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Best Wireless System?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by John K., Nov 13, 2001.


  1. What wireless system for a bass would be best? Anything under 300 would be good. I've been looking at Shure and Samson quite a bit. Which of those are better?
     
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    If you can find one, the Xwire is the best ever made.
     
  3. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Hi Snaggletooth. I've been considering wireless for a while now too. Samson keeps getting advertised over on this side of the pond, another one that seems to be getting a big advertising campaign is AKG - they do a plug in pack like the Samson ones that I've seen, but the jack is free to move to fit any type of socket!

    Don't know about prices in the US though!!

    I think that you can find out about them on www.akg-wireless.com

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I use an AKG WR80. UHF 15 channel. It works well and is very transparent. I paid about $400 (US) for it.

    The guitar player that I work with most of the time uses the new EV UHF wireless. I think it works as well as my AKG and it can be purchased for about $300.

    Chas
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Do you know the model number of AKG's Airline clone? I couldn't find it on their website.

    I'd love an Airline (the receiver built into a pedal housing is ingenious!), but they only go down to 50 Hz.
     
  6. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Samson Airline yeah, that's the one. As to the AKG clone, I'm not sure - I'll check out the ad in Guitarist magazine tonight and let you know!!
     
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I'd go (actually, I did go) with the Shure UT UHF dual diversity unit. GC carries the same unit as Access UHF. They're list is about $600, GC sells them at about $349, and you can haggle them down to about $300. These units have frequency response down to 20 hz, which you need for bass. Mine works bitchen.
     
  8. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    i've got an old rackmount sampson...it works just fine
     
  9. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    why oh why did XWire go out of business??? Its not fair! By the time I can afford one, they'll be fargin impossible to find!! agh! :mad:
     
  10. From what I understand, the X-Wire technology was bought by Sennheiser. They use it in the Sennheiser Evolution 100 UHF Wireless. Problem is they degraded to bit processing somewhat. I believe the X-Wire was 24 bit and
    the Sennheiser is 16 bit.
     
  11. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Hi Heavyduty - checked out the ad, the AKG clone is called the GB040 (GB stands for - Guitar Bug!)

    The AKG stuff actually looks interesting. The Samson Airline stuff was just reviewed in Guitarist magazine - got quite a good write up!
     
  12. Kraken

    Kraken

    Jun 19, 2001
    Aylesbury, England
    I'd like to see where this goes....
     
  13. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I have been using a Sennheiser Evolution 100 wireless for about 3-4 months now, and have no complaints with it whatsoever. The frequency rating isn't down to 20Hz, but I also haven't found there to be any noticable loss in low end, either, when I compared it to plugging in with a cord.

    I also has an all metal transmitter, which is cool. But, it is a little out of the price range you specified.:(
     
  14. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Is there any new info on the AKG GB040? I still can't find anything on it...
     
  15. camerondye

    camerondye

    Nov 7, 2000
    Xwire sold there technology to Sennheiser, I don't know if they have got something that uses the xwire system yet though. BTW Xwire was a normal UHF transmiiter but it did everything else digitally, supposedly worked great. A lot of people said it sounded better than chords. Check out Sennheiser and see.
    cam
     
  16. I'm using a (Nasty)Nady Encore 2 VHF diversity number...works quite well, freq. range down to 20Hz. Cheap as old shoes, too.

    I don't dig the noise gate on it though, too much pop. Do all wireless units have this problem?
     
  17. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL