Integrity you can hear.

Welcome to the future of high-tier digital wireless technology.
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It's a complex world for wireless microphones.

Axient® Digital makes everything perfectly clear.

Incorporating the most innovative wireless audio technology in the world, Axient Digital was engineered from the ground up for professional productions that demand flawless execution.

With an unprecedented level of signal stability and audio clarity, plus flexible hardware options, advanced connectivity, and comprehensive control, it’s a wireless system built to take on the challenges of today—and tomorrow.

One System. Powerful Possibilities.

Both AD series and ADX series transmitters are compatible with a shared Axient Digital receiver platform. This scalable wireless system includes a groundbreaking micro-bodypack and provides incomparable sound for a wide range of applications and settings.

RF Protection

Reliability is in the air.

With outstanding signal quality in even the most complex, crowded environments, Axient Digital ensures maximum stability, range, and clarity for uncompromising audio you can trust — anywhere, every time.

  • Next-Gen Digital Radio
    A high-performance modulation scheme provides maximum signal stability.
  • Wide Tuning
    Up to 184 MHz across all receivers and transmitters for broad strategic spectrum coverage.
  • Spectral Efficiency
    A robust High Density mode dramatically increases system channel count.
  • Frequency Diversity
    Two identical signals transmit on independent frequencies, with one taking over automatically should the other degrade.

Next-Gen Digital Radio & Channel Quality Metering

A high-performance modulation scheme provides 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.

True Digital Diversity

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.

Quadversity™

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

Wide Tuning Receivers & Transmitters

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.

Axient Digital
184 MHz maximum tuning bandwidth
Axient (analog)
80 MHz
UHF-R
80 MHz
ULX-D
64 MHz

Spectral Efficiency

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) and no audio quality degradation.

Per 6 MHz TV Band
Per 8 MHz TV Band
Axient Digital (HD Mode)
47Channels
63Channels
Axient (analog)
15Channels
19Channels

Operating Range

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.

Frequency Diversity

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 monitors and combines the transmissions for a flawless audio signal.

Interference Detection & Avoidance

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.

Audio Quality

Hear Nothing but Quality.

Axient Digital defies limitations for both RF and audio quality. With industry-leading low latency, transparent frequency response, and wide dynamic range, Axient Digital lets nothing get in the way of true, pure sound. No matter the setting, you'll hear Shure audio quality you can count on.

  • Ultra-Low Latency
    Best-in-class latency guarantees seamless, cohesive sound.
  • Digital Outputs
    Dante™ digital audio and AES3 outputs available.
  • Encryption
    An AES 256-bit encrypted signal ensures secure transmission.

Ultra-Low Latency

A best-in-class two milliseconds from microphone transducer to analog output guarantees seamless, cohesive sound.*

*Latency is mode dependent. High Density mode latency is 2.9 ms.

Standard Mode
2ms
High Density Mode
2.9ms

Transparent Sound

A flat frequency response over a wide range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz provides accurate audio reproduction.

Digital Outputs

Dante™ digital audio transmits via a configurable 4-port switch for combined control / audio or separate streams with redundancy. AES3 output provides an additional option for pristine digital audio.

Encryption

An Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encrypted signal ensures that every transmission is secure and unbreachable.

Dynamic Range

Wide dynamic range of >120 dB yields impressive signal-to-noise performance and accurate transient response.

Axient Digital (XLR Output)A-Weighted, System Gain +10
>120dB
Axient Analog (XLR Output)A-Weighted
>118dB
UHF-R (XLR Output)A-Weighted
>105dB
Command & Control

See through the noise.

ShowLink® remote control, Shure Wireless Workbench® software, the ShurePlus™ Channels app, and networked battery monitoring provide unmatched control and insight for seamless performance.

  • ShowLink
    Real-time remote control of ADX transmitter parameters so settings can be changed right from the control booth.
  • Wireless Workbench
    Robust control software with advanced RF spectrum and Timeline plotting, frequency coordination, and live monitoring.
  • ShurePlus Channels
    Convenient mobile monitoring and control for iOS devices.
  • Networked Charging
    Smart batteries and chargers provide remote monitoring of critical parameters.

Wireless Workbench & ShurePlus Channels

Wireless Workbench offers total control with an enhanced interface, advanced RF spectrum and Timeline plotting, frequency coordination, and live performance monitoring. Mobile control and monitor capabilities also are available with the ShurePlus Channels iOS app.

Dante™ Cue & Dante™ Browse

With the push of a single button, Dante Cue enables monitoring of every Axient Digital channel on the network through a single headphone output. Plus, Dante Browse offers high-fidelity monitoring of any Dante-enabled device on the network.

Networked Charging

Smart, high-performance batteries and chargers provide detailed visibility and remote monitoring of critical parameters such as remaining runtime in hours and minutes, and charging status.

Scalability

Right-sized receiver solutions.

Dual and quad receiver options open the gateway to the full range of features, from high-performance RF and transparent digital audio to software control. With Quadversity™, the AD4Q can assign four antennas to a single channel for greater coverage and signal quality.

