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.
The new groundbreaking GLX-D Wireless Systems from Shure combine the leading edge of Automatic Frequency Management technology with best-in-class intelligent lithium ion battery rechargeability, world-renowned microphones and unparalleled design and construction. The compact low-profile design easily fits into pedalboard configurations. Built-in chromatic tuner simplifies setups while offering flexible tuning options. Advanced frequency hopping technology detects interference and automatically switches to a clear backup channel to prevent audio dropouts. Channel scanning finds the best receiver channel for wireless audio and automatically links to the transmitter.
|Shure Rechargeable Battery||SB902A|
|Micro USB Battery Charger||SBC10-USB|
|Premium Guitar Cable||WA305|
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.
Note: If using multiple effects pedals, place the receiver pedal first in the signal chain.
|Step ①||Connect power supply to the receiver and plug the power cord into an AC power source.|
|Step ②||Connect the transmitter to the instrument and turn on the transmitter.|
|Step ③||Connect receiver audio output to an amplifier or mixer. Turn on the receiver: The blue rf LED will flash while the transmitter and receiver form a link. When the link has successfully formed, the rf LED will remain illuminated.
Note: The transmitter and receiver will remain linked for future usage. At power-up, the blue rf LED will illuminate, skipping the linking step.
|Step ④||Check the audio and adjust the gain if necessary.|
|① Power Switch||Turns power on or off.|
|② DC Power Connector||Connect DC power supply (9 to 15 V DC, 250 mA min.)
Note: Compatible with positive tip or negative tip power supplies.
|③ Audio Output Jack||Connect to amplifier or mixer.
Note: If using multiple effects pedals, place the receiver pedal first in the signal chain.
|④ USB Port||For uploading firmware updates|
|⑤ Display||Displays receiver and tuner settings.|
|⑥ Antenna||Two antennas per receiver. Antennas pick up the signal from the transmitter.|
|⑦ Footswitch||Press to select receiver or tuner mode.|
The controls and display offer specific functionality depending on which mode is selected:
|① Transmitter Battery Meter||Illuminated segments indicate remaining battery life|
LK (controls locked)
UN (controls unlocked)
-- (frequency not available)
|③ Link Button||Press to manually link receiver to a transmitter or to activate the remote ID function|
|④ Mode Button||Press to enable audio gain adjustment. Use ▲ ▼ buttons to adjust gain.|
|⑤ Audio LED||Illumination corresponds to audio level. Rapid flashing indicates audio clipping.|
|⑥ Mute LED||Illuminates when audio output is muted.|
|⑦ RF LED||
|⑧ Channel Button||Press to select and edit channel|
|⑨ Group Button||Press to select and edit group|
|① Flat Indicator||Illuminates when note is flat.|
|② Tuning Bar Display||LEDs illuminate to indicate tuning deviation.|
|③ Sharp Indicator||Illuminates when note is sharp.|
|④ Note Display||Displays the name of the note or (--) if the tuner is idle.|
|⑤ Mode Button||Press to enter tuner menu settings.|
|⑥ Arrow Buttons||Use ▲ ▼ buttons to select and edit menu settings.|
|⑦ Frequency Detuned/Reference Pitch Offset indicator||A dot is displayed when the tuning or pitch has be set to a non-standard value.
Note: Non-standard turning or pitch settings scroll across the receiver display during power-up.
Carries wireless signal.
② Status LED
Indicates 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 Port
Connection for battery charging and firmware updates.
⑥ Link Button
⑦ Battery Compartment
Holds Shure rechargeable battery.
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 following LED states indicate battery status when the transmitter is connected to a charger:
Use the following table to determine approximate battery runtime based on the duration of charging time. Times shown are in hours and minutes.
Note: Batteries charge faster when using an AC powered charger versus a USB connection.
|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: GLX-D transmitters automatically power-off after approximately 1 hour to conserve battery life if the signal from a linked receiver is not detected.
Proper care and storage of Shure batteries results in reliable performance and ensures a long lifetime.
Important: Always fully charge a new battery before first use, in receiver if possible.
