NAMM 2018: Samson’s new portable PA is rechargeable and can run for up to 20 hours

NAMM 2018: Samson’s new Expedition XP108w PA is not only portable, but it’s also rechargeable. It can run for up to 20 hours on a single charge and boasts Bluetooth audio capabilities.

The XP108w features a 4-channel mixer with 2-band master EQ and volume controls on each channel. It ships with a wireless microphone, while a line output enables you to daisy-chain multiple systems for a bigger sound. That said, you get 200 watts of power from a single unit, which weighs a shade under 24 pounds.

Detailed specs are below, and you can find out more on the Samson website. The Expedition XP108w will be released in March priced at $400.

Samson Expedition XP108w specs

  • All-in-one portable PA system that weighs just under 24lb
  • Internal rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours of continuous use
  • Bluetooth connectivity (with transport controls) to connect wireless music sources
  • Includes built-in wireless system with handheld dynamic microphone (200' operating range)
  • 2-way speaker enclosure with 8” woofer
  • 1” high frequency driver Class D amplifier produces 200 watts of Peak power
  • 4-channel mixer with 2-band (Bass and Treble) EQ
  • Independent volume control on each channel
  • XLR-1/4” combo input for microphones and line level devices
  • 1/8” (3.5mm) Aux input for stereo line level devices (MP3 players, keyboards, etc.)
  • Line output to daisy-chain multiple systems together
  • Voiceover control with priority ducking USB wireless port for use with Samson XPD Series USB Digital Wireless Systems (sold separately) and phone charging
  • Battery level, Charging and Power LED indicators
  • Telescopic handle and wheels for easy transport 1 3/8” speaker stand mount
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.