PSM 300 vs PSM 900: July Subscriber Question of the Month

Allison Wolcott | September 1, 2017 PSM 300 vs PSM 900: July Subscriber Question of the Month

Shure Notes® email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month. This month, we explore the feature differences between PSM®300 and PSM®900.


Jeff in Georgia asked about PSM 300 vs PSM 900 features:

I have a PSM 900 IEM system that operates in the 600 MHz band. Since I have to replace it in the very near future in order to comply with the FCC Incentive Auction outcome, I was wondering what significant features or performance I would be sacrificing if I selected the PSM 300 as the model to move forward with.


Pete in Shure product support answered:

If you transitioned to the PSM 300 series of products, you wouldn't have an RF mute function like the P9T has. Also, the P3T transmitter has a fixed 30 mW transmitter output power, and the PSM 300 bodypacks do not have removable antennas. Additionally, the two PSM 300 bodypacks' tuning range is 24 MHz; the PSM 900 bodypack's tuning range is 36 MHz.

Outside of those differences, the P3RA bodypack will function as well as the 900 series. A P3TRA215CL system offers compatibility with our SB900A rechargeable battery, EQ & Limiter functions, great sound quality, and solid metal construction. We recommend PSM 300 to a lot of our customers because it's budget-friendly, simple to set up and troubleshoot, and sounds great.


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Allison Wolcott

Allison Wolcott

Allison Wolcott started singing at Shure and now sings wherever she can. She wishes she were Brandi Carlile, Neko Case, and Johnny Cash all rolled up in a voice box. Her favorite mic is the BETA®87A.