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, www.shure.com.
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