Shure introduces TwinPlex microphone and new VPH long microphone handle
Shure unveiled TwinPlex™, the Company’s new line of premium subminiature (5 mm) omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphones. Designed to stand up to the toughest conditions, TwinPlex provides natural audio at both high and low frequency when professional vocal performance is a must. The new patent pending capsule technology offers best-in-class sound in an easy-to-conceal package, ideal for quick costume changes or discreetly placed under wardrobe with no impact on sound quality. Developed with input from leading audio professionals, TwinPlex supports the diverse needs of theater, broadcast, film and television, and corporate presentations to produce high-quality audio production with superior dependability.
TwinPlex consists of four lavaliers (TL45, TL46, TL47, TL48) and an ultra-light, fully-adjustable headset microphone (TH53) in multiple colors with extensive accessories and options. The unique dual-diaphragm omnidirectional design yields extraordinary off-axis consistency and industry-leading low self-noise creating lifelike vocal clarity and warmth.
“We’ve put these mics on a number of different people, and they simply sound outstanding. The noise floor is really low, and there’s an appreciated lack of handling noise—clothing noise from the cable is actually nonexistent,” commented Peter Schneider, owner at Gotham Sound.
To simulate years of intense use, the ultra-thin, TwinPlex cable was flexed, stretched, and pulled to the absolute limit in internal tests. Available in 1.1 mm and 1.6 mm options, the paintable cables are immune to kinks and memory effects, resulting in never-before-seen flex performance due to an innovative spiral construction with redundant shielding.
Ideal for unpredictable, high-stakes environments like theater or reality TV, TwinPlex was pushed to the boundary during development and field testing to ensure flawless audio regardless of the condition it encounters. The superhydrophobic coating and interchangeable sweat-resistant frequency caps keep perspiration and moisture from upstaging the audio, while the medical-grade cable technology flexes to fit the costume design and demanding schedules that often come with associated uses.
Shure has also launched VPH, an innovative, long microphone handle engineered for on-camera interviews and live reporting. The VPH features a Shure RPW interchangeable cartridge interface and convenient XLR connectivity to broadcast mixers and recorders.
On-camera reporting can change drastically from situation to situation. With VPH, reporters can choose from a wide variety of high-quality, interchangeable Shure wireless capsules that provide opportunity to maximize sound based on situational needs. Choose from different polar patterns, including cardioid, supercardioid, hypercardioid, and omnidirectional with PG58, SM58®, SM86, SM87A, Beta® 58A, Beta 87A, Beta 87C, VP68, KSM8, and KSM9 cartridge options. External phantom power is required to power the VPH.
With a handle long enough to accommodate network broadcast flags, VPH gives reporters plenty of reach to capture each and every quote. VPH is ideal for sideline and locker room use, when getting the mic to the player or coach is essential. It’s also designed for news reporters in the field, at breaking news events, or on the red carpet at awards shows.