NAMM 2020: Mackie SRM Flex is a new portable column PA system for solo musicians
SRM Flex is a new addition to Mackie’s well known and loved SRM active speaker range, ideal for solo performers. Lightweight, easy to use and boasting a built-in mixer and effects, is this the ideal PA system for solo performers?
Announced today ahead of the 2020 NAMM show, Mackie has revealed a new addition to their well known and loved SRM loudspeaker series. The SRM Flex is a self-contained column speaker setup featuring a built-in mixer, effects, Bluetooth and wireless connectivity. It looks to be everything the solo performer could ask for doesn’t it?
Simple no-fuss Setup
Mackie has made it easy for a solo musician to set up their own PA system and get a great sound. Weighing under 30lbs (around 13.5 kilos for those of us in Europe) it’s easy to carry. A built-in 6 channel mixer offers two mic/line inputs, stereo line-in and a Bluetooth channel too. What’s really neat is that the mixer controls can also be operated from your phone via a free app.
SRM Flex comes complete with carrying bags for the subwoofer and speaker column, making transport easy and simple. All that’s needed to complete a self-contained mono PA system are cables and microphones. The system is small and light enough that you could easily carry one on public transport with a guitar slung over your back. Neat!
SRM Flex: Another hit from Mackie?
Mackie suggests that the SRM Flex is powerful enough for audiences up to 100 people; in other words, ideal for coffee shop gigs and the like. If the marketing hype translates to the real world, this should be a real hit with solo musicians and duos. Mackie has a great track record of making affordable, reliable, active speaker systems; we suspect this new addition will be no different!
Retailers are already listing SRM Flex for sale for under €1000, not cheap, but attainable for regularly gigging performers
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