Harbinger Pro Audio has unveiled two affordable portable PA systems, the M100-BT and M200-BT. Both systems come with powered mixers with Bluetooth connectivity and 800 Watts of power. The M100-BT has a four-channel mixer, while the M200-BT offers six channels.
The new systems from Harbinger feature powered mixers and passive speakers. In both systems, the two speakers can be configured as a stereo pair, or as a mono main speaker with a mono stage monitor. The speaker cabinets can be placed on the floor at an angle for use as monitors, or mounted on stands (not included).
The Harbinger M100-BT system features a four-channel mixer with an integrated 800 W stereo amplifier. It offers two mono inputs with XLR-1/4″ combo jacks, which can operate as mic, instrument or line level inputs. These inputs have 2-band equalizers and knobs for dialing in the built-in echo effect. Unfortunately, this effect cannot be adjusted (other than setting its level), and there is no aux send output for adding external effects. In times when even very compact mobile PAs like the Alto Professional Uber FX or the Korg Konnect come with more refined built-in effects, the Harbinger system seems a bit rudimentary in this regard.
The mixer also features a 1/4″ stereo input (L/R), an 1/8″ stereo aux input, and stereo Bluetooth streaming. All inputs can be used at the same time. In addition to the speaker outputs, there’s an 1/8-inch stereo output for connecting a recording device. The master section has separate controls for the master and monitor level.
The speaker cabinets of the M100-BT system feature 8-inch woofers and compression high-frequency drivers. According to Harbinger, each cabinet delivers up to 118 dB SPL, while the pair reaches up to 124 dB SPL.
The M200-BT mixer adds two additional mono inputs, for a total of four. Like the M100-BT, it also has a stereo input, an aux input and Bluetooth streaming. The amplifier specs are the same, but unlike the M100-BT, the M200-BT features a graphic equalizer in the master section.
The speakers are also larger, with 10-inch woofers and up to 120 dB SPL per speaker (126 dB SPL for the pair).
Both systems come with carrying bags for the speakers and mixer. The M100-BT system weighs 33 lb (15 kg), while the M200-BT system tips the scale at 43 lb (19.5 kg). Unfortunately, the internal power supplies are not universal and only accept 115 V / 60 Hz.
Price and availability
The Harbinger M100-BT and M200-BT systems are available now. The M100-BT retails for USD 299.99, while the M200-BT costs USD 399.99.