Fender Passport 500 Pro Portable PA System  

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The 8-channel Fender Passport 500 PRO Portable PA system is Fender's most powerful portable PA system and offers the greatest clarity. But now Fender has added an input for recording your performances with CD-quality (WAV) straight to a USB flash drive. The Passport 500 also offers CD-quality WAV and MP3 playback, and a sub-out jack has been added for an external powered subwoofer.

This Pro 500 is also 9 pounds lighter than the previous version with reduced, more portable dimensions. The redesigned speaker system features two molded plastic cabinets with a 10" woofer and a 1.2" horn-loaded tweeter in each to deliver better definition than before. When not in use, the speaker clips to the mixer for a convenient, one-piece portable system.

Take a close look and listen and the Passport PRO 500 will take you places like never before. Fender kept the best of previous Passport generations and added new features and functionality so that this Passport system is ideal for whatever your PA application may be—education and presentations, party gigs, small clubs, and coffee houses. It even gives you two ways to record. The first is a Stereo Out that allows you to hook it up to a recording device without it being affected by master volume changes. The second is a USB recorder which lets you insert a USB memory stick or flash drive. This drive can also be used for playback.

Features

  • Amp type: Class D
  • Woofer (per cab): 10"
  • Driver: (per cab): 1.2" horn-loaded
  • Inputs: 6 Mic/Line inputs, 2 stereo inputs
  • Output: 500W Class D power amp
  • Line Out: 1/8" mini stereo Out, subwoofer out
  • Channels: 8 (6 mic/line, 2 stereo)
  • 6 mic lines with XLR and 1/4" inputs
  • 2 stereo inputs with 1/4" and 1/8" (for MP3 player) inputs
  • 1/4" subwoofer out with 120hz High-Pass Filter on Speaker Out
  • USB port that lets you record your performance with CD-quality (WAV) straight to a USB flash drive
  • CD-quality WAV and MP3 file playback
  • Controls: High EQ, Low EQ, Master Volume, System Tone, Level Control for each channel, Reverb Send for each channel, 20dB pad on input channels
  • Effects: Selectable and adjustable reverb

If you want your groove to be easy, order a Passport 500 PRO!

 

Passport 500 Pro Portable PA System Specifications:

  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 25" x 32" x 14.5"
  • Weight: 44 lb.
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5.0

Much Better than expected

By Betty DeYeso

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Comments about Fender Passport 500 Pro Portable PA System:

We were looking for a portable PA System to use at small to medium size gigs . Tried the Fender Passport 500 at a local store using our mikes , guitars, & drum machine. We were pleasantly supprised with the Sound. Needless to say we bought it and used the 500 Pro at a Super market store open house gig the next weekend, We only had the main volume half way & was plenty loud.

Great clarity for voice and the drum machine actually sounds better out of the Fender 500 Pro than some of the other portable PA systems. Has separate channels , reverb, and tone to mix to your liking.

The 500 Pro fits the bill for small to medium gigs i.e. coffee houses, dinner parties, medium to large rooms. It's compact, easy to set up , tear down, easy to transport and does not weigh a ton. Highly reccomend it and is a "back saver"

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5.0

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By Digisaxman

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Comments about Fender Passport 500 Pro Portable PA System:

Being a keyboardist and midi horn player amplification has to cover a broad ranjge of instruments. Most keyboard amps are limited in power very seldom rating over 300 watts. After the death of my Roland KC-300 I was looking to replace it with the newest Roland KC-880 but after reading the reviews I realized it would be a task in transfering to and from gigs. I searched the web trying to see what keyboard rigs were out there, frequently mentioned, Traynor,Roland, and the Yamaha Stagepas. I went to one of the local music stores to check out the systems to purchase. With my mind set on the Yamaha Stagepas 500 I got a chance to hear the Fender Passport Systems. I was blown away by the Passport. Inspite the negative reviews of some customers Im wondering if they purchased the same system I did. I ran a portable Hammond B3 through the 500 and it rattled the walls with deep bottom and crystal clear hi's and mids. The ability to tweak each channel is a definite plus.The Passport 500 is the total package for Keyboard amplification. The system provides the quality sound matching quality we strive for as players. Dont be discouraged by a few reviews the 500 pro is a great unit that's extreemly portable durable and good looking on stage. The 500 Pro also allows you to record directly to a USB drive and play it back. THanks Fender for looking out for us older guys who still love the stage.

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5.0

Great with a few minor issues...

By Donald Hicks

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Comments about Fender Passport 500 Pro Portable PA System:

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; color: #424242} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; color: #42424 min-height: 11.0px} The fact that you can plug in a flash drive, and record hours of your performance at CD quality is one of the primary reasons I purchased the Fender Passport 500. The six mic/line inputs, two stereo with 1/4" & 1/8" inputs is also a nice feature.

The main question in my mind is, Where are the pan pots for the six mic channels??? If you are going to record your performance, it would be nice to put some space in the stereo mix between the different channels. This issue didn't really hit home until I had it set up, and went to pan to mics right and left, and was hit with the fact that there's no way to do this.

Other then that, it's easily transportable, it has great sound quality and reverb and it's very portable. For my purposes, it's going to be used a lot, for a long time.

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