The number of segments illuminated on the meter indicates the remaining battery life for a linked transmitter:
① = > 30 min
② = > 2 hours
③ = > 4 hours
④ = > 6 hours
⑤ = > 8 hours
⑥ = > 10 hours
⑦ = > 11.5 hours
Note: The LEDs will cycle on/off while battery life is being calculated.
For ease of set up, frequencies are divided into groups to best match the channel requirements for your system.
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||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||For large multi-channel systems. 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.
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.
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 the set up steps.
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.
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.
Link multiple transmitters to the same receiver to allow for instrument changes during a performance. Only one transmitter can be active at a time, otherwise the signals will interfere with each other.
After linking the transmitters, gain settings can be set and stored independently for each transmitter.
Important! Do not turn on and operate both linked transmitters at any time.
Turn off both transmitters before beginning.
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 2.4GHz 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 2.4GHz environment and selecting the 3 best frequencies to transmit on. The result of this is reliable performance for your GLX-D wireless system as well as avoiding Wi-Fi transmissions which may be important as well.
“Bursting” Wi-Fi is harder to detect as it is periodic; however, because GLX-D 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 the transmitter to receiver distance such as placing the receivers on the stage with a clear line of sight.
Challenging environments include:
Note: Unlike analog TV band wireless which typically uses the same type of transmissions across manufacturers, all 2.4GHz wireless currently on the market use different variations of wireless transmission. These differences make it more difficult to mix and match 2.4 GHz from multiple manufacturers successfully, as can be done with TV band wireless solutions.
If you encounter interference or dropouts, try the following suggestions:
Note: GLX-D transmitters closer than 6 inches (15 cm) to other non-GLX-D transmitters may cause audible noise in that transmitter
The following tables list receiver channels, frequencies, and latency for each group:
|1/1||2424 2425 2442 2443 2462 2464|
|1/2||2418 2419 2448 2450 2469 2471|
|1/3||2411 2413 2430 2431 2476 2477|
|1/4||2405 2406 2436 2437 2455 2457|
|2/1||2423 2424 2443 2444 2473 2474|
|2/2||2404 2405 2426 2427 2456 2457|
|2/3||2410 2411 2431 2432 2448 2449|
|2/4||2417 2418 2451 2452 2468 2469|
|2/5||2437 2438 2462 2463 2477 2478|
|3/1||2415 2416 2443|
|3/2||2422 2423 2439|
|3/3||2426 2427 2457|
|3/4||2447 2448 2468|
|3/5||2409 2451 2452|
|3/6||2431 2462 2463|
|3/7||2404 2473 2474|
|3/8||2435 2477 2478|
|4/1||2404 2405 2410 2411 2417 2418 2423 2424 2426 2427 2431 2432 2437 2438 2443 2444 2448 2449 2451 2452 2456 2457 2462 2463 2468 2469 2473 2474 2477 2478|
Transmitter gain has an adjustment range from -20 dB to +40 dB, in 1 dB increments.
Tip: Try the 0 dB (unity gain) setting as a starting point, and then make gain adjustments if necessary.
Note: The intensity of the green audio LED corresponds to the audio level. Rapid flashing indicates audio clipping. Reduce the gain to remove the overload.
The controls of the receiver and transmitter can be locked to prevent accidental or unauthorized changes to settings.
The following parameters are not affected by locking the controls:
Simultaneously press and hold the group and channel buttons to lock or unlock the receiver.
Starting with the transmitter set to off, press and hold the LINK button while turning on the transmitter. Repeat sequence to unlock.
Note: The transmitter status LED will flash red/green if a locked switch is set to the off position.
Use the Remote ID feature to identify linked transmitter and receiver pairs. 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:
Enter tuner mode by pressing the footswitch.
In tuner mode, the controls will only affect tuner functions, RF and audio settings are not affected.
Note: The audio signal does not pass through the tuner, eliminating the need for bypass switches commonly found on wired tuners.
Use the following buttons to select and edit the tuner menu settings:
The tuner indicator can be set to display a needle style or strobe style.
