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Fender Passport Deluxe PD-500 Portable PA System
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The Fender Passport Deluxe PD-500 Portable PA System is designed for musicians with an 8-channel mixer, patented Feedback Killer, 48V phantom power, ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A complete portable sound system with 500 watts and Celestion speakers.
The Fender Passport Deluxe PD-500 Portable PA System is designed for musicians with an 8-channel mixer, patented Feedback Killer, 48V phantom power, selectable digital effects, and a 500W class "D" stereo power amp.
The PD-500 speaker cabinets feature Neo-Precision neodymium speakers designed by Celestion for superior musical performance and decreased weight. The Neo-Precision speaker design features 2 - 8" woofers, with one titanium compression driver and one horn per cabinet. With enough power for use in groups of 500”800 people and weighing in at a mere 52 lbs., the PD-500 is the top contender in portable PA solutions.
8-channel mixer: 6 mic/line, 2 mono/stereo
500W (250W/ch) stereo
Switchable AC power supply so it can be used
anywhere in the world
Selectable digital FX
Neo-Precision speaker design featuring 2 - 8" woofers and one titanium compression driver with horn per cabinet
2 P-51 microphone kits
2 - 20' speaker cables
Compatible with Passport wireless accessories
Weight: 53 lbs.
Covering: Black luggage-style molded case
Power output: 500W stereo (2x250W), 8 ohms per speaker cabinet
Docking connector for Passport wireless receiver
Microphone channels 1-6 controls: level, FX send, monitor, pan, treble, bass, 20dB pad
Line channels 7-8 controls: level, FX send, monitor, balance, treble, bass, mono
Monitor out (1/4") with level control
Tape out (dual RCA jacks) with level control
Selectable digital effects with master level control
Patent-pending one-button Feedback Killer eliminates feedback on all channels
500W stereo Class D power amp for reduced weight
Neo-precision speaker design with the following in each speaker cabinet:
2 Celestion 8" neodymium woofers
One Celestion titanium compression driver
35mm (1-3/8") stand adapters are built into speaker cabinets
2 P51 mic kits featuring:
Professional cardioid low-impedance dynamic microphone
18' microphone cable
2 - 20' NL4 speaker cables
Detachable IEC power cable
Switchable voltage power supply
Reviewed by 6 customers
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I haven't just heard about the PD-500. I OWN it! That having been said, I have used it for numerous gigs and this thing does all it says and more. All the cables store neatly in the on board compartment and this thing sounds great with some good condenser mics, (I use Audio-Technica ATM-710's). Great sound, quality FX features and easy set up make it the choice for working musicians. Celestion speakers are used extensively in the industry for sound fidelity and lightness. I've seen other musicians with a junky, mismatched rig. It does NOT look professional. They also go back to their vehicle 2-3 times just to get everything. I put this bad boy on a Rock n' Roller Cart and I'm there! Get a cover to keep it looking new and you'll be set.
I purchased the pd-500 some months ago, it is an excellent unit. I perform in an acoustic duo two to four times a week. It has fit perfectly in every venue, inside small to larger rooms and outside as well. Sometimes people will make a review of a product without ever even really trying it. I assure you this p.a. gets the job done with great fidelity and ease of transport and set-up. It far surpassed my partners set-up so we use the passport instead. I'd rather have to move it myself than play through his! I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
Firstly, don't listen to people who don't own this Fender Passport and write reviews -- they cannot be objective and they don't use the product. I have had the PA for two years, and it's brilliant. It's loud, crip, and hits the lows and high accurately. I use it both as a solo/duo acoustic act and as a DJ set. It works both ways, and does a brilliant job. It takes very little space, but with the speaker stands (which I have), it looks and sounds impressive. The mixer is great and easy to use -- it offers endless options for smalls bands, and even has RCA inputs for backing tracks or a DJ set. Read the reviews of those who own it, and disregard the rest.
I typically am a hobby musician, this has been set up in my garage for acoustic guitar, electric piano and harmony for me and my cousin. The unit was brought to a community center for a one musical number. It turns out the DJ's amp was not working so he asked if we could plug it in. WE were blown away. This hall was hosting 250 people and the we sound checked and could'nt believe our ears. The music was crisp, with a little tweaking, bass was surpisingly loud and the guests kept wondering where the music, so clear, was coming from. I proudly said it was only a backup to a failed system, but they were non believers..That time was a success, what more can I say?
I had the Fender Passport 250 for more than 3 years, at close to 300 gigs a year. It gave me optimum and reliable performances every time. It is easy and quick to set up, and takes up little space. The sound quality always gave me a truly professional performance. As my career developed, so did the size of my audiences so I purchased the Fender Passport Deluxe PD-500. It was a great decision because now I have the same ease of operation on a much bigger scale. The sound quality it superb and it is even lighter than the Fender-250. The voice and sound effects are even better and offer more choices. I have never regretted choosing the Fender Passport products. They are very durable and dependable.
A portable system like this is a nice idea. Too bad fender uses cheap celestion speakers, cheap imported amp components in this otherwise nifty package.Fender makes guitars and some good old-style tube amps. They are an industry giant in that respect. But they have NEVER made decent PA equipment, and they obviously do not care to.