Shure Unveils BLX Wireless Systems at NAMM 2013 New BLX Series Delivers Legendary Shure Sound and Performance

January 24, 2013

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013—Shure Incorporated today introduced BLX Wireless Systems, combining world-class design and construction with easy setup and operation for reliable wireless performance. Ruggedly engineered and ready to take from box to stage, the BLX series is optimal for musicians, singers, and presenters who want the best in professional wireless products at an affordable price.

The new BLX Wireless Systems come in a variety of receiver options, including a half-rack size for installed applications. BLX systems perform right out of the box, a direct solution for individuals who want the benefits of wireless systems without the set-up obstacles. With the BLX series, it’s now easier than ever to unplug from wired microphones, achieve uncompromised high quality sound, and enjoy freedom of movement on stage. For complex environments, RF interference can be avoided with Shure’s one-touch QuickScan frequency scanning feature, which quickly locates the best open frequency channel.

“BLX is about making great performance available to everyone. The audio in BLX is engineered to match the tailored, refined sound of Shure’s high-end analog wireless systems, and it includes significant improvements in wireless stability,” said Erik Vaveris, Category Director for Wireless Products at Shure. “BLX also offers a choice in receiver form factors. The lightweight and ultra-portable BLX4 and BLX88 are perfect for musicians on-the-go. The BLX4R uses Shure’s durable half-rack chassis with removable antennas and includes everything you need to install it in an equipment rack.”

BLX Wireless Systems deliver a performance range of up to 300 feet, with up to 14 hours of battery life from two AA batteries. Systems are available in a wide offering of bodypack and handheld configurations with multiple handheld, lavalier, instrument, and headset microphone choices.

 

Key Transmitter Options and Features:

BLX1 Bodypack Transmitter:
• TQG connection for use with Shure lavalier, headset, earset, and instrument microphones and guitar cables
• Tactile on and off switch
• Adjustable gain control
• Lightweight, rugged construction

 
BLX2 Handheld Transmitter:
• Integrated microphone capsule options, including Shure’s PG58, SM58®, and Beta58A
• -10 dB gain attenuation
• Lightweight, rugged construction
• Color ID caps, available separately

Key Receiver Options and Features:

BLX4 Single Channel Receiver:
• One-touch QuickScan frequency selection quickly locates the best open frequency
• Up to 12 compatible systems per frequency band
• Two-color audio status LED indicators
• LED display
• XLR and ¼” output connectors

BLX4R Single Channel Receiver (in a half-rack size for easy mounting):
• Rack mount kit included
• Adjustable output level
• Removable antennas for quick antenna distribution
• One-touch QuickScan frequency selection quickly locates the best open frequency
• Up to 12 compatible systems per frequency band
• Two-color audio and RF status LED indicators
• LCD display with detailed RF and audio metering
• XLR and ¼” output connectors

BLX88 Dual Channel Receiver:
• One-touch QuickScan frequency selection quickly locates the best open frequency
• Up to 12 compatible systems per frequency band
• Two-color audio status LED indicators
• LED display
• XLR and ¼” output connectors

BLX system configurations vary globally.

Shure’s BLX Wireless Systems prices begin at $374 MSRP/$299 MAP and will be available in mid-2013. For more information, visit Shure during NAMM 2013 at Booth #6541, or at www.shure.com.