There is nothing quite like tailgating before a game. Standing outside with friends, grilling food and drinking some cold adult beverages. Watching some of the rowdy fans get rowdier, or perhaps you are the one getting rowdy. Either way, they are a staple of American sporting events. The other element however, aside from food, drinks and good friends is music, because tailgating is after all a party, and what is a party without music?! Now you may have a nice sound system inside your home, and probably in your car but it might not be loud enough to play outside while you are tailgating with friends. Fear not, for we are here to help your tailgating with a list of the Top Ten Tailgating Speakers. So, without further ado, let’s get this list started, shall we?
Let’s kick things off with Samson’s Expedition Escape rechargeable speaker system. This beauty provides incredible sound in any environment. It comes in at a mere 8.5 pounds making this device ultra-portable. The Expedition Escape combines pristine audio performance with Bluetooth connectivity for wireless audio streaming. This speaker is an ideal sound system for outdoor sporting events!
Samson Expedition Escape Bluetooth Speaker Features:
- All-in-one portable speaker system that weighs 8.5lb
- Internal rechargeable battery for 20 hours of continuous use
- Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly stream music
- 2-way speaker enclosure with 6″ woofer
- 1″ high-frequency driver
- 2-channel mixer
- 1/4″ input for microphones and other line-level devices
- 1/8″ stereo Aux input for stereo line-level devices (MP3 players, keyboards, etc.)
- Integrated carry handle
- 1 3/8″ speaker stand mount
Next, we have the Party Star! You and your friends can step into the spotlight with this speaker. The Party Star is a karaoke speaker that lets you sound like a professional with an integrated echo effect and Auto Voice Control that helps to maintain and blend voices. You can hook up two microphones, so you and a friend will be able to duet. Most important, is the built-in ceiling and speaker disco lighting which will set the ambiance for any party! As with most of the speakers on this list, the Party Star is Bluetooth so you can play music directly from your phone or tablet.
Altec Lansing Party Star Bluetooth Karaoke Speaker Specifications:
- 4″ Woofer with 1″ Tweeter
- Built-In CD+G Player
- Dual Mic Inputs
- Dynamic Party Lights
- RCA Audio/Video Cables
- USB Charging Port
- Wired Microphone Included
When you want to be moved by your music, look no further than the Mackie FreePlay GO Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Get ready to be immersed in a rich, powerful sound. Do not be fooled by the Mackie FreePlay GO’s compact size, as it offers exceptional clarity and high-headroom power you won’t find in most speakers this sleek. Most importantly, you can use it at home, or take it with you; its high-capacity rechargeable battery offers up to 15 hours of tailgating fun!
The SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth speaker is astonishingly loud but surprisingly small. It is an extremely portable, battery-powered Bluetooth speaker that connects wirelessly to your smartphone, or tablets. Most noteworthy is that the Soundlink Revolve generates true 360° sound that’s deep and astonishingly immersive.
Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker Features:
- 12 hours of battery life
- AUX input
This is the true go-anywhere portable speaker! The Gemini MPA2400 is ideal whether heading to the campground, or tailgating before the big game. The collapsible built-in trolley, carrying handle and wheels, all provide easy and effortless portability when you are on the move! Additionally, the Gemini MPA2400 is splash resistant so don’t worry about anyone spilling a drink or splashing from the pool. Most noteworthy however is the 10” woofer for pounding bass, 240W of incredible peak audio power! This speaker bumps and can really give life to your party!
Gemini MPA2400 Portable Bluetooth Party Speaker Features:
- Built-in Rechargeable Battery
- 240 Watts peak power
- Media player with USB/BLUETOOTH/FM
- Waterproof IPX4
- Trolley with Retractable handle and wheels for easy transport
- DSP – Digital signal processing with preset modes
- LED Display
- Bass + Treble
- Multi-color LED lighting with remote control
- 10-inch woofer with 20oz magnet and 1-inch voice coil
Need a portable, affordable and fully-featured PA system for on-the-go use? The Alesis TransActive Wireless 2 is the answer! The pull up the telescoping handle, and recessed wheels, allow you to take your TransActive Wireless 2 with you wherever you go! Once you’re there, simple single-button pairing allows you to instantly stream audio from any Bluetooth-enabled device. Additionally, you can activate an exciting full-color light show that reacts to your music—no programming required! It’s perfect for outdoor parties, live gigs, sporting events, and tailgate parties.
