Explanation of Symbols
|Caution: risk of electric shock|
|Caution: risk of danger (See note.)|
|Equipment protected throughout by DOUBLE INSULATION or REINFORCED INSULATION|
|Equipment should not be disposed of in the normal waste stream|
WARNING: Voltages in this equipment are hazardous to life. No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. The safety certifications do not apply when the operating voltage is changed from the factory setting.
WARNING: Battery packs shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire, or the like.
WARNING: Danger of explosion if incorrect battery replaced. Operate only with AA batteries.
Note: Use only with the included power supply or a Shure-approved equivalent.
GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless Systems combine Automatic Frequency Management technology with a rack mountable metal receiver, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, world-renowned microphones, and unparalleled design and construction. New GLX-D Advanced Frequency Managers (available separately) connect multiple GLXD4R receiver systems for increased channel count and improved RF reliability, consolidating RF to one pair of antennas. New antenna accessories help improve reception by letting you mount antennas closer to transmitters, with directional reception for improved performance. Available in a variety of bodypack and handheld configurations, GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless sets the standard for ease of operation and digital audio clarity.
* Only included with GLXD14 or GLXD24 systems.
|GLX-D Frequency Manager||UA846Z2-LC|
|Passive Directional Antenna 2.4 GHz||PA805Z2-RSMA|
|Reverse SMA Passive Antenna Splitter (900 MHz ISM, DECT, 2.4 GHz)||UA221-RSMA|
|Wall Mount for PA805Z2-RSMA and UA8-2.4GHZ||UA505-RSMA|
|1/2 Wave Antenna, 45 deg. (2.4 GHz)||UA8-2.4GHZ|
|0.6 m (2 ft.) Reverse SMA Cable||UA802-RSMA|
|1.8 m (6 ft.) Reverse SMA Cable||UA806-RSMA|
|7.6 m (25 ft.) Reverse SMA Cable||UA825-RSMA|
|15.2 m (50 ft.) Reverse SMA Cable||UA850-RSMA|
|30.4 m (100 ft.) Reverse SMA Cable||UA8100-RSMA|
|Reverse SMA Bulkhead Adapters||95A32436|
To reduce set-up time, the transmitter and receiver automatically link to form an audio channel the first time they are powered on and never have to be linked again.
|Step ①||Connect power supply to the receiver and plug cord into an AC power source. Connect the audio output to an amplifier or mixer.|
|Step ②||Install charged transmitter batteries.|
|Step ③||Turn on the transmitter and receiver. The blue rf LED will flash while the transmitter and receiver form a link. The rf LED turns solid blue when the link has successfully formed.
Note: The transmitter and receiver will remain linked for future usage. At power-up, the blue rf LED and transmitter LED will illuminate, skipping the linking step.
|Step ④||Check the audio and adjust the gain if necessary.|
① RF Status LED
② Group Button
Press and hold for two seconds to enable manual group edit.
③ Data Sync LED
④ Link Button
Press to manually link receiver to a transmitter or to activate the remote ID function.
⑥ LCD Screen
Displays receiver and transmitter status.
⑦ Gain Buttons
Press to increase or decrease transmitter gain in 1 dB increments.
⑧ Battery Charging Indicator
Illuminates when battery is in charging bay:
⑨ Battery Charging Bay
Charges transmitter battery if receiver is plugged in to power outlet.
⑩ Power Button
Powers the unit on and off.
Two antennas per receiver. Antennas pick up the signal from the transmitter.
⑫ Power Supply Jack
Connect the supplied 15 V DC external power supply.
⑬ Firmware Update
Connect to computer to download firmware updates.
⑭ Mic/Line Switch
Sets XLR output level to microphone or line level.
⑮ XLR Audio Output
Supplies microphone-level or line-level audio output.
⑯ Inst/Aux Out
TRS ¼" (6.35mm) audio output. Connect to mixers, recorders, and amplifiers.
Displays the selected group.
Displays the selected channel.
③ Transmitter Battery Runtime
Displays remaining battery life in hours and minutes.
