Wireless instrument system (518-542MHz, Band H8)
Our take on the Shure BLX14 by Crutchfield's Bob Bihlmayer
Shure designed their BLX family of digital wireless systems to set you free onstage. The BLX14 system includes the BLX4 receiver, the BLX1 bodypack transmitter, and the WA302 cable, offering instrumentalists the freedom of Shure wireless technology.
Ready to ride
It's simple to set up the BLX14's transmitter and receiver. Press the Group button on the receiver and it scans for the clearest group and channel. Then just set the transmitter to the same group and channel settings and you're ready to go. The Group and Channel can also be set manually. You can run up to 12 systems simultaneously depending on channel availability and RF environment.
Home on the range
The BLX1 transmitter plugs into your instrument with the included 2-1/2-foot cable, while the BLX4 receiver offers the simplicity of single-channel setup. Now instrumentalists can enjoy the freedom of a wireless system with Shure sound quality in a simple package. Get ready to roam the wide open stages.
When considering a wireless system, you'll want to pick the frequency band with the least interference from local TV stations. Shure's Wireless Frequency Finder will show you the TV stations in your area, along with a list of recommended channels. Choose the frequency band that gives you the most open channels.
- wireless system with BLX1 bodypack transmitter, BLX4 receiver, and WA302 cable
- provides freedom of movement for electric instruments
- operating range: 300' (line of sight)
- transmitter LED indicates battery status
- simultaneous operation of up to 12 systems (band and RF dependent)
- locking transmitter and receiver controls
- H8 frequency band (518-542MHz)
- receiver XLR and 1/4" outputs
- frequency response: 50-15,000 Hz
- gain adjustment range: 26 dB
- BLX1: 4.33" L x 2.52" W x 0.83" D
- BLX4: 1.57" H x 7.4" W x 4" D
- BLX1: 2.6 oz
- BLX4: 8.5 oz.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- BLX4 Single-channel receiver
- BLX1 Bodypack transmitter
- WA302 Guitar cable
- Power supply
- 2 AA batteries
- User Guide
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Overview: The Shure BLX14 Bodypack Wireless System consists of the BLX4 Single Channel Wireless Receiver, BLX1 bodypack transmitter, and a WA302 instrument cable. You can operate up to 12 compatible systems per frequency band (depending upon your region). The system operates on the H8 frequency band (518 to 542 MHz), and has a transmitting range of approximately 300 feet.
BLX4: The BLX4 Single Channel Wireless Receiver features one-touch QuickScan frequency selection to help you find the best open frequency for less interference. You can also manually change the group and channel assignments, if needed. It has an XLR mic output, as well as a 1/4" instrument-level output jack. The BLX4 is simple to set up, and has a microprocessor-controlled internal diversity antenna system. It has two LED indicators: an Audio LED to indicate the strength of the incoming signal (glows green for normal and red for overload), and a Ready LED to indicate the system is ready for use and receiving the transmitter signal. It is powered by the supplied 12-volt DC power supply.
BLX1: The BLX1 bodypack transmitter is powered by 2 "AA" alkaline batteries (included), which provide approximately 14 hours of battery life. The BLX1 has independent group and channel buttons for easy setup. The transmitter has a convenient clip for attaching it to a belt or pocket.
WA302: The WA302 is a 2.5-foot instrument cable that allows you to connect the BLX1 bodypack transmitter to a guitar or other instrument. The cable has a 4-pin TA4F connector on one end (transmitter) and a 1/4" plug on the other end (instrument).
- BLX4 Receiver: 50-15,000 Hz
- BLX1: 50-15,000 Hz
Gain Adjustment Range (BLX1): 26dB
- BLX4: Width=7.402", Height=1.575", Depth=4.055", Weight=8.5 ounces
- BLX1: Width=2.52", Height=4.33", Depth=0.83", Weight=2.6 ounces
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