Xvive U2 Wireless Guitar System Review, Manual, and
I’ll be making a comparison video of all the wireless systems I own, but for now, let’s take a look at the U2 and some of its features, tech specs, a quick setup guide from the manual, and some frequently asked questions.
There are links to the full manual and where to purchase at the bottom of the page.
What I Like
- Easy to use right out of the box
- Excellent sound quality
- The U2 fits nice in all the basses and guitars I tried it on. I tried it on a Fender Bass VI, Start, Tele, P Bass, Jaguar, Godin Bass, Danelectro 12 String and a few others.
- You can move it out of the way from volume/tone knobs on guitars that have the output jack on top.
- Normally I wouldn’t use a wireless system for recording but it was great because I could move around till I find a sweet spot to eliminate ground noise from some of my single coil pickup guitars.
Cons: No Remove battery – I owned this a few years and haven’t noticed any drop in battery life yet.
Xvive U2 guitar system features digital wireless technology that delivers incredible audio quality, a simple setup, and is extremely reliable for any gigging musicians. It delivers a full 20 Hz – 20K Hz frequency response, so you’ll hear your guitar tone in great detail with only 6ms of latency.
This wireless system operates at a 2.4G Hz ism band for crystal clear broadcasting ensuring the integrity of your signal on stage and covering 70 feet of range without any signal dropout.
The li-ion batteries help make the U2 wireless system environmentally friendly that can last up to 5 hours per charge. The chassis is made out of a durable abs plastic that can withstand the rigors of touring and the harshest climates.
This wireless is a perfect fit for any pedal board thanks to its simplistic, and compact design. So, go wireless with the xvive U2 system. It’ll declutter the stage and offers freedom in motion.
First Look Video
Video I made when I first got the unit.
Xvive U2 Wireless Manual
Here are a few tips and information from the U2 manual.
U2 Guitar Transmitter*1 U2 Guitar Receiver*1 USB cable*1
QUICK START DIAGRAM
- Transmitter plugs into the Guitar (you instruments), the receiver plugs into the effects pedal, AMP, Audio, etc.
2. Turn on the Transmitter and the receiver and check the LED blue lights flashing times and make sure the blue led lights have the same flashing times which means transmitter and receiver are in both same channels.
3. After connecting successfully, LED lights on the receiver will keep the light on.
4. Now, let’s rock together.
- Power – Slide Switch to turn on/off TRANSMETER/RECEIVER
2. Power LED and Battery LED
Solid Red LED indicates the power on,08
The flashing red LED indicates the battery is a low charge, it needs to be recharged.
In the progress of charging, the light will stop flashing and will turn off when it is fully charged.
3. Channel Select – Align TRANSMITTER and RECEIVER channels.
Double click the switch to activate the channel
Follow the diagram below to set up the channel,
meanwhile, the audio signal indicator LED will flash to indicate the channel.
* For the flashing channel indication, please refer to chart 1*
4. Transmitter Audio signal indicator LEDWhen Power is on, the Blue LED will flash to indicate the pre-set channel.
After activating the channel selection function, click the button to set up the channel, the blue LED will flash to indicate the channel
* For the flicking channel indication, please refer to chart 1*
5. Receiver Audio Signal indicator LED
When the power is on, the blue LED will flash to indicate the pre-set channel.
After activating the channel selection function, click the channel button, the blue LED will flash to indicate the channel
The Receiver audio signal indicator LED will become solid blue when the Transmitter and Receiver are in alignment.
When the signal is good, The receiver audio Signal indicator LED will become solid blue, it will start to flash if the signal is not good.
*For the flashing channel indication, please refer to chart 1*
6. USB Port – Battery recharger port. Chart 1, Flashing channel indication
|Channel 1||The Audio signal LED will flash once|
|Channel 2||The Audio signal LED will flash twice|
|Channel 3||The Audio signal LED will flash three times|
|Channel 4||The Audio signal LED will flash four times|
The U2 wireless guitar system has four different channels and can use up to 4 pairs of systems at the same time. When your band plays for guitar, bass, keyboard, and other instruments, U2 can set up different channels for them to prevent signal interference.
When there is only one player, the different channel function can also be used for him/her to prevent interferences from different frequency bands of routers or other WIFI devices. Generally, we recommend using Channel 1
Portable Plug-and-Play design
U2 wireless system uses a portable design; both the receiver and the receiver are plug-and-play designs. It is very convenient for fast switching among guitar, bass, amplifiers, effect pedal, and other audio equipment. It provides more flexibility in adjusting the equipment.
One Transmitter and multiple Receivers
When using a transmitter, you can use multiple receivers. For example, if you want to connect a guitar to two amplifiers or connect to effect pedal and pedal tuner, you need just use multiple receivers with setting up to be the same channel.
Since U2 is the 2.4 GHz wireless system, please avoid putting the receiver close to other signal-emitting devices. It is recommended that your U2 receiver keep a distance of more than 3 meters from the other 2.4 GHz transmitter and WIFI router.
Channel switching and locking
The select function of the channel is unlocked within
15 seconds after the product is started. You can click the “Channel” button for selecting the channel that you want. After the click, the blue LED will flash. Flash once means you are in Channel 1. Flash twice means you are in Channel 2, and so forth. The select function of channel will be locked after 15 seconds.
Double clicks for the Channel button can activate the function again.
There is a “Y” shape cable in the package. It can12
charge the transmitter and receiver at the same time. The voltage output is 5V. The red LED light of U2 will be always on for normal use. Red LED light flashing means low battery which requires immediate power charge. During power charging, the red LED on the transmitter and receiver will light on and they will be lit off automatically after full-power charge.
Blue LED Flashing
The blue LED light flashing indicates there is signal interference. Please switch to another channel, turn off or stay away from other 2.4GHZ WIFI, to make sure the U2 transmitter and receiver antennae be in the signal receiving range.
The rear end of U2 is the antenna, which can be used at about an angel of 180°. The front signal of the transmitter and the receiver is the strongest. Please try to keep the front to face each other during using. Do not block the antenna with your hand or other items, and keep the signal within the receiving range of the antenna.
When confront with interference from other devices13
or need more distance for using, you can change the antenna’s angle and adjust it to be the best condition.
Supportive pickup and musical instrument
U2 wireless system can work for passive guitar pickup, piezoelectric acoustic guitar pickup, piezoelectric violin pickup. Active pickup and pickup with a microphone are not supported. The transmitter is better to connect to the instrument. Please avoid connecting it to distortion effect pedal or high power output interface which may incur the timbre distortion.
USB only works for charging function, does not support firmware upgrade.
|Range||>70 feet Line-0-site outdoors.*|
|Frequency Response||20-20K Hz,+1dB/-3dB|
|THD + Noise||<0.05%(1K Hz @-10dbFS)|
|Dynamic Range||>103dB A weighted|
|Operating Band||2.4G Hz ISM Worldwide|
|Operating Temperature||-10 C to 50 C|
|Sample Rate||24bit/48K Hz uncompressed digital transmission|
*Note: Actual range is dependent on RF environment, including reflections, interference, and absorption
Do I Recommend The Xvive U2 Wireless Guitar System