the box pro MBA1

Mobile Battery-Operated Active Speaker

  • Suitable for music, voice and instrument playback
  • With Bluetooth and 2-speaker mode
  • If a Bluetooth connection to an MBA1 exists and a second is switched on within the Bluetooth range, it automatically connects to the Bluetooth source
  • Equipment: 8" Woofers and 1" broadband tweeter
  • Class D power amplifier
  • Power: 150 W RMS / 300 W peak
  • 120 DB max SPL and 95 dB SPL (1W / 1m)
  • Frequency range: 50 - 20,000 Hz
  • 3 Preset modes: Music, speech and guitar
  • 2 XLR/jack combo Mic/Line inputs
  • 1 RCA stereo input
  • 3.5 mm mini jack AUX input
  • Bluetooth
  • XLR line output
  • Battery life: 4 Hours at medium power
  • Battery: 26 V, 3600 mAh
  • Charge indicator
  • USB charging socket: 5 V / 2 A
  • Current consumption: 210 W
  • 2x 35 mm speaker pole mounts 0° / 7°
  • Dimensions: 288 x 335 x 362 mm
  • Weight: 8.3 kg
  • Suitable replacement battery: Art.502692 (not included)
  • Suitable cover: Art.504160 (not included)
  • Suitable bag: Art.504865 (not included)
  • Suitable case: Art.506019 (not included)

Further Information

Mic Preamp 2
Effect Section Yes
Wireless Mic (Handheld/Head) No
Optional Wireless Modul No
CD Player No

Battery-powered active speaker

The MBA1 from the box pro is a mobile, battery-powered active speaker for a wide range of applications. Its built-in lithium-ion battery with a 3,600 mAh capacity provides enough power for roughly four hours of operation and takes just two-and-a-half hours to charge. Four LEDs on the rear panel indicate the current charge level. The MB1A’s black polymer housing contains a two-way speaker system which includes an eight-inch woofer and a one-each tweeter, both driven by a 120 W (RMS) amplifier. All of the necessary connections and controls are also conveniently located on the back of the speaker.

Built-in three-channel mixer

In addition to the power inlet for mains operation and battery charging, the MBA1 also features a comprehensively equipped three-channel mixer. The first two channels are equipped with mic/line sockets that allow both XLR and 6.35 mm (1/4”) TRS connectors to be used for input signals. They are switchable between line and mic levels and have separate volume, treble, and bass controls. The level of reverb can also be adjusted on each channel via its dedicated knob. The third channel is stereo and, in addition to its RCA and mini-jack connections, also enables wireless connection via Bluetooth. The MBA1 also has a USB port that can be used, for example, for powering mobile phones or other devices used to play back music.

Sonic versatility

Extensive connection and control options are just one of this speaker’s many great features. Its broad frequency response, spanning 50 Hz to 20 kHz, is also noteworthy and perfectly suited to many different situations. Three built-in presets – Music, Vocal, and Guitar – are available for further fine-tuning of the sound and allow the speaker's characteristics to be effortlessly adapted to a number of given applications without any prior knowledge of sound engineering. Should more than one speaker be required at an event, the XLR output on the rear panel can be used to route the mix of all the input channels to additional speakers.

About the box pro

For over 20 years, products from the box pro have enriched Thomann’s comprehensive range. If you are looking for small robust speakers, drum monitor systems, active bass speakers, column systems, active full-range speakers, line arrays, or limiters at a reasonable price, you can be sure that the box pro has you covered. These products are made exclusively by renowned companies who also manufacture products for other well-known brands – so if you are looking for brand quality at a budget-friendly price, you are certainly in good hands with around 200 articles from the box pro.

A real workhorse

Its versatility and excellent price-performance ratio make the box pro’s MBA1 an ideal companion for day-to-day use. For clubs, churches, and other organisations, it provides a simple and straightforward solution for numerous tasks – such as public address, youth work, and simply providing background music during events. The MBA1 can be connected to many different sound sources and will always guarantee an optimum sound thanks to its easily accessible sound presets. For quick and easy positioning, the MBA1’s housing also features a slanted rear surface as well as two 35 mm stand flanges, with angles of 0° and 7° respectively, set into the base.

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Seems pretty legit so far
Paul592, 03.07.2021
I have had this amp for about a week now and I've tested it out at home a bit in preparation for some gigs and maybe busking.

Pro's:
- Cost
- Loud
- Lightweight
- Decent overall sound
- Battery seems good so far

Cons:
- At certain frequencies the amp barks unpleasantly, especially "s" sounds
- The "reverb" isn't actually reverb its a short delay!!!
- The bass levels are a bit uncontrollable sometimes

Overall I'm fairly happy with this amp for the price, but I really wish the reverb was a reverb, even a generic digital hall sound is better than the cheap sounding delay that it has. I was disapppointed by that cos I really wanted reverb on the vocals not delay.

For the money this could be the best one for small gigs or busking (even though in the manual they say not to use it outside... But surely that's the whole point of a portable speaker?!?!)

EDIT: It's been about 2 weeks now and all of the rubber stand offs on the bottom have come off! They used the weakest glue I've ever seen. I can literally peel it off with my fingers. BAD
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For Bass
Silvers, 01.10.2020
From a bass player comparing the Bose S1 the MBA1... the MBA1 handles bass better. Still its easy to overdrive the speaker if not careful. Same can be said for the Bose though. At a comparative volume level though the MBA1 has a deeper cleaner tone for bass.
A normal acoustic guitar I would use the Bose....bass I would use the MBA1.
Would be nice to see more of these kind of battery cabs dedicated to bass though.... and not just for guitar
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cute.
Peter R. 438, 23.11.2020
Plenty powerful enough for gigs in small and busy bars.
A bit "boomy" if not restrained by the eq, but trebble too can be overwhelming if not eq'd. Once eq'd, crank it up and rock out.
The echoe, or reverb, or what ever its called is a bit overwhelming too if not restrained by the controll knob. Not the best, but I never use it, so no problem for me.
Very light and sizewise, its a great package.
I really like this little beast,, but used on a stand at abou7t1-3/4 mtrs high, it punches out some real clean sound.
I reccomend it to solo performers. Very quick charge batteries easy last a full gig for anyone.
A little downer is the white noise in quiessance, but never heard in the venue, so absolutely no problem whatsoever.
Fast delivery and 30 days to return it if not happy with it.
We cannot go wrong.
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G J Pistorius , 19.09.2020
Nice product, especially if you use it for travel and acoustic guitar or bluetooth music.
I Bought it to use with my Mooer GE300 or Hotone Ampero but with both units it just sounds flat. The distortion sounds lack depth and sound overall thin.
The unit itself is a really good build and everything feels solid.
If you are in for a busking amp that does it al and is really handy this might just be the best pick. There is definitely no better quality to cost ratio speaker around.
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