(Close Window)
Topic: Fender Passport 10W
Message: Posted by: Scott Horn (Nov 22, 2005 12:54PM)
Does anyone have any experience with the Fender Passport 10W. My wife is very active in various clubs and needs a simple PA for use indoors with 30-60 people. It would be nice if this could be used in small magic performance settings as well for me, say up to 30 people. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Message: Posted by: Michael Messing (Nov 22, 2005 01:49PM)
It has good power and sounds okay when speaking, but the sound isn't very good for music. It has a very small speaker so it can't reproduce music very well.

Another small PA that's pretty good with voice (but again not too great with music) is the Peavey Solo: http://www.peavey.com/products/browse.cfm/action/detail/item/93630/number/00476100/cat/75/begin/1/SoloAE.cfm

It runs on regular batteries or you can purchase an AC adapter. Of course, it doesn't have the built-in wireless microphone.

Michael
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Nov 22, 2005 02:06PM)
The PigNose could be a descent alternative that is battery / AC operated and is udner $100.

[quote]
Any feedback would be appreciated.
[/quote]
If you turn the volume up all the way, talk into the mic and look directly into the PA speaker, all at the same time, you'll get feedback.
Message: Posted by: Scott Horn (Nov 22, 2005 03:20PM)
Thanks for the info and the feedback (Frank). Is it strong enough (voice, not music) for 50 people, say 50 feet.
Message: Posted by: todd75 (Nov 22, 2005 03:30PM)
Scott, check out the waistband amp from hisonic.com

I use this every one of my birthday shows as it has a good clean sound for voice. It runs off of betterties. You cannot run music through though! You'll need a spereate music source for this.

You may also want to read my post under FX entitled Amplivox Portable Buddy- Not What They Claim It To Be! This is an awesome system that works like magic and would be great for almost every situation.
Message: Posted by: todd75 (Nov 22, 2005 03:37PM)
Here is the link to the exact one that I use....

http://www.hisonic.net/HS319.htm

I have used mine in over 100 birthday parties for crowds of 50 people or less and love it. It is so small but perfect for being heard.
Message: Posted by: RobertBloor (Nov 28, 2005 02:25PM)
http://robertbloor.blogspot.com/2005/11/sound-for-street.html

There's a LIVE! Wire link to the review I did awhile back.

Robert Bloor
Message: Posted by: Aaron Isaacs (Nov 28, 2005 02:57PM)
I own and use a P10W all the time. It is great, even outdoors. Sound quality is not the best but for ease of us and portability I think it's a winner. it will easily handle a crowd of 50 people