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Harbinger APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker  

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The 150W Harbinger APS12 is a 12", 2-way, powered PA speaker system with full-range response that makes it ideal for vocals and acoustic performances...Read More

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An affordable system that can even function as a stand-alone, single-box PA.

The 150W Harbinger APS12 is a 12", 2-way, powered PA speaker system with full-range response that makes it ideal for vocals and acoustic performances. The Harbinger APS12 is equipped with a 12" woofer with a 1-3/8" compression driver, 3-channel mic/line mixer, 2 mic/line input channels with individual balanced and unbalanced connections, 1 dual RCA/single XLR line input for playback devices, and much more.

FEATURES
  • 2-way, full-range powered speaker with 12" woofer and a 1-3/8" compression driver
  • 150W RMS, convection-cooled, Class A/B amplifier
  • 3-channel mic/line mixer
  • 2 mic/line input channels with individual balanced and unbalanced connections
  • 1 dual RCA/Single XLR line input for playback devices such as MP3, CD players, and more
  • 5-band graphic EQ
  • Individual balanced and unbalanced line outputs for connecting other powered speakers
  • Built-in stand mount

SPECIFICATIONS

APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker

  • Frequency response (-3dB): 45Hz-20kHz
  • Frequency Range (-6dB): 40Hz-20kHz
  • Max SPL Long-term@1m: 97dB
  • Max SPL Peak@1m: 119dB
  • Crossover: 18dB/oct@3.6kHz (passive)
  • Mic Input:
  • Input Type: 2 bal. XLR & bal. 1/4"
  • Input Impedance: 3kΩ
  • Input Sensitivity: -46dBu
  • Line Input:
  • Input Type: bal. XLR/bal. RCA
  • Input Impedance: 10kΩ
  • Input Sensitivity: -26dBu
  • Equalizer:
  • Type: 5-band Graphic Equalizer
  • Frequency: 250Hz/750Hz/2kHz/6kHz/12kHz
  • Equalize Range: ±12dB
  • Power Amplifer:
  • Rated Output Power: 135W
  • Max Output Power: 150W
  • Power Supply: 110V/120V 50/60Hz
  • Max Power Consumption: 207VA
  • Rated THD: <0.5%(20Hz-20kHz)
  • Frequency response: +1/-2dB (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Cooling: Convection Extrusion
  • Design: Class A/B
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 25-13/16"x 16-13/16"x 13"
  • Weight 35.9 lb.
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HarbingerAPS12 12" Powered PA Speaker
 
4.1

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Good audio (31)
  • Versatile (26)
  • Durable (22)
  • Compact (21)

Cons

  • Bulky/heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Performances (23)
  • Home studio (17)
  • Outdoor events / games (17)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (9)
  • Amateur recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Professional musician (17), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great bang for the buck

In the right applications these will perform adequately. Will not take anything over half volume before clipping light comes on. Now that said they are very loud at half volume but do not have...Read complete review

In the right applications these will perform adequately. Will not take anything over half volume before clipping light comes on. Now that said they are very loud at half volume but do not have any reserve. Keep in mind they are only rated at 150 watts and the included booklet gives a spec of 125 RMS and I would say this is a more accurate description of the useful power. I bought 4 of these for floor monitors. I play in a Christian contemporary band and also use these as portable mains and they do the job very well for vocals and play back music. Very light weight, quick and easy to set up. I did not go with the APS15's because of the difference in size. I needed portability. For what they are they sound great. As soon as I unpackaged them I set all four up and cranked some playback music to the point of the clip light popping on at the loud transients. Left them burn in at this level for 24 hours. There was a smell from the heat sinks as they do get very warm under heavy load but after the break in period the smell went away. That is not unusual for this type of equipment. I saw earlier reviews about a burning smell and people returning them for that reason. You have plastic cabinets and aluminium heat sinks that were painted black and there sole function is to pull heat away from the power transistors in the cabinet. I teach electronics and that is to be expected. They should probably explain that in the literature. After the break in period the smell will go away.
Now as far as performance again apples to apples these are not high end Mackie's or QSC's but I give them high marks for sound quality in their price range. The 5 band EQ is OK but I find leaving the EQ flat or rolling the low frequency off (250HZ) a little and using the EQ from the mixer was the best combination. The last venue was a room with 300 people having dinner. I had a vocalist and keyboard player with 2 of these for mains on stands and 2 as floor monitors. Then a stand-up comic during the breaks. Everywhere in the room the vocals were very clear and intelligible. If you're a metal band with very loud music these will not fit the bill. I'd say great for rehearsal rooms small venues and light weight portability simple controls. I have only had these 2 months so long term reliability is still an unknown.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap as dirt.

