ULX-D Digital Wireless Microphone System wins on audio quality, reliability & battery technology
Stefan Raebel, Head of Video and Audio at the Baden State Theatre
At present, in my opinion, there are no wireless systems the equal of this one — and my colleagues here agree with me!
The Baden State Theatre, situated in Karlsruhe, Germany, has been presenting opera, drama and ballet to the public from its twin auditoriums since a complete refurbishment and reconstruction in 1975.
A new system had to replace 15-year-old wireless equipment that was showing its age and unsuited to operation on the more restricted RF frequencies available to wireless users following the Digital Dividend spectrum reallocation in Germany.
The theatre management soon zeroed in on Shure’s ULX-D as a replacement, as Stefan Raebel, Head of Video and Audio at the Baden State Theatre, explains. "We had been considering another digital wireless system, but it wasn’t entirely satisfactory," he comments. "ULX-D gave us a good feeling immediately."
A 36-channel Shure ULX-D digital wireless microphone system has now been installed, ensuring the theatre enjoys crystal-clear sound and interference-free amplification.
For the theatre’s management, the digital ULX-D system scored on its high audio quality, large number of available channels, and operational reliability — the latter thanks to the system’s ability to recognise incipient sources of interference, and switch frequencies before problems become audible.
"The ULX-D sounds great and has proved very reliable," continues Raebel. "Over the three years we’ve been using it, we’ve not experienced a single dropout."
The system’s use of Lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology has been another convenient plus for the theatre in daily operation. Offering long battery life, short charging times, and accurate readouts of the remaining battery charge, Shure’s rechargeables have made for more flexible operation, even during longer shows. "If we’re putting Wagner on, each production can be five or six hours long," explains Stefan Raebel. "If you add time in make-up, it can easily be seven or eight hours. But with these batteries, we’ve never yet had a problem.
"At present, in my opinion, there are no wireless systems the equal of this one — and my colleagues here agree with me!" concludes Raebel.
|ULX-D||Digital wireless system offers a mix of 24-bit digital audio quality and scalability to meet the demands of installed applications.|
|ULXD1||Up to 12 hours of use with rechargeable battery. 330 ft (100 m) operating range. TA4M and LEMO3 versions available.|
|ULXD4||Digital wireless receiver offers a spectrum-efficient, RF-intelligent option for use in any size of professional sound reinforcement application.|