Shure has released its ULX-D digital wireless system and related accessories in the VHF frequency band, with the QLX-D digital wireless system set to be made available early next year. These VHF options provide users with 42 MHz of tuning bandwidth in spectrum that is as predictable and as usable as today’s UHF TV band.
Shure has been a strong opponent to the constant sell-offs of wireless spectrum to mobile networks, which the company claims threatens the reliability and sound quality of its systems. The company’s latest solution to this problem is products which utilise the VHF frequency band, rather than the increasingly crowded UHF TV band.
The ULX-D and QLX-D VHF systems and accessories offer the same features and benefits that the UHF systems offer, including spectrum efficiency, recharging accessories, networking options and rugged construction for everyday use.
ULX-D Digital Wireless promises efficient RF performance, networked control, Dante digital audio (on ULXD4D and ULXD4Q dual and quad receivers), and AES-256 encryption for professional sound reinforcement.
QLX-D claims to offer defined, streamlined performance with transparent, 24-bit digital audio. It combines professional features with simplified setup and operation, offering wireless functionality for live sound events and installations.
A variety of new VHF-ready accessories are available with the VHF versions of ULX-D and QLX-D, including the UA844+V antenna distribution system, UA834V in-line amplifier, UA874V active directional antenna and UA860V passive, ground-referenced omnidirectional antenna. The UA845UWB antenna distribution system is switchable for UHF/VHF.