Product Comparison: Yamaha STAGEPAS 600i vs Fender Passport Venue

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General Specifications
Passport Venue
About the Product
The STAGEPAS 600BT Portable PA System with Bluetooth from Yamaha is an all-in-one lightweight PA that is compact enough to carry by hand. It features 680W of output power, a detachable 10-channel mixer, and is flexible enough to be used in a range of environments and applications.
Maximize the sonic punch of any large performance with the Passport Venue portable sound system. Its full-range speakers, versatile features, friendly front-panel controls and 600 watts of uncompromising sonic power provide powerful, clear and reliable Fender sound reinforcement ideal for larger venues and occasions, including band and DJ gigs; education, sporting and worship events; meetings, seminars and presentations and more.
Key Specs
Bluetooth Enabled
Number Of Speakers
Peak Power
680 watts
600 watts
Minimum Frequency Response
55 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
20 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Yamaha STAGEPAS 600i Portable PA System
  • High quality. Great sound. I frequently play bar and restaurant venue with a trio and this PA gives us more than enough flexibility and power.
  • A very good system with powerful sound and great features. For the price you can’t beat it .
  • Excelent PA, nice power, opening wide range of freq to show what you are really playing and singing. Enough to fill a room with 400+crowd.
  • Lots of power and plenty of hookups for various instruments. we can hook up an amp if we want but that has not been necessary yet.
  • Returned, background noises was the reason.
Fender Passport Venue PA System
  • I was wondering if the audio quality from the built-in recorder would be good enough to release as a paid product, and I'm happy to report that it is. The recorder built in is actually really nice quality.
  • I'm very happy with the sound quality for speakers. Again, I'm primarily using this for a conference, so that's what I'm mostly concerned with.
  • This system is ideal for small venues and spoken word. Its main benefits: are easy to transport and simple layout.
  • Great portable system. Good volume and sound quality. A number of uses.
  • Sound is very clear and the unit is easy to use. We bought a different portable PA system a year before this one and paid twice as much. The Fender is much better quality for half the price!
Size & Weight
29.3 in.
23 in.
13.2 in.
29 in.
12.6 in.
11 in.
56 lbs.
44 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Yamaha STAGEPAS 600i Portable PA System
  • I started looking around for something with plenty of power for outdoor gigs but without the weight or bulk. This system is the perfect replacement!
  • Portable, powerful, and all in one.
  • It's light weight, small size and superb ergonomics make it the easiest PA I've ever used.
  • I needed a good portable, all in one PA that can fill out a good sized bar.
  • Its a bit heavy for me but i can transport in un me car if I need it.
Fender Passport Venue PA System
  • I love how these speakers fit together in a suitcase design. This makes them so much more portable than other systems and is much less of a hassle.
  • It is heavy so be sure you are able to lift the weight.
  • It has slightly more bulk and weight but still very portable. We have used it at both an indoor and outdoor event. Easy so set up and operate.
  • Great sound, light weight! Super impressed with it!!
  • The speakers provide a plenty of volume for a large room with 50-100 people, and are relatively portable.
Detachable 10-channel mixer (4 mono/line + 6 mono / 3 stereo line), iPod/ iPhone USB connection, 1-Knob Master EQ™ with virtual bass boost, High resolution SPX digital reverbs (4 types, parameter control), Onboard feedback suppressor, Great-sounding 3-band channel EQ, Switchable stereo/ mono inputs
All-in-one PA system with 10-channel powered mixer and full-range speakers, USB record/playback system records WAV files and plays WAV/MP3 files, Sub output with automatic high-pass filter for powered subwoofer use-Adds power and clarity, Phantom power switch and high-impedance (hi-Z) instrument/line switch
HF Driver Size
1 x 1.4 in.
LF Driver Size
10 in.
10 in.
Number Of Channels
MP3 Player Compatible
MP3 Player Dock Included
Microphone Included
Speaker Stand(s) Included
4 x Mono mic/line, 6 x Mono / 3 stereo line, USB Audio IN: iPod/iPhone exclusive
4 x XLR mic/line, 2 x 1/4" instrument/line, 2 x 1/4" stereo, 2 x 1/8" stereo, USB
On/Off Switch
Power Source
What customers say about "Features"
Yamaha STAGEPAS 600i Portable PA System
  • This is a perfect system for home Karaoke! We love to entertain and this system sounds so professional! The only thing we added was a subwoofer to make it sound even better.
  • The yamaha reverb makes me sound like Steve Green while singing. Just fantastic. With the ipod connection I can FINALLY stop trying to sinc my galaxy tab with the music I need.
  • The versatility is awesome since they can be used as your main front of house system in small/medium venues (utilize the subwoofer out with a nice powered sub for medium venues), and they can also be setup as floor monitors.
  • We have audience over 80 people at times and this rig fills up the whole place with great sound. This 600i PA, Carvin powered stage monitor, speaker stands and mic stands, my keyboard and a sack of wires easily fit in the back seat of my pickup.
Fender Passport Venue PA System
  • I like that it has a 1/8" jack for iPod or computer audio input. It is not very loud or powerful. If you have a modest need, this will do it. If you need more volume to fill a larger space or real quality sound, take a step or two up.
  • Sound quality via cord is as good as the Bluetooth. I get about 20 ft before it cuts out. So overall this is a must by. The applications are endless.
  • It comes with a power cable and cables for the speakers and a nice compartment in the center console to store cables and other accessories as well.
  • I haven't hooked up a mic yet, but will do so soon and try to remember to update the review. But, my assumption is, based on the pure power coming out of the Bluetooth side, it will sound great.
  • I'm disappointed that the XLR inputs are not dual-purpose XLR and 1/4" they are ONLY XLR. That's a bit of a pain because the audio coming from my wireless mic system comes out as 1/4".
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
1249.00 $

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