Shure wireless systems deliver crystal-clear sound, while letting you move about freely onstage without the restrictions of a wired microphone or instrument cable.
...sends the audio signal to the reciever.
Handheld microphone with built-in transmitter
...picks up sound from the transmitter and is usually stationed near the sound mixing position.
If you're ready to perform untethered, Shure's BLX wireless systems are a smart, affordable choice. Take the stage confidently, backed up by Shure's legendary microphones, decades of wireless design experience, and tour-tested build quality. Available in a broad selection of bodypack and handheld configurations, BLX vocal, guitar, headset and presenter systems are ready to rock, right out of the box.
Providing up to 14 hours of use with two AA batteries, BLX bodypack and handheld transmitters let you perform with confidence. And when it comes to frequency selection, Shure BLX makes it easy with Group and Channel selection buttons that give you fast, convenient frequency matching.
Shure BLX vocal wireless systems are available with your choice of PG58, SM58 or Beta 58A microphone capsules. Standard equipment in the touring rigs of top acts, Shure mics are built to take serious road abuse and deliver legendary sound, night after night.
A choice of single-channel, single-channel half-rack, and dual-channel receivers, as well as vocal, guitar, headset and lavalier options make Shure's BLX wireless systems quite versatile, and the ability to run up to 12 compatible systems per band protects your investment, letting you start out modestly and expand as necessary.
Suited for installed sound applications and working bands, Shure's SLX Wireless systems offer Shure's patented Audio Reference Companding technology, along with easy Automatic Transmitter setup. SLX gives you up to 960 selectable frequencies, supports up to 25 compatible systems, and is a great choice for houses of worship, corporate boardrooms, lecture halls, and portable road cases.
The SLX sound is founded on Shure's patented Audio Reference Companding, a technology which brings more transmission clarity and dynamic range to wireless systems. Unlike tradiional wireless companding schemes that are restricted by a fixed compresion ratio, this technology utilizes a variable compression ratio. The result is the elimination of wireless artifacts during quiet passages and superior dynamic range.
Shure UHF-R Wireless Microphone Systems handle the punishment of large-scale tours and installation environments while delivering top-quality sound. Sophisticated engineering and superior RF performance give you the features and flexibility you need to control up to 160 systems for the most extravagant productions, and UHF-R systems are compatible with Wireless Workbench 6 software for advanced frequency coordination, monitoring, and control.
UHF-R boasts automatic frequency selection, transmitter sync, and intelligent, menu-driven system functionality for quick, intuitive setup. With up to 2400 selectable frequencies across an ultra-wide 60 MHz bandwidth, UHF-R can easily cope with with challenging RF environments. Shure's Advanced Track Tuning Filtering Technology enables UHF-R to deliver up to 40 simultaneous compatible systems per band without interference or compromised audio.
The digital wireless technology behind Shure's ULX-D digital wireless systems gives you pristine sound, without your having to worry about dropouts, noise, clipping, or processing that degrades your signal. ULX-D gives you up to 16 active transmitters in one 6MHz TV channel (up to 48 in High Density mode). With premium 24-bit/48kHz digital audio quality, 60dB of adjustable system gain per channel, scalable intelligent hardware, and boatloads of advanced functions, Shure ULX-D systems let you concentrate on your performance.
ULX-D recievers are available in single, double, and quad configurations, giving you from one to four recievers in one chassis. The ULXD4 reciever sports a compact, half-rackspace form factor, while the ULXD4D (dual) and ULXD4Q (quad) units are housed in a 19" rackmount chassis.
Shure's Lithium Ion rechargeable battery option gives you over 11 hours of operation per charge, precision metering in hours/minutes, and can save you money by eliminating the expense of standard alkaline batteries.
Shure's affordable GLX-D Wireless Systems deliver exceptional digital audio clarity and high-tech innovations that make performance sound easier, including LINKFREQ automatic frequency management and intelligent lithium-ion battery rechargeability. GLX-D Systems are available in a variety of configurations, including vocal, headset, and presenter systems, as well as a new pedalboard-mount guitar option.
GLX-D systems operate in the 2.4GHz frequency band, available worldwide, and are effortless to set up - with no buttons to push! Simply power on, and your receiver and transmitter are automatically set to the best available frequency. And if RG interference occurs, both automatically jump to a new clear frequency, with no interruption of your audio signal. The system is so smart, you can even adjust the transmitter level remotely from the GLXD receiver!
With up to 16 hours of continuous use on one battery charge and remaining run time displayed in hours and minutes, Shure's intelligent lithium-ion battery technology makes GLX-D amazingly convenient to use, and compared with the cost of disposable batteries, can save you serious cash over time. The receiver is equipped with a built-in charging port, and you can also recharge a battery while in a handheld transmitter using a USB charging cable. Need a quick-charge? 15 minutes gives you 1.5 hours of operation.
