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How do I connect an Audio Technica ATM35 to a Shure bodypack?

Connecting Audio Technica’s ATM35 microphone to any Shure bodypack transmitter with a Switchcraft TA4M input connector (shown below.) To make this modification it is necessary to remove the connector or power module at...


PSM300 Video - How To Set Up and Use


RMCE-BT1 compatible with my Bluetooth device?

The RMCE-BT1 uses the Bluetooth 4.1 standard, which offers reliable, short-range wireless connectivity and performs well when used near LTE and 4G devices. Bluetooth 4.1 is backwards-compatible with all Bluetooth source devices.


Crestron / AMX connection problems to Shure products

This answer applies to all Shure products that connect to AMX/Crestron via ethernet, such as the SCM820, MXWAPT4, MXWAPT8, MXA310, MXA910, ANI4IN, ANI4OUT, UR4D, AXT400, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q, ULXD4, QLXD4. First, make certain you ...


SRH940 and SRH840 Comparison

SRH940 is supplied with a hard plastic carrying case, a coiled cable, and a straight cable. SRH940 has a flatter frequency response and lower distortion. SRH940 has an improved headband design that is more comfort...


Microphone for a podium with no feedback, please

Feedback: Fact and Fiction One of the most commonly asked questions in professional audio is “What microphone can I use that doesn’t cause feedback?” The answer to the question is, of course, that no such mi...


KSM8 Questions and Answers

The KSM8 has a wide "sweet spot." What is a"sweet spot"? The "sweet spot" is an audio term that refers to the placement of a microphone, in reference to the vocal artist, for the most natural and b...


Battery Powered Phantom Power Supply with Balanced Output

The schematic below illustrates an 18 volt phantom supply. It will supply any Shure microphone that requires phantom power. Battery life is dependent on the current drain of the microphone. To estimate the battery life in hours, ...


Mics used by Elvis Presley

Sorry, Shure does not maintain an "Elvis" archival file. The mic list you sent appears to be correct based on the photos we have seen of Elvis in performance. For your records, the SM57 and SM58 were introduced in 1965/66.


Shure PSM used for broadcast IFB

Interruptible Fold Back or "IFB" systems are used for audio monitoring and cueing in filmmaking, video production, live television, and live radio. The IFB feed consists of program audio sent to an earpiece/headphones w...


Audio Signal Levels: General Guidelines

Here are general guidelines to the typical ranges of audio signal levels.  Note the difference between each defined signal level range is 20 dB. Mic level signal (low) = 0.0001 V = 0.1 mV = -80dBV Shure SM11 output is...


What are the advantages/disadvantages of transformerless microphone designs?

Historically transformers were used when the vacuum tube was the only available active component in circuit design. Transformers were necessary to provide output and often input coupling. With careful design, solid state technolo...


545 or 565 mic with the 4 pin Amphenol connector

We can tell you what pins to use at the microphone connector. Your 545 microphone has a four pin MC4F Amphenol connector. Pins 1 and 2 of this connector are the high impedance output. Pin 2 is the hot. To wire this output for a q...


Motiv MV88 use with a phone case

Important: For the MV88 to be "Apple Approved," it must connect properly with the iPhone when the phone is not within a case. A protective case can prevent the MV88 from making a proper connection to phone. Most thin cases t...


Headworn mics for singing

Artists change microphones frequently, so the term "recent picture" is relative. Shure offers a variety of headworn mics.  See our Application Guide.


External Circuit to Power a Carbon Microphone

A carbon mic, like the Shure 104C, is one of the oldest microphone designs. Like all microphones, a carbon mic has a diaphragm that vibrates in response to air movement. The diaphragm vibration compresses and de-compresses a sm...


What is new in GLX-D Firmware v2.0?

New Single User Group: optimized for single-channel users in extremely crowded, high-traffic RF environments. Group 4 uses 27 backup frequencies to provide the system with the ultimate flexibility for a singl...


Special Edition Super 55 in black with red foam

In August 2010, Shure introduced the Special Edition Super 55-BCR microphone with a black and red color scheme.  This microphone was a limited production run and was available in the United States only at...


P9T Rack Mount Hardware

RPW503 - Single rack mount kit RPW504 - Dual rack mount kit (two P9T units in one rack space) Available from Shure Parts and Service.  The P9T has the same chassis as these other Shure units: BLX4R P3T P...


Multiple receivers of same frequency with one transmitter

Yes, that works perfectly fine. It's just like multiple car radios listening to the same radio station.


Microphone for a flute - clip on

We do not recommend a clip-on mic.  There is too much mechanical noise transferred to the clipped-on mic from the flute pads opening and closing.  Instead, we recommend that the flautist wear a headworn mic that lo...


