Line 6 has announced shipment of Relay G55, a tour-grade digital wireless for guitarists in a compact, half-rack format.
Relay systems do not employ signal companding to compress and expand the signal, and therefore have the ability to deliver full dynamic range.
With 12 channels of 24-bit audio, full 10 Hz–20 kHz frequency response and 117 dB dynamic range (A weighted), the Relay G55 digital wireless has a range of up to 300 feet.
Proprietary 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.
Relay G55 is easy to set up, with users able to 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 for customers to mix and match instrument and vocal systems to suit their needs.
Up to 12 Relay G55 systems can be used simultaneously, or combine Relay and XD-V products, to create a versatile rig.
The bodypack transmitter, with metal body, 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.
“Proven on countless stages worldwide, Relay guitar wireless systems are the only option for musicians who really care about their tone,” says Steve Devino, live sound product manager at Line 6. “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.”
Relay G55 is now available at a USMSRP of $629.99.