E PEDITION
XP40i
XP40iw
PORTABLE PA SYSTEMS
WARNING
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD. DO NOT USE THIS PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE
OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD. DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE PLUG TO WIDE SLOT AND FULLY INSERT.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This lightning flash with
arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral
triangle,
is
intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
Warning: To reduce the risk of
electric shock, do not remove
cover (or back). No userserviceable parts inside. For
service, refer to qualified
service personnel.
The exclamation point within
an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to
the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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8.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at the plugs, convenience receptacles, and at the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug the apparatus during lightening, sort or when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Service is required when the apparatus has been damaged in
any way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
14. This appliance shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing water and that no object filled with liquid
such as vases shall be placed on the apparatus.
15. Caution-to prevent electrical shock, match wide blade plug wide slot fully insert.
16. Please keep a good ventilation environment around the entire unit.
ATTENTION: Pour éviter tout risque d’électrocution ou d’incendie, ne pas exposer cet appareil à la pluie ou à
l’humidité. Pour éviter tout risque d’électrocution, ne pas ôter le couvercle ou le dos du boîtier. Cet appareil ne contient aucune pièce remplaçable par l'utilisateur. Confiez toutes les réparations à un personnel qualifié. Le signe
avec un éclair dans un triangle prévient l’utilisateur de la présence d’une tension dangereuse et non isolée dans
l’appareil. Cette tension constitue un risque d’électrocution. Le signe avec un point d’exclamation dans un triangle prévient l’utilisateur d’instructions importantes relatives à l’utilisation et à la maintenance du produit.
Consignes de sécurité importantes
1. Veuillez lire toutes les instructions avant d’utiliser l’appareil.
2. Conserver ces instructions pour toute lecture ultérieure.
3. Lisez avec attention toutes les consignes de sécurité.
4. Suivez les instructions du fabricant.
5. Ne pas utiliser cet appareil près d’une source liquide ou dans un lieu humide.
6. Nettoyez l’appareil uniquement avec un tissu humide.
7. Veillez à ne pas obstruer les fentes prévues pour la ventilation de l’appareil. Installez l’appareil selon les
instructions du fabricant.
8. Ne pas installer près d’une source de chaleur (radiateurs, etc.) ou de tout équipement susceptible de générer de la chaleur (amplificateurs de puissance par exemple).
9. Ne pas retirer la terre du cordon secteur ou de la prise murale. Les fiches canadiennes avec polarisation
(avec une lame plus large) ne doivent pas être modifiées. Si votre prise murale ne correspond pas au
modèle fourni, consultez votre électricien.
10. Protégez le cordon secteur contre tous les dommages possibles (pincement, tension, torsion,, etc.). Veillez à
ce que le cordon secteur soit libre, en particulier à sa sortie du boîtier.
11. Déconnectez l’appareil du secteur en présence d’orage ou lors de périodes d’inutilisation prolongées.
12. Consultez un service de réparation qualifié pour tout dysfonctionnement (dommage sur le cordon secteur,
baisse de performances, exposition à la pluie, projection liquide dans l’appareil, introduction d’un objet
dans le boîtier, etc.).
ACHTUNG: Um die Gefahr eines Brandes oder Stromschlags zu verringern, sollten Sie dieses Gerät weder
Regen noch Feuchtigkeit aussetzen.Um die Gefahr eines Stromschlags zu verringern, sollten Sie weder Deckel
noch Rückwand des Geräts entfernen. Im Innern befinden sich keine Teile, die vom Anwender gewartet
werden können. Überlassen Sie die Wartung qualifiziertem Fachpersonal.Der Blitz mit Pfeilspitze im gleichseitigen Dreieck soll den Anwender vor nichtisolierter “gefährlicher Spannung” im Geräteinnern warnen. Diese
Spannung kann so hoch sein, dass die Gefahr eines Stromschlags besteht. Das Ausrufezeichen im gleichseitigen Dreieck soll den Anwender auf wichtige Bedienungs- und Wartungsanleitungen aufmerksam machen, die
im mitgelieferten Informationsmaterial näher beschrieben werden.
Wichtige Sicherheitsvorkehrungen
1. Lesen Sie alle Anleitungen, bevor Sie das Gerät in Betrieb nehmen.
2. Bewahren Sie diese Anleitungen für den späteren Gebrauch gut auf.
3. Bitte treffen Sie alle beschriebenen Sicherheitsvorkehrungen.
4. Befolgen Sie die Anleitungen des Herstellers.
5. Benutzen Sie das Gerät nicht in der Nähe von Wasser oder Feuchtigkeit.
6. Verwenden Sie zur Reinigung des Geräts nur ein feuchtes Tuch.
7. Blockieren Sie keine Belüftungsöffnungen. Nehmen Sie den Einbau des Geräts nur entsprechend den
Anweisungen des Herstellers vor.
