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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2012
I purchased the Pyle PWMA230 200W VHF Wireless Battery Powered PA System because I needed an easily portable PA system for my Magic act, particularly for outdoor, street and festival shows. At a little over $100, the PWMA230 was quite attractive. I found the amp quality to be acceptable, with good clear sound reproduction and, at 200 watts, plenty of power for my needs.
If you order one of these, the first thing you should do is take the wireless mic that's included and put it in your kitchen drawer, so you can find it when you need to crack walnuts, filberts or Brazil nuts. As a mic., it's totally worthless. This seems to be a common fault with the wireless mics included with these Pyle-Pro systems. When I ordered this, there were no other reviews posted for this model, but a search later showed this same criticism being made for other Pyle-Pro models. If you need wireless capability, buy a quality wireless mic system and plug it into the amp (If you can find a mic that operates on the same frequency as the built-in receiver, you won't need a receiver, but this may be more trouble than it's worth. Also, realize that you will have to power the receiver some way if you can't find a mic that works with the built-in receiver)
I don't really have a problem with using a corded mic, so the wireless part was not critical to me. There is an input for audio, which allows me to use an mp3 player for background music, and there are inputs for a second mic and a guitar as well. All inputs have independent volume controls. The tone and echo controls are not independent, they operate only for the mixed output.
For the price, I am pleased with the product.Pyle PWMA230 200W VHF Wireless Battery Powered PA System
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2010
This unit is very good, but the microphones has failed on both units. I can not order a replacement,not a very good product.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2009
Not a bad little amp! It seems to be well made with a nice finish. We use this for our group of about 50-60 people, and it does the trick. However, the one weakness seems to be the included microphone. It just wasn't loud enough. Using a third party wireless mic made all the difference. With this exception, I recommend the unit.

May, 2013. I've dowgraded my rating to three (3) stars becuase of Pyle's parent company tech support; it's awful! The travel handle broke after a year's light use (once a month), and it was a nightmare contacting the company for a replacement part. I had purchased a dual wireless mic setup and have had the same experience. One mic quit on me while under warranty, but they want $35 "shipping" to replace it. They're bad at answering the phones and don't return e-mail messages.
Buyer beware with these folks.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2010
I bought this PA for an outdoor beach wedding, and I think it is going to work out well. It is plenty loud. The only thing that concerns me is that the 100-foot range of the included microphone is pretty strict (might have even been less). I am not going to take the chance with it. Instead, I bought a wireless receiver that came with a standard and a lapel mic and a much greater range (150 feet at least). Overall I am happy with this PA. It is well worth the thrifty price.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2010
The item was delivered promptly. The item is specified as a 200 watt system but I expected the system would not output a usable 200 watts. It should be specified at a lower wattage, but it's powerful enough for my use.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2012
I purchased this item and something is wrong with it...it only has about 5 feet of range.Contacted the company and tried to troubleshoot,recalibrated the wireless mic (at my expenense for shipping) and still does not work. Now they want me to ship unit back at my expense....WTF!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2009
The system is great, I was intending to use only the PA, for the microphone would not work for my needs. When I first got it, the microphone worked well and was a good microphone for some other use, but it broke after a few hours of use. I contacted the company to see if they could replace it, but no response for at least three weeks. But the PA lasts long on the battery and charges quickly. It is loud, but the audio input isn't as loud as I would want it to be, but you can play audio through 1 of the 2 MIC inputs, which is good to have two inputs. Overall, a great system, but don't buy it for the mic that comes with it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 2, 2010
I got this for a big outdoor memorial party--so that a variety of people could reminisce and tell stories about our late friend and everyone could hear. The PA system was a last-minute idea, so I didn't have a lot of time to research, aside from reviews on amazon.com. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised: the PA system itself was great. It charged quickly, held the charge well, was portable and easy to use, set-up was no problem. The sound for speaking was great--in tests it filled the space, and could be heard from anywhere in the big yard. The problem is the microphone; it works fine IF you speak directly into the top of it and keep it fairly close to your mouth. It was okay when the MCs were using it because we'd practiced, but variable when guests came up to speak--some people figured it out and adjusted, but many did not, so a lot of the stories weren't audible. If you adjust for the microphone, though, it's a good system.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2011
This is a great deal on the product but the only thing is that the wireless microphone is not very good and is vulnerable to interference even when 5 feet away. If you use a wired microphone then its a great product with alot of power for a rechargeable battery which uses a standard PC power cord and makes perfect sense. No proprietary cords! All in all other stores sell cheaper and inferior products that have 20 percent of the power that this has at the same price.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2011
Should have listened to others whose Pyle products had serious hum. Wireless mic when off, there is no hum. As soon as you turn it on, you get static hum/hiss. The wireless mic did not work. It would work, then quit, work, then quit. Pressing on the mic power button produced static and sometimes encourage it to work. The sound is ok. I plugged in another corded microphone and got decent sound, but still got the hum/hiss as soon as cord was plugged in. Returning. Waste of my time to try another Pyle product. A strange thing is that instructions for the PWMA-230 CLAIM it is a PA SYSTEM/ECHO W/IPOD DOCK. There is no Ipod dock :-)
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