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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Mackie FRS-1700 1660-Watt 2-channel Lightweight Power Amplifier  

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        Delivers awesome power and performance for its price.

        The Mackie FRS 1700 is a power amplifier that gives you amazing power, price and portability—for the real world. The FRS 1700 power amp features Mackie's legendary Fast Recovery™ circuitry for clean, undistorted sound with the ultimate in punch and clarity — even at clipping — 'cause Mackie knows amps often get pushed to the limit. Delivering more Watts per dollar than other power amps in their price range — 1660W at 4 ohms bridged — the FRS 1700 will satisfy even the most demanding systems, without making a huge dent in your bank account.

        With their resonant switching power supplies, FRS power amps are super-efficient and ultra-lightweight, making them perfect for portable PA rigs, too — and Grannies on Tour. "Built-like-a-tank" construction and sophisticated protection circuitry ensure they will withstand the rigors of the road, and perform flawlessly during gigs, no matter what you throw at them. Combine the FRS Series amplifiers with the Mackie Precision Passive loudspeakers, and you've got optimum performance from a powerhouse system. Try 'em for yourself and you'll see, FRS Series amps are simply louder, lighter and better than anything else in their class.

        • Fast Recovery— design for clean, undistorted sound
        • Ultra-light, ultra-quiet, ultra-efficient switching power supply
        • Short, under-impedance, over-current and thermal protection
        • Robust, impact-resistant, all-steel 2U rackmount chassis

        Mackie, for quality you can count on. Order today.


        FRS-1700 1660-Watt 2-channel Lightweight Power Amplifier Specifications:

        • 310 at 8ohms
        • 540W at 4ohms
        • 830W at 2ohms
        • 1080W bridged at 8ohms
        • 1660W bridged at 4ohms
        • Weight: 22 lbs. (10 kg)
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        By Landon Lehrman

        from Indiana

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        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful


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          Comments about Mackie FRS-1700 1660-Watt 2-channel Lightweight Power Amplifier:

          This particular amplifer is an evolution of the FR1400 which I own. There is no better amplifer for the money. Sure, you could get this level of sound from a top end Crown, but you're going to be forking over hundreds more!

          Mackie makes some of the best amplifers on the market!

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