NILES, IL, January, 2011—With more than 85 years of audio innovation on the books, it’s hard to think of something that industry mainstay Shure Incorporated hasn’t done. But today Shure is introducing the first digital wireless microphone system in the Company’s history. The PGX Digital Wireless System is designed for users who demand uncompromising sound quality, operating simplicity, and the rock-solid durability for which Shure is famous.
“PGX Digital was designed to deliver an absolutely pure representation of the sound source,” says Erik Vaveris, Category Director for Wireless Products at Shure. “Guitarists and bassists will be amazed at how transparently the system captures the tone of their instruments and their individual playing style. Vocalists will discover a wireless mic that accurately conveys both the subtle texture and powerful dynamics of the human voice.”
Shure PGX Digital Wireless adds the clarity and precision of 24-bit/48 kHz digital audio to the proven reliability of analog PGX wireless products. PGX Digital combines superior digital sound, extended battery life, and the convenience of the 900 MHz band with the user-friendly simplicity that has made PGX Analog a perennial favorite.
“Working with wireless is becoming more challenging,” says Vaveris. “Because PGX Digital operates in the nationwide 900 MHz band, users do not have to deal with TV channel allocations that change from city to city. Automatic frequency selection and one-touch sync between transmitter and receiver make setup a snap.”
Like its analog sibling, PGX Digital offers a wide range of system configurations for vocalists, guitarists, and presenters. Handheld systems have been designed specifically to match the unique sound signatures of trusted microphone options like the cardioid SM58® and supercardioid Beta58A®. . Instrument systems come with either the Beta98H/C clip-on instrument mic or the WA302 guitar cable. Presenter systems include either the WL185 cardioid lavalier, WL93 omnidirectional lavalier, or PG30 headset. All systems ship with the PGXD4 diversity receiver and a padded carrying case.
PGX Digital Wireless Feature Summary
• Pure Digital Sound
o 24-bit / 48 kHz digital technology for incredibly accurate sound
o 20 Hz - 20 kHz frequency range captures every detail
o Wide selection of rugged Shure Microphones - including the legendary SM58®
• Rock Solid Wireless Reliability
o True digital diversity for a rock-solid wireless signal
o 900 MHz operation free from TV signal interference
o Frequency scan feature scans the entire frequency band to determine the optimal channel for operation
• Simple Setup and Operation
o Scan and sync instantly and automatically sets up the system
o Up to 5 systems can be used at once
Pricing and Availability
The PGX Digital Wireless system is now shipping and will be available in a variety of different configurations, including:
PGXD14 for guitar/bass for $429 retail ($536 MSRP)
PGXD14/185 with WL185 lavalier microphone for $499 retail ($624 MSRP)
PGXD14/PG30 with PG30 headworn microphone for $479 retail ($599 MSRP)
PGXD24/SM58 with SM58® microphone for $449 retail ($561 MSRP)
PGXD24/BETA58 with Beta 58A® microphone for $499 retail ($624 MSRP)
Shure PGX Digital Wireless systems will carry a two-year limited warranty and can be purchased at select retail partners. Visit www.shure.com for a list of authorized dealers.