Summary: I have just submitted the second service request for my unit. Without having it clip or even be close to clipping the unit seems to just blow out. It turns on but gets no sound. We purchased this unit for our business and it is only 4.5 months old with about 15 hours of light use per week.
a customer from yahoo.com in Newington, CT, zzounds.com
29 December 2012
Summary: I needed a Pa system for my band and was shopping under a budget. I looked into this machine and boy I have to tell you, after reading some reviews decided to give it a try. It's great for our rehearsals, open mic and karaoke since I do all of those , but definitely invest in a subwoofer, monitors are recommended if you are that serious.
Summary: I bought this product in December 2010. It sounds good and loud enough for small church hall. I used it less than 6 (six) times / about 2 hours each event. The left side speaker output not working in April 2012. I am out of mfg. warranty, the repairman (GPS) said the board is defective and it cost about $ 350 just for the part from Samson. It's not worth to fix it. I have mixed feeling, I love the sound, but dissapointed with the reliability.
Summary: The sound is amazing really blown away by the pure sound. I have a 3 pc. acoutic band and we can play over the crowd noise and in a good size venue. plus the portablity is great we can get set up in less then 5 mins. if you need a good sounding portable PA then get this one.
"Samson 510I--A Real Value but not without some Costs!"
Timothy B in Greensboro, NC, zzounds.com
31 January 2012
Summary: I purchased the Samson 510i back in October. I don't know a lot about sound systems but I had read some reviews on the internet that gave this machine lots of high praise. The reason I wanted to use this machine is to play music at small functions and school dances. Overall I would say this machine was good for doing that except the bass output was weak so if you are listening to a lot of music with serious bass this machine will leave you wanting more.
Summary: I learned that the portable PA systems sacrifice a lot of quality to bring you portability. You could spend a little more and get a couple of Mackie Thumps and a mixer and have a system 10x as good and only a little less portable.