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Nady DKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System  

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Overview
  • High-band VHF operation (170-216MHz)
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Full 40Hz-20kHz response range
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    $79.99
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A budget-friendly way to get rid of the cord.

Advanced features of the Nady DKW-1 wireless guitar system include high-band VHF operation for interference-free performance and 250' typical operating range (up to approximatley 500' line-of-sight). Advanced companding circuitry for a wide dynamic range so it won't overload with loud inputs or hiss with low inputs. WLT body-pack transmitter and DKW-1 portable receiver with unique, space-saving vertical design, power switch, 1/4" audio out. Large LEDs for power on, transmitter on, and audio peak. Special circuitry eliminates on/off popping noise.

Features
  • High-band VHF operation (170-216MHz)
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Full 40Hz-20kHz response range
  • 250' operating range
  • 1/4" audio out
  • Large LEDs including audio peak

Your bandmates will freak out when your amp starts playing a screaming solo while you're in the other room! Order today.

 
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NadyDKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System
 
3.1

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (21)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Compact (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Not durable (4)
  • Poor sound quality (4)
  • Unreliable (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Surprisingly Awesome!

Can't beat a deal like this. Was expecting it to be sub-par, but it works great. I even cranked up my amp (Marshall AVT 150), left my house and walked down the...Read complete review

Can't beat a deal like this. Was expecting it to be sub-par, but it works great. I even cranked up my amp (Marshall AVT 150), left my house and walked down the street a couple houses down, and it was still working. Seriously. This was a great buy.
Comes with everything you need for it, minus the battery, in a really nice hard plastic case, that I wasn't expecting. Some say it has a sub-par transmitter cable, but I'm not sure on that. If it is, it can easily, and cheaply be replaced. I havn't had many problems with it yet.
It's absolutly amazing for the price! Every now and then you might get a little pop, but as long as you're standing within line-veiw of the reciever, it's just like having a standard cable. I do a lot of walking around with it, and I'm yet to have any serious problem that was noticeable.
I use it to walk out into the audience. Really gets the crowd going. That makes it a valuable asset to our stage presence.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worth the money

I bought this unit 5 years ago when it was the Stupid Deal of the Day. After 5 years and hundreds of shows it still works. I have abused it and loaned it out...Read complete review

I bought this unit 5 years ago when it was the Stupid Deal of the Day. After 5 years and hundreds of shows it still works. I have abused it and loaned it out and only had to make minor repairs (my fault). It is well worth the money.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

VHF-101 Nady Wireless Verses DKW-1

By "Johnny"

from Eagles Nest, Arkansas Mountains

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy
  • Limited Functions
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Nady DKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System:

This unit was bought to replace the original unit i bought in 1988 from M.F. while stationed on an Aircraft Carrier in Japan. The flat/box design came in handy as space was very limited. The upright revision is subject to catch on cords and such and trying to place it in an effects rack takes up a larger space. While in operation I hear a lot of Star Wars type surges making me think senility had finally crept in and found a home. The clip on the beltloop/strap attachment has already made it's escape from the main unit. While i do not wish to cast a negative light on things...let's just say I miss the older unit which still works just fine and all it needs is a power cord adapter which unfortunately is no longer carried by M.F. but is a fine testament as to the original design as I've only had the new unit a week or so. Shipment came quickly and was packaged well and I challenge Fort Knox to do better. I will always stand behind Musicians Friend's products and do not hold them to blame, But If something works.....yeah......i think you're smellin what i'm sellin.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not worth it

By Corb

from SLC, Utah

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nady DKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System:

      Sounds terrible. Wireless capability is not good, fuzzy and muffles the sound.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not yet sure on this one

      By ChasL45488

      from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Nady DKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System:

