Shure Announces SLX-D Portable Digital Wireless Systems

Shure has announced the expansion of its SLX-D Digital Wireless family with the SLX-D Portable Systems, including the new SLXD5 Portable Digital Wireless Receiver and SLXD3 Plug-On Digital Wireless Transmitter

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Shure states the new SLX-D Portables deliver the same scalability, high-performance wireless, digital audio, reliable RF performance, and convenient power management of SLX-D in new, durable form factors designed specifically for film, electronic newsgathering (ENG), broadcast, and video industries.

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Nick Wood, Senior Director, Professional Audio Products at Shure, states, “Since its launch in 2020, SLX-D has received top marks from audio professionals and high-end users for its worry-free wireless and crystal-clear digital audio quality. Wherever their work takes them, our new portable systems guarantee these customers can bring along the dependability of SLX-D. SLX-D Portables provide stress-free audio capture and industry-leading digital wireless at a competitive price that will perform in the toughest locations.” 

Two New, Rugged Form Factors 

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The SLXD5 Portable Digital Wireless Receiver is an SLX-D wireless receiver in a smaller form factor that can be installed on-camera with a cold shoe mount and in an audio bag, enabling full-featured use. With IR Sync, users can easily pair receivers to transmitters for instant single-channel configuration. SLXD5 offers Multi-Mic Mode, which facilitates managing and monitoring multiple sound sources from a single receiver. 

Key features

  • Content Creation, Videos, Interviews
  • WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone
  • Durable, Ergonomic Bodypack Transmitter
  • Includes Plug-On XLR Mic Transmitter
  • 1-Channel Receiver for Camera or Bag Use
  • 118 dB Dynamic Range, 24-Bit Audio
  • Reliable Predictive-Diversity Antennas
  • 44 MHz Bandwidth, 1760 Frequencies
  • Multi-Mic Mode for Complex Setups
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The SLXD3 Plug-On Digital Wireless Transmitter with its XVR input can be used with any XLR source, making it wireless, including dynamic and condenser microphones. The SLXD3 provides phantom power and is ideal for wireless transmission from boom-mounted shotgun mics.

24-bit digital audio

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With SLX-D Portables, users will not be required to change the gain setting on their transmitter, saving time and simplifying the path to clean audio. The portable system uses 24-bit digital audio and >118db dynamic range. 

SLX-D Portables assure worry-free UHF-band RF performance with 32 channels per 44MHz band and 330-feet (100-meter) transmission range, and excellent spectral efficiency.

Fast Setup


With quick, out-of-the-box installation and intuitive setup features, SLX-D Portables enable users to start recording immediately. The SLXD5 Portable Digital Receiver automatically scans for the best frequency and pairs it to the transmitter with IR Sync in seconds.

Both SLXD3 and SLXD5 feature a high-luminosity OLED screen where users can monitor battery life, meter audio and RF quality, as well as frequency tuning. The SLX-D Setup Guide offers easy access to additional education and instructional content from any mobile device. 

Powering Options

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SLX-D Portables are compatible with the full ecosystem of rechargeable Shure accessories, including the SB903 Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) battery and accompanying charging bays. Both SLXD5 and SLXD3 can be powered and charged by USB-C.

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The Shure SBC-DC-903 is a DC battery eliminator kit that provides continuous power to a single SLXD5 Digital Wireless Portable Receiver from DC power sources such as an AC/DC wall outlet adapter or bag-based portable power distribution system. Bare wire leads allow for customizable integration with 12 VDC power.

Pricing and Availability

The SLXD5 Portable Digital Wireless Receivers are available today for $379 USD. They include a WA311 Cold Shoe Adapter, zipper carrying case, 3.5mm-XLR and 3.5mm-3.5mm audio cables, and two AA batteries – the Shure SB903 Li-ion rechargeable batteries, WA301 Water-Resistant Silicone Case.

SLXD3 Plug-on Digital Wireless Transmitters are available today for $349 USD. It includes leather belt clip/protective sleeve and two AA batteries –Shure SB903 Li-ion rechargeable batteries can be purchased separately.

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