordable,” remarks Cassady. “But we wanted to deliver that same incredible sound quality to even more people in two new ultra-portable music-dedicated models.”

The FreePlay HOME and GO Portable Bluetooth Speakers feature powerful, immersive sound tuned by the designers of some of the world’s most popular professional live sound and recording systems. Their compact, attractive design offers exceptional clarity and high-headroom power, allowing users to connect their personal devices over Bluetooth, and even link it to a second FreePlay Series speaker with enhanced control via the FreePlay Connect app. The new Mackie FreePlay HOME and GO portable speakers can be used anywhere sound is needed, thanks to the high-capacity rechargeable batteries allowing up to 15 hours of power. Plus, users can even use them as a power bank to recharge their USB devices.

The Mackie FreePlay Series Personal PA and Portable Bluetooth Speakers include the FreePlay LIVE, FreePlay HOME, and FreePlay GO, and are available worldwide beginning early May, 2018. Sold individually, the US MSRP pricing is $559.99 for the FreePlay LIVE, $349.99 for the FreePlay HOME, and $256.99 for the FreePlay GO.
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