Shure announced the re-launch of its PSM 700 Personal Monitor System for two new frequency bands: H3 (524-554MHz) and L2 (632-662 MHz), offering new features including Shure's new patented Audio Reference Companding which delivers improved sound quality, and more compatible channels than ever before.
The PSM 700 draws its sonic characteristics from redesigned circuitry utilizing Shure's proprietary Audio Reference Companding. Unlike traditional wireless companding schemes that are restricted by a fixed compression ratio, this technology utilizes a variable compression ratio. The result is the elimination of wireless artifacts during quiet passages and superior dynamic range, according to Shure.
In addition to the improved audio, two new frequency bands, H3 and L2, have been created. The new bands offer a total of up to 64 usable frequencies in the 524-554 MHz and 632-662 MHz ranges, thereby permitting the simultaneous operation of as many as 32 systems when combining both bands (area dependent).
Other features provided in the new PSM 700 system include a frequency locator that quickly identifies any available channels within a given environment, and improved, integrated dynamic overload protection that reduces RF distortion. The system has also been further optimized with redesigned frequency-select controls on the PSM 700 transmitter, offering easier readability, even at a distance.
Pricing for upgraded PSM 700 systems and individual components remain unchanged. An active antenna combiner (model PA821) and directional antenna (model PA805WB) have been added to the Shure catalog as well, both of which are ideally suited for PSM 700 use.
The Shure PSM 700 is now shipping. List prices for components remain unchanged and include $1326 for the P7T transmitter and $1220 for the P7R receiver. PSM 700 components are also available as systems and with a selection of earphones.