LINE 6 ADDRESSES THE LATEST FCC RULING, APPEARS AT TWO UPCOMING AUDIO CONVENTIONS
   


—Line 6 promotes the benefits of its new XD-V digital wireless microphone systems at AES and WFX audio conventions—

CALABASAS, Calif.—November 1, 2010—Line 6, Inc. (line6.com), an industry leader in digital wireless technology for musicians, will show its full line of license-free, 2.4GHz digital wireless microphone systems and addresses the latest FCC ruling at two upcoming audio conventions, AES and WFX.

The ruling, which was issued on September 23, protects only 2 channels per market from Super Wi-Fi devices and likely make finding clear space to operate in even more difficult. What occurred as the latest in a series of direct-hits to manufacturers and users of analog wireless microphones, the ruling gave Line 6 another opportunity to promote the benefits of its “future-proof” XD-V line of digital wireless microphones.

“It is apparent that the core TV band will be in relative chaos for the near future,” comments Don Boomer, the Wireless Sales Engineer at Line 6. “So to dodge that oncoming freight train, we developed a wireless system that can operate in the 2.4GHz ISM band even though there is a lot of RF competition present.”

“Once again the FCC is putting the onus on the wireless microphone manufacturers to improve their wireless systems, and forcing wireless users to try to keep up with ever-changing laws and restrictions,” remarked Simon Jones, Line 6 VP of New Market Development. “Since their inception, XD-V digital wireless microphone systems have been license free, easy to use and great-sounding. The FCC can continue dishing out rulings; Line 6 XD-V digital wireless systems will always deliver these essential benefits.”

The XD-V family includes two handheld microphone systems and two beltpack systems with lavaliers. Each one broadcasts a license-free transmission over the 2.4GHz ISM band, and employs exclusive digital technologies for unmatched wireless performance, simplicity and sound quality.

The growing Line 6 presence in the wireless microphone market is quickly encroaching upon the market share of legacy brands. The same is true for the company’s digital guitar wireless systems. Line 6 Relay™ G30 digital guitar wireless system recently surpassed all other guitar wireless systems to become the top-selling system in America.*

Don Boomer, Simon Jones and the full line of XD-V digital wireless systems will be available at two upcoming audio conventions: AES (November 4-7, 2010; San Francisco, CA) and WFX (November 3-5, 2010; Atlanta, GA).

*Based on the most recent data from MI SalesTrak®.

About Line 6, Inc.
Based in Calabasas, California, Line 6 is a leading manufacturer of guitars, amplifiers, effects, effect processors, and recording interfaces.  Line 6 is world renowned for its studio- and stage-standard gear featuring its patented amp and effect modeling and digital wireless technologies.  Line 6 invented digital guitar amp modeling technology in 1996, and is currently the #1 maker of guitar amplifiers.  Its award-winning products are used by musicians worldwide and have been featured on countless platinum and Grammy® award-winning titles.  Line 6 is distributed in over 60 countries, with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and Japan.  For more information, visit www.line6.com.