With the excitement over Sennheiser’s new Evolution D1 wireless systems causing a bit of a stir at the moment, it’s easy to overlook the systems that originally made Sennheiser Evolution Wireless series so popular over the years. Clearly, the D1 is worthy of its praise, but there’s still a very real place for the other wireless systems depending on the environment your working in. Of course, with all the hullabaloo of late about the government’s changes to wireless transmission laws and with so many existing systems now becoming effectively redundant in the past six months, there has never been a better time to reconsider to benefits of the EW172 G3 Instrument set when running your guitar signal on stage.
IN AND OUT
I recall attending the Australian launch of the G3 Wireless range a number of years ago and was at that time very impressed with the upgrades these systems received. Now, with all available systems brought inline to meet transmission laws, they continue to impress. The G3 technology in both the transmitter and receiver leave no sound unheard and the frequency range delivered to your amp is exceptional. It was difficult to discern the difference between wireless and wired sound.
One of the huge advantages of the EW172 is the range of channels and frequencies that it can be operated on. This allows for large numbers of wireless systems within an area to operate independently within the fear of crosstalk or interference. This true diversity system ensures your guitar signal is delivered to your amp without a worry. Automatic channel scanning sets the system up to work in the best possible way as the quick setup gets you ready to play in moments. Housed in a sturdy metal casing with the option to house within a rack for touring rigs, this is, and continues to be, the wireless system for the serious live guitar player. When you also take into consideration the added extras that Sennheiser have included like built in EQ, Soundcheck Mode and Tuner, this is really a no-brainer.
Hits and Misses
Unsurpassed quality for the price
Extensive channel options
Wireless audio transfer that rivals high quality cables
Limited geographical capabilities for some frequencies