8. Bauen Sie das Gerät nicht in der Nähe von Wärmequellen wie Heizkörpern, Wärmeklappen, Öfen oder
anderen Geräten (inklusive Verstärkern) ein, die Hitze erzeugen.
9. Setzen Sie die Sicherheitsfunktion des polarisierten oder geerdeten Steckers nicht außer Kraft. Ein polarisierter Stecker hat zwei flache, unterschiedlich breite Pole. Ein geerdeter Stecker hat zwei flache Pole und
einen dritten Erdungsstift. Der breitere Pol oder der dritte Stift dient Ihrer Sicherheit. Wenn der vorhandene
Stecker nicht in Ihre Steckdose passt, lassen Sie die veraltete Steckdose von einem Elektriker ersetzen.
10. Schützen Sie das Netzkabel dahingehend, dass niemand darüber laufen und es nicht geknickt werden
kann. Achten Sie hierbei besonders auf Netzstecker, Mehrfachsteckdosen und den Kabelanschluss am
Gerät.
11. Ziehen Sie den Netzstecker des Geräts bei Gewittern oder längeren Betriebspausen aus der Steckdose.
12. Überlassen Sie die Wartung qualifiziertem Fachpersonal. Eine Wartung ist notwendig, wenn das Gerät auf
irgendeine Weise, beispielsweise am Kabel oder Netzstecker beschädigt wurde, oder wenn Flüssigkeiten
oder Objekte in das Gerät gelangt sind, es Regen oder Feuchtigkeit ausgesetzt war, nicht mehr wie
gewohnt betrieben werden kann oder fallen gelassen wurde.
PRECAUCION: Para reducir el riesgo de incendios o descargas, no permita que este aparato quede expuesto a la lluvia
o la humedad. Para reducir el riesgo de descarga eléctrica, nunca quite la tapa ni el chasis. Dentro del aparato no hay
piezas susceptibles de ser reparadas por el usuario. Dirija cualquier reparación al servicio técnico oficial. El símbolo
del relámpago dentro del triángulo equilátero pretende advertir al usuario de la presencia de “voltajes peligrosos” no
aislados dentro de la carcasa del producto, que pueden ser de la magnitud suficiente como para constituir un riesgo de
descarga eléctrica a las personas. El símbolo de exclamación dentro del triángulo equilátero quiere advertirle de la existencia de importantes instrucciones de manejo y mantenimiento (reparaciones) en los documentos que se adjuntan
con este aparato.
Instrucciones importantes de seguridad
1.
Lea todo este manual de instrucciones antes de comenzar a usar la unidad.
2.
Conserve estas instrucciones para cualquier consulta en el futuro.
3.
Cumpla con todo lo indicado en las precauciones de seguridad.
4.
Observe y siga todas las instrucciones del fabricante.
5.
Nunca utilice este aparato cerca del agua o en lugares húmedos.
6.
Limpie este aparato solo con un trapo suave y ligeramente humedecido.
7.
No bloquee ninguna de las aberturas de ventilación. Instale este aparato de acuerdo a las instrucciones del fabricante.
8.
No instale este aparato cerca de fuentes de calor como radiadores, calentadores, hornos u otros aparatos (incluyendo amplificadores) que produzcan calor.
9.
No anule el sistema de seguridad del enchufe de tipo polarizado o con toma de tierra. Un enchufe polarizado
tiene dos bornes, uno más ancho que el otro. Uno con toma de tierra tiene dos bornes normales y un tercero para
la conexión a tierra. El borne ancho o el tercero se incluyen como medida de seguridad. Cuando el enchufe no
encaje en su salida de corriente, llame a un electricista para que le cambie su salida anticuada.
10. Evite que el cable de corriente quede en una posición en la que pueda ser pisado o aplastado, especialmente en
los enchufes, receptáculos y en el punto en el que salen de la unidad.
11. Desconecte de la corriente este aparato durante las tormentas eléctricas o cuando no lo vaya a usar durante un
periodo de tiempo largo.
12. Dirija cualquier posible reparación solo al servicio técnico oficial. Deberá hacer que su aparato sea reparado
cuando esté dañado de alguna forma, como si el cable de corriente o el enchufe están dañados, o si se han derramado líquidos o se ha introducido algún objeto dentro de la unidad, si esta ha quedado expuesta a la lluvia o la
humedad, si no funciona normalmente o si ha caído al suelo.
