Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA

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The Samson Expedition XP308i portable PA audio system gives you everything you need in one lightweight package. Includes an 8-channel powered mixer, 2 PA cabinets,cables and a built-in iPod dock!

The Samson Expedition 308i Portable PA System delivers great sound quality yet is lightweight and easy to set up and operate. It includes two 2-way speakers with custom 8” woofers and a 1” tweeter in a custom horn. They produce a wide dynamic range of clear, loud, full-range audio that can fill up a small to sized venue with relative ease. They can be mounted on standard speaker stands, thanks to the integral pole mount receptacles. The XP308i is constructed using durable ABS, high impact plastic.

The Expedition 308i is powered by a full-featured 8 channel powered mixer. It stores easy into the rear of one of the speakers and can be removed and placed on a tabletop. It delivers 300 watts (2 x 150) and is a perfect match for the speakers. Its class D design provides plenty of power yet it is light in weight.

The mixer’s first four channels feature 4 XLR microphone inputs, as well as 4 mono ¼” jacks. Switchable phantom power is provided enabling the use of your condenser mics. Channels 5 through 8 feature ¼” stereo input jacks as well as a set of RCA connectors. Each channel has high (HF) and low (LF) EQ enabling you to the tone to your liking. Rotary faders on each channel make it easy to adjust volume levels on the fly. There’s a built-in high quality reverb for use on channels 1-4. It’s switchable for each of the 4 channels.

Additional features include L/R monitor output jacks with a dedicated level control, independent of the master volume control. You can send out a signal to a powered stage monitor or house mixing board. A stereo pair of RCA jacks allows you to connect to a recording device such as an iPod, handheld recorder or laptop. There are a pair of ¼” speaker output jacks that easily connect right to the back of the speakers (cables included).There is a built-in iPod dock on the top panel of the mixer. It’s compatible with most of the latest iPod models and enables you to easily play pre-recorded music through the system. For metering, a six-segment bar meter shows the XP308i’s output level, easily readable even in dim-lit situations.

The Samson XP308i’s “slide and lock” design with ergonomic handles makes it easy to carry the whole system in one hand. A handy, built-in compartment in one of the speakers offers space for your cables, microphones, guitar picks, etc. This system is perfect for small venues, coffee houses, classrooms, house of worship, business presentations, house parties…any place where quality sound is needed for music or the spoken word.

The Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA System is the perfect solution for a quality, durable, great-sounding, feature rich system that sounds great and is truly affordable. Turn on, tune in, then stand back!

Features:

•  Compact PA system with dual speakers with built-in 300 watt (2 x 150) powered mixer
•  Packs up into one portable package that weighs less than 40 pounds
•  Internal 2 x 150 watt lightweight Class D amplifier
•  8-inch woofers in 2-way vented enclosures
•  1-inch titanium tweeter in custom, 60° x 90° horn for complete room coverage
•  8-channel mixer with built-in iPod dock, four mic/line inputs, two stereo inputs and phantom power
•  Integrated 1-3/8 speaker stand mounts
•  Bass and treble control on mixer’s channel inputs
•  Monitor out on two 1/8-inch jacks allows connection to external powered monitors
•  Internal effects processor to add digital reverb to any microphone channel
•  Music/Speech switch to set overall system equalization
•  Six-segment level meter with limit indicator
•  RCA record outputs to connect to external recorder
•  Enclosures also tilt back for use as floor monitors
•  Cables included.

Things You Will Get:

  • Powered Mixer
  • (2) PA Cabinets
  • Cables
  • Manual
Series Expedition 308i Portable PA
Model XP308i

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SamsonExpedition XP308i Portable PA
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Good audio (11)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (10)
    • Performances (9)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (9)
    • Home studio (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4), Novice (3)

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    5.0

    TAKE IT ON THE ROAD BABY!!

    By 

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

      This compact system works on so many levels! Great for small gatherings, coffee shops, small clubs, weddings, small churches, and church gatherings... The speakers can also work as monitors in a larger system! Great for the Garage band or the touring band that doesn't need a huge system! ABSOLUTE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!!! This deal is unbeatable, Tell the world about it!

      I am a Sam Ash staff reviewer!

       
      5.0

      Samson PA

      By 

      from Nashville

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

        Easy to setup, good sound for an acoustic gig

        Plenty of input options, excellent value.

         
        5.0

        Great PA for small clubs, gigs, parties!

