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Mackie Shows New CFX.mkII™ Series Mixers at SIEL

Mackie's Popular CFX Series Live Sound Mixers get a new low price and a fresh new look.

Paris – February 6, 2005 - SIEL : Mackie revealed today 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 EMACTM 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 entire Mackie product line is currently on display at SIEL in Paris, France, February 6-9, 2005, booth #J32.

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 all 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.mackie.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those described above and the following: changes in demand for the Company's products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, difficulties encountered in the integration of acquired businesses and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.


 

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