Shure QLXD14/85 Digital Wireless Lavalier Microphone System with WL185 Microphone

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The Shure QLXD14/85 rackmount digital wireless lavalier microphone system provides instructors, presenters, and broadcasters with professional-quality audio, reliable RF performance, and secure AES 256-bit encryption. Rugged and easy-to-use, it is ideal for use in TV broadcast or sound-reinforcement applications in medium-sized venues and houses of worship, as well as A/V installations in conference, educational, and corporate facilities.

The QLXD14/85 operates in the UHF band to transmit pristine 24-bit/48 kHz digital audio with clarity, accurate low end, and crisp transient response. It utilizes Digital Predictive Switching Diversity to protect the transmission from interference and deliver solid RF signal stability without audio artifacts. You can run up to 60 mic channels at the same location.

The system comes with a WL185 cardioid lavalier microphone optimized for speech intelligibility. The bodypack transmitter provides up to 9 hours of operation on two AA batteries, with selectable 1/10mW RF power and a transmission range up to 330'.

  • Includes QLXD4 digital wireless receiver, QLXD1 wireless bodypack transmitter, & WL185 lavalier mic
  • Transparent 24-bit digital audio captures every performance detail
  • Over 120dB of dynamic range eliminates transmitter gain adjustment
  • Wide 64 MHz tuning bandwidth (region dependent)
  • Up to 17 compatible systems per 6 MHz TV channel


Wireless Technology Digital UHF
Number of RF Channel Frequencies 2560
Included Transmitters 1 Bodypack
Diversity Antenna Diversity
RF Frequency Bands

H50: 534-598 MHz

G50: 470-534 MHz

V50: 174-216 MHz

X52: 902-928 MHz

RF Bandwidth 64 MHz
Frequency Step Size 25 kHz
Max Operating Range 330' / 100.6 m
Max Transmitters per Band 60
Sample Rate/Resolution 48 kHz / 24-Bit
Latency < 2.9 ms
Dynamic Range 120 dB
Encryption AES 256
Modulation Proprietary
Receiver Type QLXD4
Mounting Options Rackmount (with Included Hardware)
Rackmount Size 1 RU (1/2 Rack)
Antenna 2 1/2 Wave External, Detachable (Rear-Mount)
Number of Audio Channels 1
Audio I/O 1  XLR 3-Pin Male Balanced Output
1  1/4" TRS Female Balanced Output
Gain Range -18 to +42 dB (1 dB Steps)
Pad 30 dB
Audio Output Level XLR Output: +18 dBV (Line Level)
XLR Output: -12 dBV (Mic Level)
1/4" Output: +12 dBV (Instrument Level)
Phantom Power Protection On 1/4", XLR Output
Network I/O 1 RJ45 (10/100 Mb/s)
Network Protocols DHCP, Manual IP
Impedance XLR Output: 100 Ohms (Balanced)
1/4" Output: 100 Ohms (Balanced)
1/4" Output: 50 Ohms (Unbalanced)
Adjacent Channel Isolation >70 dB
Spurious Rejection: >80 dB
Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter
AC/DC Power Adapter 12 VDC at 0.4 A, Center-Positive (Included)
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 150 mA
Display & Indicators 1 Backlit LCD (AF Level, Channel, Group, Menu Navigation, Metering, RF Level, Transmitter Battery Status)
1 LED (Sync)
1 LED (Peak)
Housing Metal
Operating Temperature 0 to 122°F / -18 to 50°C
Dimensions 7.8 x 1.6 x 5.9" / 197 x 41 x 151 mm (without Antennas)
Weight 1.7 lb / 777 g (without Antenna)
Transmitter Type Bodypack QLXD1
RF Output Power 1 / 10 mW
Audio I/O 1  TA4/Mini XLR 4-Pin Male Unbalanced Input (Lockable)
Audio Input Level 8.5 dBV / 7.5 V p-p
Gain Range 0 to 21 dB (3 dB Steps)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sync Method IR
Antenna 1 1/4 Wave
Power Requirements Battery
Battery Type 2 AA (Included)
1 Shure SB900A (Not Included, Replaceable)
Approx. Battery Life 9 Hours (Alkaline)
Display & Indicators 1 Backlit LCD (Channel, Group, RF Output Power)
Housing Aluminum
Dimensions 2.6 x 3.4 x 0.9" / 65 x 86 x 23 mm
Weight 4.9 oz / 138 g (without Batteries)
Microphone Type Lavalier WL185
Sound Field Mono
Capsule Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 50 Hz to 17 kHz
Maximum SPL 130.5 dB SPL
Impedance 1800 Ohms
Sensitivity -45.5 dBV/Pa
Dynamic Range 102.5 dB
Output Connectors 1  TA4/Mini XLR 4-Pin Female Unbalanced (Lockable)
Cable Length 3.94' / 1.2 m
Operating Voltage 1.5 to 10 V