ATTENZIONE: per ridurre il rischio di incendio o di scariche elettriche, non esponete questo apparecchio a pioggia o
umidità. Per ridurre il pericolo di scariche elettriche evitate di rimuoverne il coperchio o il pannello posteriore. Non esistono all'interno dell'apparecchio parti la cui regolazione è a cura dell'utente. Per eventuale assistenza, fate riferimento
esclusivamente a personale qualificato. Il fulmine con la punta a freccia all'interno di un triangolo equilatero avvisa l'utente
della presenza di "tensioni pericolose" non isolate all'interno dell'apparecchio, tali da costituire un possibile rischio di
scariche elettriche dannose per le persone. Il punto esclamativo all'interno di un triangolo equilatero avvisa l'utente della
presenza di importanti istruzioni di manutenzione (assistenza) nella documentazione che accompagna il prodotto.
Importanti Istruzioni di Sicurezza
1. Prima di usare l'apparecchio, vi preghiamo di leggerne per intero le istruzioni.
2. Conservate tali istruzioni per una eventuale consultazione futura.
3. Vi preghiamo di rispettare tutte le istruzioni di sicurezza.
4. Seguite tutte le istruzioni del costruttore.
5. Non usate questo apparecchio vicino ad acqua o umidità.
6. Pulite l'apparecchio esclusivamente con un panno asciutto.
7. Evitate di ostruire una qualsiasi delle aperture di ventilazione. Posizionatelo seguendo le istruzioni del costruttore.
8. Non posizionatelo vicino a sorgenti di calore come radiatori, scambiatori di calore, forni o altri apparecchi (amplificatori compresi) in grado di generare calore.
9. Non disattivate la protezione di sicurezza costituita dalla spina polarizzata o dotata di collegamento a terra. Una
spina polarizzata è dotata di due spinotti, uno più piccolo ed uno più grande. Una spina dotata di collegamento a
terra è dotata di due spinotti più un terzo spinotto di collegamento a terra. Questo terzo spinotto, eventualmente
anche più grande, viene fornito per la vostra sicurezza. Se la spina fornita in dotazione non si adatta alla vostra
presa, consultate un elettricista per la sostituzione della presa obsoleta.
10. Proteggete il cavo di alimentazione in modo che non sia possibile camminarci sopra né piegarlo, con particolare
attenzione alle prese, ai punti di collegamento e al punto in cui esce dall'apparecchio.
11. Staccate l'apparecchio dalla alimentazione in caso di temporali o tempeste o se non lo usate per un lungo periodo.
12. Per l'assistenza, fate riferimento esclusivamente a personale qualificato. È necessaria l'assistenza se l'apparecchio ha
subito un qualsiasi tipo di danno, come danni al cavo o alla spina di alimentazione, nel caso in cui sia stato versato
del liquido o siano caduti oggetti al suo interno, sia stato esposto a pioggia o umidità, non funzioni correttamente
o sia stato fatto cadere.
Copyright 2010, Samson Technologies Corp.
Printed January, 2010 v1.
Samson Technologies Corp.
45 Gilpin Avenue
Hauppauge, New York 11788-8816
Phone: 1-800-3-SAMSON (1-800-372-6766)
Fax: 631-784-2201
www.samsontech.com
Table of Contents
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 -2
XP40i and XP40iw Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
XP40i and XP40iw Front and Top Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
XP40i Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
XP40iw Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
XP40i and XP40iw Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 8
Setting Up and Using the XP40i and XP40iw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Operating the XP40i and XP40iw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 14
Connecting to the LINE Level Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Connecting to the Microphone Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Setting a Good Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Using EQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Using the Aux input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Using LINK to Connect Two XP40i’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Using the XP40iw Wireless Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 - 18
Speaker System Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Wireless Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Expedition XP40i all-in-one, portable sound system
from Samson Technologies. The XP40i is a compact PA system ideal for use in a
variety of live sound applications. The XP40i is loud and clear, producing a big
sound in a surprisingly small package. The self contained PA features a 2-way
speaker system employing a six-inch woofer and a 1-inch titanium tweeter, 40
watts of internal power and an onboard four-channel mixer. Plus, there’s an
integrated iPod dock that’s compatible with the latest iPod models making the
XP40i an ideal choice for music playback for any application. The mixer features two
inputs for microphones, an ipod level control, as well as line inputs for connecting a
laptop, CD player or even an electronic keyboard. The XP40i’s mixers also provide a
Bass and Treble control to adjust the overall tonal response of the sound system. A
Link connector is provided so that multiple XP40i’s can be configured into a larger
system. Do you need a sound system for outdoor use where no electrical hook-up
is available? That’s no problem for the XP40i. The internal gel-cell battery allows
the system to be self-powered, so you can use your sound system outside in a park,
playground or ball field without the need for an electrical hook up. The XP40i’s
internal molded in handle allows for easy transport and the speaker can be easily
stand-mounted using the integral 1 3/8-inch speaker stand receptacle. The XP40i’s
cabinet is constructed using high-impact, scuff resistant, polypropylene providing
excellent protection of the internal components and finished in an attractive
dark charcoal color which helps keeps the unit looking good even when being
transported from venue to venue. For added flexibility, the unit is also available
with an onboard wireless microphone system as the model XP40iw. The XP40iw’s
internal VHF wireless receiver works with the included H5 wireless handheld
microphone allowing a user to move freely on stage or in a crowd. The Expedition
XP40i and XP40iw are ideal for business conferences, meetings, PowerPoint
presentations, tradeshows, classrooms, auditoriums, playgrounds, outdoor
carnivals and fairs or just about any application where high quality portable sound
is needed.
