Samson Technologies began in 1980 designing wireless microphone systems. Today, we are an industry leader in both consumer and professional audio with three notable brands: Samson, Hartke and Zoom. Over 250 of our products are sold and distributed in over 140 countries around the world.
In 1980, Samson introduced our first wireless microphone system. Over the years, Samson has become a leader in the wireless field. In the early '90s, we began to expand the reach of our audio products through the development of power amplifiers, mixers, wired microphones and signal processors. In 2005, we introduced the first professional USB microphones to be used by musicians, broadcasters and podcast enthusiasts. Our USB microphones are now the industry standard.
Hartke revolutionized the world of bass amplification in 1985 with the creation of a unique aluminum cone driver that produced a bass tone with far broader dynamics than had ever been heard before. We have gone on to create a full line of bass amplifiers, cabinets and combos that are used by some of the world's greatest musicians.
Exclusively distributed by Samson in the United States, Zoom is best known for its digital guitar and bass effects pedals, including the legendary 505 Guitar multi-effects pedal which was introduced in 1997. Zoom went on to develop numerous digital desktop recorders and drum machines. Today, Zoom is known by industry professionals for their extensive line of award-winning digital handheld audio and video recorders.
Over three decades, Samson has grown from a small two-person operation to a worldwide enterprise, dedicated to innovating new products that will enhance the lives of music and broadcast professionals everywhere.