Summary: I've used this PA on many classical/jazz gigs with solo guitar, two guitars, and flute/guitar - both inside and outside. The good - its very rugged and even with some mild abuse, its always performed great. Its also relatively lightweight and easy to carry. Many times I don't even use the 2nd speaker. Both classical and archtop (jazz) guitars can sound great through this PA.
Summary: I bought one of these to use for a monthly Open Mic event that I host. It had two problems (more on these below), and I eventually chose not to use it. I am currently using a standalone mixer (the excellent Yamaha MG82cx, connected to Behringer powered speakers). Yamaha MG82CX 8 Input Stereo Mixer with Digital Effects Behringer EurOlive B215XL 1000-Watt 2-Way Pa Speaker System with 15 Woofer And 1.75 Titanium Compression Driver (Black) This set up is not too much more...
Summary: I am very impressed with our SP 300 which our church has been using now for about 2 years. The reason for this review is to confirm how durable this system is. We have been taking the system back and forth from our meeting site to members homes and back nearly every week for about 2 years. The system is VERY rugged and durable. I accidentally dropped one of the speakers that had the control box from a height of about 24" (waist high) and it didn't even scratch it.
Summary: I bought this little pa from Musicians friend for 450 bucks (B-Stock) but I couldn't find any thing to make it b stock. It sound great for small speakers. Has plenty of volume for my use. One drawback is the lack of phantom power but I have adapters for that. I also bought the case to carry the system in and it too is of very high quality. I bought speaker stands too and they are very heavy duty as well. This is the perfect solution for me because I perform small venues.
Summary: Our church uses the Yamaha StagePas 300 in a small worship venues. The sound is rich, and the unit is powerful enough to handle our needs. It has enough inputs to handle our small band and outputs to record the service. It is small enough to pack away quickly and is easy to set-up and use. It would be a better product with built-in speaker stand support (it is available as an accessory product). Overall, we have been pleased with this unit as a small portable P.A.
Summary: I play guitar in a band that plays 60's vintage soul jazz (sax, keyboard, guitar, bass and drums). We play small venues. Strictly speaking, only I should be allowed to have an amp and everyone else should be playing acoustic "au naturel." Pure we ain't. At the same time, we are not a rock band.
Summary: I first auditioned the Stagepas300 several months ago, along with a friend, and we judged it relative to other portable PA's in the ~$500 - $1000 list price range. He immediately bought one, I soon did the same. We are both acoustic solo players/singers (since the late 1950's) who occasionally work with one or more other musicians doing mostly folk, old time, early country and bluegrass, and ragtime and country blues repertoire.
Summary: I use this system for all sorts of mid-sized gatherings and it works and sounds just great. I am very picky with my sound, it has to be full and well balanced, these are. Only disappointment is that there are no pole mounts built in - an external bracket is available.
Summary: I am very choosey about the sound quality but sadly usually on a tight budget. The first unit I got had a problem with it (hissing sound) through the speakers. Exchanged and found a huge difference. This PA system is light, intelligently designed (the mixer fits in to the back of the speaker), and most importantly sound fantastic. The quality is comparable to my HarmonKardon/JBL stereo setup at home which is excellent.
Summary: This little PA really sounds good. It has an amazing amount of bass for such a small system. You can easily carry the whole thing into a gig with one trip! The speakers tilt back like a monitor if you need it, but they really need to go up on stands. Great value for the price.