Larger venues, such as school gymnasiums, auditoriums, larger exercise or dance studios, and wedding reception halls, start to push the limits of portable PA audio systems.Systems for this purpose need to be at least in the 500 watt range and while the choices are limited, there are portable PA audio systems that meet this requirement.
Our Choices For Larger Venues
The Fender Passport Venue features a pair of 10 inch special design speakers, a ten channel powered mixer with a 600 watt stereo power amp and selectable and adjustable reverb. DJs will appreciate the subwoofer output to attach the system to an external subwoofer. Everyone will appreciate the USB connection for recording. As will all Fender Passport PA systems, the whole system packs into a single self-contained unit for easy transport.
The Yamaha StagePas 600i features a 680 watt stereo amplifier, two 10 inch two way speakers, reverb, phantom power, and a traveling weight of about 60 lbs. The Yamaha has a 10 channel mixer and an auto limiter to prevent speaker overload. There is a speech mode for presentations and line inputs for adding background music.
The Samson Expedition XP1000 offers, a removable 10-channel mixer with a 1000 watt, lightweight Class D stereo amplifier, dual 10″ 2-way speakers, USB wireless port and Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly stream music. For larger applications, the XP1000 provides stereo monitor outputs with level control to use the system with additional powered speakers. In addition, the mixer has a Phantom Power switch to enable the integration of condenser microphones into your PA setup.