NAMM 2012: Shure unveils new ULX-D digital wireless microphone

Illinois-based pro audio manufacturer, Shure, has revealed their new ULX-D digital wireless microphone system at the NAMM 2012 Winter event in Anaheim, California.

The new system has been designed to provide superb sound quality, improved spectral efficiency, solid signal encryption and high-performance rechargeable battery life.

With the demand for wireless audio in both presentation and performance settings growing, the ULX-D is aimed for use within the corporate, education, worship and live performance settings.

“The intermodulation performance of ULX-D enables a dramatic increase in the number of simultaneous active systems in one TV channel, making the most of the available spectrum,” explained Category Director for Wireless Products at Shure, Erik Vaveris

Up to 14 ULX-D systems can be operating simultaneously in one 6 Mhz TV channel. This makes the mic easy to use even in highly congested urban areas where open TV channels can often be scarce.

What is more, for situations in which confidentiality is paramount the ULX-D is also well prepared. The mic includes Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption for privacy.

The ULX-D also performs well in regards battery life. The tech in the ULX-D is based on the same system used in Shure’s Axient wireless system. This allows the SB900 lithium-ion rechargeable battery to offer the ULX-D up to 12 hours performance. The ULX-D transmitters can also run on standard AA batteries for up to 11 hours.

What is more, the transmitters and receivers both display the remaining battery life. This figure is accurate to within 15 minutes.

The SBC200 Dual-Docking Charger can recharge the batteries whether in or out of the transmitter. Furthermore, up to four chargers can be linked together and powered by a single power supply.

An SBC800 Eight-Bay charger is also available and both chargers and designed to fit into a standard-sized rack drawer. This ensures easy storage and transport.

“Until today, digital wireless microphone users have had to accept trade-offs,” continued Vaveris. “No digital wireless system has come close to meeting the performance standard set by Shure’s industry leading analog wireless product line – until now.