Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2012 4:13 PM (in response to cressjl)Re: Compare the Relay G50 to the XDV75TR
I would say both systems and are good and strong options. The main difference I see based upon the specs is that the TR will give you 300 feet of range while the G50 only has 200 feet of range. Many stages aren't even that big anyway. The TR also has 14 channels possible, opposed to the G50's 12 channels. Either way it sounds like you're only using 1 or maybe 2 channels for your instrument(s) anyway, so that may not matter. Both systems are digital wireless. The G50 also has an AUX out which is meant for a tuner, and the XD-V75 doesn't have that, and instead only has a XLR and 1/4" out. The G50 is also relatively robust, with a metal box (although it can look like plastic in pictures). The V75 is metal as well.
The last little tid bit is that if/when you want to update firmware for you G50 you would need the XD-V75 to do the update because the V75 has USB, which would allow plugging to the computer to get the update. You can still update the G50, but any Line 6 wireless that does not have a USB needs the V75 to facilitate updates. We recommend users to go to your local music retailer and try to use one of their V75's for updating G50's. We (Line 6) will update it for you too, but you'd have to ship it to us and there is a charge, because an employee will have to do it. The update only takes 5 minutes or so, and is not required to make your G50 function, but it is something for you to be aware of and updating your gear is recommended.
I've played music for a number of years and from my experience you tend to be better off getting the gear that was meant for the purpose you're using, because that is what it was made/intended for. Personally I like the G90, because it will display levels on the LCD screen. It's more money, but seeing that little level has kept me sane once or twice. Ultimately, it is your decision. I hope this is helpful.
Lastly, remember that mic level and instrument level are not the same.