Submitted October 31, 2013 by William R in Madison, AL
"Shure PGX Digital -- Good, Clean Wireless Connection"
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Was originally shopping for a Samson Airline unit so I didn't to deal with a body pack unit, but then stumbled upon the Shure PGX Digital system, and after comparing digital to the UHF of the Airline unit, I decided to go with the Shure unit for cleaner, more accurate sound. So far, I'm very happy with my choice!The system is quick and easy to set up, extremely simple to operate (unless you WANT to get more complicated, then it offers those options), has surprisingly good battery life on the body pack transmitter, excellent range, and so far has been free of any kind of interference.One of my many reasons for choosing this unit is the use of two AA batteries for the body pack. They're cheap, readily available most anywhere you go, and you don't have to deal with remembering to keep anything charged up! While I was tempted by one unit that was powered by a built-in rechargeable LiIon battery, I realized it was just one more thing to remember. Now I just throw a handful of fresh AA alkaline batteries in the bag and not worry about it. So far I'm still on the original two, and this after an extended practice session at home to test the unit out and make sure I knew how it worked, three rehearsal sessions, and three gigs. Shure claims at least 10 hours of battery life... so far that is definitely true as I still haven't hit the low battery warning!Regarding the most important thing: Sound Quality! I can't hear any difference in the sound quality whether my bass is running corded or through the Shure PGX unit; it is that clean and natural. No loss of lows, clarity, or anything else. I'm extremely happy with it!If I had to pick on something, it would be the fact that I need to manually change to a new channel (frequency) in the event interference is encountered instead of it changing automatically. For a $400 unit, I'd much rather it scan and automatically change to a clear channel itself. Oh, and if a channel change is required, you have to sync the body pack manually. It only takes a few seconds to do, but it does not happen automatically! Just be aware of that fact when making a purchase decision!
Church Musician 12+ years
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