The FireFly Weatherproof Portable PA System


A commercial–off–the–shelf manpack solution for Next Generation Loudspeaker System or Family of Loudspeaker applications.

The FireFly is a highly portable weatherproof PA system optimized for maximum voice clarity and volume. Need to project music, sound effects, and voice? Consider the DragonFly – same size as FireFly but with full-range performance.

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.

The DragonFly is a highly portable PA system that offers Technomad’s unsurpassed combination of audio quality, product flexibility and ruggedness. Identical in size and features to the FireFly, but delivers powerful full-range sound instead of voice-optimized sounds.  The DragonFly is great for voice AND music, while the FireFly specializes in voice-range performance.

A weatherproof portable sound system, DragonFly can easily be transported and set up by one person in minutes.  A 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 DragonFly a range of deployment options.  With a powerful co-axial 6.5″ bass/ driver coupled with an efficient compression driver, the DragonFly is capable of producing highly intelligible voice, music and sound effects at 122 dB SPL.

 Key Features
  • 122 dB peak, 125dB SPL continuous output
  • Compact: 14.5″ x 8″ x 14″ –
  • Wireless Integral  microphone 
  • Internal NiMH battery pack, expandable, light weight (far superior to lead acid batteries)
  • Fully weatherproof sound system
  • Self-casing – back hatch
  • Integral Charger/ Power Supply operates from 12-24 Volts DC or 110-240 Volts AC
  • Rugged rotationally-molded polyethylene body
  • Very fast deployment – case mode to operating in less than 30 seconds
  • Lightweight: 25 lbs.
  • Four-input mixerw/ 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 DragonFly 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 DragonFly 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 DragonFly will exceed your expectations.


  • Training / Meetings
  • Change of Command Ceremonies
  • 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):  90 Hz – 18 kHz
Maximum Output (long term):121 dB SPL
Maximum Output (peak program):124 dB SPL
HF Dispersion:SPL 70°V x 70°H
All audio specifications based on ALMA EIA 426B test protocols.

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Alternate product spellings:  Dragon Fly  DragonFlie  DragonFli