• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass  

  • Write a Review
SKU 
#H68484000000000
Top Rated
Overview
  • Rugged, compact bodypack with belt clip and instrument cable
  • 20Hz – 20kHz frequency range captures every nuance of your tone
  • Power, mute, and battery status LED
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $536.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $107.00
  • Your Price:
    $42900

In Stock & Ready To Ship

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
+ Add to Wish List
See All Shure Instrument Wireless Systems
Shure

Gives you quality audio and freedom to take play your guitar and bass all over the stage.

The PGXD14 Wireless Guitar System for guitar or bass features a PGXD4 wireless receiver, PGXD1 bodypack transmitter, and a WA302 instrument cable. Combined, they add the clarity of 24-bit digital audio to the legacy of trusted Shure microphone options for wireless performances.

The rugged PGXD1 bodypack transmitter easily clips onto a belt or guitar strap, and provides you with a 20Hz - 20kHz frequency range, up to 10 hours of continuous use on 2 standard AA batteries (not included), and 200' of wireless freedom.

The PCDX4 receiver offers 24-bit/48kHz accurate sound, auto frequency selection, and greater reliability thanks to its true digital diversity.

The WA302 instrument cable plugs into guitar, bass, or any other 1/4" line-level instrument output.

Features PGXD1 transmitter with WA302 Instrument Cable
  • Rugged, compact bodypack with belt clip and instrument cable
  • 20Hz – 20kHz frequency range captures every nuance of your tone
  • Power, mute, and battery status LED
  • Up to 10 hours of continuous use from 2 AA batteries
  • 200' (60m) operating range
  • 26dB of continuously adjustable gain to match variable input levels
PGXD4 Wireless Receiver
  • 24-bit / 48kHz digital technology for incredibly accurate sound
  • Automatic frequency selection locates a clear channel instantly
  • One-touch sync automatically syncs the transmitter and receiver
  • True digital diversity delivers rock-solid wireless signal reliability
  • Up to 5 systems can be used at once
  • 1⁄4" and XLR audio outputs

Give yourself more room to roam for less. Order today!

 

PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass Specifications:

  • PGXD1 transmitter with WA302 Instrument Cable
  • Audio input level: +10 dBV maximum, at minimum gain setting -16 dBV maximum, at maximum gain
  • Gain adjustment range: 26dB
  • Input impedance: 1MΩ
  • RF Output Level: 10 mW maximum (dependent on applicable country regulations)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 108mm x 64mm x 19mm (4.25" x 2.50" x 0.75")
  • Weight: 128g (4.5oz.) without batteries
  • Housing: Molded polycarbonate case
  • Power requirements:
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
  • PGXD4 receiver
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 40mm x 181mm x 104mm (1.6" x 7.125" x 4.1")
  • Weight: 289g (10.2oz.)
  • Housing: ABS
  • Audio Output Level (ref. ±38kHz deviation, 1kHz tone): XLR connector (into 3000Ω load): -2.5dBV 1/4" connector (into 10000Ω load): +10 dBV
  • Impedance:
  • XLR: 50Ω
  • 1/4": 50Ω
  • Sensitivity: -102 dBm @ 10-5 BER
  • Image rejection: > 70dB, typical
  • XLR output:
  • Impedance balanced Pin 1: Ground (cable shield)
  • Pin 2: Audio
  • Pin 3: No Audio
  • Audio LED:
  • Red: 2dB below clip
  • Amber: 12dB below clip
  • Green: 50dB below clip
  • Power Requirements: 12-18 Vdc at 150 mA, supplied by external power supply
  • Pin Assignments: XLR: 1 = ground, 2 = hot, 3 = cold 6.35mm (1/4") TRS: Tip = audio, Ring = no audio, Sleeve = ground
Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
ShurePGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Compact (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Home studio (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent for Bass

    I shopped hard for a wireless that would reproduce bass notes at high quality. This was the only wireless I found that intentionally mentioned "bass," so I gave it a...Read complete review

    I shopped hard for a wireless that would reproduce bass notes at high quality. This was the only wireless I found that intentionally mentioned "bass," so I gave it a try. I think it's important to note I use three very different bass buitars at each show: a modest quality 4 string with standard pickups, a higher performance 4 string w/active pickups, and a 5-string with extremely high output active pickups..three VERY different output levels. I had to dial the gain back, as instructed...and it sounded incredible. Better than a guitar cable. No scratching, noises, static...exceptionally clear. I was really impressed...and normally, I'm a real pain in the *** about performance.
    I only tried it up to 150 feet, and it worked flawlessly.
    I didn't check the durability box only because I have just begun using it.

    PAY ATTENTION TO THE CHANNEL / SYNC INSTRUCTIONS.
    It's easy, but at every venue, you should first let the unit scan for the best channel, then do a sync. It will sound great.

