LISTENING TO AUDIO AT EXCESSIVE VOLUMES CAN CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING DAMAGE. USE AS LOW A VOLUME AS POSSIBLE. Over exposure to excessive sound levels can damage your ears resulting in permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Please use the following guidelines established by the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) on maximum time exposure to sound pressure levels before hearing damage occurs.
90 dB SPL
at 8 hours
95 dB SPL
at 4 hours
100 dB SPL
at 2 hours
105 dB SPL
at 1 hour
110 dB SPL
at ½ hour
115 dB SPL
at 15 minutes
120 dB SPL
Avoid or damage may occur
|To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long periods.|
The possible results of incorrect use are marked by one of the two symbols—"WARNING" and "CAUTION"—depending on the imminence of the danger and the severity of the damage.
|WARNING: Ignoring these warnings may cause severe injury or death as a result of incorrect operation.|
|CAUTION: Ignoring these cautions may cause moderate injury or property damage as a result of incorrect operation.|
WARNING: Battery packs shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire, or the like.
The Shure PSM® 900 Wireless Personal Monitor System offers an unprecedented combination of superb audio quality, robust RF performance, and category-leading features for the most demanding professional applications. Patented Audio Reference Companding and advanced digital signal processing technology provide excellent stereo separation and audio clarity. Exceptional transmitter linearity vastly reduces frequency intermodulation, allowing more channels per frequency band. Patented CueMode technology enables the sound engineer to monitor different stage mixes with the touch of a button.
① Short rack ear
② Long rack ear
③ Link bar to mount to similar rack unit
④ 2 antenna hole plugs
⑤ 8 rack ear screws
⑥ 4 rack mount screws with washers
⑦ Extension cables and connectors for front-mounting antennas
Set the input sensitivity to match the source by selecting Audio INPUT from the LCD configuration menu: Aux (-10dBV) or Line (+4dBu).
Insert batteries and attach antenna. Turn on using the volume knob. The battery light illuminates.
Important: Remove the protective film from the face of the transmitter or the IR sync may not work.
① Input Level Control and Display
Use the ▼▲ buttons to adjust the audio so that, for the average input signal level, the top two yellow LEDs flicker and the lower LEDs are solid. The red clip LED indicates the inputs are overdriven. Reduce the level at the audio source or change the input sensitivity of the rack unit from the menu.
② Status Display and Menu Controls
Use the enter and exit buttons and the menu wheel to access the configuration menu. Push the menu wheel to move the cursor to the next item. Turn the menu wheel to change a parameter—the enter button flashes. Press it to save the value. Press the exit button to cancel changes and return to the previous menu.
③ Synchronization Button
Press the sync button while rack unit and bodypack IR windows are aligned to transfer settings.
④ Headphone Monitoring
The volume control adjusts signal output to the 3.5 mm headphone jack. NOTE: it does not affect rear panel outputs.
⑤ RF switch
Mutes RF output. For setting up multiple systems or adjusting settings without transmitting unwanted RF or audio signals.
⑥ Power Button
Turns the unit on and off.
Connect the transmitter to a power outlet using the supplied power adapter.
⑧ LOOP OUT
Sends a copy of the audio signal going into the transmitter to another device. See LOOP Applications.
⑨ Audio Inputs
Connect to balanced or unbalanced outputs. Use either connector for mono input. Accepts both 1/4-inch or male XLR connectors.
⑩ Antenna (BNC)
Attach supplied antenna. If you are rack mounting, use a front panel or remote mounting kit from Shure.
Note: Configuration menu items may vary with regional model variations.
Sets the group number
Sets the channel number
Manual frequency selection
Select from 10, 50, or 100 mW (varies by region)
Selects monitor mode
Transmits both channels
Transmits a mono signal to bodypack
Sets nominal input level
LINE +4 dBu
Changes the name on the LCD display (this name is uploaded to the bodypack with sync)
Changes the display format
Changes the display contrast
For creating custom frequency groups
Locks front panel controls. To unlock, press exit, select OFF, and press enter.
Locks menu and level controls.
Locks only the configuration menu (menu controls).