Alternatively displays the following battery status:
④ Audio Meter
Indicates audio signal level and peaks.
Displays transmitter gain settings (dB).
⑥ OL Indicator
Indicates audio overload, reduce gain.
⑦ Transmitter Locked
Displayed when linked transmitter controls are locked.
Indicates a scan is in progress.
Indicates that the selected group has backup channels available.
Carries wireless signal.
② Status LED
LED color and state indicate transmitter status.
③ Power Switch
Turns the transmitter on/off.
④ TA4M Input Jack
Connects to a 4-Pin mini connector (TA4F) microphone or instrument cable.
⑤ Micro USB Charging Port
Connect to USB battery charger.
⑥ Link Button
⑦ Battery Compartment
Holds 1 Shure rechargeable battery.
⑧ Microphone Cartridge
GLXD-2 transmitter models are available with the following cartridge types: SM58, Beta 58, SM86, Beta 87A.
LED is green during normal operation.
LED color or flashing indicates a change in transmitter status as shown in the following table:
|Green||Flashing (slow)||transmitter attempting relink with receiver|
|Flashing (fast)||unlinked transmitter searching for receiver|
|Flashes 3 times||indicates locked transmitter when power switch is pressed|
|Red||On||battery life < 1 hour|
|Flashing||battery life < 30 minutes|
|Red/Green||Flashing||remote ID active|
|Amber||Flashing||battery error, replace battery|
Clip the transmitter to a belt or slide a guitar strap through the transmitter clip as shown.
For best results, the belt should be pressed against the base of the clip.
GLX-D transmitters are powered by Shure SB902A lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Advanced battery chemistry maximizes runtimes with zero memory effects, eliminating the need to discharge batteries prior to charging.
When not in use, recommended battery storage temperature is 10°C (50°F) to 25°C (77°F).
Note: The transmitter will not pass RF or audio signals when connected to the charging cable.
The following battery charging options are available:
The receiver's built-in charging bay will charge transmitter batteries when receiver is plugged in to power outlet.
The following LED states indicate battery status when the transmitter is connected to a charger:
Important: Always fully charge a new battery before first use, in receiver if possible.
Use the following table to determine approximate battery runtime based on the duration of charging time. Times shown are in hours and minutes. GLX-D transmitters automatically power-off after approximately 1 hour to conserve battery life if the signal from a linked receiver is not detected.
|Receiver Bay or AC Power Source Charging||USB Connection Charging||Transmitter Runtime|
|0:15||0:30||up to 1:30|
|0:30||1:00||up to 3:00|
|1:00||2:00||up to 6:00|
|3:00||4:00||up to 11:30*|
*Storage time or excessive heat will reduce maximum runtime.
Note: If receiver is powered off and remains plugged in, battery will continue charging.
Proper care and storage of Shure batteries results in reliable performance and ensures a long lifetime.
GLX-D operates within the 2.4GHz ISM band which is utilized by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other wireless devices. The benefit of 2.4GHz is that it’s a global band that can be used anywhere in the world, license free.
The challenge of 2.4 GHz is that Wi-Fi traffic can be unpredictable. GLX-D meets these challenges in the following ways:
If you plan to use Wi-Fi during a performance, turn on Wi-Fi devices prior to turning on GLX-D and scanning for the best channel. GLX-D detects and avoids other Wi-Fi traffic by scanning the entire 2.4 GHz environment and selecting the three best frequencies to transmit on. This method avoids Wi-Fi signals and results in reliable performance for your GLX-D wireless system.
“Bursting” Wi-Fi is harder to detect as it is periodic; however, because GLX-D only repeats the most important information, even bursts at very high levels don’t have an effect on your audio performance.
Some environments are more difficult than others for 2.4 GHz wireless system performance. Additionally, body absorption has a greater impact in the 2.4 GHz spectrum compared to the UHF spectrum. The simplest solution in many cases is to reduce transmitter-to-receiver distance by placing receivers on the stage with a clear line of sight. You can also mount antennas remotely using Shure directional antennas to reduce transmitter-to-antenna distance.
