Posted by Rick Kline on January 26, 2002 at 18:21:22:
In Reply to: Re: Wirelss System for Basses? posted by mike on December 05, 2001 at 17:57:16:
X-wire is no longer manufacturing systems. They sold the technology to Sennheiser, and are doing design work for Sennheiser.
The first project is finished and available as the Sennheiser Digital 1000. The main difference I can see in specs is that the X-wire used 20-bit A/D conversion, while the Sennheiser uses 16-bit. I don't feel that's a problem, given that the digital system is so far superior to companded ones.
Tour Supply, Inc. bought out the remaining stock of the X-wire X905, and have some new (last year's manuf. date) and some reconditioned units. They're very qick to reply to requests for info.
Here are some url's relating to the subject:
Information about the X-wire/Sennheiser agreement - http://www.harmony-central.com/Newp/SNAMM99/Sennheiser/D1000.html
The Sennheiser Digital 1000 page - http://www.sennheiserusa.com/pages/products/rf/d1000.htm
The Sennheiser Digital 1000 specs page - http://www.sennheiserusa.com/pages/products/rf/d1000spec.htm
Guitarmag.com January, 1999 review article of the X-wire X905 - http://www.guitarmag.com/issues/9901/gearfactory/gearfactory3.html
Tour Supply's X-wire page - http://www.toursupply.com/xwire.htm
I got this info while searching for a replacement for my 10-15 year old Samson Stage 2 non-diversity VHS/FM system.
Hope this helps.
: : : The bassplayer mag w/ Stephan Lessard (DMB) on the cover shows his setup. He uses a Shure U4D-UB wireless system.
: : Geez...I just looked at the Shure website...the receiver ALONE runs for $1,600 (single channel). That is a bit out of my price range.
: : Anyone know anything about the XWire? Is it still made? Did someone else buy the rights and continue manufacturing it?
: : I heard Sennhiser bought the rights to XWire.
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