received this item from the Walmart Spark Review Program for no compensation - just an honest review.
The Monoprice Bluetooth Party Speaker is advertised as both a portable speaker system that can be utilized as either a music source and a PA system with up to 18 watts of power, either through your wall AC power connection – or LARGE rechargeable battery (think power wheel or motorcycle size). Instructions are minimal – and could use some improvement on functionality of the unity – such as how long to charge – and expected life of use. You can pretty much use the Monoprice Bluetooth Party Speaker for any type of audio you want, as it features a USB connection for flash drives or plugging in phones or other audio players. It also has 2 ¼” jacks to plug in microphones, guitars, or other instruments and equipment. The Monoprice Bluetooth Party Speaker also has a set of RCA jack inputs for additional functionality (think cd players, radios, etc.). Surprisingly – there is even a slot to insert your SD card with downloaded music on it! There are 3 separate volume controls (1 for the ¼” jacks, 1 for the memory cards, 1 master control). A squelch control would have been nice for those times when you get feedback from standing too close to the speaker with the mic – but this did not happen for us very much. At around 31 pounds – it is substantial – but – feels to be the perfect weight and is sturdy, while very nice looking. The fit, finish and looks of the speaker are great, and the wheels and extendable luggage handle are very nice touches. There are also handles built into the side to carry it. There is a hole underneath to mount it on a stand if you have one as well. It features an 8" woofer and 1/2" dome tweeter. Sound is appropriately loud, not too bass heavy and easily carried in several social settings we’ve used it in. This is a dual-voltage unit, with a 110/240v switch which is covered by a clear plastic cover that needs to be removed via screwdriver—so there is little chance of an accidental change. There is a remote control included for managing the USB and card slots but playing your music from your Bluetooth mobile device seems a lot easier – although there are no instructions on what the different buttons do. The included microphone has a hefty feel to it and worked fine for us. With the wife and I both playing guitar and singing for church services on a weekly basis – the Monoprice Bluetooth Party Speaker will get used when we need mobile audio!!
Overall – we’re impressed with the Monoprice Bluetooth Party Speaker! For small meetings, social events, whatever you need – you’ll be surprised at all the functionality in the Monoprice Bluetooth Party Speaker!
Russell R. Herman
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