Xvive U2 Guitar Wireless System

Item: 
2.4GHz Digital Guitar Transmitter & Receiver
Price Paid: 
$150
Features: 

Xvive U2 Guitar Wireless System with Rechargeable 2.4GHz Digital Guitar Transmitter and Receiver for Electric Guitar, Bass, Violin

  • More than 70 feet range, Line-0-site outdoors
  • Less than 6ms Latency, Simultaneous broadcasts on four channels(Only supports passive electric guitar pickup and piezo-electric Acoustic guitar pickup not with microphone system pickup.)
  • Broad 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response, 4--5 hours of battery life(Rechargable Lithuim Battery)
  • Comes with transmitter, receiver and power cable
  • 2.4GHz band is optimal for guitar wireless, approved for worldwide use.
  • 4 channels means up to 4 bandmates can use them suimultaneously.

 

Pros: 

In my world, anything that CAN be wireless SHOULD be wireless!  But for years, I held off getting a wireless system for guitar, because the affordible ones were unreliable, and the good ones were very expensive. Not so anymore!  

Not only are these systems now reliable and affordible, they're smaller and easier that ever to use. I see similar wireless transmitter/receivers for $60-$70 these days, but what really sold me -- other than a friend's glowing recommendation, is that the Xvive's are endored by Thomas Blug (of Bluguitar Amps). I've met Blug. He's the mad genius behind the Amp1 and the forthcoming AmpX, a good guy, and a heck of a player as well. If Blug -- who designs amps and gigs all over the world -- likes the Xvive U2 enough to lend his name to them, that's good enough evidence for me to invest $150. 

The Xvive's are simplicity itself. Charge them up, plug the transmitter in your instrument, and the receiver into your amp, beginning of your pedalboard chain, or audio interface for recording -- anywhere the other end of your guitar chord would normally go. Power them on, and you're wireless! 

I have not noticed any latency or tonal variations using the Xvive's. The literature says you get 4-5 hours out of a full charge. Frankly, I'd be happy with half that. 

Cons: 

Have not found any, yet. 

Condition: 
New
Summary: 

My wireless dream is now a reality. Aside from just the general convenience and liberating feel of being wirelss, I find them particularly helpful in the studio while tracking guitar. The headphone cable no longer gets tangled with the guitar cable. (I should probably check to see if someone's making wireless studio quality headphones).

I have not tried them for gigging yet, but I will. And I'll still bring a normal cable as back-up.

Overall Rating: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)