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Hi all looking for some suggestions. We are looking at a project within a forest which will require some sound installation. I have been asked to look at some active speakers with battery power that would be safe to use in an outdoors environment. I was just wondering if anyone has any advice or ideas on systems that might be useful in this application. I know battery power isn't that reliable but the installation is on for short periods at a time and is more of a play in the woods so there would be time for reset between performances. Also the forestry commits are not highly keen on us using generators for the project. We don't need a large output power but it would be useful to be able to use standard input types and be able to link them to a central control.


Any help would be great.

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There are lots of battery powered single speaker PA's now, we have a Denon Envoi that works pretty well but I'm sure others will be able to advise on better solutions?


I think your main problem here might be power for a central control - I guess by this you mean a mixer and playback?

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There's some mighty powerful bluetooth speakers around now. Most also have a line input if you want to avoid bluetooth.

The Bose (shudder) bluetooth speakers are good, and the MiniRig kit has a good reputation in the sound design world.


All back to a battery powered laptop, perhaps even over bluetooth to keep cabling down?

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Battery powered kit would be ideal in this situation but if you can't find anything suitible,

I have used a 12v car battery with an inverter in the past, but I used it for moving scenery so I am not sure how well this would work for a PA.



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