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You get what you pay for.
on May 4, 2012
I must say that you get what you pay for. I was afraid to purchase it as it had limited reviews, but I figured for $200 wth. Decided to buy it as a source of 'sound' during a family party.
I have worked with a mobile DJ in the past and was not expecting top notch quality, but I was impressed for what I got for $200. Upon recieving, the package was really beat up, luckly the product did not seem to be damaged. I immediatley started the sound test out. I would consider 3/4 volume as being 100%, anything over is pure distortation. Depending on the volume level you can get a decent sound of bass out of it, but once the volume goes up, the bass must go do or pure distortation. I left the trebel and bass gains at flat and ended up with a decent sound quality at 3/4 volume. I had the speaker placed in the center of my house (3100 sq/ ft) and tried an array of music (rock, country, rap, etc...) and I was surprised by the sound. A single speaker filled the entire house with sound, and within an hour doing some work in another room I started to get some ringing in the ears. I ran it for about an hour out of the box as if I were at a party or wedding (3/4 volume). Room temp was 79 degrees, no fans. Within 3 AC/DC songs the heat fans on the amp were hot to touch...but maintained the temp. (I would imagine if you were in sunlight outside a direct fan blowing on the speaker would be needed). I left the speaker playing for about 5 hours at an easy listening volume...everything sounded fine. At the end of the night the floor peg broke off while wheeling it into the house (poor design). Not ready to return it over the broken foot peg, but will not forget about the mfg warranty (1 yr?) as for the price I am not convinced nothing else will break over the year. 2500 watts is absolutely crazy. I have used a 2500 watt system before and the mfg is crazy to even claim that. I would say a realistic guess of 300 watts +/-.
Packaging = 0/5 - Only the top and the bottom are protected by styrofoam and the speaker is in a bag. Nothing protecting the sides (all 4) of the product
2. Loud (but you get distortation pretty quick with the bass turned up)
3. Has wheels with four floor foot pegs (look in the cons about the foot pegs)
4. SD memory card slot, input, and microphone
5. Remote control - only works on the SD memory card slot. Has absolutely no functionality for any other input
6. Microphone - don't expect any sort of quality, but it was 'free'
1. When volume for any input is turned all the way down, you still hear it...so if you wanted to use the mictorphone to make an announcement you would need to turn off the music or you will hear it faintly.
2. The foot pegs do not balance the speaker well upright. Can lean it back to be at a 45 degree angle or use a pole to support it. One of the footpegs broke off after first day of testing (not even full use).
3. Remote control only works for sd card (or USB, but not tested).
4. Clip meter in front of speaker (can easily cover w/ tape though)
All-in-all 4/5. Surprisingly impressed for what $200 bucks got me. Outdoor test to come. Will leave a review after.