This package contains a Mackie FreePlay portable music system, along with a mounting system for tilting it up from a floor or a bookshelf, or for mounting it on a pole stand.Mackie FreePlay (J19263) T... Click To Read More About This Product
This package contains a Mackie FreePlay portable music system, along with a mounting system for tilting it up from a floor or a bookshelf, or for mounting it on a pole stand.
Mackie FreePlay (J19263)
The Mackie FreePlay at its core is an extremely portable, personal PA system for performers, presenters and general music lovers. From the stage to the boardroom and the backyard, FreePlay delivers a full range sound with a high-output 8” woofer that adds fullness with a rich, detailed bass response. There are two combo inputs on the rear of the FreePlay to connect a balanced or unbalanced mic, instrument or line-level signal using an XLR or 1/4” connector. That means you can plug in your vocal mics, guitars, keyboards, and more.
The FreePlay is also able to sync with your Bluetooth enabled devices instantly at the touch of a button, so setting up a mic and guitar, then adding some backing tracks from your iPhone is as simple as it sounds. And speaking of sound, the overall sound of the FreePlay is true to Mackie’s long legacy of live sound performance. It’s powerful, with a full-range detail that is well suited for the variety of applications it can handle. At -10dB it has a frequency response from 65Hz to 20kHz with a maximum peak SPL of 114dB, so you’ll have plenty of juice to stand out in the crowd. Right out of the box the FreePlay sounds great, but what fun would it be if you didn’t have control over it? That’s why Mackie included a built-in 4-channel mixer with access to volume, EQ and effects for each channel right from the hardware or via the FreePlay Connect app for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Kickstand and pole mount for FreePlay (J22623)
Safely and securely attach your FreePlay portable personal PA system onto a pole, or just give it a little up-angle on a table for better room coverage.
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Comments about Mackie FreePlay Personal PA with Kickstand/Polemount:
This is a really nicely thought out piece of personal equipment. If you are looking for something for just you and an instrument, definitely consider this one. It isn't overly loud but should be ample for small rooms or backyard BBQ's.
The bluetooth connection while streaming music seems to be slightly substandard but you can run a cord from your device's headphone jack to the PA. The mixer app is nicely laid out and works well. I have had some issues with lost connectivity with the app but all you need to do is reboot the app. The PA will continue playing on the last settings.
I wish they would have included a USB port for charging as well. I might have given it a 4.5 star with the charging port.
I you do purchase this, definitely consider the kickstand ($20), bag ($70) and lithium battery ($70). I use the kickstand a lot. Especially for use on a PA speaker stand. The bag is OK and will protect the speakers but total protection from a hard case would have been better IMHO. I did not purchase the lithium battery. Most of my usage will be near AC power. If I ever do need to use it "unplugged", I will opt for the optional 8 D cell batteries instead of the $70 lithium/rechargeable battery.
All in all, it sounds nice. Nothing fantastic but it will get you through in a pinch.
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