        Our trio bought three of these to use with our acoustic group. We play music of roughly 1800 to 1865; dress in period attire; and perform on reproductions of instruments that pre-date 1860. Being inconspicuously wireless is important to us, as we perform Victorian music at Victorian venues. The low cost of the Nady wireless pickups appealed to us; and I was extremely impressed with the quality of the system - the quality of the sound reproduction, that is - when I tried it in my home. I play a parlor guitar (a Republic, which is a reproduction of an 1856 CF Martin), and there was no collateral noise unless I thumped the guitar's body. I was pleased - no feedback problems with the PA system thorough which I put it. The guitar, as is true with the violin and the banjo which are the other instruments in our group, all have single transducer Piezo pickups, incidentally. Easy to hook up, easy to operate; plug it in, turn it on, and go! Trouble set in when we got together at our venues and plugged in all the instruments. Each of them is on a different channel, so there's no overlap or conflict theoretically. We had all sorts of noise and intermittent feedback throughout the performances. Though we could determine the origins of some of the noises, or guess at some of them, we were generally unable to identify and isolate the problems, or what caused them; so we weren't able to fix them, either. Worse yet, it seemed as though the pickups cut in and out at very random intervals, and for very random lengths of time. We were, at most, 25" away from the wireless receivers at any point. Though we may have walked past each other from time to time and gotten between the transmitter and a receiver, it was relatively rare that happened. In brief, we weren't happy with the overall performance of the wireless pickup systems; and we can't figure out what the problems were, and why they occurred. Some of the extraneous noises were generated by the banjo's shell rubbing against the banjoist's watch chain; or buttons on his vest. Some of the noises coming from the violinist may have been a result of some form of interference from the wireless mics (our violinist seems to have a disproportionately large number of problems with the wireless mics; and problems with the wireless pickup on the violin may be a result of his lifting it to play it, and lowering it, or his moving around as he plays. There's evidently much more in play here, though, for our experiments in trying to stop all of the nuisance noise were almost totally unsuccessful. Based on our admittedly limited experience so far, I'd be hard-pessed to recommend the wireless pick system by Nady - but I'm not yet sure that I'd recommend against it, either.

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        1.0

        Not a good product

        By hrich59

        from St. Petersburg, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Nady DKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System:

        I bought this for my bass guitar at church. I used it twice a week for three weeks, and then the jack that plugs into the wireless reciever broke. Have not been able to find a replacement so I basically paid for a wireless that lasted 9 performances. Not good in my book.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Do not buy, total junk!!

        By TONE!!!

        from Southern Maryland

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        Pros

        • Horrible Product

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Terrible Product
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Absolute Crapola

        Comments about Nady DKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System:

        1st off let me say that Musicians Friend has the BEST customer service and completely took care of 2 defective units.
        I have had experience with Nady Wireless products years ago and have had good experiences. This go round however has shown me that Nady is no longer committed to Quality Assurance and now is just a JOKE of a product. 2 times as soon as I set up the unit to use, the solder joint and wiring in the 1/4in guitar jack either separated or just broke completely due to substandard wiring. The actual jack cover itself just slid off the threads and pulled apart the wires! All of this happened upon the first use right out of the box!!
        Like I said Musicians Friend stepped up right away and had a replacement unit practically overnight, and ultimately took both defective units back and refunded both my money and my shipping charges.
        I will continue to use and recommend Musicians Friend to anyone who values follow up customer service.

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        1.0

        Doesnt Work

        By Wilson

        from Buffalo, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nady DKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System:

            Right out of the box this didn't work very well. It crackles whenever the cable that attaches your guitar to the portable box moves. Thank God Musicians Friends is awesome and send a return shipping label and paid for the return.

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            1.0

            Faulty unit?

            By Outlaw Al

            from Richmond, VA

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily
            • Poor Sound Quality
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nady DKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System:

              Out of the box, the DKW-1 worked well, but the sound began to "crackle" as I moved away from the receiver. At 25', the noise was pretty bad. I will keep it as a convenient tool for practice, but I don't recommend it for a live show or studio recording.

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              (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              I wish I COULD review this

              By dissapointed

              from Montana

              About Me Novice

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nady DKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System:

                    I'd like to review this, but gee, after 24 days I am still without what I ordered. Not a happy camper.

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                    2.0

                    Be Careful Of Nady Service

                    By Jazzi Lady

                    from Portland, Or.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Delevered Broken
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Nady DKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System:

                    The reality is this could be a wonderful product. It's made in China with everything else in our lives and sometimes the indivual quality of an item is not there. This is the case here. Out of the box the "instrument cord" had an intermittent break in it. This would result with a loud poping when I moved and thus the rating for only "home studio". I called Nady and on the extremely rare occasion you can get a live person they were very doubtful of my diagnosis. But finally agreed to send me a new cord which NEVER arrived. I should have boxed up this unit and sent it right back to Musician's Friend. But I decided to fix the problem and kept cutting the cord until I found the break and repaired it. Yes I have a short cord now with limited range because this is the antenna for the unit but NO MORE POPPING. I must admit the unit works very well when I got it to work. But my experience with Nady would discourage me from purchasing their products again. Don't bother sending them an email as they will respond with a canned message to just call them on the phone and again no answer. Extremely disappointing service from Nady. Years ago Nady used to be the name to have and that was the sole reason I purchased this Nady product. But with such poor service I won't make that mistake again.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Workable but noisy at angles

                    By Hillbilly

                    from Oslo, Norway

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Certain Angles Get Noisy

                    Best Uses

                    • Rehearsal

                    Comments about Nady DKW-1 VHF Wireless Guitar System:

                    Cheap! Workable at home.

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