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Shure SLX14/85 Wireless Cardioid Lavalier Microphone System (G4: 470 to 494 MHz)

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Shure SLX14/85 Wireless Cardioid Lavalier Microphone System (G4: 470 to 494 MHz)
Key Features
  • For Presenters and Performers
  • WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Mic
  • Lightweight Bodypack Transmitter
  • Predictive-Diversity Rackmount Receiver
The Shure SLX14/85 is a rackmount wireless lavalier microphone system that brings reliable transmission and high-quality audio to presenters, performers, clergy, and instructors. Fast to set up and easy to operate, it is suitable for A/V installations in lecture halls, conference rooms, and houses of worship as well as for use in performance spaces including musical stages, theaters, and more.

Shure SLX14/85 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Fast Setup and Reliable Performance
  • 3Cardioid Lavalier Mic Optimized for Speech
  • 4Improve Your Wireless Performance
  • 5Add Functionality to Your System

The Shure SLX14/85 is a rackmount wireless lavalier microphone system that brings reliable transmission and high-quality audio to presenters, performers, clergy, and instructors. Fast to set up and easy to operate, it is suitable for A/V installations in lecture halls, conference rooms, and houses of worship as well as for use in performance spaces including musical stages, theaters, and more.

The SLX14/85 features a half-rack receiver housed in a rugged, full-metal chassis. It utilizes Predictive Switching Diversity to protect the transmission from RF interference. The receiver's auto-scan function searches a 24 MHz UHF tuning range with 960 selectable frequencies available, seeking out a clean, interference-free channel, even when operating multiple systems simultaneously.

This configuration comes with a WL185 cardioid lavalier microphone optimized for speech intelligibility. The bodypack transmitter provides up to 8 hours of operation on two AA batteries, with a fixed 30mW RF power output and a transmission range up to 330'. Up to 12 wireless mics can operate simultaneously in the same space.

Fast Setup and Reliable Performance

System

  • Auto-scan instantly locates a clear, interference-free channel for safe transmission
  • Predictive diversity technology uses a microprocessor to switch antennas before dropouts occur, greatly improving reception 
  • Shure’s patented Audio Reference Companding delivers crystal-clear audio with a 45 Hz to 15 kHz frequency response


Bodypack Transmitter

  • Automatically synchronize the frequency between the transmitter and the receiver via the easily accessible infrared (IR) port 
  • A three–position gain switch allows you to adjust the input level
  • Two AA batteries (included) provide up to 8 hours of continuous use
  • Power switch doubles as mute switch with quick press
  • Frequency, power, and mute lockout 
  • Backlit LCD shows group, channel, battery, and lockout status
  • TA4M 4-pin input jack
  • Lightweight design with molded ABS housing


Rackmount Receiver

  • Detachable 1/4 wave antennas
  • Multifunction, backlit LCD showing group, channel, frequency, transmitter battery strength, and locked/unlocked status
  • The back panel houses a balanced XLR mic-level output as well as an unbalanced 1/4" instrument-level output
  • Volume control is located on the rear of the unit
  • Frequency and power lockout
  • Rugged metal construction

Cardioid Lavalier Mic Optimized for Speech

The WL185 lavalier condenser microphone is built for clear vocal reproduction when using a PA system.

The mic features a cardioid polar pattern that rejects unwanted noise, Commshield RF Filtering to minimize RF interference from nearby smartphones, and a tailored frequency response optimized for speech intelligibility.

Improve Your Wireless Performance

Adding UA874 active antennas or PA805 passive antennas increases the range of your system and offers increased protection against interference.

The UA844+ antenna distribution system (available separately) lets you stretch the power of your antenna pairs, giving you more on-air channels in less setup time.

Add Functionality to Your System

Shure offers a variety of headset, instrument, and handheld microphone options to adapt your SLX system as your needs evolve.

