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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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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ShureBeta 98A/C Instrument Mic
 
4.0

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5.0

this is good

By Randy Dewar

from warren, mi

Comments about Shure Beta 98A/C Instrument Mic:

this is good. made out of good quality

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

not a very good product

By chris T

from scottsdale

Comments about Shure Beta 98A/C Instrument Mic:

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.

 
5.0

regularly use on drums and horns

By Ray in DC

from Washington, DC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • delicate

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Shure Beta 98A/C Instrument Mic:

I have four of these that I use along with a partner's three units for horns, drums and percussion. They are a durable but delicate unit with an excellent sound. I especially appreciate the small size. Most drummers that I have worked with also appreciate the size (not a huge target for their drum sticks). I have had problems with roadies not treating the properly including instances where cables have been wrapped in appropriately (premature failure of cables :) as well as a lost condenser element (dummy unscrewed the capsule and lost it). Otherwise, I have used these on everything on a drumset to congas to horns with excellent results (sound quality).

Know that a Beta 98 is a Beta 98 - there are numerous mounting options (stand mount, drum mount, horn clip) but it is the same microphone capsule.

Excellent choice.

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