Shure upgrades bodypack receivers for PSM 900 and PSM 1000

September 6, 2018

The P9RA+ and P10R+ Bodypack Receivers Provide Enhanced RF Performance, Stereo Separation, and Audio Fidelity 

Shure is announcing the new P9RA+ and P10R+ bodypack receivers that  operate with the PSM 900 and PSM 1000 Wireless Personal Monitor Systems,  respectively. Both the P9RA+ and P10R+ deliver enhanced RF performance  while preserving the unparalleled audio quality and transparency that  the PSM 900 and PSM 1000 are recognized for industry-wide. Designed for  live performers, broadcast production managers, sound technicians, and  rental agency managers, the updated PSM receivers leverage an  analog/digital hybrid system that increases headroom, stereo separation,  and audio fidelity.

The P9RA+ is a compact, stereo bodypack that works with the PSM 900  wireless system to deliver unparalleled audio quality and increased RF  signal strength to meet the needs of professional audio applications of  all kinds. All P9RA+ receivers are compatible with original P9T and P10T  transmitters and all Shure SE Sound Isolating™ Earphones. Similarly,  the P10R+ is a low-profile, twin-antenna diversity bodypack receiver  that operates with the PSM 1000 wireless system. With premium features  like full bandwidth RF scan, precision front-end RF filtering, and  automatic RF gain control, P10R+ meets the demands of professional audio  applications of all sizes.

“With the new P9RA+ and P10R+ bodypacks, we made a number of updates  as part of our commitment to continually listen and react to customer  feedback, including several enhancements that help RF engineers better  maneuver everyday workflow challenges without sacrificing audio  quality,” said Michael Johns, Senior Global Product Manager at Shure.  “By designing a hybrid system that uses digital and analog technology,  we’re able to improve the effectiveness of the listening experience  while maintaining accuracy and transparency. We’ve truly engineered a  studio-quality product to perform on the stage and in the field.”

Built with an integrated FPGA circuit, the updated PSM receivers are  equipped with advanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology that  provides high-quality digital audio over analog RF transmission. By  offering higher RF sensitivity, the P9RA+ and P10R+ deliver a cleaner RF  signal and better end-of-range performance. The P10R+ possesses a more  robust and reliable RF signal in close proximity to digital transmiters,  providing superior operability when used alongside digital wireless  microphone systems in crowded spectrum spaces.

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“Audio quality and RF performance continue to be the most important  factors when choosing a premium wireless IEM solution,” commented Johns.  “The goal of the new hybrid analog/digital architecture was to make  strides toward bringing pristine audio to the stage, while also  improving the RF performance to keep up with the ever-growing demands of  live entertainment and broadcast. By updating the technology behind our  PSM receivers, we allow our customers to upgrade the already impressive  performance of PSM 900 and PSM 1000.”

For sound engineers who wish to retain the identical sound signature  of original PSM 900 and PSM 1000 receivers, the new PSM receivers are  built with an Input EQ Preset option called Match, which reproduces the  audio signature of the P9RA and P10R receivers. Furthermore, PSM 900 and  PSM 1000 transmitters will remain unchanged.

“We’re extremely sensitive to the fact that sound engineers may not  want to alter sound quality when enhancements are made to existing  product lines,” added Johns. “To that effect, we’ve leveraged the  capabilities of our integrated FPGA to develop a ‘Match EQ’ setting that  enables engineers to continue leveraging the exact same signature as  the original PSM 900 and PSM 1000 receivers; all with the latest  enhancements in RF signal reliability, improved battery life, and volume  locking now incorporated.”

The P9RA+ and P10R+ bodypack receivers will be available for sale by late 2018.