ULXD2/B87A Handheld Wireless Microphone Transmitter

ULXD2/B87A Handheld Wireless Microphone Transmitter

With an interchangeable BETA®87A microphone cartridge, the ULXD2/B87A delivers uncompromising audio quality and RF performance, and AES 256-bit encryption for secure transmission.

  • Works with ULX-D® Wireless Systems
  • Offers over 12 hours of continuous battery life with Shure rechargeable battery or 11 hours with alkaline battery
  • Includes ULXD2/B87A, 2 AA batteries, microphone clip, zipper bag, and user guide

From $630

Product Details

Features

The ULXD2/B87A Handheld Wireless Microphone Transmitter works with ULX-D Wireless Systems.

Note: When purchasing separate wireless components, please match their frequency bands to ensure proper system operation.

Features

  • AES 256-bit encryption for applications for which secure transmission is needed
  • Proprietary Shure Gain Ranging optimizes the system’s dynamic range for any input source, eliminating the need for transmitter gain adjustments
  • Optional Shure SB900 lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack provides over 12 hours of battery life, precision metering in hours and minutes, and zero memory effect
  • External charging contacts for docked charging (with the SBC200 Dual Docking Charger)
  • Transmitter Mute Mode repurposes the On/Off switch into a mute switch, enabling audio muting while preserving RF channel presence
  • Backlit LCD with easy to navigate menu and controls
  • Rugged metal construction
  • Frequency and power lockout

FCC Consumer Alert (U.S.)

Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change.

For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC’s wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.

Specifications
Battery Life Shure SB900: >12 hours, Alkaline: 11 hours

Additional specifications are available in the user guide.

Software & Downloads

Brochures

File Language Type File Size
ULX-D Brochure English PDF 1.17 mb

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
ULX-D Specification Sheet English PDF 265 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
ULX-D Dual & Quad Wireless User Guide English PDF 4.04 mb
ULX-D Single Wireless User Guide English PDF 5.2 mb

Firmware

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.7.34) See release notes

Posted December 10, 2015

RECOMMENDATION

Update all ULX-D devices in a configuration to the same firmware version

IMPROVEMENT

  • Added new frequency band Z16 (1240 – 1260 MHz) for Japan

NOTES

  • Fixed bug relating to encryption mismatch conditions.
  • Fixed IR LED behavior when firmware updating transmitters.
  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR.  After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.7.34:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15
    • UHF-R receiver 1.171
    • PSM1000 Transmitter 1.3.12

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.6.11) See release notes

Posted October 20, 2015

 

NEW FEATURE

  • ULXD4, ULXD4D, and ULXD4Q receivers can now power two UA864 antennas in parallel per receiver input for a total of four antennas. To view an example of a similar setup, with different antennas, see the FAQ: Antenna Distribution – 2 Rooms, 4 Antennas, which also includes information on how to modify the UA221 passive antenna accessory.

NOTES

  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR. After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive. If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.11:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15
    • UHF-R receiver 1.171
    • PSM1000 Transmitter 1.3.12

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.6.10) See release notes

Posted July 09, 2015

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added new frequency bands:
    • Americas (except Brazil): X52: 902-928 MHz
    • Brazil: X53: 902-907.5, 915-928 MHz
    • Australia: X54: 915-928 MHz

NOTES

  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR. After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.7 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive. If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.7 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.7 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.7 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.10:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15
    • UHF-R receiver 1.171
    • PSM1000 Transmitter 1.3.12

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.6.7) See release notes

Posted May 29, 2015

NOTES

  • When updating Transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.7 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, please follow the steps below to resolve the issue:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired Transmitter firmware (1.6.7 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.7 or the latest version via IR menu on the receiver by selecting Device Utilities > TX FW Update and aligning the infrared ports with the transmitter before selecting ‘ENTER’.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.7 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.7:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.171
    • PSM1000 P10T Transmitters: 1.3.12
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.3

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.6.6) See release notes

Posted February 04, 2015

NOTES

  • When updating Transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, please follow the steps below to resolve the issue:
    • Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired Transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    • Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu on the receiver by selecting Device Utilities > TX FW Update and aligning the infrared ports with the transmitter before selecting ‘ENTER’.
    • Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.6:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.171
    • PSM1000 P10T Transmitters: 1.3.12
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.3

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.5.6) See release notes

Posted June 25, 2014

NEW FEATURES

  • ULX-D/QLX-D Interoperability support.  This release is required to support using ULX-D transmitters with QLX-D receivers.  The following limitations apply:
    • QLX-D transmitters must be manually tuned to the same frequency as ULX-D receivers.
    • Encryption must be disabled on both systems.
    • QLX-D will not display transmitter type, but Wireless Workbench 6 will display the transmitter type as ULXD1/ULXD2.

