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Shure Beta 98A/C Instrument Mic

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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 befo... Read More

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Overview

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.

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
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
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on wireless mics, mixers, and circuitry products.
2 year warranty on wired mics.
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3.5

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2.0

not a very good product

By chris T

from scottsdale

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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5.0

this is good

By Randy Dewar

from warren, mi

this is good. made out of good quality

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