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Rating and Reviews: Mackie FreePlay PA System

With XLR-1/4" inputs for your vocal mics and guitars, built-in effects, and Bluetooth streaming, this big-sounding speaker is great for partying or practice.

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"Mackie Awesomeness" submitted July 25, 2016

By michael langlois in harbor springs, MI
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Music Style: All the above.
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Overall: I ordered this product to dj an outdoor wedding by a waterfall. It worked flawlessly!! The interconnect with my cell phone/pad allowed me to have full control without being in the limelight. I highly recommend the stand adapter and lion battery pack. I also used it for an indoor guitar/ mic gig where I only needed a small P.A. Again it worked flawlessly. I highly recommend this product to use as a personal P.A./ monitor or just a tailgating boom box. Thank you Mackie, you have amazed again.
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"Best Portable Speaker I've Had" submitted August 2, 2016

By DJ Esso in Washington, DC
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Overall: This unit kicks out great sound, is compact, and can its rechargeable battery life is very solid (although I haven't used it that often to know how long the rechargeable lasts over time). Highly recommend! Paying the extra money for this (compare to Alesis Transactive) is well worth it. Could use a USB/phone charger and RCA input however.
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"Great sound" submitted October 2, 2015

By Pedro L Machado in Fort Washington, MD
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Musical Background: Professional since 1976, guitar,vocals,percussion,keys
Music Style: Jazz,Brazilian, Calypso,Salsa,, Classic Rock
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Overall: I received mine in August , it is intended for busking performance, not for loud ear shattering noisy music, I use it along with backing tracks, people like the sound, because I know how to use this portable pa , I would recommend this to any street performer.
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"Jackie Freeplay" submitted August 25, 2015

By Andre P
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Musical Background: Recording engineer, corporate trainer
Music Style: Almost all music
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Overall: Great solid unit. Perfect device for presentations and small crowds enjoying music. Not recommend for live performance. I purchased 3 units. Each one was returned due to a faulty electronic crossover. When you reach 75 to 100 percent volume the unit distorts. Once this happen you have to reset and start over. When Mackie solve this problem I'll purchase another one.
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"Not so much" submitted September 20, 2015

By Steven A in Pineville, LA
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Musical Background: 30 years
Music Style: Christian, Southern Gospel.
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Overall: I found the Free Play not the wow product I expected. The overall volume is low, and I had problems getting mics dialed in. When you get passed 75% max power, you start getting distortion. Sending mine back for something with more "top end".
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