Digital wireless microphone system with BETA87A capsule
Item # 183GL24B87 | MFR # GLXD24/B87A=-Z2
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Our take on the Shure GLXD24/BETA87A by Crutchfield's Bob Bihlmayer
The Shure GLXD24/BETA87A is a member of Shure's GLX-D family of digital wireless systems, designed to set you free onstage. It includes the GLXD2/BETA87A microphone/transmitter and the GLXD4 wireless receiver.
The system offers up to 16 hours of operation on the transmitter's rechargable lithium-ion battery. The 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 GLXD24/BETA87A 's transmitter automatically links to the receiver 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. The GLX-D transmitters use rechargable lithium-ion batteries, and the GLXD4 receiver features an onboard battery charging port that allows you to charge a spare battery while the system is in use. And there's no more guessing if you'll make it through a show – the GLXD4's display gives you a real time countdown on how much battery life is left in your transmitter.
The GLXD24/BETA87A features the GLXD2 transmitter with the BETA87A microphone capsule. The BETA87A's electret condenser design, supercardioid pattern and voice-tailored frequency response make it well-suited for live vocal performances and studio recording.
Whatever your sound, the GLXD24/BETA87A is ready to deliver Shure quality and the freedom of wireless technology. It's showtime; are you ready?
- digital wireless microphone system for vocals
- includes GLXD2 transmitter with BETA87A microphone capsule and GLXD4 wireless receiver
- operating range: 100' typical/200' max (indoor), 65' typical/165' max (outdoor)
- transmitter automatically links to receiver
- transmitter operates up to 16 hours on rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- receiver features battery recharging bay
- receiver displays transmitter battery time remaining in hours and minutes
- lockable transmitter and receiver controls
- 2.4 GHz band operation
- frequency range: 20-20,000 Hz
- maximum input level: +8.4dBV
- TA4M transmitter connector
- XLR and 1/4" output connections
- GLXD2/BETA87A: 9.9"L, 2" capsule diameter, 1.5" max body diameter
- GLXD4: 1.6"H x 7.2"W x 4.6"D
- GLXD2/BETA87A: 9.3 oz. (without batteries)
- GLXD4: 10.1 oz (without batteries)
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- GLXD4 Wireless receiver
- Beta87A handheld microphone with GLXD2 transmitter
- Microphone clip
- Rechargeable battery
- Power supply
- USB cable
- Carrying Case
- User Guide
Overview: The Shure GLXD24/Beta 87A Handheld Wireless Microphone System consists of the GLXD4 Wireless Receiver, the Beta 87A Handheld Condenser Microphone cartridge, and a GLXD2 Handheld transmitter. 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.
GLXD4: The GLXD4 Wireless Receiver operates within the 2.4 GHz ISM spectrum, and automatically links to the GLXD1 bodypack or GLXD2 handheld transmitters. The receiver has an XLR microphone output and a 1/4" instrument output, and is powered by the supplied 14-to-18-volt DC power supply. The GLXD4 has a built-in charging port for the SB902 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery used by the GLXD1 and GLXD2 transmitters. The GLXD4's LCD screen keeps provides a constant indication of the system's status. It displays the selected group and channel numbers, an audio meter with overload indicator, and the transmitter gain. It also provides an accurate indication of the remaining transmitter battery life. The GLXD4 is equipped with two, non-removable 1/2-wave sleeve dipole antennas.
GLXD2/Beta 87A: This system includes a GLXD2 handheld transmitter with the Beta 87A microphone cartridge. The Beta 87A is tailored for warm, accurate sound and maximum sound isolation, and 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
- GLXD4: Width=7.2", Height=1.6", Depth=4.6", Weight=10.1 ounces
- GLXD2/Beta 87A:
- Diameter: Transmitter: 1.5" / Microphone Cartridge: 2"
- Length: 9.9"
- Weight: 9.3 ounces
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