Shure’s William Oakley proudly shows the ULX-D digital wireless system.
Las Vegas, NV (June 14, 2012)—Shure has introduced a pair of ULX-D Digital Wireless Microphone System multi-channel receivers.
The new ULXD4D dual channel digital receiver and ULXD4Q quad channel digital receiver pack two or four channels of wireless into one rack space, with individual gain controls, LED meters, and XLR outputs for each channel. Like the single-channel, half-rack ULXD4 digital receiver, the new dual and quad receivers feature fully digital audio processing and RF transmission as well as AES 256-bit encryption.
Selecting High Density mode enables up to 47 ULX-D systems to operate in six MHz of spectrum (equal to one U.S. television channel), with a working range up to 30 meters. High Density mode optimizes the system’s output power and digital RF filtering to reduce its spectral footprint from 350 kHz to 125 kHz, with reportedly no loss of sound quality, thus allowing ULX-D systems be tuned to frequencies that are much closer together. In Standard mode, up to 17 ULX-D systems can operate in six MHz.
The ULXD4D and ULXD4Q receivers are also equipped with integrated Dante digital audio networking, which enables multiple channels of audio to be distributed to a variety of devices over a single Ethernet cable, including Yamaha’s new CL Series consoles. Dante networking provides low latency audio transport, and can coexist on the same network as IT and control data. Shure has executed a licensing agreement with Sydney, Australia-based Audinate for the Dante digital audio networking technology.
The new ULXD4D and ULXD4Q receivers will be available in late summer 2012 through authorized Shure resellers in numerous configurations with a range of Shure microphone options.