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281 posts
May 27, 2021
4:52 AM
I've not been happy with my wireless experience since my Samson 77 lost its credentials with the FCC last summer. I've been looking at Xvive, Nux and Sennheiser but I can't find much online about use for harmonica. I'm only interested in something that is trustworthy enough to use in real world gigging situations. I want pro equipment.

Thanks in advance!
Jay
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Evets
11 posts
May 27, 2021
6:18 AM
You might start here:
http://www.blowsmeaway.com/wireless.html
Dougie Blue
15 posts
May 28, 2021
12:27 AM
This may not help, but thought I'd share my experience. I bought this model:

https://www.amazon.com/ammoon-Wireless-Channels-Transmitter-Transmission/dp/B07MC7ZW9T/ref=sr_1_3_sspa

If you don't want to mess with the link, it's the Ammoon model with the reddish fake wood grain body - matching transmitter and receiver.

I chose it mostly because a Youtube video recommended it (I know, I know) - it's a guy who has several videos on wireless systems for GUITARS (I use a high-Z mic) including the Xvive. In one video, he tests about 5, and picks one (this one), but says they all work most of the time.

When I first connect, I sometimes have dropouts - I just turn the transmitter off, and back on, and then get a better signal almost every time. Once connected with a steady signal, It works well - but every now and then there will be a quick dropout - not cool. Also, I do detect a subtle, but distinct change in tone when using it. So after testing, it went into the bin with other ideas that I decided not to pursue! For now, I'll stick with my long cable. I'd love to have a wireless system that does not cost a fortune, so will be seeing what others come up with. And maybe I will pull mine out of that bin and give it a whirl again - just to confirm my previous impression!
rbeetsme
1725 posts
May 28, 2021
5:08 AM
I've been using the Boss unit for a couple of years, works great. The transmitter/charger looks like an effects pedal, fits on my pedal board. Only issue is to keep the transmitor in the pedal only when charging, once plugged in it is on and will lose its charge. I keep it in my mic case.
Tblues1
111 posts
May 29, 2021
1:50 PM
Xvive works well but I did have one instance where it cutout probably from interference
Ammoon works well and transmits on a less crowded frequency
Both are simple and reasonably affordable
I’m currently using Ammoon
Good idea to have a backup cable

Last Edited by Tblues1 on May 29, 2021 1:51 PM
Cotton
128 posts
Jun 03, 2021
12:53 PM
I use a Xvive U2. Holds a charge for over 3 hours. Works fine for me. I had a problem with it twice. Once, the Bass player was using one and I did not notice. I failed to change channels on the unit so his did not interfere with mine. The other time I just plugged it into the sound board. Did not realize the board was Wi Fi connected to a tablet. The Xvive unit needs to be 10 feet away from a wi-fi source. Now I make sure to plug in at a DI box somewhere else on the stage. At only $150 I think it is a good value.


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