As far as wireless systems go, it is no secret that Shure is the company that crafted some of the best guitar wireless systems on today’s market. It is also no secret that these devices cost a pretty penny, going up to $500 without any difficulties.
And if you happen to be in pursuit of the manufacturer’s signature quality at a bit more of an affordable price tag, allow us to kindly draw your attention to the PGXD14 model. We took this fella out for a little spin, you can find our conclusions in the full review below.
Alright, so we’re looking at a digital wireless system, which is the highest-level device of the entire niche, guaranteeing the strongest signal, best audio quality and highest clarity.
The gizmo utilizes a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz and an operating range of up to 200 feet (60 m). The receiver offers 10 hours of continuous use through a set of two standard AA batteries, which are not included in the price tag. The mix does, however, include a 1/4-inch cable. Speaking of which, the device works with any instrument that can be connected through one such cable, whether it’s a guitar, bass, keyboards, or something completely different.
Finally, a lockable interface has been thrown into the mix to prevent accidental setting changes. Also included in the mix is a carrying case and a user guide.
The controls are pretty standard and highly effective. The frequency is selected automatically, while the channel number can be adjusted manually through the transmitter. On the receiver, the user is offered with a recessed dial with 26 dB of adjustable gain, along with classic power, mute, and battery status LEDs on the belt clip. Each of the controls is easily reachable and adjustable, which is one of the crucial features of these devices.
Great stuff! The signal is strong, reliable and capable of operating even when facing various obstacles in the path of your signal. It’s everything you would expect from Shure, but with a slightly lower range of 200 feet, which is still more than enough for the majority of users.
The pack is heavy duty and completely roadworthy, while the sound quality is superior to cabled devices thanks to the compender-free approach the manufacturer opted for. This secures zero compression and a sound that’s significantly more organic than a sound of a cabled guitar.
Additionally, the gain control on the receiver grants the user partial control over the signal, specifically the ability to reduce unwanted feedback or increase volume.
As far as downers go, battery is not included and the included cable is only long enough to be used with guitars and basses. So if you want to hook this one up with a violin for example, plan to spend around $40 more for a nice cable.
Overall, this is not a bad deal at all! There is not a single notable flaw on this device, and the price is pretty much the lowest we can thing of when high-end systems like this go. Good stuff, highly recommended!