Samson Resound VX8.1 Column Array PA System

Take room-filling sound anywhere! The Samson Resound VX8.1 column PA is great for intimate gigs and rehearsals, especially if wide sound coverage is a must.

The Samson Resound VX8.1 is a portable column array system that delivers premium sound in a sleek, easy-to-transport package, perfect for mobile DJs, bands, singer-songwriters or anywhere high-quality sound reinforcement is needed. This active 700-watt system includes a 12" subwoofer with a 3-channel mixer and eight 3.5" drivers arranged in a vertical column array that provides 120-200 degrees of horizontal coverage.

Column Coverage

Eight 3.5" drivers are arranged in an interlocking, 2-segment column array, coupled (via an extension segment) with a 12" subwoofer that can produce up to 130dB SPL. To ensure sound is delivered across an entire audience, the VX8.1 provides a horizontal coverage angle of 120 with the full array in center position, as well as 200 with the two array segments rotated 45 in opposite directions. Meanwhile, the system's subwoofer delivers tight low end down to 40Hz.

Power and Connection

Featuring a lightweight Class D amplifier that delivers 700 watts of power to the system (350W Sub / 350W Array), not to mention onboard 4-preset (Music, Live, Speech, DJ) DSP processing, the VX8.1 has what it takes to fill large rooms with stunning sound. Its 3-channel mixer includes connections for microphones, instruments and line devices. Also, backing tracks or music playback can be conveniently streamed via Bluetooth from any mobile device.

Gig Ready

Constructed of solid plywood with textured paint and steel grilles, the VX8.1 is durable to handle from read more gig to gig. In addition, the system's interlocking components make setup a breeze, with no need for cables or stands. Plus, a Thru output enables the ability to integrate a second VX8.1 system and further expand your sound.


- Samson Resound VX8.1 Column Array PA System
- All-in-one portable column array system that weighs 67lb
- Class D amplifier produces 700 watts of power (350W Sub / 350W Array)
- 12" active subwoofer
- Eight 3.5" full-range drivers in a 2-segment vertical column
- Full system frequency response of 40Hz20kHz (-3dB)
- Horizontal coverage of 120 (full center) to 200 (45 L/R array rotation)
- Included extension segment connects subwoofer and array column
- Interlocking components for easy setup
- Top-mounted 3-channel mixer (on subwoofer)
- 4-preset DSP processing (Music, Live, Speech, DJ)
- Channel 1: XLR-1/4" combo selectable mic/line input for microphones and line level devices
- Channel 2: XLR-1/4" combo line/instrument input for line level devices and instruments + stereo RCA input
- Channel 3: Bluetooth connectivity to connect wireless music sources
- Independent volume controls on each channel
- Column Select (Center/Rotate) EQ switch
- Thru (Mix/Channel 1 selectable) output to daisy-chain multiple systems together
- Signal/Limit and Power LED indicators
- 3-point electronic protection circuitry with temperature-controlled fan
- Solid plywood enclosures with textured paint, steel grilles and side carry handles
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- Amplifier: Class D
- System Output Power: 700 watts (350W Sub / 350W Array)
- System Frequency Response: 40Hz–20kHz (-3dB)
- System Max. SPL: 130dB
- Subwoofer: 12" active
- Satellite Speakers: 8x 3.5" passive (in 2-segment column)
- Horizontal Coverage: 120° (center), 200° (45° L/R rotation)
- Inputs: XLR-1/4" combo Mic/Line, XLR-1/4" combo Line/Instrument, RCA
- Outputs: XLR Thru (Mix/Channel 1)
- Level Controls: Channels 1–2, Bluetooth
- DSP: 4 presets (Music, Live, Speech, DJ)
- EQ: Column Select (Center/Rotate) switch
- Dynamics Control: Reverb, Voiceover (switch)
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
- Construction: Plywood, textured paint, steel grille, integrated handles, interlocking design
- Additional: Extension segment
- Product Dimensions (assembled): 72.5" (1842mm) x 14.9" (379mm) x 18.6" (472mm)
- Product Weight: 67lb (30.4kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 75.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 24 x 23 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SAVX812

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 516-870-7200

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted May 5, 2024 by Robert Freeland in Birmingham, AL

"Bare- bones premium sound and design!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Was looking to add some sparkle to our acoustic trio's live sound. Years ago we played through Bose 802 III with a sub. I always loved the bright sound, but migrated to active tops and subs. We also wanted to "lighten the load" a bit, so began researching portable column array systems. With $1000 +/- as a budget, compared specs from JBL IRX, Maui 11, EVolve, etc. Also, on-board mixing not important as we wanted to maintain the ability to have seperate monitor mixes when needed. (We use a Tascam 12 or a Mackie 16 as needed).Samson Resound VX8.1 came in with the best specs for the $. 8 drivers vs 6 or 4. 12" sub vs. 8" or 10". Simple inputs. 125/130 SPL. (some sources say 125, some 130). Zzounds beat SW price of $799. 1st use was in local club with approx 150 people in audience. I was concerned that it would be loud enough so I threw a powered JBL IRX112 in the car just in case. The Samson system did an absolutely fantastic job! I don't know if our trio was on fire because we could hear so well (I rotated speakers for 200 degree coverage with system placed stage right in front of band), but we received numerous "best yall have ever sounded" compliments from audience.I think the system not only added some crisp sparkle to our sound, but also some intelligibility to the mix. Sounded like we were playing unplugged, just much louder without being distorted or "too loud". It seems that these systems allow the frequencies to travel much farther without having to boost the output.In summary, read more I think for an act such as ours, at least, a portable column array is the way to go. In particular, the price point of this system, I can easily add another and not be in over $2000, which is the price of some single units.I think the sound quality is superb, with no member of the band being just satisfied, we were all amazed how great it sounds.This in not a unit to settle for, it is a great choice for top notch sound. I wouldn't play through it again if it wasn't an improvement. The compact nature is certainly a plus, but sound quality is paramount.We will use it again in a week and can give more input then. A little heavier than some, but extremely well made and designed and I feel we bought a premium system, for its class! Pull the trigger! You'll love it, especially if currently using tops/subs......and BTW, the IRX 112 sat alone in the parking lot as it wasn't ever needed. (I understand you can augment with active speaker if needed, just wasn't needed)

Musical Background:
30 years semi-pro acoustic duo/trio/band

Musical Style:
Acoustic rock, Grateful Dead, CSN and sometimes Y, lots of 2 and 3 part harmonies.....blah blah
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