General Description

The Shure TwinPlex™ omnidirectional headset offers exceptional sound quality and the lightest, most comfortable fit for a variety of applications. The TwinPlex dual-diaphragm technology yields extraordinary, off-axis response, and low self-noise while delivering life-like, exceptional clarity and robust low frequency response, free of digital interference. The cable itself is ultra quiet and has been tested to be the longest-lasting, most dependable cable in its class. The innovative clutch system quickly allows adjustment of length and pitch of the boom arm for optimal placement and a stable fit while the ultralight frame virtually is weightless for extended comfort and wear.

The TwinPlex series features the most extensive accessories and connector options to date. TwinPlex not only meets premium market-leading expectations, they exceed them.

Features

  • Exceptional sound quality from the all new TwinPlex dual-diaphragm element
    • Robust low frequency response with flat top end
    • Best in class specifications and dynamic range
  • Durability beyond the competition
    • Exclusive, double helix cable technology with redundant grounding
    • Nano-coated, interchangeable frequency caps for reduced sweat out and moisture resistance
  • Ultra lightweight, fully adjustable headset frame
    • Quickly adjust length and pitch of the boom arm without bending
    • Easily switch between left or right positioning
    • Comfort earhook sleeves allow for extended wear
    • Headset frame can adjust down to the smallest child's head
  • High RF immunity for use with today's digital wireless systems
  • Paintable cables allow for discreet placement in professional theater applications
  • Interchangeable frequency response caps offer adjustable flat or presence responses
  • Available in a variety of color and connector offerings

Model Variations Key

Note: Not all model variations are available. Refer to www.shure.com/twinplex for the most up to date offerings.

Care and Maintenance

The TwinPlex lavalier dual-diaphragm has a nanocoating which rejects the build-up of grit from sweat and water. It is designed to withstand being blown out with a can of air for quick clean-up.

Adjusting the Headband and Microphone

➀ Adjust headband width
➁ Adjust the earhooks and boom angle
➂ Unscrew the clutch to adjust boom height and length
➃ Bend boom arm into place. Adjust position
➄ Select flat or presence cap

Reversing the Boom

The microphone boom can be positioned on the left or right side of the head.

  1. Unscrew the clutch to loosen the boom arm.
  2. Push down and snap out the boom arm.
  3. Snap into the other side and tighten in place.

Attaching the Windscreen

Using the Collar Clip

Accessories

Replacement Parts

Description Black Tan Cocoa
1 Foam Windscreen RPM40WS/B RPM40WS/T RPM40WS/C
2 Frequency Caps, Flat Response RPM40FC/B RPM40FC/T RPM40FC/C
Frequency Caps, Presence Response RPM40FC/B RPM40FC/T RPM40FC/C
3 Microphone Boom Arm and Cable Assembly, Lemo Connector RPM53B/O-LEMO RPM53T/O-LEMO RPM53C/O-LEMO
Microphone Boom Arm and Cable Assembly, MTQG Connector RPM53B/O-MTQG RPM53T/O-MTQG RPM53C/O-MTQG
Microphone Boom Arm and Cable Assembly, No Connector RPM53B/O-NC RPM53T/O-NC RPM53C/O-NC
Microphone Boom Arm and Cable Assembly, MicroDot Connector RPM53B/O-MDOT RPM53T/O-MDOT RPM53C/O-MDOT
4 Cable Flex RPM53B-CF RPM53T-CF RPM53C-CF
5 Cable Headset Clip RPM53B-CC RPM53T-CC RPM53C-CC
6 Headset Frame RPM53B-HF RPM53T-HF RPM53C-HF
7 Collar Clip RPM40STC/B (Black), RPM40STC/W (White) RPM40STC/T RPM40STC/C
8 Connector WA430 (MTQG), WA416 (LEMO)
9 Threaded TA4F/MTQG Collar WA445
10 XLR Preamplifier RPM400TQG (TA4F to XLR), RPM400LEMO (LEMO to XLR)
11 Clear Earhook Sleeve RPM50ES
Storage Case RPM50CASE

Threaded Mount Instructions

Wiring and Termination

Typical Wiring Table

Series Cable Construction Electrical Design Polarity Replacement Connector For Use With Wiring Line Art (From Solder Side)
TH53-MTQG 1.6mm cable with 2 conductors, 2 shield wires and shield 3-Wire (Source Follower) Positive with respect to ground WA430 All Shure TA4F Bodypacks

Red wire: Bias(2)

Blue wire: Audio(3)

Shield wire: Ground(1)

Shield: Ground (Shell)

TH53-LEMO 1.6mm cable with 2 conductors, 2 shield wires and shield 2-Wire (Common Source) Negative with respect to ground WA416 Shure Lemo bodypacks (ADX1-Lemo, Shure UR1M-Lemo, ULXD1-Lemo), Sennheiser SK5212, Lectrosonics SSM, and others

