X2 Digital Wireless Systems, Inc. will officially launch its new XDR95 Digital Wireless at this year's NAMM Summer Session in Austin, TX. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the XDR95 is a multichannel 24-bit digital wireless system purpose-built for live musical performances - from studio to stage, clubs to arenas. The system features X2's proprietary compander-less TruDIGITAL™ format and new Q-DiversityPLUS™ (anti-jamming) technology for the sound and feel of a direct wire connection with a 300' operating range and unprecedented reliability even in harsh conditions including RF interference on your channel.
The XDR95 draws its wired-sound characteristics from X2's patent-pending TruDigital™ technology. A 24-bit A/D converter at the XDT4 bodypack transmitter captures the full dynamic range of incoming instrument, line-level or microphone signals, and then transfers them in digital format on two separate RF carrier frequencies. The XDR4 Receiver decodes the signals back into analog audio via a 24-bit D/A converter.
Two permanently mounted internal UHF antennas and two BNC chassis mounted external antennas supply RF signal to four separate receiver sections within the single rack space chassis of the receiver creating what X2 calls Q-DiversityPLUS™ -- four completely separate receiver sections working simultaneously to to deliver total freedom from dropouts, multipath cancellation, RF interference and noise.
With Q-DiversityPLUS™, should an undesired RF signal suddenly appear on your channel, the performance will not be adversely affected. This is essential when considering today's wide presence of cell phones/blackberrys, wireless networks and other unforeseen or unknown sources of RF energy.
What's more, by operating in the Frequency-Clear™ 900 MHz band, the system is free from DTV and FCC licensing concerns. The result is a reliable performance in a multitude of environments now and in the future.
The entire process takes place without the use of compression/expander (compander) noise reduction I/C's common to analog wireless units. These compander I/C's typically add coloration and distortion, and cause a noticeable modulation of the noise floor. The X2 system is notably free from all of these artifacts. The result is a signal to noise ratio greater than 118 dB and a frequency response from 10 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- .5 dB (half a dB or less), while dynamic range is >118 dB, with a THD of <.03%.
Guitarists and bass players enjoy an additional benefit of the XDR95 system: it provides unity gain from the source to the receiver output. That means the instrumentalist can use their standard amp settings and achieve the overdrive or tonal effects they are used to. The system works as well as, or better than, a direct wire connection!
Equipped with a multisegment LED display providing instant feedback to all integral system functions, the XDR95 components are free from complicated setup procedures and multipage menus. The XDR4 receiver shows operating channel, diversity status, RF signal, audio level (16 segment) and remaining battery life in the transmitter (16 segment) in 20 minute increments. The XDT4 bodypack transmitter shows operating channel, remaining battery life (in five one-hour increments) and audio level when signal is present. Both components offer five user-selectable and fully compatible operating channels.
The system can additionally be used with other manufacturers headworn, lavalier, or instrument microphones wired for 1/8" TRS connector when using the XDT4 bodypack transmitter. XDR95 Components can alternately operate in a backward compatible mode to accommodate previous X2 systems and components.
Despite the advanced patent-pending technology and performance unequaled by any other system, prices are moderate. List price for instrument systems start at $899.00. The XDR95 will begin shipping August, 2007.