The FCC has auctioned off a portion of the 600MHz band (614–698MHz) that many wireless microphone manufacturers, including Samson, have used in their products. The 600MHz spectrum will be repurposed in the future for new wireless broadband services, and that repurposed spectrum will not continue to be available for use with wireless microphones that operate in that frequency range. However, this repurposed spectrum will continue to be available for use between now and July 12, 2020.
What does this mean to you?
On July 13, 2020, after the transition is complete, all wireless systems that operate in the 600MHz band (including Samson “N Channel” or “C Band”) will be illegal to use. Between now and then, you should transition your 600MHz wireless systems to other wireless systems that are not in this spectrum. Samson Technologies currently manufactures a variety of wireless systems that operate outside of the 600MHz spectrum.
If you purchased a Samson wireless system that operates in the 600MHz spectrum after January 1, 2017, please contact Samson Technologies directly via phone at 800-3SAMSON (800-372-6766) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your system replaced at no charge.
If you have a wireless system that operates in the above stated Channels or Bands (614–698MHz Frequency) that was purchased before January 1, 2017, or any wireless system from any manufacturer operating in the 614–698MHz frequency range, Samson has a plan in place to offer rebates to customers that purchase new Samson systems to replace wireless systems they own in the 600MHz band.
REMEMBER, YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR REBATE CLAIM BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2019
What to do
Please follow these steps to redeem your rebate:
Step 1. Determine if you have a 600MHz wireless system?
Step 2. Purchase a new qualifying Samson wireless system.
Step 4. Send to Samson, the Rebate Request Form, along with the original dated sales receipt for the newly-purchased qualifying Samson Wireless System, the original actual model number/UPC label from end of cartons and the trade-in 600MHz frequency band wireless system.
Step 5. Upon approval, you will receive a rebate check. Please allow 6–8 weeks for processing of your rebate.
Samson Rebate Offer
If you purchase a new Samson wireless system (refer to system list below) between May 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 to replace your 600MHz wireless system you are eligible to receive a rebate from Samson according to the list below.
|Samson Wireless System||Rebate|
|AH1 (Transmitter only)||$45 Rebate (K Frequency Systems Only)|
|AirLine 77 Fitness System||$75 Rebate (K Frequency Systems Only)|
|AirLine 77 Wind Instrument System||$75 Rebate (K Frequency Systems Only)|
|AirLine Micro System (Camera, Earset)||$75 Rebate (K Frequency Systems Only)|
|AirLine 88 Guitar System||$60 Rebate (K Frequency Systems Only)|
|AirLine 88 Headset System||$120 Rebate (K Frequency Systems Only)|
|AirLine ATX Series: AWX Wind Inst./ALX Lav./AHX Headset||$75 Rebate (K Frequency Systems Only)|
|Concert 88 System (Handheld, Presentation, Guitar, Headset, Earset)||$55 Rebate|
|Concert 88 Camera System (Handheld, Lavalier, Combo)||$75 Rebate|
|Concert 288 System (Handheld, Presentation, All-In-One)||$100 Rebate|
|Concert 99 System (Handheld, Presentation, Guitar, Earset)||$85 Rebate|
|Synth 7 System (Handheld, Presentation, Guitar, Headset, Earset)||$75 Rebate|
How do I determine if I have a 600MHz System?
Samson 600MHz Systems
If your Samson fixed (single) frequency wireless system operates on Channels N1 through N6, then it qualifies for a rebate. Look at your transmitter or receiver for the channel numbers N1, N2, N3, N4, N5 or N6.
Samson “N Channel” Systems
Any of following Systems that operate on channels N1–N6:
- AirLine 77
- AirLine Guitar and Bass Pedals
- AirLine Micro
- AirLine Synth
- Concert 77
- Concert 277
If you own a Samson AirLine Synth system, it operates in 600Mhz and qualifies for the rebate.
If your Samson multi-frequency wireless system operates on in the “C Band” or has a sticker on the receiver rear panel that reads “FREQ:638-662 MHz”, then it qualifies for a rebate.
Samson “C Band” Systems
Any of following Systems that operate in Samson’s C Band (FREQ:638-662 MHz):
- Concert 88
- Synth 7
Other Manufacturer's Systems
Please consult your wireless system’s manufacturer’s website or product documentation to determine its operating frequency. To learn about recommended replacement wireless products from Samson, call 800-3SAMSON or email at: email@example.com.