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Shure Upgrades Bodypack Receivers For PSM 900 and PSM 1000

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  • New Gear
• Created: September 7, 2018
P9RA+ and P10R+

Shure’s new P9RA+ and P10R+ bodypack receivers are designed to operate with the company’s  PSM 900 and PSM 1000 wireless personal monitor systems, respectively. Both the P9RA+ and P10R+ promise enhanced RF performance while preserving audio quality and transparency. Designed for live performers, broadcast production managers, sound technicians, and rental agency managers, the updated PSM receivers make use of an analog/digital hybrid system that promises increased headroom, stereo separation, and audio fidelity.

More details from Shure (www.shure.com):

The P9RA+ is a compact, stereo bodypack that works with the PSM 900 wireless system to deliver unparalleled audio quality and increased RF signal strength to meet the needs of professional audio applications of all kinds. All P9RA+ receivers are compatible with original P9T and P10T transmitters and all Shure SE Sound Isolating™ Earphones. Similarly, the P10R+ is a low-profile, twin-antenna diversity bodypack receiver that operates with the PSM 1000 wireless system. With premium features like full bandwidth RF scan, precision front-end RF filtering, and automatic RF gain control, P10R+ meets the demands of professional audio applications of all sizes.

“With the new P9RA+ and P10R+ bodypacks, we made a number of updates as part of our commitment to continually listen and react to customer feedback, including several enhancements that help RF engineers better maneuver everyday workflow challenges without sacrificing audio quality,” said Michael Johns, Senior Global Product Manager at Shure. “By designing a hybrid system that uses digital and analog technology, we’re able to improve the effectiveness of the listening experience while maintaining accuracy and transparency. We’ve truly engineered a studio-quality product to perform on the stage and in the field.”

Built with an integrated FPGA circuit, the updated PSM receivers are equipped with advanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology that provides high-quality digital audio over analog RF transmission. By offering higher RF sensitivity, the P9RA+ and P10R+ deliver a cleaner RF signal and better end-of-range performance. The P10R+ possesses a more robust and reliable RF signal in close proximity to digital transmiters, providing superior operability when used alongside digital wireless microphone systems in crowded spectrum spaces.

“Audio quality and RF performance continue to be the most important factors when choosing a premium wireless IEM solution,” commented Johns. “The goal of the new hybrid analog/digital architecture was to make strides toward bringing pristine audio to the stage, while also improving the RF performance to keep up with the ever-growing demands of live entertainment and broadcast. By updating the technology behind our PSM receivers, we allow our customers to upgrade the already impressive performance of PSM 900 and PSM 1000.”

For sound engineers who wish to retain the identical sound signature of original PSM 900 and PSM 1000 receivers, the new PSM receivers are built with an Input EQ Preset option called Match, which reproduces the audio signature of the P9RA and P10R receivers. Furthermore, PSM 900 and PSM 1000 transmitters and in-ear monitors will remain unchanged.

“We’re extremely sensitive to the fact that sound engineers may not want to alter sound quality when enhancements are made to existing product lines,” added Johns. “To that effect, we’ve leveraged the capabilities of our integrated FPGA to develop a ‘Match EQ’ setting that enables engineers to continue leveraging the exact same signature as the original PSM 900 and PSM 1000 receivers; all with the latest enhancements in RF signal reliability, improved battery life, and volume locking now incorporated.”

The P9RA+ and P10R+ bodypack receivers will be available for sale by late 2018. For more information on the new PSM bodypacks, please visit www.shure.com.

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