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Samson Resound VX8.1: Everything You Need to Know

March 17, 2021  
Posted by Sam Ash Music
Samson Resound VX8.1: Everything You Need to Know

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The Samson Resound VX8.1 is a portable column array system that delivers premium sound in a sleek, easy-to-transport package; perfect for mobile DJs, bands, singer-songwriters or anywhere high-quality sound reinforcement is needed. This active 700-watt system includes eight 3.5″ drivers arranged in an interlocking, 2-segment column array, coupled (via an extension segment) with a 12″ subwoofer for 120°–200° of horizontal coverage. In addition to exceptional power, the system’s Class D amplifier offers onboard 4-preset DSP processing. A 3-channel mixer includes connections for microphones, instruments and line devices, while music can be streamed via Bluetooth®. Plus, a Thru output lets you daisy-chain additional VX8.1 systems to expand your sound.

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Is my Samson Resound VX8.1 Column Array System good for my traveling gigs?

Constructed of solid plywood with textured paint and steel grilles, the VX8.1 is durable to handle from gig to gig. In addition, the system’s interlocking components make setup a breeze, with no need for cables or stands. Plus, a Thru output enables the ability to integrate a second VX8.1 system and further expand your sound.

Resound mixer

What features does the Samson Resound VX8.1 offer?

FEATURES:

Resound tower and sub

Column Coverage: Eight 3.5″ drivers are arranged in an interlocking, 2-segment column array, coupled (via an extension segment) with a 12″ subwoofer that can produce up to 125dB SPL. To ensure sound is delivered across an entire audience, the VX8.1 provides a horizontal coverage angle of 120° with the full array in center position, as well as 200° with the two array segments rotated in opposite directions. Meanwhile, the system’s subwoofer delivers tight low end down to 40Hz.

Power and Connection: Featuring a lightweight Class D amplifier that delivers 700 watts of power to the system (350W Sub / 350W Array), not to mention onboard 4-preset (Music, Live, Speech, DJ) DSP processing, the VX8.1 has what it takes to fill large rooms with stunning sound. Its 3-channel mixer includes connections for microphones, instruments and line devices. Also, backing tracks or music playback can be conveniently streamed via Bluetooth® from any mobile device.

What are my accessory upgrades for the Samson Resound VX8.1?

MixPad® MXP Series Analog Stereo Mixers with Effects and USB

MixPad MXP Series Analog Stereo Mixer

(Q7x or Q8x) Professional Dynamic Vocal Microphones (Shown Left and Right)

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Sam Ash Music

Sam Ash Music has been serving musicians since 1924 when they opened their first store in Brooklyn, NY. Still family owned and operated, Sam Ash Music is dedicated to preserving the goals set by their founder - offering musicians of all levels the best possible selection, service and price.