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Shure SM86 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Mic
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      Shure SM86 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Mic (270090)
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Studio-quality sound in a rugged stage mic.

The Shure SM86 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Mic gives you all the advantages of Shure's SM line with condenser mic clarity. It's ruggedly built to handle touring, with a frequency response tailored for clear reproduction of vocals. The cardioid polar pattern minimizes background noise and feedback. The SM86 has a built-in 3-point shockmount for minimizing handling noise and a 2-stage filter for reducing breath noises and pops.

It requires phantom power.

Shure SM86 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Mic Features:

  • Condenser capsule provides studio-quality sound
    Rugged design handles the abuses of touring
    Tailored frequency response for clear reproduction of vocals
    Cardioid polar pattern minimizes unwanted background noise
    Works excellently with both stage monitors and in-ear personal monitors
    Built-in 3-point shockmount minimizes handling noise
    2-stage filter reduces wind and breath pop noise


Shure SM86 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Mic Specifications:

  • Transducer type: Condenser (electret bias)
    Frequency response: 50 to 18,000Hz
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Output Impedance: 150O at 1kHz (Recommended minimum load impedance: 600O)
    Sensitivity (at 1,000Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -50dBV/Pa (3.15 mV) (1 Pa = 94dB SPL)
    Output Clipping Level: 1000O Load at 1,000Hz: +3dBV (1.41 V)
    Maximum SPL (at 1,000Hz): 1000O load (1% THD): 147dB
    Self-Noise: 23dB typical, A-weighted
    Dynamic Range (1000O): 124dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 71dB at 94dB SPL (IEC 651)*
    *S/N ratio is difference between 94dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self-noise A-weighted
    Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of the output connector.
    Power (Phantom Supply Requirement): 11 to 52 VDC, positive at both pins 2 and 3
    Current Drain: 5.2 mA
    Connector: Three-pin (XLR) professional audio
    Dimensions (H x W): 183mm x 49mm, 7.2" x 1.92"
    Net Weight: 278g (9.8oz.)
    Environmental Conditions;Operating: -18° to 60° C (0° to 135° F) (relative humidity >90%), Storage: -29° to 74° C (-20° to 165° F) (relative humidity >80%)


Shure SM86 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Mic

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  • If you don't have one, get one!

    As reviewed by soundman on 10/4/2006

    Any musician who lacks one of these is incomplete. This mic outright beats the SM58 and Beta58. It's only competitor could be the Beta87. The SM86 reproduces vocals with utmost precision and clarity. It has incredible gain before feedback, so turn up the volume and be heard! I have used it for 1 year and have not had a single problem with pops or anything.

    40 of 51 people found this review helpful.
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  • worship leader

    As reviewed by David Cromer on 11/1/2009

    I usally use the 58 series both wireless and regular. This mic has excellant pick up with no feeling of feedback. really nice for lead vocal

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great mic!

    As reviewed by Mike Talbert on 7/30/2009

    I live in a noisy hood and have a home studio, this mic is the best I've ever had. It pics up what I play with a quality sound and minimal background noise. I bought one to sing through and it makes my acoustic guitar sound so good I bought another for that. I haven't dropped it so I can't say much about the toughness but Shure is such a great brand that I'm sure, that it is tough too!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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