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Shure BLX14R/MX53 Wireless Headset Microphone System


The Shure BLX14R/B98 is a single channel wireless instrument system for brass or percussion instruments. The BLX14R/B98 includes the all-metal rack mountable BLX4R receiver, BLX1 body pack transmitter, and WB98H/C clip-on cardioid condenser instrument microphone.
List Price: $686.00
Sale Price: $549.00

Shure has just announced an unprecedented new trade-in rebate program due to the recent FCC auction of the 600MHz frequency band.

Now until October 31st, 2018, when you buy a new Shure BLX wireless microphone system, you can send Shure your old wireless system that operates in the sold frequencies between 614MHz - 698MHz, and they will send you a $50 rebate by check. ALL of the old Electro-Voice RE-2 wireless systems, among others from Shure, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, and AKG are within the sold frequencies. This makes the BLX1288/PP31 system an INCREDIBLE value.

This is a 1 for 1 trade-in program. To qualify for the rebate, for every "channel" or complete BLX system (1 receiver and 1 microphone) you purchase, you must have a complete system in the 614-698MHz frequency range to trade in. You can trade in as many systems as you have as long as it's 1 for 1.

Once you have purchased your new BLX systems, go to and complete the rebate process by filling out the required information. You will need a copy of your original ProAudioSuperstore invoice showing the purchase of the new BLX system(s) within the required timeframe. You can read the full rebate terms and conditions here -

Professional Receiver

Photo of the front side of the included BLX4R receiver.

For an "entry level" system, the BLX14R/B98 sure gives you more bang for your buck than any other system in this price range. The BLX4R receiver has a high-res LCD display that gives you tons of useful information like RF signal strength, audio signal strength, frequency group and channel, and TV station channel in use. The receiver also has a battery indication light to let you know your battery is about to die. If the light is green, you've got plenty of juice. If it turns red, it's time to replace the battery.

With a single push of a button, the BLX14R/B98's receiver will scan all available frequencies and set itself to the clearest one. No more guess work required. Once the receiver has been set, turn on the microphone and set it to the same group and channel. Done.

The BLX4R receiver comes with rack-mount ears and removable rear antennas. Not only that, it can be used with Shure's SWB844 antenna distribution system when you're using 3 or 4 systems at a simultaneously. If you're only using one system, but still want to mount it in an equipment rack, the BLX14R/B98 also includes front mounting antenna hardware so you can get the antennas out of the back of the rack.

Rugged Bodypack Transmitter

Photo of the Shure BLX14R/B98's included BLX1 bodypack transmitter.

The Shure BLX14R/B98's included BLX1 bodypack transmitter is perfect for instrument use. It's lightweight and slim design is great for just putting in your back pocket or attaching to your belt or pants. It uses 2 x AA batteries that get up to a whopping 14 hours of battery life when using alkaline batteries. A simple toggle switch on the top of the transmitter turns it on and off. Open the battery compartment and set the transmitter to the same group and channel as the receiver and you're ready to rock!

The Shure BLX14R/B98 Wireless Instrument System Includes:

(1) BLX4R 1/2 Rack, Single Channel Wireless Receiver
(1) Single and Dual Rack Mount Kit
(1) BLX1 Bodypack Transmitter
(2) 1/4 Wave Antennas
(1) WB98H/C Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone
(1) Zippered Transmitter Accessory Bag
(1) PS23US Power Supply
(2) AA Batteries