Samson Expedition All in One Portable PA Systems: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re a teacher or professional presenter, you shouldn’t need a degree in engineering in order to put on a great sounding performance. This simple fact is the inspiration behind Samson’s Expedition series of all in one portable public address sound systems. Expedition systems consist of a powered mixer that connects to two included passive speakers. Unlike most other portable systems, the Expedition series feature locking designs so the entire system can be transported as one single unit. The back of the unit even has additional storage for the included speaker cables and other gear you might use with the system such as a microphone and XLR Microphone cable. Another great feature on the Expedition series is that the mixers offer Bluetooth receivers so you can wirelessly stream music from your smartphone, laptop or tablet from up to 30ft away. This makes the Expedition ideal for everything from dance classes to all school events. Speaking of wireless, the Expedition systems feature USB ports so you can add on Samson’s easy to use XPD USB wireless systems for enhanced performance freedom. Since the systems are meant to be taken from the classroom to the gym and anywhere in between, Samson designed the speakers so they can be placed on dedicated speaker stands or placed on the floor at an upward facing angle. Best of all; with 3 different systems available, you’re sure to find an Expedition system that fulfills your performance requirements. Let’s meet the family

Expedition XP300 All in One Portable PA System: (Recommended Audience Size: 100 to 175 People)

The most portable member of the Expedition family, the XP300 features dual two-way passive 6” speakers and a 6 channel Bluetooth enabled power mixer. Two microphone inputs make the system perfect for lecture hall Q&A sessions or dual performer presentations. The additional stereo input channel can be used for anything from keyboards to desktop computers. You can even expand the system thanks to a subwoofer output and monitor outputs that let you connect additional powered speakers. While you may not be a sound expert, the Expedition series lets you explore your production potential with two band EQ controls and 16 built in sound effects including reverb, chorus echo and more.

Features:

All in One Portable PA System

300 Watts of total power

Dual 6” Passive Two-Way Passive Speakers

6 Channel powered mixer

Bluetooth for Wireless Music Streaming

USB Port for Samson XPD USB Wireless Systems (Sold Separately)

Subwoofer and Monitor Outputs for expanding your sound

2 XLR Microphone Inputs with 2 Band EQ Controls

Stereo channel with both dual ¼” and stereo 1/8” inputs

16 high quality digital effects with wet/dry control

Total System Weight: 24 Pounds

 

 

Samson Expedition XP800 All in One Portable PA System (Recommended Audience Size: 150 to 200)

If you need to support larger classrooms, pep rallies, and school concerts, then you should consider upgrading to the Expedition XP800. Featuring 800 watts of power, the XP800 features dual two-way passive 8” speakers and an 8 channel Bluetooth enabled power mixer. This system provides you with 4 microphone inputs so you can support group presentations or performances. One of the microphone channels also features a switchable high impedance setting to support the direct connection of a guitar or bass guitar, a really nice feature for talent shows and your music education programs. This Expedition gives you two stereo input channels that are both equipped with RCA inputs. This will allow you to connect your classroom television directly to the XP800, an excellent benefit if you have students that are hard of hearing. The system also boasts two band EQ on all channels and the same 16 built in effects, subwoofer out, and monitor output features as its smaller XP300 counterpart.

Features

All in One Portable PA System for larger classrooms

800 Watts of total power

Dual two way 8” passive speakers

8 Channel powered mixer

Bluetooth for Wireless Music Streaming

USB Port for Samson XPD USB Wireless Systems (Sold Separately)

Subwoofer and Monitor Outputs for expanding your sound

4 XLR Microphone Inputs with 2 Band EQ controls

2 Stereo channels with dual ¼”,stereo 1/8” and RCA input options and 2 Band EQ controls

16 high quality digital effects with wet/dry control

Total System Weight: 41 lbs

 

 

Samson Expedition XP1000 All in One Portable PA Systems (Recommended Audience Size: 200 to 350)

The most powerful member of the Expedition All in One series, the Expedition XP1000 is designed for larger theater productions, school dances, and auditorium assemblies. Featuring 800 Watts of power, the XP1000 combines dual two-way passive 10” speakers with a 10 channel Bluetooth enabled power mixer. The largest Expedition offers 4 microphone inputs to support many performers. In fact, two of the microphone inputs feature a compression setting which can be engaged to smooth out the overall dynamics of a presenter so nothing sounds too loud or to quiet. You also 4 convenient stereo channels with multiple input options and 2 band EQ. An additional RCA output can be used to capture your performance on a digital recorder. Like the other Expedition All in One Systems, the XP1000 comes complete with two band EQ on all channels,16 digital effects, subwoofer outputs, monitor outputs, and the USB Wireless port.

Features:

All in One Portable PA System for Assemblies and School Events

1000 Watts of total power

Dual two way 10” passive speakers

10 Channel powered mixer

Bluetooth for Wireless Music Streaming

USB Port for Samson XPD USB Wireless Systems (Sold Separately)

Subwoofer and Monitor Outputs for expanding your sound

4 XLR Microphone Inputs with 2 Band EQ controls

3 Stereo channels with dual ¼”,stereo 1/8” and RCA input options and 2 Band EQ controls

RCA Output for capturing your performance on a recorder

16 high quality digital effects with wet/dry control

Total System Weight: 51 lbs

 

 

Essential Accessories for Expedition:

The Expedition line includes several dedicated accessories to help you get the most out of your speaker system and to eliminate any guesswork when you need to expand the systems capabilities.

Samson XPD Series USB Wireless Systems

Samson XPD USB wireless systems feature a convenient receiver that plugs directly into the USB port of your Expedition mixer. The receiver is matched with your choice of a handheld microphone or a body pack receiver that connects to either a lavaliere or micro headset microphone. The receiver and transmitter are matched out of the box so all you need to do is turn on both components and get ready to enjoy up to 100 ft of wireless freedom. XPD is one of the easiest wireless systems to operate and setup. It also much more portable and cost effective when compared to other wireless systems. As an added bonus, the XPD systems can be plugged directly into a laptop or computer to be used as a USB microphone for recording your lectures to software.

Samson XPD2 Handheld USB Wireless System:

 

Samson XPD2 Lavaliere USB Wireless System:

 

Samson XPD2 Headset USB Wireless System:

 

Samson SMS Mixer Stands

If you prefer an organized workspace, you can purchase a dedicated SMS Mixer stand so your Expedition mixer doesn’t have to be placed on the floor or desk. Available in 3 different sizes, the SMS mixer stands connect to any standard microphone stand like the Samson MK10. The Mixer stand allows you to angle the mixer toward your preferred setting.

SMS Mixer Stand for XP300:

 

SMS Mixer Stand for XP800:

 

SMS Mixer Stand for XP1000:

 

MK 10 Microphone Stand:

 

 

Samson LS50P Speaker Stands:

Sold as a pair, these rugged yet lightweight stands are designed to support all Expedition passive speakers. They are completely adjustable and feature locking latches for additional support. The stands even fold up for compact storage and streamlined transport.