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Wireless worries!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MrBungle3, Jan 2, 2004.


  1. MrBungle3

    MrBungle3

    May 16, 2002
    Dallas
    I am looking to go wireless. I really want to get an x-wire, and I have sometime to wait around for one, but I am worried about damaging it. I am looking at the shure UT series, because it is a little less expensive, smaller, and I know that I could get service if needed.

    Is the x-wire still worth the investment if I go nuts on stage?

    Thanks
     
  2. Pete

    Pete

    Jan 3, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I have to say that Sennhieser bought X-wire and buried the technology. They came out with a stripped down version in the 1092 wireless. I boight one and love it. I really feel like it's the first bass w/o any compression in the circut at all and it's dead quiet. Best of all it doesn't squeal or do any of the garbage that most wireless' do. I use mine 4x a week at a high profile casino gig.

    Now the downsides: It's eats batteries. 5 hours of life from a 9volt. Also build or buy 2 more 1/8 to 1/4 cable to cennect your bass to the body pack transmitter because the supplied one WILL fail. When it does you'll have an extra on hand.

    pete
     
  3. MrBungle3

    MrBungle3

    May 16, 2002
    Dallas
    I have heard very mixed reviews of the senheiser (sp?) pack. Almost everyone says that it is not reliable.

    I would rather buy something once and forget about it. I hear the most positive things about x-wire, but I need a wireless that can put up with some sort of beating (mainly the bodypack)

    I figure I could go to guitar center, pick up a shure wireless and put a waranty on it, or go with an x-wire - which is the most reliable and legendary wireless ever.

    choices...
     
  4. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    ever seen "this is spinal tap"?


    'nuff said :D
     
  5. Pete

    Pete

    Jan 3, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I have to stick up for the 192 wireless, I know it may not be everyone's fav but it's great for me. The bodypady is identical to th metal bodypacks used in the EW122 (I think) and 322 systems. Metal all the way around. Plus the reciever has all it's antenni inside so there's no pieces of metal sticking out to get broken off or lost. It is a 1/2 rack design but can be racked up w/o buying more hardware.

    If you go with a shure system, spend the bucks and get a ULX. Much better performance.

    pete
     
  6. MrBungle3

    MrBungle3

    May 16, 2002
    Dallas
    yeah I saw the movie, but I dont remember where that comes into play here?
     
  7. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks!

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH

    You don't remember the gig at the Air Force base? You know, the dance when they "let their hair down"? The control tower is being picked up by Nigel's wireless, and he stomps off the stage......


    Chris A.:rolleyes: :bassist:
     
  8. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    I purchased a Sennheiser 1092 and while it did sound good I got 2 hr battery life and the reciever is plastic.

    I returned it and got a Shure ULXP system. Much better specs, 8hrs+ battery life. metal reciever w/rackmount hardware. Double the price but to me worth the piece of mind.
     
  9. MrBungle3

    MrBungle3

    May 16, 2002
    Dallas
    I am pretty set now on getting the shure UT 'the guitarist' - its around $360 - less than the ulxp series ( I think?)
     
  10. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Just double check the frequency response to see how low it goes.
     
  11. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    I have an x wire, and it is awesome. No problems whatsoever, but then again I treat it pretty well. A couple months ago I emailed Sennheiser to see if I could get any info about x wire, and they gave me a phone number for "x wire contact info." I never called them due to an ailment of mine called laziness, but here's the number if you want to call and see what kind of support is available:

    916-929-9473