Please retain the original packing materials and if possible, return the unit in the
original carton and packing materials. If you purchased your Samson product
outside the United States, please contact your local distributor for warranty
information and service.
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Introduction
This manual covers both the XP40i and XP40iw models and it should be assumed
that the features are identical unless otherwise stated. In these pages, you’ll find a
detailed description of the features of the XP40i and XP40iw PA systems, as well as
a guided tour through their control panels, step-by-step instructions for its setup
and use, and full specifications. You’ll also find a warranty card enclosed—please
don’t forget to fill it out and mail it in so that you can receive online technical
support and so we can send you updated information about these and other
Samson products in the future. Also, be sure to check out our website (www.
samsontech.com) for complete information about our full product line.
With proper care and adequate air circulation, your Expedition system will operate
trouble free for many years. We recommend you record your serial number in the
space provided below for future reference.
Serial number: ____________________________________________
Date of purchase: __________________________________________
Should your unit ever require servicing, a Return Authorization number (RA) must
be obtained before shipping your unit to Samson. Without this number, the unit
will not be accepted. Please call Samson at 1-800-3SAMSON (1-800-372-6766) for
a Return Authorization number prior to shipping your unit. If you purchased your
Samson product outside the United States, please contact your local distributor for
warranty information and service.
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XP40i and XP40iw Features
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XP40i and XP40iw Front and Top Views
Front View
Top View
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4 Steel Grill – Durable steel grill
provides protection for, and easy
access to LF driver.
Front View
1 Titanium Tweeter – A 1-inch
(25mm), titanium diaphragm
compression driver produces
an articulate and sweet high
frequency response.
2
Controlled Dispersion Horn –
1 inch throat, 60 x 60 degree
wide dispersion horn provides
extensive coverage and linear
off- axis response.
3
6-Inch Woofer – Custom
designed , heavy-duty, 6” low
frequency driver provides deep
bass.
5 Enclosure – Thick-wall, rugged
polypropylene plastic
enclosure.
Top View
6 iPod Dock – Built-in 30-pin
standard iPod dock support most
ipod models.
7
4
Handle – Ergonomically correct
molded-in carry handle provides
easy transport.
XP40i Rear View
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13
1
LEVEL (CH 1) – Used to control the
level of the CHANNEL 1 input.
2
LEVEL (CH 2) – Used to control the
level of the CHANNEL 2 input.
3
iPod LEVEL- Used to control the
level of the iPod input.
4
BASS - Controls the low band
of the Channel Equalizer, +/- 15 dB
at 100Hz.
5
POWER – Switches on the XP40i’s
main power.
6
MIC/INST (connector) - Combo
XLR plus 1/4 inch Input for
connecting microphone or
Instrument (line) level signals.
7
8
INSTRUMENT Input - 1/4-inch
phone jack connector used to
connect instrument or line level
signals.
9
LINK - 1/4-inch phone jack
connector used to link a second
XP40i or XP40iw.
10 Treble - Controls the high band
of the Channel Equalizer, +/- 15 dB
at 10kHz.
11 PEAK LED - The Red LED
illuminates at the level where
distortion occurs.
12 DC POWER INLET – Connect
the supplied standard DC power
adapter here.
AUX IN - 1/8-inch Auxiliary line
input for connecting a Laptop, CD
or MP3 player.
