January 29, 2024By Joshua Fernandez 0 Comment
Thinking about diving into the wonderful world of wireless guitar systems but haven't quite pulled the trigger? Well, amidst Positive Grid's recent product announcements, there's one gem that has the guitar community buzzing - Spark LINK, their debut in the wireless guitar system game. Whether it's the price tag or concerns about sound quality and stability holding you back, this article should help you learn a little more about guitar wireless systems in general. We're here to nudge you in the right direction and, who knows, you might just discover a thing or two about wireless systems that you didn’t know before!
1. No Sacrifice in Sound Quality
Wireless guitar systems have undergone a remarkable evolution since their debut over 30 years ago. The technology driving them has advanced, becoming not only more stable but also surprisingly affordable. We understand the lingering doubts about sending your guitar signal through thin air. Enter Spark LINK, where your guitar signal travels via an exceptionally reliable 2.4G channel, delivering pristine 24-bit/48kHz audio quality spanning an extensive range from 20Hz to 20kHz. Beyond the numbers, what does this mean for you? Simply put, playing your guitar through Spark LINK will sound nearly identical, if not superior, to the traditional physical cable.
2. Roam Free
Growing up in a world dominated by traditional cables might have kept you unaware of the myriad possibilities that come with going completely wireless. Imagine strolling over to the other side of the stage for some face time with your bassist – now you can. The game-changer for me, post-transition to wireless, was realizing during soundcheck that I could physically walk to where the audience would be and hear how my band sounds through the front of the house. It was one of those revelations I never knew I needed. With a staggering range of up to 70 feet (that's over 20 meters for those outside the US), Spark LINK grants you this freedom without any lag or signal drop!
3. Safety First, No More Cables!
What's the #1 fear when playing on stage or at home? For me, it's the nightmare scenario of my cable morphing into a knot and toppling my amp onto its face – or even worse, onto a band member or my unsuspecting cat who loves to roam aimlessly around the house. Spark LINK ensures I can play without worrying about accidentally tripping over a cable and pulling it out in the middle of a solo. And the best part? No more wasted time untangling the 20ft mess of cables every time I step on and off stage. It's a win-win for everyone, especially my cat.
4. Play More, Charge Less
Amidst all the perks of going wireless, there's always been one snag – power. I've navigated through various wireless systems, and the constant battery swaps or charges were always a pain. It felt like the money spent on AA batteries throughout the systems surpassed their initial cost. But fear not! Spark LINK brings forth an impressive battery life of up to 6 hours, easily accommodating multiple sets without missing a beat. And when it's time for a recharge, it's a breeze – just plug in the receiver and transmitter with the included dual-headed USB-C cable.
5. Look Great, Easy to Connect
Already jamming with a Spark amp? Well, Spark LINK isn't just a pretty face; it's designed to effortlessly complement any Spark series amp, whether it's the all new epic Spark LIVE or the ultra-portable Spark GO. Don’t worry though, Spark LINK plays nicely with all amps, not just Spark. Just plug the Spark LINK receiver directly into your amp (or effect pedal), then connect its transmitter to your guitar, power them on, and watch the magic happen – all automatic, no fiddling with channel selection required. The beauty doesn't stop there – you can link up to 4 Spark LINKs in the same room simultaneously!
My personal favorite feature of Spark LINK? Without a doubt, it's the 110° hinged plug in the transmitter, allowing you to angle it perfectly to fit the contours of your guitar. Because let's be honest, nothing's worse than a transmitter sticking out like a sore thumb.
Want to learn more about Spark LINK? Head on over to Positive Grid and check out what all the buzz is about. Pre-orders are happening now so be sure to get yours in quick to be first to experience the wonderful world of wireless.