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ION Tailgater iPA77 Portable PA Speaker

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About this product


  • Built-in amplifier gives you 50W of sound output, making it ideal for both small and medium sized venues, both at home and in function rooms
  • Powered from both the mains and a rechargeable SLA battery
  • Rechargeable battery gives you up to 50 hours of playback time for a longer period between recharging

Product overview

• Built-in amplifier gives you 50W of sound output, making it ideal for both small and medium sized venues, both at home and in function rooms
• Powered from both the mains and a rechargeable SLA battery
• Rechargeable battery gives you up to 50 hours of playback time for a longer period between recharging
• Bluetooth allows you to connect wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet
• 3.5mm AUX socket allows you to connect devices without Bluetooth
• 6.35mm microphone input to use at parties and events
• Recessed handles to make transportation even easier
• AM/FM radio built-in to give you more choice of what to listen to
• USB socket fitted to charge your smartphone or tablet

How can I connect to this speaker?
The ION Tailgater comes with a range of connections. It has Bluetooth built-in so you can connect your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device without any trailing cables. If you don’t have Bluetooth, you have the choice of using the AUX socket to connect from your headphone socket of your device directly to the speaker.

How portable is this speaker?
The speaker comes with recessed handles making it easy to carry around to wherever you need it. Its compact and lightweight design allows you to move the speaker without difficulty so you can store it wherever you want.

How easy is this speaker to use?
This speaker is very simple to use. You can connect your Bluetooth device to the speaker in a few simple steps, allowing you to listen to your music collection within a few minutes. This gives you wireless playback so you can control the music without the need to be up close to the speaker. The built-in USB socket also allows you to leave your device by the speaker to be charged by the Tailgater at the same time. If you don’t have a Bluetooth enabled device, you can use the supplied 3.5mm AUX cable to connect your MP3 player.

Where can I use this portable speaker?
The Tailgater can be used indoors in your front room, your bedroom or even a small to medium sized hall. The speaker can be used outside due to its rechargeable battery, giving you a completely wireless way to play your music. Plug in the included microphone and you have a perfect speaker to use for birthday parties, karaoke nights or singalongs with the children.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good investment I bought this speaker over 2 months ago for a house party i was hosting. The speaker is very loud and has a good bass. I didnt even need to turn the volume all the way up as even half way was still very loud. The microphone part of the system isnt as great but i didnt buy it for that purpose so i am not too bothered by that. Battery life is also very very good and on a full charge can last me 5 days using it every morning and evening
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tailgater great i bought this as my original tailgater has given me great service but it now does not keep a charge(though I will be keeping it and work of the mains). the old one had more connections than this one but this one has Bluetooth which makes it easier to use. it still has a great sound when used with any music device or when used with my DVD projector
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really pleased I am r ally pleased with the sound quality and the versatility of this speaker. I went to the store before I brought it on line and everyone was so helpful. Aground a great shopping experience guys.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for what I need. I send music from my phone/laptop via bluetooth for signed song performances.
Date published: 2017-03-15
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Dimensions & Weight







Power Specifications

Power Supply:

IEC cable / rechargeable battery

Why not include weight and dimensions for these products; factors which can help to decide which is most suitable AND does it use a wireless mic?

Asked by: Newgardens
The dimensions have clearly been included in the specifications list below the description, I have placed a copy below for your convenience. The item will not support a Wireless mic and the weight is 4,500g. Specifications: RMS wattage 50 W Power source IEC cable / rechargeable battery Battery power Up to 50 hours Audio connections Bluetooth. 3.5 mm Microphone input 6.35 mm Dimensions 234x318x330mm Features AM/ FM radio, USB sockets to charge Top hat mount? No Package contents Tailgater 3.5mm audio cable Quick start guide Microphone Warranty manual This item is also shown as last few in store. The units are likely to be ex-display.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-28

Can you use a usb memory stick to play music through the usb port?

Asked by: Katmandu
No, I am sorry but the item will not be suitable.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-07-26

I've lost the mains power lead. Do you stick replacements. 

Asked by: Mark
The below cable will be a suitable replacement :
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2017-07-26

Living in Southend on Sea how can I purchase this item from Maplin's without traveling 136 miles to the nearest store to collect it?

Asked by: Paul
It needs to be purchased in your local store prior to sending to that store.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-07-21

Is there a replacement aerial for this item. Mine has broken off

Asked by: Helenw882
We do have replacement Aerials, Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. 6 Section Telescopic Aerial with Swivel Base Code: YT20W
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-06-25

Which is the better out of the following ION Tailgater Bluetooth Portable PA System or the Ion tailgate IPA77. Thanks

Asked by: Meme
This would be personal preference as the specifications are almost the same.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-10

Hi could I just asked the size of this speaker in inches please Danny

Asked by: Danny
9.2 x 12.5 x 12.9 inches
Answered by: Nataliemaplin
Date published: 2017-03-07

does it have clip on mic as well as hand held

Asked by: gran
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-19
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