updated 10:25 pm EDT, Sat May 16, 2009
Audio company Samson Technologies has announced the Expedition XP308i, a portable 8-channel mixer with a built-in iPod dock and dual two-way speakers. The compact PA system features a 300-watt power amplifier, 8-inch woofers in 2-way vented enclosures, and an internal 2 x 150W Class D amplifier. The entire package comes in a light-weight design that stands less than 40 pounds, and is crafted for simplified transporting to other locations.
Features of the 8-channel mixer include four mic/line inputs, two stereo inputs, and the ability to control the bass and treble. The Mixer can also be removed from the speaker to a tabletop or kickstand for simpler use. Additional capabilities provide two 1/8-inch jacks to connect external powered monitors, an internal effects processor, music/speech switch for overall system equalization, and a six-segment level meter with limit indicator.
The XP308i is expected to be released in June of this year with a MSRP of $680.