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Untether your hard-earned guitar tone with Sennheiser's ew 172 G3 wireless instrument system. The system's cable emulator feature allows you adjust v...Read More

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As effective for basses as for guitars.

Untether your hard-earned guitar tone with Sennheiser's ew 172 G3 wireless instrument system. The system's cable emulator feature allows you adjust virtual cable lengths to get sound response just like a cable. Another great feature for guitarists is the built-in instrument tuner-right on the display. The wireless mic system's built-in 5-band EQ allows you to fine-tune your sound even further. Bass players in particular will be pleased with the enhanced frequency response; it starts at a thundering 25 Hz, which is especially effective for 5-string bass guitars-just plug in and play.

Consumer Alert:

Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCs wireless microphone website at: www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.

FEATURES
  • Sturdy metal housing (transmitter and receiver)
  • 42 MHz bandwidth: 1680 tunable UHF frequencies for interference-free reception
  • Enhanced frequency bank system with up to 12 compatible frequencies
  • High-quality true diversity reception
  • Pilot tone squelch for eliminating RF interference when transmitter is turned off
  • Automatic frequency scan feature searches for available frequencies
  • Enhanced AF frequency range
  • Increased range for audio sensitivity
  • Wireless synchronization of transmitters via infrared interface
  • User-friendly menu operation with more control options
  • Illuminated graphic display (transmitter and receiver)
  • Auto-Lock function avoids accidental changing of settings
  • HDX compander for crystal-clear sound
  • Transmitter battery indication in 4 steps, also shown on receiver display
  • Programmable Mute function
  • Integrated Equalizer, Soundcheck mode, and guitar tuner
  • BA 2015 accupack directly in the transmitter (item 476266)
  • Wide range of accessories adapts the system to any requirement

Untangle yourself from your cables and go wireless—order the ew 172 G3 system now.

SPECIFICATIONS

ew 172 G3 Instrument Wireless System

  • RF frequency range: 516-865 MHz
    Transmission/receiving frequencies: 1680
    Presets: 12
    Switching bandwidth: 42 MHz
    Peak deviation: ±48 kHz
    Compander: HDX
    Frequency response: 25-18.000 Hz
    Signal-to-noise ratio: > 110 dB(A)
    THD, total harmonic distortion: < 0.9 %
    In compliance with: ETS 300422 , ETS 300445 , CE , FCC
    Antenna connector: 2 BNC, 50 Ohm
    Audio-XLR connector: 1/4"
    Audio output level (balanced): XLR: +18 dBu max
    Audio output level (unbalanced): Jack: +12 dBu max
    Dimensions (Receiver): 8-2/5" W x 8" H x 1-7/10" D
    Weight (Receiver): 2 lb.
    RF output power: 30 mW
    Operating time (transmitter): typ. 8 h
    Input voltage range: 3.0 V eff line
    Dimensions (Transmitter): 3-2/5" W x 2-1/2" H x 9/10" D
    Weight (Transmitter): .4 lb.

    What's in the Box?
    1 EM 100 G3 rack-mount receiver
    1 SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter
    1 CI 1 instrument cable
    1 NT 2 power supply unit
    2 antennas
    2 stacking elements
    2 AA batteries
    Operating instructions
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Sennheiserew 172 G3 Instrument Wireless System
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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1.0

Total piece of Junk

By Jason

from Corpus Christi

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about Sennheiser ew 172 G3 Instrument Wireless System:

    I bought this as a replacement for a line 6 because the line 6 cord was so cheaply made. This is total junk. I did the scan to get the appropriate frequency multiple times and still get an unclear signal. Still radio static. If the receiver is even bumped slightly it gives a horrible static sound. In addition, I dealt with volume swells with it. The sync function does not work. This thing is horrible. Steer clear.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great stuff!

    By Ace

    from Denver CO

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Sennheiser ew 172 G3 Instrument Wireless System:

      I operate two wireless systems live. Have tried many other brands in the past. Sennheiser never lets me down.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Don't Even Think -- Just Buy This Unit

      By winwindo

      from Chicago, IL

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sennheiser ew 172 G3 Instrument Wireless System:

          Too many great features to list them all. My favorites:

          When you set up, you tell the receiver to scan the freqencies in the area. It then suggests the best band (where it didn't find any signals/interference). Then you hit the sync button and hold the transmitter near the receiver, and they're both set to the same frequency. Once you do it once, it's a very easy setup and you know you've got a clean channel.

          No latency or tone loss. Unbelievably good.

          I've got a built in tuner on my guitar, but I still like leaving the receiver on "tuner" display and being able to quickly check that a string is in tune without jumping into my guitar's tuner mode.

          Pilot tone squelch (keeps receiver from picking up RF when transmitter is off) ... not have this is what fried my last unit.

          Output signal from the receiver to the mixer is incredibly strong -- I usually have to turn the output down a little ...

          I'm used to wearing a transmitter with the antenna and controls on the bottom. The clip on the back of the transmitter is reversible so you can wear it upside down.

          XLR out -- No more D/I.

          Rugged, sturdy, built for the long haul.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sennheiser 172 G3 instrument wireless system

          Comments about Sennheiser ew 172 G3 Instrument Wireless System:

          very pleased
          I am using a DAP 4099s microphone so I bought the Sennheiser system for guitars as it was the cheapest option of obtaining a receiver and bodypack transmitter. The SK100 clips right onto a key guard on my alto sax. The Sennheiser unit worked flawlessly and with no glitches. It was easy to synch and set up. I am the only member in the band that does wireless, thus I had no interference problems. The other members of my group said I sounded much better than when tied to a mic on a mic stand. The freedom of moving around and not worrying about mic placement was worth it.
          seems like a nicely made unit. Very happy with the bodypack transmitter.
          compared to Shure and other systems, seems resonably priced.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SOLID for 5 Strings!

          By JET!-NuDPD

          from Chicago, IL

          Comments about Sennheiser ew 172 G3 Instrument Wireless System:

          I LOVE this pack... well built - solid and the new mosel is SMALL - very cool! No Latency (I havent taken it farther than 50 feet away though) No Low end loss on my low B (bass).

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tour Ready

          By JohnnyDeath

          from Los Angeles, Ca.

          Comments about Sennheiser ew 172 G3 Instrument Wireless System:

          I have watched wireless units crash and burn in the wake of touring and day to day rehearsal. Facing Facts, plastic just doesn't hold up. In regards to the ew172G3, its metal housing on both the receiver and body pack are just testaments to the quality this unit has to offer. Great tone, complete freedom, and cost efficient and durable. Compare it to any other wireless unit and it will crush the competition.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best I Ever Used

          By Stratfreak-bdFLm

          from Mandeville, LA

          Comments about Sennheiser ew 172 G3 Instrument Wireless System:

          Absolutely the best I ever used. Used it on 3 gigs thus far. 2 of em in Casinos and no dropouts. The most important thing is there's no tone loss and the AA batteries last for about two 4 hour gigs. All metal receiver and transmitter. I had a few nady systems in the past and they were not bad but the tone was diferent. The Sennheiser G3 is a winner. My search for a great wireless guitar system is over. I can't imagine one being dissapointed.

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