New Shure BLX Series wireless microphone systems present a solution for individuals who want the benefits of wireless systems without the set-up obstacles.
They come in a variety of receiver options, including a half-rack size for installed applications. For complex environments, RF interference can be avoided with Shure’s one-touch QuickScan frequency scanning feature, which quickly locates the best open frequency channel.
“BLX is about making great performance available to everyone. The audio in BLX is engineered to match the tailored, refined sound of Shure’s high-end analog wireless systems, and it includes significant improvements in wireless stability,” said Erik Vaveris, category director for wireless products at Shure.
“BLX also offers a choice in receiver form factors,” he adds. “The light weight and ultra-portable BLX4 and BLX88 are perfect for musicians on-the-go. The BLX4R uses Shure’s durable half-rack chassis with removable antennas and includes everything you need to install it in an equipment rack.”
BLX wireless systems have a performance range of up to 300 feet, with up to 14 hours of battery life from two AA batteries. Systems are available in a wide offering of bodypack and handheld configurations with multiple handheld, lavalier, instrument, and headset microphone choices.
BLX1 Bodypack Transmitter: —TQG connection for use with Shure lavalier, headset, earset, and instrument microphones and guitar cables —Tactile on and off switch —Adjustable gain control —Light weight, rugged construction
BLX2 Handheld Transmitter: —Integrated microphone capsule options, including Shure’s PG58, SM58, and Beta58A —-10 dB gain attenuation —Lightweight, rugged construction —Color ID caps, available separately
BLX4 Single-Channel Receiver: —One-touch QuickScan frequency selection quickly locates the best open frequency —Up to 12 compatible systems per frequency band —Two-color audio status LED indicators —LED display —XLR and 1/4-inch output connectors
BLX4R Half-Rack Receiver: —Rack mount kit included —Adjustable output level —Removable antennas for quick antenna distribution —One-touch QuickScan frequency selection quickly locates the best open frequency —Up to 12 compatible systems per frequency band —Two-color audio and RF status LED indicators —LCD display with detailed RF and audio metering —XLR and 1/4-inch output connectors
BLX88 Dual Channel Receiver: —One-touch QuickScan frequency selection quickly locates the best open frequency —Up to 12 compatible systems per frequency band —Two-color audio status LED indicators —LED display —XLR and 1/4-inch output connectors
Note that system configurations vary globally.
BLX wireless system prices begin at $374 MSRP/$299 MAP and will be available in mid-2013.
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