Portable PA’s

SAMSON Expedition Express Portable PA Review

PROS: Small, portable, battery powered, Bluetooth enabled. CONS: None. PRICE: $199 As time passes by, technology makes things smaller and better. Back in the day a portable PA system would still take up a large amount of space in the trunk of a Buick. Samson’s Expedition Express delivers sound that can fit into a Smart […]Read More »

Yamaha STAGEPAS 400i Portable PA Review

PROS: Compact, good sound, nice reverb options. CONS: Limited EQ options. PRICE: $699 Back in the day, even small PAs were big enough to fill up a tour van or station wagon. Those days are thankfully behind us and Yamaha has a PA system that can fit into a Fiat. The STAGEPAS 400i system contains […]Read More »

Electro-Voice ZLX-12P Powered Speakers Review

In the past, even a minimal PA system could fill the better part of a band’s van, was a mega kluge of wires and hardware, and possibly featured questionable reliability.  EV’s new ZLX system provides a small, great-sounding sound system for the 21st Century. Size-wise, they’re not over-the-top, and they’re easy to handle; the molded […]Read More »

MACKIE Dishes About Revolutionary New Loudspeaker Series

A Conversation with John Boudreau, SVP Marketing & Product Development Back in August, we flew out to Mackie headquarters in Seattle for a mysterious product announcement and unveiling. Now, we knew it had something to do with loudspeakers, but we weren’t prepared for this: the new, ultra compact DLM Series 2,000W Powered Loudspeakers. Three models […]Read More »

Line 6 L3T Speaker

PROS: Simple to use, great sound, modular, advanced feature set CONS: None PRICE: $1049 Since most bands usually just run vocals through a PA, “personal” PA systems have become in vogue. Line 6 uses that idea as a building block for a full on, scalable PA system that includes the L3T loudspeaker. Considering its sound, […]Read More »

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