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jansenw
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« on: June 06, 2008, 02:00:03 PM »

I'm thinking of using a wireless connection from my bass. It would make some of my worship setups easier but wouldn't be absolutely necessary. I hear the Line-6 X2 Digital system is pretty good.

Do you use a wireless connection? Which one and why?  How far are you from the receiver?

What problems have you encountered?

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 03:28:14 PM »

I got a Nady U33B off of ebay for a song and other than having to modify the the input jack it has been worry free (they tend to short out with side loads on the input cord-easily fixed). I love the sound-it has bass boost-and I have tried a few others and they just dont have the punch that the Nady does. The range is pretty good too, never had a dropout during a performance. I have been using it steady for over a year now, and when I do have top go back to a chord I dont like it at all.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 04:27:44 PM »

How far are you from the receiver?
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 10:36:23 PM »

I can go to the back of the church and tweek knobs on the board til it sounds right. Im not sure how far that is, but its far enough that if Im not wearing my IEMs my timing gets off due to the time delay. I have gone out the back door to get something out of my truck (about the same distance, but 2 or 3 walls in between) and I could still hear it. Maybe 150 ft. or so, easy. Im not aware of a situation where I'd ever get that far during a performance (unless I did the Angus Young riding on the shoulders thing-but that wont happen, Im waaay too big).
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2008, 11:52:54 AM »

I do not use, and have never, a wireless connection. I have heard terrific things about the X2 system (they have rackmount and pedal versions). I've never used it or tested it.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008, 02:59:48 PM »

I have an old Nady 201 wireless that I use off and on, and have for the past 19-20 years or so. It has always been reliable, although it is a little hungry for batteries, but it sounds great and has more than enough range for me.

oyo
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 06:14:41 PM »

I would love to use a wireless just to be able to go to the balcony where the sound board is and dial in my sound while the band is practicing.  From the stage, I have no idea what the sound is like in the pews and, of course, the Aviom headphone monitor I use doesn't give me a clue, either.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008, 11:13:46 AM »

No...all cable.
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2008, 11:29:42 AM »

No...all cable.

I have gone back to using a cable myself. As good as my old Nady sounds, 9v batteries are expen$ive, and using a cable is free.

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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2008, 11:50:13 AM »

I am all cable myself.
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2008, 07:03:23 PM »

No...all cable.

I have gone back to using a cable myself. As good as my old Nady sounds, 9v batteries are expen$ive, and using a cable is free.

oyo
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I'm cabled now but would love to go wireless then I can go back to the board and mix for practice and still play and hear what we sound like!
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2008, 07:05:30 PM »

Ya know - didn't the frequencies all change on 1 JAN 2008? 

EDIT:
Never mind - law changes freqs in 2009 (I saw a "2009 compliant" listing on something I was looking at.)
After that you run the risk of older stuff picking up police/fire/ambulance. Sad
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2008, 08:39:18 PM »

Ya know - didn't the frequencies all change on 1 JAN 2008? 

EDIT:
Never mind - law changes freqs in 2009 (I saw a "2009 compliant" listing on something I was looking at.)
After that you run the risk of older stuff picking up police/fire/ambulance. Sad

If that is true and it very well could be, someone could be using an older wireless and right in the middle of prayer a police call could come blasting over the mains.  Shocked
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2008, 01:06:25 AM »

I am selling my old Ibanez SR506 to the assistant pastor of a church in my fellowship, and am planning on buying an x2 when he finishes paying for it.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2008, 02:45:51 PM »

Ya know - didn't the frequencies all change on 1 JAN 2008? 

EDIT:
Never mind - law changes freqs in 2009 (I saw a "2009 compliant" listing on something I was looking at.)
After that you run the risk of older stuff picking up police/fire/ambulance. Sad

If that is true and it very well could be, someone could be using an older wireless and right in the middle of prayer a police call could come blasting over the mains.  Shocked

I think it is primarily the 700MHz UHF band that will be banned for wireless device use and assigned to public safety. ( http://gigaom.com/2007/03/14/700mhz-explained/ ). I'm using that as an excuse to upgrade some mics on that band at work, although we almost never use those particular units.  Wink

John
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