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X2 Wireless (Rack vs. Pedal)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by crijan, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. crijan

    crijan Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    Dallas, Texas
    Endorsing: JH Audio IEMs
    I'm looking at picking up an X2 to replace an AKG Guitar Bug system which has degraded to the point that the transmitter needs replacing which seems silly since it's in the 700MHz range.

    I'm having trouble deciding if I should go with the rackmount or one of the pedal board versions though.

    Currently my setup is:
    Bass >>> Korg DTR-2000 >>> Pedal board (Comp. > OD > Chorus > Xciter) >>> Amp

    So I'm trying to decide if I should do:
    Bass >>> X2 Tx >>> X2 Rack-mount Rx >>> Korg DTR-2000 >>> Pedal board >>> Amp


    Bass >>> X2 Tx >>> Pedal board (X2 Pedal-mount Rx > Comp. > OD > Chorus > Xciter) >>> Korg DTR-2000 >>> Amp

    Side discussion I could also sell the Korg DTR-2000 and replace it with a Pitchblack to use the second option still with the tuner up front in the chain.

  2. afroman


    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Unless you play huge stadiums I'd recommend the pedal versions. I have the XDS-Plus version which is escencially the rackmount version in a pedal. It has most of the racks features but with 200' feet range instead of 300' and dual-diversity antennas instead of quad-diversity.

    The normal XDS is also great, I've owned it and it worked perfectly.

    XDS = $300
    XS-Plus = $400
    XDR = $500

    Decide your budget and get the one you can.
    No matter which one you get it should be the first thing in your signal.

    bass w. transmitter > X2 > tuner > other pedals > amp > speaker