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#407208 - 09/14/14 06:16 PM Mission (not so) Impossible: Be louder than the...
a401classic Offline
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girls!

My middle son has put me to a task; find a portable, battery powered sound system that is "louder than what the girls have". I'm getting clarification on what that is exactly, but the story is that on the way to cross country meets the girls have a louder boom box than the boys and the boys are tired of it. Keep in mind these are high school kids... So they have an arbitrary budget of $400 between the 32 of them and (unfortunately) their go-to device is the beats audio beat box at $399, which on a noisy bus will get lost pretty quickly.

A very quick search gave something along these lines: Pyle PA System

Anyone here have experience with battery powered PA systems?

Thanks,

Scott
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#407209 - 09/14/14 06:23 PM Re: Mission (not so) Impossible: Be louder than the... [Re: a401classic]
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LMAO... OK, so the boy texted me back... and I quote;
"something like a 8x3x4 piece of junk... but its still better than our 4x4x2 piece of junk, so we get to envy theirs... it looks like a mesh brick"

And this from the boy who placed second in state in an essay contest, holds a 3.9 unweighted GPA and is taking 5 AP classes this semeseter - but plays Stairway to Heaven and Dust in the Wind flawlessly (amongst others), so I will cut him some slack.

The query remains.
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#407214 - 09/15/14 07:46 AM Re: Mission (not so) Impossible: Be louder than the... [Re: a401classic]
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Sorry, haven't bought a boombox since the 80s. I'm holding out for the Axiom gear but volume is no longer a big concern. My neighbors have gotten old. Ya, that's right the "neighbors" have gotten old.
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#407221 - 09/15/14 12:50 PM Re: Mission (not so) Impossible: Be louder than the... [Re: Murph]
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Scott,
Working alone in peoples' houses all day, (I don't do that any more), I always brought CD's and a boombox. They are hard to find. Sony still makes one (with "X Bass!")

Lots of passing-though other trades guys would ask about it, since it sounded pretty good and played rather loudly. It's about $120.00 American.

Edit: I forgot to include, that, in order to sound that decent, it is rather ghetto-dimensioned. Remember breadboxes? It's about that size.


Edited by BobKay (09/15/14 12:58 PM)
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#407228 - 09/15/14 02:57 PM Re: Mission (not so) Impossible: Be louder than the... [Re: a401classic]
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Was it one of these your boy saw? If so for 400$ he could crush it! grin

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#407234 - 09/15/14 10:28 PM Re: Mission (not so) Impossible: Be louder than the... [Re: BobKay]
a401classic Offline
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DeWalt has a construction grade ghetto blaster available.

Apparently battery life is supreme - there are several options they can check out at brest buy and guitar center.
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#407235 - 09/15/14 10:31 PM Re: Mission (not so) Impossible: Be louder than the... [Re: Serenity_then]
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no, apparently its one of the pill-shaped devices. That iHome box is about the size of a brick!

Thanks everyone - keep the ideas coming.
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#407236 - 09/15/14 11:00 PM Re: Mission (not so) Impossible: Be louder than the... [Re: a401classic]
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Originally Posted By: a401classic
DeWalt has a construction grade ghetto blaster available.


http://www.homedepot.ca/product/radio-charger/922430

Sounds good. Not only does it have up to 78% better sound, the first reviewer seems to have purchased it primarily to drown out their neighbor's systems.

The competing RIDGID radio has a compartment to store & protect an iPod or other sound source, but reviews suggest that neither the sound nor the charger are very good.

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/ridgid-18v-jobsite-radio-generation-2/924829

One of these Bose systems might do the job with the addition of a couple of wheels:

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/speakers/portable_amplification_systems/index.jsp

... but as long as we're adding wheels, I bet there'll be an M80 variant of the AxiomPlay if you wait a bit. Add metal corners and a couple of solar panels and you'd be set.

Perfect for tailgating too.


Edited by bridgman (09/15/14 11:02 PM)
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#407245 - 09/16/14 06:53 AM Re: Mission (not so) Impossible: Be louder than the... [Re: a401classic]
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I've had these bookmarked on Amazon just because the reviews seemed so good. I never actually checked into them, but this is the sort of thing I wish Axiom had available!
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#407258 - 09/16/14 01:23 PM Re: Mission (not so) Impossible: Be louder than the... [Re: a401classic]
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What about this one. The Street Blaster.

Downside: Not very portable. Heavy. Probably not 1000 watt. Not as loud when running off of battery.



High Output 1000 Watt Full Range Stereo Speaker System
(2) Wireless Audio Streaming Options: Bluetooth & NFC Technology
Bluetooth Allows Direct Wireless Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Works with Enabled iPods, MP3 Players, Tablets, PCs, etc.
NFC (Near Field Communication) Easily Pairs to Android Devices
Built-in Digital Amplifier & Rechargeable Battery
Rugged, Portable and High-Powered Speaker Housing
Smart Engineered Design for Maximum Bass Response and Performance
Audio Configuration Settings: Adjust Treble, Bass, Echo, Volume, Mic & Guitar Levels
Inputs: Microphone, Guitar, AUX-Input & DC Power Jack
3.5mm AUX-Input for Connecting iPod, MP3 Players, Tablets, etc.
Stream Your Favorite Internet Radio Services like Pandora or Spotify via Bluetooth
Blinking/Illuminating LED Lights Shine as Music Plays
Power, Charge and Battery Level Indicators
Approximate Charge Time: 4 Hours
DC Charging/Power Adaptor Cable Included
Power: 100V-220V AC, 50/60Hz
Dimensions: 24.5'' (W) x 10.0'' (D) x 10.0'' (H)

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