PGXD: Reasons for Interference, Drop Outs, Intermittent Performance

In the United States, the PGXD operates in the 902 to 928 MHz band. Though this band is not used for broadcast TV, the 902 to 928 MHz band is used for other non-licensed wireless devices; the band is not reserved only for wirele...


SBC800 - blinking yellow LED

The blinking yellow LED indicates that the SB900 battery has been  placed in the charger incorrectly.  The battery is positioned "backwards."  That is, the label is still facing up but the orien...


My wireless microphone eats batteries

It is rare for a wireless transmitter to be defective in a manner that would consume a fresh battery in one hour. If that were the case, the battery would be quite warm to the touch when removed from the transmitter. Here are the...


What is sensitivity, frequency response, and impedance of earphones?

This data can give you some information, but most important to these earphones, and their differentiations, would be the acoustical drivers used. The impedance refers to the electrical resistance, or load, that the earphones...


Replacement stylus for M95ED

Sorry, M95ED is no longer available from Shure. The following companies might still have stock: Sources for Discontinued Styli and Phono Cartridges


Audio signal attenuator (pad) - build-it-yourself

http://www.uneeda-audio.com/pads/


Microphone for church group singing

For area miking, we suggest a cardioid condenser microphone. Condenser microphones are more sensitive and have a wider frequency response than dynamic microphone like the PE10's. Condenser microphones will need a DC voltage t...


DIS CDS4000 Conference Discussion System

As of January 1, 2013, Shure has taken over DIS distribution of two current product lines in the United States, the DDS5900 and DCS6000 series.  The CDS4000 series, an older analog system, was discontinued before Shure becam...


UHF-R Firmware Update

Firmware for UR1 or UR2: The firmware in a UR transmitter cannot be updated in the field. Transmitter firmware can only be updated by returning the UR transmitter to a Shure factory service center. Firmware for UR4 receiver:...


Microphone input volume low on my Mac computer

The PowerBook G4 doesn't have a true mic input. It shows a little microphone on the 3.5mm jack but it's really more like a line input, which means it's expecting an audio device at a much higher level (line level). Th...


"Unable to open COM port" error message

Many laptops come with the com port disabled. Make certain your laptop has the com port enabled.   If you have the Palm Pilot hot sync software running on your computer, you must disable it. The hot sync so...


Shure Earphones and Android Phones

An "Android phone" is like saying that one has "a Windows computer" — it's a software standard, but the hardware can vary.  Different brands of Android phones require different switch schem...


MXA Devices and Powering by an Ethernet Switch (PoE requirements)

Shure's MXA and ANI network components utilize Power-over-Ethernet, and most are registered as Class 0 powered devices. Any network switch that supports Class 0 will power most Shure MXA and ANI network devices. However, the numb...


UR4+ receiver vs. UR4 receiver

The UR4S+ and the UR4D+ were introduced in August 2010. These models will replace the UR4S and the UR4D. (Unfortunately, it is not possible to upgrade/modify a UR4S into a UR4S+, or to upgrade/modify a UR4D into a UR4D+.)The ne...


Notch Filter Allows for Best In-Ear Monitor Mix Ever!

Notch Filter Allows for Best In-Ear Monitor Mix Ever! Many microphones and most circuitry used in the reproduction of audio signals have a bandwidth of 20 kHz (20 Hz – 20 kHz) or more. Digital devices operating at a sampling ra...


Internal XLR Wiring for Shure SM58

The blue wire goes to pin 2. The red wire goes to pin 3. A wiring diagram can be found in the SM58 User Guide.


Microphone Volume - High and Low Impedance

The PE515 is likely wired as high impedance. The SM58 is low impedance. If you connect the SM58 to a Shure A85F low-to-high impedance transformer, it will be as loud, if not louder than the PE515. In general, a high impedance mic...


XLR connector wiring and mic cable gauge

What general gauge and wire type do you need to make a short XLR microphone cable extension? * 22 or 24 gauge. If the XLR connector has an additional lug for the connector case, do you jumper that to pin 1 (shield)? ...


Shure BG 4.1 and SM94

The AXS4 and the BG4.1 are the same exact microphone. The AXS4 is a private label product sold by select Shure dealers. The Axcess mics do not replace any current Shure microphones. An external phantom power supply does exac...


SM7B with the X2U

For typical operation, the SM7B requires a mic preamp with at least 60 dB of gain.   The X2u has 50 dB of preamp gain as of April 2011. Answer Title: SM7 Output Level and Preamp Gain Specifications Answer Li...


