Shure ships AD3 Plug-On Transmitter, turns any XLR mic into an Axient Digital source

Shure has introduced the AD3 Plug-On Transmitter, which allows any XLR microphone to be turned into an Axient Digital wireless source.

Ideal for sideline reporting, street interviews, and press conferences, the AD3 seamlessly transforms a wired source into an advanced, Axient Digital wireless source. It can also connect to a shotgun microphone on a boom pole on film and TV sets. 

The AD3 is fully compatible with Axient Digital AD4D and AD4Q rack receivers, in Standard or High Density modes. Shure’s Axient Digital Wireless System has established itself as an industry standard for live events, on-stage performance or broadcast.

Shure promises users ‘impeccable audio quality and RF performance, wide-tuning, and encryption features.’ 

“Broadcast networks, stadiums, conference centers, theaters, and performance halls depend on Axient Digital, and that capability is now expanded with the launch of AD3,” says Nick Wood, Senior Category Director of Wireless Products at Shure. “The plug-on transmitter enables field reporters, audio professionals, and on-set sound engineers access to a rock-solid portable audio solution that perfectly complements the power of Axient Digital. Audio professionals are going to want to have these transmitters in their kits.”

Out-of-the-box, the AD3 includes an innovative ‘locked’ XLR connector design, a user-friendly control menu, OLED display that is easy to read in challenging lighting conditions, and a sweat, moisture, and debris resistant build. The transmitter also includes a pouch, belt clip, USB-C cable, and supports both conventional AA and Shure SB900A rechargeable battery options.

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