Wireless lavalier microphone system (512-542 MHz, Band H9)
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Item # 183BL14CV9 | MFR # BLX14/CVL=-H9
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You won't see me
Shure's BLX14/CVL wireless lavalier system includes the CVL lavalier microphone, a BLX1 bodypack transmitter, and the BLX4 single-channel receiver. This package offers discreet amplification and freedom of movement for instructors, educators, and any speaker who doesn't want to be tethered to a mic onstage.
Start me up
It's simple to set up the system's transmitter and receiver. Press the Group button on the receiver and it automatically 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. You can also set the Group and Channel manually, plus you can run up to 12 systems simultaneously depending on channel availability and RF environment.
I'm set free
The CVL lavalier microphone offers unobtrusive miking for spoken-word applications, while the BLX1 bodypack transmitter completes a light and portable wireless solution. The BLX14/CVL system offers understated appearance and freedom of movement, delivering Shure sound quality in a simple package.
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 lavalier mic system with bodypack transmitter and single-channel receiver
- lavalier electret condenser microphone for spoken word applications
- operating range: 300' (line of sight)
- transmitter LED indicates battery status
- locking transmitter and receiver controls
- receiver XLR and 1/4" outputs
- frequency response: 50-20,000 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: 4.33" L x 2.52" W x 0.83" D
- 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
- CVL Lavalier microphone with attached 52" cable (TA4F plug)
- 2 Foam windscreens
- Clothing clip
- PS23US Power supply (DC output: 12V 400mA)
- 2 AA alkaline batteries
- User Guide (BLX)
- User Guide (CVL)
- Limited Warranty
Simple set up and great sound. What more can you ask?
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Overview: The Shure BLX14/CVL Wireless Microphone System consists of the BLX4 Wireless Receiver, the CVL Lavalier Condenser Microphone and the BLX1 bodypack transmitter. You can operate up to 12 compatible systems per frequency band (depending upon your region). This system operates on the H9 frequency band (512 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.
CVL Lavalier Mic: The CVL Lavalier Condenser Microphone is ideal for speech and other applications. The mic is unobtrusive, and can be attached to your clothing. Its unidirectional cardioid polar pattern provides excellent off-axis rejection for higher gain-before-feedback when used with a stage monitor. The CVL comes with two foam windscreens and a clothing clip to keep the cable secure. The 52" cable is terminated by a 4-pin TA4F connector that plugs into the BLX1 bodypack transmitter.
BLX1: The CVL is paired with the BLX1 bodypack transmitter. It 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.
- Frequency Response:
- BLX4 Receiver/BLX1 Transmitter: 50-15,000 Hz
- CVL: 60-12,000 Hz
- Maximum SPL (CVL): 139 dB
- Output Impedance (CVL): 600Ω
- Gain Adjustment Range (BLX1): 26dB
- RF Transmitter Output (BLX1): 10mW, typical
- BLX4: Width 6.985", Height 1.475", Depth 4.584", Weight 8.5 ounces
- CVL: Diameter 0.51", Length 1.088", Weight 0.88 ounces
- BLX1: Width 2.52", Height 4.33", Depth 0.83", Weight 2.6 ounces
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Why did you buy this?
It's for church use, the preacher will be wearing it. We have used Shur before and have been very satisfied. [ Sharon May 02, 2016 ]
Recommended by Cory. [ Joseph Apr 05, 2017 ]