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MACKIE UNVEILS NEW CFX.mkII SERIES MIXERS AT MUSIKMESSE

Frankfurt, Germany - April 6, 2005 - Mackie is using this years Musikmesse/Pro Light and Sound Convention to show for the first time ever in Europe, updated versions of their popular CFX range of live sound effects mixers. Scheduled for release later this year, the new CFX.mkII Series mixers have been updated with more comfortable Onyx series knobs, new graphics for better visibility in less-than-ideal lighting conditions, and improved durability thanks to impact-resistant rubber side panels that have been added to the entire range. Best of all, the CFX.mkII mixers come at a suggested retail price significantly lower than the original CFX series.

About the CFXII.mkII Series Compact Effects Mixer
Available in 12, 16 and 20 channel configurations, the CFX.mkII Series mixers all feature four subgroups, precise nine-band stereo graphic equalizers for greater sonic control, and Mackie’s high-quality EMAC™ 32-bit digital effects processor that virtually eliminates the need for outboard effects processors.

The exceptional EMAC (Extended Multiplication and Accumulation) processor started with the development of the best possible reverb, delay and modulation algorithms the Mackie engineers could devise. These algorithms are backed by a powerful 32-bit effects processor that is much better than the jangling 16-bit processors found on most other “effects” mixers available today.

All CFX.mkII mic/line channels have unbalanced inserts and input trim controls with individual Zero Level LEDs, 3-band EQ with swept midrange, and 100Hz low-cut filers. Each channel strip has a 60mm long-taper fader, one external, and one internal/external effects send; plus two aux sends, pan, mute, solo (PFL), and bus assigns. All three models allow two separate stage monitor mixes to be created with their own effects levels.

Like the original CFX Series mixers, the CFX.mkII Series mixers are designed for rugged, day-in and day-out road use. Their sturdy-yet-light steel construction houses rugged, double-sided SMT-plated fiberglass circuit boards as well as faders with ultra-tight lip seals for keeping out dust and other contaminants. The new Onyx-style knobs are mounted so that they ride just above the steel chassis and absorb impact without transferring damage to the internal components.

The Mackie CFX.mkII Series will be available from authorized Mackie dealers in early Q2, 2005. The CFX12.mkII has a manufacturer’s suggested retail value of 545 Euros, ($599 US), while the CFX16.mkII is priced 675 Euros, ($749 US), and CFX20.mkII is now 875 Euros, ($899 US). The entire Mackie product line is currently on display at the Musikmesse/Pro Light and Sound Convention in Frankfurt, Germany, April 6-9, 2005, Hall 4.1, stand F51.

About Mackie
Mackie, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. For more information visit: www.mackie.com.

Mackie is a registered trademark of LOUD Technologies Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information please contact: Mackie · 16220 Wood–Red Road N.E. · Woodinville, WA 98072 · Phone: (425) 487–4333 · Fax: (425) 487–4337 ·Internet:www.loudtechinc.com.


 

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