13 BATTERY LED - Show the status of
the battery charge level.
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XP40iw Rear View
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LEVEL (CH 1) – Used to control the
level of the CHANNEL 1 input.
LEVEL (CH 2) – Used to control the
level of the CHANNEL 2 input..
RF LED - Illuminates when an RF
signal is detected.
LEVEL (WIRELESS) – Used to
control the level of the wireless
microphone.
BASS - Controls the low band
of the Channel Equalizer, +/- 15 dB
at 100Hz.
POWER – Switches on the XP40iw’s
main power.
MIC/INST (connector) - Combo XLR
plus 1/4 inch Input for connecting
microphone or Instrument (line)
level signals.
AUX IN - 1/8-inch Auxiliary line
input for connecting a Laptop, CD or
MP3 player.
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15
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INSTRUMENT Input - 1/4-inch
phone jack connector used to
connect instrument or line level
signals.
iPod LEVEL Used to control the
level of the iPod input.
LINK - 1/4-inch phone jack
connector used to link a second
XP40i or XP40iw.
Treble - Controls the high band
of the Channel Equalizer, +/- 15 dB
at 10kHz.
PEAK LED - The Red LED illuminates
at the level where distortion occurs.
DC POWER INLET – Connect
the supplied standard DC power
adapter here.
BATTERY LED - Show the status of
the battery charge level.
XP40i and XP40iw Quick Start
In the following pages of this manual, you will find a detailed explanation of all the
XP40iw’s functions and controls, but if you just want to get started quickly you can
follow the steps below.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to keep the MIC LEVEL control all the way off if there is
no microphone connected.
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XP40i and XP40iw Quick Start
XP40i and XP40iw - iPod Playback
Your Expedition XP40i system has many sophisticated features, but if you just want
to playback music from your iPod, you can follow the simple steps below to get
started.
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Setting Up and Using the XP40i and XP40iw
Microphone Positioning - How to Reduce
Feedback
Feedback is the annoying howling
and squealing that is heard when
the microphone gets too close to the
speaker and the volume is high. You get
feedback when the microphone picks up
the amplified signal from the speaker,
and then amplifies through the speaker
again, and then picks it up again, and
so on and so on. In general, it is always
recommended that any LIVE mic (a mic
that’s on) is positioned behind the speaker
enclosures. This will give you the best
level from your system before feedback.
One possible exception is when you are
adjusting the sounds of the microphones,
since you want to listen in front of the
speaker to hear properly. To do this, lower
your mixers MAIN VOLUME while setting
the EQ and effect from in front of the
speakers. Once you have the sound you
like, move the microphones to behind the
speakers and raise the Main volume.
Speaker Placement
Whenever possible, it is a good idea
to raise the speakers above the heads
of the listening audience. The XP40iw
enclosures’ feature standard 1 3/8” pole
mount receptacles, which are compatible
with speaker stands from a variety of
manufacturers. In a smaller setting like a
school cafeteria, library, or a mall kiosk,
you can also use the XP40iw in one of
the tilt back monitor positions, which will
improve the projection of the speakers
and may eliminate the need for speaker
stands.
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Operating the XP40i and XP40iw
Making Connections
Connecting to the LINE Level Input
Use these inputs to connect a high
impedance microphone, keyboard, guitar
(with a pick-up), or any other line or
instrument level signals. Use a standard
shielded instrument cable terminated
with ¼-inch phone plug to make your
connection.
Connecting to the Microphone Input
Use these inputs to connect Low
Impedance microphones. The MIC inputs
have a nominal operating level of –50dBV
through -20dBV. The MIC inputs also
feature +48V phantom power, allowing
you to use condenser microphones. Use
a standard 3-pin XLR cable to make your
connection.
Setting a Good Level
Use the Channel LEVEL controls to set the
individual volume of your microphone,
instruments and iPod.
The PEAK LED illuminates when the signal
sending to the internal amplifier begins
to reach a level where distortion occurs. If
the CLIP lights stay on, your mix is too hot
and you need to lower the LEVEL controls.
It is okay for the PEAK light to occasionally
light, however they should go off quickly
and not stay on.
Using EQ
The XP40i and XP40iw feature a 2-band
equalizer allowing you to adjust the
systems overall high, and low frequencies.
The system’s frequency response is flat
when the knobs are in the "12:00" position.
Rotating the knob towards the right will
boost the corresponding frequency band by 15dB, and rotating it towards the left
will cut the frequency by 15dB.