Replacement Cartridge for Realistic R1000 EDT

We suggest the M97xE (best) or the M92E (good).


SB900 Battery Pack versus AA alkaline cells

This answer was created in May 2012, and is based on these assumptions: a) Price of a single AA alkaline cell is $0.50 in the United States. b) Retail price of the SB900 is $118 in the United States. c) Cost of the ...


MXA910/MXA310 Training and Certification

We offer online training and certification at: Shure Audio InstituteContent includes:MXA910 Ceiling Array Overview SAMPLEMXA310 Table Array OverviewAudio Network Interface OverviewHow to Install MXA910MXA910: Steerable CoverageHow t...


GLXD6 with guitar pedal board - mA current requirement

Sorry, we are not experts on the Furman device.  Provide the following technical information to Furman and ask their advice. The GLXD6 receiver requires 9 to 15 volts DC and a recommended current supply of at least ...


Which microphone has less feedback?

It is impossible to say that the SM58 or Beta 58A is better or worse at feedback rejection. The amount of rejection that each has is completely dependent on the physical relationship of the microphone versus the loudspeakers. ...


Computer audio output to an audio mixer input

You are correct to be concerned. It is very unlikely that the audio output of a computer has any protection against a DC voltage, like phantom power. We strongly recommend the use of an audio isolation transformer - placed b...


Quick release mic holder for models Super 55, 55 and 55SH Series II

Atlas Sound offers a quick-release device for mics like the 55S. The part number is LO-2B.


MXA910 and automixers

Based on our experience, using gated-style automixers work best. Gain-sharing mixers, used quite often for live sound and conferencing, work extremely well when talkers are being picked up from a microphone in close range, i...


Point to point wireless with P9T transmitter and SLX4 receiver

WIRELESS POINT-TO-POINT AUDIO USING AN SLX4 RECEIVER Certain sound system applications require sending audio from a central location to one or more remote locations without using cable. Various combinations of wireless micro...


Wireless microphone for jazzercise, aerobics, fitness centers

BLX14 with the SM31FH headset. Most often used for this application due to the low price point. The SM31FH mic is the most durable. The transmitter pack should be kept in a belt or arm pouch to keep sweat away - the Shure be...


SM57 really the best for miking a guitar amp?

There is never a "best" microphone. Is there a "best guitar amp"? Is there a "best guitar"? The selection of a mic, guitar amp, or guitar is subjective. It is what appeals to your ear that is important. Many artists prefer the so...


How do I connect a Crown CM311A to a Shure bodypack?

SUBJECT: Connecting Crown CM-311A headworn microphone to any Shure bodypack transmitter with a Switchcraft TA4M input connector (shown below.) Note: The Crown CM-311A is designed for hard wire use. The beltpack provides powe...


SE earphones cable specifications

All Shure earphone cables are reinforced internally with Kevlar strands to give them strength.  As far as the silver colored connectors (Nickel Plated) – they are only included with the SE846, but they are availab...


Info on M91ED phonograph cartridge

Here is the M91ED Data Sheet: Discontinued Phono Cartridges


RF distribution and antennas for ULX-D

See our online Wireless Accessory Wizard. See this book for best installation and design practices: Antenna Set-up for Wireless Systems


BETA 58A capsules

The Beta 58A wireless cartridge is model R179. Order the RPW118 from our Parts Department at 800-516-2525.


Rackmount for GLXD4

The GLXD4 receiver can be attached via Velcro to the Shure URT rack tray, or to an equivalent rack tray.


Mic cable for Shure 55S

The 55S used a 3 pin Amphenol connector, part #MC3M. We do not carry these connectors, but you can get pre-wired cables from Tom Ellis (214-328-3225 or tellis@ellisandassoc.com).


What is Dante?

Dante is a digital audio networking protocol developed by Audinate, an Australian company.  A selection of Shure products incorporate Dante to provide a mechanism for distributing digital audio. Dante allows multiple ch...


Wire MX391, MX202, MX412SE, WL18x to 1/8" connector?

Adapting Shure MX391, MX202, MX412SE, MX418SE, WL183, WL184, or WL185 Microphones to "PLUG IN POWER" Microphone Connections - "Monaural Case" 3.5 mm (1/8”) Monaural Mini-Phone Plug ...


WA305 Cable versus WA302 Cable

The WA305 has a gold-plated Neutrik 1/4" phone plug connector. The WA305 cable has lower handling noise and is more durable. The WA305 TQG connector is better quality; it has a threaded collar that fastens to the bodypack tr...


How can I monitor a line level signal with headphones?

