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Samson Expedition Escape

Rechargeable PA speaker with Bluetooth®

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Overview

Our take on the Samson Expedition Escape

Have you ever wished you could take your sounds with you everywhere you go... to the beach, the campground, or just the back yard? Do you wish you could do this without having the hassle of power cords or the worry of changing batteries? Samson's Expedition Escape powered speaker features Bluetooth capability, a powerful built-in amplifier, and a rechargable battery that gives you up to 20 hours of use – all in a compact, easy-to-carry package..

Freedom of movement

Have you ever wished you could take your sounds with you everywhere you go... to the beach, the campground, or just the back yard? Do you wish you could do this without having the hassle of power cords or the worry of changing batteries? Samson's Expedition Escape powered speaker features Bluetooth capability, a powerful built-in amplifier, and a rechargable battery that gives you up to 20 hours of use – all in a compact, easy-to-carry package..

Bluetooth streaming

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The Escape's controls are simple and straightforward.

You can play music wirelessly from your smartphone or compatible device to the Escape from as far as 50 feet away. The built-in USB port allows you to charge your phones and other devices while enjoying the music.

Means of escape

The Escape's rugged enclosure houses a 6" woofer and a 1" tweeter that'll give you full-range reproduction of your music. It also includes a handy carrying handle for ease of transport, and a 1-3/8" socket for a pole stand. The integrated 2-channel mixer includes one 3.5mm input for portable audio devices, one 1/4" input for microphones, and a separate volume control that mixes the microphone's signal with the program material from your streaming devices.

The Escape gives you the freedom to take your music anywhere you can carry an 8-1/2 pound speaker package. It's ready to take you anywhere you want to go.

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Highlights:

  • single portable powered PA speaker
  • 2-way speaker with 6" woofer and 1" tweeter
  • 15-watt built-in amplifier
  • Bluetooth enabled for wireless streaming from your smartphone or portable music device
  • 20-hour battery life from a single charge
  • microphone input with separate volume control allows you to mix the mic with the streaming audio
  • dimensions: 8-3/4"W x 12-3/4"H x 8-1/4"D
  • weight: 8.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Portable PA system
  • 69" AC power cord
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Registration Card
Reviews

Samson Expedition Escape Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Samson Expedition Escape

Robert from Ashfork az. on 9/28/2016

great system

Pros: very easy to use

Cons: no. bad things to say.

Great Little PA

JoeK from Syracuse, NY on 7/3/2015

Great portable PA. I originally bought this for small meetings in restaurants where the noise level is high and plugs are scarce. After I did my on-line research, this system seemed to fit the bill. I've also used it for presentations, including videos, in the welcome center at church. The sound reproduction is clear and accurate. Great for barbecues on the deck, too, connecting via Bluetooth. I've even plugged my acoustic-electric guitar into it. And it will even charge my iPod.

Pros: Portable (light, no need for power cords). Excellent sound reproduction. Simple operation. Compact size.

Cons: Haven't found one yet.

Portable Speaker

MADRowe from Mississippi on 5/29/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I think there are better products on the market for the same price as this speaker. I would reconsider thinking of this as a purchase.

Pros: Fast bluetooth connection.

Cons: Very disappointed that the stand was not included as shown in the description. Also, it is not as loud as I thought it would be. Not 100% satisfied with purchase.

Details

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Features and Specs

General
Mic inputs 1/4"
Line inputs 3.5mm
Phantom power No
Channel EQ N
Master EQ N
Monitor outputs N
Built-in effects N
Speakers
Number of speakers 1
Drivers per speaker 2
Woofer Size (inches) 6"
Tweeter Size (inches) 1"
System Frequency response Not given

Product Research

Features

Rechargeable Portable PA System: Samson's Expedition Escape Rechargeable Portable PA is packed with incredible features, including Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in 2-channel mixer. Such versatility, combined with clean, crisp audio, makes the Expedition Escape 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 Escape employs a 2-way speaker design with a 6" woofer and a 1" high frequency driver. Both drivers are powered by the same internal 15-watt amplifier.

2-Channel Mixer: The unit's 2-channel mixer features multiple input options with separate level controls. You're able to connect a variety of devices such as microphone and line level devices.

  • Mic Input: Use this 1/4" input for connecting a microphone. The mic input offers an independent volume control.
  • Aux Input: This is a 3.5mm input for connecting an external line-level audio device, such as your portable audio player.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: In addition to its wired connectivity, the Samson Expedition Escape 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 Escape.

USB Charging Port: You can also use its built-in USB port (5V/0.5A) to charge phones and tablets while simultaneously enjoying music.

Rechargeable Battery: Its internal rechargeable battery offers a maximum of 20 hours of continuous use. The Expedition Escape can also be powered by the integrated AC power supply and detachable AC power cord for continuous audio. The AC power supply also recharges the system's built-in battery. Charging takes approximately 8 hours. 

Mounting Options: The Expedition Escape provides three different mounting options for your specific situation.

  • Table-Top: For smaller settings, the speaker can be placed vertically on a table or desk.
  • Floor: When using the speaker on the floor, or when the speaker is below the listener, the Expedition Escape features a monitor angle position to project the sound up, towards the audience.
  • Speaker Stand (optional): For maximum sound coverage the Expedition Escape can be used with a standard 1-3/8" speaker stand. The speaker should be raised above the heads of the listening audience. Take care when placing the speaker on a stand, to ensure that it is on a level, steady surface and will not tip over.

Integrated Carry Handle: The Expedition Escape is extremely lightweight (only 8.5 lbs) and even offers a convenient integrated top carry handle.

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