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    Fender Passport Event Series 2 Portable Sound System
    $979.99

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    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 07/26/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

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    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

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    Fender Passport Conference Series 2 Portable Sound System
    $449.99

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    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

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    Fender Passport Venue Series 2 Portable Sound System
    $899.99

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    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 07/26/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

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Whether you're simply speaking to a small crowd, or singing to millions of people, a PA system is a necessity. Also known as a public address system, PA systems come in all types of configurations and can be adapted to suit just about any performance situation.

History

For centuries, people have used devices to amplify their voice. First came the megaphone, also known as a bullhorn or speaking-trumpet, which dates back all the way to Ancient Greece. Then, in 1910, the Automatic Electric Company of Chicago, Illinois introduced a loudspeaker they named the Automatic Enunciator. After various public demonstrations, it wasn't long before these new loudspeakers could be found in hospitals, department stores, factories, railroad stations, and even the Comiskey Park baseball stadium.

Around the same time, Peter Jensen and Edwin Pridham of Magnavox were also working on a moving coil loudspeaker. After filing their first patent in 1911, and 4 years of trials, their first official demonstration was done in December 1915 at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, where a crowd of 100,000 were able to hear Christmas music and speeches clearly. They then developed their first 3-stage 25-watt amplifier in 1919.

Today, the most bare-bones version of a PA system is still a microphone, amplifier, and one or more loudspeakers. For live music, however, you are going to need a few more things. Fortunately, Sam Ash has you covered for all situations!

PA Packages

To make your life easier, feel free to look through our PA packages. From basic speaker packages, to all-in-one PA systems, Sam Ash offers a variety of listings that will allow you to either piece together your ideal PA system, or purchase one that already comes with everything you might need. Have an old mixer that a friend gave you? Try one of our active speaker packages that come with stands and cables. In an acoustic act playing small bars and coffee houses? Try a column PA system package that comes with stands and microphones. New to live sound and don't have anything? Go all in on one of our all-in-one PA packages that include everything you'll need to start performing live! Find packages featuring brands like Electro-VoiceMackieQSC, and Tascam.

Portable PA Systems

Portable PA systems are becoming much more commonplace so that musicians on the go can be heard without breaking their backs or finding the nearest outlet. But it's not just musicians that need portable systems. Teachers, presenters, and even fitness instructors have all benefitted from these smaller setups. Small, battery powered options are great for addressing a small crowd or playing outside, while column PA systems have become increasingly popular for playing coffee shops, libraries, or art galleries. If you're looking for a more traditional setup, there are systems that feature a more traditional dual speaker/mixer set up that pack away into a single, easy to transport unit. These mini powerhouses offer plenty of mixing options, and some even offer onboard effects and Bluetooth connectivity. Brands such as SamsonYamahaJBLFenderBose, and more offer plenty of portable PA options to choose from.

Expert Advice and The Guaranteed Lowest Price!

Serving musicians since 1924, Sam Ash is proud to be part of your musical journey! If you have any questions about the products we sell, our staff of professional musicians have the answers. Just give us a call at 1-800-472-6274 and they will be glad to help you select the right piece of gear to suit your needs and budget. Speaking of budgets, be sure to ask about our special financing and leasing options.