Shure Showcases New GLX-D Digital Wireless Systems At Prolight+Sound 2013

Combines LINKFREQ automatic frequency management with intelligent lithium-ion battery rechargeability, renowned microphones, and more

Shure  has announced new GLX-D digital wireless systems that combine the technology of LINKFREQ automatic frequency management with intelligent lithium-ion battery rechargeability, renowned microphones, and solid construction. (Check out video coverage of the new GLX-D and BLX below.)

Operating in the 2.4GHz frequency band, GLX-D analyzes the RF spectrum, determines the best available frequencies, and automatically deploys frequencies to the transmitter and receiver.

Additionally, in the presence of RF interference, the GLX-D receiver and transmitter will seamlessly move together to clean frequencies with no audio signal interruption.

GLX-D systems come in a wide offering of traditional bodypack and handheld configurations, including vocal, headset, and presenter systems, as well as a new pedal-mounted guitar option, the GLX-D, which offers an integrated tuner, easily integrates into any pedal board, and offers tank-like durability.

Each GLX-D transmitter is powered by a custom intelligent lithium-ion battery for up to 16 hours of continuous use at full charge.

The intelligent lithium-ion battery is good for up to 10,000 hours of use, or the equivalent of up to 2500 AA batteries, providing significant incremental cost savings over time. The battery can be quickly charged in 15 minutes for up to 1.5 hours of use, through a wide variety of power options, including USB connections.

Additionally, the standard GLXD4 receiver features a detailed LCD showcasing the battery life status by hours and minutes.

“GLX-D delivers stunning digital audio clarity with virtually no cost of ownership,” says Erik Vaveris, category director for wireless products at Shure. “When you buy GLX-D, you never have to buy batteries again. The intelligent rechargeable battery technology in GLX-D is the same used in Shure’s flagship Axient wireless.  It has proven its reliability on the biggest broadcasts and tours in the world.”

GLXD1 bodypack transmitter:
• Sophisticated design with rugged metal construction
• Tactile on and off switch
• Locking TQG connection for use with Shure lavalier, headset, earset, and instrument microphones and guitar cables
• Reversible belt clip
• Includes one SB902 lithium-ion battery

GLXD2 handheld transmitter:
• Integrated microphone capsule design, featuring legendary SM58®;, SM86, Beta 58A, and Beta 87A options
• Sophisticated design with durable, lightweight construction
• Includes one SB902 lithium-ion battery

GLXD4 single channel receiver:
• Hi-resolution LCD screen status
• Real-time battery run-time displayed in hours and minutes (accurate within 15 minutes)
• Remote adjustable transmitter gain control
• Integrated battery charge port for proprietary Shure lithium-ion transmitter batteries, two-color charge indicator LED
• Up to eight compatible systems (environment dependent)
• XLR and 1/4-inch output connectors
• Lightweight, durable construction

GLXD6 single channel receiver (guitar pedal):
• Guitar pedal form factor for easy mounting and powering from pedal boards
• Rugged metal chassis design
• Built-in chromatic instrument tuner with strobe and needle tuning views
• Adjustable reference pitch (432-447Hz)
• Foot switch to shift between wireless display and tuner mode with option to mute or pass signal while tuning
• Up to eight compatible systems (environment dependent)
• Highly visible LED display
• 1/4-inch output connector

Available accessories:
• SB902 GLX-D Lithium-ion battery
• SBC-USB-MicroB USB wall charger
• SBC-CAR USB car charger
• SBC-902 USB battery dock charger

GLX-D system configurations vary globally. Prices begin at $561 MSRP/$449 MAP and availability is mid-2013.

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