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  • CARVIN AUDIO’s S500 StageMate™ Battery Powered 5 Channel Column Array System is a state-of-the-art powered PA for live sound, delivering pristine intelligibility from 400 watts of CLASS D bi-amp power. Exceptional frequency response provides dynamic bass and shimmering highs for strings & vocals - perfect for acoustic & electric guitars.

    The S500 is a must have system that every pro musician should keep in their arsenal for quick setups with no need for AC power. Perfect for weddings or other outdoor events, with fast charging times the S500 can be ready on a moment’s notice, and the entire system fits in the included CBS500 Carry Bag.  The S500 is a real workhorse for night after night performance, providing years of service. 


Battery Powered

The Battery Powered S500 StageMate™ 5 Channel Column Array System is a state-of-the-art powered PA for intimate performances, outdoor class lectures, speaking engagements and any occasion where great sounding audio is required and there is no local power source. The S500 is designed to give 5 hours of run time at full power. Achieve longer run times with lower volume levels. Typical charge time for full charge is 3 hours

5 Channel Mixer with Bluetooth and Reverb

Ch 1 & 2 Level controls with Mic or Line-In switches with 1/4-inch and balanced XLR inputs

Ch 3 features Bluetooth, which can be pared to another S500 for stereo operation up to 50-feet

Ch 4 & 5 with 1/8-inch stereo jack and R/L RCA connectors

Reverb sends on CH 1 & 2 and Master Reverb control lets you dial in the just perfect amount of lush reverb into your mix.

SUBWOOFER MIX - Use this volume control to raise or lower the amount of subwoofer desired in the mix. TIP- For larger audiences, reduce the amount of SUBWOOFER MIX to allow for a higher overall volume level.


When using the S500 along with the WM5 wireless microphone system OR WG5 wireless instrument system, Carvin offers you a complete wireless sound system that can travel anywhere.

Portable and Easy To Carry

Portable design reaching 59” high to the audience and weighing only 32 lbs (14kg), the S500 is portable and easy to carry. The entire system fits in the included CBS500 Carry Bag. Quick set ups and rugged construction make this system a must have in every professional's gear line up.