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Shure GLXD24/SM58

Digital handheld wireless transmitter with SM58 microphone capsule

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The GLXD2/SM58 wireless microphone system is a member of Shure's GLX-D family of digital wireless systems, designed to set you free onstage. It marries the GLXD2 digital wireless transmitter with the legendary SM58 microphone capsule to capture your vocals with Shure quality.

On the wireless

The GLXD2 offers up to 16 hours of operation on its rechargable lithium-ion battery.  The GLXD2/SM58's typical indoor range is up to 100 feet, with a maximum of 200 feet under ideal conditions; its outdoor range is up to 65 feet, 165 feet under ideal conditions.

The transmitter automatically links to the GLXD4 or GLXD6 receivers (not included) for seamless operation. LinkFreq Automatic Frequency Management makes it simple – just turn on your receiver and transmitter, and they'll automatically pair up on the best available frequency. If you encounter unexpected interference, the system instantly switches to the next best open frequency, with no interruption. You can run up to 8 systems on a single stage in ideal conditions, up to 4 systems in most situations.

Loud and clear

The GLXD2/BETA58 features the SM58 microphone capsule, which has set the standard for vocal mics for decades. The SM58 is legendary for its voice-tailored frequency response, rugged construction, and tight cardioid pattern which rejects off-axis noise. The SM58 capsule also has a pneumatic shock mount system and a grille of hardened steel to reduce handling noise and protect the mechanism.

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The GLXD2/SM58 system is designed to deliver Shure digital quality with the freedom of wireless technology and the industry-standard SM58 capsule. Find out just how good digital wireless can be.

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Highlights:

  • digital wireless microphone and transmitter
  • Includes GLXD2 transmitter with SM58 microphone capsule
  • operating range: 100' typical/200' max (indoor), 65' typical/165' max (outdoor)
  • automatically links to receiver
  • operates up to 16 hours on rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • lockable transmitter controls
Electronic features:
  • 2.4 GHz band operation
  • frequency range: 20-20,000 Hz
General features:

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What's in the box?

  • SM58 handheld microphone with GLXD2 transmitter
  • Microphone clip
  • Rechargeable battery
  • USB cable
  • User Guide

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Features

Overview: The Shure GLXD2/SM58 Handheld Wireless Microphone System consists of the SM58 Handheld Dynamic Microphone cartridge, and a GLXD2 Handheld transmitter. It does not include the GLXD4 Wireless Receiver (sold separately). GLX-D Digital Wireless Systems have a typical operating range of up to 100 feet indoors or 65 feet outdoors, with a maximum range in ideal conditions of 200 feet indoors and 165 feet outdoors. In a typical setting, you can simultaneously operate up to 4 compatible systems, and up to 8 under ideal conditions. This receiver works on the Z2 frequency band.

LINKFREQ: The GLX-D Digital Wireless systems feature LINKFREQ Automatic Frequency Management. When the system is powered up, the receiver continuously analyzes the available frequencies. The receiver and transmitter automatically link using the best set of available frequencies. In the event of interference, the receiver and transmitter intelligently move together to another open frequency without any interruption of audio.

GLXD2/SM58: This system includes a GLXD2 handheld transmitter with the SM58 microphone cartridge. The SM58 is the industry-standard microphone cartridge, tailored to deliver warm, clear vocal reproduction. It has a cardioid polar pattern. The GLXD2 is powered by the SB902 rechargeable battery. It also has Micro USB battery charging port. To save battery life, the transmitter automatically powers off after approximately 1 hour if it is no longer linked to a receiver.

SB902 Battery: The GLXD1 and GLXD2 transmitters are powered by a single Shure SB902 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. The battery's advanced chemistry produces zero memory effects, eliminating the need to discharge the battery prior to charging. A fully-charged battery which provides approximately 16 hours of continuous battery life. The battery can be charged inside the transmitter when connected to an AC power source or USB connection, or charged in the GLXD4 receiver's built-in charging bay. The approximate battery charging and transmitter runtimes are as follows:

Receiver Bay or
AC Power Source
USB Charging Transmitter Runtime
15 minutes 30 minutes up to 1.5 hours
30 minutes 1 hour up to 3 hours
1 hour 2 hours up to 6 hours
3 hours 4 hours up to 16 hours

Specifications

GLX-D Digital Wireless System:

  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Gain Adjustment Range: -20 to 40 dB in 1 dB steps

GLXD2/SM58 Handheld Microphone:

  • Maximum Input Level: 146 dB SPL
  • Diameter: Transmitter: 1.5" / Microphone Cartridge: 2"
  • Length: 9.9"
  • Weight: 9.4 ounces
 
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