Red wire: Audio/Bias(3)

Blue wire: Not connected

Shield wire: Ground(1)

TH53-NC 1.6mm cable with 2 conductors, 2 shield wires and shield 2-Wire (Common Source) Negative with respect to ground LEMO: WA416, Shure TQG/TA4F: WA430, Lectrosonics TA5F: WA435 Termination Dependent

Red wire: Audio/Bias

Blue wire: Not connected

Shield wire: Ground

Shield: Ground (Shell)

Converting LEMO to TA4F

Series Cable Construction Electrical Design Polarity Replacement Connector For Use With Wiring Line Art (From Solder Side)
TH53-LEMO 1.6mm cable with 2 conductors, 2 shield wires and shield 2-Wire (Common Source) Negative with respect to ground Shure TQG/TA4F: WA430 Termination Dependent

Shield wire: Ground(1)

Red wire: Audio/Bias(3)

Blue wire: Not connected

8.25kΩ Resistor between pin 2 and 3

Shield: Ground(Shell)

TA5F Wiring for Lectrosonics Bodypacks (Servo Biased Wiring)

Series Cable Construction Electrical Design Polarity Replacement Connector For Use With Wiring Line Art (From Solder Side)
TH53-MTQG 1.6mm cable with 2 conductors, 2 shield wires and shield 3-Wire (Source Follower) Positive with respect to ground WA435 Lectrosonics TA5F bodypacks

Red wire: Bias(3)

Blue wire: Audio(5)

Shield wire: Ground(1)

Shield: Ground(Shell)

Jumper between 2 and 4

TH53-LEMO, TH53-NC 1.6mm cable with 2 conductors, 2 shield wires and shield 2-Wire (Common Source) Negative with respect to ground WA435 Lectrosonics TA5F bodypacks

Red wire: Audio/Bias(3)

Blue wire: Not connected

Shield wire: Ground(1)

Shield: Ground(Shell)

Jumper between 2 and 4

MTQG Connector Assembly

Exploded View

Note: Make sure to solder the shield to ground collar.

Assembled View

Specifications

All specification values are based on using a typical bodypack with 5 V bias input or the RPM400MTQG preamplifier. When using the RPM400LEMO amplifier, refer to the RPM400LEMO specifications. [1]

Microphone Capsule

Dual-Diaphragm, Prepolarized Condenser

Polar Pattern

Omnidirectional

Frequency Response

20 Hz to 20 kHz

Sensitivity

-45.0 dBV(5.62 mV)at 1 kHz [2]

Self-Noise, A-Weighted, Equivalent Acoustical

24.5 dB SPL-A

Signal-To-Noise Ratio [3]

69.5 dB

Output Clipping Level

3.0 dBV,1 kHz at 1% THD, typical

Maximum SPL [4]

142.0 dB SPL,1 kHz at 1% THD, typical

Dynamic Range

117.5 dB typical

Microphone Current Draw

120 to 240 µA, typical

Bias Voltage

Recommended Operating Voltage

5 V DC

Housing

Molded ABS

Polarity

MTQG Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 3 with respect to pin 1
LEMO, NC, MDOT Positive pressure on diaphragm produces negative voltage on pin 3 with respect to pin 1.

Cable Diameter

1.6 mm

Cable Length

MTQG, LEMO, MDOT 66 in. (1.67 m)
NC 96 in. (2.43 m)

Net Weight

Boom arm with cable 12.0 g(0.42 oz.)
Headset frame 6.0 g(0.21 oz.)

[1]All specifications measured with a 48 Vdc phantom power supply. The microphone operates at lower voltages, but with slightly decreased headroom and sensitivity.

[2]1 Pa=94 dB SPL

[3]S/N ratio is the difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted

[4]THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal level is equivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL

Dimensions

A B C D E
Cable Length Cable Diameter Microphone Length Microphone Diameter Boom Length
TH53-MTQG, TH53-MDOT, TH53-LEMO 66 in. (1.67M) 1.6MM 19MM 5.6MM 13.6CM
TH53-NC 96 in. (2.43M) 1.6MM 19MM 5.6MM 13.6CM

Frequency Response

Certifications

This product meets the Essential Requirements of all relevant European directives and is eligible for CE marking.

The CE Declaration of Conformity can be obtained from: www.shure.com/europe/compliance

Authorized European representative:

Shure Europe GmbH

Headquarters Europe, Middle East & Africa

Department: EMEA Approval

Jakob-Dieffenbacher-Str. 12

75031 Eppingen, Germany

Phone: +49-7262-92 49 0

Fax: +49-7262-92 49 11 4

Email: info@shure.de