On an operational level, the system employs features that make setup almost effortless. Utilizing Auto Frequency Selection and Auto Transmitter Setup, the system scans the wireless landscape and identifies a clear channel instantly. Then, guided by an infrared link, at the touch of a button the transmitter automatically syncs with the receiver. With over 960 operating frequencies across 24 MHz of UHF bandwidth, users should be able to quickly and easily set up up to 20 systems in a given location (area dependent).
Each rugged metal SLX Wireless receiver utilizes diversity technology to improve reception and minimize dropouts. The receiver is outfitted with rack-mount hardware, detachable 1/4-wave antennas, a backlit LCD display, 1/4-inch and XLR output connectors, frequency and power lockouts, an In Line power supply, and a rear-panel volume control. Finally, the multi-function LCD displays group, channel, frequency, transmitter battery strength, and locked/unlocked status.
SLX's handheld and bodypack transmitters both present users with a choice of Shure's legendary microphones, a timed backlit LCD, frequency and power lockouts, 300 ft. (100m) of operating range, and operate on two AA batteries for eight hours of continuous use.
This is a single-receiver system. Therefore, only the lapel microphone or the handheld microphone can be used at any one time.