Reason413 Posted December 20, 2016 Share Posted December 20, 2016 I have been a HUGE supporter of Line 6 XD-V wireless microphones for the last 4 years... I owned at one point about 12 units some V35 , some V70/75's and there is no denying that these microphones sound amazing and certainly were revolutionary upon their announcement at NAMM some years ago... WIth that said... I have been finding these microphones to be more and more finicky and less reliable as far as signal... These have been BULLETPROOF for me for years and in SOME environments.. and that is being less and less... I highly dislike how the newer guitar units that Line 6 makes are NOT switchable to RF 1 ... they come in, and stay in RF2... making it an issue when used on stage along side an XD-V75 that is in RF 1... I also dislike how I use a Heil RC35 capsule and I get a low volume, high pitched whine in the signal.... I've tried multiple capsules on different handhelds and its still an issue even though the severity changes... This does not happen on other brands wireless transmitters... I have dealt with this since I have been able to deal with it as it is not noticable when music is going and the Heil capsule is head and shoulders better than many I've used... Most recently had my first show with my new band and new original songs... I had my P180 paddles out ( which are getting annoying to set up every show ) and we got to the big moment of the first song in our set and BOOM... mic dropout... totally ruined the song and moment for me... it was a long dropout, like 6 seconds... I have decided to sell of most of my extra units and keep 2 of my Line 6 units to use at church, but for my main rig, when I need to rely on my wireless mic... I'm going to a Shure QLX-D ... I wish Line 6 would just announce that they are abandoning this unit and discontinue it already... clearly things are different since Yamaha bought them out and guys like Don Boomer left the company.. the writing is on the wall... and with the UHF spectrums getting smaller and Digital mixers and other wireless systems using 2.4ghz, I'd highly suggest many of you do likewise and go in another direction... These mics are great in the right circumstances... but if you are going to be playing big rooms with lots of people, stages with 1-3 other bands and their gear etc. I'd advise against these as far as reliability... if you can deal with a drop out... My IEM systems are Sennheiser UHF and I have never once at all had a dropout.. never ever ever.... tells me a whole lot about where my confidence should lay when on tour.. Just my 2 cents on the matter... Its had to have had to type this as I've been the biggest supporter of these products... I just can't do it with a clear conscience anymore... Like I said... these will become my Church units which is disappointing.. I would love to see Line 6 make these same quality sounding units in UHF frequencies... that would be worth it then in my book.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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