Shure Expands Countryman Offerings

April 14, 2008

New Models Complement UR1M Micro-Bodypack NILES, IL, April 14, 2008—As a distributor of Countryman products, Shure Incorporated has expanded its lineup of Countryman Earset and Micro-Lavalier microphones to include new models and color options ideally suited for use with its new UR1M Micro-Bodypack. In addition, Countryman's Type 85 Direct Box will now be available from Shure. Providing exceptional sound quality and comfort while remaining virtually invisible to the audience, the latest Countryman products being distributed by Shure are sold in configurations offering multiple coverage patterns, skin tone colors, and feature two types of connectors. Perfect for wireless applications in which concealment is a priority, the WCE6 and WCE6i Earset microphones are the smallest and lightest in their class. Nearly impossible to detect against a wide variety of skin tones, the microphones are outfitted with a rugged, bendable boom that ensures a custom fit for every user. All-purpose, just as reliable and equally easy to hide, the Countryman WCB6 Micro-Lavalier microphone now available from Shure is smaller than the cable of other lavalier mics at only .1 inches thick. Sold in colors that blend in an undetectable fashion with clothing and different skin tones, this subminiature device performs very reliably while offering excellent rejection of surrounding noise. The last of the new Countryman products shipping from Shure is the Type 85 Direct Box. Sleek and nearly indestructible, the low-profile device delivers the purest signal possible to the mixing console with no added coloration, distortion, or loss of dynamic range. On display at NAB '08 in the Shure booth (#N2830), the WCE6 and WCE6i Earset microphones have suggested retail prices starting at $488.50. The WCB6 Micro-Lavalier lists for $571.85, while the Type 85 Direct Box is $231.07.