Battery Powered Speaker for Ceremonies.............

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Scott Hanna

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Yes.
Bose s1 pro.

14lbs.

2 mic inputs and a third for my iPad to play music.

Sennheisser battery powered recievers.

Done.
 

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Scott Hanna

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Turns out I was wrong(i know, I'm just as shocked as you!)

S1 pro is 15.7 lbs.😁

I've found weight makes a huge difference.

Needing to move these quickly in some instances, the lower weight is great. I was using compacts before that(22lbs)....plus power source.

Direct sun and possible rain are factors. Being able to bring it out just before ceremony if needed is nice. getting everything put away quickly is nice too.
 

steve149

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Turns out I was wrong(i know, I'm just as shocked as you!)

S1 pro is 15.7 lbs.😁

I've found weight makes a huge difference.

Needing to move these quickly in some instances, the lower weight is great. I was using compacts before that(22lbs)....plus power source.

Direct sun and possible rain are factors. Being able to bring it out just before ceremony if needed is nice. getting everything put away quickly is nice too.
The JBL is heavier, but only by 1.9 pounds. (17.63).
 

Scott Hanna

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It has 4 inputs, instead of a mediocre 3 .. that's gotta add some weight .. :)
Yes, they need to have 4 inputs, so when 2 break, it's still usable 😁
 

djrox

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I've heard both the JBL EON One Compact and the Bose S1 Pro, both used in professional circumstances...either would be a stellar choice.

The JBL, to my sound receptors, was more full, more complete during music reproducition but the Bose was also crystal clear and was livelier during microphone useage.
 

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The other option is to use any standard powered speaker with a decent battery/inverter. I have a Jackery 240 (below) and it'll run a single powered speaker for a couple hours. They also have larger versions.

 

Scott Hanna

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I've heard both the JBL EON One Compact and the Bose S1 Pro, both used in professional circumstances...either would be a stellar choice.

The JBL, to my sound receptors, was more full, more complete during music reproducition but the Bose was also crystal clear and was livelier during microphone useage.
There you have it. If Rocky likes the JBL, then I'd go with the Bose for sure😁

Seriously, I've not heard the JBL itself, but have heard nothing but good things about it
 

steve149

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JBL has another option, the JBL EON One Pro ... sort of like a battery powered Bose Compact. Used to be priced around $1100, then they dropped it to $800 .. now it's $599 ... If you need something a little larger than the Bose S1 or the JBL EON Compact .. might be worth a look ..


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djrox

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There you have it. If Rocky likes the JBL, then I'd go with the Bose for sure😁
Just shows to go ya what you know...I opted to forgo a battery powered option for the Bose Compacts, that I already own, on inverter.

So put that in your pipe and smoke it...1608237350757.png

R WEEZ HABIN FUN YET!?!?
 

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Any of the above mentioned are good I personally use an Alto Transport 12. They are 35 Lbs or so but on wheels with a handle. For vocals they are very clear and for music they sound good at low and mid volume. I do think they are legacy now but there's a ton of them around for resale
 

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Any of the above mentioned are good I personally use an Alto Transport 12. They are 35 Lbs or so but on wheels with a handle. For vocals they are very clear and for music they sound good at low and mid volume. I do think they are legacy now but there's a ton of them around for resale
Yea .. I forgot that too, as I have one as well. A bit large though .. a 12" that's close to some 15" in size. Built-in mic is nice .. seems to work well .. but as you mentioned, it's been discontinued.
 

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Definitely wanting a simpler, lighter, option.
Bose S1 or JBL Compact .. I'm not a fan of the other options out there .. Samson, Galaxy, Behringer. Mackie Freeplay.
 

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So my option is probably more complicated than most want.

I simply bring a battery pack to power my regular ceremony set up when I need it.

I see all of these battery powered speakers that come out - but I run 3 wireless mic systems in my ceremony rig. So unless they have external power, having a battery powered speaker isn't enough for me.

This is what my ceremony system looks like, except I normally use an iPad instead of a laptop for a ceremony:

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