Shure Axient Digital 8-way handheld wireless mic system

£320.00 plus VAT per day

Our flagship Shure Axient Digital 8-way wireless handheld mic systems are supplied with Beta 87C condenser mic capsules as standard but Beta 87A, SM58 or Beta 58 capsules are available as a no-cost option, and KSM9 capsules are available for a small supplement.

With breakthrough RF performance and wide tuning up to 184 MHz, the Shure Axient Digital 8-channel wireless handheld microphone system puts professional quality digital audio within reach. The Shure Axient Digital 8-channel handheld wireless mic system features two transmission modes: Standard for optimal coverage and High Density for maximum system channel count and robust coverage.

As the new premier wireless solution in Shure’s portfolio, Axient Digital builds on the benefits of Shure’s UHF-R, ULX-D, and Axient wireless 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.

One of the key features of the Axient Digital range is class-leading channel density, with up to 63 channels in a single TV band in high-density mode. Combined with Axient Digital’s wide frequency range, this makes large-scale wireless productions possible even in areas of high RF usage.

Our Shure Axient Digital 8-channel wireless handheld mic systems include the following components:

2 x Shure AD4Q dual-channel wireless receiver
8 x Shure AD2 handheld wireless transmitter, fitted as standard with a Shure Beta 87C condenser mic capsule. Shure Beta 87ASM58 or Beta 58 capsules are available as a no-cost option, subject to availability, and KSM9 capsules are available for a small supplement.
8 x microphone stand
1 x RF Venue Diversity Fin antenna with stand
2 x  5m BNC cables – antenna to rack
2 x BNC link cables – for RF cascade between AD4Q units

Shure Beta 87C Features
Smooth, wide frequency response with slight presence rise
Uniform cardioid polar pattern for maximum isolation
Minimal off-axis tone coloration
Low-frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effect
Three-stage pop filter minimizes breath pop and noise
Break-resistant stand adapter
Frequency response: 50 to 20,000 Hz

Axient Digital Features
High-Performance RF
Incorporating all of the capabilities that professional productions demand, Axient Digital is designed for maximum signal stability. It features true digital diversity with Quadversity™ receiver technology, significantly mitigating the potential for signal fades or interference that can cause dropouts. Quadversity mode allows users to place sets of diversity antennas in different zones, or double the number of antennas in a single zone, to improve RF signal-to-noise in challenging environments. High Density mode increases the maximum simultaneous system channel count from 17 to 47 per 6-MHz TV band (from 23 to 63 per 8-MHz TV band), while maintaining exceptional audio quality.

Audio Quality
Featuring pristine digital audio via Dante and AES3, Axient Digital has a 20Hz to 20 kHz range with a flat frequency response and accurate transient response. Axient Digital also boasts wide dynamic range, AES-256 encryption, and an industry leading 2ms latency from the mic transducer to the analogue output.

Command and Control
Axient Digital is compatible with Wireless Workbench® as well as the ShurePlus™ Channels App for efficient control and configuration, optimal spectrum management and frequency monitoring. The system’s Dante Cue and Dante Browse features enable high fidelity headphone monitoring of audio output from any Dante-enabled connected device. Additionally, Axient Digital provides networked charging via a suite of smart, high-performance batteries and chargers.

Hardware and Scalability
Axient Digital’s wide tuning range of up to 184 MHz for all transmitters and receivers covers an extended range of spectrum and simplifies inventory. Dual and quad receiver options, combined with a common receiver platform supporting AD and ADX transmitters, maximise user flexibility and scalability.

Wide tuning range up to 184 MHz
True digital diversity reception per channel for drop-out resistance
Networked control with Wireless Workbench software and ShurePlus Channels app
Optional DC module available to support redundant power
Quadversity mode for extended antenna coverage and improved RF signal-to-noise (AD4Q only)

RF Licensing
Our radio microphones can be set to use the Shared Frequency band Channel 38 at no cost to the hirer.

Our Shure Axient Digital systems are in Band G56 – covering the range 470-636 MHz (UK TV Channels 21 – 41) and can operate on up to 17 simultaneous frequencies in Channel 38 without intermodulation. Additional systems may require a Fixed Site License which can be obtained from OFCOM.