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Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System

B&H # SAXP308I Mfr # SAXP308I
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You Pay: $499.99
Product Highlights
  • Pair of 2-Way Speakers
  • 300W Class-D Amplifier
  • 8-Channel Mixer
  • Built-in iPod Dock
  • XLR and 1/4" Inputs
  • Internal Effects Processor

The Expedition XP308i from Samson is a compact and portable PA system that includes two 2-way speakers and an 8-channel mixer. Designed with mobility in mind, all of the system components connect together into a single case for terrific portability.

Each of the speakers features an 8" woofer and a 1" titanium tweeter, housed inside a durable vented enclosure. The removable 8-channel mixer features a powerful and efficient 300W Class-D amplifier for powerful sound reproduction. It offers 4 mic/line inputs capable of delivering phantom power, as well as 2 stereo inputs. An integrated iPod dock lets you easily drop in an iPod for playing back pre-recorded material. Dual 3.5mm outputs provide convenient monitoring via headphones or additional speakers. RCA outputs let you connect additional speakers or a recorder.

Other useful features of the XP308i include separate bass and treble controls for each input, a music/speech switch for setting system EQ, and an internal effects processor, which can add digital reverb to any mic channel. A 6-segment LED meter with a limit indicator makes it easy to monitor levels at a glance.

Compact and portable design
Pair of 2-way speakers, each with an 8" woofer and 1" titanium tweeter
Powerful and efficient 300W Class-D amplifier
Removable 8-channel mixer with 4 mic/line inputs and 2 stereo inputs
Phantom power available for powering condenser microphones
Integrated iPod dock accommodates most iPod models
RCA and 3.5mm outputs make it easy to connect additional speakers, a recorder, or headphones
Individual bass and treble controls on each input
Music/speech switch for setting system EQ
Internal effects processor for adding reverb to mic channels
LED level meter with limit indicator
Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System
  • 2 x Speakers
  • 2 x 1/4" 20 foot speaker cables (20 Gauge)
  • Mixer
  • Power Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    SamsonExpedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Compact (11)
    • Good audio (11)
    • Versatile (9)
    • Lightweight (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (14)
      • Performances (7)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
      • Amateur recording (4)
      • Home studio (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (9), Novice (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A Steal!

      An absolute steal at this price. Perfect for use as an ultra mobile DJ rig (or as backup) as well as for any/all general sound reinforcement applications. I purchased for use as...Read complete review

      An absolute steal at this price. Perfect for use as an ultra mobile DJ rig (or as backup) as well as for any/all general sound reinforcement applications. I purchased for use as a portable party rig and for use during NCAA tailgating (TV broadcast reinforcement). While it does not carry much of a low end (one should not expect), it does provide a good amount of punch for the average backyard event. On top of the aforementioned, the integrated iPod dock is a huge bonus eliminating erroneous cables and maintaining a full digital connection. The "only" thing I would change is the seat angle of the iPod dock in relation to the mixer. With a greater angle it would be much easier to review the iPod content without having to squat or elevate the mixer to a higher location.

      If you are looking for a very capable, portable, compact, and rugged sound system at a huge value look no further (unless you want more punch then go for the XP308i's 500 Watt big brother).

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Blown Speaker after Occassional Use

      I purchased this system in December 2011. Used it six times with only one mic. Used it for small meetings. By August 2012 one of the speakers was blown. I sent it back...Read complete review

      I purchased this system in December 2011. Used it six times with only one mic. Used it for small meetings. By August 2012 one of the speakers was blown. I sent it back to Sansom through the retailer. It took over two months for repair. Very dissappointed.

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      Works Right Out Of The Box!

      By Stephen

      from Albuquerque, NM

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

        I bought this at the last minute for an outside event. I had about 1-hour to setup for the speaker to get on stage. All I had to do was plug in a few cables and it worked perfect. I could hear all the way from the back of the audience.

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        5.0

        Great system

        By Zumbaholic

        from Elgin, OK

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

        After researching for quite some time I came to the conclusion that this was the best system for my wife who teaches Zumba classes. She works in a moderate sized cafeteria and this systems works well in that. I wouldn't recommend it for anything much larger than that. In a smaller area this would be AMAZING! The iPod adapter is awesome!

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        3.0

        Blown Speaker after Occassional Use

        By Headmaster

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

        I purchased this system in December 2011. Used it six times with only one mic. Used it for small meetings. By August 2012 one of the speakers was blown. I sent it back to Sansom through the retailer. It took over two months for repair. Very dissappointed.

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        4.0

        Love this PA system

        By Zumba lover

        from Calgary, AB Canada

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

          Purchased this product for my Zumba fitness classes and it is worth the money. The sound is loud and clear. Easy to carry - on a short distance, the setup is quick and straightforward. I use it with an iPod. It works well, but when I need to start/stop a song on my playlist, the iPod sometimes moves in its support and the songs stops before I hit the Pause button on the screen. Still, I love my Samson PA system and would recommend it to everyone!

