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MiPro Ships MA-808 Portable Wireless PA System

MiPro Ships MA-808 Portable Wireless PA System


Avlex Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the new MiPro MA-808 Portable Wireless PA System. Featuring a rugged, high-impact enclosure with retractable handles and integrated wheels for easy transport, this bi-amplified system delivers clear, powerful sound—thanks to a Class AB amplifier for the HF (high frequency) driver and a Class D amplifier that drives a large, 10-inch woofer. With a built-in MP3 recorder/player module, support for two wireless receiver modules, and storage provisions for the transmitters, the MA-808 is a complete, self-contained PA solution.

As the new flagship of the MA Series product line, the MA-808 is all about performance, and the bi-amplified power system plays an important role by utilizing dedicated amplifiers each for the HF and LF sections. For thunderous low end, the MA-808's Class D amplifier delivers 120 watts RMS and feeds a 10-inch woofer. To ensure crystal clear high frequency performance, the unit's HF section is powered by a 50-watt RMS, Class AB power amp.

As a wireless PA system, the MA-808 excels. Featuring twin wireless receiver modules, setup is effortless via MiPro's Auto-scan and ACT (Automatic Channel Targeting) functionality. This true diversity system ensures clear, reliable reception over substantial distance—free from signal dropouts and interference. Another important aspect of the MA-808's wireless design is its built-in antenna, which eliminates any possible inconvenience caused by antenna breakage. With onboard storage provisions for the transmitters, the MA-808 redefines ease-of-use when working with portable, wireless PA systems.

When it comes to accommodating various program sources, the MA-808 inspires confidence. In addition to its wireless capabilities, the MA-808 comes with one wired microphone that can serve as an additional microphone source.

Additionally, the included MP3 recorder/player module's 3-in-1 design supports CDs, MP3, and SD Flash cards. The Flash card reader/writer supports MP3, WAV, and WMV formats and features 128 MB of memory, with record capability up to 506 minutes (8.4 hours). Record modes include SP (standard) and LP (long).

This versatile Flash player/recorder also incorporates a built-in USB port that facilitates data transfers when connected to a PC—providing yet another means of placing music or other program material onto the system. The innovative system records in the MP3 format to conserve memory while providing pristine audio quality, and with the DUP (duplicate) button, program can easily be transferred from CD to Flash memory in the MP3 format. For ease of operation, the MA-808 provides a VFD (vacuum fluorescent display) display panel that's easy on the eyes plus an IR (infrared) remote controller.

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For the utmost versatility, the MA-808 is both an AC and battery powered system. There is a large capacity, rechargeable battery that can recharge while being used. Further, the MA-808 uses a universal AC switching power supply to ensure constant, reliable voltage.

The MA-808PA (without CD/MP3 player) carries a MSRP of $2,995. The MA-808PAD (with player) carries a MSRP of $3,495. Both models are expected to ship in January of 2007.

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