Can the MXA920 Replace the MXA910 on a Bid Specification?

Chris Lyons | May 9, 2022 Can the MXA920 Replace the MXA910 on a Bid Specification?


The MXA920 ceiling array microphone offers improved performance and some exciting new features compared to the MXA910 that it replaces.  In some cases, an MXA920 may need to be installed on a project where an MXA910 was originally specified.  This could cause clients, system integrators, or system designers to wonder:

Are the MXA920-S and MXA910 interchangeable?


With Automatic Coverage turned off, the MXA920 performs just like an MXA910

If you turn off the MXA920-S’s Automatic CoverageTM technology, you’ll have an MXA910 – eight pickup lobes (adjustable for narrow, medium, or wide angle) with Steerable CoverageTM technology, eight Dante audio outputs plus an automix output, and built-in IntelliMixR DSP. 

Physically, the two mics fit the same ceiling openings and mounting accessories.  This includes the new A900-PM Pole Mount Kit and A900-GM Gripple Mount Kit for suspended mounting with wire rope.  The MXA920-S is available in white and is paintable to match the room color scheme, just like a white MXA910.

Minor Differences

The location of the eyelet screws for suspension mounting are in the middle of each side of the square MXA920 instead of near the corners as on the MXA910.  (You can download a CAD drawing for the MXA920 here.)

The square MXA920 is available in white only, but is paintable to match the room color scheme.  The MXA910 was available in white, black, or aluminum colors.

Here are the specific equivalent models:

MXA910W-US  is replaced by  MXA920W-S  (for 24 inch square openings)

MXA910W-60CM  is replaced by  MXA920W-S-60CM   (for 60 centimeter square openings)

If you have questions about configuring the MXA920 to meet the needs of your meeting room project, contact the award-winning Shure Applications Engineering group in your region.

Chris Lyons

Chris Lyons

Chris Lyons is a 30-year Shure veteran who has filled a variety of different marketing and public relations roles. His specialty is making complicated audio technology easy to understand, usually with an analogy that involves cars or food. He doesn't sing or play an instrument, but he does make Shure Associates laugh once in a while.