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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