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Harbinger Compact Portable PA System  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Affordable portable sound system with subwoofer.

The Harbinger HA300 delivers big sound in a medium package at a small price. It is a full range system that features a subwoofer, a vertical array of four inch speakers and a piezo tweeter, power to run them all and a capable mixer. It is a complete sound reinforcement solution that is apropriate to venue installation, bands, DJs and any application that requires clear, loud sound reinforcement.

The mixer features two channels with balanced XLR and balanced 1/4" line inputs, each with discreet volume control and two band EQ. A third channel accepts a stereo 1/8" input, volume control and two bands of EQ as well. A master volume controls overall system volume, and a linking panel features an XLR input and an XLR output. All of this mixing capability is built-in to the HA300T top speaker.

The HA300T contains a 100W power amp and the subwoofer (HA300S)contains a 200W power amp. The top speaker has a 1/4" subwoofer output that is crossed over at 150Hz so the power amp in the top doesn't need to process the low frequencies at all. If you want, you can use just the top and when the subwoofer out is not engaged, the speaker processes the full range signal.

The HA300T features four 4 1/2" drivers and a 3 1/2" piezo driver. The HA300S features a 12" 200W 8 ohm speaker in a ported cabinet. The linking system makes it ideal for hooking two systems together.

FEATURES
Small size, big sound
Lightweight and portable
Built-in mixer
Full range response

Get one now, or two would be better, and have a full range subwoofer system for less.

SPECIFICATIONS
HA300T (top)
Output Power: 100W 4 Ohm load, Internal
Inputs: CH 1 and 2 - Mic XLR balanced, line level ¼ unbalanced
CH3 - 1/8 Headphone/line Level Stereo, mixed mono
Frequency Response: 20HZ-20kHz
Channel EQ: (HIGH, LOW) 4kHz and above, 800Hz and below
LINK IN & LINK OUT: Both jacks accept a balanced input and send pre-master output
Subwoofer Out: Line Out 20Hz-150Hz
Power Requirements: USA/Canada 120VAC/60Hz, 160W nominal
Speakers: Four 4½ drivers 50W 4 Ohm each
Horn: 3½ piezo driver
Power Capacity: 100W RMS
Frequency Response: 60HZ-20kHz, Full range (subwoofer jack not used)
150HZ-20kHz, Crossover Active (¼ mono plug in subwoofer jack)
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms, Internal Not designed for external speakers
Weight: 23.3 lb.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 7½", 28", 6½"

HA300S (sub)
Output Power: 200W 8 Ohm load, Internal
Accepted Inputs: Line Level ¼ Unbalanced
Frequency Response: 35Hz -150Hz System response with built-in crossover
Power Requirements: USA/Canada 120VAC/60Hz, 400W maximum
Speaker: 12 200W 8 Ohm
Weight: 47.5 lb.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 ¾" x 14" x 21 5/8"
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HarbingerCompact Portable PA System
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Good audio (22)
  • Compact (20)
  • Versatile (17)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

  • Bulky/heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (18)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Nice

Fantastic system! PERFECT for house parties. My only complaint is that the plastic mount for the top half of the system is very fragile and broke from being bumped. i would recommend reinforcing...Read complete review

Fantastic system! PERFECT for house parties. My only complaint is that the plastic mount for the top half of the system is very fragile and broke from being bumped. i would recommend reinforcing the bits that you stick the connecting rod into. but other than that these are very light, compact, and a powerful boom for your buck!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for me

I have the fender Expo. It's a much better system even though it's more money. After reading the reviews, I thought I would try the harbinger but I had to send it back...Read complete review

I have the fender Expo. It's a much better system even though it's more money. After reading the reviews, I thought I would try the harbinger but I had to send it back not up to my standards.

Reviewed by 26 customers

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(20 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Vocals sound good, too big/heavy

By Radiodaze

from Ohio

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Vocals Sound Good

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

Sounded just like I hoped, vocals were clear and sounded good, acoustic guitar was good. I bought this to have a small system to amplify vocals, from the pictures it looked smaller than it is, the Woofer is quite large and heavy, rectangular, and way to big for the space I had. Sent it back (60 shipping, two boxes) for a 1000 watt 10" powered speaker. Better pictures of the product would have saved me time, money, and hassel, the one picture in the listing makes the system look smaller than it is. There's a reason there is only one picture of the product, with nobody standing next to it with the woofer sideways. Pony extra for a fish stick or a good powered speaker, save yourself time and back strain trying to cheap it. On the other hand, its good sound for the money if you don't mind carrying around a refrigerator.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice

By DJ XLR8

from Orlando, FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances

Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

Fantastic system! PERFECT for house parties. My only complaint is that the plastic mount for the top half of the system is very fragile and broke from being bumped. i would recommend reinforcing the bits that you stick the connecting rod into. but other than that these are very light, compact, and a powerful boom for your buck!