    *SPECIAL NOTE-If you have very high output pickups, and like to overdrive a preamp, beware that you might lose that effect somewhat. The high output pickups simply overdrive the transmitter instead...not a pleasant sound. As a bass player, my solution was simple, and resulted in some surprising advantages. First, I dialed back the reception on the transmitter all the way. Then, I hooked up my Sans Amp between the receiver and the amp input. By dialing back the receiver, and using my Sans Amp box, all three bass signals came to the amp input about the same level, a lucky accidental plus. Now, when I change basses, I dont have to re-set my amp inputs.

    IN THE END- This was a fantastic find. It works incredibly well...no dropouts, squeeks, squawks, or static... Utterly quiet.
    My guitar player is now buying one next week.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Buyer beware

    I don't know anything about this equipment. It was given to my grandson as a gift. My problem was with the false advertising discount which when it came down to paying for the...Read complete review

    I don't know anything about this equipment. It was given to my grandson as a gift. My problem was with the false advertising discount which when it came down to paying for the purchase, I was told I did not qualify for. Don't beleive what you read!

    Reviewed by 10 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent for Bass

    By Tom

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Not Rackable

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass:

    I shopped hard for a wireless that would reproduce bass notes at high quality. This was the only wireless I found that intentionally mentioned "bass," so I gave it a try. I think it's important to note I use three very different bass buitars at each show: a modest quality 4 string with standard pickups, a higher performance 4 string w/active pickups, and a 5-string with extremely high output active pickups..three VERY different output levels. I had to dial the gain back, as instructed...and it sounded incredible. Better than a guitar cable. No scratching, noises, static...exceptionally clear. I was really impressed...and normally, I'm a real pain in the *** about performance.
    I only tried it up to 150 feet, and it worked flawlessly.
    I didn't check the durability box only because I have just begun using it.

    PAY ATTENTION TO THE CHANNEL / SYNC INSTRUCTIONS.
    It's easy, but at every venue, you should first let the unit scan for the best channel, then do a sync. It will sound great.

    *SPECIAL NOTE-If you have very high output pickups, and like to overdrive a preamp, beware that you might lose that effect somewhat. The high output pickups simply overdrive the transmitter instead...not a pleasant sound. As a bass player, my solution was simple, and resulted in some surprising advantages. First, I dialed back the reception on the transmitter all the way. Then, I hooked up my Sans Amp between the receiver and the amp input. By dialing back the receiver, and using my Sans Amp box, all three bass signals came to the amp input about the same level, a lucky accidental plus. Now, when I change basses, I dont have to re-set my amp inputs.

    IN THE END- This was a fantastic find. It works incredibly well...no dropouts, squeeks, squawks, or static... Utterly quiet.
    My guitar player is now buying one next week.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Freedom to Move!

    By teleskier

    from Poconos PA

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • No Loss Of Low End

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass:

      I have been using the PGXD14 Digital wireless for 1 month now. The first time using it I didn't tell anyone in the band that I had hooked it up. Nobody noticed any degradation in sound, and imagine the surprised looks from bandmates when I started walking around the stage without wires... Pretty cool.. I haven't had any hiccups yet with the system.
      Batteries have lasted for two 4 hour jobs before having to be replaced. I do shut it off in between sets (we usually do 3 sets). It is nice to have the freedom to walk around, whether it's in the studio or onstage, without be encumbered by wires. I do find myself occasionally trying to kick the wires, that are no longer there, out of the way...
      I use an Ibenez 5 string bass and haven't noticed any loss of signal, even with the open B string...
      If this one broke I would have to go get another at this point.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Is it Cables or is it Wireless?

      By Rooster Brown

      from Arlington, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Liteweight Construction

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances
      • Practice

      Comments about Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass:

      I've always relied on a cable to connect my guitar to my effects/amplifier. It's a bit annoying, like the old telephones with cables to the handset. You're movement is restricted, always having to watch for cable snags that can damage guitar/effects/amplifier.
      I tried the Shure PGXD14 unit at home first, expecting to hear the difference in my sound and was pleasantly surprised to find -- I couldn't hear a difference. The sound was clean, with negligible background noise.
      At first, I would hear occasional signal drops, maybe once every 15 to 30 minutes. Then, checking the user guide, I found that the PGXD14 would scan available channels and pick the best one to use. After I used the "channel" button to pick the best channel -- I've had no drop outs at all! Once the unit picked a clear channel, I've been using the same channel (at home). One should use the channel scan for every new venue. There are only two buttons on the main unit: channel & sync. I was hoping for a few more bells & whistles -- but, after using this system, I find that Shure put their focus on easy use and getting the guitar signal out, without affecting the sound. I do recommend reading through the user guide, it just takes a few minutes and it can save you the trouble of signal drops, by using the Shure channel scan to pick a clear channel.
      Clear sound, no drop out -- essentially, no difference from using a cable. A+++
      I even use it a home when I practice. Sounds crazy, but having the freedom to move around, without concern for the guitar cable is addictive.
      About my comment about "liteweight construction", it would have been nice for Shure to make the transmitter out of metal or something more durable than plastic -- but the construction of this unit is no different than most. I really don't anticipate any problems due to the materials used to house the product.
      I highly recommend the Shure PGDX14 Digital wireless instrument system for stage or home use.
      -- Rooster, Jazz/Fusion Guitarist

