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Fender Expo System Portable Powered PA Array

4.5 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
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  • Ideal for audiences up to 300 people
  • Ultra-wide dispersion pattern to cover a room
  • Balanced line outputs for daisy-chaining multiple systems together
  • Lightweight Class 'D' power amp
  • Small-footprint design for space-challenged venues
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Product Description

Want big sound from a portable PA? Check out Fender's Expo System! This compact and easy-to-transport unit features a subwoofer base that houses two 6.5" subwoofers, a tower section with eight 3" speakers, and a single 1" tweeter. Strategically designed to cover a large area, the Expo System is perfect for covering audiences of up to 300 people thanks to the powerful Class D power amp. Whether you're a DJ, live musicians, or just speaking in front of a crowd, this unit offers crystal clear sound and intelligibility. Simply hook up your mixer, music player, microphone, or instrument to the Expo and start the show. The compact Expo System breaks down into an easy-to-carry base unit and tower for easy storage and transport. Get the coverage you want and the portability you need with the compact and powerful Fender Expo System portable PA!

Product Information

Item Weight 39 pounds
Product Dimensions 28 x 13 x 17 inches
Shipping Weight 67 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B00I50U7KK
Item model number 6948200 000
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4.5 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #5,996 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#55 in Musical Instruments > Live Sound & Stage > PA Systems
#2,450 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment
Date first available at Amazon.com January 30, 2014

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Fender Expo System Portable Powered PA Array

The Fender Expo System is a powered speaker array with an integrated subwoofer that delivers audiophile clarity and sonic detail in a portable, small-footprint design easily set up in only seconds. The Expo System is the perfect sound system for DJs and instrumental performers. It’s also ideal for education, worship and many other presentation applications.

The Expo System’s ultra-wide sound dispersion pattern covers audiences of up to 300, and it can be easily daisy-chained together with multiple Expo systems to cover even larger audiences.

It's lightweight Class D amplifier and small size makes it portable, yet powerful. With a detachable vertical array, integrated sub and universal operating voltage this PA system really can go anywhere.

  • Amplifier Type: Class-D
  • Controls: Main Level, Sub Level, Power
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Inputs: Two Stereo XLR / 1/4" Combo Jacks (Line Level) and One Stereo RCA (Line)
  • Channels: Two (Left + Right)
  • Horn Tweeter: One 1 inch Neodymium Tweeter with Horn
  • Speakers: Eight Custom-Designed 3" Neodymium Midrange Drivers (MHF Array) and Two 6.5 inch Ferrite Magnet Speakers (Subwoofer)
  • Weight: 52 lbs. (23.59 kg)

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3 1/2 to 4 stars if I could.
First off, I want say, this a great system. I am currently a Bose Compact and Bose L1 Model II w/ 2 B1's owner. So, with that being said, I will say this falls in the middle of the two systems somewhere. Guessing, comparable to the Bose L1 Model S1 with a single B1. So, if you are looking into this particular Bose system, the Fender Expo would be a great alternative at a much lower price point.
It fell short for me, because I was really hoping it would stand up next to my bigger Bose system. The Fender Expo is much more portable and easier to set up, so that is a big bonus. Not to sure of the construction of how the line array mounts onto the sub bottom. Not very stable. In most cases you would think that this should not be a problem, but in my case, others in the bar or club seem to think these line array systems are a pole and always want to lean on them. So I am always on the defense. As long as you are able to keep them at of harms way, it won't be a problem.
My other fuss, is the bags or covers are extra and don't come with the package. Bose systems offer the covers and bags in the deal. For the Fender though, they are not that pricey and I have ordered some up and look forward to getting them.
As I said, set up and break was that much more of a breezes with the Fender Expo. I ran a DJ and karaoke show with it and found my sweet spots with it on adjustments. I use my Bose T1 mixer in front of it. I also have a Allen and Heath Zed10 that I put in front of it at home as well. I found the system to clip out a little sooner than what I expected, but carefully paying attention, I made sure to stay out of the red, to play it safe.
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I researched this heavily before buying it and still couldn't find some critical info. I risked it and bought one anyway. So happy bought a second. 2 fully monitors a 6 piece classic rock band.The owners manual lists maximum SPL 121dB. That's plenty loud enough for us with room to spare. Takes up little space. Eliminates the need for monitors. Vocal clarity is great. The sub does a good job for the small size.
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Some have said "Why is it not watt rated?" I use it at outside gigs at resorts. Seriously it is more powerful than my Bose L1. I traded because the L1 has 0 base response. This base will blow you away and was needed for intermission Ipad tunes more than my solo acoustic play. A minus is BAGS ARE NOT INCLUDED. Even with purchasing the VERY high quality bags Im still well under the $899 Bose price. I used a decibel meter and just like the Bose you get the same throughout the listening area but a good bit louder than the L1. This was suggested from a friend and I was leery. Don't be. I purchased from Sweetwater as if you are not completely satisfied the will exchange it for you. Trust me, your gonna love it and so will your fans.
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This is my initial reaction, I haven't gigged with it yet:
Let me first say that I am a Fender fan, it's why I bought this. I am a guitar player, have a few Strats and also a few Fender amps. I've always been pleased with their amplification. I have been wanting a Bose system for acoustic work but hadn't pulled the plug because of some negative reviews. I would like to A/B the 2 systems but haven't.
I am very pleased with how clear and even the sound is coming from this. To my taste, it's just the right amount of bass, middle and high ends. It's not quite as loud as I would have thought, but like the Bose, the sounds carries over the room with full clarity. I probably need to adjust my expectations, as the array systems are different than the typical PA that I'm used to.
Plugging my iPod into it sounds better than my stereo because the sound is distinct and clear. They did a real good job with the crossover system in this. I've heard a lot of the Bose and Fishman systems and this is every bit as good, maybe a little better... It definitely has more low end than the Fishman.
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I tried one of these because many people have been going to the Bose L1 compact in my area, and getting pretty good results for small group performances in modest size venues, and that's my target too. This unit was less expensive than the Bose, even after spending an extra 50 for the covers. (total of 750 against 999 for the Bose) After a few gigs, here are some thoughts.

First, it is bigger and heavier than the bose. The column is one piece, and getting it in the flimsy bag is awkward. Because it has limited control, you need a mixer, but I knew that going in, and it works well with the Alto 1202 that I have.

On the plus side, I got to a/b one with the L1, and the quality of sound is distinctly better. More midrange, really nice highs from the tweeter, and solid bass response. I wouldn't hesitate to play a small gig and run an acoustic bass guitar straight in. Also, because it's heavy, it's pretty stable. So, I'm mostly pleased. Like the Bose, you can run a small band without using monitors, and that's a huge plus. (I do run a small powered speaker to the drummer, though) I think this is a useful speaker and I'm glad I have one.
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