Item: Shure PG24/PG58 Performance Gear Wireless Hand-Held Microphone System
Price: £209 (UK), $299 (US)
Quick Singer Assessment:
The Shure PG24/PG58 is a great entry level wireless microphone system, however some state that the battery life is not quite up to the 8 hours stated by Shure.
At a Glance
The Shure PG24/PG58 Performance Gear Wireless Hand-Held Microphone System is a low cost wireless system from Shure. It uses the same capsule as Shure’s PG58 hand held microphone and combines it with a UHF wireless system with switchable channels. The mic is powered by a 9v battery and the wireless system is designed to deliver a clear vocal signal without compromising sound quality.
The wireless system works on up to 10 selectable frequencies, enabling multiple microphones to be used simultaneously. It has a good operational range (up to around 75m) and background hiss and noise is minimal. The system is simple to set up and has a transmitter lockout function to prevent accidental shutdown or gain adjustment whilst in use.
Some users report that battery life is not quite as good as the eight hours stated by Shure and the unit is not directly rechargeable, so you will need to make sure you always carry spare batteries around with you.
Audio-Savvy Reviewer Says…
Cosidering this is Shure’s entry-level wireless microphone system it does not show any obvious signs of compromising the sound or build quality. The PG58 capsule does a good job of producing good sounding live vocals however, for those wanting better sound quality, Shure also produces versions of the same system based upon their SM58, Beta58 and SM86 microphones (albeit with a higher price tag). If you have been thinking of investing in your first wireless microphone system then the Shure PG24/PG58 Performance Gear Wireless Hand-Held Microphone System is definitely worth checking out. – Chris Kennedy
Manufacturer’s Website: http://www.shure.com
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Chris Kennedy is a songwriter, producer multi-instrumentalist and freelance journalist from the UK. He has performed extensively over Europe and written and produced over a dozen albums. Chris also has a passion for music technology and was the principal product reviewer and tech expert of the original Voice Council magazine.