September 22, 2008
NILES, IL, September 22, 2008 — The new Shure UR1M Micro-Bodypack is now shipping. Offering superior wireless audio in an ultra-compact package that is about half the size of most standard bodypacks and weighing just three ounces with two AAA batteries, the UR1M is designed to be easily concealed and worn comfortably by actors, performers, musicians, and public speakers. Operating with the premium Shure UHF-R® wireless microphone system, using the latest version of the Shure Wireless Workbench software, the subminiature device uses the patented Shure Audio Reference Companding technology to deliver crystal-clear audio and a 60-75 MHz tuning range (region dependent)—twice that of any other bodypack on the market. Tunable in 25 kHz increments and providing a sum total of up to 3,000 selectable frequencies, the UR1M additionally offers: • Selectable 10mW or 50mW RF power• Up to nine hours of battery life• Audio level metering• A backlit LCD display During the manufacture of each UR1M, the circuit board is specially treated to greatly enhance the sweat resistance and durability of the device, allowing it to be worn close to the skin. As easy to use and set up as any other UHF-R Series product, the miniature bodypack complements its list of functional features with a choice of TQG or Lemo-3 connectors and selectable alkaline, lithium primary, or NIMH battery curves for accurate power metering. The UR1M has a suggested retail price of $3,198 (UR1M/LEMO3 is $3,298) and is available globally from authorized Shure dealers.