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Samson RSX110 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 Copyright 2013, Samson Technologies Corp. v2.2 Samson Technologies Corp. 45 Gilpin Avenue Hauppauge, New York 11788-8816 Phone: 1-800-3-SAMSON (1-800-372-6766) Fax: 631-784-2201 Speakon® is a registered trademark of Neutrik AG...
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this unit to rain or mois- ture. To reduce the hazard of electrical shock, do not remove cover or back. No user serviceable parts inside. Please refer all servicing to qualified personnel. The lightning flash with an arrow- head symbol within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of unin- sulated "dangerous voltage"...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction ....... . .5 Key Features ....... . .6 Input Connections .
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Samson products, in the future. Also, be sure to check out our website ( for complete information about our full product line.
  • Page 6: Key Features

    The RSX series passive speakers are perfectly suited for portable and permanent sound rein- forcement applications. Here are some of their main features: RSX110 (10" Two-way passive loudspeaker system) • 200 watts AES / 800 watts peak power handling • 10" (254 mm) Celestion low-frequency driver with 2" (50 mm) voice coil •...
  • Page 7 • 60° x 90° horn with 1" exit for a controlled, consistent sound • 2 x Speakon® and ¼” phone parallel speaker jacks • Twelve M10 (10 mm) fly points RSX110 • Trapezoidal, plywood construction with durable black textured paint finish RSX112...
  • Page 8: Input Connections

    Input Connections The RSX jack plates feature parallel speaker connectors. This enables you to directly connect an extension cabinet to an RSX speaker. Only use one ¼" or Speakon® connector as an input connector from an amplifier. Typically, you will only connect a single extension cabinet to an RSX cabinet, but it is possible to daisy- chain multiple cabinets.
  • Page 9: Basic Set Up

    Basic Set Up The RSX loudspeakers are passive cabinets, which means that they need to be connected to a power amplifier to reproduce an audio signal. Each speaker cabinet features parallel connectors which enable each cabinet to be daisy chained to an additional loudspeaker. When connecting multiple speakers to a power amplifier or powered mixer, you must pay attention to the mini- mum load impedance of the amplifier.
  • Page 10: Using Speaker Stands

    Using Speaker Stands The RSX110, RSX112, and RSX115 feature standard 1 ∕ " pole mount receptacles, which enable the speaker to be mounted on a standard tripod stand or subwoofer satellite pole. For best results, raise the speakers above the heads of the listening audience.
  • Page 11: Floor Monitor Positioning

    In many instances, when using the RSX speakers as a monitor system, you may choose to use an external equalizer like the Samson S-Curve 131 to tailor the sound to cut through the stage levels and to reduce the chance of feedback.
  • Page 12: Configuring The Rsx118s Subwoofer

    Configuring the RSX118S Subwoofer Before you start plugging in cables, you should take a minute to decide how you want to inter- face your new RSX118S subwoofer. Most system set-ups fall into one of two categories: Monoor Stereo sub operation. Mono Sub Operation In most cases, a common (mono) sub bass setup is preferable.
  • Page 13: Using An External Crossover

    When configuring your sound system, you may want to use an exter- nal crossover, like the Samson S 3-way, to fine tune the crossover frequency and incorporate the subwoofer with the full-range speakers, as well as to match the room where the system is installed.
  • Page 14: Permanent Installation

    Permanent Installation The RSX series loudspeakers are a perfect solution for many fixed installations such as live sound venues, discos, schools, houses of worship, convention centers and airport terminals. The two-way speaker enclosures are extremely versatile for installation as they can be suspended in several different positions by using the twelve fly points.
  • Page 15: Cable Wiring

    Cable Wiring The RSX series speaker connections are made via the rear panel ¼" and/or Speakon® connec- tors for easy interface with industry standard cables. Standard, unshielded speaker wire (avail- able at your local pro audio or music store), with either ¼" phone or Speakon connectors and wire gauge of 12–14 AWG is recommended.
  • Page 16: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Model RSX110 RSX112 200 watts AES 300 watts AES Power Rating 800 watts peak 1200 watts peak Nominal Impedance 8 ohms 8 ohms Frequency Response 65 Hz to 17 kHz ±3dB 65 Hz to 19 kHz ±3dB Sensitivity (1w @ 1m)
  • Page 17 Technical Specifications Model RSX115 RSX215 600 watts AES 1200 watts AES Power Rating 2400 watts peak 4800 watts peak Nominal Impedance 8 ohms 8 ohms Frequency Response 50 Hz to 20 kHz ±3dB 40 Hz to 20 kHz ±3dB Sensitivity (1w @ 1m) 98 dB 98 dB Maximum SPL...
  • Page 18 21.7” x 25.6” x 23.6” (550 mm x 650 mm x 600 mm) Net Weight 75 lb (34 kg) Shipping Weight 87.5 lb (39.66 kg) At Samson, we are continually improving our products, therefore specifications and images are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 19: Notes

    Notes RSX Passive Loudspeakers...
  • Page 20 Samson Technologies Corp. 45 Gilpin Avenue Hauppauge, New York 11788-8816 Phone: 1-800-3-SAMSON (1-800-372-6766) Fax: 631-784-2201

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