Challenging environments include:
Note: Unlike analog TV band wireless system which typically use the same type of transmissions across manufacturers, all 2.4 GHz wireless currently on the market use different variations of wireless transmission. These differences make it more difficult to mix and match 2.4 GHz systems from multiple manufacturers, as can be done with TV band wireless solutions.
If you encounter interference or dropouts, try the following suggestions:
Note: If transmitters are within 6 inches of non-GLX-D transmitters or microphone cartridges, audible noise is possible.
Follow these guidelines when mounting antennas remotely:
To run more than two receivers at the same time, the GLX-D Frequency Manager is recommended to improve RF reliability.
However, you can run multiple receivers without the frequency manager. Select the group by determining the total number of receivers in your system (channel count). All receivers in the system must be set to the same group.
|Group||Channel Count (Number of Receivers)||Number of Backup Frequencies Per Channel||Notes|
|1||Up to 4||3||Initial factory setting.|
|2||Up to 5*||3||Best multi-channel group if you experience interference.|
|3||Up to 8*||0||Only use Group 3 in controlled Wi-Fi environments because there are no backup frequencies to avoid interference.|
|4||1||27||Best single-channel group if you experience interference.|
*Environmentally dependent, 4 systems typical
See "Tips to Improve Wireless System Performance" section for additional information. For information about receiver groups when connected to the GLX-D Frequency Manager, see the UA846 user guide.
Note: Before beginning, turn off all receivers and transmitters. Turn on and set up each receiver/transmitter pair individually to prevent cross-linking.
Repeat steps 1-3 for each additional receiver and transmitter. Remember to set each receiver to the same group.
See GLX-D Frequency Manager guide for setting up receivers and transmitters when connected to the frequency manager.
Note: Dashes appearing on the group and channel display during a channel scan indicate that frequencies are not available in the selected group. Choose a group that supports more receivers and repeat set-up steps.
Use the manual linking option to change the transmitter linked to a receiver. A common use for manual linking is changing the linked transmitter from a bodypack type to a handheld type.
A combo system is created by linking two transmitters to a single receiver. Only one transmitter can be active at a time to prevent cross interference. Gain settings for each transmitter can be independently set and stored when the transmitter is active.
Important! Do not turn on and operate both linked transmitters at any time.
Turn off both transmitters before beginning.
Note: A transmitter can only link to one GLX-D receiver at a time.
Use the gain buttons on the receiver to increase or decrease the gain of a linked transmitter:
Tip: Monitor the audio and observe the receiver audio meter level while adjusting the gain to prevent signal overload.
The controls of the receiver and transmitter can be locked to prevent accidental or unauthorized changes to settings.
Note: Locks are not affected by power cycles.
Simultaneously press and hold the group and channel buttons until LK appears on the LCD. Repeat to unlock.
Starting with the transmitter set to off, press and hold the LINK button while turning on the transmitter. Continue to hold the link button until the lock icon appears on the receiver LCD. Repeat sequence to unlock.
Optionally, the transmitter power switch can be remotely locked from the receiver front panel:
Simultaneously press and hold the group and link buttons for approximately 2 seconds until the flashing lock icon appears on the receiver LCD. Repeat sequence to unlock.
Use the Remote ID feature to identify linked transmitter and receiver pairs in multiple receiver systems. When Remote ID is active, the receiver LCD will blink and display ID. The status LED of the corresponding transmitter will alternately flash red and green for approximately 45 seconds.
To activate Remote ID:
Specific groups and channels can be assigned to the receiver instead of using the automatic scan function.
Note: Group 3 should only be used in controlled Wi-Fi environments to prevent interference from unexpected Wi-Fi devices.
Note: A double dash symbol-- displayed on the receiver screen during a channel scan indicates that there are no available channels within the selected group. Choose a group with more channels and repeat set up steps.
Firmware is embedded software in each component that controls functionality. Periodically, new versions of firmware are developed to incorporate additional features and enhancements. To take advantage of design improvements, new versions of the firmware can be downloaded and installed using the Shure Update Utility tool.
