Line 6 Relay G10 Digital Wireless Guitar System Review
Tone is the most important thing to a guitarist. How that tone is properly and perfectly transmitted through a wireless system is what matters next. One of our top picks for the convenience offered by a wireless guitar system is the Line 6 Relay G10.
Line 6 Relay G10 Digital Wireless Guitar System Details & Specs
- Digital guitar wireless system operating on 2.4 GHz; with a rechargeable transmitter
- 8-hour simple plug and play time, automatic channel setup
- 50-ft. range indoors with 200 hours of sleep time for charging
- “No-pop” audio mute tech for no background hissing; powered by lithium-ion batteries
- Over 110db dynamic range, 2.9ms for latency, low-profile transmission
- Retailed at $179.99; 1.7 pounds
Advertised as ideal for home, rehearsal, studio, and small-stage use, the Relay G10 is the most affordable and the easiest wireless system option in the Relay G-series. It requires no complex setup or whatever, so it’s not just for guitarists or musicians. Its unique features include auto-pairing, its low- profile transmitter, and its charging receiver – some of these you may not easily find in other wireless system units.
Transmission range is adequate at 50 feet, so you can easily imagine several types of use for this one. Designed to be as easy to use as a guitar or audio cable, the G10 is perhaps the perfect go-to transmitter/receiver for the quickest and most urgent of needs.
You only need to plug in your guitar and the unit will automatically select and lock down the optimum channel. This is inarguably convenient when you need to perform with multiple pickups – switching between axes can be done in a jiffy. The transmitter is even compatible with all types of guitars; a deal you wouldn’t want to miss out on. What’s even better is the added flexibility by the separate XLR and ¼-inch outputs for routing and rerouting of signal.
In terms of power, this system uses a very durable and rechargeable transmitter instead of the bulky, expensive and external charging stations and batteries. Eight hours of playing time is more than enough; when it’s not being used, the transmitter automatically goes into sleep mode, conveniently extending battery life. When it’s time to recharge, you’d only need to dock the transmitter on the receiver. It’s that simple and hassle-free.
For tone quality retention, expect the same quality you would get from a typical guitar cable. This is because Relay’s innovative technology eliminates the distracting pops from plugging in guitars. It only starts transmitting signals when it’s already plugged. The 24-bit digital sound doesn’t compromise anything; expect no compression and a wide frequency response.
No need to worry about interference as well; while it isn’t the only system to utilize the 2.4 GHz signal tech, it’s one of the few to stick to the promise of “no interference.” This is made possible by its encoded Digital Channel Lock technology that automatically distinguishes the G10 audio from other surrounding signals like Wi-Fi and TV broadcasts.
Is it for you?
This is perhaps the most dynamic of all the wireless guitar systems we’ve reviewed. The price can be a bit heavy on the budget, but it’s totally worth the time and financial investment. If you don’t mind the one-time sacrifice, then you’re in for enjoyable, long-term sessions. We highly recommend the Line-6 Relay G10 for all your guitar needs.