Line 6 releases Relay G55 Digital Wireless Guitar System 27-Sep-12
Line 6 has announced shipment of Relay G55, which they describe as a tour-grade digital wireless in a compact, half-rack format that enables guitarists to experience wireless freedom without compromising their tone. Built upon the patented, fourth-generation Line 6 digital wireless platform, Relay G55 joins the rest of the Relay instrument wireless family in leading the digital wireless revolution for guitarists.
Steve Devino, live sound product manager at Line 6, told Amped, "Proven on countless stages worldwide, Relay guitar wireless systems are the only option for musicians who really care about their tone.The new Relay G55 system brings the superior audio quality and reliability of the patented, fourth-generation Line 6 digital wireless platform to touring musicians who need a compact form factor for amp-top or rackmount use."
Unlike analog wireless gear, Relay systems never use signal companding to compress and expand the signal, and therefore have the unique ability to deliver full dynamic range. With 12 channels of 24-bit audio, full 10Hz–20kHz frequency response and 117dB dynamic range (A weighted), Line 6 says that the Relay G55 digital wireless signal is indistinguishable from a high-quality guitar cable, up to 300 feet. Unique, selectable Cable Tone functionality simulates the subtle frequency roll-off characteristics of a standard 25-foot cable.
Relay G55 operates in the 2.4GHz ISM band, which is free from audio interference from TV broadcasts, white space devices and countless other sources that plague analog wireless systems. In addition, Line 6 digital wireless systems use encoded DCL™ (Digital Channel Lock) technology to distinguish and protect signals from third-party sources.
Line 6 tells us that like all their digital wireless systems, Relay G55 is easy to set up and use. Customers can simply pick any of the 12 available channels and the transmitter and receiver lock together instantly. Worldwide, license-free operation eliminates worry about fees or compatibility issues.
All Line 6 digital wireless products share the same technology platform, making it easy to mix and match instrument and vocal systems to suit needs. Line 6 says that customers can use up to 12 Relay G55 systems simultaneously, or combine Relay and XD-V products, to create a rig ready for any live sound scenario.
Line 6 believes that Relay G55 is built for rock-solid performance night after night. They say that, featuring a robust metal body, the bodypack transmitter is rugged, reliable and ready for the road. The receiver is housed in a solid aluminum chassis and fits easily on top of an amplifier--while the optional rack mount kit makes it easy to adapt Relay G55 to any professional installation. Pricing and Availability:
Relay G55 is now available at a USMSRP of $629.99.