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

P/A is a winner

By Bluesmandaytonabeach

from Daytona Beach

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

      Great pa, it looks kinda cool, its very simple to set up and tear down i plan on obtaining a second one when i get the cash to have a full P/A System

      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      6 Months later Follow up

      By Classic Rockin On

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Good value
      • High Fidelity
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Home Music
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

      This is a follow up. Still satisfied with these speakers after 6 months of use. The onboard mixer is functional but weak, and have added a PreSonus in front and leave the onboard mixer neutral. It now meets me and my bands requirements. A/ B tested these against the Mackie Thump TH15s. No disrespect but will keep the Harbingers. Love it when my music friends criticize the brand then drop their jaws when they hear them.

      The best value and fidelity in this price range period!

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Value

      By Classic Rockin On

      from Texas

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Fidelity
      • Portability
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

        Like the ease of set up and fidelity. Good value and I like that. Have had for approximately 3 months and has held up well. The previously noted plastic mounting plates appear weak so be careful. The sound is clear and full up to reasonable volumes. Also makes a sweet home stereo with my mp3 player. Purchased to use as side fill monitors, but recently have been using as mains for my crossover cover band. Don't think it is all that heavy for a sub with satellites. (use a hand truck) Long term reliability may not be as good as units costing 10 times as much. But time will tell. Planning on ordering 2 more sets.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cheap Deal Ha!

        By Bmsongs

        from Texas

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • None for the price

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

        This little unit is a good little practice unit. It could be used for small gigs quite well. The sound is as clear and clean as you can get. The unit dose not offer much on it's own as far as mix and verb. But a small mixer you are in business. If you need a small practice PA or you are a singer songwriter type i.e, coffee shops this is your unit. For the price this this is the bomb. Get pass the Name brand, get over it. Everything is made in China now anyway.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't let the price fool you!

        By Heartache Highway

        from Burtchville, MI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

          I own 2 sets of these systems and buying 2 more. they have been reliable going on 3 years of weekly use including a trip to Nashville in which they traveled in a storage compartment below bus unprotected holding up fine. the sound is unbelievable for the price range these are offered for. The system set up is a simple 5 minutes,I often DJ too and for medium crowds of 200 they really do thump running 2.I also own a Bose l1m1 system @ a price of $2000 and although the sound is superior after 7 months it has been sent back to Bose for repair. Quality of the Harbinger system should not be of concern the only problem i have had after 3 yr is one of the steel mesh grills has popped loose.This compact system is perfect for our country band and DJ , it is a little heavy but still able to hand carry it without back aches. Finally musicians who have heard this system are blown away by the sound and recently friends have bought 4 systems instead of popular bose at half the price! Enjoy!

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent for small gigs

          By trs

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

            Good unit for small gigs

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great setup for the money!

            By Shannon

            from Quincy, Illinois

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Support Bar Doesn't Lock

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

            This system sounds great. Really easy to use. You can set up and be ready to go in under 5 minutes. The ONLY con to the whole system for me is that I wish the support bar locked to keep it in place. The top monitor just rests on it and is easily prone to spin out of place. A push button locking mechanism would have been perfect. But the look of the system for the money is fantastic! And it sounds great, it really does. Zero feedback problems. It IS bigger than I thought it would be I'm 5"10 and it's only a couple inches shorter than me. But to me that's pretty great considering the other "portable" systems are boombox size. This is great for house parties and small to medium size gatherings. I'm going to purchase another as a backup.

            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good deal for the price

            By BenevolentBob

            from Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

            These are a good deal if you get them on sale @ or near 300

            Mains
            -------
            These will get very loud.
            I'd guess they're suited to cover +/- 1,000 sq/ft. per unit.
            They do sound flat compared to a decent home theater system.
            -- I've found this to be true of most PA speakers I've used, so no surprise
            The 4 1/2 speakers seem to have trouble producing the full range down to 160hz where the subs take over. The are clear and crisp, but not transparent.
            Not good as studio monitors, but suitable for live performances for sure.

