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Shure SM81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Overview

Industry-standard mic renowned for sonic accuracy in stage and studio performances.

The Shure SM81 is a high-quality, unidirectional condenser microphone designed for studio recording, broadcasting and sound reinforcement. Its wide frequency response, low noise characteristics, and low RF susceptibility have made it a standard for applications involving acoustic instruments, especially guitar, piano and cymbals.

The SM81 is ruggedly constructed. It operates on phantom power and performs over a wide range of temperatures and humidity conditions. It is furnished with a swivel adapter, attenuator-switch lock, foam windscreen and case for carrying and storage. Other accessories are available.

Features

  • 20Hz–20kHz frequency response
  • Flat response curve for accurate sound reproduction
  • Low-noise and high-output clipping level
  • Low distortion over a wide range of load impedances
  • Cardioid polar pattern with maximum rejection
Specs

SM81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Specifications:

Audio
  • Analog or digital: Analog
  • Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Max SPL: 146dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and Type
  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Mounted
  • Switches: Yes
  • Phantom power required: Yes
Size and Weight
  • Diameter: 2"
  • Length: 7.56"
  • Weight: 1.37 lb.
Included Accessories
  • Case: Yes
  • Clip: Yes
  • Shockmount: N/A
  • Power supply: N/A
  • Cable: No
  • Stand: No
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