How to Find the Best Portable PA System

by | Jan 1, 1970 | Business

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There are many types of PA systems on the market today, and portable ones offer many benefits. For example, you can take your system with you wherever you go and if you have a mobile job, this is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. Here are some tips for finding the best portable PA system and getting the most for your money.

What Are Your Power Needs?

Will there be a 120 volt power source for you to utilize? Many portable sound systems are used in areas where there is no power, so you may want to choose something with DC power capabilities. However, AC power is an important feature and you should consider a system with both AC and DC power capacity. This way, you can save on your battery power when you are near an AC outlet.

For maximum convenience, choose a model with a rechargeable battery which can run for several hours on a single charge. This is especially important for emergency responders as there may be little time for changing or charging batteries, or trying to locate a nearby AC power source.

How Much Sound Power Do You Need?

Will your audience be relatively close? If they are close and the area is small, you may be able to use a simple sound system. For large audiences, you should consider a system with capabilities of broadcasting at least 100 yards. This will insure you have sufficient sound power for your needs.


Do you need a microphone or two? How about a wireless microphone and Bluetooth capability? Make sure you have several broadcast channels to choose from. Otherwise you could be a victim of local interference.

Add-on Capacity

There may be times when you need extra power and a good portable system can be added on to. Look for units with jacks for external speakers, and “line in” plus “line out” jacks. This lets you add another PA system to yours. In fact, good systems can be “daisy chained” with similar systems when necessary.


When you shop for best portable Pa system, choose one which is easy to carry and light in weight. Some portable systems weigh only 15 pounds or less.


Choose a portable PA system which offers several options, so you can customize your system to your needs. Some include “over the ear” and headband microphones for hands free broadcasting. Also, select units which provide options like companion speakers and more than one wireless receiver.

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