        By 

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

          The Samson XP308i is one of the cleanest sounding PA systems at this size. Great for a small group needing vocal amplification, or needing to plug in acoustic guitars keyboards, and other instruments. The best aspect of this PA system, in my opinion, is the ability to dock an iPod directly into the mixing board. You can easily control the background music at your event, or the interim music at your gig! And don't be fooled by the size of this system - it packs some serious punch, and will work fine for small venues such as coffee shops or home performances.

          I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

           
          4.0

          Cool little All-In-One PA!

          By 

          from Ontario Mills, 41

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Amature Events
          • Small House Gigs

          Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

          Now this is one convenient and economical PA set up by our house brand Samson. Being our house brand, we also have great service plans available for them, but they are very durable themselves. The sound quality isn't too superb on these, but for the money, and for anyone looking to have their first PA system, this would be the piece for you.

          I'd recommend it for any small gigs, open mics, or even backyard parties and karaoke. The ipod 32 pin connector mount is a great feature too for some downtime house music playing between sets, and we do have adapters for the newer iphones and I touch's.

          With a 4 channel mixer on board with various options for mic-instrument, mic-mic, instrument-instrument, you can get a good 4 piece band to perform with this set up. Definitely ideal for aspiring gig musicians and minor home event planners!

          I'm a Staff Reviewer for Sam Ash Music:)

           
          4.0

          Phenominal portable pa system.

          By 

          from philadelphia, pa

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

            I would use this product for small venues less then 100 people, or for public address. Not meant to mic a full band but does well just for vocals for acoustic acts or people playing to tracks. the built in ipod dock is a huge plus, but if you have the iphone5 or higher you will need to get the adapter.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Samson Expedition 308i, great system

            By 

            from Philadelphia, Pa

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

              After years of playing acoustic gigs, lugging heavy mixers and speakers around I finally decided to give a portable system a try. I've had positive experiences with Samson products in the past so I decided to go with the Expedition 308i. It is perfect for solo and duo acoustic gigs. Great sound, easy set up, small package which is perfect for those bar room gigs where you have a about 5 feet of corner space to set up. I've even used it with my 4 piece band at rehearsal. I wouldn't use it for a band gig but this unit actually sounds better than my Mackie 808 mixer. There isn't a whole lot of bottom, but for acoustic gigs that's not a problem. I've also used this system for assemblies at my school with an audience of about 100 people and it was loud enough for all to hear clearly. There are only two issues I have with this system. First, the mixer faces the outer side of the speaker when attached so it is left unprotected. I bought a road case since I use it every weekend. Second, the speakers are one way so if you want to use a monitor you need to buy a powered monitor. If this system broke down or was stolen I would definitely replace it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great PA System

              By 

              from Fort Lauderdale Florida

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

                I'm a one man band and use the system on my gigs. This unit has met every expectation needed to perform outside as well as in doors.

                 
                5.0

                Quality product for the price.

                By 

                from Hollywood, FL

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

                  This is a great starter kit PA system. Big Sound from these paired speakers. Great for average sized events. Having the iPod Dock makes playing music from a large sample reservoir easy.

                  Easy to setup and looks decent. Impressed a few friends already. Great for the backyard BBQ/party. Be careful, you may annoy your neighbours with the loud music.

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  "Great quality sound and ligth weight"

                  By 

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

                    Compact but with a big clear sound. Sounds very clear in low or full blast volume (in or out doors). Ipod station is versatile just plug and have fun!

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great little system

                    By 

                    from san antonio,tx

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Convienant
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Sensative

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Theater
                    • Mobile DJ

                    Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

                    Some of the things that are great is the fact its convienant. I would use it for parties as a part of my small DJ equipment that i have. I hooked it straight to my laptop and have a mic hooked to it and the sound is great for the 8" subs. When you have a high pitched sound, like that of a trumpet, when i was playing mariachi music,you can hear a distortion. Other sounds, rock to rap to 80's is great. I wouldnt hook my electric guitar, im afraid the guitar maybe too intense for this small version of an amp. Vocals are great with this product. As an added bonus, i hooked it up to my TV in my living room for high rumbling surround sound. It works pretty cool. Have hooked additional speakers to it yet. I'll inform later on that, when i do it. This works great in small to midsize pavilion like i have done already. Anything bigger may require more power.

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                    Expedition XP308i Portable PA

                    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for One year and labor for One year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.