Mackie FR2500 Stereo Power Amplifier
Building on Mackie's legendary "Fast Recovery" design, the next-generation FR•2500 professional stereo power amplifier delivers new levels of performance and reliability to your live sound system. Tens of thousands of satisfied owners have come to appreciate FR•Series sound quality and system-enhancing features—and with good reason. You get ultimate power, ultra-clean sound, and affordability in one high-performing package.
Fast Recovery Revisited
“Fast Recovery” circuitry was born when Greg Mackie and his team of world-class amp engineers developed the original line of Mackie power amplifiers. Their innovation—and late nights—resulted in a revolutionary technology, one that delivered power without sacrificing sound quality. Unlike traditional “negative feedback” power amplifier design, which can cause a power amp to latch in clipping mode, Fast Recovery circuitry instantly recovers from clipping. The result is no latching, and way better sound.
Brawn Over Brains
FR•Series amplifiers are all about brute force. These traditional Class A/B and Class H amp topologies feature a massive toroidal transformer, huge storage capacitors, state-of-the-art output devices and back-to-front cooling via a variable speed fan. Delivering enormous amounts of current into extremely low impedances, plus lots of dynamic power reserves, you can trust that clipping will be kept at bay and your sound will always be true. Especially when it comes to extreme transients, these amps are ultra-responsive—your kick drum will devastate, your snare drum will cut, the bass guitar will pulse and punch….you get the point.
Clean, Full Range Power
FR•Series amplifiers keep it super-clean with the lowest distortion in their class—and at .03% THD (20Hz-20kHz), we mean looooow. With frequency response that extends well above the audible hearing range, from 25Hz to 25kHz (0,-1dB), you’ll be sure to get the most out of your loudspeakers, too. Mackie's even added a user-selectable subsonic filter (30Hz), so you can protect speakers without ultra-low frequency response from unwanted heat-creating, transducer-destroying subsonic frequencies. Simply put, FR•Series amps deliver high-power performance, with remarkable sound quality, across the full frequency range.
The FR•Series amps feature not only Neutrik Speakon connectors for the channel A and B outputs, but also a separate Speakon for bridged applications. If you run your FR amps in stereo mode, the bridged Speakon output carries both amp channels A and B on its 4-pin connector scheme, allowing you to send a single 4-wire cable from the amp rack to your loudspeakers. Super-convenient…and just think of the cable cost savings.
- Legendary Mackie Fast Recovery circuitry
- FR•2500 2500W @ 4 Ohms bridged
- Easily switchable mono/stereo/bridged mono operating modes
- Separate Speakon® outputs for Channel A and Channel B
- Third Speakon output for mono bridged applications: also provides both output channels on a single NL4 connector
- 30Hz subsonic filter for low-frequency speaker protection
- Handles for easy transport and protection of level controls
- Defeatable clip limiter
- Front-panel signal and overload indication
3 years parts and labor.
Mackie FR2500 Stereo Power Amplifier
The following Mackie products have drivers that are guaranteed for two years and electronics guaranteed
for three years: Loudspeakers, power amps, and powered mixers; all SRM, HD, SAz, SWA, C and S Series
speakers; all M, FR and FRS amplifiers; and all HRmk2 studio monitors.
The following Mackie products are guaranteed for one year:
All mixers, MR Studio Monitors, Control Surfaces, Processors, Audio/MIDI Interfaces, all other
SR & recording products, all Onyx Compact, 4 bus and 8 bus, VLZ3, PPM, ProFX, d.Pro, U Series, CFXmk2
mixers, MR Studio Monitors, Big Knob, Quad Com, Onyx 800R, and MCU Pro Family Controllers.
This warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.