Software is available for download from http://www.shure.com/update-utility.
Connect the device to your computer using the USB to Micro USB cable supplied with your GLX-D system.
Use the supplied mounting hardware to install the receiver in a standard 19 inch audio equipment rack.
|No sound or faint sound||Receiver RF LED on||
|Receiver RF LED off||
|Receiver LCD screen off||
|Transmitter indicator LED flashing red||Charge or change transmitter battery.|
|Transmitter plugged into charger.||Disconnect transmitter from charger.|
|Audio artifacts or dropouts||RF LED flickering or off||
|Distortion||OL indicator appears on receiver LCD||Reduce transmitter gain (see Gain Adjustment).|
|Transmitter and receiver link unsuccessful||Transmitter and receiver LEDs flash to indicate that linking started, but the link fails||Update both components to firmware version 2.0 or greater. Download the Shure Update Utility application and follow the instructions.|
|Sound level variations when switching to different sources||N/A||Adjust transmitter gain as necessary (see Gain Adjustment).|
|Receiver/transmitter won't turn off||Transmitter LED flashing rapidly||Controls locked. See Locking and Unlocking Controls.|
|Receiver gain control cannot be adjusted||N/A||Check transmitter. Transmitter must be on to enable gain changes.|
|Receiver controls cannot be adjusted||LK shown on receiver display when buttons are pressed||Controls locked. See Locking and Unlocking Controls.|
|Transmitter ID function does not respond||Transmitter LED flashes green three times||Controls locked. See Locking and Unlocking Controls.|
|Transmitter information does not appear on the Receiver LCD||N/A||Linked transmitter is off or the receiver is not linked to a transmitter.|
|Transmitter powers off after one hour||Transmitter status LED off||GLX-D transmitters automatically turn off after one hour to conserve battery life if the signal from a linked receiver is not detected. Make sure that linked receiver is turned on.|
|Second frequency manager does not send RF signal to receivers||Data sync LED off||Verify that antenna A and antenna B ports on second frequency manager are connected to cascade A and cascade B ports on first frequency manager.|
|RF interference while connected to frequency manager||Receiver screen flashes -- --||Move system away from other 2.4 GHz sources such as Wi-Fi access points or computers. If using directional antennas, place interference sources behind antennas in the null to minimize interference. Place receivers or directional antennas closer to transmitters.|
|SB902A battery will not charge in GLXD1 bodypack transmitter||Rapid flashing green LED on GLXD1||Charge battery once in GLXD4 receiver. Subsequent recharging can occur in GLXD1 bodypack.|
Use the reset function if it is necessary to restore the transmitter or receiver to their factory settings.
Restores the receiver to the following factory settings:
Press and hold the link button while turning on the receiver power until the LCD displays RE.
Note: When reset is complete, the receiver will automatically initiate linking to search for a transmitter. Press and hold the transmitter link button within five seconds of powering-on to complete the link.
Restores the transmitter to the following factory settings:
Press and hold the transmitter link button while turning on the transmitter until power LED goes off.
When the link button is released, the transmitter will automatically initiate linking to find an available receiver. Press the link button on an available receiver to relink.
|Indoor||Up to 30 m ( 100 ft) typical, Up to 60 m ( 200 ft) maximum|
|Outdoor||Up to 20 m ( 65 ft) typical, Up to 50 m ( 165 ft) maximum|
Note: Actual range depends on RF signal absorption, reflection and interference.Note: Actual range depends on RF signal absorption, reflection and interference.
Shure GLX-D proprietary digital
20 Hz– 20 kHz
Note: Dependent on microphone type
120 dB, A-weighted
-88 dBm, typical
10 mW E.I.R.P. max
-18°C (0°F) to 57°C (135°F)
Note: Battery characteristics may limit this range.
-29°C (-20°F) to 74°C (165°F)
Positive pressure on microphone diaphragm (or positive voltage applied to tip of WA302 phone plug) produces positive voltage on pin 2 (with respect to pin 3 of low-impedance output) and the tip of the high impedance 1/4-inch output.
