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Old 09-29-2019, 05:42 PM
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I just ordered a Carvin WG5 Wireless Guitar and Bass System. This will be my first experience with wireless and I hope it goes well!
Did you go with the Carvin branded one or a generic one?
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:25 AM
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Did you go with the Carvin branded one or a generic one?
Carvin branded. I know I should have probably tried to save a few bucks by going generic but wanted the brand name.
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That ZXK CO 5.8GHz Rechargeable is identical to my Carvin WG5.
Same quality of plastic?

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My Carvin WG5 5.8GHz Wireless System works flawlessly and I can't hear any difference in my amplified tone between it and my Mogami Gold Instrument Cord. For a $150, or less when on sale at Carvin, this device is a no-brainer!
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My son plays in a St.Louis meetup on Thursdays and Sundays. Thirty or so local musicians step in and out with the change of each song, some switching instruments when they do. I thought this would be a great test bed for the ZXK 5.8 set up. My son changes to as many as five different instruments during the night. I have amazon delivering Monday to St. Louie and will let you know his findings next week about ease of switching between instruments, sound quality of different gear and of course drop outs if any.
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My son plays in a St.Louis meetup on Thursdays and Sundays. Thirty or so local musicians step in and out with the change of each song, some switching instruments when they do. I thought this would be a great test bed for the ZXK 5.8 set up. My son changes to as many as five different instruments during the night. I have amazon delivering Monday to St. Louie and will let you know his findings next week about ease of switching between instruments, sound quality of different gear and of course drop outs if any.
Thanks, Chickee, and I'm excitedly awaiting your son's report!
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I will have to give this a try. I tried the sennheiser XSW-D but mine was noisy so I returned it. I wish the Carvin was available at Canadian dealers and that the battery life was a bit better but I definitely do want to try it!
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I have a new 5.8 system arriving Monday that supposedly has 8 hour battery life. Iíll post a review of it if it checks out.
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It seems that Carvinís, Capparelliís, RiffStationís and ZXK are all the identical same manufacturer 5.8 wireless units. That makes me happy. Why, you ask? People seem to like them and the way they work, no matter the name on the box. And honestly, for $94 with a coupon delivered, what can be bad.
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I have a new 5.8 system arriving Monday that supposedly has 8 hour battery life. Iíll post a review of it if it checks out.
Is this going to be a new version? If so, I might hold off on ordering one. Four and a half hours is not really enough for me.
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Is this going to be a new version? If so, I might hold off on ordering one. Four and a half hours is not really enough for me.
Itís a different company. Iíll post a YouTube video if itís worthy.
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Old 11-17-2019, 02:18 AM
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My M5 (looks like itís identical to the Carvin) passed the sound test at home yesterday and passed flying colors at tonightís gig. Like the others, it feels cheap and I wonder about itís durability. But for $75 on Amazon, it was worth taking a chance.
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My M5 (looks like itís identical to the Carvin) passed the sound test at home yesterday and passed flying colors at tonightís gig. Like the others, it feels cheap and I wonder about itís durability. But for $75 on Amazon, it was worth taking a chance.
Exactly. Just buy two and have a spare/backup.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:53 AM
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Exactly. Just buy two and have a spare/backup.


Nah, I have a cable. And also a Shure GLXD.
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Old 11-17-2019, 04:08 PM
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Itís a different company. Iíll post a YouTube video if itís worthy.
Thanks for the clarification. Honestly, sometimes I wonder if all of these companies literally get their wireless products made by the same manufacturers. I will check out the Carvin though. Still not sure why the Sennheiser unit was so noisy. Must have been faulty.
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