Beta Digital Wireless Vocal System with Beta 87A Vocal Microphone

 

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The precision-engineered Beta 87A condenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary vocal microphone has a smooth, tailored response for warm, accurate sound. Its supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary provides maximum isolation from nearby vocalists or instruments. It combines automatic frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary management with true digital diversityWireless “diversity” receivers feature two separate antennas for consistent signal reception.Read moreGo to the glossary for a rock-solid wireless signal with exceptional digital audio clarity.

Precision-engineered condenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary vocal microphone with digital transmission.

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Beta 87A Capsule

The precision-engineered Beta 87A condenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary vocal microphone has a smooth, tailored response for warm, accurate sound. Its supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary provides maximum isolation from nearby vocalists or instruments.

GLXD2 Handheld Transmitter

Automatically links with GLX-D wireless receivers for seamless frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary changing and any necessary gain adjustment, up to 16 hours of continuous use with Shure proprietary Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries, up to 60 m (200 ft.) transmission radius, lightweight and rugged construction, two-color transmitter status indicator LED

Proprietary Automatic FrequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary Management: Iintelligent frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary management quickly identifies the best open channels, 2.4 GHz frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary band allows operation of up to 4 compatible systems (up to 8 maximum under ideal conditions), high-resolution LCD screen, real-time battery run-time displayed in hours and minutes (accurate within +/- 15 minutes), remote adjustable transmitter gain control

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Description:

What is the Beta 87A best suited to?

The Shure Beta 87A is a premium quality supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary hand-held condenserCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary vocal microphone with exceptionally smooth frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary and high sound pressure level capability. It is ideal for a professional lead or backing vocalist either on stage, for live recording or in the studio.

What are the characteristics of the Beta 87A?

The Beta 87A features a controlled low-frequency roll-off that compensates for proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary and prevents the “boomy” sound often associated with close pick-up. The tailored frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary with its presence rise, brightens the upper midrange and helps the vocals cut through the mix.

The tight supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary pattern provides maximum isolation from other vocalists or instruments while offering minimal off-axis coloration. It operates on phantom powerThis must be provided to all condenser microphones in order for them to operate.Read moreGo to the glossary.

What receiver comes with the Beta Digital Wireless Vocal System?

The Beta Digital Wireless Vocal System comes with the Digital Wireless Receiver GLXD4. It combines automatic frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary management with true digital diversityWireless “diversity” receivers feature two separate antennas for consistent signal reception.Read moreGo to the glossary for a rock-solid wireless signal with exceptional digital audio clarity.

Shure proprietary Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries provide up to 16 hours of continuous use.

How does the automatic frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary management work?

The Digital Wireless System feature LINKFREQ, an Automatic FrequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary Management, making it easy to rely on seamless, crystal-clear audio.

  • The receiver continuously analyses the available frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary spectrum.
  • The receiver and transmitter automatically link using the best set of available frequencies.
  • If interference occurs, the receiver and transmitter intelligently move together to the best open frequencies, without ANY audio interruption.

It’s that simple. No buttons to push or controls to adjust.

How many musicians can use this system simultaneously?

Depending on the operation mode, up to 4 compatible systems (up to 8 maximum under ideal conditions) can be operated in parallel.

How is the handling of the rechargeable batteries?

Shure proprietary Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries provide up to 16 hours of continuous use. Transmitter runtime is 1.5 hours with only 15 minutes of charging, (3.0 h in 30 min. / 6.0 h in 60 min. / 16 h in 3 h)

Multiple Rechargeability options:

  • Charge battery alone:
    • GLXD4 integrated charge port
    • SB902 GLX-D Lithium-ion battery – available separately
  • Charge a spare battery while system is in use:
    • SBC902 USB battery dock charger (available separately)
  • Charge battery in-transmitter:
    • USB charge cable (included)
    • SBC-USB USB wall charger (available separately)
    • SBC-CAR USB car charger (available separately)

Is the system license-free?

Yes, it operates in the 2.4 GHz frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary band and is globally license-free

Features:

Beta 87A Vocal Microphone

  • Smooth frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary with gradual presence rise
  • Highly consistent supercardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and very little from the sides, making it more directional than a cardioid mic. Read moreGo to the glossary polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary provides superior gain-before-feedback
  • Electronic low-frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Wide dynamic rangeThis is the difference between the queitest and loudest sound that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary (117 dB) and low distortion characteristics
  • Very low susceptibility to RFI and electromagnetic hum
  • Advanced cartridge shock-mount system absorbs mechanical shocks and reduces handling noise
  • Built-in pop filter reduces undesirable wind and breath sounds
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability

