Go to GuitarCenter.com and look for "portable amps" or "guitar amplifier" for ideas.
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I don’t know if it makes a difference but he’s not on a guitar, he just needs it to play the backing tracks. He’s dancing to the music. I don’t know now having looked but what’s the difference between the amp and the speaker? Sorry for the total ignorance. He’s currently using a vocal star multi media speaker that he hooks up to his laptop.
Try Musician’s Friend for something bigger than what he’s using: https://www.musiciansfriend.com/karaoke Here’s an option, from Best Buy: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-xboom-550w-speaker-system-black/6297127.p?skuId=6297127 Many of the newer boom-boxes have both Bluetooth and USB, which will make laptop connection easy.
This is why you need to give ALL the info upfront. If he’s already using a Vocal Star (VS) and it’s not loud enough, he just needs a louder unit.
Is he using effects or other specific settings on the VS that he needs on a better unit? If so, please specify. If not, then a better amp/speaker combination unit as mentioned above will work.
This will blow him away in loudness compared to the, dare I say it, toy Vocal Star.
Main problem is this stuff is so specialized no one can advise without knowing an incredible amount of details. Like, how big a space? How many people? How loud? How compact/easily transportable? Does it have to look good or just sound good? Or just sound loud? What's the budget?
The amp provides the power, the speaker makes the sound. Often times speaker and amp together are referred to as the amp.
Options range from a $20 wireless speaker barely louder than a Bose radio to the AC/DC road tour rig. So it helps if you can narrow it down some.