Shure PGX Digital Instrument Wireless Microphone System with Beta 98H

Shure PGXD4 Receiver:

- Housing: ABS
- Audio Output Level (ref. +/- 38 kHz deviation, 1 kHz tone):
- - XLR connector (into 3000 Ohms load): -2.5 dBV
- - 1/4 inch connector (into 10000 Ohms load): +10 dBV
- Impedance: XLR: 50 Ohms, 1/4 inch: 50 Ohms
- Sensitivity: -102 dBm at 10-5 BER
- Image Rejection: > 70 dB, typical
- Audio Outputs: Balanced XLR; TRS 1/4 inch
- Audio LED: Red: 2 dB below clip, Amber: 12 dB below clip, Green: 50 dB below clip
- Power Requirements: 12-18 Vdc at 150 mA, supplied by external power supply
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 1.6 x 7.125 x 4.1 inches (40 x 181 x 104 mm)
- Weight: 289 g (10.2 oz.)

Shure PGXD1 Bodypack Transmitter Specifications

- Audio Input Level: +10 dBV maximum, at minimum gain setting, -16 dBV maximum, at maximum gain setting
- Gain Adjustment Range: 26 dB
- Input Impedance: 1 M ohms
- RF Output Level: 10 mW maximum (dependent on applicable country regulations)
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 4.25 x 2.50 x 0.75 inches (108 x 64 x 19 mm)
- Weight: 128 grams (4.5 oz.) without batteries
- Housing: Molded polycarbonate case
- Power Requirements: 2 AA size batteries
- Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
(900 MHz)
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 13 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PGXD14/BETA98H
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-25-SHURE
(2 ratings)
Submitted July 10, 2011 by a customer from
"Shure thing, great performance!"
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At the lower end of the price spectrum, the Shure stands alone for low cost and great performance. You can get lower priced "junk" and loose allot of performance and save only a little scratch or go for the high end units and pay more than twice the price. I wish it was cheaper (price only) but it costs what it costs and zzounds is great for getting it to you quickly. I have bought lots of gear from zzounds. Best price and always ships the same or next day. I get the goods quickly from them.

Have 2 wireless instrument mics from Shure. The other is the older (but still sold) analog one. The units work great. Easy to set up. The Beta98 cartridge is excellent for instruments.

New digital gain pot is very handy and is a nice upgrade from the 10db pad on the older unit.

Ease of Use
Very easy to set up. No fuss, no muss.

This unit may not hold up as well as some of the higher end units but at half the price of the higher end units I guess that you get what you pay for in some respects. So far, the older one has been in weekly service for about 4 or 5 years and is holding up fine.

The only gripe I have with the value here is the overall cost. While the volume of instrument mics might be much lower than vocal mics I think that Shure should make an instrument mic based upon the read more SM57 cartridge. This would lower the cost a great deal from the Beta98 based mic. The cost might then be on parity with the vocal mics.

Manufacturer Support
The older unit had a problem with the mic cable and Shure instantly replaced it under warranty. Have not had any non-warranty issues. Shure is a good company to deal with in general so I expect few problems.

The Wow Factor
The sex appeal, for a performer, is very high. Nothing like a wireless for a trumpet, sax, or trombone! Makes them feel cool! Great gift for any horn player in a band!

Musical Background:
active musician/recording engineer

Musical Style:
rack/jazz/classical/whatever the gig demands!
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