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Mackie FR 800 2-Channel Stereo Power Amplifier   

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The Mackie FR 800 is a professional stereo power amplifier with a high-power design. The Mackie Fast Recovery circuit reduces distortion for ultra-lo...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Mackie FR 800 is a professional stereo power amplifier with a high-power design. The Mackie Fast Recovery circuit reduces distortion for ultra-low noise. The FR 800 power amp has independent defeatable limiter protection on each channel and a subsonic filter for maximum amplifier efficiency. The Mackie FR 800 also has XLR and 1/4" inputs with Speakon and Binding Post outputs in a robust, impact-resistant, all-steel 2U rackmount chassis.

  • Stereo output: 480W @ 2 ohms, 300W @ 4 ohms, 205W @ 8 ohms
  • Mono output: 800W @ 4 ohms, 560W @ 8 ohms
  • Professional stereo power amplifier with high-power / ultra low-noise design
  • Fast Recovery circuitry reduces distortion at the edge of clipping and beyond
  • Available in three distinct models:
  • Independent defeatable Limiter protection per channel
  • Subsonic Filter for maximum amplifier efficiency
  • XLR and 1/4" input connections
  • SpeakonĀ® and Binding Post output connections
  • Robust, impact-resistant, all-steel 2U rackmount chassis

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Clear at higher volume.

By beraiden

from KC

No issues has perfect self noise supression.

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Not a bad amo

By Bassman2972

from Indiana

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I bought this new for my bass rig cause I wanted something more than what I could get out of most amps. Unlike other posts about the shut down problems, I haven't experienced that issue. Could be they fixed the problem. I've run this thing straight for eight hours of play and never failed me once. I've had it for a year now and have yet to have any problems. Of course there are going to be better amps than this, but for the money, you can't beat it in my opinion.


Mackie Represents a Great Value

By The Running Man

from Snohomish, WA

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I've been using this amp for over a year and it works well. I have not put it through it's paces, but it does just fine powering a pair of JBL JRX115's at moderate levels. There has been a slight hum at idle since day one, but it's quieter than the fan noise and isn't noticeable under load. The amp is solid. Pots and connectors feel very solid. Inputs are Mackie chose a toriodial power supply which is consistent but heavy. While it may not have the damping factor or signal-to-noise ratio of a Macro-Tech, the FR series represent a great value. I would also consider a M series Mackie amp with Class H architecture.


boom for the buck

By shadow61356

from midwest

i have been running this amp for 4 months. i am pushing two sub boxes at 2 ohms per channel. never had a problem with over heating or shut down, very clean sound, and a very quiet amp. great amp for small applications. perfect for schools or churches. i plan on buying a few more as my system grows


Strong, reliable, hi-fi

By Zippo the Heavier

from markle

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When you are ready to buy a power amp, you have to have some knowledge. You must be willing to read. You must have enough brains to hook up your equipment correctly. So long as you are not trying to power a 2-ohm bass load, this is a great amp and a great deal. If you are adverse to reading manuals, don't understand simple concepts like impedance mismatches, or other simple stuff, you should never hook up any power amp anyway.


Big letdown...

By Eppidrummer

from Ohio

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I bought this amp to run the bottom end of my system at 8ohms per side and the amp within the first hr shuts off and restarts. When I put a LARGE household fan in front of the amp all is well. A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT! Mackies comment - "its supposed to do that". WOW!


Better cooling required!!!

By Doctor Music

from Key West

I used it in a small club and it keeps shutting off then restarting when it gets hot, which is quite quick. It sucks I'm afraid. Don't bother to get one.


Don't buy it

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

It is the second unit that crapped out with only 6 months. Did not even drive them hard and one unit even caught fire. Mackie used to be good quality but since they moved production to China it is just junk. I will never buy Mackie again.


Crisp, Clean Power

By theRunningMan

from Portland, OR

I understand mackie had to make some tough decisions to keep the cost under control, however, the end product is a great value. The amp has speakon outputs which in this price range are rare. The amp doesn't color the sound at all, so an eq is necessary. The toroidial power supply is heavy but sounds great.

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