Samson Audio began designing wireless audio systems in 1980. Over more than two decades, Samson has grown from a small two-person operation, to a multinational enterprise with over 100 employees and a 126,000 square feet corporate and distribution headquarters. By 2008 they were an industry leader with three distinct brands: Samson, Hartke and Zoom. Over the years, Samson has pioneered a number of technical breakthroughs in wireless such as the incorporation of dbx Noise Reduction, synthesized wireless with selectable frequencies, the first 19" rack-mount receiver, microprocessor-controlled true diversity (dual receiver) designs and cost-effective UHF wireless for live sound applications, system contracting and video. Samson also was the first company to introduce micro-transmitter wireless systems that don't require belt packs: The Airline System.
With Hartke Systems, innovation first came from the American bass amp and cabinet manufacturer with their unique aluminum cone drivers, Samson Technologies became the exclusive world-wide distributor of Hartke amplifiers, cabinets, combos and bass guitars. Hartke's new AC150 Acoustic Guitar amplifier is the only product in its category to offer the superior sound reproduction of ribbon in an acoustic amp.
In 2005, they launched a line of USB Microphones: the Q1U, C01U and C03U providing an affordable solution to anyone wishing to enter the latest trends in new media like podcasting.
In 2008 Samson was also the exclusive U.S. distributor for Zoom, Samson Technologies was also a leading design and development partner for products like the top-selling 505 guitar effects processor. More recently, in partnership with Zoom, they launched the H4 Handy Recorder.