How to Use Stereo Headphones to Monitor a Low Impedance Line Level Signal Why use stereo headphones to monitor a line level signal? When troubleshooting the signal chain of a sound system, it is often useful to listen...


Which boundary mic for piano?

For piano miking ideas, see page 24 of this link: Microphone Techniques for Music - Sound Reinforcement You can use self-adhering Velcro to attach a boundary (PZM) mic to a piano lid. Typically the Velcro attached to the lid...


Antenna distribution for 2 ULX wireless receivers

There are a few options: 1) Leave each ULX receiver in its own rack space. By placing each receiver in its own rack space, the long rack ear has two holes in it for the antennas. Use (2) UA600 kits to bring the antennas from...


Differences between SM58 and the BG 3.1

Though these mics have similar specifications, the SM58 definitely sounds better: more low end and an extended high end. If you intend to use the mic only for speech, you will likely hear little difference between these two ...


WWB6 ports and protocol information

AXT400, AXT600, AXT610, AXT630/631, AXT900, P10T, ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q, AD4D, AD4Q, AD610, SBRC, SBC220, SBC240, SBC840, SBC840M - Main processor Port TCP/UDP Protocol Description ...


M97xE Height and Vertical Tracking Angle

The VTA will be correct when the top of the headshell is parallel to the record. M97xE is 15 mm from top of the mounting flange to the bottom of cartridge body.


MX150 with Shure BLX wireless systems

Please note that the MX150 series of lavalier microphones will operate with BLX transmitters.  However, there can be unsatisfactory audio quality and/or a high level of noise.  Either issue may not be a proble...


FCC Reallocation of 698 to 806 MHz in the United States

The FCC conducted spectrum auctions in the 700 MHz band (actually 698-806 MHz). The auctions were conducted in two phases, dividing the spectrum into two groups, "upper" and "lower" 700 MHz bands. Additionally, a portion of the 7...


MX392, MX412D DIP switch detailed drawing

Factory Default Settings All DIP switches off Push-to-mute, momentary Muting performed in microphone   The dip switches may have a transluscent orange plastic film covering them. Peel off t...


ULXD Dual and Quad Receiver - Latency

The design goal of the AVB working groups was a maximum latency 2ms; this assumed less than 7 switch hops.  The working groups were able to achieve that goal, mostly, but found some unusual cases were the 2 ms...


Calculate effective operating area of UA874, UA870 or PA805

This procedure will provide a rough estimate. For this example, assume the directional antenna is 40 feet away from the performance stage, pointed at the stage. The operating area of the antenna can be considered an equilateral t...


PGX Digital Frequency Groups / How To Use Them

The PGX Digital is available in different frequency groups, depending upon the wireless laws in each country. The most common frequency band is X8: 902 - 928 MHz. This band is used for the United States, and other countries. ...


Dynamic vs Condenser Microphone - Operating Principle

Operating principle - The type of transducer inside the microphone, that is, how the microphone picks up sound and converts it into an electrical signal. A transducer is a device that changes energy from one form into another...


Top 8 Myths about Earphones and Headphones

Myth 1: The earphones and headphones with the widest frequency range sound best. A frequency range is supposed to state the lowest and highest frequency produced by a headphone. The normal range of human hearing is approximatel...


Discontinuation of the V15VxMR cartridge and VN5xMR stylus

November 2004 - Shure regretfully announces discontinuation of our V15VxMR phonograph cartridge due to scarcity of exotic materials essential in the manufacturing of the VN5xMR stylus. These materials are increasingly diffic...


UA506 and UA507 Rack Ears

UA506 has a short rack ear #53E8484 (1.1 inch wide) and a long rack ear #53F8484 (9.7 inches wide.)  These attach to a ULX receiver (8.5 inches wide).  Total width is 19.3 inches.  UA507 has two short...


Miking for barbershop quartets

A superb document! Well written and scientifically correct. We suggest the following Shure mics, and offer a few other items. Mic selections from Shure: KSM141 KSM137 SM137 SM81 SM94 PGA81 Effective out...


Hiss and noise when using Shure earphones

What you are hearing is the electronic background noise of the inexpensive sound card in your laptop computer. This same problem can occur when using Shure earphones on an airplane. Shure earphones are very sensitive. When usi...


Microphones used by the Beatles

The Beatles used a variety of microphones for live PA sound. Photos in the Shure archives show the Beatles using the Shure 545, the Shure 546, and the Shure 565. The same Shure models are also in photos from recording sessions....


UA864US antenna mounting scheme and plenum rating

The UA864US in NOT plenum rated.  It shall not be installed in a plenum air supply or plenum air return. The UA864US includes a removable mounting plate. The mounting plate can be attached with screws to an electrical&n...


