ULX vs ULX-D

FAQ #5352 Updated February 16, 2012

Question:

ULX vs ULX-D

Answer:

Characteristic ULX ULXD
System Info    
Radio Transmission Protocol Analog FM Digital - Proprietary PSK
Occupied Bandwidth < 100 kHz < 200 kHz
Diversity Reception Yes Yes
Operating Range - Ideal Conditions 300 feet 100 ft (1 mW), 330 ft (10 and 20 mW)
Audio Frequency Response Bodypack: 25 to 15,000 Hz, ±2 dB;
Handheld: Dependent on Microphone Element
Bodypack: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (±1 dB);
Handheld: Dependent on Microphone Element
Audio Dynamic Range > 100 dB, A-weighted > 120 dB, A-weighted, typical [w/ System Gain @ +10]
Audio Signal Latency ~0 ms. 2.9 ms.
Audio Encryption Not Available AES-256, selectable on or off
Transmitter Turn On Delay to Audio, with or without encryption ~2.2 seconds < 0.5 seconds
Infrared Receiver to Transmitter Sync No Yes, user initiated
Frequency Options    
US Frequency Bands G3 (TV 14-19, 470-506 MHz),
J1 (TV 28-33, 554-590 MHz),
M1 (TV 46-51, 662-698 MHz)
G50 (TV 14-24, 470-534 MHz),
J50 (TV 31-41, 572-608, 614-636 MHz),
L50 (TV 41-51, 632-696 MHz)
RF Tuning Step Size 25 kHz 25 kHz
Compatible Mic Frequencies per 6 MHz TV Channel ~6 ~14
Maximum number of Channels per Wireless Band (with no TV) 20 - 25 (band dependent) 67
Receiver Info    
Antenna Input Connectors BNC (2), 50 ohm BNC (2), 50 ohm
Antenna DC Bias for active devices Yes, 12 Vdc , 150 mA maximum, per antenna port. Always on. 12 - 13 V DC, 170 mA maximum, per antenna port. Enable/disable via front panel menu.
RF Sensitivity -105 dBm (1.26 uV) for 12 dB SINAD -98 dBm (2.82 uV) at 10-5 BER
Audio Output - 1/4" Unbalanced 3 kohm Impedance Balanced, 100 ohm or Unbalanced, 50 ohm
Audio Output - XLR Balanced, 22 ohms Balanced, 100 ohms
MIC-LINE Switch 20 dB Pad 30 dB Pad
1/4" - Full Scale Output: -2 dBV (into 3000 ohm load) +12 dBV
XLR - Full Scale Output LINE setting = +3.9 dBV, MIC setting = -17 dBV LINE setting = +18 dBV, MIC setting = -12 dBV
Phantom Power Protection on Audio Outputs Yes, both 1/4" and XLR Yes, both 1/4" and XLR
Firmware Upgradable No Yes, via WWB6 software and Network Port
Network Interface Not Available Single Port Ethernet 10/100 Mb
Receiver Housing ULXS4: Plastic; ULXP4: Extruded Aluminum Steel, 7.75 in. H x 6.75 in. W x 1.65 in. D
Receiver Weight 1049 g (2.31 lbs) ULXS4 or 1105 g (2.44 lbs) ULXP4, without antennas 913 g (2.0 lbs), without antennas
Receiver Control Locks - Options: FREQUENCY - Lock frequency MENU - All receiver menu paths are inaccessible.
  OUTPUT LEVEL - prevent changes to audio output level GAIN - Audio gain adjustment is locked
    POWER - Power switch is disabled
    SCAN/SYNC - Cannot perform a Scan and Sync
Front Panel Display and Indicator Brightness Not Adjustable Adjustable - high, medium, or low. Effects display window and all LED indicators.
Receiver Power 15 Vdc, < 200 mA, receiver only; 500 mA max with remote RF amplifiers and active antennas. 5.5 mm x 2.1 mm locking DC connector. Supplied with PS41US 15 Vdc power supply. 15 Vdc, < 200 mA, receiver only; 500 mA max with remote RF amplifiers and active antennas. 5.5 mm x 2.1 mm locking DC connector. Supplied with PS41US 15 Vdc power supply.
Transmitter Info    
Audio Input Interface - Bodypack Transmitter TA4F connector, unbalanced, high impedance (1 Mohm) TA4F connector, unbalanced, high impedance (1 Mohm)
Microphone Capsules - Handheld Transmitter SM58, SM86, SM87A, BETA58A, BETA87A, BETA87C (VP68, KSM9 available) SM58, SM86, SM87A, BETA58A, BETA87A, BETA87C (VP68, KSM9 available)
Audio Gain Control on Handheld Transmitter Yes, recessed potentiometer, 0 to -25dB No, Automatic Gain Ranging
Audio Gain Control on Bodypack Transmitter Yes, rotary thumb wheel, 0 to -25dB No, Automatic Gain Ranging
Bodypack Transmitter - Pad for High Level Audio Sources Yes, selectable 0 and -20 dB Automatic Gain Ranging for most situations; for very high level sources, selectable -12 dB pad
Handheld Maximum SPL   145 dB SPL, with SM58
Beltpack Transmitter Antenna 1/4 wave whip, non-detachable 1/4 wave whip on SMA connector, detachable
Handheld Transmitter Antenna Internal - battery Internal - single band helical
Transmitter RF Power Output 30 mW Selectable - 1, 10 and 20 mW
Transmitter RF Mute (for set-up without sending RF) Not available Yes
Battery Type and Life 9 Volt Alkaline: about 8 hours 2xAA Alkaline: ~11 hours; rechargeable SB900: >12 hours
Transmitter Locks FREQUENCY - Prevents changing frequency MENU - All menu paths are inaccessible.
  POWER - Locks transmitter on POWER - Power switch is disabled
    ALL - Both MENU and POWER locked
Firmware Upgradable No Yes, via Receiver networked to PC with WWB6 software
Transmitter Weight ULX1 Beltpack: 79 g (2.8 oz.); ULX2/58 Handheld: 289 g (10.2 oz.) all without battery ULXD1 Beltpack: 5 ounces - 142 grams; ULXD2/SM58 Handheld: 12 ounces - 340 grams
Bodypack Transmitter Dimensions ULX1: 96.5 mm H x 67 mm W x 26.7 mm D (3.86 x 2.68 x 1.10 in.) ULXD1: 86 mm x 66 mm x 23 mm (3.4 in. x 2.6 in. x 0.9 in.) H x W x D
Handheld Transmitter Dimensions ULX2/58: 228.6 L x 51 mm Dia. (9 x 2 in) ULXD2/SM58: 256 mm x 51 mm (10.1 in. x 2.0 in.) L x Dia.
Transmitter Case Material Plastic Aluminum
Optional Accessories    
Rechargeable Battery Packs N/A Shure SB900 Lithium
Battery Chargers (for SB900 only) N/A SBC200 2-bay or SBC800US 8-bay

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