Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA with BT30 Bluetooth Adapter

 
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(17 reviews)

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The Samson Expedition XP308i portable PA audio system gives you everything you need in one lightweight package with Bluetooth-capability for your Apple 30-pin dock audio players.

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.

Dock, Pair & Play
Samson's BT30 30-Pin Bluetooth Receiver transforms Apple 30-pin dock audio players, including select Samson Expedition Series Portable PAs, into Bluetooth-enabled receivers capable of streaming music wirelessly from smartphones, tablets and laptops. Ultra-convenient and easy-to-use, the BT30 lets you enjoy the latest in audio playback technology without sacrificing the useful accessories you've grown accustomed to for playing music, such as older iHomes, PA systems and more.

Easy as 1-2-3!
The BT30 offers easy setup in just three simple steps: Dock, Pair and Play! Dock; Plug the BT30 receiver into your 30-pin dock audio device. Pair; Activate the Bluetooth feature on your music source and tap the Bluetooth Pair button on your BT30. Play; Select the music you wish to hear on your music source and enjoy. The receiver will even save these settings to your music source for even quicker and easier pairing the next time around. In addition, the BT30 conveniently receives its power from your audio device dock with no extra adapters or charging needed.

Expedition XP308i 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

BT-30 Bluetooth Receiver Features:
•Transforms Apple 30-pin dock audio players into Bluetooth-compatible receivers
•Perfect for use with select Samson Expedition Series Portable PAs (XP40i, XP40iw, XP308i, XP510i)
•Utilizes Bluetooth 3.0 technology
•Provides 30-foot range for wirelessly streaming music
•Easy setup via Bluetooth Pair button
•Saves settings to your music source for easy pairing
•Powered by audio device dock, no additional adapters or charging needed


Get your Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA and BT30 Bluetooth Adapter today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Expedition XP308i Portable PA
  • (2) PA Cabinets
  • BT-30 Bluetooth Adaptor
  • Cables
  • Owner's Manual

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Samson Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa
 
4.3

(based on 17 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Compact (16)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Good audio (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Performances (11)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (9)
  • Home studio (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (10), Experienced (4), Novice (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointed

By 

from Nelson, NZ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

    Comments about Samson Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa:

    I am a Zumba fitness instructor and while this system has great sound qualities I was disapointed that it blew a fuse within 3 months and now after 22months it has blown its power pack and going to cost $200 to fix. Maybe I had a dud!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Packs A Punch

    By 

    from New Haven, CT

    About Me Professional Musician

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Karaoke
      • MEETINGS
      • Practice

      Comments about Samson Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa:

      The Xpedition 308i is a great little compact PA system. If you have an acoustic trio, you're doing Karaoke or playing music in a small club it's perfect for a small gig. The system packs away easily behind the 2 150 Watt 8" speakers which are pole mountable.

      The mixer has 4 microphone inputs, a built in iPod dock and has
      reverb for each of the mixer channels.

      I'm a staff writer at SA Music

       
      4.0

      Great Portable Sound System!

      By 

      from Torrance, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Samson Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa:

        This is a great combo of portability & ease of use. Whether your a traveling musician, or just jamming out in your garage, you can count on the Samson XP308i to get the job done right!

        I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Portable Punch at a bargain!

        By 

        from Richmond, VA

        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 Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa:

          The Samson XP308I is one of the top selling portable PAs in the game today. 300 watts of power, 2 8" speakers, iPOD dock, built in reverb, monitor outs, lineouts for recording....it simply has it all for a great price! Whether youre a karaoke diva or a board room prophet...this little system is a killer and always delivers. Its super lightweight and portable and as durable as they come. It comes in 3 models for your personal tastes so stop by and check one out!

          I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Do it all package

          By 

          from Southern CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Samson Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa:

          The Samson XP308i works well for most mobile applications. The 8" speakers on this unit are great for vocal presentation but can handle most music types at various volumes. 4 channel mixer to offer you options for each channel. I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          The best portable PA!

          By 

          from Cincinnati,OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Samson Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa:

            It Is a Great price for what you get. You get a Whole PA system In this Package. You cant beat this price. If you are in a band, you NEED this in your Rehearsal space.

            I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

             
            4.0

            Perfect for cozy gigs!

            By 

            from Ontario, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Samson Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa:

            Great system for small gigs. If you play local coffee shops or bars or you need something for small speaking venues, ie: Churches, business functions, weddings, etc. This thing will definitely do the trick. This little wonder pays for itself.

            Nice compact and portable means you can get your entire PA inside on one trip. Plus, who can beat that price?!

            Only downside as others have stated, it only works with older iPhones and iPods. An adapter can be purchased to fix that problem easily however.

            *I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

             
            4.0

            GREAT SOUND

            By 

            from CHERRY HILL, NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Samson Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa:

              GREAT SOUNDING PORTABLE PA. PERFECT FOR BARS AND COFFEESHOPS. PACKING 300 WATTS AND EASY TO USE YOU CAN'T GO WRONG. GOOD PRICE TOO!

               
              4.0

              Awesome compact PA system!

              By 

              from Ontario, CA.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Samson Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa Expedition Xp308i Portable Pa:

                One of my favorite small PA systems, the XP308I is compact, versatile and sounds great! 300 watts of power is perfect for small coffee shop type gigs, school performances, practice with the band in the garage, and all kinds of other places. I still have an older iPod with the 30 pin connection, so I can plug it right into the dock on the mixer, but even better, for $25 you can pick up the Samson BT30 Bluetooth receiver and instantly enable your mixer to receive Bluetooth from your iPad or iPhone or smartphone. I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

                 
                4.0

                Cool little All-In-One PA!

                By 

                from Ontario Mills, 41

                About Me Professional Musician

                Staff 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 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:)

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                Series Expedition 308i Portable PA
                Model XP308i

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                Warranty Info:

                Expedition XP308i Portable PA with BT30 Bluetooth Adapter

                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.