Samson RSXM10A Powered Stage Monitor 10" - 800W
Samson is a brand that known for providing quality musical equipment at affordable price points.
Case in point is the RSXM10A, which for the price gives you a stage monitor with an all-wood cabinet.
At its core is an 800-Watt Class D amplifier, which drives a 10" woofer and a 1" tweeter.
To make this stage monitor more compact, went for a coaxial speaker configuration where the tweeter sits right in front of the woofer. This configuration also allows for a more focused sound especially when listening right in front of the speaker's sweet spot.
Finally, while the RSXM10A is designed to be a dedicated stage monitor, it can be used as a FOH speaker complete with pole mounting and an FOH switch.
- LF Driver: 10"
- HF Driver: 1"
- Power Rating (RMS): 800W
- Power Rating (Peak): 1600W
- Frequency Range:55 Hz to 20 kHz (-3 dB)
- Maximum Peak SPL: 130 dB SPL @ 1 m
- Inputs: Balanced XLR, 1 x 1/4"
- Outputs: Balanced XLR Out
- Mounting: Pole, Fly, Floor Wedge
- Weight: 46 lbs.
The Samson RSXM10A is described as a warm sounding monitor speaker, and this endears it to musicians, especially guitarists who use guitar processors. It also has a reputation for sounding good for vocalists and acoustic guitarists, and is working really well in many settings from churches to event venues. Quiet operation is another one of its strength, to the point that some use it as their monitor for home recording.
With its 10" speaker, don't expect this to sound as full sounding as bigger monitors.
The Samson RSXM10A is a good deal for those looking for a straightforward instrument/vocal monitor.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Powered Stage Monitors.