Sennheiser introduces entry-level XSW-D wireless pedalboard system

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Sennheiser has added to its XS Wireless Digital series with the new entry-level XSW-D Pedalboard Set.

The easy-to-use system works on 2.4 GHz digital transmission for worldwide operation and includes a transmitter, a pedalboard-style receiver with guitar tuning function, an instrument cable, belt clip and powering and charging accessories.

Plug the transmitter into a guitar or bass, power the receiver via a pedalboard or the included power supply unit, and – voila! – the two are linked by the push of a button.

Additionally, the tuner boasts a large-format, black-and-white display for ease of reading in low-light conditions, and is engaged via a footswitch on the receiver. Hit it once to mute the audio and then again to reactivate after tuning is complete.

The transmitter has a battery life of approximately five hours, and can be recharged from the powered receiver during pauses in use, while the receiver boasts a balanced XLR audio output and an unbalanced jack output for connection to an amp or mixing desk.

You can also link up as many as five XSW-D systems at once.

The XSW-D Pedalboard Set sells for $399.95. For more information, head to Sennheiser.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.