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Operating the XP40i and XP40iw
Setting the EQ for Music
If you are using the XP40i or XP40iw
for music playback turn up the BASS
and TREBLE slightly to produce a “hi-fi”
frequency response that accentuates the
low and high range.
Setting the EQ for Vocal
If you are using your XP40i for microphone
only you and reduce the BASS and TREBLE
slightly, which will produce a frequency
response that accentuates the vocal range.
Using the Aux input
The XP40i and XP40iw provide a convent 1/8-inch line level input, which is ideal for
connecting a laptop or MP3 player, Use a standard 1/8-inch shielded cable to make
the connection. Note: Although the XP40i and XP40iw are mono units you can plug
a stereo signal into the AUX input and it will automatically convert the signal to
mono.
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Operating the XP40i and XP40iw
Charging the XP40i and XP40iw
The XP40i and XP40iw have an internal
Gel cell battery allow you to use the
sounds system with out a power cord for
up to four hours. Your actual battery life
will depend on what your application
is. For example, if you use the XP40i to
play back loud disco music, the battery
life will be less than if you use it for light
speech To charge the XP40i or XP40iw
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Using the LINK connection
You can expand you sound system a second XP40i or XP40iw using the LINK
connector. Uses a standard shielded instrument cable terminated with two ¼-inch
phone plugs and connect each end to the ¼-inch LINK jacks located on the XP40i
and XP40iw’s rear panels. Following are some examples of connecting multiple
XP40i’s and XP40iw’s.
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Operating the XP40i and XP40iw
Using LINK to Connect Two XP40i’s
To use two XP40i’s as one system is simple. Just connect each side a standard
¼-inch Shielded instrument cable to the LINK jack located on the XP40i’s rear
panels. You can use both mixers and the microphones or instruments connected to
the each of the individual XP40i’s will be heard in both speakers.
ne XP40is’ and One XP40iw.
To use an XP40i and XP40is as one system, just connect each side a standard
¼-inch Shielded instrument cable to the LINK jack located on the XP40i and
XP40iw’s rear panels. You can use both mixers and the instruments or microphones,
including the wireless microphone, connected to the each of the individual XP40i’s
will be heard in both speakers.
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Operating the XP40i and XP40iw
Using LINK to Connect Two XP40i’s
To use two XP40iw’s as one system, just connect each side a standard ¼-inch Shielded
instrument cable to the LINK jack located on the XP40i’s rear panels. You can use both mixers
and the microphones, including the wireless microphone, or instruments connected to the
each of the individual XP40iw’s will be heard in both speakers. Note: Be sure each XP40iw’s
wireless frequency is on a different channel so that the two wireless mics will work together
simultaneously.
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Using the XP40iw Wireless Microphone
1: Audio on-off switch When set to the “on”
position, audio signal is
transmitted. When set to
the “off” position, the audio
signal is muted. Because
the carrier signal remains
during muting, no “pop” or
“thud” will be heard. Note
that turning this off does
not turn off the transmitter
power—it is simply a way to temporarily mute the
transmission of audio signal. If you don’t plan on using
the HT5 for extended periods, turn off its power by
using the power on-off switch (see #3 below).
2: Battery level meter - This set of three multicolor
LEDs indicates relative battery power, indicating
whether the installed battery is at low (red), mid
(yellow) or high (green) strength. One or more of
these will light whenever the HT5 is powered on (see
#3 below). When all three are lit, the battery is at
maximum strength. When only the red “low” indicator
lights, RF performance is degraded and the battery
needs to be replaced.
3: Power on-off switch* - Use this to turn the HT5 on
or off (to conserve battery power, be sure to leave it off
when not in use).
4: Gain control (trimpot) - This input sensitivity
control has been factory preset to provide optimum
level for the particular microphone capsule provided
with your XP40iw system and so we recommend that
this not be adjusted manually. If necessary, however,
you can use the supplied plastic screwdriver to raise or lower the input level. See the
“Setting Up and Using Your XP40iw System” section on page 5 in this manual for more
information.
5: Battery holder - Insert a standard 9-volt alkaline battery here, being sure to observe
the plus and minus polarity markings shown. We recommend the Duracell MN 1604 type
battery. Although rechargeable Ni-Cad batteries can be used, they do not supply adequate
current for more than four hours. WARNING: Do not insert the battery backwards; doing
so can cause severe damage to the HT5 and will void your warranty.
* Be sure to turn down the WIRELESS LEVEL control before turning transmitter power on or off, or
an audible pop may result.
