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Anaheim, CA (January 19, 2010)—At the NAMM show, Shure debuted its new PSM 900 Wireless Personal Monitor System, designed for professional events, installations and tours.
Mark Humrichouser, General Manager of the Americas Business Unit for Shure, noted, “With the PSM 900, we’ve built upon these innovations to create a new class of personal monitor, precision-engineered to deliver superior audio within a system that’s effortless to set up and unmatched in reliability.”
At the heart of the PSM 900 system are an all-metal, ultra-thin wireless bodypack receiver (P9R) and a half-rack single wireless transmitter (P9T). Using Shure’s patented Audio Reference Companding and advanced digital stereo encoding, the PSM 900 is claimed to deliver a more natural sound with less noise and greater dynamic range than competitive wireless audio systems.
The PSM 900 receiver features the same front-end filter as Shure’s UHF-R Wireless System, as well as Active RF Gain Control that automatically reduces receiver sensitivity when an overload of RF signal is detected. Also, the PSM 900 includes CueMode, a patent-pending feature that allows users to audition up to 20 different monitor mixes on a single bodypack at the touch of a button. Any P9R can be used in CueMode so that monitor engineers can quickly hear each performer’s mix, without the need for any additional equipment. The all-metal P9R uses MixMode technology, which allows performers to easily set their own levels and create the mix they want without affecting others on stage.
Utilizing Scan and Sync technology, audio engineers can analyze the RF environment for interference and identify available compatible frequencies within seconds. In addition, the dedicated RF Mute feature gives users the ability to set up audio and RF parameters without transmitting.
Priced at $1,650USD (without earphones) or $1,800 (with SE425 earphones), the PSM 900 will ship in early to mid 2010. The systems will be available with and without premium Sound Isolating Earphones. The P9R wireless transmitter and P9T wireless bodypack are available as separate components priced at $676USD and $974 respectively. All pricing listed is MSRP.
The PSM 900 carries a two-year limited warranty and can be purchased at select retail partners.