Shure Announces SLX-D Portable Digital Wireless Systems at NAMM 2024

SLXD5 Portable Receiver and SLXD3 Plug-On Transmitter Bring the Superior Performance of SLX-D to Videography, Broadcast, and Location Sound

January 24, 2024 Shure Announces SLX-D Portable Digital Wireless Systems at NAMM 2024

CHICAGO, January 24, 2024—Today, Shure announced the expansion of its SLX-D Digital Wireless family with the introduction of SLX-D Portable Systems, including the new SLXD5 Portable Digital Wireless Receiver and SLXD3 Plug-On Digital Wireless Transmitter

SLX-D Portables deliver the scalability, high-performance wireless, superior digital audio, reliable RF performance, and convenient power management of SLX-D in new, durable form factors designed specifically for film, electronic newsgathering (ENG), broadcast, and video industries.

“Since its launch in 2020, SLX-D has received top marks from audio professionals and high-end users for its worry-free wireless and crystal-clear digital audio quality. Wherever their work takes them, our new portable systems guarantee these customers can bring along the dependability of SLX-D,” said Nick Wood, Senior Director, Professional Audio Products at Shure. “SLX-D Portables provide stress-free audio capture and industry-leading digital wireless at a competitive price that will perform in the toughest locations.” 


The SLXD5 Portable Digital Wireless Receiver is an SLX-D wireless receiver in a flexible, miniaturized form factor and can be installed on-camera through the provided cold shoe mount as well as in an audio bag, enabling full-featured use in any location. With IR Sync, users can easily pair receivers to transmitters for instant single-channel configuration. SLXD5 offers Multi-Mic Mode, which facilitates management and monitoring of multiple sound sources from a single receiver. 

The SLXD3 Plug-On Digital Wireless Transmittertransforms any XLR source into a wireless one—including dynamic and condenser microphones. The SLXD3 provides phantom power and is ideal for wireless transmission from boom-mounted shotgun mics. Paired with the SM63L or SM58® (available separately), SLXD3 makes for the perfect interview microphone.


Regardless of audience, location, or production, clarity cannot be compromised. With SLX-D Portables, users will not be required to change the gain setting on their transmitter, saving time and simplifying the path to crystal-clear audio. The portable systems achieve this with 24-bit digital audio and >118db dynamic range, providing the award-winning sound experience of the SLX-D Wireless platform to mobile productions. 

While production conditions can be unpredictable, SLX-D Portables provide assurance with worry-free UHF-band RF performance—32 channels per 44MHz band and 330-feet (100-meter) transmission range--and excellent spectral efficiency to deliver flawless wireless audio anywhere, every time. 


With quick, out-of-the-box installation and intuitive setup features, SLX-D Portables enable users to start recording immediately. The SLXD5 Portable Digital Receiver automatically scans for the best frequency and pairs it to the transmitter with IR Sync in seconds.

Both SLXD3 and SLXD5 feature a high-luminosity OLED screen where users can monitor battery life, meter audio and RF quality, as well as frequency tuning. The SLX-D Setup Guide offers easy access to additional education and instructional content from any mobile device. 


SLX-D Portables are also compatible with the full ecosystem of rechargeable Shure accessories, including the SB903 Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) battery and accompanying charging bays. Both SLXD5 and SLXD3 can be powered and charged by USB-C.

Available separately, the SBC-DC-903 battery eliminator integrates with SLXD5 for use with mobile power distribution setups.

Pricing and Availability:

  • SLXD5 Portable Digital Wireless Receivers are available today on and at select retailers for $379 (US).
  • Includes WA311 Cold Shoe Adapter, zipper carrying case, 3.5mm-XLR and 3.5mm-3.5mm audio cables, and two AA batteries – the Shure SB903 Li-ion rechargeable batteries, WA301 Water-Resistant Silicone Case, and SBC-DC-903 Battery Eliminator can be purchased separately.
  • SLXD3 Plug-on Digital Wireless Transmitters are available today on and at select retailers for $349 (US).
  • Includes leather belt clip/protective sleeve and two AA batteries –Shure SB903 Li-ion rechargeable batteries can be purchased separately.

Both SLXD5 and SLXD3 are available as individual components for use with any compatible SLX-D digital wireless system. They can also be purchased in the following systems: 

SLX-D Portables will be displayed at NAMM 2024 (January 25 – 28). Visit Shure on the show floor in hall ACC North at Booth #15608. For more information on pricing and availability, visit