If you're looking for a mobile live sound solution that's easy to set up and simple to operate, our huge selection of Portable PA systems is the best place to start. A portable PA system provides you with all of the essential Live Sound components, including a mixer and a PA speaker within a single package. All parts of a portable PA are designed to work together so you can get high-quality sound without having to purchase many separate items that may not be perfectly compatible.
Who Needs Portable PA?
If you're a teacher, fitness instructor, presenter at a convention or town hall, or simply have little to no experience with live sound reinforcement, you can learn to operate a portable PA system within minutes. All inputs and outputs are clearly labeled, and live sound accessories like speaker cables are already included in the box. However, if you’re a mobile DJ or touring singer/songwriter who is a bit more familiar with live sound engineering, you should also consider one of these systems because you can connect and project multiple sources, including a DJ controller, a microphone, and a guitar simultaneously . Many of our portable PAs even offer you advanced, built-in signal processing features including EQ and audio effects like reverb and filters that let you find the perfect tone and balance. We also highly recommend these systems if you want to play music and make speeches at outdoor events like parties, barbeques, tailgates, and youth sporting events.
How to Choose a Portable PA Systems
At Sam Ash, we offer three main types of portable PA systems; all-in-one portable PA systems, rechargeable portable PA systems, and line array portable PA systems. Our all-in-one portable PA systems consist of a powered mixer, two passive speakers, and speaker cables to connect those components together. This stereo setup provides a wide soundstage that your audience will appreciate. Rechargeable portable PA systems often take the form of a single loudspeaker with a multi-channel mixer on the speakers back panel. Line array systems consist of a dedicated subwoofer that is topped with a column array that contains many small speaker drivers stacked on top of each other. All-in-one portable PA systems are ideal for your office presentations and sound for school assemblies. Rechargeable portable PA systems contain a built-in battery, so they are perfect for outdoor purposes like tailgates and street busking .If you're an event DJ playing a bar, lounge, or restaurant, line array portable PA systems will provide the perfect combination of power and lightweight portability. To help narrow down your choices, the first thing to consider is the size of your audience. This will determine how much power or wattage you need from your system as well as the size of the speaker. At Sam Ash, we offer all-in-one portable PA systems with 6” speakers (ideal for audiences of 20-30), 8” speakers (audiences of 40-60), and 10” speakers (audiences of 70-100). We have rechargeable PA systems in speaker sizes ranging from 6” all the way up to 15”. Some of our best portable PA systems offer up to 1000 Watts of built-in power. Another thing to consider is the amount of performers who will be using the system to project their performance. This will determine the
amount of channels you will need on the mixer of your system. We offer systems ranging from 2 channels all the way up to 10 channels to support full bands. Other available features on select systems include Bluetooth for wireless music streaming and built-in wireless microphone systems for energetic performers.
Portable PA System Brands
At Sam Ash, we offer an incredible selection of portable PA systems from the most popular names in live sound. If you are on a budget and looking to provide music for a party, our easy-to-use Tourtek systems are perfect. If you're looking for an exceptional value and enhanced portability, the Samson Expedition Portable PA Series is our most popular solution. All Samson Expedition models feature Bluetooth, and the all-in-one Expedition Systems can be packed into a single unit for streamlined transport. Other great options include the Yamaha StagePass Series and the Fender Passport line. Line array systems borrow technology from large concert sound systems used for traveling festivals, arena, and stadium shows, so it is no surprise that the most popular line array portable PA systems feature names like Bose, JBL with their popular Eon Series, and the Electro-Voice Evolve System.
Portable PA Accessories and Add-Ons
We offer various accessories to help you get the most out of your portable PA System. Nearly all systems offer pole mount receptacles so you can place them on speaker stands. We also offer dynamic microphones and microphone cables so you can start using your system for vocals. If your presentations and performances are more high energy, we have a full assortment of wireless microphone systems that are both reliable and easy to use. Microphone stands and microphone wind screens are also great portable add on accessories for your new live sound setup.