Samson Technologies Is Shipping XP308i Portable P.A. System


Samson Technologies in Hauppauge, N.Y., is now shipping the Expedition XP308i ($679.99). The XP308i promises powerful, full-range sound in a completely portable package, and is designed as a single, system P.A. solution for a variety of live sound applications.

The XP308i includes dual 2-way speakers, an onboard mixer and 300-watt power amplifier. Its lightweight design (less than 40 pounds) allows users to pack all the pieces together into a single case. The internal 2x150-watt Class-D amplifier offers clean and powerful stereo sound.

The system’s speakers are 2-way vented enclosures with heavy-duty 8-inch woofers for deep bass. A 1-inch titanium tweeter set in a custom horn with a 60x90-degree coverage pattern complements the speakers.

Other features include an 8-channel mixer with bass and treble control on mixer’s channel inputs, a built-in iPod dock, four mic/line inputs, two stereo inputs and phantom power; integrated 1-3/8 speaker stand mounts; monitor output on two 1/8-inch jacks allows connection to external monitors; an internal effects processor; a Music/Speech switch for overall system equalization; six-segment level meter with limit indicator; RCA record outputs to connect to external recorder; and tilt-back enclosures for use as floor monitors. Cables are also included.

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