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Harbinger APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker  

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    Concert quality sound.

    The APS15 from Harbinger combines a powerful 2-way loudspeaker, a simple mixer, and 200W of power into one convenient PA system. Featuring 3 channels with balanced and unbalanced inputs for microphones, music players or instruments, a 200W A/B amplifier, and a 15" speaker with a high horn driver, you get an active PA with flexibility, powerful reach, and concert quality sound. Equally capable of serving your needs in rehearsal spaces, small clubs, installs, banquet rooms, or outdoor events, the APS15 PA speaker is easy to setup, never wants for volume, and always provides full frequency, crystal-clear fidelity. With individual gain controls for each channel, 5-band graphic EQ, and a Master Output knob, you have the control you need to get the mix you want and the ability to tailor your sound to the distinct characteristics of any environment.

    It makes a great mini PA for solo acts that play keyboards and sing.

    Features
    • 3-Channel Mic/Line mixer
    • 200W convection-cooled, Class A/B amplifier
    • 15" 2-way, full-range powered speaker with high horn driver
    • Individual gain control on each channel
    • Balanced/unbalanced mic inputs
    • XLR/Stereo RCA line input
    • Balanced/Unbalanced outputs
    • 5-Band master EQ & Master output controls
    • LED clip indicator
     

    APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker Specifications:

    • Frequency response (-3dB): 45Hz–18kHz
    • Frequency Range (-6dB): 40Hz–20kHz
    • Max SPL Long-term @1m: 98dB
    • Max SPL Peak @1m: 121dB
    • Crossover: passive, 18dB/oct at 3.5kHz
    • Audio
    • Mic Input
    • Input type: 2 balanced XLR and 2 unbalanced 1/4"
    • Input Impedance: 3kΩs
    • Input sensitivity: -46dBu
    • Line Input
    • Input type: XLR balanced / RCA unbalanced
    • Input impedance: 10kΩs
    • Input sensitivity: -26dBu
    • EQ
    • Type: 5-band graphic Equalizer
    • Frequency: 250Hz/500Hz/1kHz/4kHz/8kHz
    • Equalize range: -12dB/+12dB
    • Power amplifier
    • Rated output power: 180W
    • Max output power: 216W
    • Power supply: 110V/60Hz
    • Max Power consumption: 276VA
    • Rated THD: <0.5% (20Hz–20kHz)
    • Frequency response: +1/-2dB (20Hz–20kHz)
    • Cooling: Convection Extrusion
    • Design: Class A/B
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 19-5/16” x 28-11/16” x 14-5/8”
    • Weight: 46.3 lb.
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    HarbingerAPS15 15" Powered PA Speaker
     
    4.1

    (based on 63 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Good audio (16)
    • Versatile (14)
    • Durable (13)
    • Lightweight (11)

    Cons

    • Bulky/heavy (8)
    • Poor sound quality (7)

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (17)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (15)
    • Performances (14)
    • Home studio (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (13), Experienced (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Not been a disappointment

    I'll keep it simple - Acoustic 3-piece - We have used these for over 3 years at over 150 performances and they are as good as the day we bought them.. Add a...Read complete review

    I'll keep it simple - Acoustic 3-piece - We have used these for over 3 years at over 150 performances and they are as good as the day we bought them.. Add a sub-cabinet for larger venues.. These aren't high end quality but are 1/3 the price of JBL's and they sound good enough. Just recently used them with a powered sub to run sound for a 4- piece country band at an outdoor festivel. They held up but this was a stretch of their potential.. Worth the price!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    You get what you pay for

    After buying these and using them frequently (at least once weekly, often times more), i can say for certain that they are a very low quality. For a 15" speaker they...Read complete review

    After buying these and using them frequently (at least once weekly, often times more), i can say for certain that they are a very low quality. For a 15" speaker they don't hanlde a lot of watts, they clip easily, they hiss, they sound muddy even when eq'd, and there are plenty of other better alternatives. I don't even use this as a monitor because of all of the hiss. I used to run my pair as my drum monitors, but i have since upgraded to kustom powered monitors, and they sound better for a better price
    Features are good; XLR 1/4" and RCA inputs and a graphic eq, but the onboard eq doesn't help at all
    Seriously low quality. i purchased these in a cheap pa package and i was sorely disappointed. The quality just isn't there, everything sounds muddy and the speakers have a pretty harsh hiss to them when nothings coming through them
    They're really cheap for a powered 15", but i would invest in something a little higher quality. I upgraded to two pv215 towers and crown power amps to run them, and the sound quality is far superior, a night and day difference

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works great!

    By Phred

    from New York

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Harbinger APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker:

    Having the 5 band EQ in this self powered unit makes it perfect for main PA or monitors in a club environment or other small venue.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Sent it back

    By CC sounds

    from Northern Wisconsin

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy
      • Limited Functions
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Harbinger APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker:

      Bought item as an opened item with full warranty. The 1st speaker came with one of the speakers rattling in the casing and no power cord. I had to send it back. The second speaker soundly like there was a blown speaker. The sound was horrible, and could be turned up as load as TV. I also had to send it back. 1st and last time I order Harbinger... No more
      Harbinger for me!

