New Gear Review: Shure BLX Wireless System

ShureBLXwirelessThe BLX series is for musicians, singers and presenters who want the best in professional wireless products at an affordable price.  There are three receiver options including a half-rack size for installed applications.  All three have Shure’s one-touch QuickScan frequency scanning that quickly locates the best open frequency channel.

Other good things to know are the 300-foot performance range and up to 14 hours of battery life.  The transmitters come in body pack and handheld configurations with multiple handheld, lavaliere, instrument and headset microphone choices.

There is the BLX1 Body pack Transmitter with Tini QG® mini XLR connector for Shure’s lavaliere, headset, earset, and instrument microphones and guitar cables.  The BLX2 Handheld Transmitter has an integrated microphone capsule option with a -10 dB gain attenuation mode and your choice of Shure’s PG58, SM58® and Beta58A.

The BLX4 Single Channel Receiver also has QuickScan frequency selection with up to 12 simultaneously running systems per frequency band.  The BLX4R is the same system except it is half-rack size and has adjustable output level and removable antennas.

The Shure BLX Wireless systems are available in numerous configurations with a wide range of Shure microphone options.  Pricing begins at $374 MSRP/$299 MAP.  For more information, visit

By Barry Rudolph

miniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA.