What’s all the fuss about?
Industry insiders point to 2009 as the year that analog wireless ceases to operate reliably. Digital television (DTV) broadcasts are mandated to take the airwaves and leave the old analog technology behind.
How might this affect me?
Many users of today’s analog wireless systems are unaware of the impending UHF spectrum changes mandated by the FCC. Furthermore, the FCC is considering potential unlicensed devices and services that would operate in the “White Spaces” (empty TV channels that vary widely from city to city). It remains to be seen what the actual impact of these new sources of interference will have on today’s analog wireless systems as these devices were not made to operate in unprotected airspace.
The Line 6 Solution
Line 6 Digital Wireless systems are all 2009 Compliant meaning that they will continue to operate reliably for many years to come free from the concerns of interference from DTV and others. This is made possible due to proprietary digital RF technology that broadcasts at 900 MHz while utilizing a unique digital key to lock out all other sources of interference.
Will Line 6 digital wireless systems work outside of the U.S.?
Your only limitation in using our systems is whether or not it is legal to broadcast in the 900 MHz range (specifically, 902 – 928 MHz). Each country has its own regulations and ways of enforcement. You should research the broadcast laws in the countries you tour in.
For example, US and Australian X2 systems both transmit in the 900 MHz range. However, the US versions use 902-928 MHz and Australian versions use 915-928 MHz. You cannot mix US and Australian components. Australian systems can be used legally in the US but not the other way around. The only system available for Australia is the XDS95. There is no dual-frequency anti-jamming interference protection on this system. XDS-PLUS and XDR95 systems are not sold or configured for Australian operation.
When I turn on my XDR95 or XDSPlus transmitter and receiver, the RF light comes on as soon as they are on the same channel, even before I start playing. Is this normal?
As soon as your transmitter is turned on, it begins broadcasting RF (radio frequency) and data to the receiver. If you want to check for unwanted RF or look for a clean channel, leave the transmitter off while scanning the channels.
Can I run two transmitters (1 instrument and 1 mic) through one Line 6 digital wireless receiver?
If you wish to use two transmitters at the same time (as in simultaneous operation), you will need one receiver for each transmitter, each set to different channels. In fact, you can use up to 5 transmitters and 5 receivers set to different channels operating at the same time.
You can use up to five transmitters set to different channels with the same receiver, but they cannot operating at the same time. If two or more LINE 6 digital wireless transmitters are set to the same channel, you will experience dropouts and interference.
Will I have problems with noise when switching between multiple transmitters?
When operating multiple transmitters, it’s best to put them all on the same channel. Power up only the unit you are currently using. When you make an instrument change, simply turn the one you have been using 'off', then turn the one you are about to use 'on', making sure to keep the same channel selected. The receiver will auto- mute when there is no transmitter 'on', so it will not create any noise while making the switch.
Will my XDR transmitter work with my XDS receiver?
Yes, press and hold the Channel / Mode button while powering up the XDT4 transmitter and it will change to XDS mode.
Will my XDS95 transmitter work with my XDR95 or XDSPlus system?
Yes, the XDS (pedal) transmitter is compatible with the XDR (rack) receiver but you will not gain the benefits of a full XDR95 rack system. It will perform more like an XDS95 pedal system. You may gain some range depending on conditions, but you will not enable the Q-diversityPLUS (anti-jam) technology. Please refer to your manual for how to change modes so your XDR receiver will recognize the XDS signal.