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Shure BETA 98H/C Clip-On Condenser Microphone

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Convenient clip-on design makes it perfect for miking horns and other instruments.

The Shure BETA 98H/C is a premium cardioid condenser instrumental mic that clamps onto the bell of wind instruments or onto the rim of percussion instruments. The Shure BETA 98H/C Microphone features an integrated gooseneck with angle brace, ratcheting swivel joint and an isolation shockmount.


  • 10" high-flex cable with attached preamplifier (XLR connection)
  • Tailored frequency response for open, natural sound reproduction
  • Compact, lightweight construction provides a low degree of visibility
  • Interchangeable microphone cartridges are available:
  • RPM108 - Cardioid cartridge
  • RPM110 - Supercardioid cartridge

BETA 98H/C Clip-On Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Type: Condenser (electret bias)
  • Frequency response: 20—20,000Hz
  • Polar pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid)
  • Output impedance: Rated at 150 ohm (actual)
  • Recommended minimum load impedance: 1 kOhm (May be used with loads as low as 150 ohm with reduced clipping level
  • Output Level (0 dB = 1 volt per Pascal):
  • Open Circuit Voltage: -56dB (1.6mV)
  • Output Clipping Level (at 1kHz, THD < 1%):
  • 2.5 kOhm load: 11dBV (3.5V)
  • 1 kOhm load: 3dBV (1.4V)
  • Maximum SPL
    • 2.5 kohm: 163dB 
    • 1 kohm load: 155dB
    • Dynamic Range (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level): 132dB (2.5 kOhm load)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 63dB at 94dB SPL (IEC 651)
    • Positive pressure on microphone diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of preamplifier output connector
    • Recommended Operating Voltage: 11 to 52 Vdc Phantom
    • Environmental conditions: Operating temperatures: -7º C to 49º C (20º F to 120º F)
    • Storage temperatures: 29º C to +74º C (-20º F to 165º F)
    • Relative Humidity: 0 to 95%
    • Net Weight: Microphone w/cable and preamplifier: 156 g  (5.5 oz.)

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