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Go Wireless

      By chuck

      from Fayetteville, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Digital
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass:

      Before I decided on this unit I had a lot of advice from a player/writer who had used Shure wireless products in the past. He strongly suggested I go digital. I took his advice and I'm glad I did. I've been using this unit for about two months now and I must say that I'm very impressed with the quality of sound I'm getting. Some of my band members have noticed the difference in my guitar's clarity. The setup was easy and I had it working in no time at all. Battery life is good and everything works great. If you are thinking about going wireless, think hard about making sure it's digital; definitely makes a difference in sound quality.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Buyer beware

      By Chris

      from Philadelphia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Customer service

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass:

          I don't know anything about this equipment. It was given to my grandson as a gift. My problem was with the false advertising discount which when it came down to paying for the purchase, I was told I did not qualify for. Don't beleive what you read!

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good system - better than my old one

          By 45year-pro

          from NE Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass:

            The technology of these things has definitely come a long way. I've had mine now for about three months, and have gone through about 20 alkaline batteries in the transmitter, so I consider it to be tested. And, the battery life is good. I can go two full nights on one set of batteries. Just make sure you put the transmitter on standby or turn it off when on breaks. I play bass through it, and the sound is crystal clear. As another poster mentioned, just make sure you have the gain set right. When you do, the sound beats any cord. I've played a couple huge outdoor stages with it, and had no signal problems, even when hooked to my belt and covered by a shirt tail. The range far exceeds anywhere I went. It was clean and solid all the way. It is made of plastic, but it seems to be holding up well. You won't go wrong with this one.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome piece of gear!

            By Farrakon

            from Puerto Rico

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Best Body Pack Clip
            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Body Pack
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass:

            I love this thing. At first I didnt care at all for a wireless system because it is indeed expensive but I was peer pressured into buying one since everyone in my band is using one. After 2 months researching I decided that for a low price range the best were the digital devices which are the SHURE and the line 6... After reading and listening to demos the line 6 striked me as something that WILL fail AND SOON. The most important thing to me is the body pack. So I went on buying the PGXD14...

            Got it, did the setup and BAM! No more cables! Clear sound, simply perfect. No dropouts, high quality signal and I cannot perceive any latency at all being it a digital unit. Now I hate using cables and always prefer to set up the wireless.

            The case it comes with is awesome! It comes with energizer batteries!!! Thats awesome! But now im using lithium batteries... looks like they are gonna last a looong time.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good for bass

            By 45year-pro

            from NE Texas

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Battery life
            • Clear Sound
            • Decent carry case
            • Lightweight
            • Price

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass:

              I've had this one now for a couple of months, and no complaints yet. I decided to go back to using a wireless after a long hiatus without one. The early wireless rigs left a lot to be desired. The sound on this one is great, and beats a cord. No distortion, and full flat response. Just make sure you set the gain properly. I occasionaly play some big stages, and not being tethered to a cord is great. I'm contemplating trying it out on my stage synthesizer also. It is all made of plastic, but it doesn't appear to be that weak.

              Comment on this review

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Must Buy

              By Steve the Axman

              from Chicago

              Comments about Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass:

              This is a great buy! No degradation in tone quality at all. I have a friend who works for Shure and this is the unit he recommended. I was getting ready to buy a more expensive Shure unit and this saves me. Some might complain that the receiver and transmitter have plastic shells but I take good care of my equipment and gig twice a month. I expect to be very happy with this unit for some time.

              Comment on this review

              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for Bass!

              By BassBro

              from Northern Indiana

              Comments about Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass:

              When shopping for wireless being a bass player i was very worried about getting more tradition UHF of VHF systems as I've read plenty of reviews saying that they lose a lot of tone quality. So going digital was a step i felt was necessary.

              I couldnt be happier with this system, works flawlessly, no difference at all between this and a monster instrument cable. The receiver feels like a brick, very well built and sturdy, and the transmitter feels sturdy as well. Glad i picked this from the other digital systems.

              Comment on this review

              Displaying reviews 1-10

              Back to top

              You are changing the Ship-To country.

              Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.