The PA System costs approx. $225 to replace. It weighs approx. 40 lbs and is about the size of a small suitcase. It uses an internal rechargeable battery in the base unit to power the amplified speaker plus a wireless microphone that uses a regular 9-volt battery. The unit can operate for up to 5 hours on a charge. The base unit can also be powered directly via the power/recharging cable.
The PA system is not weatherproof so it CANNOT be used in the rain.
The rechargeable battery in the base unit should be charged for approx. 4-8 hours before use. While turned on, the base unit will show a yellow "LOW BATT" light if it's not fully charged. Or it will show no lights at all if the battery is totally dead. Be sure that the microphone 9-volt battery is fresh also. The base of the microphone unscrews to provide access to the 9-volt battery.
The base unit has separate volume controls knobs for 4 different inputs. Looking from left to right on the unit they are: Wireless microphone, microphone, guitar, and audio. Initially all knobs should be turned all the way down. These instructions assume that you will be using the wireless microphone. A wired microphone would be similar.
Flip the base unit power switch to the ON position. The red power light should come on.
On the wireless microphone, flip the switch from the down (OFF) position all the way up to the top (ON) position. There is a standby position in the middle that can be ignored.
The green "RF" light should appear on the base unit, indicating that the base unit is receiving a signal from the wireless microphone.
Turn the leftmost knob ("W/MIC1 VOL") a partial turn as you test the volume from the microphone. Adjust the volume level as needed.
When finished, turn the volume knob all the way down and flip the power switch down to the OFF position. Also be sure to turn off the microphone by sliding it's switch all the way down. Store the unit carefully.