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Fender Expo System   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Portable and clear, ideal for medium-size venues.

The Fender EXPO SYSTEM is a powered speaker array with an integrated subwoofer that delivers audiophile clarity and sonic detail in a portable, smallfootprint 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. Line array systems offer more controlled, focused sound versus traditional loudspeakers that radiate sound in all directions at once. This focused sound translates into improved intelligibility and more consistent sound while reducing the potential for feedback. 

The Fender Expo System powered speaker array features dual 6.5” subwoofers matched to a 1” neodymium horn and eight custom-designed 3” midrange drivers, delivering audiophile clarity and sonic detail with ease. The portable, small-footprint design easily sets up in only seconds, thanks to the multi-pin connection system with steel stability bars. The Expo System’s ultra-wide wedge-shaped sound dispersion pattern covers audiences of up to 300 with full, even sound and can be easily daisy-chained with multiple Expo Systems to cover larger audiences and spaces.

FEATURES
  • Lightweight and easy to set up
  • Power, subs and main speakers in a single unit
  • Professional quality sound
  • Versatile inputs
  • Expandable

Order today and your next show will sound better and you'll get home earlier.

SPECIFICATIONS

Expo System

  • Series: Fender Audio
    Amplifier Type: Class-D
    Weight: 52 lbs.
    Audience Capacity: Up to 300
    Speakers: Eight - Custom-Designed 3" Neodymium Midrange Drivers (MHF Array),
    Two - 6.5" Ferrite Magnet Speakers (Subwoofer)
    Horn/Tweeter: One - 1" Neodymium Tweeter w/ Horn
    Channels: Two - Left + Right
    Inputs: Stereo XLR 1/4" Combo Jacks (Line Level) and Stereo RCA Line Inputs
    Controls: Main Level, Sub Level, Power
    Line Out: Two - XLR Line Level
    Other Features: Ultra-wide dispersion pattern, balanced line outputs for daisy-chaining multiple systems together, lightweight Class "D" power amp,
    small-footprint design for space-challenged venues, detachable vertical
    array for easy transport, integrated sub with isolation stabilizers and
    reinforced handle, universal operating voltage, optional bag and
    protective cover are available.
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FenderExpo System
 
4.2

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (21)
  • Compact (20)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Versatile (12)

Cons

  • Limited functions (7)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (21)
  • Outdoor events / games (15)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (9)
  • Home studio (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (14), Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Fender Expo PA system is great!

The irony that at age 22 I was strong, but the band was popular and we had roadies. Now I'm 71, not as strong or popular, and NO roadies! The Fender Expo...Read complete review

The irony that at age 22 I was strong, but the band was popular and we had roadies. Now I'm 71, not as strong or popular, and NO roadies! The Fender Expo PA is the perfect solution. Small, powerful, easy to set up and a clear sound with both good highs and heart-thumping lows. I love it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good System, but !!

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...Read complete review

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. Also want to put this at a 3 1/2 to 4 if I could. Trying to be honest with my rating.
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. The Bose has stood the test of time for me and I can't say that about this Fender Expo as of right now, but will report back later on that. I judged the bass by heading to the other side of the club. Everything projects well, but surely is not as dominant as the Bose Model II with 2 B1's.
So, I know I have mentioned the Bose a lot, but this is to only make a comparison, because many are more familiar with the Bose systems. All in all, I would recommend this Fender Expo system, and would like to purchase another in order to run one stage left and stage right. I think the system would shine in this manner.
Also want to mention I run a three piece band through these but have not yet done so with the Fender Expo. It would depend on the Venue. I now know I have a close and comparable back up to my Bose Model II system.

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4.0

Awesome if you understand its limitations!

By Mickey

from Cabot Arkansas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy
  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances

Comments about Fender Expo System:

I am a DJ for local events and weddings. I got the Expo for an awesome SDOTD price. At my last gig I had to provide sound for the preacher, background music for a pre-reception gathering and the party at the reception (3 different locations). At the reception one channel on my "Big Rig" blew out and I couldn't mix the music. I ran outside to the pre-reception area, grabbed my Fender Expo and brought it into the reception. I then fired up an Ipad with a mixing app, connected it to the Expo, cranked it up and crowd never new anything was wrong. When the Groom came over to say great job, he was blown away that my big rig didn't have any sound coming out of the speakers (LOL). With that being said, the venue had perfect acoustics for the Expo and there were only 125 people in the crowd. The Fender is awesome if you recognize its limitations. First, it is not for huge crowds. Second, it has very limited inputs (My situation worked because I plugged an Ipad into one channel and a microphone into the other, you need a mixing board to support anything more than that) Third, I think it is heavy at 52 pounds (The Bose L1 weighs 25 pounds). Forth, it is bulky (Top line array is 4 1/2 feet long, transporting it is a pain). HOWEVER...I love the Fender Expo. It saved me when it needed to. And it rocked, I cranked it up and shook the rafters in that place. It was very quick to unplug, move and set up again. At home, I play my acoustic/electric through it and it sounds sweet as molasses/smooth as butter. When I am not playing guitar through it, I use it with an ipad as my home stereo system. Would I recommend it...if you understand its limitations...yes, yes I would!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DOA after 20 minutes

By Jorge The Guitar Player

from San Jose CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Fender Expo System:

Tested it when I received it and it worked fine. Took it to an acoustic gig a couple of weeks later and it died 20 minutes into a two hour show. Powers up but no sound. Called Fender and they had me take it to a local repair shop.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would consider buying this system again...

