Submitted October 14, 2014 by Josh N in Solon, OH
"Does the job, and does it well for the money!"
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Playing live, jamming with friends... it's a lot nicer when you're not tripping over cords constantly, and that's why I bought this system. Shure has been in the business for a long while, and this is a well made, reasonably priced system for what
Since this sits super early in the signal chain, noise and crosstalk with other wireless users was a fairly large concern of mine, and this unit when set up properly is quiet and crosstalk is non-existent.
Everything works really well, and the cutoff with line of sight is ~300', as advertised. Lose line of sight, and things get dicey real quick. A brick wall is your enemy, but this shouldn't be an issue unless the venue is extremely strange.
Ease of Use
Works like a charm right out of the box! Plug it in, battery pack on, and you're good to go! I would advise changing the channel from the stock A1 before jamming in a live setting, and remember to change it on the transmitter as well.
The unit is surprisingly light, and a case for it would be a smart investment, since I've used cables heavier than the receiver. The transmitter is pocket sized, and the metal arm has withstood a decent amount of abuse without breaking, and the battery compartment stays shut with no accidental opening of the compartment. For as much as I move around, I've never had an accidental "off" as well.
Well worth the price. Likely the best bargain level wireless unit on the market.
I have not had to deal with the manufacturer, however I've known some who have, and had nothing bad to say about them.
The Wow Factor
Dollar for performance, this is one of the best purchases I've made in my ~20 years of guitar playing. For a few extra bucks, zzounds also offers a gig bag with this unit, and I highly recommend getting it.
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals at a semi-pro level
Rock, Metal, Alternative, Gospel
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