Sony DWZ Series Digital Wireless Guitar Set
- Dwz Series Digital Wireless Guitar Set
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The Good: (For me) It works -- very well! I have yet to hear anything but my guitar coming through.**(I'm adding a caveat to this at the end of my review.) The signal quality is excellent. As far as I can distinguish, it sounds exactly the same as playing through 5 feet of high-end cable -- no coloration, harshness, mud, digital sound, buzz, hum, artifacts... I've even used the receiver to power two amps with the second one hooked into the tuner socket.
Transmitter and receiver connect very quickly during set-up, and don't seem particularly fussy. Granted, I haven't used this in an electronically-crowded environment, but I don't hear any interference from either of my two routers, phones, neighbors, etc... I have yet to find the transmitter's range while wandering to the far side of my house.
The transmitter has a metal case and seems reasonably rugged. It can be switched to operate with a microphone if needed. Past that, I won't go into features since they're available from several sources.
The Nits (all minor):
The receiver can be run from a 9-volt power supply using a standard "Boss-style" connector, or from its own 12-Volt wall-wart; however, there's a slight drop in output power with the 9-Volt option. I've been running the unit on its own 12-Volt supply with the Sony wall-wart plugged into a power-supply AC daisy-chain socket. Sony's 12-Volt plug and socket is not a standard Boss-type configuration.
The receiver is nicely-sized for a pedal board, but it is plastic. So while it seems reasonably well made, I wouldn't want to "stomp" on it.Read more ›
That's the only bad thing that I have to say about this.
Now, for all the good...
The tone is awesome, clean, pristine. The range is good. The fact that there is no antenna on the receiver makes it very easy to place it on the pedal board. For people that don't like the sterile sound of digital, it also has a cable tone feature that adds a lot of character to the tone.
I use rechargeable batteries in the transmitter and get about 8 hours of continuous use before I have to swap them out.
People have complained about the "proprietary" connector that no one seems to be able to order. I have successfully used a 1/8" mono to 1/4" mono connector and a 1/8" stereo to 1/4" mono connector. The only thing that you don't get with one of these is the ability to screw the connector into the body pack. Since I don't jump around on the stage I'm not too worried about it coming loose.
The mute button works well... I've owned a few wireless in my day, this is my favorite!
If you're playing country or light rock you may not notice it. It may not be noticeable on an uncompressed bass guitar. But if you're going to play metal or even hard rock, this unit is going to bring the hiss.
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Very clean strong guitar signal. I swear the guitar sounds better than with a high dollar cable.Published 2 months ago by Raymond G. Kaping
Great fit and finish. Works very well. Clear sound (for the most part), great range, and no interference. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dan Molgaard
I did not purchase at Amazon, but purchased this exact same model. I ended up returning it because there was a noticeable hiss from the transmitter. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Nexus One