Audio-Technica System 10 ATW-1101G Wireless Guitar System
Audio-Technica decided to follow, what was at the time, the latest trend in wireless connectivity with the ATW-1101G, utilizing the 2.4GHz frequency range which most modern wireless devices use.
The System 10 receiver scans for the best available frequency (or open channel) to avoid interference, and configures the transmitter accordingly.
As proof of its intuitive design, there are no extra controls on the front panel, other than buttons for pairing.
The system also lets you label pairings with different numbers so you know which is which in case you have multiple System 10's running at the same time.
Note that the operating range for the ATW-1101G is shorter at 100 feet, but it should still be more than enough for most stages and setups.
- Transmitter: Bodypack
- Battery: 2 x AA (Up to 7 Hours)
- Guitar Cable: Hirose 4-pin to 1/4"
- Dimensions: 2.76" x 4.21" x 0.98"
- Weight: 0.22 lbs.
- Receiver: Table Top
- Antenna: Fixed
- Operating Range: 100 ft. Line-of-sight
- Frequency Range: 2.4GHz
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Output: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
- Dimensions: 7.48" x 1.82" x 5.06"
- Weight: 0.64 lbs.
- Features: Up to 8 Channels, True-Diversity Operation, Auto Frequency Scanning
Most of the compliments are directed toward ease of use and quick setup. The unit's sound quality and clarity also get a lot of positive remarks from users, including non-guitar playing musicians like bassists, who find the quality of the sound to be more than adequate.
There are a few users who report interference issues, but repeating the pairing process helped. There are also some concern over the transmitter's battery life, specifically when using NiMH rechargeable batteries.
If you're looking to go the digital wireless route without spending too much, then the Audio-Technica ATW-1101/G wireless system is ideal.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Guitar Wireless Systems.