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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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Sensitive and accurate.

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.

  • 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

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  • 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
  • Power
      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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      ShurePG81-LC Condenser Microphone

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


      better than i ever thought

      By iplaybass4JC

      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.

      (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


      Awful mic

      By mr_slugworth

      from Orlando, FL

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      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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