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Dynamike
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Both of the following are portable, battery powedered and comes with a headset microphone. Anyone has any idea with one is more clear and spreads out to more of a outside crowd?

AmpliVox SW222 Wireless Portable Public Address System
http://ampli.com/s222.htm

Fender Passport P10WE (UHF) PA System
http://www.qualityelectronics.net/fepap1upasy1.html
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The Amplivox is going to have more power and the battery is going to last longer. But...I personally don't care for the belt pack on the Amplivox as it requires you to "snap in" the 9V battery like the old TV remotes. It is really hard to get the battery in and out wihtout pulling on the wires because the space is sooo small.

The Fender is a great little system but has a smaller speaker and is going to be muffled after a certain volume level is reached.
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Interesting. I am battling over a small system now also. I have a Hisonic that served me well but some rooms I get feedback. Its a 35 watt system and is portable also but I did not pay the bills that the AmpliVox cost.

I personally perfer the handheld mic also which cost more but can anyone tell me if the AmpliVOx gives clear, noisefree reception???????

I have a 150 watt system but it is pretty big to haul around for smaller venues.

I just want a small, lightweight, 50 watt or so system with no distortion. I used one at the college Tuesday that was great. It was black, portable and had a handheld wireless and a CD. I have seen this same one I think at elementary schools.

Anyone have any ideas, please let me know. 90 percent of the time I use the house mic at shows.
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The Amplivox is a really great system! It is NOT going to work in every situation / room you go into though.

Here is one thing that I know about sound system for sure....

Through the years I have had just about every pa that they make- seriously. I've tried the Fender Passport, Mipro, Amplivox, Paso, Anchor, Florida Magic and a few more. People are often attracted to these small systems because they are well- small and don't weigh much. However, one must understand that the smaller the speaker, the more distorted it is going to sound. For truly clear sound, you need something bigger. This does not mean that you can't still find something small and lightweight.

I learned last week just how important sound is. I arrived at a very large church with a huge auditorium. I brought my little pa (the Anchor AN1000) which I've used countless times in schools, etc. for 400 kids at a time. While I've always used music in my show, I just started recently using it throughout the entire show- in every effect I do. I have various tracks that I use with my Ipod. Some sounded great and others were awful. It was the size of the speaker that made it sound so bad. When I take the same music tracks and play them through a system with a bigger speaker, it is like night and day.

So....with that said- I am moving on to a larger speaker. I am looking at the JBL powered speakers which can go on a stand.

I would suggest going with a smaller system only if you are working smaller rooms. Since I also recently stopped doing birthday parties after many years, I find myself needing something bigger for larger groups. The Amplivox system is excellent for groups of 200 or less in a smaller room, in my opinion.
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I hear ya. My Hisonic 35 watt worked great tonight in a hotel banquet room, 1200 sq ft. I have a soundtech 150 watt system that works great for any large venue so I am set. Was discourged because there is one salloon open aired place I work regularly that it just will not work in. I have used it at many schools and as long as I used a handheld wireless, it worked fine.
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