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Shure Wireless Systems Take their Place in the Conference Room


Shure is a company famous for its microphones, on the stage and in the studio. However, it also produces a wide assortment of mics that excel in conferences, meetings, conventions, and lecture-based scenarios. B&H is proud to carry a plethora of these products, including wireless boundary microphones and gooseneck microphones that can be paired with wireless transmitters that operate in various frequency ranges.

First up, we have the boundary microphones of the ULXD6 series. Compatible with ULX-D and QLX-D digital wireless systems, these mics are available in cardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns to better suit the positioning of your speakers. They run on included AA alkaline batteries—though you can easily swap these out for rechargeable packs—and they provide a transmission range of up to 300'. Other features include AES 256-bit encryption, as well as adjustable RF power, a high-pass filter, and power lock settings. They are available in an assortment of frequency ranges, including G50, H50, J50, and X52.

Shure ULXD6/C-X52 Cardioid Wireless Boundary Microphone Transmitter

Shure’s ULXD8 systems also operate in the aforementioned frequency ranges, acting not only as a wireless transmitter, but as a base for compatible gooseneck microphones. These systems utilize the same AES 256-bit encryption transmission to transmit signal up to 300', and provide you with adjustable RF power, power lock settings, and the high-pass filter. A mute button—which can be configured in multiple ways, such as push-to-talk or push-to-mute—comes in handy, as well. But where the ULXD makes use of an internal boundary microphone, the ULXD8 system works with Shure’s Microflex series of gooseneck microphones.

Shure ULXD8 Wireless Gooseneck Microphone Base and Transmitter

Some of these microphones boast cardioid capsules, while others sport supercardioid polar patterns for extra directionality. Some of them measure 10", though if you require more room to maneuver, the 15" option is available, too. You can get them with bi-color status indicators, or opt for the red-light ring. All of them play nicely with the ULXD8 system, sport flexible sections at the top and bottom to elicit a great amount of control in positioning the mic, and utilize CommShield technology for excellent RF filtering. When mounted on the ULXD8, the mic and transmitter are compatible with SLX wireless receiver systems

Whether you go with the ULXD6 or ULXD8, you’d probably benefit from Shure’s networking charging stations, available in both 4- and 8-bay models, and supplied with and without power supplies (we’ve left the choice to you). With these units, you can re-energize rechargeable batteries quickly and efficiently, without even removing the optional SB900A batteries from the transmitters themselves. While the transmitters are catching up on power, you’ll be able to adjust their settings using Shure’s software dedicated to this task (Wireless Workbench) or through external control systems such as AMX or Creston. You’ll also be able to monitor the battery’s temperature, charge, and overall health.

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