250-Watt Six Channel Stereo Mixer With Digital Reverb
The Fender Passport P250 is a complete public address system suitable for simple vocals, speeches and adding a little power to low-volume instruments.
Unfortunately, it’s not a good candidate for amping up an electric guitar -- although it works pretty well in small venues giving some support to wired-up acoustics.
While it’s a nice enough general purpose system, it’s probably just as well that that solves some of this guy’s minor problems.
Still, lots of these systems are available used.
If you run a small jazz quartet, do some low-end DJ work or handle sound for a small multi-purpose hall, you might find that one of these systems comes in handy.
Designed to include everything from speakers and mixing board to mics and cables -- and all fold away into a suitcase-sized package, the Fender Passport P-250 is a great setup to store in the corner of a room for occasional use or to pop into your car’s trunk for a backyard wedding, for example.
Business seminar organizers, exercise class leaders and low-powered nightclub acts can get by with one of these systems, too.
The P-250 is robust enough for what it is.
It’s a 250-watt stereo mixer with six channels, digital reverb and two speakers.
Speaker stands aren’t included, but adding a pair will help get the sound up and over your crowd, giving you an effective boost without more power.
And since other Passport system models are still being made, replacement or additional mics, cables and components are available from Fender.
This useful little system was replaced in Fender’s lineup by a slightly more powerful model, the Passport 300 PRO.
The new model weighs in at 12 full pounds lighter than this model, has smaller dimensions that allow it to fit into less storage space -- and there are better speakers too.
A line-out jack is also added, fulfilling the wishes of many reviewers who wanted to be able to extend this system with additional speakers or a house sound system when necessary.
If you don’t plan to be hooking your system into anything external and don’t think you’ll need those extra 50 watts of power, you might do just as well picking up a P-250 used.
While the Passport 300 PRO lists at about a thousand dollars, you can expect to get a used P-250 system with all its components for a few hundred.
The Fender Passport P250 may be discontinued, but for general use, it’s far from obsolete.
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