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Excellent Expedition


Samson's Expedition

Samson’s Expedition XP106w

Finally, an all-in-one, lightweight, portable, and rechargeable PA system that delivers clean, crisp audio for small hall live performance, classrooms, tour groups, and parties, as well as a variety of outdoor applications. Samson’s Expedition XP106w’s four-channel mixer features multiple input options with separate level controls, including an XLR-1/4-inch combo channel (microphones and other mic/line level devices), a 1/4-inch channel (guitars and other line level devices), an 1/8-inch channel (MP3 players, keyboards, etc.), a USB wireless channel for use with its Stage XPD1 digital wireless system with a handheld dynamic microphone, and a Bluetooth channel to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. A lightweight onboard 100-watt Class D amplifier delivers 20 hours of continuous use and completely wireless operation wherever great sound is needed.