Alesis Transactive Wireless 2 Portable PA System Specifications:
- Power: 50 Watts Peak, 25 Watts Continuous
- Combo Input: XLR+1/4 inch
- Line/Guitar Input: 1/4 inch
- Stereo aux input: 1/8 inch
- USB charging port: 5V, 2.1A
- Frequency Driver: 8 inch low
- Compression Tweeter: 1 inch
The MPA-3000 gives you the freedom to take your event anywhere. With its internal rechargeable battery, there is no need to look for a power outlet. All you have to do is charge your unit overnight and you’re good to go. Pull up the flight-ready handle and wheel it right out the door and ready for tailgating and grilling. With the MPA-3000, the choice to play and listen wherever you desire is completely up to you!
Gemini MPA3000 Mobile PA System Features:
- Integrated MP3 player with connections for USB, SD, FM Radio and Bluetooth
- 50 watts (tweeter) + 50 watts (woofer) peak built-in amplifier
- 10” LF woofer with 1” Inch tweeter
- Pure Titanium 1” HF compression driver
- Linear frequency response between 20Hz-20KHz +2dB
- Flight ready travel handle with wheels for easy transport
- Steel local transport carrying handle
- ABS impact resistant nylon fiber cabinet
- 2 XLR / 1/4” MIC inputs with dedicated volume and EQ (tone, echo)
- Dynamic microphone and cable
- RCA and 3.5mm auxiliary inputs for line-level devices
- Phone/Tablet holster (Phone/tablet sold separately)
- High contrast LED display with ID3 readout
- 6-hour charge and playback time
Iconic Looks Plus Power! The portable Monterey Bluetooth allows you to stream your music to enjoy your favorite bands anywhere. The Monterey Bluetooth produces a rich bass which is balanced with clarity in vocal and high-frequency bands. Additionally, it has that classic fender amp style!
Fender Monterey Powered Bluetooth Speaker Features:
- 2 woofers and 2 tweeters for 120W of Fender audio playback
- AC powered for stationary placement, does not feature a battery
- EQ setting switch on the back of the speaker to render a more dynamic sound experience
- Supports aptX and AAC high-quality wireless audio codec
- 33+ feet of audio range from high-quality Bluetooth
- In additional to Bluetooth wireless audio, Monterey has built-in 3.5mm and RCA auxiliary inputs. You can even connect multiple sources to the Monterey and using the press Source Select button, select the preferred device.
- Design inspiration comes from the Vintage Modified ’68 Custom series – complete with Fender “Silver Face” graphics, blue jewel pilot light and numbered black skirted control knobs.
- Monterey features a Fender Logo borrowed from the ’63 Reverb amplifier, as well as the iconic silver thread grille cloth (The ’68 Custom features silver and blue thread).
Let’s get the party started! The JBL PartyBox 300 is a powerful party speaker with JBL sound quality and vivid light effects. Thanks to its rechargeable battery and 12V DC input you can bring the party everywhere. You just need to plug in your Mic or Guitar and take the stage or stream your playlist via Bluetooth or from a USB stick. So to sum up, with the PartyBox 300 you can basically play along with your favorite songs.
JBL PartyBox 300 Portable Bluetooth Party Speaker Features:
- Powerbank: Yes
- Splashproof: Yes
- Lightshow: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- 3.5 mm audio cable Input: Yes
- Auto power off: Yes
- Karaoke function: Yes
Last, but certainly, not least is the Gemini GMAX6000. This is an incredible speaker system that is all you need to bring the ultimate nightclub experience to any room or event! A powerful ower system that is easily one of the biggest, loudest Bluetooth speakers you’ve ever seen. The GMAX6000 is loaded with 6000 watts of power, dual 15” woofers and twin 6” tweeters, all radiating magnificent sound at any volume. Additionally, built-in lights create an instant party atmosphere, mic and guitar inputs help set the stage for karaoke or instrumental battle, and the size and sound alone keeps the party going non-stop!
Gemini GMAX6000 Dual 15 inch LED Party Speaker Features
- 6,000W of peak power delivers amazing bass-thumping sound at any volume
- Dual 15” woofers and 6” tweeters exude intense bass
- DJ-style interface for intuitive and easy music control
- Remote control for great convenience
- 5 presets of EQ modes (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Normal and Classical)
- Bass, treble and echo controls
- Separate inputs and volume controls for mic and guitar
- Record directly to USB and SD card port
- Bluetooth to stream music wirelessly from any compatible device
- Integrated carry handles and built-in wheels for easy movement
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