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#1 mswhatever

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    Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:52 PM

    Ok I found a mobile PA system, Alesis Transactive with a buit in ipod dock. I have seen it as low as $199 on amazon. My resort charges $500 for their music setup or $300 an hour for the DJ. My question is for anyone who did the ipod reception or is considering it. What do you think about this system? It sounds like it would work perfect.
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    Take the show with you! The Alesis TransActive Mobile PA system is the ideal solution for traveling troubadours, outdoor occasions and public presentations. Its portability and versatility make it a great decision for all small-scale public address uses.

    Built-In Rechargeable Battery
    One of the biggest impediments to most portable PA systems is the need for a power source. As anybody who's needed a system in a variety of outdoor venues can tell you, searching for an available outlet can really kill the party before it gets started. Keeping this in mind, the good folks at Alesis included a built-in rechargeable battery with over 6 hours of battery life at full volume. It's a no-risk solution for your next gig or speaking engagement - and with the TransActive's built-in battery indicator, you can always be aware of how long you've got left before you need to charge it next.

    Travel-Friendly Features
    Many portable systems can be a pain to transport, with heavy weight and the need to set up speakers, power, and mixer separately. The TransActive complete system, however, manages to keep it simple by putting all of its features in a single easily transported unit. The onboard power amp provides 15 watts RMS to a 5 inch speaker with additional high-frequency driver. This two-way system helps you keep both bass and high end well defined, no matter what you're using it for. The system also has a built-in retractable handle and flight-case rollers, so even at its light weight you won't throw out your back bringing it over from the car. Additionally, its heavy duty aluminum construction will help keep you rocking through the most rigorous outdoor performances.

    Versatile Functionality
    The TransActive system, beyond its portability and quality of construction, is unsurpassed for ease of use and versatility. It includes a balanced XLR/TRS combo jack for microphones or balanced instruments, a standard 1/4 inch input for guitars and similar instruments, and an RCA connection for a host of other audio sources. Each of these three channels includes its own gain (volume) dial, with a master volume dial to control everything. Since it's most often used to amplify the voice, the people at Alesis included a high-quality dynamic vocal microphone and XLR cable so you're ready to rock right out of the box. In addition, if you want to keep the party going between sets, the TransActive features an integrated iPod dock for easy music access. The TransActive dock can also be used to charge the iPod via a switch in the back, to save on the battery of either device. The PA also includes an integrated pole mount if you'd like to put it up on a stand for better projection. Finally, if you've got another amplified system nearby, you can send a feed from your TransActive and expand your sound.

    #2 dolfinluck

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      Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:27 PM

      It looks pretty big to bring down to Jamica. I am planning on buying a Bose portable iPod dock. Its around $400 but figure i'll use it again at home once the wedding is done. Others have used it and said it was loud enough. I when to the store to listen and its very good quality plus its not to big to bring down with me.
      I would definitely go in person to see how big it is and the quality before you buy it.

      #3 mswhatever

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        Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:40 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by dolfinluck
        It looks pretty big to bring down to Jamica. I am planning on buying a Bose portable iPod dock. Its around $400 but figure i'll use it again at home once the wedding is done. Others have used it and said it was loud enough. I when to the store to listen and its very good quality plus its not to big to bring down with me.
        I would definitely go in person to see how big it is and the quality before you buy it.
        * TransActive Mobile Weights: 41 lbs
        * TransActive Mobile Dimensions: 18.25" x 14.5" x 21.5"

        I am on the fence about size. It is setup like a rolling suitcase with handle, so mobility would be easy. It also comes with a wireless mic for speeches.

        #4 dolfinluck

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          Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:51 PM

          the wireless mic is a great feature. should have no problem but i would double check that the airline will let you check it in.

          #5 MexicoBeachBride2010

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            Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:13 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by dolfinluck
            It looks pretty big to bring down to Jamica. I am planning on buying a Bose portable iPod dock. Its around $400 but figure i'll use it again at home once the wedding is done. Others have used it and said it was loud enough. I when to the store to listen and its very good quality plus its not to big to bring down with me.
            I would definitely go in person to see how big it is and the quality before you buy it.
            We bought a Bose portable dock. It came with a messenger bag for much easier carry on and can be used in our home. The mic is cool but is it needed. I think the Bose is better quality.

            #6 alkoch

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              Posted 09 November 2009 - 11:07 PM

              I think it looks perfect especially if you are having your reception outdoors - The mic would be great for speeches so everyone hears. Also then you would have a great sound system for parties at home too. I know Bose has good sound quality but for an outdoor reception I would be worried it wouldn't be loud enough, maybe if you have multiple smaller speakers. IMO this pa system looks like it would be a great deal and you would still save money even if you have to pay extra to check it on the plane.

              #7 CristiandJamie

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                Posted 21 March 2010 - 02:45 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by dolfinluck
                It looks pretty big to bring down to Jamica. I am planning on buying a Bose portable iPod dock. Its around $400 but figure i'll use it again at home once the wedding is done. Others have used it and said it was loud enough. I when to the store to listen and its very good quality plus its not to big to bring down with me.
                I would definitely go in person to see how big it is and the quality before you buy it.
                Thank you for this post! We have a portable Bose dock that we are thinking of taking with us vs. renting equipment and wondered if it would be loud enough. I played it outside and it seemed loud enough but didnt know with other noises (sound of ocean, other people at resort etc..) but that is good to know!

                Thank you!
                Cristi & Jamie
                http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

                #8 sltrotter18

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                  Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:17 AM

                  We are trying to decide what to do, the place we are having the reception offers the sound system free and I believe the same goes for the ceremony, my worry is if it will be loud enough.  Hmm may have to talk to some of the past brides and find out.






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