Overview: The Samson Expedition XP800 is a portable PA system
that is ideal for
education, conferences, presentations, houses of worship, musicians, and singer/songwriters. The
XP800 includes a removable
8-channel, 800-watt powered mixer that fits into the rear cavity of one of the
speakers. The rear cavity of the other speaker is used for storing the power
cord and speaker wires. The two speakers slide and lock together for easy
portability. The entire system weighs 41 pounds.
Built-in Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth technology lets you
stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the XP800 without cables.
Once you have paired your device to the XP800, you can control the level using
the Channel 7/8 level control.
Speakers: The XP800 features a pair of matched speakers with dual 2-way,
bass-reflex enclosures. Each speaker has an 8" woofer and a horn-loaded 1"
high frequency driver that provides 90° horizontal and 60° vertical coverage. The speakers can be used
upright on the floor or a
tabletop, turned on their sides for angled floor monitoring, or pole mounted
using the integrated 1-3/4"-diameter pole mount receptacles. The cabinets are made of durable,
high-impact ABS plastic construction, and weigh approximately 17.3 pounds each.
Two 20' lengths of speaker wire are included.
Mixer: The XP800's 8-channel mixer features four Mic/Line inputs
(Channels 1, 2, 3, 4) with separate XLR and 1/4" jacks, allowing you to connect
microphones or line-level signals, plus two stereo inputs for connecting
line-level signals from keyboards, drum machines, and CD or MP3 players. The 4 Mic/Line inputs have +15V DC fixed Phantom Power
when connecting condenser microphone. Channel 3 has a dedicated XLR mic input
and a 1/4" jack with a Low-Z/Hi-Z switch for high impedance devices for electric
instruments with pickups. The four mono and two stereo inputs have a 2-band EQ
with a +/-15dB adjustment at 100Hz and 10kHz. The stereo inputs on Channels 5/6
feature two 1/4" jacks, stereo RCA jacks, and a stereo 3.5mm jack. The stereo
input on Channels 7/8 are stereo RCAs only. The mixer can be removed for tabletop use
with a 1" kickstand to angle the control panel toward you, or left
inside the cavity of the speaker.
Wireless Input: A Type A USB port is provided for connecting
the optional Samson Stage XPD1 or
digital wireless USB receiver. The wireless receiver gets its power from the
XP800, so there's no need for an additional power supply. The USB Wireless audio
signal is routed to the Channel 4 input where you can adjust the level.
Effects: The XP800 features built-in 24-bit digital effects
that can be added to the mic/line inputs on channels 1 through 4. You can dial
in the desired amount of effects using the rotary control on each channel, and
the Master Effects Send control. The following effects are available: Bright
Room, Warm Room, Small Hall, Medium Hall, Large Hall, Plate Reverb, Spring
Reverb, Slapback Reverb, Chorus 1, Chorus 2, Chorus+Reverb, Delay 1, Delay 2,
Delay 3, Delay+Reverb, and Flanger. A 1/4" jack is provided for connecting a
footswitch to turn on and off the on-board digital effects.
Amplifier: The mixer has two 1/4" speaker outputs (8Ω
minimum) for connecting the speakers. The built-in Class D amplifier outputs 200
watts RMS per channel and 400 watts peak per channel. The system has a Speech/Music switch to let you
select the overall system frequency response. In the Speech position, a 167Hz,
3dB per octave high pass filter is engaged, removing some of the bass for
clearer speech amplification. In addition to the two speaker outputs, the
amplifier also has 1/4" L/Mono + R Monitor outputs (with level control) and a
1/4" mono Sub Out line output.
- Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
- Power Output (8Ω, 0.5% THD at 1kHz): 200 watts x 2
channels (average); 400 watts x 2 channels (peak)
- Maximum Output Level (Monitor L/R + Sub Out): +22dBu at
- Phantom Power: +15V DC fixed
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0, A2DP
- Speaker Drivers: 8" bass transducer, 1" horn-loaded
- Powered Mixer: Width 11.735", Height 3.563", Depth
6.064", Weight 4.9 pounds
- Speakers (each): Width 10.705", Height 19", Depth
10.5", Weight 17.3 pounds
- Overall: Width 10.705", Height 19", Depth 20.1",
Weight 41.5 pounds