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      4.0

      much larger than the 12

      By Desert Fox

      from in a box

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      Pros

      • Built In Eq
      • Built-in Mixer
      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Stackable

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Harbinger APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker:

      I already had an APS12 that I got for free with another MF purchase (Kustom 210 unpowered monitors)so when I saw an APS15 in grade 1 condition, I picked it up. The APS15 is much larger than its 12" sibling and quite a bit heavier as well. While these are no JBL or QSC, they are also much more affordable. These units are great for solo or duet acts or for use as monitors. I have used them as satellite/remote PA for 4th of July events that needed a bit more sound reinforcement to some adjacent grassy areas around the main pavillion that the FOH mains weren't covering.

      As far as the condition of the grade 1 unit, the only damage I can find is on one of the feet. That and there was no original packaging.

      Would I pay full price for an APS15? No. I am a buyer at the discount pricing however. An APS15 makes for a good backup, although the APS12 is much more convenient size-wise. I've even used them as passive sub-woofers by placing them on top of empty Rubbermaid bins and only sending bass from the crossover/loudspeaker management rack.

      So if your budget is constrained, these can do the trick for you. Don't expect whomping bass, you'll need external subwoofers for that. But for a small vocal and keys or vocal and acoustic event, these will fit the bill.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nothing Shy About This Powered Speaker

      By Peaceiscoming

      from Pearl, MS

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Harbinger APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker:

      I am a professional Audio-Visual tech of over 40 years experience in setting up all kinds of PA systems for all kinds of venues. Many have shot down this powered speaker but I have found it to be quite capapable in many many situations. The most important feature is the built in five band EQ. I usually set the lowest bass slider to the "detent" position, the No.2 slider also to the detent. The mid slider to the first mark just above the detent. The mid high band slider to half a notch above the detent, and finally the fifth slider high end to the mid or detent position. If for any reason I need a bit more bass I use the second slider moved to half a notch above detent position. The systems are suitable for small to medium venues and will provide all the room filling sound you should need. In a slightly larger than medium venue I use FOUR of these systems so I can move more air. The built in mixer for mics and line in and out is very nice and I have had great results in using all the features of this compact powered speaker system. The key here to good performance from this system is the proper use of the BUILT IN equalizer. IF you have to do a BIG venue gig then you WOULD be better off using a much higher end system for when driven to high levels this system even in multiples of six or eight is still not quite adequate. For small to just above medium venues it is just fine, especially if you can use FOUR of them.

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      4.0

      Not been a disappointment

      By Exit41Duo

      from Watervliet, MI

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Harbinger APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker:

        I'll keep it simple - Acoustic 3-piece - We have used these for over 3 years at over 150 performances and they are as good as the day we bought them.. Add a sub-cabinet for larger venues.. These aren't high end quality but are 1/3 the price of JBL's and they sound good enough. Just recently used them with a powered sub to run sound for a 4- piece country band at an outdoor festivel. They held up but this was a stretch of their potential.. Worth the price!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice for the Price

        By Garlandd

        from DC

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Satisfactory Snd Quality

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Harbinger APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker:

        I bought these speakers as a intermediate pair of speakers to use with my fifteen inch powered Behringers that I've owned for the last 4 years. I was quick surprised that they weighed less than the Behringers. The added feature that I loved is having the 2 Microphone input and line level inputs. The quality is now as good as the Behringer but I'm satisfied.

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        4.0

        Great for small to medium sized events

        By DJSlam

        from Wisconsin

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Harbinger APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker:

          These speakers are fairly powerful, the sound quality is pretty good unless you are turning them up all the way, or close to. The amp is set up fairly well, the inputs are standard issue as well as the volume knobs. The 5 band eq is fairly useless, I have found that its best not to mess with, you're going to get the sound quality you get out of them. If you mess with it they end up sounding pretty bad. When looking at these speakers keep in mind, they are not meant to fill a packed concert hall with great sound. If used in a mobile dj set up they can handle a small crowd alone, however for the price this is what you should expect. This isn't a top of the line product, and it doesn't come with a top of the line price. With that said you can still achieve good quality, room filling sound with these. As long as your room isn't a gymnasium.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great value

          By fred

          from Southern California

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Harbinger APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker:

            We have 4 of these powered speakers and one of an exact cab copy. The amp and mixer on this speaker is perfect for most gigs, I did make a modification on two of them, adding a 1/4 inch speaker out before the crossover, when we add an additional 8 ohm speaker. (4 ohm total load).

            With these we seldom bring the big PA to gigs, we were surprised that they are able to fill most venues. Typically, we use a Mackie mixer and the Harbingers are set between 50 and 65% (guessing) output power. Occasionally we see the clip light, but we haven't been able to hear any sound degredation. We have been using these for almost three years without any problem, averaging 5 gigs a month. We also use these ocassionally as monitors, never had a problem.

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            4.0

            They sure honk out some noise

            By F.A.I.

            from MT

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            Pros

            • Built In Protection
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Harbinger APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker:

              These honk out some noise. Operative words honk and noise as apposed to reproduce and music. That being said no layperson really gets sound quality. I had an oficient tell me my behringer system was the clearest she had ever heard. I know a DJ who uses these harbingers as his main setup and charges over a hundred an hour and gets referrals. These speakers make enough noise to handle a medium wedding at most venues and have enough compression to keep you from blowing them if you do something stupid momentarily. For the money a good value. I run a top of the line jbl/crown setup for most my gigs. These will work for wedding ceremonies, karaoke parties, backup systems etc. It just depends on how well you take care of them and whether or not you got a dud. Mine seem to work but haven't put them through the wringer yet.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              well thought out speaker

              By autobutler

              from salt lake city ut.

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Events

              Comments about Harbinger APS15 15" Powered PA Speaker:

              Just what we needed works fine

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