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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
 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Compact (23)
  • Good audio (19)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Versatile (18)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (21)
    • Performances (16)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (13)
    • Home studio (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (14), Experienced (8), Novice (3)

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    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:

      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:

        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:

          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:

            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:

            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 1 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:

              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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great All-In-One Portable PA System

              By 

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA:

                The XP308I is a perfect first PA system for band practices, house parties, small outdoor events, or any venue or situation sporting a crowd of thirty people. The XP308I puts out 300 watts of power through two 8" speakers and has amazing connectivity: 4 mic/line inputs, stereo 1/4" and RCA inputs, and a 30-pin dock for your iPod or iPhone. The XP308I comes with speakers cables (though you may want to purchase longer cables depending upon speaker placement).
                When not in use or in transit, the speakers and mixer lock together to make one convenient piece to move and it even has room in the back of one of the speakers for the power cable and speaker cables!
                I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

                 
                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

                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:

                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:

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

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                  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.