NOTES

  • After updating the ULXD4 Single Receiver the user is required to reset the unit to Default Settings (DEVICE UTILITIES/SYSTEM RESET/RESTORE/DEFAULT SETTINGS).
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.5.6:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.171
    • PSM1000 P10T Transmitters: 1.3.12
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.0

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.4.14) See release notes

Posted January 30, 2014

NOTES

  • After updating the ULXD4 Single Receiver the user is required to reset the unit to Default Settings (DEVICE UTILITIES/SYSTEM RESET/RESTORE/DEFAULT SETTINGS).
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.4.14:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.4.14
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.14
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.168
    • PSM1000 Transmitters: 1.3.9
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.14.6
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.9.0

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.4.8) See release notes

Posted December 09, 2013

NOTES

  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR.  After updating the receiver, select Device Utilities>TX FW Update> from the receiver menu and align the infrared ports with the transmitter before selecting ‘ENTER’. 
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.4.8:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.4.8
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.8
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.168
    • PSM1000 Transmitters: 1.3.9
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.13.5
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.8.1

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.3.6) See release notes

Posted July 03, 2013

NEW FEATURES

  • Transmitter "Mute Mode"
    • A mode that changes the functionality of transmitter power switch from "power on/off" to "mute on/off".  This feature is enabled/disabled through the transmitter menu, within the UTILITIES section of the menu structure.  This functionality as also been added to the IR PRESETS list.
    • Transmitters will communicate via the side channel when/if Mute Mode has been engaged (displayed in Wireless Workbench) and when/if the transmitter has been muted (displayed in Wireless Workbench and the receiver).

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added support for the X51 frequency band for use in Korea
  • Minor UI text changes for consistency across wireless lines and in Wireless Workbench.

NOTES

  • After updating a ULX-D transmitter from any firmware version to 1.3.6, the transmitter will factory reset itself automatically.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.3.6:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.3.6
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.3.6
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.10.2
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.6.1

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.2.14) See release notes

Posted July 09, 2012

NEW FEATURES

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Extended control of several parameters within Wireless Workbench, including Frequency Diversity Bodypack Source Indication (for ULX-D Dual and Quad receivers only)
  • Various system and component bug fixes and improvements

NOTES

  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.2.14:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.2.14
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.2.14
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.4.0

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.0.3)

Posted April 25, 2012

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (1.4.18) See release notes

Posted April 07, 2014

NOTES

  • After updating the ULXD4 Single Receiver the user is required to reset the unit to Default Settings (DEVICE UTILITIES/SYSTEM RESET/RESTORE/DEFAULT SETTINGS).
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.4.18:
    • ULXD1/2 ULX-D Transmitters 1.4.18
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.18
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.168
    • PSM1000 Transmitters: 1.3.9
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.14.6
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.9.0

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitter (2.0.19) See release notes

Posted September 09, 2016

IMPORTANT

ULX-D 2.X firmware versions are incompatible with 1.X firmware versions. To ensure all receivers and transmitters in a configuration function with each other, update all devices to the same firmware version.

NEW FEATURES

  • Support for Access Control, which allows users to specify PINs for networked devices to restrict access to them from unauthenticated Shure control software. 
  • AMX/Crestron control string to get the ULXD firmware version.
    • Command: < GET FW_VER >     
  • Ability to reverse polarity on ULXD1 and ULXD1LEMO3 bodypacks.  To reverse polarity, use these options:
    • Bodypack Utilities menu:  UTILITY > POLARITY
    • Save the IR preset on the receiver and then IR sync to the bodypack to incorporate the polarity change: IR PRESETS > BP POLARITY

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added new VHF frequency bands:
    • V50
    • V51
  • Dante™ update to software version 3.9.6.1 and firmware version 4.0.0.6
  • Improved audio stability in marginal RF conditions

NOTES

  • Users must update all transmitters used with receivers via IR. After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please ensure IR connection is maintained because, in rare occasions, upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later can cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 2.0.19:
    • QLX-D Receiver 1.0.15
    • UHF-R Receiver 1.171
    • PSM1000 Transmitter 1.3.12

 

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