Shure targets filmmakers with new SLX-D wireless family
March 1, 2024

Shure targets filmmakers with new SLX-D wireless family

CHICAGO — Shure ( has expanded its SLX-D digital wireless family with the introduction of SLX-D portable systems, including the SLXD5 portable digital wireless receiver and SLXD3 plug-on digital wireless transmitter. SLX-D portables are scalable and deliver high-quality digital audio, along with reliable RF performance and convenient power management in durable form factors that are designed specifically for filmmaking applications

The SLXD5 ($379) is a wireless receiver in a flexible, miniaturized form factor, and can be installed on-camera through the provided cold shoe mount, as well as in an audio bag, enabling full-featured use in any location. With IR Sync, users can easily pair receivers to transmitters for instant single-channel configuration. SLXD5 offers multi-mic mode, which facilitates management and monitoring of multiple sound sources from a single receiver.
The SLXD3 ($349) transforms any XLR source into a wireless one, including dynamic and condenser microphones. The SLXD3 provides phantom power and is well suited for wireless transmission from boom-mounted shotgun mics. Paired with the SM63L or SM58, the SLXD3 can also act as an interview microphone. 

With SLX-D portables, users are not required to change the gain setting on their transmitter, saving time and simplifying the path to clear audio. The portable systems achieve this with 24-bit digital audio and >118dB dynamic range. While production conditions can be unpredictable, SLX-D portables provide assurance with worry-free UHF-band RF performance — 32 channels per 44MHz band and 330-feet transmission range. Setup is quick and easy, allowing users to start recording immediately. The SLXD5 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.