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Wireless Need advice on wireless handhelds

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by nick_fouts, Dec 6, 2018 at 5:35 PM.

  1. nick_fouts

    nick_fouts Member

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    My school has a pair of Shure SM58 heads on UT2 wireless bases. The UT2 transmitters are both in the newly restricted 600MHz frequency range, so we can no longer use these mics—to my knowledge.
    :legalstuff:

    Does anyone know about the possibility of just purchasing new transmitter or hardwired XLR bases and keeping the SM58 heads? Can they be repurposed in a new setup, even as wired mics? I’d hate to get rid of them as we use them frequently and the grilles are *surprisingly* not dented :p

    If anyone can suggest specific part model numbers that could work, that would be amazing!

    Thanks for your time :)
     
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    macsound Well-Known Member

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    Many models of Shure handhelds have interchangeable capsules, so you can remove them to save if you like.
    Most likely, however, when you purchase something new, they will come with capsules and the only possible cheaper option would be the PG58, and I believe those models of wireless HH aren't interchangeable.
     
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    mbenonis Wireless Guy Administrator Premium Member

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    Hi Nick,

    I don't believe Shure sells wireless handheld transmitters without the capsule. However, you should be able to save and re-purpose the existing capsules if you'd like (or even just the windscreen). You might take a look at the SLX or QLX-D series if you'd like new handhelds with replaceable capsules. BLX capsules are not interchangeable. To my knowledge, you can't adapt the wireless SM58 capsules for wired use with an off-the-shelf part.
     
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    jonliles Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    There are sveral plug-on wireless adapters (not going to use the slang term they are called) that plugs into the bottom of a traditional handheld. Might stretch your dollar until you can replace your exitsing wireless inventory. Shure makes one, as does Senni, Rhode, and Audio-Technica.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008ZT8SF2/?tag=controlbooth-20
     
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    Calc Active Member

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    This won't save you any money. A new SLX transmitter only costs ~$225 rather than $350. You'll need a new receiver either way, too.
     
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