GLXD2 Digital Handheld Transmitter

  • Automatically links with GLX-D wireless receivers for seamless frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary changing and any necessary gain adjustment
  • Up to 16 hours of continuous use with Shure proprietary Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries
  • Transmission radius
    • Indoors: Up to 100 feet (30 m) typical, with a maximum of 200 feet (60 M) under ideal conditions
    • Outdoors: Up to 65 feet (20 m) typical, with a maximum of 165 feet (50 M) under ideal conditions
  • Lightweight and rugged construction
  • Two-color transmitter status indicator LED

Receiver GLXD4

  • Proprietary Automatic FrequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary Management – intelligent frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary management quickly identifies the best open channels
  • 2.4 GHz frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary band allows operation of up to
  • 4 compatible systems (up to 8 maximum under ideal conditions)
  • High-resolution LCD screen
  • Real-time battery run-time displayed in hours and minutes (accurate within +/- 15 minutes)
  • Remote adjustable transmitter gain control
  • Integrated battery charge port for proprietary Shure
  • Lithium-Ion transmitter batteries
  • XLR and ¼" output connectors
  • Lightweight, durable construction

Furnished Accessories

  • SB902, LITHIUM-ION RECHARGEABLE BATTERY, Part number: 95A16362
  • PS42E, power supply
  • Swivel adapter, Part number: 90F4046
  • Carrying case, Part number: 95D16526
  • Thread adapter, Part number: 31B1856
  • USB cable, Part number: 95A21651

 

Specs:

System technical specifications

  • Compatible systems per frequencyThis is how many times a sound or radio wave oscillates in one second.Read moreGo to the glossary band (up to): 8
  • Selectable frequencies: 17 channels
  • Auto Setup Features: Linkfreq: Automatic Frequency Management
  • Audio Reference Companding: No
  • Included Antennas: Fixed
  • Antenna Options: No
  • Receiver Network Ability: No
  • PC Control: No
  • Rack Hardware: URT2 (not included)
  • Case: Included (except GLXD6 Sets)
  • Transmitter Display: No
  • Receiver Display: High-resolution LCD screen
  • Battery, Endurance: Lithium-Ion battery, up to 16 h
  • Environment: Demanding acoustic environments

Further Technical Specs

  • Tuning Bandwidth: 2400–2483.5 MHz
  • Working Range:
    • Indoors: Up to 100 feet (30 m) typical, with a maximum of 200 feet (60 M) under ideal conditions
    • Outdoors: Up to 65 feet (20 m) typical, with a maximum of 165 feet (50 M) under ideal conditions
  • Transmit Mode: Frequency Hopping
  • Audio Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, Note: Dependent on microphone type
  • Dynamic Range: 120 dB, A-weighted
  • RF Sensitivity: -88 dBm, typical
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.2%, typical
  • RF Output Power: 10 mW E.I.R.P. max
  • Operating Temperature Range: -18°C (0°F) to 57°C (135°F), Note: Battery characteristics may limit this range.
  • Storage Temperature Range: -29°C (-20°F) to 74°C (165°F)
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on microphone diaphragm (or positive voltage applied to tip of WA302 phone plug) produces positive voltage on pin 2 (with respect to pin 3 of low-impedance output) and the tip of the high impedance  1/4-inch output.
  • Battery Life: Up to 16 hours

GLXD4

  • Dimensions: 40 x 183 x 117 mm, H x W x D
  • Weight: 286 g, without batteries
  • Housing: Molded Plastic
  • Power Requirements: 14 to 18 V DC (Tip positive with respect to ring), 550 mA
  • Spurious Rejection: >35 dB, typical
  • Gain Adjustment Range: -20 to 40 dB in 1 dB steps
  • Phantom Power Protection: Yes
  • Configuration
    • XLR Output: Impedance balanced
    • 6.35 mm (1/4") output: Impedance balanced
  • Impedance
    • XLR Output 100 O
    • 6.35 mm (1/4") output: 100 O, (50 O, Unbalanced)
  • Maximum Audio Output Level
    • XLR connector (into 600 O load): +1 dBV
    • 6.35 mm (1/4") connector (into 3 kO load): +8.5 dBV
  • Receiver Antenna Input
    • Impedance: 50 O
    • Antenna Type: ½ Wave Sleeve Dipole, non-removable
    • Maximum Input Level: -20 dBm

GLXD2

  • Dimensions
  • Weight: 267 g, without batteries
  • Housing: Molded Plastic
  • Power Requirements: 3.7 V Rechargeable Li-Ion
  • RF Output Power: 10 mW E.I.R.P. max
  • Maximum Input Level: 146 dB SPL

Frequency Versions:

  • 2,4GHZ range (Z2)
  • The digital SM and Beta wireless systems are operating in the globally unlicensed 2.4 GHz band.
  • The Linkfreq Automatic Frequency Management quickly identifies the best open channels.
  • The continuous interference monitoring avoids signal interruption by automatically and seamlessly switching to backup frequencies.
  • Those features enable a reliable performance for your digital wireless system as well as avoiding Wi-Fi transmissions which may be important to the user as well.

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Optional Accessories

SB902
SBC902
SBC-CAR