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Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package

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An affordable, compact PA system with powered mixer, 12" speakers, microphone, and cables.

The Powerpod 820/S712 PA Package contains a Powerpod 820 powered mixer and 2 S712 12" 2-way speakers.

Powerpod 820 Mixer
The Phonic Powerpod 820 is a 200W 12-input powered mixer with two paired stereo inputs and four mono Mic/Line channels each with individual phantom power. The ultra low noise preamps and 75 Hz (18 dB/oct.) low-cut filters ensure high fidelity sound and elimination of unwanted sounds like stage rumble, P-pops, wind noise, and low frequency recording studio room resonance. The audio mixer has a 3-band EQ on every channel and onboard DFX, our 32-bit digital effects processor, with 16 preset programs and parameter control give you maximum control over your mix. Two AUX sends per channel and two stereo AUX returns mean that you can combine the Phonic Powerpod 820 with a variety of Signal Processors and other PA equipment. Monitoring the mix is easy with the Phonic mixer's dual 10-segment LED level meters and high volume headphone output. The added feature of Mini Stereo I/O makes this mixing console perfect for anyone connecting MP3, MD, or computer audio or recording devices. The Powerpod 820 is ideal for project studios, clubs, and other applications that demand power in a limited space. It also works great as a keyboard mixer, sub-mixer or monitor desk. Comes with microphone, mic cable, and speaker cables.

2 Phonic S712 Speakers
The Phonic S712 is a 2-way stage speaker that features carpeted casings to provide extra protection against rough handling. These Phonic speakers are packed with power handling abilities of up to 300W on Peak, 150W on Program. The S712 speakers feature a 12" heavy duty woofer and piezo tweeter.

FEATURES
Powerpod 820 Mixer
  • Built-in 100W + 100W stereo power amplifier
  • DFX, 32-bit digital multi-effect processor with 16 programs plus one main parameter control
  • Four balanced Mic/Line channels with inserts
  • Two stereo Line channels
  • 3-band EQ on each channel
  • Global +48V phantom power for mic inputs
  • 75 Hz low-cut filter on mono channels
  • Extra ALT 3-4 stereo bus
  • Two AUX sends per channel
  • Two stereo AUX returns
  • AUX cue allows channels to be independently monitored in stereo
  • Master AUX section with EFX to Monitor
  • Mini stereo and stereo RCA input and output
  • Rec Out with trim control for record level matching
  • Control Room/Phones source matrix
  • High-volume headphone output
  • Comes with mic, mic cable, and speaker cables
Phonic S712 Speakers
  • Use as a floor monitor or mounted as a raised sound reinforcement speaker
  • 12" heavy-duty woofer and piezo tweeter
  • Built-in handle
  • Dual 1/4" phone jacks

Get totally equipped for your next gig with this PA pack. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Phonic S712 Speakers
  • Power handling: 300 W (Peak), 150W (Program)
  • Frequency response: 60 Hz 20 KHz
  • High sound pressure level, 95 dB SPL @ 1W / 1M
  • 8 Ohm nominal load
  • 35 mm stand adapter built-in
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PhonicPowerpod 820 / S712 PA Package
 
4.1

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Performances (6)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for Small/med venues

I've owned this system for a few years and it's worked perfectly every time. I play mostly small acoustic gigs, but I have it set up in my house for a practice area. ...Read complete review

I've owned this system for a few years and it's worked perfectly every time. I play mostly small acoustic gigs, but I have it set up in my house for a practice area.

Set up is real easy (I recommend investing in heavy duty 1/4" cables, the ones they come with are not that great).

I play an Ibanez electric acoustic and plug an XLR directly from the guitar into the mixer. I have played my electric though the PA, using a Line 6 PowerPod HD 300 effects pedal, but I had a hard time adjusting the sound quailty with all the pre-amps (maybe I just need the practice but I recommend just plugging your electric into an Amp and then mic'ing the amp). I've also run my Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator into this system and it works fine, but their was a hiss which I believe was more the fault of the AC-3, rather than the phonic 820.

