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Introducing the Technomad FireFly Weatherproof Portable PA System ™

The ultimate all-in-one portable PA/ sound system for military applications. A commercial off the shelf manpack solution for Next Generation Loudspeaker System or Family of Loudspeaker applications.

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The Firefly is a highly portable PA system that offers Technomad’s unsurpassed combination of audio quality, product flexibility and ruggedness. A weatherproof portable sound system, the Firefly can easily be transported and set up by one person. A clamp-on front lid and latching rear control cover makes the unit self-casing for transport, and ‘dunk-able’. A molded-in stand mount socket on the bottom of the unit and inserts on the sides for yoke mounting give the Firefly a range of deployment options. With a powerful compression driver coupled with an efficient 3d-generation horn (with an anti-resonant design for superior performance), the Firefly is capable of producing highly intelligible audio at 130 dB SPL.

Key Features
  • 130 dB peak, 125dB SPL continuous output
  • Compact: 14.5″ x 8″ x 14″ –
  • Wireless Integral microphone
  • NiMH battery pack, expandable, light weight (far superior to lead acid batteries)
  • Fully weatherproof sound system
  • Self-casing – front lid, back hatch
  • Rugged rotationally-molded polyethylene body
  • Very fast deployment – case mode to operating in less than 30 seconds
  • Lightweight: 25 lbs.
  • Four-input mixer w/ microphone and line-level inputs,
  • Built in storage for accessories and cables
  • Expansion Slot for SuperConductor MP3 player/recorder, CD Player, wireless and ethernet Link Kits, more
  • Networkable – source or member of wide-area modular paging system
  • Solar charge option available, DC charge option available for vehicle power operation
  • Threaded inserts for permanent installation on vehicles, aircraft, or buildings
  • Useful for Manpack, Watercraft, Land Vehicle, Aircraft applications

The FireFly portable rugged PA system is highly expandable with an available expansion bay. The bay allows installation of several options, including Technomad’s SuperConductor MP3 player/recorder with scheduled playback, a CD player module, a second wireless microphone (one is built-in) or a networking module to create networks of FireFly PAs. Networking modules come in wireless, Ethernet and twisted-pair versions

Whether you need a self-contained, complete, rugged sound system stand alone use, or to expand an existing PA system with additional, compact output units, the Firefly will exceed your expectations.


PSYOPS – with scheduled SuperConductor playback device, FireFly can be located near target and programmed to play a sequence sounds at a future time
Man-Pack / Backpack / Rucksack Audio
FOB Audio
Vehicle-mounted audio (wheeled, tracked, watercraft, or aircraft)
Training and Event PA

Modular Design

Features & Specifications
  • Height: 14.5 in 36.9 cm
  • Width: 8.2 in 20.9 cm
  • Depth: 14.0 in 35.5 cm
  • Weight: 25 lb 11.3 kg
General Specifications

Rigging points: 2x 1/4-20 threaded inserts on top (handle mount points)
Yoke mount points: 2 x 1/4-20 threaded inserts on side
Standmount sockets: 1x 1.5” socket on bottom of unit
Handles: 1x strap handle
Cabinet: Mid-density Polyethylene
Grill: Powder coated stainless steel
Audio Inputs: 1x XLR, mic. level 1x 1/4, line level
Audio Outputs: 1x Neutrik NL4MP
Power Inputs: AC power (90-240vAC) DC power (12v)
Battery: 5AH NiMH (expandable)
New: Compatible with Ultralite military battery systems, including BA-5390A/U, UBBL08 (Li-80), and UBBL06 (LI-145) via external cable /connector.

Audio Performance Specifications

Frequency Response: (+/- 2 dB) 350 Hz – 8 kHz
Maximum Output: (long term) 125 dB SPL
Maximum Output: (peak program) 130 dB SPL
HF Dispersion: 60°V x 40°H
All audio specifications based on ALMA EIA 426B test protocols.
COTS NGLS and FOL solution.