Locks all controls except for the level buttons (including the RF and power switches).*
Locks all controls (including the RF and power switches).*
*RF is automatically activated when locked. When you unlock the unit, RF and power turns off if the swithes are off.
These settings are sent to the bodypack during a sync (when the sync direction is from the transmitter). The default KEEP parameter will not change the bodypack settings.
Volume limiter value
Stereo (ST) or MixMode (MX)
CH. 1 (L) and CH. 2 (R) mix for MixMode
Left (L) and right (R) balance for stereo mode
high frequency boost
Returns all settings to the factory defaults
Exit and do not reset system.
Reset system settings.
① Power Switch and Volume Control
Turns the bodypack on and off and adjusts earphone volume.
② 3.5 mm Earphone Jack
Insert earphones here.
③ Scan Button
Press the scan button to find an available frequency. Press and hold for two seconds to find the group with the most available channels.
④ IR Window
For transmitting settings between bodypack and rack unit.
⑤ Battery Compartment
Requires 2 AA batteries or Shure rechargeable battery. Open by pressing the latches on both sides and pulling.
⑥ Menu buttons
Use in conjunction with the ▼▲ buttons to access the configuration menus.
⑦ ▼▲ Buttons
Use to adjust the audio mix (in MixMode only), or in conjunction with the menu buttons to change settings.
⑧ LCD Screen
Displays current settings and menus.
⑨ Tri-Color Battery LED
Illuminates green, amber, or red to indicate battery power. When red, change battery immediately.
⑩ Blue RF LED
Indicates the bodypack is receiving a signal from the transmitter.
⑪ SMA Connector
For detachable antennas.
⑫ Removable AA Adapter
Remove to use with a Shure SB900 rechargeable battery.
Note: To remove adapter, open door and slide out. To reinstall adapter, place over the clip and press, there will be an audible click when seated.
|Battery Indicator||Tri-Color Battery LED||Approximate Hours Remaining (h:mm)|
|Alkaline||Shure SB900A Rechargeable Battery|
|Volume Level||Volume Level|
|Green||6:00 to 3:50||4:20 to 2:45||3:15 to 2:05||8:00 to 3:45||6:45 to 3:45||6:00 to 3:45|
|Green||3:50 to 2:50||2:45 to 2:00||2:05 to 1:30||3:45 to 2:45||3:45 to 2:45||3:45 to 2:45|
|Green||2:50 to 1:15||2:00 to 1:00||1:30 to 0:50||2:45 to 1:45||2:45 to 1:45||2:45 to 1:45|
|Green||1:15 to 0:25||1:00 to 0:20||0:50 to 0:20||1:50 to 0:55||1:50 to 0:55||1:50 to 0:55|
|Amber||0:25 to 0:15||0:20 to 0:10||0:20 to 0:10||0:55 to 0:25||0:55 to 0:25||0:55 to 0:25|
|Red||< 0:15||< 0:10||< 0:10||< 0:25||< 0:25||< 0:25|
|Total Battery Life||6:00||4:20||3:15||8:00||6:45||6:00|
Power-save mode: When there are no earphones plugged in for 5 minutes, the receiver enters power-save mode to preserve battery life. The LED slowly fades on/off in this mode and continues to display the color that represents the remaining battery life.
Note: Battery life using Energizer brand AA Alkaline batteries and the following conditions:
Note: Using lower-impedance earphones or ones with different sensitivity, different battery types, and higher gain settings in the PSM system may cause the receiver battery life to be different than specified.
Pink noise is a signal with a frequency spectrum such that the power spectral density is inversely proportional to the frequency. In pink noise, each octave carries an equal amount of noise power.
Access the following RF settings from the RADIO menu.
Group number. Each group contains channels selected to work well together in a single installation.
Channel number. Sets the receiver to a channel in the selected group.
Displays the frequency to which the receiver is set. Highlight and use the ▼▲ buttons to set to a specific frequency.
Adjusts the squelch setting.
Attenuates antenna signals in 3 dB increments.
Access the following audio settings from the Audio menu.