The only drawback I have is that if you're trying to play in a large venue or with other instruments and a band, you may need an amplifier to give you more volume, but this works perfectly in coffee house settings. Also, they board only has a limited number of inputs for Mics and instruments, so again, it works great for small shows.

Also, it's worth investing in the tripod stands. Awhile back, musiciansfriend offered those as the free gift that came with this PA system.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dont expect support but good overall

The OK. Using this as a small PA for a 15 x 15 rehearsal room. More than enough power to fill that room and the mic is surprisingly good, even a little brighter...Read complete review

The OK. Using this as a small PA for a 15 x 15 rehearsal room. More than enough power to fill that room and the mic is surprisingly good, even a little brighter that my SM58s. Nice versatility with the inputs and the onboard effects are OK. Would be nice to have a more detailed user manual though. Now the Bad. Horn tweeter blew after 2 months of light use. No response from mfr. after numerous emails and tickets submitted. I know speakers blow sometimes, but since it had a 1 year warranty I thought I could use it. Wrong. Finally gave up and purchased an aftermarket horn tweeter and replaced it myself. So I voided the warranty, but they wont respond to me so who cares at this point and I need a functioning product. Save up and spend your money on a Peavey or Yamaha system instead.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Dont expect support but good overall

By Andyman71

from Southern Indiana

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

The OK. Using this as a small PA for a 15 x 15 rehearsal room. More than enough power to fill that room and the mic is surprisingly good, even a little brighter that my SM58s. Nice versatility with the inputs and the onboard effects are OK. Would be nice to have a more detailed user manual though. Now the Bad. Horn tweeter blew after 2 months of light use. No response from mfr. after numerous emails and tickets submitted. I know speakers blow sometimes, but since it had a 1 year warranty I thought I could use it. Wrong. Finally gave up and purchased an aftermarket horn tweeter and replaced it myself. So I voided the warranty, but they wont respond to me so who cares at this point and I need a functioning product. Save up and spend your money on a Peavey or Yamaha system instead.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

surprise

By Barry Lemmon

from DE

Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

I was very pleased and surprised about the power and ease of use. I purchased the unit to help with a kids program for the summer and was concerned when I opened the mixer and how wmall it was. So far it has done a great job and the sound has been really good. Hoping it last for a long time. Only time will tell.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Little PA

By joe spalluto

from Undisclosed

Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

I'm using this with my band and an electronic drumset. It might not have enough power if you have a loud analog drummer.
Lots of power from a small package. What I liked about this PA is that it has panning for all channels; most of the other pa systems don't seem to have any pan knobs. ?? ...Great price too !
Quality seems fine aside from the fact that the inputs on the speakers and the cables are a bit flimsy.
Great value for the money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

EH

By britt456

from Orlando, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

    I was somewhat disappointed with how much buzz you can hear in these speakers after I saw only good reviews about their sound quality before purchasing them. They're affordable but I'm wishing I'd have just paid more for a better quality product even though I'm only using them in conjunction with my home theater system.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Wait, save a little money and get something better

    By Thomas Wenthold

    from Oklahoma

    Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

    This Pa has low power, bad sound, and bad craftsmanship. The second day I had it it would no longer turn on. When it did turn on the first day the speakers maxed with the slightest of ease, the microphone and cable that came with it were useless and the sound at a decent level was unclear and horribal sounding. There is just no power. The effects are useless because of how bad they sound. If you like dissapointment and return items I highly suggest this.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great!!!

