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Samson Auro X12D 1000W 2-Way Active Loudspeaker

A perfect audio solution for for gigging musicians, DJs and live sound professionals, the Samson Auro X12D is lightweight but packs a 1,000-watt Class D wallop!


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MSRP: Old Price $389.99 Discounted Price $249.99 Save : $140.00 (36%)
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MSRP: Old Price $389.99 Discounted Price $249.99 Save : $140.00 (36%)
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Don't let the meager 29 pounds of the SamsonAuro X12D fool you, as this loudspeaker features an impressive 1,000 watts of output power and Samson's own R.A.M.P. DSP technology for full-range, high definition audio at all volume levels.

And thanks to its 12" extended low frequency driver and accompanying 1.34" compression driver, the X12D generates a well balanced and incredibly articulate audio experience. Its back panel offers two XLR-1/4" input channels, each with independent volume controls. It also feature a Master Volume control, as well as a 3-position EQ and HPF presets for different applications and setups. Lastly, an XLR Link output lets you expand your sound with the integration of additional powered speakers.

At A Glance:
  • 1,000 watt, two-way active loudspeakers for live sound applications
  • Lightweight, ultra-efficient Class-D amplifier (cabinet <30 lbs!)
  • 800W LF + 200W HF power amplifiers (peak)
  • Ultra-wide, flat frequency response
  • Custom-designed, heavy-duty, 12” long throw low frequency drivers provide enhanced bass response
  • 1.34” titanium diaphragm compression driver with 1” throat for smooth high-end reproduction

R.A.M.P It Up!
The X12D also features Samson's R.A.M.P. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology. The Reactive Alignment  continually corrects the audio signal, ensuring a high-integrity linear response and also offers the speaker and its components with Maximum Protection via over current/temperature sensors and fault indication.

Using the Auro X12D/X15D as a Floor Monitor
The Auro X12D is an ideal solution for stage monitoring and thanks to its unique design, two wedge monitor positions are possible. When placed on its side, with the high frequency horn facing to the left of the enclosure, the Auro is tilted at a 30 degree angle, optimizing performance when used on a large stage but when facing to the right of the enclosure, the Auro is tilted at a 45 degree angle optimizing performance when used on smaller stages. Brilliant!

Get your Samson Auro X12D Active Loudspeaker 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:

  • Auro X12D Active Loudspeaker
  • Power Cable
  • Owner's Manual

Great bang for the buck!


Picked up a Helix and needed a light weight LOUD FRFR speaker to keep up with a drummer who's goal is to break his sticks on every song. I am on a serious low budget...so I could not swing for a EV , QSC (or dedicated guitar FRFR). The manager at my local Sam Ash told me I needed to try this...nothing in the store had a better sound to value ratio. Boy was he right! PLENTY loud...not super bass heavy and does a great job of replicating the various Helix amp models parallel with some much better gig Pa speakers. After purchase I was able to side by side with a headrush 12 (alto 212) a Mackie 12a and a line 6 powercab (friends jam). About the only thing that sounded better imo was the powercab (slightly).The problem was the powercab was not nearly as loud. The Mackie was too bass heavy and the alto sounded like there was a blanket over the speaker compared to the Sampson. Friends were impressed and shocked that a speaker not really known for its frfr abilities...could sound so good . If they made a 10" I would pick up another one. Go try this speaker!




Great light weight option


Much better than expected. I may get another on!



No more back-breaking 100 watt head and 4x12!


I use a pair of these with my Line 6 Helix. At this price point they can't be beat. They sound great at any volume. Can be quiet for late night practice, and cranked up they are plenty loud enough to gig with, though for playing live I usually run the Helix straight to FOH and use these as floor wedges. I'm too old to be lugging heavy amps and speaker cabs around - these speakers have saved my back as well as my wallet!




Just arrived last week - one gig in the books.


I must admit - I kinda got talked into buying these from a salesperson at Sam Ash. I had my mind set on a different set. But so far, im glad I listened. Had a gig at a festival last night as a duo. We played on an alleyway where the street was blocked off. They were awesome! Nice full sound. My sub needs an upgrade for these larger gigs but the Samson's more than surprised me. So although I'm Not a big review writer - I did feel the need to compliment these little 12 inchers- they pack a wallop.

Saltwater Cowboy

Gulf of Mexico


Best bang for buck!


A 1000w amp in a 12" speaker is almost unheard of. The amount of power you get for the price is amazing in this speaker. Definitely recommended for DJ's and bands. This is a real hands on product review from Ken @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove


Buffalo Grove, IL


Small Speaker Great Sound!


Great little speaker packing a 1000 watts that sounds great! Its built like a tank for good durability. The highs and mids are fantastic but if you were using them for mains, you would definitely want to add a subwoofer to it. Small and light weight make it great for any gig. This has been a hands on review by Branden @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove.


Buffalo Grove, IL


Great Little Cab


These things are really good for the money. You won't find another cabinet with as much power and as lightweight for this much money, so you might as well just get this one. I wish more clubs around here would get wise to these cabinets. They really do sound great. You put them with a subwoofer, and your drums will sound get, and that's really the most important thing a PA can do. Any PA can reproduce vocals, but if you don't have that drum sound, your band is gonna suck. This has been a handson review by Rock'n Dave Alford at Sam Ash, Canoga.

Rock'n Dave Alford

Canoga Park, CA


Great Speaker by Samson!!


Awesome speaker by Samson!! Built strong and very durable!! Brings a loud 1000watts of power!! Works great with a subwoofer too!! Great lows and highs, perfect for Djs, parties, indoor and outdoor events. "This is a real hands on product review from [email protected] Sam Ash Orlando

Billy B



Great value


This small speaker is great for the money. Perfect for public speaking or small venue performances. Plenty of headroom. Wont break the bank either. This is a real hands on review by Billy @ Sam Ash Cincinnati.


Cincinnati, OH


esy to use powered speaker


Very affordable powered speaker perfect for anyone needing a portable pa. It produces a perfectly clear sound due to Samsons R.A.M.P. technology. Plenty of power and easy to operate. With a pair of these any small size room will be filled with amazing sound reproduction. This is a real hands on review from Eric @ Sam Ash Cincinnati.




Auro X12D 1000W 2-Way Active Loudspeaker

4.8 21


Power Rating 800W LF + 200W HF power amplifiers (peak)
Inputs Two XLR-1/4” combo input channels
Series Auro
Other Features 30- and 45- degree monitor angles for near and far field coverage; 3-position EQ and HPF presets
Model X12D
Maximum SPL N/A
Frequency Range N/A
LF Driver Size 12"
MF Driver Size N/A
HF Driver Size 1.34"
Weight 28.5 lbs.
Dimensions 14”L x 10.8”W x 21.5”H
Outputs XLR Line Output connectors to “daisy-chain” multiple Auro cabinets
Powered Yes
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for TWO years and labor for TWO years from date of purchase.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions. ALL rechargable batteries are covered for a period of 90 DAYS from date of purchase.

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