  • The WL184 supercardioid lavalier mic offers a narrower, feedback-resistant pickup pattern for louder events
  • The discrete MX153 sub-miniature earset mic provides exceptional clarity in spoken word applications
  • The PGA31 is a comfortable, durable headset microphone for active performance
  • Instrumentalists can attach the WB98H/C flexible gooseneck instrument microphone for brass, woodwind, and percussion applications
  • The WA302 guitar cable lets you connect the bodypack transmitter to a guitar or bass
  • The SLX2 handheld transmitter is available with different mic capsules for presenters and performers who prefer the flexibility of a handheld microphone
UPC: 042406145923

Shure SLX14/85 Specs

System
Wireless TechnologyAnalog UHF
Number of RF Channels960
Included Transmitters1 x Bodypack
DiversityAntenna Diversity
RF Frequency BandG4:
470 to 494 MHz
RF Bandwidth24 MHz
Frequency Step Size25 kHz
Max Operating Range328.1' / 100 m
Max Microphones per Band12
Dynamic Range>100 dB
Receiver
Receiver TypeTabletop
Mounting OptionsRackmount (with Included Hardware)
Rackmount Size1 RU (1/2 Rack)
Antenna2 x 1/4 Wave External, BNC (Rear-Mount)
Number of Audio Channels1
Audio I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Male Balanced Mic Output (Lockable)
1 x 1/4" TRS Female Unbalanced Output
Gain Range0 to -25 dB
Audio Output LevelXLR Output:
-13 dBV (Mic Level)
1/4" Output:
-2 dBV (Instrument Level)
Frequency Response45 Hz to 15 kHz ±2 dB
ImpedanceXLR Output:
200 Ohms (Balanced)
1/4" Output:
1 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
Adjacent Channel Isolation>70 dB
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter
AC/DC Power Adapter12 VDC at 400 mA (Included)
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 150 mA
Display & Indicators1 x Backlit LCD (Channel, Group, Transmitter Battery Status)
HousingSteel
Operating Temperature0 to 122°F / -18 to 50°C
Dimensions7.8 x 1.7 x 5.3" / 197 x 42 x 134 mm
Weight1.8 lb / 816 g
Transmitter
Transmitter TypeBodypack
RF Output Power30 mW
Audio I/O1 x TA4/Mini XLR 4-Pin Male Input (Lockable)
MutingOff/On Switch
Audio Input Level-10 dBV (Mic Level)
+10 dBV (at 0 dB Gain)
+20 dBV (Pad On)
Gain Range 30 dB
Sync MethodIR
Antenna1 x Flexible Whip, Fixed
Power RequirementsBattery
Battery Type2 x AA (Included)
Approx. Battery Life8 Hours (Alkaline)
Display & Indicators1 x LCD (Battery Status, Channel, Group)
HousingABS
Dimensions2.5 x 4.3 x 0.7" / 64 x 108 x 19 mm
Weight2.9 oz / 81 g (without Batteries)
Microphone
Microphone TypeLavalier
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid
Frequency Range50 Hz to 17 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level28 dB
Maximum SPL130.5 dB SPL
Impedance1.8 Kilohms
Sensitivity-45.5 dBV/Pa
Dynamic Range102.5 dB
Output Connectors1 x TA4/Mini XLR 4-Pin Female (Lockable)
Cable Length3.94' / 1.2 m
Operating Voltage5 V
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.2 x 14.6 x 3.7"

Shure SLX14/85 Reviews

Never disappointed

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-20

This is my fourth purchase of a Shure SLX system for a church auditorium. The previous purchases were all with hand-held mics, but this one was lav mics. The system, just like the others I've purchased before it, works and sounds great, week after week. Before I bought the first set, I did extensive research. Now that I see how well these work, I'll just keep buying these as we need to expand.

Always a workhorse

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2008-09-12

We use this mic in a conference room situation and it works perfectly without fail as usual.

Pro Wireless Audio

By Director John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-06-14

I use this on video shoots in-studio and out of studio. Excellent quality + great price = winning!

These are great!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-05-17

I have 12 of these units across three different frequency ranges mounted in 2 separate racks along with the antenna distribution units and two shark-fin paddles. I use them primarily for live theatre with Countryman B6 lavs. These units are easy to setup and intuitive to operate. Excellent sound quality. I highly recommend them.

Solid Performance

By Ben
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-01-08

This is a great mid range system. It is much cheaper than Shure's high end but delivers great reliability. This is a great purchase for any system that is not super critical.

I would buy this product again & again

By A_V art
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-10-20

Great product, presented voice was very clear without distortion. Easy to used and instal

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