NAB 2019: Shure Unveils New TwinPlex Mics for Theater and Broadcast

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Have you ever found yourself underwhelmed with the live sound at a Broadway show? Think of the vocals specifically: often they can sound thin, washed out, unfocused. Is it the singer? No—it’s the equipment used in miking the singer—but soon this issue might be a thing of the past, thanks to Shure.

That’s right—Shure, a Titan among microphone manufacturers, is releasing a whole new line of subminiature microphones designed for theater, stage, and film. We at B&H are happy to carry them all.

It’s called the TwinPlex series. At the core of each TwinPlex mic is a patent-pending dual-diaphragm design, one that ensures naturalistic audio capture with a robust low-end frequency response. The off-axis response is also impeccable, ensuring accurate reproduction of vocals, even if the mic is jostled a bit during a dance number.

Shure TwinPlex Series
Shure TwinPlex Series

All TwinPlex models give you sweat- and moisture-resistant frequency caps that prevent the phenomenon of “sweat-outs,” so you’ll hear no more weird audio hiccups, because moisture won’t seep into the capsules. Great attention has been paid to cabling, as well: you’ll find no kinks in the cabling, not even after a whole run of previews.

With a slim 1.1mm cable, the TwinPlex TL45 might be the best fit for the theater, where you must strike a balance between intelligibility, durability, and invisibility; this mic strikes a clandestine appearance, indeed. The TL46 offers a slightly thicker 1.6mm cable with a secondary ground, and has high sensitivity that’s quite well suited to loud events, where words must cut through noise.

If you need a TwinPlex mic with connector options for most bodypack transmitters, and numerous color options to boot, the TL47 is your best bet; Shure considers it ideal for nearly any theatrical, broadcast, or musical application where a discreet lav is needed.

Working in a medium that is dialogue-based, such as film or TV? The TL48 has been optimized for the spoken word, with a tailored midrange perfect for speech and dialogue. And if you need a TwinPlex series mic in a headset form factor—one with a durable cable and a one-knob adjustable boom—the TH53 is your microphone.

Whichever mic you choose, a variety of accessories are available, including preamps, connectors, mounts, and more. So, come on down to our SuperStore, or visit us online, to check out the TwinPlex series!

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