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NAB 2019: Shure launches TwinPlex subminiature lavalier and headset microphones

Shure has unveiled TwinPlex, its new line of premium subminiature (5mm) omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphones, at the 2019 NAB Show.

TwinPlex is designed to stand up to the toughest conditions, and provide natural audio at both high and low frequencies for theatre, broadcast, film and television, and corporate presentations.

TwinPlex consists of four lavaliers (TL45, TL46, TL47, TL48) and an ultra-light, fully-adjustable headset microphone (TH53) in multiple colours with extensive accessories and options. The dual-diaphragm omnidirectional design is said to yield “extraordinary” off-axis consistency and low self-noise for lifelike vocal clarity and warmth.

To simulate years of intense use, the ultra-thin, TwinPlex cable was flexed, stretched, and pulled to the absolute limit in internal tests. Available in 1.1 mm and 1.6 mm options, the paintable cables are immune to kinks and memory effects, resulting in superior flex performance thanks to a spiral construction with redundant shielding.

“The mics just lay flat, and they lay flat every time and for the whole length of the run,” said theatre sound engineer Zoe Milton. “Whether we were trying to place the mics in a wig, or another discreet part of the costume, there were no kinks. They did exactly what you wanted them to do, which was fantastic.”

“In developing TwinPlex, we gathered valuable input from leading industry professionals at every stage of the process and extensively tested prototypes to ensure we were ready,” stated John Born, senior global product manager at Shure. “This resulted in a comprehensive portfolio of more than 60 versions in a variety of colour, connector, cable, frequency response, and sensitivity to meet the demands of any application when you need amazing sound quality and unprecedented durability.”

Select models of TwinPlex are now available. For more details, please visit Shure at the 2019 NAB Show (Central Hall #C6015) or go to www.shure.com.

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