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 System
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Performances (5)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
    • Home studio (4)
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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Samson Expedition 308i, great system

    By Rey Rico

    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 System:

      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 JMO

      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 System:

        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 Tommysobe

        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 System:

          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 Kato

          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 System:

            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 dj in the night

            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 System:

            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.

             
            4.0

            Powerful Little Package

            By Psionic Entertainment DJs

            from Victorville, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • House parties
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA System:

              We were unsure when we purchased this product. We tested it out and it performed quite well. We then used it at our latest event and WOW! It did everything we needed it do and more. It's a great small package with awesome sound quality. It comes with a lot great features that help the DJ accomplish everything that is needed.

               
              5.0

              Awesome,awesome,awesome

              By Dj Mama

              from Orlando Florida

              About Me Novice

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • B-day party
              • Events
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA System:

              I was the star of the party with this equipment

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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.