The Fender Passport Deluxe PD-250 Portable PA gives you convenience, portability, reliability, and amazing ease of use. What more could you ask for? How about high-fidelity audio to rival a home theat... Click To Read More About This Product
The Fender Passport Deluxe PD-250 Portable PA gives you convenience, portability, reliability, and amazing ease of use. What more could you ask for? How about high-fidelity audio to rival a home theater? That's the Fender Passport Deluxe Series. A highly evolved loudspeaker design, the Deluxe Speaker Array, delivers wide horizontal projection, remarkable clarity, and truly impressive imaging via 4 speaker drivers per cabinet (x2 cabs).
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Alot of power in a small package
I have been using my PD250 for 3 years. It get's used often. It is easy to use and powerful. I have powered 4 live singers plus music and it performed flawlessly. It...Read complete review
I have been using my PD250 for 3 years. It get's used often. It is easy to use and powerful. I have powered 4 live singers plus music and it performed flawlessly. It is easy to setup and transport. I've had guys with setups costing 3 times as much marvel at what my PD250 can do.
Most Liked Negative Review
Who designed this thing?
Who ever designed this unit never tried to carry or transport one. They are heavy and hard to handle. Although they do a fairly good job of handling sound the features are only...Read complete review
Who ever designed this unit never tried to carry or transport one. They are heavy and hard to handle. Although they do a fairly good job of handling sound the features are only average. The gimmicky priority control on the lead channel is rediculous! The output jacks barely grab the 1/4" plugs and feel really "iffy" in terms of holding up. My biggest beef though, is with the shape of the unit; it is simply the most awkward thing to carry, transport on a dolly or in a vehicle and to top that off, the case is easily scarred. A simple square cabinet design would be infinitely better. Forget the cutsey latching of the components into one hard to handle unit.
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This system sounds just as good or better than my $5,000 system more bass at least.
I am 70 year old volunteer musician who performs in various senior settings about ten times a month. I needed a system that could function well in the small and large environments with equal sound quality. The good news is that this prouduct lives up to the "Fender" name. The sound quality is exactly what I wanted.The bad news is that I injured my back while attempting to carry it in the suit case-assembled configuration. I wish that I had opted for a similar "lighter" model.
I have owned this PD 250 for several years now and have found it to be very good for small to medium venues. Nice clear sound and I occasionally use my Fender Acustic 180 as my primary and use the 250 PD to expand power and sound. It is an awesome combination. I do have one "beef" I wish the engineers would have spent more time on the carry handle. It's awkward to carry, and not especially lite. I would buy another one.
I am a Southern/country Gospel singer songwriter in full time ministry. I have owned a Fender Passport 250 fo appr. 8 years. I do 100 concerts a year and use my sound on most of those concerts. It is alittle heavy, but I take it apart to carry it. Like some of the other reviewers I think it needs handles in the speakers.It has wonderful sound, and all the power I need.It works qwell for me.
We used this system four or five times a year for two years. It was used indoors, for speaking presentations only in medium to small-sized venues. A month ago, we had a community presentation scheduled in conjunction with several state and county departments, and had offered this PA as the primary address system. How embarrassing. The day before, we were preparing for the sound check and tried to turn the unit on...no power, and the led was red instead of green. The manual said check the air inlet filter...clean. Then it said contact an authorized Fender dealer...he said "buy a new one." No thanks. It's not like we were gigging nightly at volume with this piece of junk. I'll be getting something else for my next portable, and you should too.
I bought a set of "_ose" speakers 9 years ago. Two years ago I bought the Fender system. What a sound difference! The fender beat the other system hands down and the "other" system of course is know for their sound. This system is heavy the my other speakers where about 50 lbs each speaker. I can handle the Passport. Very easy to set up and take down. These speaker do need a handle.. eventhough they are not heavy individually... they could slip out of your hand.This is a great sounding little set up that can blow you away even outside! I would purchase another... if needed!
This is a decent little system for use at small gigs. The sound is OK, but the reverb is hideous. You'll have to use outboard effects. Light weight and compact, it travels easy.
This is a great little PA. It has big sound that carries well. The new speaker design was co/engineered with a top ranked co. (not sure I can mention their name on here, but it rhymes with hose)I do acoustic gigs and the portability is very key for me. Limited trips to the car before and after gigs is a big plus. It's a bit heavy, but manageable. The sound quality is great and it spreads well. I haven't used it with my full band, but I'm sure it could handle it, it's got some good power. My only beef is the lack of effects and the quality of the reverb. I use some external effects to achieve the sound I want, so it's not a big deal. Overall, This is a great value. It's durable, potable and LOUD. If this one ever craps out on me, I will likely get another to replace it.
I manage an acoustic music venue and use 3-PD250s. 2 sets for mains ? 3rd set for monitors. I consistently get compliments from both musicians and fans. Reverb ? leaves a lot to be desired. I use the Lexicon MX200 with capability of 2 separate effects. I use a little reverb and a little compression.EQ ? is pretty limited, but you can get a very nice balanced sound out of the Passport. You won?t be able to do much shaping. I use the Behringer XL1600 for a mixer with great results. Mics ? Fender mics are low quality. I use one for my talkback mic, but I would not put one on stage. My mics include Shure 87Cs, Beta 58As, KSM 109s and Beta 57As. The PD250 is extremely efficient and runs for a long time on DC power. Fender DC-DC converters have been discontinued by Fender. But you could use a small power inverter. Service ? Hope you never need service. I have talked to a few several technicians who worked on one ? once. I personally don?t know anyone who owns one that has needed it repaired.
The guy with the loud drummer needs to get a new one. If you can't hear over him with this PA, maybe you forgot to connect the speakers or something. This little guy SCREAMS! I've owned it for over five years, and I've used it for small gigs the entire time. The only drawbacks are: It's pretty darn heavy when it's all buckled up.It won't run unpowered monitorsAnd it doesn't have phantom power.But you can use powered monitors, and if you need, you can buy a phantom power supply for your condensers.I'd buy it all over again for sure. I'd sell you mine used... but you can't have it :P
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