Shure Unveils UniPlex, New Subminiature Cardioid Lavalier Microphone

Shure’s new UniPlex lavalier microphone will set the standard for high-quality, isolated audio capture of speech in a compact footprint.

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Niles, Ill.-based Shure introduced UniPlex, its new 5mm subminiature cardioid lavalier microphone engineered for speaking applications where rejection of stage noise, an audience, or close-proximity presenters is essential to conveying the message. Offered in four colors and three connector types, UniPlex joins the line of subminiature lapels and headsets from Shure, including the omnidirectional TwinPlex and DuraPlex product portfolios, while providing a unique, directional polar pattern.

UniPlex’s UL4 unidirectional lavalier microphone delivers clear, isolated audio capture, minimizing feedback with its custom-tuned cardioid element, says Shure. Thus, it is suitable for corporate presentations and guest speakers in conference rooms, lecture halls, theaters and arenas.

Previously, visually intrusive cardioid lavaliers were necessary to provide the gain-before-feedback and sound quality required in professional speaking and presentation situations. UniPlex provides the performance of larger lapel microphones in a significantly smaller design. According to the company, it also simultaneously outperforms the audio quality of similarly sized, subminiature lavaliers. This makes UniPlex a great solution for speaking applications where sound-quality-for-size cannot be sacrificed, even in the noisiest environments.

Meeting the Need for High-Quality Audio in Restrained Environments

“We knew that the market needed a strong lavalier option that prioritized high-stakes speaking environments with a directional pattern, in a much smaller, cleaner form factor,” says John Born, associate director, microphones, global product management, at Shure. “UniPlex builds on the portfolio by featuring the same Plex technology cable for enhanced durability; yet it focuses on creating clear, isolated sound, ideal for speakers, presenters, and educators alike. We’re excited to introduce UniPlex to our growing suite of exceptional lavaliers and headsets.”

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UniPlex’s 1.6mm Shure Plex Cable technology ensures long-lasting durability and comfort for the wearer. At the same time it makes it easy for crews and engineers to apply the mics effectively and efficiently. The cable is immune to kinks and memory effects, resulting in enhanced performance thanks to innovative spiral construction with redundant shielding. The cable is also a fully paintable, versatile solution suitable for any speaker or wardrobe.

Given the importance of high-quality audio at livestreamed and hybrid events, Shure developed the Plex lavalier lines, including UniPlex, in conjunction with wireless solutions like Axient Digital, ULX-D, QLX-D, and SLX-D. These solutions thus enable top audio professionals to execute events and performances in complex setups and constrained spectrum situations.

Joining Shure’s celebrated subminiature lavalier offerings, UniPlex is available in black, cocoa, tan and white. It comes complete with the accessories needed for seamless usability. These include a carrying case, snap-fit windscreen, and single tie clip. UniPlex is offered in three connector types—TA4F, LEMO and XLR.

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