THe Samson XP106 is an easy to use, portable, battery operated, rechargeable Amp/PA system. It features input jacks for a guitar, microphone, and an external audio source. In addition it has Bluetooth connectivity, so you can connect a Bluetooth device, such as a media player, in addition to the wired connections. I bought an XP106 after I'd had the chance to plug into one during a gig. It sounded great and filled the room with the sound of my guitar and a backing track. When I later looked it up online, the big selling points for me were that the XP106 is lightweight, rechargeable and can play up to 20 hours on a single charge of the battery. Well, it turns out it's a case of 2 out of three ain't bad. It is lightweight and rechargeable. However, no matter how long I charged mine, I have yet to have it last more than three and a half (3.5) hours of continuous play. Fortunately when it really mattered, I was able to use the included power adapter to connect the system to electrical power. It wouldn't have worked for an outdoor venue for instance. It's loud enough to fill a small room where 20 - 30 people can hear clearly. I use it for performing in the subway system, and people can hear me about 100 feet away, though, not over the sound of an approaching train. If you want louder sound, for larger events, I recommend the Samson XP150 or XP800. Both are portable and relatively lightweight...but neither XP150 nor the XP800 are battery powered). If you need battery power lasting,ore thsn 3.5 hours in a gig, be sure you'll have a way to plug in on the gig. The XP106 is probably not going to satisfy you.
The Guitar Man
New York, NY