Samson Expedition Express
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From Samson: Expedition Express PA System
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Express yourself with the Expedition Express and its included mic.
Tired of shouting? Samson designed the Expedition Express system for a variety of uses ranging from music listening to presentations, education, and fitness classes. This small, portable PA system features a rechargable battery with up to 8 hours of battery life, giving you plenty of time for your talk, class, or event. The Express features Bluetooth connectivity for streaming music from your smartphone or compatible portable player, as well as a wired dynamic microphone to amplify your voice. And this powerful speaker is just over a foot tall and weighs only 10 pounds.
The unit features a 3-channel mixer with separate level controls which allow you to combine a channel for a mic (1/4" or XLR input), a channel for line-level devices (1/4" input), and a channel for Bluetooth streaming. The Bluetooth channel also includes a minijack input so you can connect non-Bluetooth devices directly. The Express also includes a line out which allows you to daisy-chain additional Express units. The 2-band EQ allows you to adjust the overall tone of the system, and the built-in amplifier sends 30 watts to the two speakers.
Whether you're giving a talk, teaching a class, leading a fitness session, or just enjoying your tunes, the Expedition Express has what you need. Express yourself!
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Average Customer Review(s):
It's the perfect size. It arrived in a timely fashion.
I'm no stranger to Bluetooth speakers,I have many including the best from Bose,UE,JBL,ect.this is the best I have ever heard. There's currently nothing on the market that remotely compares...nothing . deep deep bass! 60watts,again. There's nothing remotely close. It cranks and will rock a backyard party or camp like a pro DJ speaker! The only negative would be a little more Bluetooth range would be nice.i am not affilliated ,just an honest reviewer.Don't believe me? Try one and you'll see.......
Pros: Lots of deep bass and crisp highs... 60 watts is unheard of!
Cons: Bluetooth range could be a little better
I am a missions pastor and purchased this speaker to play music for puppet shows and for preaching in remote areas. For its size it packs an impressive amount of sound. It also weighs only 10 lbs and far outdoes any other compact Bluetooth speaker. If you are looking for a small professional all in one system and do not have to blow the doors off the place this is a great option. The battery did really well and ran for a very very long time. The sound it has a good amount of bass and clarity on the highs. UPDATED 9/3/18: This is a an update to my previous review. Consistently this speaker has had good sound. While the battery worked it was great. However, after using it for a period I accidentally allowed it to fully discharge. This resulted in it damaging the battery and now the unit will continue to work while plugged in only. I contacted Samson and asked about a replacement. They wanted as much as the unit costs to replace the battery. So I do continue to enjoy it but have lost most of the unit's portability because I didn't keep the battery at a sufficent level of charge as is buried in the owner's manual.
Pros: Good bass, clear highs, good connectivity, battery longevity, weight, and reasonable price. UPDATED 9/3/18: Great Sound, Flexibility, Good Build Quality
Cons: A little large to carry on its own but sits on your lap comfortably. UPDATED 9/3/18: Battery issues can make this device dependent on the need for a power outlet quite easily and the battery practically isn't serviceable in this unit.
|Mic inputs||XLR, 1/4"|
|Line inputs||XLR, 1/4"|
|Number of speakers||1|
|Drivers per speaker||2|
|Woofer Size (inches)||6"|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1"|
|System Frequency response||Not given|
Rechargeable Portable PA System: Samson's Expedition Express Rechargeable Portable PA is packed with incredible features, including Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in 3-channel mixer. It also comes complete with a wired handheld dynamic microphone for delivering impromptu performances and professional presentations in any environment. Such versatility, combined with clean, crisp audio, makes the Expedition Express an all-in-one solution for classrooms, conferences, tour groups, parties, as well as a variety of outdoor applications (not weather-resistant).
Two-Way Speaker Design: Ensuring pristine, full-range sound, the Expedition Express employs a 2-way speaker design with a 6" woofer and a 1" high frequency driver. Both drivers are powered by the same internal 30-watt amplifier.
3-Channel Mixer: The unit's 3-channel mixer features multiple input options with separate level controls. You're able to connect a variety of devices such as microphone, instrument, and line level devices.
Note: Each channel (1-3) has its own volume control.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: In addition to its wired connectivity, the Samson Expedition Express offers built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming. You'll be able to stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac Computer, and more to the portable PA system.
Note: The Bluetooth audio source is recognized as Ch-3 on the Expedition Express.
2-Band EQ: A 2-band EQ (Bass and Treble control) on the master output allows you to tweak your sound to appropriately match your specific setting and audience.
Line Out: The Expedition Express also has a 1/4" Line Out to cascade multiple systems together and expand your sound.
Integrated Carry Handle: The Expedition Express is extremely lightweight (only 10.5lbs) and even offers a convenient integrated top carry handle.
Mounting Options: The Expedition Express provides three different mounting options for your specific situation.
Rechargeable Battery: Its internal rechargeable battery offers a minimum eight hours of continuous use. The Expedition Express can also be powered by the included AC adaptor for continuous audio. The AC power adapter also recharges the system's built-in battery. Charging takes approximately 4-6 hours.
Dynamic Microphone: Samson's Expedition Express Rechargeable Portable PA system includes a wired handheld dynamic microphone with a detachable 11' mic cable. Follow these steps to minimize the likelihood of feedback between the speaker enclosure and the microphone.
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Based on reveiws [ Matt May 08, 2017 ]
The Samson Expedition Express has a 1/4" Line Out to connect multiple speakers together for simultaneous playback. For more details or to discuss further, please contact a Pro Audio Advisor directly by phone (800.555.9369) or online chat. Thanks! :) [ Larry May 27, 2018 ] Staff