I got this new for $150 shipped with a free speaker stand to go with the 15" that my wife uses in her acoustic band. The amp has more hum than the...Read complete review

I got this new for $150 shipped with a free speaker stand to go with the 15" that my wife uses in her acoustic band. The amp has more hum than the 15" one which is surprisingly free of noise so you know the quality control on this unit is pretty low. Also the woofer was wired out of phase so I had to take it apart and fix that right away. As a cheap monitor with built in mixer it works fine (for low spl situations) but I would not expect miracles at this price point.

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3.0

Don"t assume; buy and surprise yourself!

By ARod

from Ashland, Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Great On The Budget
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Harbinger APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker:

    This unit is great for the ameteur or experienced musician. Good value. Sound quality is pure.

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    4.0

    Very Pleasantly Surprised!

    By JohnJamz

    from Mid-Atlantic, USA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Karaoke
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Harbinger APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker:

      After reading the other reviews, positive and negative, I held my breath and made the purchase.

      I am very pleasantly surprised by the power and clarity this unit provides.

      Background, so you know I'm not a typical kook with lower-than-normal expectations. I've been performing for 30+ years as a DJ/Karaoke/Musician and my full rig is EV SX300's with a JBL SRX series dual 18" sub powered by high-end Crown amps. I also run FOH at a church with a 50k sound system.

      I bought this product for small-room (<1200 sq ft) performances in a cramped location and after 4 uses am overwhelmingly satisfied with the quality, ESPECIALLY at the price.

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      4.0

      Great amplifier for older ladies!

      By Quilter

      from Manteca,CA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Harbinger APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker:

          Neede sound system for our quilt guild meetings and annual quilt show. We are older women and needed something easy to use. This sound system is awesome! It is light enough for us to lift and manipulate and it is super easy to use!

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          5.0

          Great Value, Loving it...

          By DJ Taylor Dreamin

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Harbinger APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker:

              This arrived just in time for my 2nd gig ever. I have a TC-Helicon VLP GTX and hookup was a breeze (works much better than the aux in on my guitar amp). I am very pleased with the sound quality, there is not much (if any) hum or buzz. I have plugged in the Mic and Guitar directly and sounds great that way too. I wish it had Phantom Power for a Condenser Mic, but The TC-Helicon has that.

              For the price on sale, I wish I would have purchased a pair.

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              4.0

              Doing the job

              By AB

              from Texas

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Harbinger APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker:

              I've only used this one time so far, but I liked what I heard for that performance. I use it mostly as a monitor for myself, and it gets run through the PA system, but so far, so good.

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              5.0

              Nice speaker, Great price!

              By midwest Dan

              from Bloomington, IL.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Harbinger APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker:

              Better than I expected, it has good volume and good sound. Overall a great purchase.

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              3.0

              sounds great

              By jack

              from woodville, alabama

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Good For Accoustic Guitar

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Could Use With Bass Guita
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Harbinger APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker:

              not really been tested yet.mainly to use accoustic guitar,maybe a bass and possibly some vocal uses..

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              5.0

              I like this!

              By FredWorth

              from mn

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Harbinger APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker:

              This is my first foray into amplified music and I like this PA. I thought I was getting a small amp type PA which is what I wanted and was surprised at how heavy it is and the quality! I think I got much more than I paid for it! We used it at our monthly jam for vocals only and it was a hit. I guess if I had a wish I would like to have had phantom power since most of my mikes require that. Bought a separate phantom power set and I guess I am good to go.
              The weight is both a blessing and a challenge, I can carry the PA but not very far. I would guess that is the quality coming through because this PA looks and feels durable!

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent value

              By Diogenes

              from Middle Tennessee

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • 14
              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Harbinger APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker:

                Our band has bought 3 of these 150 watt/12" Harbinger powered speakers. For the price paid they are a great value. We use 2 of them on stands as a PA in small nightclub venues with 100 people or less, and they are plenty loud enough for this. Anything bigger and you would probably want more wattage. Our singer also uses one as a floor monitor.

                Knock on wood, but we've had no electrical or technical issues whatsoever with the Harbingers.

                In the course of experimenting with the Harbingers for a couple of years we discovered a few items worthy of note:

                - Acoustic/electric guitars sound really good (clean) through the Harbingers, better than through the various guitar amps we've tried. Think intro to "Hotel California" and "Classical Gas".

                - The Harbingers work surprisingly well as a stand-alone bass amp in a pinch. Guess how we know this...

                - The simple on-board equalizer allows a surprisingly good overall sound when mixing instruments as diverse as drums, guitars, and vocals.

                So... if your venues are small-to-medium and your band is on a budget the Harbingers deliver a really great sound for little coin.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Speaker, Great Customer Service

                By SpyderTL

                from Birmingham, AL

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Cheap
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Harbinger APS12 12" Powered PA Speaker:

                I ordered two of these back in December, and got an incredible price.

                One of the speakers had a strange ringing sound, that kind of made a "MEOW" sound on mid-range sounds like, individual toms from my Roland TD-4. MF sent me a replacement speaker, and paid for shipping both ways.

                Good, cheap speaker. Great service. Thanks guys!

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