Shure’s Axient Digital Wireless Microphone Systems Now Available

Shure announced on July 26th expanded integration between its Axient Digital wireless microphone systems and Yamaha CL and QL series mixing consoles. Yamaha’s latest firmware update will allow sound engineers to monitor and control key features of the AD4D and AD4Q digital wireless receivers.

As the premier wireless solution in Shure’s successful portfolio, Axient Digital builds on the superior benefits of the Company’s UHF-R®, ULX-D® and Axient Digital wireless microphone systems to create the most advanced wireless platform to date, suited for all professional productions and situations. Catering to evolving customer needs – especially in an environment of continued RF spectrum pressure – Axient Digital provides high-performance RF, exceptional audio quality, command and control, and hardware scalability.

Axient Digital’s high-performance modulation scheme uses patent-pending technology to provide maximum signal stability. The 5-segment Channel Quality meter allows for real-time analysis of RF signal-to-noise, enabling operating range assessments and visibility into potential interference.

Mounting a better defense against multipath interference, fading events, and other RF anomalies, Axient Digital combines two discrete RF signals per receiver channel using a quality-based maximal-ratio-combining algorithm.

By assigning four antenna inputs to a single channel via patented technology, Quadversity™ can provide extended coverage and the option for separate zones, plus added resistance against multipath interference and RF noise.

An expansive tuning bandwidth of up to 184 MHz across all receivers and transmitters supplies broad strategic spectrum coverage while simplifying inventories for both sellers and operators.

The robust High Density transmission mode enables a dramatic increase in system channel count, with up to 47 active channels per 6-MHz TV band (63 channels/8MHz) all while maintaining exceptional audio quality.

Selectable transmission modes and power levels enable optimum range and audio quality, with analog-type resilience, artifact-free muting, and fast signal recovery at end of range.

Signal quality is maximized by transmitting two identical signals on independent frequencies. If the active signal degrades, the other takes over automatically. With the ADX2FD handheld transmitter, Axient Digital uses a patented technique to monitor and combine the transmissions for a flawless audio signal.

With real-time monitoring via the AXT600 Spectrum Manager, sound engineers can neutralize RF interference by manually switching the signal to a clear backup frequency, or by programming the system to do it automatically. Read more about Axient Digital here.

Previous firmware versions have enabled CL and QL series consoles to support several other Shure wireless products, including QLXD, ULXD and Axient.
Photo: Shure Axient Digital wireless microphone system
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