Samson releases small PA geared toward presentations, small venues
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-09-19)
Samson makes public address simple with an all-in-one portable sound system that offers everything you need to deliver a professional and memorable presentation: The Expedition 40iw.
To ensure pristine, full-range sound, the Expedition 40iw (XP40iw) employs a 6-inch woofer and a 1-inch high frequency driver. The unit features a 40 watt Class D amplifier that is perfectly matched to the driver for high efficiency and low current draw. It provides a built-in VHF wireless microphone system that’s ideal for any number of vocal applications. An internal iPod dock with level control also gives you the option of incorporating songs or other MP3s into your performance. Plus, with bass and treble control you can tweak your sound to appropriately match your specific setting and audience.
A rechargeable battery provides the XP40iw with absolute mobility. In addition, a 1/4-inch link in/out jack allows for linking two systems together to create a stereo setup. Lastly, as this stand-mountable PA is also extremely lightweight, it enhances the portability of the system. The XP40iw even has a convenient integral top handle for easier transport.
High-quality components, professional features and convenient portability make Samson’s XP40iw a consummate single system solution to a wide range of public address applications, including tour groups, classrooms, conference/meeting rooms, health clubs, outdoor events and even small auditoriums.
In the Boardroom
With the XP40iw, your voice will command the boardroom podium with as much authority as the main stage. The XP40iw provides the perfect solution for a business professional leading any sort of presentation. No matter the application, from PowerPoint presentations to company meetings and corporate events, you can convey your ideas in a clear, concise manner and perform your job better. You can even use the XP40iw’s integrated iPod dock to playback audio clips in promoting a more interactive listening experience for any audience.
In the Classroom
Students, teachers and professors will find that the XP40iw possesses some functions unique to music education. Its built-in VHF wireless microphone system is ideal for directing large instrumental ensembles. The XP40iw will help conductors keep even their percussionists on task. Thanks to its integrated iPod dock, soloists and small ensembles can practice along with recorded accompaniment. Also, the XP40iw’s audio playback abilities make the analysis of recorded music easier, as well as a more interactive listening and educational experience.
At the Karaoke Club or Coffeehouse
Though the XP40iw was designed for providing quality sound reinforcement in public address settings, the range of musical settings that can benefit from the system’s features is substantial. Whether you're a singer/songwriter gigging in a small coffee shop or a karaoke diva captivating the audience in a medium-sized club, the XP40iw will ensure your sound is well suited for your space.
Wherever Your Guitar Goes
The XP40iw can also hold its own as a portable guitar amplifier. Simply plug your electric guitar and effects board into the XP40iw and you are ready to rock your hardest alongside your fellow bandmates or your favorite iPod playlist. Bring the music outdoors, as the XP40iw and an acoustic guitar are the perfect pair for a classic fire pit jam session. Wherever your guitar goes, the XP40iw goes.
By the Pool
The XP40iw’s portability makes it ideal for countless recreational uses. For a traveling instructor, the XP40iw is perfect for leading exercise/yoga classes in fitness clubs. Outdoor functions pose no problem whatsoever for the XP40iw. Block parties, sporting events and matters of crowd control now have a more practical, and still extremely portable, alternative to the megaphone. The XP40iw would be a particularly great addition to your backyard, ideal for providing musical entertainment during barbeques and pool parties.
* 6-inch woofer
* 1-inch high frequency driver
* 40 watts of power from a lightweight Class D amplifier
* Channel 1: XLR - 1/4-inch combo input allowing line level or microphone level with phantom power
* Channel 2: 1/4-inch input allowing line level or microphone level with phantom power + 1/8-inch stereo aux input allows for stereo line level signal
* Built-in VHF wireless microphone system
* iPod dock with level control
* 1/4-inch link in/out jack to link 2 systems together creating a stereo setup
* Bass and treble control
* Integral top handle
* Speaker stand pole-mount receptacle
* Rechargeable battery included
The Samson XP40i retails for $295 USD and has a street price of $219.
From a press release.