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
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Compact (17)
  • Good audio (17)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Versatile (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (16)
    • Performances (13)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (10)
    • Home studio (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (8), Novice (3)

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    4.0

    Great for business meetings

    By 

    from Cincinnati, Oh

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

    These are great to use for a banquet or room where it needs to be moved for different partys/events. I'm a staff writer for Sam Ash music.

     
    4.0

    Perfect for cozy gigs!

    By 

    from Ontario, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified 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:

    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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Samson 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!

       
      5.0

      Great portable PA

      By 

      from cherry hill,nj

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

        This is a great portable Pa at a great cost. Its great if your having a house part and want to play your music. It can also be used for a band doing small events or a dj just getting started. Light weight and very compact.

        I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

         
        5.0

        Bang For The Buck

        By 

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

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              Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

              This little PA system is excellent to suit any intimate setting or rehearsing band. Same quality as a larger PA system for a fraction of the price. It's also a very efficient, and easy set up without much hassle. It's also great for anyone who wants to learn the basics of running sound on a very user friendly PA system.

              I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

               
              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:

                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.

                 
                5.0

                Portable package deal

                By 

                from Forest Hills , New York

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

                  Great sound out of a small package. This is great for a small 3 to 4 piece band traveling from gig to gig. Also great for a garage band using it as a practice PA system. I've seen this PA being used in a small church and it sounded great aswell.

                  I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

                   
                  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.

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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.