By duane

from pitts. pa

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Fender Expo System:

I used this expo for a crowd coverage of 150 people in a medium/large venue. The coverage was good but not enough to over-power talking/chatter of the audience. Not that a system for this use has to totally dominate the audience's ability to converse but from where I was performing and the system setup the audience was louder than what I was hearing from the expo. It was maxed to the feedback threshold so no more could be squeezed out of it. I was hoping for a little more oomph than I got...and would like to A-B the expo and the turbo sound iP1000 to get a clear idea of which to spend my $$$ on....

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

By far the most bang for the buck in its class!!

By Brett

from Lewisville, NC

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Best Value
  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Expo System:

    By far the most bang for the buck in its class!! Terrific low end response. Using for acoustic/electric duo with rhythm track and the sound separates nicely with even distribution throughout small to medium-sized venues.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very Impressed

    By Sohnostudios

    from Avon CT

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Expo System:

    We bought this system to use for open MIcs that we host but after seeing its capabilities I think we are going to buy a second one and use it for large gigs .This system does need a board and really cant be used as a stand alone with out one. We were able to put a keyboard , Bass, and Acoustic Guitar along with three Mics all through the board and system and it worked extremely well.

     
    2.0

    DOA

    By JSO

    from Utah

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Expo System:

      Arrived DOA. Wouldn't output any sound. MF has been great with the return so far. Will follow up with new review after receiving replacement.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Buy but it could have been a Spectacular Buy

      By Heysarge

      from Cabot Arkansas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Looks Great
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Accessories almost required
      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Solo Acts

      Comments about Fender Expo System:

      First, I love my Fender Expo and got a great SDOTD price. The day it arrived I was like a kid at Christmas. I tore into the boxes, set it up, and after a little balancing with the limited control knobs, WOW did it sound awesome in my living room! Two night later, I brought it to an open mic/DJ night on the 4th of July and found some ways Fender could have made it much better. My first wrinkle was the inability to move the darn thing easily. It is pretty, you can't just throw it around or strap it down. The Sub is light and isn't much of a problem, but the line array is 4 feet 6 inches long and has 2 prongs and an electrical plug thingy sticking out the end. 4'6" does not sound like a lot, but it is when it does not bend and you want to make sure it is safe. I eventually laid it across the back seat wrapped in a blanket with a pillow protecting the sensitive parts. My second rub occurred when one of the open mic night folks asked if it had inputs for 2 guitars and 2 mics...Ah, no! The Expo only has single channel inputs (1/4" L & R or RCA)! As far as playback, the EXPO was brilliant. Deep rich bass with accurate highs and mids. Be careful...unfiltered the Expo will let you know how badly you play or sing. We had zero microphone feedback all night long and lots of folks told me that it sounded great! All in all it does exactly what it is supposed to do...look and sounds awesome. Is there room for improvement? Yes! The basic Expo is awesome, but it is still just a 2 part powered speaker with a single channel input. Other powered speakers have lots more inputs and channels and seem tougher.... BOTTOM LINE I love my Fender Expo it looks and sounds fantastic but I wish Fender would have spent money on a tiny 4 input integrated mixer and a padded bag for the Line Array (I would have gladly paid for them)! Worth every penny even after you spend some change on a mixer and padded bag!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely More Than I Expected

      By Selmo

      from Alamogordo, NM

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Fender Expo System:

        Due to the fact that I'm not as young as I used to be (65+), I grew weary of hauling and lifting heavy speakers onto speaker stands and hauling a monitor speaker. I decided to buy the Fender Expo and tried it out at a recent gig. The overall sound blew me away! I do a one-man band MIDI thing with my laptop going to a sound module and thru to the drum machine. I play guitar and do some sax work on some of the songs. I ran everything into a little Mackie mixer and then into the Expo. The low end really kicks and the mids & highs are definite and crisp. No need for a monitor! I was disappointed to learn that Fender has discontinued the product and the carrying bag and cover are no longer available.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy a second one of these!

        By DJ Jamie

        from Auburn Hills, Michigan

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Fender Expo System:

        This is a perfect set up for the smaller venues of 100 to 200 people. Maybe more, but have not had that large of an audience yet to try out on. There is only one draw back is you can only run one item at a time. I play keyboards and DJ in between. I thought I would be able to plug my keyboard and laptop in at the same time. You can, but the volume on each device is cut in half. So I use my small Mackie mixer, and it works just fine, I was hoping to eliminate that piece of equipment. Other wise I love it so far.

         
        4.0

        Good job, Fender! What's next?

        Comments about Expo System:

        Very surprising sound quality and bass response. Bought two. Waiting to see how they do on an outdoor gig.

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