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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product
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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.
- 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
Beta 98A/C Instrument Mic
- 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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- Very nice natural sound for strings instruments
- Strings ensemble
Comments about Shure Beta 98A/C Instrument Mic:
Excellent mic for strings Violin, Viola & Cello.
Never had to bring mic stands anymore for my quartet gig, just clip this mic behind the bridge, it sound crisp and natural with the right mix.
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