Alesis PA System in a Box - Frequently Asked Questions

The Alesis PA System in a Box is everything you need for a great sounding and affordable live sound setup. Perfect for a small venue, rehearsal space, presentation, ceremony, house of worship or sporting event. This guide will discuss some common questions about it's features, specs and functionality.


Frequently Asked Questions



What is included with the PA System in a Box?

The PA System in a box includes the PA80 4-Channel Powered Mixer, two 10" 2-Way Passive Speakers, and two 20' speaker cables.


What is the difference between the PA System in a Box and the Bundle version?

The bundle version of the PA System in a Box also includes two speaker stands, a dynamic microphone, and a microphone cable (6 meters/19.68ft).


 What are the weight and dimensions of the mixer?

  • Width: 9.0"/22.8 cm
  • Depth: 18.6"/47.2 cm
  • Height: 5.5"/14 cm
  • Weight: 13.7 lbs/6.2 kg


What are the weight and dimensions of one speaker?

  • Width: 11"/4.3 cm
  • Depth: 13.1"/5.1 cm
  • Height: 20.5"/8.1 cm
  • Weight: 18.7 lbs/8.5 kg


How do I initially setup the PA System in a Box?

 To setup the mixer and speakers:

  1. Position the mixer in the middle of the speakers, with enough distance between the speakers for maximum stereo separation
  2. Plug the speaker cables into the left and right Speaker Outputs on the back of the mixer.
  3. Set all channel Level knobs to their minimum positions, set the Master Level knob to zero, and set EQs flat.
  4. Connect your mic or instrument to the channel.
  5. Set the Master Level knob to no more than 70%.
  6. Connect the mixer’s power cable to a power outlet, and set the power switch to On.
  7. Adjust the channel Level knob to reach the desired level without distortion.

    Note: To set up a mic or instrument on another channel, repeat Steps 4–7.?


How can I play my media through the mixer?

There are multiple ways to play your media through the mixer:

  • SD Card Slot
  • USB Port
  • Auxiliary Input 


Is there a recommended storage size for SD cards and USB drives?

The PA System will support SD and USB storage devices up to 64GB.


Is there a recommended file type for SD/USB playback?

The PA System supports MP3, WMA and WAV file types. MP3 files should be between 80-320kbp/s and WAV files should be either 16 bit/44.1kHz, or 24 bit/48kHz. 


In what way can I adjust the digital delay?

 There are three ways to adjust the Digital Delay:

  1. FX Master: Adjusts the balance of the "wet" and "dry" signal.
  2. Time: Adjusts the time interval of the delay. Turn this knob to the right to increase the time interval between two delays.
  3. Repeat: Adjusts how long the delay sustains. Turn this knob to the right to make the delay repeat for longer.


Are there any EQ adjustment settings?

You can use the 3-Band EQ to adjust the following:

  • Hi: Adjusts the high-frequency range of the sound.
  • Mid: Adjusts the mid-range of the sound.
  • Low: Adjusts the low-frequency range of the sound.


Why is my screen not turning on?

 If your display is not turning on, Hold the Mode button for 2 seconds to turn the display on.



Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Alesis, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Alesis technical support team is available to help! 

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: phone support, email support.