I call upon the assembled wisdom of the BikeSound group for input. Personally, I don't know that Fab offers enough information to judge.
I might consider using one of these for Midnight Marauders rides. Something lightweight that could be carried through the rough terrain these rides often traverse would be ideal. A high amount of decibels would be neither warranted nor appropriate.
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Gahhh! Okay ... files attached. These buggers are pricy. Least expensive and most expensive here, others are in-between.
I like the Double Trouble.
It blasts in 2 directions. That is perfect for projecting forward and backward.
If I can't hear it while I'm riding; then I'm not hauling it.
Also one could piece together a better system for less $.
The secret is to use cheap 12volt based parts.
The main parts are:
A quick search of just Amazon reveals:
12 volt battery 18-40 amphour size (3) less than 100
12 volt amplifier 200- 500 watts size (5) less than 100
speaker cabinets (2) less than 100
PMBH839 200-Watt 8'' Speaker Cabinet $48.90 for one! (you can have 1 or 2)
add a small 12 volt mixer/preamp ------Rolls MX28 VI Mixer $75
add a cheap 12 volt wireless mic -- $39 Samson 5H VHF Handheld Wireless System
add a cheap 12 volt battery charger $29
Add a few wires and connectors, that is still less than $550 while you will have a full versatile PA system that will run 10hours+.
If you search some more you could do better.
Yeah I only ever heard about the boomcases after making my beattaché and the prices are bananas for what it takes to make one yourself. I've put a fair amount of stuff in mine to tidy it up, make it easier to charge, easier to control from the handlebars, etc, and I doubt I've topped $150 total (not including tools), plus anything you build is always gonna be cooler than anything you buy.
I might get to work on a second case, this time making my own amp. That could drive down the cost a few more notches.