Shure UR2/Beta 87A - H4 Band, 518 - 578 MHz

UHF Handheld Transmitter with Beta87A Supercardioid Condenser Microphone and 2,400 Available Frequencies - H4 (518-578MHz)
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Shure UR2/Beta 87A - H4 Band, 518 - 578 MHz
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Studio-grade Condenser Mic with Premium Wireless Transmitter!

Shure UR2 handheld transmitters are available in a wide variety of Shure microphone options and are built to withstand the most rigorous abuse. Part of the UHF-R Wireless system, UR2 handheld transmitters feature Shure's patented Audio Reference Companding for crystal-clear sound beyond the limits of conventional wireless technology. The UR2 is available with six microphone choices, including the supercardioid condenser Beta 87A.

Shure UR2/Beta 87A Handheld Transmitter at a Glance:
  • Employs the supercardioid Beta 87A mic capsule
  • Rugged transmitter runs on AA batteries
  • Part of high-performance Shure UHF-R wireless system
  • The best sound quality from Shure's famous Audio Reference Companding

Employs the high-performance Beta 87A mic capsule
The Beta 87A is a premium supercardioid electret condenser for vocal applications that brings studio-quality sound to live performance vocals. It's the pros' microphone of choice for live concert sound! The Beta 87 condenser mic offers improvements in the SM87 such as extended low bass response, smoother and more gradual presence rise and extended high frequency response, which results in a more open, natural sound.

Rugged transmitter runs on AA batteries
The Shure UR2 handheld transmitter is a pro performer all the way, with a rugged die-cast body and up to 8 hours of continuous operation on two AA batteries. The UR2 features a 5-segment battery life LCD, and an on/off/mic mute switch. An LCD group/channel status indicator and a power/frequency lock are also provided.

Part of high-performance Shure UHF-R wireless system
A Shure UHF-R wireless system with a UR2 transmitter gives you the tools you need to handle large-scale, no-mistakes-allowed live situations. A Shure UHF-R system provides 2,400 selectable frequencies across a 60MHz bandwidth, with up to 40 compatible systems per band. Shure's Advance Track Tuning shifts the RF filter along with the selected frequency, maximizing signal isolation from interference. The UHF-R system also features networked automatic setup to minimize time and effort, plus infrared transmitter sync. Integrated Wireless Workbench software with Ethernet and USB compatibility gives you advanced, real-time control and monitoring of large systems. Shure's famous Audio Reference Companding technology ensures exceptional audio quality.

The best sound quality from Shure's famous Audio Reference Companding
Of course, it's the sound that counts in a wireless system, and the UHF-R systems deliver premium-quality audio utilizing Audio Reference Companding. This technology applies a variable companding ratio rather than a fixed ratio to eliminate "breathing" and other wireless artifacts. Audio Reference Companding also increases dynamic range to provide a signal that's clear and clean.

Shure UR2/Beta 87A Handheld Transmitter at a Glance:
  • H4 band (518-578MHz)
  • Handheld mic/transmitter for Shure UHF-R wireless systems
  • One of six available microphone choices
  • Switchable RF power (10/50mW, region dependent)
  • Frequency and power lockout
  • Bit-mapped backlit LCD display
  • Runs on two AA batteries - Up to eight hours continuous use
  • Automatic transmitter setup
  • All metal die-cast construction
The Shure UR2/Beta 87A handheld transmitter gives you the best in a wireless condenser mic!

Worry-free Wireless!

We wanted you to know that all of the wireless systems you see here — and all of the wireless systems available at Sweetwater — are 100% compliant with the Federal Communication Commission's new rules governing wireless systems. You can be confident that these systems will work safely and within the permitted frequency/power ranges, just as they are. However, please be aware that by choosing to use systems that operate in the 700MHz range or by modifying a new wireless system you receive from us, you may cause your system to operate outside the FCC's new guidelines. If that's the case, you may need a license to operate the unit. To find out more, visit the FCC's wireless microphone website at or give them a call at (888) CALL-FCC.

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide
Wireless Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Transmitter Frequency Range 518-578 MHz
Form Factor Handheld
Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Mute Feature Yes
Battery Type 2 x AA
Battery Life 8 hours
Frequency Response 50Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range >105dB (A weighted)
Microphone Size 10" x 2"
Weight 0.72 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number UR2/Beta87A-H4

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