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      Shure Beta 98A/C Instrument Mic (109271296)
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A miniature mic with a SPL capability suitable for drums and horns.

The Shure Beta 98A/C is a compact, high-output, condenser microphone for professional sound reinforcement and studio recording. An extremely uniform cardioid polar pattern provides excellent gain before feedback and off-axis rejection of unwanted noise. Its high sound pressure level (SPL) capability makes it useful for a variety of acoustic or amplified instruments including drums, piano, reed, wind, and strings. This microphone requires phantom power and performs best with a 48 VDC supply. Comes with an external in-line preamplifier, RK282 shock-mount swivel adapter, 7.6 m (25 ft.) light-weight cable, snap-fit windscreen, and zippered pouch.

Shure Beta 98A/C Instrument Mic Features:

  • Premier live performance microphone with Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability
    Uniform cardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback Superior rejection of off-axis sound
    Tailored frequency response specifically shaped for drums, percussion, reeds, and horns
    Wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
    Compact design reduces stage clutter
    Enamel-coated metal construction and stainless steel inner grille resist wear and abuse
    Includes external in-line preamplifier, RK282 shock-mount swivel adapter, 7.6 m (25 ft.) light-weight cable, snap-fit windscreen, and zipper pouch


Shure Beta 98A/C Instrument Mic Specifications:

  • Type: Electret Condenser
    Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Output Impedance: 179 Ohms
    Sensitivity (at 1 kHz, open circuit voltage): –48.0 dBV/Pa (4.0 mV)
    Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD): 1000 Ohm load: 144 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz): 64 dB (S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted)
    Dynamic Range (at 1 kHz): 1000 Ohm load: 114 dB
    Common Mode Rejection (20 Hz to 20 kHz): > 50 dB
    Clipping Level (1 kHz at 0.25% THD): 1000 Ohm load: 1.0 dBV (1.26 V) (THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal is equivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL)
    Self-Noise (typical, equivalent SPL, A-weighted): 30 dB SPL
    Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
    Weight: Net: 12 g (0.6 oz.)
    Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male, balanced
    Power Requirements: 11–52 VDC phantom, 3.6 mA


Shure Beta 98A/C Instrument Mic

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  • this is good

    As reviewed by Randy Dewar on 12/4/2011

    this is good. made out of good quality

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  • not a very good product

    As reviewed by chris T on 11/20/2013

    i recently purchesed this microphone and have found that i have already spent double the microphone just to get it set up. do not be fooled, the microphone is only a little over an inch long and the stand you see in the picture the same. you will need to buy very spisific cables with this and 2 of the phantom powers i bought did not work.. this microphone seems to have good quality sound if you are willing to buy many other items including: stand phantom power usb adapter audio interface 2 XLR cables and xlr only and you seem to need a decently powerful computer you will find no help whatsoever from the shure website and if you need help just go to the store.

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