Shure GLX-D systems offer a choice of two receivers: the GLXD4 desktop receiver, plus a revolutionary option for guitarists and bassists - the GLXD6 guitar pedal receiver. Delivering exceptional digital audio clarity with intuitive operation, the GLXD6 easily integrates into (and is powered by) your pedalboard, and includes easy-to-read onboard strobe and meter guitar tuners.
If you want all the benefits of the already popular GLX-D digital wireless platform in a format that better accommodates multi-system setups, then GLX-D Advanced is the way to go. This platform offers major improvements over original GLX-D systems, including GLXD4R rackmount receivers, the UA846Z2 GLX-D Frequency Manager, and remote antenna mounting options.
There are two major upgrades the GLXD4R offers over the original GLXD4 digital wireless receiver. First, this receiver is rackmountable and even comes with the hardware you need to add them to any standard 19" equipment rack. That makes them extra convenient for both mobile rigs and multi-system installations. The other upgrade is the antenna structure. Instead of being fixed and on the front, as they are on the original GLXD4, these removable half-wave antennas connect via BNC jacks, which double as connection to a GLX-D Advanced Frequency Manager.
When you add a UA846Z2 GLX-D Advanced Frequency Manager to your system, you can effectively consolidate up to six GLXD4R receivers into one centrally controlled system. This frequency manager goes far beyond merely combining antennas and distributing power, it also actively monitors and assigns frequencies and channel assignments for maximum efficiency. By doubling up individual systems on frequency channel assignments, a pair of UA846Z2s can support up to 11 GLX-D Advanced systems under optimal conditions, all while retaining the amazing agility that makes GLX-D digital wireless virtually immune to interference.
Shure's PGXD wireless systems give you legendary Shure microphone performance along with the advantages of breakthrough digital wireless technology. Featuring systems for vocalists, guitarists, and presenters, PGX Digital wireless employs cutting-edge 24-bit wireless technology for ultra-clean performance with extremely easy setup. Just use the "scan and sync" feature, and you'll be instantly ready to go. And with a range of up to 200 feet, you'll have total wireless freedom for up to five systems at once.
PGX Digital gives you state-of-the-art digital wireless technology at a very user-friendly price point. Thanks to true digital diversity and 900MHz operation that's free from TV signal interference, PGXD systems deliver robust, clean RF signals and audio that sounds like wired. And then there's PGXD's amazingly easy setup and operation, with scan and sync technology that quickly and easily sets up your system with a clear channel.
Thanks to their streamlined operation, networked control, and AES 256-bit encryption, Shure's QLX-D wireless systems deliver outstanding digital wireless performance for a variety of medium-sized presentation spaces, music venues, and houses of worship. Offering pristine 24-bit digital audio and remarkably efficient RF spectrum usage, QLX-D gives you clear, uninterrupted, and worry-free operation.
Shure QLX-D wireless is available in a variety of configurations, including handheld, headworn, lavalier, and guitar/bass. You can also combine the various form factors for an incredibly versatile combo wireless setup. Various power options are available, including the Shure SB900 lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Sporting 64MHz of tuning bandwidth, Shure QLX-D systems are solid, easy-to-use wireless solutions.
Analog or digital — which wireless system is best for your needs? It really depends on your application and budget. In terms of dynamic and frequency response, digital wireless systems tend to offer better-sounding audio, in addition to being less noisy in end-of-range situations since — as with most things digital — they're either on or off. This difference is much more pronounced in the lower price ranges.
Analog, as you might expect, offers zero-to-negligible latency, while digital wireless systems exhibit varying latency as small as a few milliseconds, depending on the processing and RF technology used in the particular system. For teleconferencing applications with little or no sound reinforcement, latencies of 15ms or greater are typical (and acceptable). In performance applications, though — especially those involving proximate monitoring (in-ear, headphone, or a nearfield monitor wedge) — latency needs to be much lower.
RF interference can occur in both analog and digital wireless systems. The difference between them being somewhat dependent on which RF spectrum range the system tunes within. In the UHF TV band range, digital systems are more spectrally efficient, permitting almost twice as many compatible systems in the same RF footprint as their analog counterparts. In the 900MHz or 2.4GHz range, however, they can usually only manage four or five compatible systems in total. Analog systems tend to hold onto signal at end-of-range (albeit, with noisier operation), while digital may simply drop. A mitigating factor here is that digital usually requires a lower RF signal-to-noise ratio.
If your application requires security such as encryption, the analog/digital choice is already made for you: you need a digital wireless system. Most Shure digital wireless systems use AES 256-bit encryption, generally considered the most secure encryption standard.
If you're outfitting your church or getting ready for a large stage production, Shure offers a range of wireless accessories designed to maximize the efficiency of larger wireless setups. From antenna combiners to power distribution units, your Sweetwater Sales Engineer is a wireless expert who can assist with designing the most efficient and cost-effective system for your specific needs.