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Shure Launches New USB Microphones and USB Signal Adapter At Winter NAMM ‘09

Two new cardioid condenser microphones connect to any USB computer port, while the new signal adapter connects any XLR microphone to a computer. All three components come with built-in headphone monitoring and monitor mix control.

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.

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,

For more information:
Shure Website


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