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Shure AD2/KSM8 Handheld Transmitter
Shure AD2/KSM8 Handheld Transmitter

Shure AD2/KSM8 Handheld Transmitter

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MPN: AD2/K8B=-G57
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MSRP: $1,808.00

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Compatible with Axient® Digital Wireless Systems, the Shure AD2/KSM8 Handheld Transmitter is a wireless microphone transmitter that equips you with professional-caliber audio and enhanced RF performance—no matter what your application. Boasting a KSM8 Dualdyne™ microphone capsule, this transmitter is ideal for capturing vocals. Its design is characterized by a backlit LCD with an intuitive menu and controls as well as a low-profile, lockable power switch.

Choose between two transmission modes: Standard Mode optimizes wireless coverage, while High Density Mode intensifies the coverage and maxes out the system’s channel count. Other features include wide tuning up to 184 MHz, an included detachable ¼-wave antenna, and secure transmission via its encryption enabling. Use the included pair of AA batteries, or opt for the compatible SB900B lithium-ion rechargeable batteries (sold separately). The transmitter’s housing incorporates external contacts for dock charging (dock unit sold separately).

The AD2’s rugged metal construction allows it to take the punishment of the most demanding stages, while its black finish blends seamlessly into virtually any environment. It comes with a zippered bag, a brass adapter, a black swivel adapter, two AA alkaline batteries, and a battery contact cover.

More about the KSM8 Microphone Capsule

Meticulously crafted for world-class vocal performances and presentations in elite venues, the KSM8 Dualdyne™ is a revolutionary dynamic mic capsule. With a patented cartridge design featuring two ultra-thin diaphragms and groundbreaking reverse airflow technology, the KSM8 delivers unmatched control of proximity effect, presence peaks, and bleed and requires minimal EQ and processing. An innovative diaphragm stabilization system softens the effects of unwanted movement from plosives or impact.

More about Shure’s Axient Digital Wireless System

The Axient® Digital Wireless System from Shure is designed to provide pristine audio clarity, advanced connectivity, scalable hardware, network charging, and premium wireless signal stability—all in a system that gives you precise control while offering optimal convenience of use in professional wireless production. Developed according to the input of top audio professionals, Axient Digital boasts 184 mHz tuning across all receivers and transmitters, up to 47 active transmitters per 6 MHz TV channel, and an industry-leading 2 milliseconds of latency. These features, with flat frequency response, multiple digital audio output options, next-generation digital radio with encryption, and Quadversity and High-Density modes, make the Axient Digital Wireless System a powerhouse for modern broadcast needs no matter how crowded the spectrum environment.

Every component of the Axient Digital Wireless Systems has been stress-tested and fine-tuned for efficiency, durability, and reliability so you get the best results. Choose from a handheld transmitter (the AD2 wireless microphone transmitter) or a bodypack transmitter (AD1, AD1LEMO3, or ADX1), and pair it with a receiver such as the AD4D Dual Channel or AD4Q Quad-Channel. Other members of the Axient Digital series of equipment include the ATX600 Axient Spectrum Manager, the AD610 Diversity ShowLink Access Point, and the SBC-AX Axient Charging Module.

Complex setups, high channel counts, and constrained spectrum are everyday hurdles for today’s major events and tours. Axient Digital was built to tackle these problems head-on to give you ultimate control over professional production and improve every aspect of your workflow. Offering big sound quality for big audiences, this wireless system is the ideal solution for major award shows, halftime performances, music festivals, and even Broadway.

Note: When purchasing separate wireless components, please match their frequency bands to ensure proper system operation.

Shure AD2/KSM8 Features

  • Works with Axient® Digital Wireless Systems
  • Two transmission modes: standard (for optimal coverage), high density mode (for maximum system channel count and robust coverage)
  • Encryption-enabled, secure transmission
  • Frequency and power lockout
  • Rugged metal construction in black or nickel finish
  • External contacts for docked charging
  • AA or SB900A Li-ion rechargeable batteries
  • Backlit LCD with easy-to-navigate menu and controls
  • Low-profile, lockable power switch
  • AD2/KSM8 Handheld Transmitter1
  • Zipper Bag: 95B23131
  • Brass Adapter: 31B18561
  • Swivel Adapter, black: 90F40461
  • AA alkaline batteries: 80B82012
  • Battery Contact Cover: WA6181
  • Mic Offset Range –12 to 21 dB (in 3 dB steps)
  • Battery TypeShure SB900A Rechargeable Li-Ion or LR6 AA batteries 1.5 V
  • Battery Runtime (@ 10 mW)
    • Shure SB900A: >11 hours
    • Alkaline: 8 hours
  • Dimensions (LxD)10.1" x 2"
  • Weight12 oz (340 g), without batteries
  • Housing Cast aluminum
  • Audio Input
    • Configuration: Unbalanced
    • Maximum Input Level: 1 kHz at 1% THD
      • 145 dB SPL, typical (SM58) Note: dependent on microphone type
  • RF Output
    • Antenna Type: Integrated Single-Band Helical
    • Occupied Bandwidth: <200 kHz
    • Modulation Type: Shure Axient Digital Proprietary
    • Power: 2 mW, 10 mW, 35 mW See Frequency Range and Ouput Power table, varies by region

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