Receive left and right inputs as a stereo signal
Set your receiver to combine the left and right channel for simultaneous listening in both ears or pan to listen to only the left or right channel
The parametric equalizer is divided into four frequency bands: LOW, LOW MID, HIGH MID, and HIGH. When the EQ is enabled, the following parameters are adjustable:
Select the center frequency of the band to boost/cut
Adjusts the width and slope of the frequency band (measured in octaves)
Adjustable in 2 dB increments from -6 dB (cut) to +6 dB (boost)
NOTE: HIGH and LOW are shelf filters, and therefore do not have adjustable Q widths. The HIGH shelf is fixed at 10 kHz; the LOW shelf is fixed at 100 Hz.
Set a value (OFF to -48 dB, adjustable in 3 dB increments) to attenuate the highest possible volume level. Turning the volume knob through its entire range of motion still affects volume; the limit simply narrows the range of dB adjustment.
Note: The volume limit does not compress the audio signal.
P9RA+ and P10R+ only
The volume is locked to the physical position of the volume knob
Input EQ affects the signal after it is sent to the receiver, but before the headphone output, modifying the overall sound of the entire system.
Matches the frequency response of legacy PSM receivers, allowing for matched audio with mixed-inventory setups
Offers a flat frequency response curve
Audio bypasses input EQ
BAL ST / BAL MX
Left and right balance for earphones when in stereo mode, or mix of left and right channel for MixMode
Access the following settings from the UTILITIES menu.
Enters CUEMODE (to exit, press enter and select EXIT CUEMODE)
Change the display settings on the bodypack
Sets display brightness to high, low, or medium.
Locks all controls except power and volume. To unlock, press exit, select OFF, and press enter.
Displays the following: Hrs: Min Left, temperature, Status, Cycle Count, and Health.
Returns receiver to factory default settings.
When setting up multiple systems, designate a single bodypack to scan for available frequencies and download them to all the rack units.
The bodypack must be from the same frequency band as all the transmitters.
Note: Turn on all other wireless or digital devices as they would be during the performance or presentation (so the scan will detect and avoid any interferance they generate).
Important: Note the number of available channels. If you have more rack units than available channels, eliminate potential sources of interference and try again, or call Shure Applications for assistance.
CueMode allows you to upload the name and frequency settings from multiple rack units and store them as a list on a single bodypack. You can then, at any time, scroll through that list to hear the audio mix from each transmitter, just as each performer does during a show.
CueMode lists are retained even if CueMode is exited, the bodypack is turned off, or batteries are removed.
Note: Set the channel frequency and assign display names for each transmitter before creating your CueMode list.
Note: The transmitter must be from the same frequency band as the bodypack.
The LCD displays SYNC SUCCESS after frequency and name data are uploaded to the CueMode list. It also displays the CueMode number for that transmitter and the total number of transmitters.
Note: Syncing while in CueMode does not change any of the settings on the bodypack.
Exit CueMode by pressing enter and selecting EXIT CUEMODE.
While in Cue Mode, you can access the following menu by pressing enter:
Select and press sync on a rack unit to upload new data for the current mix (for example, if you have changed the transmitter frequency).
Removes the selected mix.
Removes all mixes.
Exits CueMode and returns the bodypack to the previous frequency setting.
Use a frequency scan to analyze the RF environment for interference and identify available frequencies.
Note: When performing a frequency scan:
You can transfer frequency settings in either direction: from the bodypack to the rack unit, or from the rack unit to the bodypack.
Note: You can also choose to transfer other settings to the bodypack during a sync, such as lock or mode settings, using themenu on the rack transmitter.
The level LEDs on the rack unit flash.
When properly aligned the IR window on the transmitter illuminates.
The blue LED on the bodypack flashes.
Some performers need to hear more of their own voice or instrument, while others want to hear more of the band. With MixMode, the performer creates their own mix using the balance control (▼▲ buttons) on the bodypack.
To use MixMode, send a solo mix of the performer to the L/CH1 input on the transmitter, and send a band mix to the R/CH2 input.
Set the performer's bodypack for MixMode. The bodypack combines the two signals and sends them to both earphones, while the balance control on the bodypack adjusts the relative levels for each.
