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70 Years of the Sounds of Education

Portable Speaker with Bluetooth Wireless Technology

The PA-BT30 can be incorporated into a variety of settings. Presenters can use the speaker to stream songs from Pandora®, Spotify®, or Twitter Music for classes. Educators can even use the speaker to stream podcasts from iTunes U® or enhance audio from an iPad® or other connected device from a Skype® chat, Google®+ Hangout, Facetime® or a virtual field trip.

The PA-BT30 portable speaker is compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets including Android® and iOS-based devices such as the Galaxy®, iPhone® and iPad®. The 30-watt speaker delivers room-filling (up to 300 people) wireless sound, and is a practical alternative to complex audio amplification solutions in schools, churches, meeting rooms and other presentation settings.

The PA-BT30 is designed for fast and easy setup, offering convenient connect-and-play audio streaming capabilities and can effortlessly fill a 50x50' class or meeting room.

Since the speaker enables interactive group and whole class learning, educators have a variety of options when incorporating the technology into classroom activities. The speaker includes a USB charge port and auxiliary line input to allow for expanded device compatibility.

Works with Bluetooth enabled smartphones and tablets from the following manufacturers (but not limited to): Acer®, Alcatel®, Apple®, Asus®, AT&T®, Blackberry®, Dell®, Garmin-Asus®, Google®, HTC®, HP®, Kyocera®, Lenovo®, LG®, Motorola®, Nokia®, O2®, Orange®, Palm®, Pantech®, Philips®, Samsung®, Sony®, Sony Ericsson®, T-Mobile®, Toshiba®, Vertu®, Vodafone®.

  • Shows successful sync to your device
  • One speaker has two internal 2” speakers, making it loud enough for 300 people
  • Press to sync
  • 3.5mm line in
  • Headphone jack
  • USB recharger
  • iOS and Android compatible
  • Quick and easy to set up

MSRP $198

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Portable Audio

  • PA-BT30 front/back
Bluetooth® Frequency2.4G
Bluetooth connection30' range
System CompatibilityiOS and Android platforms and Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices
Output power15W *2 = 30W RMS
Speaker size2.5" *2
Signal in1000mV, @line in 500mV@
Resonance Frequency150~180Hz
Frequency Range65Hz~20KHz
USB power out5 V
Signal to Noise>75db
Power supply18V/2A
Input jack3.5mm (music in)
Headphone jack3.5mm (music out)
USB for charging(5V DC)
Combined WeightShipping weight 12 lbs, dimensional weight 15 lbs
AC power requirements110 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Box Dimensions15.4”W x 5.7”H x 10”L
Warranty1 year for use in early childhood centers, schools, businesses, churches and Head Start facilities
Updated on: 2/12/15
Blended Learning Wireless Washable Non-Washable
“When we visited South Side School in Johnson City, TN, a 4th grade teacher was using a wireless headset mic with a Belt Pack Transmitter and one wireless Presentation Pro in each corner of the room. She loved it! She did a pre- and post-test one month apart, using the headset and scores went up when she used the mic. This teacher felt that amplifying her voice led to greater student participation and learning. This is a power-house unit that's really suitable for a large crowd or several classrooms.”
Teaching K-8 Magazine
August/September 2003

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