By PSW Staff • January 17, 2009 The new Shure PG27USB and PG42USB microphones and X2u XLR-to-USB signal adapter At Winter NAMM ‘09, Shure has unveiled the new PG27USB and PG42USB side address condenser microphones and the X2u XLR-to-USB signal adapter. The PG27USB and PG42USB microphones connect to any USB computer port. These cardioid condenser microphones feature built-in headphone monitoring with zero latency and monitor mix control for blending microphone and playback audio. Both models are also supplied with an integrated pre-amp with gain control. The PG27USB offers a flat, neutral frequency response for natural reproduction of a wide variety of instrument and vocal sound sources. The PG42USB is engineered to reproduce the subtle nuances of lead vocals, with a larger diaphragm helping to boost sensitivity. It also has a low-cut filter and external shock-mount. The X2u XLR-to-USB signal adapter is a modular accessory that connects any XLR microphone to a computer, and is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2000, and Mac OS X 10.1 or later. It also includes an integrated pre-amp with gain control as well as headphone monitoring with monitor mix control. Phantom power is provided for use with condenser microphones. Pricing: X2u Adapter: $154 MSRP PG27USB: $238 MSRP PG42USB: $298 MSRP All three products will be available in Spring 2009, will carry a two-year limited warranty, and can be purchased at select retail partners. The X2u will also be available at the company website, www.shure.com. For more information: Shure Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Cardioid Computers Condenser Connectors Gain Mac Macworld Microphones Mix Monitors Preamps Shure Signal USB Vocals Windows · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.