For IFB applications, send two independent program feeds into the L/CH1 and R/CH2 input of the transmitter. With MixMode, the director or broadcast talent can listen to either feed using the balance control (▼▲ buttons) on the bodypack to pan to either audio signal.
Use LOOP OUT L (left) and R (right) outputs to send a copy of the audio signal going into the transmitter to other devices. Following are a few of the many applications for these outputs.
Note: The input level control and the input pad do not affect the LOOP OUT signals.
Configure each system for MixMode. From the mixing console, send a mix of the whole band to input 2 of the first transmitter. Connect the LOOP OUT R output to the R/CH2 input of the next transmitter. Continue the chain with all the transmitters.
Next, create solo mixes for each performer. Send each mix to input 1 of the transmitter for that performer.
Send the audio from the LOOP outputs to onstage loudspeakers. The bodypack and the onstage monitors receive the same audio signals.
Note: The LOOP audio outputs will not drive passive loudpeakers, and must be sent to a power amplifier or an active loudspeaker.
To record a performance, connect the LOOP outputs to the inputs of a recording device.
Squelch mutes audio output from the bodypack when the RF signal become noisy. While squelch is activated, the blue LED on the bodypack turns off.
For most installations, squelch does not need adjustment, and it keeps the performer from hearing hiss or noise bursts if the RF signal becomes compromised. However, in congested RF environments or in close proximity to sources of RF interference (such as large LED video panels), the squelch may need to be lowered to prevent excessive audio dropouts. With lower squelch settings, the performer may hear more noise or hiss, but will experience fewer audio dropouts.
Important: Before lowering squelch, first try to eliminate the problem by finding the best set of frequencies for your installation and removing potential sources of interference.
Caution: Turning off or lowering the squelch setting can increase the noise level and cause discomfort to the performer:
|HIGH (NORMAL)||Default factory setting.|
|MID||Moderately decreases the signal-to-noise ratio required to squelch the receiver.|
|LOW||Greatly decreases the noise squelch threshold.|
|PILOT ONLY*||Turns off noise squelch leaving only pilot squelch on.|
|NO SQUELCH*||Turns off noise and pilot tone squelch. (Sometimes used as a debugging tool by monitor engineers or RF coordinators to "listen" to the RF environment.)|
|* Symbol appears in display window.|
Use PTP mode to allow a P9T to transmit to a UHF-R receiver. This allows a transmitter and receiver setup where both units are racked and powered by AC.
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varies by region
Note: varies by region
90 m (300 ft)
35 Hz –15 kHz (±1 dB)
90 dB (typical)
ref. ±34 kHz deviation @1 kHz
Patented Shure Audio Reference Companding
ref. 12dB SINAD
>80 dB (typical)
19 kHz (±0.3 kHz)
FM*, MPX Stereo
*ref. ±34 kHz deviation @1 kHz
-18°C to +57°C
selectable: 10, 50, 100 mW (+20 dBm)
50 Ω (typical)
42 x 197 x 177 mm, H x W x D
15V DC, 415 mA, typical
Combination XLR and 6.35 mm (1/4") TRS
|XLR||Non-inverting (pin 2 positive with respect to pin 3)|
|6.35 mm (1/4") TRS||Tip positive with respect to ring|
70.2 kΩ (actual)
switchable: +4 dBu, –10 dBV
|+4 dBu||+29.2 dBu|
|-10 dBV||+12.2 dBu|
|XLR||1=ground, 2=hot, 3=cold|
|6.35 mm (1/4") TRS||Tip=hot, Ring=cold, Sleeve=ground|
Up to 60 V DC
6.35 mm (1/4") TRS
Connected directly to inputs
–3 dB at 30.5 MHz from the center frequency of each band
Adjusts RF sensitivity to provide more RF dynamic range
at 20 dB SINAD
22 dB SINAD (±3 dB)
1kHz @ 1% distortion, peak power, @16Ω
100 mW (per output)
|Low Shelf||Selectable Gain: ±2 dB, ±4 dB, ±6 dB @ 100 Hz|
|Low Mid||Selectable Gain: ±2 dB, ±4 dB, ±6 dB at 160 Hz, 250 Hz, 400 Hz, 500 Hz, 630 Hz Selectable Q: 0.7, 1.4, 2.9, 5.0, 11.5|
|High Mid||Selectable Gain: ±2 dB, ±4 dB, ±6 dB at 1 kHz, 1.6 kHz, 2.5 kHz, 4 kHz, 6.3 kHz Selectable Q: 0.7, 1.4, 2.9, 5.0, 11.5|
|High Shelf||Selectable Gain: ±2 dB, ±4 dB, ±6 dB @ 10 kHz|
Selectable: OFF (0 dB)to -48 dB in 3 dB steps
Selectable: 0 dB to -70 dB
Limits volume adjustment knob. Selected value analogous to volume knob increment.