A single LED will illuminate on the tuning bar to indicate sharp or flat. The green center LED will illuminate when the note is in tune.
A sequence of three LEDs will travel across the tuning bar in the direction of sharp or flat. The LEDs will remain stationary when the note is in tune.
Note: Indicator and Output settings are displayed in a scroll from left to right.
The following modes are available to set the audio output to Live or Mute when the footswitch is pressed in tuner mode.
Note: Text for the output settings are displayed in a scroll from left to right.
|Live||Receiver Display (audio Live) ↔ Tuner Display (audio Live)|
|Mute||Receiver Display (audio Live) ↔ Tuner Display (audio Mute)|
|Both||Tuner Display (audio Mute) ↔ Tuner Display (audio Live)*|
*Note: In Both mode, the pedal powers up in Receiver Display. Press the footswitch to enter tuner mode.
The receiver has a built-in light sensor to automatically adjust the display brightness.
To manually adjust the brightness choose one of the following settings:
The tuner can be set to display standard tuning for instruments that have been detuned up sharp or flat in the following increments:
The notation for standard tuning is b0
* dot appears on the display as a reminder that the pedal is detuned.
Adds sharp or flat symbols to the display of non-natural notes.
The reference pitch can be offset from standard A440 in a range of 432 Hz to 447 Hz in 1 Hz increments.
When adjusting the pitch, the last 2 digits of the value will be displayed. For example, "32" would appear on the display when the pitch has been set to 432 Hz.
A dot appears on the display as a reminder that the reference pitch has been offset.
Both tuning indicators and the center green segment will illuminate when the note is in tune.
Both tuning indicators will illuminate and the strobe segments will remain stationary when the note is in tune.
To power your GLXD6 wireless receiver pedal, we recommend using the included power supply or a power supply with isolated power outputs.
If using a power supply with isolated power outputs, use a power outlet rated at a minimum of 250 mA.
However, if using other third-party power supplies:
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.
|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 3 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 1 hour||Transmitter status LED off||GLX-D transmitters automatically power-off after 1 hour to conserve battery life if the signal from a linked receiver is not detected. Make sure that linked receiver is turned on.|
|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.|
|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.|
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 proprietary digital
20 Hz– 20 kHz
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 voltage applied to the tip of the guitar cable phone plug produces positive voltage at the tip of the high impedance ¼-inch output.
Up to 11.5 hours
|Tuning Accuracy||±1 cent|
|Tuning Range||F#0 to C8|
4 typical, Up to 8 maximum
90 x 65 x 23 mm( 3.56 x 2.54 x 0.90in.), 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)|
46 x 95 x 133 mm (1.8 x 3.7 x 5.2 in.), H x W x D
504 g(17.8 oz.)
Cast Metal, Black Powdercoat
9 to 15 V DC, 250 mA min.
Compatible with positive tip or negative tip power supplies.
>35 dB, typical
-20 to 40 dBin 1 dB steps
|6.35 mm (1/4") output||Impedance balanced|
|6.35 mm (1/4") output||100 Ω(50 Ω, Unbalanced)|
|6.35 mm (1/4") connector (into 3 kΩ load)||+8.5 dBV|
|6.35 mm (1/4") connector||Tip=audio, Ring=no audio, Sleeve=ground|
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.
Meets essential requirements of the following European Directives:
Note: Please follow your regional recycling scheme for batteries and electronic waste
This product meets the Essential Requirements of all relevant European directives and is eligible for CE marking.
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
Certified by ISED in Canada under RSS-210 and RSS-GEN.
IC: 616A-GLXD1, 616A-GLXD6
Certified under FCC Part 15.
FCC ID: DD4GLXD1, DD4GLXD6
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 :
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:
This device operates under an ACMA class licence and must comply with all the conditions of that licence including operating frequencies. Before 31 December 2014, this device will comply if it is operated in the 520-820 MHz frequency band. WARNING: After 31 December 2014, in order to comply, this device must not be operated in the 694-820 MHz band.