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Using the XP40iw Wireless Microphone
The basic procedure for setting up and using your XP40iw Wireless System takes
only a few minutes:
1. For the XP40iw system to work correctly, both the receiver and transmitter
must be set to the same channel. Remove all packing materials (save them in case
of need for future service) and check to make sure that the supplied receiver and
transmitter are set to the same channel. If these channels do not match, contact
your Samson Technical Support at 1-800-372-6766.
2. Physically place the XP40iw where it will be used (the general rule of thumb is
to maintain “line of sight” between the receiver and transmitter so that the person
using the microphone can see the XP40iw).
3. Make sure the Power on-off switch in your HT5 handheld transmitter is set to
“Off.”
4. On the HT5 handheld transmitter, unscrew the bottom section of the
microphone by turning it counterclockwise and then slide it off.
5. Place a fresh 9-volt alkaline battery in the transmitter battery holder, taking care
to observe the polarity markings. Replace the bottom section of the HT5 handheld
microphone by sliding it on and then screwing it back on. Leave the transmitter off
for the moment.
6. Turn the WIRELESS LEVEL knob on the XP40iw completely counterclockwise.
Using the strain relief, connect the supplied AC adapter to the DC Input on the rear
panel of the XP40iw, then plug the adapter into any standard AC outlet. Press the
rear panel Power switch to turn on the XP40iw.
7. Turn on the power to the HT5 transmitter (using its Power on-off switch); all
three Battery strength LEDs will light if the battery is sufficiently strong. At this
point, the RF LED on the rear panel of the receiver will light.
8. Now it’s time to set the audio levels. Turn on your connected amplifier and/
or mixer but keep its volume all the way down. Next, make sure that your HT5
transmitter is unmuted by setting its Audio switch to “On.” Then set the Volume
knob on the XP40iw fully counterclockwise. Speak or sing into the mic at a normal
performance level and raise the WIRELESS LEVEL control until the desired level is
reached.
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Using the XP40iw Wireless Microphone
Bear in mind also that the HT5H microphone is unidirectional which means it
picks up sound from the front of the mic and rejects sound from the rear. This
will help reduce the chance of feedback. In general, you can avoid feedback by
taking care not to use any microphone directly in front of a PA speaker (if this
is unavoidable, try using an equalizer to attenuate those high- or mid-range
frequencies which are causing the feedback “squealing”).
9. If you hear distortion at the desired volume level check the rear panel PEAK LED.
If it is lit red turn down the WIRELESS LEVEL until it lights red only occasionally. If
you still hear distortion, do the following:
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level for the particular microphone model being used and so no adjustment
should be necessary. Any distortion present should therefore simply be a matter
of the microphone being too close to the mouth; try moving it further away. If
this does not solve the problem, use the supplied plastic screwdriver to turn the
Gain control (trimpot) on the HT5 slowly counterclockwise until the distortion
disappears.
Note that, following this setup procedure, you can always lower the Volume knob
of the XP40iw in order to further attenuate the output signal if necessary.
10. Conversely, if you hear a weak, noisy signal at the desired volume level (and
with the Volume control of the receiver turned fully clockwise), again make sure
that the XP40iw rear panel Audio Output Level switch is set correctly and that the
gain structure of your audio system is correctly set. If it is and the signal coming
from the XP40iw is still weak and/or noisy, do the following:
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level for the particular microphone model being used and so no adjustment
should be necessary. Any weakness of signal should therefore simply be a
matter of the microphone being too far from the mouth; try moving it closer. If
this does not solve the problem, use the supplied plastic screwdriver to turn the
Gain control (trimpot) on the HT5 slowly clockwise until the signal reaches an
acceptable level.
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Using the XP40iw Wireless Microphone
11. When first setting up the XP40iw System in a new environment, it’s always a
good idea to do a walk-around in order to make sure that coverage is provided
for your entire performance area. Accordingly, turn down the level of your audio
system and turn on both the transmitter and receiver. Then, with the transmitter
unmuted, restore the level of your audio system and while speaking or singing,
walk through the entire area that will need to be covered. As you do so, the
“RF” LED on the rear panel of the XP40iw should always remain lit. Always try to
minimize the distance between transmitter and receiver as much as possible so that
the strongest possible signal is received from all planned transmission points. In
fixed installations such as A/V or corporate conference rooms or for extended range
applications (where the transmitter and receiver are more than 150 feet apart), it
may be desirable to angle the receiver antenna differently from its vertical position
or to install the receiver in the same room as the transmitters (and, if necessary, to
extend the wiring to remote audio equipment).
If you have followed all the steps above and are experiencing difficulties, contact your
local distributor or, if purchased in the United States, call Samson Technical Support
(1-800-372-6766) between 9 AM and 5 PM EST.