154 g (Without Battery)
83 x 65 x 22 mm H x W x D
4–6 hours (continuous use) AA batteries
|G6||470 –506 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|G6E||470–506 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|G6J||470–506 MHz||6/10 mW|
|G14||506–542 MHz||10 mW|
|G14J||506–542 MHz||6/10 mW|
|G62||510–530 MHz||10 mW|
|G7||506–542 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|G7E||506–542 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|G7Z||518–542 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|H21||542–578 MHz||10**/50/100 mW|
|K1||596–632 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|K1E||596–632 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|K1J||596–632 MHz||6/10 mW|
|L6||656–692 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|L6E||656–692 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|L6J||656–692 MHz||6/10 mW|
|P7||702–742 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|Q12||748–758 MHz||10/50 mW|
|Q15||750–790 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|R21||794–806 MHz||10/50 mW|
|X7||925–937.5 MHz||10 mW|
|X1||944–952 MHz||10/50/100 mW|
|Omnidirectional Whip Antenna, Yellow Tip (470-542 MHz)||UA700|
|Omnidirectional Whip Antenna, Black Tip (596-692 MHz)||UA720|
|Omnidirectional Whip Antenna, Blue Tip (670-830 MHz)||UA730|
|Omnidirectional Whip Antenna, Red Tip (830-952 MHz)||UA740|
|1/2 Wave Omnidirectional Receiver Antenna for improved wireless signal reception||UA8|
|Antenna extension cables (2)||95B9023|
|Rackmount Bracket, Long||53A8612|
|Short Rack Bar||53A8611|
|Link Bars (Bracket)||53B8443|
|Hardware Kit (Rackmounting Screws)||90AR8100|
|Passive Directional Antenna 470-952 MHz. Includes 10 foot BNC to BNC cable.||PA805SWB|
|PWS Helical Antenna, 480-900 MHz||HA-8089|
|PWS Domed Helical Antenna, 480-900 MHz||HA-8091|
|Helical Antenna, 944-954 MHz||HA-8241|
|Wideband Omnidirectional Antenna (470-1100 MHz)||UA860SWB|
|2 ft. BNC-BNC Coaxial Cable||UA802|
|6 foot (1.8m) BNC to BNC Coaxial Cable for Remote Antenna Mounting for ULX Wireless System||UA806|
|25 ft. BNC-BNC Coaxial Cable||UA825|
|50 ft. BNC-BNC Coaxial Cable||UA850|
|100 ft. BNC-BNC Coaxial Cable||UA8100|
|4-to-1 antenna comber with power distribution to 4 transmitters (better RF performance and eliminates need for external power supply)||PA421B|
|8-to-1 antenna combiner for better RF performance||PA821B|
|Coiled IFB Earphone Cable for Shure Earphones||EAC-IFB|
Approved under the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) provision of FCC Part 15.
Certified by ISED in Canada under RSS-123.
Certified under FCC Part 74.
*Certified under FCC Part 15.
**Certified under FCC Part 15 and Part 74.
Certified by ISED in Canada under RSS-123 and RSS-102.
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.
Hereby, Shure Incorporated declares that the radio equipment is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU. The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address: http://www.shure.com/europe/compliance
Authorized European representative:
Shure Europe GmbH
Headquarters Europe, Middle East & Africa
Department: EMEA Approval
75031 Eppingen, Germany
Phone: +49-7262-92 49 0
Fax: +49-7262-92 49 11 4
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.