  • Dual and quad receiver options available.
  • Common receiver platform for all AD and ADX transmitters.

AD4D Two-Channel Digital Receiver & AD4Q Four-Channel Digital Receiver

Compatible with all AD and ADX transmitters.
  • 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)
  1. 1Front panel headphone jack enables Dante Cue and Dante Browse monitoring
  2. 2Locking AC connectors
  3. 3Configurable Ethernet switch for redundant Dante digital output
  1. 4AES3 output
  2. 5Switchable XLR and AES3 outputs
  3. 6Channel Quality meter displays RF signal-to-noise
  4. 7Cascade antenna ports can be switched to Quadversity inputs

Transmitter Options

Accessible.

AD Series
Transmitters

With breakthrough RF performance and wide tuning up to 184 MHz, AD series wireless handheld and bodypack transmitters put professional quality digital audio within reach.

Available Now–View Product Details
Transformational.

ADX Series
Transmitters

ADX transmitters set the stage for exceptional performance, featuring wide tuning up to 184 MHz, interference protection, advanced rechargeability, streamlined design, and ShowLink remote control for real-time parameter adjustments right from the booth.

Available Mid 2018–Learn More

Compare

Axient Digital with AD Series Transmitters
Axient Digital with ADX Series Transmitters
Axient® (Analog)
ULX-D®
UHF-R®
System Technology
Digital
Digital
Analog
Digital
Analog
Receiver Formats
Dual / Quad
Dual / Quad
Dual
Single / Dual / Quad
Single / Dual
Maximum Transmitter Tuning Range
184 MHz
184 MHz
80 MHz
64 MHz
80 MHz
Transmission Modes
Standard, High Density
Standard, High Density
Standard
Standard, High Density
Standard
Channel Quality Metrics
No
No
No
Antenna Diversity
True Diversity
True Diversity
True Diversity
Antenna Switching Diversity
True Diversity
Quadversity™
No
No
No
Latency (Transmitter to Receiver Analog Out)
Standard mode: 2ms
High Density Mode: 2.9ms
Standard mode: 2ms
High Density Mode: 2.9ms
<1ms
<2.9ms
Near 0ms
Transmitter Frequency Diversity
No
Transmitter Remote Control
No
Monitor and control up to 16 transmitters within great range via ShowLink
Monitor and control up to 16 transmitters within great range via ShowLink
No
No
Micro-bodypack Transmitter
No
ADX1M
URI1M
No
URI1M
Channels per TV Band
Standard mode:
17 ch / 6 MHz, 23 ch / 8 MHz
High Density Mode:
47 ch / 6 MHz, 63 ch / 8 MHz
Standard mode:
17 ch / 6 MHz, 23 ch / 8 MHz
High Density Mode:
47 ch / 6 MHz, 63 ch / 8 MHz
15 ch / 6 MHz
19 ch / 8 MHz
Standard mode:
17 ch / 6 MHz, 23 ch / 8 MHz
High Density Mode:
47 ch / 6 MHz, 63 ch / 8 MHz
10 ch / 6 MHz
13 ch / 8 MHz
Interference Detection
No
Automatic Interference Avoidance
No
No
No
Dynamic Range
XLR Output:
>120 dB, A-weighted, System Gain @ +10
Dante Output:
>130dB, A-weighted, System Gain @ +10
XLR Output:
>120 dB, A-weighted, System Gain @ +10
Dante Output:
>130dB, A-weighted, System Gain @ +10
XLR Output:
>118 dB, A-weighted
AES3 Output:
>130dB, A-weighted
XLR Output:
>120 dB, A-weighted, System Gain @ +10
Dante Output:
>130dB, A-weighted, System Gain @ +10
XLR Output:
>105 dB, A-weighted
Audio Output
Onboard analog (XLR & TRS)
Onboard digital (AES3, Dante, & AES67)
Onboard analog (XLR & TRS)
Onboard digital (AES3, Dante, & AES67)
Onboard analog (XLR & TRS)
Onboard digital (AES3)
Onboard analog (XLR & TRS)
Onboard digital (Dante)
Onboard analog (XLR & TRS)
Encryption
No
No
Battery Options
AA, SB900 / SB900A li-ion rechargeable (fuel gauge capable)
SB910, SB920 & SB910M li-ion rechargeable (fuel gauge capable), AA & AAA (via adapter sleds)
AXT910 & AXT920 li-ion rechargeable (fuel gauge capable), AA (via adapter sleds)
SB900 / SB900A li-ion rechargeable (fuel gauge capable), AA
AA (for UR1, UR2, UR3) AAA (for UR1M) SB900 / SB900A li-ion rechargeable (for UR5, fuel gauge capable)
Charging Options
SBC100, SBC200, & SBC800 (for SB900 / SB900A), SBRC Networked Rack Charger
Networked rack charger, networked docking charger, networked battery-only desktop chargers
AXT900 networked rack charger, AXT903 & AXT904 portable charger
SBC100, SBC200 & SBC800 (for SB900 / SB900A)
SBC100, SBC200 & SBC800 (for SB900 / SB900A)

AD Series: Now available