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Specifications
Amplifier
Power Output. . . . . .
No. of Mic Input . . . .
Volume Control. . . . .
1 x iPod
Tone Control . . . . . .
Mic/Instrument Input .
Link Input/Output . . .
Aux. Input . . . . . . . .
iPod Input . . . . . . . .
Instrument Input. . . .
Speaker
Drivers . . . . . . . . .
Built-in Battery . . . .
Operation . . . . . . .
conditions
Battery Charging . . .
AC/DC Adapter . . . .
Frequency Response
Construction . . . . .
Grill . . . . . . . . . . .
Mounting . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . .
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30-pin input dock
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SMPS AC100~240V, 50~60Hz/ DC18V-1.5A
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Polypropylene internally ribbed
Perforated Steel Grill, powder coated
Integral 1 3/8-inch Pole Mount Receptacle
241mm(L) x 235mm(W) x 368mm(H)
7.6kg Net
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Wireless Specifications
HT5 Microphone Transmitter
Transmission Mode
Frequency Range
OSC System
RF Power
Operating Range
Frequency Stability
Approvals
Radiating Harmonic and Spurious Emission
Antenna Type
Audio Frequency Response
Pre-Emphasis
Noise Reduction System
Signal To Noise Ratio
Maximum Input Level
T.H.D.
Current Consumption
Battery Life (MN1604 9-volt alkaline)
Operating Temperature
Controls
LED Indicator
Dimensions
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Frequency modulation, 80KF3E, 15 kHz peak deviation
173.80 MHz to 213.20 MHz, 25 frequencies
Crystal controlled, x12 multiplication
20 mW (USA models), 10 mW [(2 mW ERP) European / UK models)]
300 ft.
± 10 ppm
Complies with ETS 300 422 and FCC Part 74
Below limits of applicable regulations
Internal
40 Hz to 15 kHz ±3 dB
50 µSec
NE571 based compandor
> 100 dB
0 dBv (ST5), -20 dBv (VH3)
< 1% @ 1 kHz
34 mA (typical)
6 hours (typical)
-10 to +55 degrees C
Power On/Off, Audio On/Off, Level Control (Trimpot)
Battery high/medium/low
37 (W) x 233 (H) mm (1.46 x 9.17 in.)
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XP40iw Receiver
Receiving System
Frequency Range
Band A (European / UK models)
Band B (European / UK models)
Receiving Mode
Sensitivity
Selectivity
Squelch Sensitivity
Intermediate Frequency
Local Oscillator System
Noise Reduction System
De-emphasis
Signal To Noise Ratio
Audio Frequency Response
T.H.D.
Audio Output Levels
Single conversion Superheterodyne
173.80 MHz to 213.20 MHz, 25 frequencies
160.10 to 177.90 MHz
189.10 to 210.10 MHz
80KF3E
< 3 µV for 20 dB SINAD, < 10 µV for 50 dB S/N
120 kHz BW, nominal @ -6 dB, ± 300 kHz (adj CH), -75 dB
3 µV to 250 µV adjustable
10.7 MHz
Crystal controlled
NE571 based compandor
50 µsec.
> 100 dB (IHF-A) line out, > 90 dB (IHF-A), mic out
40 Hz to 15 kHz ±3 dB
< 1% @ 1 kHz
-10dB unbalanced (1/4" phone connector),
-20 dBm / -40 dBm balanced (XLR connector)
5 kΩ unbalanced, 600 Ω balanced
1/4 wavelength telescopic
-10 to +55 degrees C
Volume, Squelch, Power
Audio Output Impedance
Antennas
Operating Temperature
Controls
LED Indicators
XP40iw
Power Requirement
Dimensions (W x H x D, without antenna)
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TX On / AF Level (6 LEDs) / RF Level (6 LEDs)
12 Volts DC, 100 mA typical (110 mA max.), AC adapter supplied
216 x 44 x 116 mm (8.5 x 1.75 x 4.6 in.)
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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FCC Rules and Regulations
Samson wireless systems are type accepted under FCC
rules parts 90, 74 and 15.
Licensing of Samson equipment is the user’s responsibility and licensability depends on the user’s classification,
application and frequency selected.
This device complies with RSS-210 of
Industry & Science Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
Undesired operation.
Samson Technologies Corp.
45 Gilpin Avenue
Hauppauge, New York 11788-8816
Phone: 1-800-3-SAMSON (1-800-372-6766)
Fax: 631-784-2201
www.samsontech.com
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