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          4.0

          Easy set up, challenging soundboard

          By Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

          from New York, NY

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Bulky/Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

          We use this for presentations and activities in our community room.

          Having the 8 audio hook ups is wonderful for when we host multiple-speakers for a conference/meeting, but the sound board is a bit advanced for a beginner user (technically challenged), even with the manual.

          Other than that, we love the portability and ease of set-up (once you figure it out the first time). If you want a PA system for an easy mike or stereo system that sets up within 10 minutes (including speaker stands), this is what you want. We also like it that all the cables store inside the speakers.

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          4.0

          Good price for what you buy

          By Rider

          from New jersey

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

            This product is worth the price and more. I have used it for live functions outside and it has some power to it. I work for a major nation television news company and the sound that comes out of the speakers is just as good, if not even, with any of our speakers/monitors we have. There is enough room to play with the 8 inputs. Only drew back is there is only controls for the high and low freqs. But other then that's good product.

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            5.0

            Excellent speakers for summer camps!

            By James

            from Tennessee

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events

              Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

              We purchased these to replace an aging and failing speaker systems at a summer youth camp. These speakers were phenominal! Our camp hosted approximately 175 campers and staff. These speakers were loud and clear enough for everyone to hear outdoors. We purchased speaker stands as well, and they were helpful to those who could not hear well who sat in the back. The mixer board is easy to use and provides plenty of inputs for CD players, laptop, and microphones. The iPod dock was very handy, and worked very well. The compactness of the system makes transportation very easy. It is important to note that the mixer board is actively cooled with a fan, so cleaning the dust out of the board is a must if this system is run outside for long periods of time. Overall, we are very pleased with this system, and we would definitely purchase it again!

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              5.0

              All in One iPod Sound System with Muscle

              By Beach Party

              from NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ

                Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

                We bring this self contained iPod soundsystem to an outdoor venue and drop it into action. Works to create an instant dance venue with plug and play speaker and iPod set up. Very easy and portable. Well conceived!

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                4.0

                Excellent PA for gigs

                By Hal

                from Hilo, Hawaii

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Music Videos
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

                  This PA worked right out of the box; the controls were easy to use; and the output was well-scaled to small/medium-size venues. Only one design-flaw: when the speakers are nested together for carrying and storage, the mixer remains exposed - and hence vulnerable - on the "outside." There's a cover for the pocket where the speaker-cables are stored; there should have been a similar cover to protect the mixer.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Sound System In A Small Package

                  By Karl

                  from Pittsburgh

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

                    I use this system for a dixieland group. It has great sound and portability. The I-pod dock is awesome for between sets. This is the perfect system for smaller venues.

                    I looked into other brands, but this seemed to be the best design and the best bang for your buck.

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                    5.0

                    Multicultural Affairs

                    By MIA

                    from Iowa

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Mobile DJ

                      Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

                      Works great for cultural events across campus. Great sound and easy to transport and use. We often have events with 40-50 people although I think this system could handle much larger groups. Great portable pa system...it rocks!
                      No mic cable, but for the price, no complaints.

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                      5.0

                      LOVE IT!

                      By Sean

                      from Appleton, WI

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

                        Samson continues to impress me. I ordered this little system hoping that it would be as impressive as other Samson products. It is! It has great sound that is clear, flexible and FULL. Other trustworthy brands always seemed a little "lightweight". I really like what this system offers. If you're looking for something compact, simple and quality for right around $500. I would highly recommend this. I will likely be buying another one for a similar application very soon.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A Steal!

                        By Rdenni627

                        from Columbus, OH

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Tailgating

                          Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

                          An absolute steal at this price. Perfect for use as an ultra mobile DJ rig (or as backup) as well as for any/all general sound reinforcement applications. I purchased for use as a portable party rig and for use during NCAA tailgating (TV broadcast reinforcement). While it does not carry much of a low end (one should not expect), it does provide a good amount of punch for the average backyard event. On top of the aforementioned, the integrated iPod dock is a huge bonus eliminating erroneous cables and maintaining a full digital connection. The "only" thing I would change is the seat angle of the iPod dock in relation to the mixer. With a greater angle it would be much easier to review the iPod content without having to squat or elevate the mixer to a higher location.

                          If you are looking for a very capable, portable, compact, and rugged sound system at a huge value look no further (unless you want more punch then go for the XP308i's 500 Watt big brother).

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Sound - Great Portability

                          By LCBC

                          from Alexandria, MN

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events

                            Comments about Samson Expedition XP308i Portable iPod PA System:

                            [...] Sound is great, flexibility and options great, Ipod ready, easy to use. Light weight for carrying around our campus. Will purchase again!

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