Up to 16 hours
9 typical, 11 maximum
90 x 65 x 23 mm ( 3.56 x 2.54 x 0.90 in.), H x W x D (without antenna)
132 g (4.7 oz.) without batteries
3.7 V Rechargeable Li-Ion
Cast Metal, Black Powdercoat
10 mW E.I.R.P. max
4-Pin male mini connector (TA4M)
1 kHz at 1% THD
+8.4 dBV (7.5 Vp-p)
|1||ground (cable shield)|
|2||+ 5 V Bias|
|4||Tied through active load to ground (On instrument adapter cable, pin 4 floats)|
|SM58||51 mm, (2.0 in.)||252 mm, (9.9 in.)||37 mm, (1.5 in.)|
|BETA 58||51 mm, (2.0 in.)||252 mm, (9.9 in.)||37 mm, (1.5 in.)|
|SM86||49 mm, (1.9 in.)||252 mm, (9.9 in.)||37 mm, (1.5 in.)|
|BETA 87A||51 mm, (2.0 in.)||252 mm, (9.9 in.)||37 mm, (1.5 in.)|
|SM58||267 g (9.4 oz.) without batteries|
|BETA 58||221 g (7.8 oz.) without batteries|
|SM86||275 g (9.1 oz.) without batteries|
|BETA 87A||264 g (9.3 oz.) without batteries|
3.7 V Rechargeable Li-Ion
10 mW E.I.R.P. max
|SM58||146 dB SPL|
|BETA 58||147 dB SPL|
|SM86||143 dB SPL|
|BETA 87A||147 dB SPL|
42 x 197 x 163 mm (1.7 x 7.8 x 6.4 in.), H x W x D
907.2 g (32 oz.) without batteries
14 to 18 V DC (Tip positive with respect to ring), 550 mA
>35 dB, typical
-18 to 42 dBin 1 dB steps
|6.35 mm (1/4") output||Impedance balanced|
|XLR Output||100 Ω|
|6.35 mm (1/4") output||100 Ω(50 Ω, Unbalanced)|
|1/4" (6.35 mm)||+12 dBV|
|XLR||LINE setting= +18 dBV, MIC setting= -12 dBV|
30 dB pad
|XLR Output||1=ground, 2=hot, 3=cold|
|6.35 mm (1/4") connector||Tip=audio, Ring=no audio, Sleeve=ground|
½ Wave Sleeve Dipole
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This wireless system operates in the globally available ISM band 2400 MHz to 2483.5 MHz. The operation does not require a user license.
Certified by ISED in Canada under RSS-247 and RSS-GEN.
IC: 616A-GLXD1, 616A-GLXD2, 616A-GLXD4RZ2
Certified under FCC Part 15.
FCC ID: DD4GLXD1, DD4GLXD2, DD4GLXD4RZ2
Industry Canada ICES-003 Compliance Label: CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)
This device contains licence-exempt transmitter(s)/receiver(s) that comply with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s licence-exempt RSS(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
L’émetteur/récepteur exempt de licence contenu dans le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Innovation, Sciences et Développement économique Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes :
Meets essential requirements of the following European Directives:
Note: Please follow your regional recycling scheme for batteries and electronic waste
CE Notice: Hereby, Shure Incorporated declares that this product with CE Marking has been determined to be in compliance with European Union requirements. The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following site: https://www.shure.com/en-EU/support/declarations-of-conformity.
Authorized European representative:
Shure Europe GmbH
Department: Global Compliance
75031 Eppingen, Germany
Phone: +49-7262-92 49 0
Fax: +49-7262-92 49 11 4
現品表示記号は、以下のことを表しています。 この無線機器は 2.4GHz 帯の電波を使用し、変調方式は「その他」の方式、想定与干渉距離は 80m です。 2,400MHz～ 2,483.5MHz の全帯域を使用し、移動体識別装置の帯域を回避することはできません。
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: