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Shure PG81-LC Condenser Microphone   

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The Shure PG81-LC is a sensitive, flat-response condenser microphone ideal for miking acoustic instruments. Includes a microphone clip, 5/8"-3/8" thr...Read More

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The Shure PG81-LC is a sensitive, flat-response condenser microphone ideal for miking acoustic instruments. Includes a microphone clip, 5/8"-3/8" thread adapter, and a storage bag.

Sensitive and accurate.

  • Wide, uniform,and flat
  • frequency response
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Resists feedback in high volume settings
  • Condenser cartridge has a lightweight, sensitive diaphragm
  • Powered by AA battery or phantom power Internal shock mount
  • Durable metal construction.
  • On/off switch

Mic your instrument with the sensitive PG81-LC—order now.


PG81-LC Condenser Microphone

  • Microphone Type: Condenser (electret bias)
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional), symmetrical about axis
    Frequency Response: 40Hz-18kHz
    Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of microphone output connector
    Output Impedance (at 1kHz): 600 ohms
    Sensitivity (at 1kHz): -48 dBV/Pa, (4.0 mV), 1 Pascal = 94 dB SPL
    Electromagnetic Hum Sensitivity: -7 dB equivalent SPL in a 1 millioersted field (60 Hz)
    Switch: Built-in On/Off switch
    Recommended Input Load Impedance: 800 ohms minimum
    Output Clipping Level (1 kHz, 1 % THD): : 2000 ohm load, 13 dBV (0.22 V) phantom, -17 dBV (0.14 V) battery
    Maximum SPL: 2000 ohm load: 131 dB (phantom), 127 dB (battery)
    Self-Noise (Equivalent SPL): 20 dB typical, A-weighted
    Dynamic Range (maximum SPL, 2k ohm load, to A-weighted noise level): 111 dB (phantom); 107 dB (battery)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 68 dB (IEC 651)* at 94 dB SPL

    Phantom Power:
    Supply Voltage: 11 to 52 Vdc
    Current Drain: 2.0 mA max at 52 Vdc
    Maximum Exteral Voltage Applied to Pins 2 and 3 with respect to Pin 1: +52 Vdc
    Reverse polarity protected to: 100 Vdc
    Battery Power:
    Recommended: 1.5 V alkaline AA size (NEDA 15A)
    Life: up to 10,000 hours

    Connector: 3-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
    Case: Steel and brass construction with black painted finish
    Environmental Conditions: This microphone operates over a temperature range of -20-135 F (-29-57 C) and at a relative humidity of 0 to 95%
    Weight: 0.55 lb. (250 g) without battery

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(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Awful mic


from Orlando, FL

Comments about Shure PG81-LC Condenser Microphone:

Sound quality on this mic is just awful. It's the worst condensor mic I've had the (mis)fortune of using. I bought it because I thought it might be in the ballpark of the Shure SM-81, which is a fantastic mic. But it has almost nothing in common with the SM-81. I give it better than the minimum rating because of its solid construction and because you can power it with a AA battery. Those are nice features. But soundwise? I tried using it for percussion and acoustic guitar, with pretty awful results on both.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


better than i ever thought


from asheville N.C.

Comments about Shure PG81-LC Condenser Microphone:

this mic is a pretty awesome value,i mean it's quiet, it has a flat response, and it's tough as nails.I'm using it as an overhead on drums right now,works great for small to medium size gigs and home if you want to clean up your sound without breaking the bank then this mic is for you,I'm actually going to buy another one so i can have(left-right)on cymbals and such.

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