Shure Adds Portable Receiver to Its Axient Digital Wireless System

New ADX5D is well-suited to broadcast field applications

Shure’s new Axient Digital ADX5D dual-channel, wireless slot receiver offers Axient Digital’s wireless technology in a portable form factor. It is designed to provide exceptional RF performance, high spectral efficiency, and transparent audio quality.

Axient Digital having addressed the needs of a changing RF environment when introduced in 2017, the ADX5D portable receiver translates those benefits and advantages into field and remote applications. It is suitable for environments that rely on quality location sound, such as sports/events broadcasting and electronic field production (EFP).

New Axient Digital ADX5D dual-channel slot receiver incorporates Axient Digital’s wireless technology.

“We designed the ADX5D portable receiver to incorporate the same innovative wireless technology that Axient Digital is known for, all in a portable form factor for professionals in the field or on the go,” says Nick Wood, senior wireless category director, Shure. “We took the time to ensure that this new addition to the Axient Digital family exceeds the rigors of everyday use and lives up to Shure’s reputation for quality that we’ve earned over the past 96 years. [Sports-broadcast] professionals now have access to the same audio quality and next-level RF performance that live-sound professionals have trusted for years. Additionally, ADX5D is equipped with industry-proven high-performance RF technology, true digital-diversity reception, and advanced digital-audio technology, all packed into a portable slot form factor.”

Key Product Features

Audio Quality and RF Performance: Since it was designed for professional productions demanding maximum signal stability, ADX5D is able to support extreme wireless needs. True digital-diversity technology helps mitigate potential for signal fades or interference that can cause dropouts. Further, it also supports wide dynamic range, AES-256 encryption, and 2-ms latency from the mic transducer to the analog output. A wide tuning band ensures reliable operation in any environment.

Portability and Convenience: ADX5D functions as an on-the-go wireless receiver, offering the power and performance of Axient Digital but in a portable form factor. It can easily slot inside and connect directly to the audio inputs of a professional broadcast camera, enabling streamlined connectivity of the two devices. The portability also provides convenience and flexibility, especially for film and TV sound mixers who often have discrete powering, audio-routing, and/or RF-distributing gear in their portable recording bags.

Remote Control and Accessibility: Today’s broadcast-production crews may be limited in the number of people onsite. This means that talent, camera operators, and others need real-time, easy-to-use wireless audio solutions. ADX5D incorporates Shure’s ShowLink, which is unique to Axient Digital and allows real-time control of all transmitter parameters, interference detection, and avoidance (see country-specific functionality restrictions* below). Suited to remote, hybrid, or on-location sound environments, ShowLink makes it easier to use backup frequencies and provide remote control directly to the linked transmitters. Compatibility with Shure’s Wireless Workbench software supports efficient control and configuration, optimal spectrum management, and frequency coordination.

Complement to Axient Digital Ecosystem: ADX5D fits into Shure’s Axient Digital ecosystem of hardware and software solutions, naturally complementing its expansive portfolio: AXT600 Spectrum Manager, Wireless Workbench, and all Axient Digital transmitters, including ADX1M Micro Bodypack.

“The ADX5D portable receiver is an incredible tool to have at my disposal while on set,” says Jon Ailetcher, CAS, production sound mixer, Chicago P.D. “We move very fast on our show, and, with ADX5D, I can easily transition from my cart to my bag, whether we’re on location or in the studio, without affecting my workflow.”

ADX5D is shipping globally this summer. Contact your local sales representative for availability in your region or click here for additional information.

*Country-Specific Functionality Restrictions: ShowLink is not available when ADX5D is used with third-party control devices in U.S. models. Interference avoidance is available only in manual mode when DB15 or DB25 backplates are used with U.S. models.

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