Using a PSM300 device with a PSM900 device and vice versa

While PSM300 and PSM900 use similar companding and RF transmission schemes, we do not recommend using them in a "mixed" configuration where you are using a PSM300 transmitter with a PSM900 receiver or vice versa. This i...


Replacement for CU 5905, CU 6105, CU 6110

The CU 5905 central unit is replaced by the DIS-CCU central control unit.  The CU 6105 and CU 6110 central units are replaced by the DIS-CCU central control unit with Feature License FL6000 installed.  The DIS...


SM58 vs. 588SD - comparison

Shure has never made a model SM588SD. Please recheck this model number carefully and contact us again. At 11/13/2001 09:27 AM we wrote - The SM58 is a better microphone for the following reasons: 1. Extended frequency r...


Explanation of Stylus Shapes and Terms

Spherical Stylus The typical Shure spherical stylus tip has a radius of 0.7 mil. • Positive attribute: less tip wear due to a larger surface area contacting the record. • Negative attribute: high frequency respons...


Maximum SPL Listening Levels and Time Limits

March 2016 Recommended safe listening levels and maximum time limits according to the U.S. Federal Goverment - Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) 90 dB SPL - 8 hours 92 dB SPL - 6 hours 95 dB SPL -...


Lemo 3 pin mating connector / wiring for UR1M-LEMO3 transmitter

The mating connector (used on the mic cable) for the UR1M-LEMO3 transmitter is sold by Shure as the part WA336.   The WA336 consists of the LEMO connector model FVB.00.303.NLA and a LEMO cable flex relief sleeve model G...


Outdoor Sound Systems for Performance

Taking it to the Streets (the Backyard, Neighborhood Festival) or any Other Outdoor Event Author: Dean Giavaras, Manager – Shure Performance Listening Center & S.N. Shure Theater (and Horn Player) Get the Details...


SE846 - cleaning tool not in packaging

The nozzle cleaning tool is a plastic stick with a small wire loop on the end of it. In all Shure earphones except SE846, this wire loop can be used to enter the end of the nozzle to remove any debris or earwax that may have coll...


Prologue 14L

The Prologue 14L had a suggested U.S. retail price of $59.75 as of 1997, that was the last year of manufacture. The 14A was a complete redesign of the microphone cartridge and grille. Shure dropped the Prologue name at the t...


Super 55 Foam Color

The blue foam was chosen as it matches the original blue fabric in the model 55 when it was introduced in 1951.  Thus, the blue color is historically accurate. Black/gray foam is used in the model 55SH Series II.&n...


White SE215m+ Earphones Special Edition

September 1, 2016 Shure Incorporated introduced the SE215m+ Special Edition (SE215m+SPE) Sound Isolating™ Earphones.  Molded with a white and gray finish, this earphone model offers an integrated mobile communicat...


M97xE Back cueing

The stylus of the M97xE is definitely not constructed to withstand back-cueing. We would predict a tragically short life span for the M97xE stylus.  Stick with the DJ cartridges for back-cueing.


Part numbers and colors for BLX2 and GLXD2 transmitter shell / handles

As of July 2015: Replacement shells / handles are available in Blue, Gold, Pink, Red, Silver, and White for the BLX2 and GLXD2 transmitters with PG58, SM58, and Beta58 mic capsules. BLX2/PG58: WA712-BLU WA712-GL...


Point to point wireless with UHF-R receiver and P9T transmitter

This can be accomplished by utilizing the P9T transmitter and a UR4 receiver; both are AC powered, may be rack mounted, and may be used with remote antennas. The P9T and UR4 are tunable in 25kHz steps throughout their operating f...


SM35-XLR preamp and connectors

The preamp is the RPM626; it requires phantom power to operate. The RPM626 input connector is a TA4M - the same connector used on most Shure bodypack transmitters.  Thus, the cable from the mic terminates in a TA4F conn...


What lavalier mic to use: cardioid, supercardioid?

Of our lavalier microphones, the MX184 (supercardioid) has the most rejection of ambient noise. Whether it will reject everything you want it to, we don't know. Unfortunately, a microphone cannot tell the difference between y...


High-Res Earphones and Headphones

About High-Res Audio definition and logo:   There are many products on the market, that have been out for years - decades even, that would satisfy the requirements for the High-Res Audio (HRA) logo.  ...


How do I wire an A120S

HOW THE A120S WORKS: When the button is UP, the top and middle terminals are connected. When the button is DOWN, the middle and bottom terminals are connected. The terminals on the left are completely separate from the ones...


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