Tools for the Task: Wireless Guitar Systems
July 12, 2017
Cut the cord and run wild and free.
Always ahead of the curve, guitarists were going wireless long before tablets and cell phones. This month, we’ve put together a list of 10 wireless systems that’ll let you roam without the worry of getting tangled up.
LINE 6Relay G70
Offering eight-plus hours of battery life, this rugged stompbox-format system features support for multiple instruments with its programmable presets for signal routing and levels.
SENNHEISERXSW2-CI1Sennheiser's latest includes a compact, sweat-resistant body transmitter and a rugged, metal-enclosed receiver that boasts an intuitive LCD and 12 compatible channels in a stable UHF band.
The GLXD16 is a pedal-style system that operates in the 2.4 GHz spectrum, offers up to 16 hours of run time on the lithium-ion battery, and features an integrated tuner.
This compact, simple system delivers a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, offers a 100-foot range, and provides up to five hours of run time on its rechargeable batteries. $149 street
PRA AUDIO SYSTEMSWiC
The WiC setup uses 2.4 GHz wireless technology and boasts simple one-touch connectivity, a range of up to 500 feet, and over 20 hours of use per battery charge.
A-T's 2.4 GHz system features a pair of balanced 1/4" outputs and an output-mode selector so players can toggle between the two for a dual-amp setup or mute an output for convenient tuning.
SAMSONConcert 99 Guitar
This UHF-frequency system is simple to set up thanks to the group-scan and IR-sync functions, and its transmitter features a gain control, mute button, and 300-foot range.
With 14 hours of run time on two AA batteries, the AP61 has 207 pre-coordinated frequencies for quick and easy setup, and features one-touch syncing.
ONBOARD RESEARCHIntellitouch Freedom One
The affordable Freedom One has a range of 30 feet and consists of a compact wireless transmitter and a pedal-tuner receiver. The transmitter run time is about 10 hours on a single AAA battery.
This system’s receiver has a user-friendly backlit LED display and features two completely independent RF receivers to help reduce possible dropouts or interference.
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