            Subs
            ------
            The subs don't punch down to low E @ +/- 40hz,
            The boxes/woofers seem to respond most around B - D on the E string for Bass Guitar, also depends on your EQ pre-amp etc.
            They do however rumble pretty good even at low E.
            They do provide a solid punch for kick drums, again, depends on EQ.

            Read some reviews and your expectations will probably be right on the money.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Holds it's own...

            By DJ Po Po

            from Arden, NC

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

              I purchased two sets of this PA to have both sides and recently used it at a wedding reception. It performed well for the size of room I was in. It was money well spent. I would not recommend it if you were using it in a large venue. The subs could use a little more thump.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Gear for the Price

              By GregOnMyOwn

              from St. Louis, MO

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

              I got a pair of these. The powered subwoofers may be a little on the heavy side, but the power, overall portability and ease of setup seem to make this system make it a great value, esp. if you do a lot of work in small venues. Still working on tweaking the mix, but the system has handled what I've put it through so far.

              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent PA for 1 or 2 Vocalists!

              By Happy Times Music Review

              from Winchester VA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

                I use a small mixer in the "Aux In" channel for a CDG Player & an echo unit for 2-wireless handheld mikes. I also use a mike channel input for music files from my laptop. I perform with a female vocalist at Senior Centers in Virginia. We use karaoke music tracks for our vocals. This PA works well in Parks & Rec Social Halls and I even used it in a gym for a Valentine's Party for six senior centers.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great portability, full range frequency!

                By Scott

                from Sarasota, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

                    It's quite a nice small system. I've had large PAs with 24 channel mixing boards, giant cabinets and power amps... this is a wonderful full frequency range alternative for smaller venues. I did screw on some casters to bottom of the sub-woofer so I can just wheel it around when necessary. "Heavy Sub-Woofer" issue solved. I can assemble the whole unit right out of my transport, and wheel it into the club. Want more inputs? add a small mixer, I got one with FX.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Absolutely great sounding system

                    By Old Sarge

                    from Cazenovia NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • a very even sound with virtually no feedback
                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • pipe that holds top cabinet to sub is loose fit

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

                    Overall a great little unit. Sounds great, crystal clear. Virtually no feedback as long as unit is not turned up too high with mike in front of unit. I use a 8 channel mixer with effects that I run microphones and acoustic guitars through first then into top cabinet. I have even run my Strat and Tele Thinline through this unit. I have not been disappointed. My only complaint is that the tube that supports the top cab to the subdoes not fit properly. The tube diameter is too small for the stand adapter on the sub and top cab. Easy fix..Black duct tape once around both ends of tube increases diameter enough for a snug fit. Great little unit for the price.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Buy

                    By Jay

                    from Mt Pleasant, SC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

                      Good low end

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect for small venue for solo or duo

                      By Music Guru

                      from New York

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances

                        Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

                        My set has a slight hum even without inputs. Wish it came with two top sets for stereo.

                         
                        5.0

                        This thin ROCKS!!!!

                        By Dr Darren

                        from Erie PA

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Bulky/Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

                        Now that I own 2 I can be honest... Bang for the buck these are awesome. Huge hit, highly accurate tons of headroom and versatile. The mixer portion works great and the link function is flawless.
                        Ok it doesn't have effects and the bass cab is bulky and somewhat heavy but I bought 2 at the 2/3rd the price of JBL Eon, luv it!!!! Don't even heasitate

                         
                        5.0

                        This is a follow up after two years of ownership

                        By Classic Rockin On

                        from Texas

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Home
                          • Home Music
                          • Home Studio
                          • Live Performances

                          Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

                          This is follow up number two. Still satisfied with these speakers after two Years of use. The comments still stand. I am satisfied using these with the band. I just don't understand paying more for less?? I recognize that I have a good ear, and mix well, and don't over drive them. But I really enjoy receiving positive compliments from other musicians about how good they sound.

                          The best value and fidelity in this price range period!

                           
                          5.0

                          Really good system

                          By Southpaw Denny

                          from Brick NJ.

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Harbinger Compact Portable PA System:

                            Bought a second one this December they were unable available for a while. I'm glad they came back. I play my pre recorded tracks through this and mike my marshall 800 through it and it sounds like a full band great sound quality. Tone werks makes these for harbinger. The tone werks ones are more money for the same thing. Buy the harbinger ones better deal.

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