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Mackie REACH Owner's Manual

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    O W N E R ’ S M A N U A L...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, waste authority, or your household waste disposal service. Reach Professional PA System...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Hookup Diagrams ............ 6 Mackie Connect App ..........8 AC Power ............. 17 Care and Maintenance ........... 17 Reach: Rear Panel Features ........11 1. Power Connector ........11 Appendix A: Service Information ......18 2. Power Switch ..........11 3.

  • Page 4: Features

    Built-in personal monitoring with separate volume control allows for maximum monitoring flexibility o Separate speakers on each side of Reach allow for monitoring from either side of the PA o Also great for extending side stage coverage (up to 250-degrees total horizontal coverage) •...

  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction Getting Started Reach is the ultimate all-in-one professional PA The following steps will help you set up Reach ™ system. The advanced ARC (Amplified Radial Curve) quickly. ™ array technology delivers clear, high-fidelity sound to These startup instructions are intended for...

  • Page 6: Hookup Diagrams

    With it, you’re able to announce tour dates via social media. More importantly, you can connect to Reach via Bluetooth (or 1/8" input) and jam along to the backing tracks you added to your device.

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    For this type of setup, solo EQ mode works well for the output. It has a nice low cut and a brilliant high end. Additionally, you can utilize the Reach’s feedback destroyer [page 14] so it automatically kills any feedback while playing.

  • Page 8: Mackie Connect App

    Hookup Diagrams continued... One slick feature of Reach is the ability to link them utilizing the link in and link out jacks, so we’ll start there. Using two 1/4" TRS cables, feed the link input of each Reach from the link output of each Reach.

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    Hookup Diagrams continued... Reach is the perfect sound system for presentations, as well! Here, the presenter connected her wireless headset to the Reach, allowing her to wander the stage and work the audience, presenting all of the benefits of Reach simultaneously.

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    Hookup Diagrams continued... Are you in need of a portable, all-in-one sound system for a wedding ceremony? Reach is the answer! Here, the mic’d violinist [Ch. 1 input] is playing the entry procession music. Next up is the wedding officiate who is utilizing a wireless mic with the wireless receiver connected to the channel 4 input.

  • Page 11: Reach: Rear Panel Features

    (such as guitars) via the 1/4" input without the remotely via Bluetooth connection. The only thing the need for a separate DI box. Mackie Connect App can’t do is turn the unit on and off To connect balanced lines to these inputs, use or pair a Bluetooth device.

  • Page 12: Ol Leds

    This allows you to easily mute This should be avoided, as distortion will occur. or un-mute the internal effects at will. Reach accepts a If the OL LED comes on regularly, check that the latching footswitch by default. This is a typical guitar level is set correctly for the input device.

  • Page 13: Reach: Side Panel Features

    If it does not, start the pairing process again, and make sure that Reach and your device are both in pairing mode at the same time. The Bluetooth may disconnect when affected by Electrostatic Discharge [ESD] or electrical fast transients (EFT).

  • Page 14: Running Man Logo On / Off

    Reach: Side Panel Features continued... 14. Running Man Logo On / Off 17. FX The Running Man logo on the front of the Reach Reach includes 16 “gig ready” effects, including illuminates when the “Mon” and “Main” buttons are various reverbs, delays, choruses and combinations pressed simultaneously.

  • Page 15: Speaker Selection [side Button]

    Paying bills is not really high on your priority list? Cooking...who wants to do that after a long day grind? Reach will do all of those (and more) for you! Simply press the HW1 or HW2 button repeatedly until the chore you want Reach to do...

  • Page 16: Placement

    Make sure that Reach is frequency response of the room. It is better to installed in a stable and secure way in order to avoid...

  • Page 17: Smart Protect

    Smart Protect AC Power There are advanced DSP protection mechanisms Be sure Reach is plugged into an outlet that is able designed into Reach to safeguard the speakers and to supply the correct voltage. It will continue to operate amplifiers from inadvertent damage.

  • Page 18: Appendix A: Service Information

    Appendix A: Service Information Noise If you think your Reach has a problem, please check out the following troubleshooting tips and do your best to confirm the problem. Visit the Support • Make sure all connections to the Reach are section of our website (

  • Page 19: Appendix B: Technical Information

    Appendix B: Technical Information Reach Specifications Acoustic Performance: High Frequency Power Amplifier Rated Power 60 watts rms Frequency Response (–10 dB) 50 Hz – 20 kHz 120 watts peak Frequency Response (–3 dB) 55 Hz – 17 kHz Rated THD...

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    Bluetooth Function Audio Streaming and acknowledged. User Interface Control ©2015 LOUD Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved. Construction Features Cabinet PC-ABS Finish High durability black paint Handles One on top, one in back Grille Powder-coated 18 gauge steel Reach Professional PA System...

  • Page 21: Reach Dimensions

    Reach Dimensions 9.5 in 241 mm WEIGHT 31.4 lb 28.0 in 14.2 kg 711 mm 8.6 in 218 mm Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 22: Reach Frequency Response

    Reach Frequency Response Legend Flat Speaker Mode – This mode is full range, DJ Speaker Mode – This mode bumps the lows but focuses on mid-range clarity where vocals and highs, perfect for music playback. often reside. Voice Speaker Mode –...

  • Page 23: Reach Block Diagram

    Reach Block Diagram Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 24: Appendix C: Table Of Effects Presets

    All FX listed below may be accessed via the Mackie Connect App. Descriptions and examples of the four FX that are accessed via Reach [Verb 1, Verb 2, Delay 1 and Delay 2] are noted in the Title column. No FX on Reach will illuminate when an FX is selected via the Mackie Connect App.

  • Page 25: Limited Warranty

    The Product Warranty will not extend to anyone other than the original purchaser of the product (hereinafter, “Customer,” “you” or “your”). For products purchased outside the U.S. or Canada, please visit to find contact information for your local distributor, and information on any warranty coverage provided by the distributor in your local market.

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