    By Riley Richards

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

    A great PA System!! Musicians Friend = Great Deals!
    The mixer is a great, simple, and "to the point" mixer. It's worked really well and didn't take more than a day for me to understand it. The speakers sound great! very clean and not smothered with bass!
    The quality is great! If you're looking for a good PA System for small venues or band practice, this is your best deal. There were no problems with the shipping and it arrived within 5 days!! I was expecting it to arrive in about a week, but it came earlier in great condition. This order has made me change from being a Guitar Center shopper into a Musicians Friend shopper.
    It's a great small PA System and the Mic it comes with is alright. It's not the best dynamic mic, but it sounds good. Speakers sound great. Great price for a great PA System!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Well suited to my needs

    By Legba Speaks

    from Texas

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    Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

    After roughly a month of using the Phonic Powerpod 820/S712 package, I'm pleased. I use the system for home practice & coffeehouse size gigs. The semi-wedge speaker design is functional. When practicing at home, I set the speakers up in monitor configuration. Works great! Sound quality is very good, but please note: This system is not loud. For my needs, quality is more important than volume. Folks needing a loud system should probably consider another option.The system is easy to use and performs well. My Taylor dreadnaught comes alive. Vocals are clear and crisp. The system handles a guitar, flute and two vocal mics without complaint (it does get a bit fussy when the flute is run thru an octave pedal).Effects are OK, but sound a bit thin when you crank them. The cables that come with the system are lightweight and mic isn't great. If I had one suggestion for the folks at Phonic it would be ditch the mic & mic cable and upgrade the speaker cables that come with the system.Final note. I bought the system through Musician's Friend and was very pleased with the service provided.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package

    By James and Trisha Jones

    from My secret (and yours)

    Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

    I am HAPPY!!!!!!!! Now it's time to RIP IT UP!!!!
    I absolutly dig this PA. I was impressed with the digital effects and it's power.
    Made well,, durable. The only issue is the cable that they have with the system....kinda weak! I suggest some thicker gauge cables.
    Can't beat this system for the price.

     
    4.0

    It's flooding down in Texas...

    By Livinginthewoods

    from South East Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

    True story, I bought one of these sets about 6 years ago and have used the heck out of it, often on a daily basis. Home entertainment audio, stereo amp for a digital guitar amp sim pedal, sound system for my PC and/or game systems, outdoor sound system for BBQs and such, even a few actual gigs, you name it, it got used for it.
    I live in an area of Texas that got hit by hurricane Harvey, and the mixer was at a friend's house that got flooded with six feet of water and mud. It was completely submerged and covered in silt.
    Took it apart, cleaned it out, let it air dry for several days, then sprayed it all very excessively with contact cleaner. Believe it or not, this cheap chinese mixer still works.
    It never sounded great to begin with, but it doesn't sound any worse now.... incredible!
    Considering the price, the versatility, and the resilience, I don't have much to complain about.

     
    5.0

    big bang for your buck

    By TIMHILLISMINISTRIES.COM

    from NEW BOSTON, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

    very easy to use. for the price you simply can not beat it.
    I BOUGHT ONE TO DO NURSING HOME SERVICES, AND IT HAS SERVED THE PURPOSE ABOVE AND BEYOND.

     
    5.0

    Good deal!

    By T-Money

    from Oakland, California

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

    It took me a bit to get everything hooked up, I think I still have some questions about where I can put balanced and unbalanced inputs. Everything seems to work great, except for the level lights, I have never seen any of them turn on.

     
    5.0

    Auction House Awesomeness!!

    By ColonelSkipper

    from Booker, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events

      Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

      This system has been in my auction house for over a year now. I use it at my monthly auctions, it's loud, clear, pure and perfect. When I'm working at the auction house alone I use it to play music from my phone (Pandora) (Zac Brown Band Radio) and it absolutely kicks posteriors! I took it down to the local golf course to call a Calcutta auction recently, and the wind blew one of the speakers, along with it's stand to the ground. It suffered not a blemish, and performs sensationally to this day. Stop thinking about it, buy it!

       
      4.0

      Good for our purposes

      By CeeJayHey

      from Right here, planet one.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great All Round Setup

      Cons

      • No Usb Out But That's Ok

      Best Uses

      • Acoustic Sets Live
      • Performances

      Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

      So Fine

       
      5.0

      Great & Reliable

      By Rock4TheRock

      from State College, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • "tweeter" Came Unasembled
      • Needs more power

      Best Uses

      • Church
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

      I got this as a graduation gift about 3 years ago. Since then, I've used it for many things:

      Small gigs with my punk/rock band (mics only, with both speakers and 3 floor wedges)

      DJing (added a small subwoofer)

      Church worship (acoustic guitar, electronic drums, mics, floor wedges)

      Through all this, this little system has never failed me. It is really solid sound if you know how to EQ everything, and it has decent power.

