The portable VoiceSaver™ is a personal PA system that's perfect for teachers, trainers, tour or seminar leaders, and other presenters who need help projecting their voices. Vocal reinforcement is sometimes necessary since talking for extended periods can strain the vocal cords (causing sore throats) to the point of needing assistance. With its enhanced audio projection, students can hear more clearly, thereby improving their understanding and achieving higher performance levels.
The 5-watt version (PA-285) has a 3.5” diameter speaker that's powerful enough for up to 50 people, and has a 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect with smartphones, tablets, laptop computers and other audio sources for enhanced audio amplification. The PA-285 has a built-in internal tripod mount (TP-285 tripod) so it can placed on a desktop and other flat surfaces for enhanced projection.
The 2-watt version (PA-282) has a 2.5” diameter speaker that projects audio to groups of up to 25 people. Both the PA-282 and PA-285 are light enough to be worn on a belt all day and will operate up to 8 hours on a single charge.
The amplifier/loudspeaker is housed in a rugged shatter-resistant ABS plastic enclosure for durability in day-in and day-out applications. The VoiceSaver is hip-worn with a 1.5-inch wide belt clip on the back and a rugged steel grille on the front protecting the speaker. Included is an on/off switch, LED status indicator, volume control and a 3.5-mm microphone input.
Personal audio complement for teaching larger groups, field trips, tours or lectures up to 50 people
Vocal assist for fatigued throats giving extended seminars or classes with block scheduling
Connects to computers and LCD projectors for more powerful multimedia presentations
A: If you are using its battery, it may have simply run out of power and needs to be recharged. Check the battery on your PA system and recharge unit overnight. If the problem persists, please contact our Tech Support Dept.
A: Yes. Califone PowerPro™ series, PresentationPro™ series, and the 5 Watts VoiceSaver™ are MP3 compatible. With a standard cable from an electronic retail shop, you can connect your MP3 player to line-in input in these Califone products and play hours of music for indoor or outdoor events.
A: The PA-282 slightly smaller with a 2.5” diameter speaker size versus the PA-285 which as a 3.5” diameter speaker size. Both VoiceSaver™ personal PA speakers can benefit educators and presenters by helping them save their voice.
A: The VoiceSaver™ is only compatible with the HBM319 headset microphone and cannot be used with an attached or remote microphone of any kind. An alternative to using the PA-282 would be the PA Pro™ that can be used with either its own hands-free lapel mic or PA10X-M handheld microphone. PA Pro packages are also available with soft carry case. Learn more about the PA Pro.
A: There are four differences between the VoiceSaver models. The bigger PA-285 is a little more powerful at 5 watts RMS compared with 2 watts for the PA-282. It is physically a little larger, but can still be comfortably worn for extended periods of time. The PA-285 also has an Aux-in, so that the audio from projectors can be connected for amplification. The PA-285 also is threaded for a tripod underneath, enabling the user to elevate the unit for enhanced projection to the audience.
A: The PA-282 uses 4 "AA" batteries while the PA-285 used 6 "AA" batteries. Please contact our Customer Service Dept to confirm which VoiceSaver you have so you can receive the correct quantity of batteries.