Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2012 1:14 PM (in response to erroll1906)Re: Line 6 XD-V70 Appraisal
G'day from the Antipodes, Erroll...
MY Yamaha's an EMX5016CF powered mixer, the inbuilt amps of which mainly drive "AUX" feeds, (for example monitors, Haas-delayed "repeater" speakers, dressing/green room "cue" speakers etc.) with the "guts" being delivered by the amazing, spine-saving, spine-tingling self-powered HK Audio "Elements" (two "D-Connect" power amps for eight mid-tops, plus two active subs driving a further two passive subs).
For over a month now, the eight-way star-quad Canare multicore I used to lug around has been replaced by Line 6 digital wireless data streaming into two racks of four XD-V70L beltpacks, with D.I. and stage boxes giving way to TA4F to guitar jack adapters, XLF to TA4F adapters and Denecke PS-2 battery phantom supplies.
As if that wasn't flexible enough, I also have the fabulous option of replacing up to four TBP12 beltpacks with four of the Line 6 THH12's that prompted this discussion.
All of the above is just to give some "background" to my heartfelt endorsement of everything you've written.
I wish I'd had the time to grab video of one particular (in every sense of the word) "diva" (name withheld) who insisted that the show could not possibly proceed without her own immaculate SM58 from the box that simply "had to" accompany her.
This was dutifully cabled-up and presented to her with as much straight-faced deference as we could muster. Overblown and rapturous delight followed, so we offered a respectful "why not spend a moment just trying this...", being Line 6's THH12 SM58 cordless "clone".
The cable was duly put away for the duration of the show, as was her "essential" SM58, which went back into its box and returned to the trusted hands of the poor chap who has the misfortune to be both her husband and her "manager".
I guess this is by way of being one of the longest "me too" notes ever.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to RonMarton)Re: Line 6 XD-V70 Appraisal
Hi Ron Nice big rig you got there mate,must be a joy to sing through.Love those speakers HK Audio Elements deliver a nice punchy sound and a great definition of tone,which is the the first thing I look for in a speaker.Your right about certain singers whom ,wont be prised away from their mic's,would of liked to seen her face when she sang through the "clone"
.I run a "open mic night" over here for up and coming new singers whom some bring their own mic's,which I rig up.But I also get them to try the "clone" mic to see what they think,before they set out to buy their first wireless mic.We are losing quite a lot of frequency ranges over here for the radio mic's which spells trouble as one frequency range has been left with 2 Ghz,so anyone within range will be all channeld through that.
Over here if you have a radio mic it's £135 for a two year licence if it's not a licence free channel,which there won't be by July this year as it's being sold off,to tv networks.
So taking all that into account,it's a no brainer as Line 6 has now solved the solution and came up with a product that works
Cheers from a chilly North East England
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2012 1:48 AM (in response to erroll1906)Re: Line 6 XD-V70 Appraisal
We're glad that you're enjoying your Line 6 product and that it's working well for you. We work hard to create awesome products and provide top-notch support for them, so we really appreciate the pat on the back. Hey, who doesn't like the occasional 'attaboy'? Feel free to contact us with any issue that you might have in the future.
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