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2013 Relay G90? Dcl, Tbp12 Etc.


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#1 agustinvolpe

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:19 PM

Hi everyone!

I'm about to buy a Relay G90, I wanted to know if the G90 is still the top of the relay Line, since the newest addition is the G55.

I also read about numerous dropout issues and faulty units from G90 users, both here and in other online forums.

So these are my questions:

- Does the G90 feature Encoded DCL (Digital Channel Lock) and new TBP12 durable metal body pack? (Are TBP12 different now than  they were 2 years ago?)

- Is there any difference between a 2013 Relay G90 different in anyway from the 2010 G90?

  (If there is, how do I make sure that I'm buying the latest version and that the store is not selling me old stock?)

- Does it lack any of the features of the G55? 

 

Thanks!

 

 

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#2 dboomer

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:47 PM

They are essentially unchanged.  The biggest difference is that the newest versions of the TBP12 transmitter now feature an all metal input jack.  The newest units have the most current software ... but you can easily upgrade older units.

 

Other that the obvious physical differences I believe the G90s have more features than the G55's.



#3 agustinvolpe

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:00 PM

Thanks for the quick reply!
Forgot to ask this:
- What about the clips in the TBP12s? Are they plastic or metal?
- What about Encoded DCL (Digital Channel Lock)? Is that feature only available in the G55?
- Say I get a G90 unit with old software, how do I update my device?

 

(Sorry for being such a ball breaker, just trying to cover the most of it).

 

Thanks

 

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#4 agustinvolpe

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:09 PM

Also, wasn't the previous version of TBP12 a 12 channel transmitter vs. the 14 channel version?
How do I tell the difference between the two of them in the store?


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:04 PM

The difference is software (which is upgradable anyway).  Boot it up and it will tell you the firmware version in the LCD window.  V2.xx is the newest.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

Do I need a XD-V75 Receiver to update the unit?

How do I perform an update if I don't have one?


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:47 PM

Yes, the V75 receiver is USB capable and acts as the interface.  Short of that you can send it would need to be returned to our service department.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:52 PM

Ooh. That sucks. And quite surprising that the top of the line relay unit lacks USB capability.

I may be daydreaming, but do you know if Line6 has any plans to release a new USB capable version of the Relay G90 anytime soon?


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