Digital wireless handheld transmitter with BETA87A capsule
Our take on the Shure GLXD2/BETA87A by Crutchfield's Bob Bihlmayer
The Shure GLXD2/BETA87A wireless microphone system is a member of Shure's GLX-D family of digital wireless systems, designed to set you free onstage. It includes the GLXD2 transmitter and the BETA87A microphone capsule.
Getting in tune
The transmitter's rechargable lithium-ion battery offers up to 16 hours of operation. The GLXD2/BETA87A'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 GDLX4 or GDLX6 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.
You BETA, you bet
The GLXD2/BETA87A features the BETA87A microphone capsule. The BETA87A's electret condenser design, supercardioid pattern and voice-tailored frequency response make it well-suited for live performance and studio recording. The GLXD2 adds the freedom of a digital wireless transmitter to the BETA87A's proven performance.
Regardless of style, the GLXD24/BETA87A system is ready to deliver Shure digital quality and the freedom of wireless technology. Take it to the next stage.
- digital wireless microphone and transmitter
- Includes GLXD2 transmitter with BETA87A 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
- 2.4 GHz band operation
- frequency range: 20-20,000 Hz
- 9.9"L, 2" capsule diameter, 1.5" max body diameter
- 9.3 oz. (without batteries)
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Beta87A handheld microphone with GLXD2 transmitter
- Microphone clip
- Rechargeable battery
- USB cable
- User Guide
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Overview: The Shure GLXD2/Beta 87A Handheld Wireless Microphone System consists of the Beta 87A Handheld Condenser 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/Beta 87A: This system includes a GLXD2 handheld transmitter with the Beta 87A microphone cartridge. The Beta 87A is a precision-engineered microphone cartridge, tailored for warm, accurate sound and maximum sound isolation. It has a supercardioid 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|
GLX-D Digital Wireless System:
- Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
- Gain Adjustment Range: -20 to 40 dB in 1 dB steps
GLXD2/Beta 87A Handheld Microphone:
- Maximum Input Level: 147 dB SPL
- Diameter: Transmitter: 1.5" / Microphone Cartridge: 2"
- Length: 9.9"
- Weight: 9.3 ounces
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