Behringer Europort MPA40BT-Pro Rechargeable Battery Powered Portable PA System
The Behringer MPA40BT-Pro is a truly mobile PA system complete with rechargeable internal battery that can allow the unit to run for up to 12 hours.
This means that you can use this PA system virtually anywhere, and makes it ideal for busking, or for small outdoor shows.
This PA system follows the luggage form factor, complete with a carry handle. It houses a 40W amplifier that drives an 8" woofer and 1" tweeter, and for its small size, this unit allows for multiple input sources with its 4 channels, two mic preamps and Bluetooth connectivity.
- 40W Class D Amplifier with Bluetooth Connectivity and rechargeable battery
- Built-in Feedback Suppression and SPX Digital Reverb
- iPod/iPhone USB Port included
- Channels: 4
- Preamps: 2 - No Phantom Power
- Speakers: 1 x 8" LF Driver, 1 x 1" HF Driver)
- EQ: 2-Band EQ per Channel, Master 1-knob EQ
- Input: 2 x XLR Combo, 1 x Stereo (RCA)
- Bundled with Dynamic Microphone
- Enclosure: Polypropylene
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 16.6"x12.2"x9.6"
- Weight: 18.1 lbs.
Reviewers continue to give generous ratings for the Behringer MPA40BT-Pro, citing its portability and battery life as its edge. Many of the reviews are from buskers who feel that it easily surpasses their expectations - from its balanced sound to how efficient it is at using battery power. There are also some who recommend the MPA40BT-Pro for venues with little to no-power access, be it for important outdoor wedding events, or for simple personal outdoor use.
There are a few who are not too impressed with the quality of the included microphone, some of them recommend getting a better microphone to get the most out of the PA system. One user mentioned feedback issues, but he was using it for a small venue with 70 to 80 persons, and was probably driving the unit a bit more than normal operation.
While there are definitely other battery powered PA systems in the same price range, this one gets our recommendation for its high ratings due to its great balance of price, quality and battery life.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Portable / Compact PA Systems + Battery Powered PAs.