      To this day, we still use the two speakers at my church. We have a 32 channel Peavey board, a Behringer iNUKE power amp, 18" Peavey subs, a full band, and we've found no reason yet to replace these little Phonic speakers. They project the highs and mids great, and have enough power to pump out the low end nicely.

      The only thing I wish is that the board would have just a little more power to keep things from peaking. That would make a lot of difference.

      Side note:
      The "tweeter" speaker came un-hooked, as if someone somehow forgot to put it in! No problem, though. Just take off the side handle and screw the tweeter in to the pre-made threads of the speaker cab. Super easy fix!

      All in all, this is a great system. I'd recommend it to anyone that needs a small system.

       
      5.0

      great buy

      By bootsie

      from lincoln, ne

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

        Great sound from this compact system. I use it with my Seenheiseier 935 Mic. The customer service was fantastic!! Didn't have the original system I wanted in stock so I got this one at a great price!

         
        4.0

        Perfect for Small/med venues

        By Mark George

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

        I've owned this system for a few years and it's worked perfectly every time. I play mostly small acoustic gigs, but I have it set up in my house for a practice area.

        Set up is real easy (I recommend investing in heavy duty 1/4" cables, the ones they come with are not that great).

        I play an Ibanez electric acoustic and plug an XLR directly from the guitar into the mixer. I have played my electric though the PA, using a Line 6 PowerPod HD 300 effects pedal, but I had a hard time adjusting the sound quailty with all the pre-amps (maybe I just need the practice but I recommend just plugging your electric into an Amp and then mic'ing the amp). I've also run my Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator into this system and it works fine, but their was a hiss which I believe was more the fault of the AC-3, rather than the phonic 820.

        The only drawback I have is that if you're trying to play in a large venue or with other instruments and a band, you may need an amplifier to give you more volume, but this works perfectly in coffee house settings. Also, they board only has a limited number of inputs for Mics and instruments, so again, it works great for small shows.

        Also, it's worth investing in the tripod stands. Awhile back, musiciansfriend offered those as the free gift that came with this PA system.

         
        1.0

        Not recommended

        By Dom

        from North alabama

        About Me Professional Musician

        Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

        It was okay to start, but eventually strange things started happening...mysterious pops...phantom power going in and out....wanted to throw it against the wall at our last gig...not really that powerful either....just not a very good pa

         
        4.0

        Good value depending on your needs

        By Jason

        from Ohio

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

          I purchased this set about two years ago, and have used them for a few birthday parties, a wedding and a couple of work events. This is certainly powerful enough for a small gathering but will not be good for a slamming dance party. The variety of inputs is great. It also has lots of effects but I never use them. Also would work well for a smallish band to use as their PA, as on the output side you can do monitors AND house output.

           
          4.0

          Money well spent

          By Roadrunner

          from Petal, Ms

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Poor Instructions

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

          Very pleased with the quality and the sound.

           
          3.0

          POWERPOD 820

          By PERK

          from HONOLULU

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Package Unit Does What It
          • What It Supposed To Do

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 / S712 PA Package:

              THE MID/HI FREQ MAGNET UNIT WAS NOT CONNECTED TO THE SPEAKER. IT WAS BANGING INSIDE THE SPEAKER BOX. I REMOVED THE CARRYING HANDLE REACHED INSIDE GOT THE MAGNET UNIT, DISCONNECTED THE WIRES AND SCREWED THE MAGNET TO THE HORN UNIT. TESTED THE UNIT, TEST OK.

              YOUR QUALITY CONTROL NEED REVIEWING. A RETURN (BULKY) PACKAGE WAS AVERTED.

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