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Beta 58A

Vocal Microphone

Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass roll-off to control proximity effect. Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior. rejection of off-axis sound. Neodymium magnet for high signal-to- noise output. Hardened steel mesh grille that resists wear and abuse. Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration.

Beta 87A

Vocal Microphone

Smooth frequency response with gradual presence rise. Highly consistent supercardioid polar pattern provides superior gain-before- feedback. Electronic low-frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effect Wide dynamic range (117dB) and low distortion characteristics. Very low susceptibility to RFI and electromagnetic hum. Advanced cartridge shock-mount system absorbs mechanical shocks/reduces noise.


Instrument Microphone

Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup. Professional-quality reproduction for drum, percussion, instrument & amplifier miking. Uniform cardioid pick-up pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise. Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise. Extremely durable under the heaviest use. Frequency response: 40 to 15,000Hz. Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardiod).


Vocal Microphone

Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass roll-off 50 to 15,000Hz. Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise. Effective, built-in spherical wind/pop filter. Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180. Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness and reliability. Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise.

SM58 + X2U

USB Digital Bundle

The legendary SM58 cardioid dynamic vocal microphone is now available with the X2u USB signal adapter, which features built-in headphone monitoring with zero latency, easy controls to balance microphone and playback audio. Digitally record wherever and whenever your computer takes you. Just plug and play for better-than-CD quality vocal reproduction. Plug and play USB connectivity allows the convenience of digital recording anywhere your computer can go (Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS X 10.1 or later).



Dual-Voice Ribbon Microphone

Bi-directional polar pattern delivers premier audio with superior off-axis rejection. True dual-voice tuned specifically for user's for choice of response: warm and full for amplifiers, or swivel for bright and flattering vocals. 146 dB SPL across 30 - 15,000Hz frequency response ideal for capturing fast transients in vocals, acoustic instruments, and concert halls. Custom-sourced components for superior presence, minimized signal loss, and maximized output.

Super 55

Deluxe Vocal Microphone

Iconic chrome-plated design with vibrant blue color additions. Tailored frequency response for natural vocals and speech. High gain-before-feedback and excellent off-axis rejection. Shock-mounted cartridge minimizes handling noise and ensures quiet operation. Rugged die cast casing for reliability under rigorous conditions. Self-tensioning swivel mount, permits tilting through 45 degrees forward and 80 degrees backward.


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Multi-Purpose Condenser Microphone

Uniform cardioid pattern for superior off axis rejection. Superior transient response from a low- mass large Mylar diaphragm. Flat, neutral frequency response for natural reproduction on stage or in studio. Three-position switchable low-frequency filter helps reduce unwanted background noise or counteract proximity effect for consistent, extended low-end. 3 mesh layers reduce wind/breath noise. 15dB pad for performance consistency across a wider range of high SPL sources.

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Beta 87A

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Handheld Microphone

High output, low impedance. 80 to 20,000Hz frequency response tailored for optimum speech intelligibility. Low-frequency roll off and built-in shock mount for reduced pickup of handling noise and stand vibration. Humbucking coil for virtual immunity to strong electromagnetic hum fields. Exceptionally rugged VERAFLEX grille that resists damage from drops up to 2m. Patented Shure shock mount system minimizes handling noise. Immune to rust, corrosion, and moisture.


End-Address Shotgun Condenser Mic.

Scalable, superior off-axis rejection for focus and flexibility in a wide variety of on-site locations. State-of-the-art preamplifier design, with superior RF immunity, internal low- frequency roll-off and recessed low-cut filter switch for additional control. Interchangeable long, medium, and short barrel options for premium performance in environments ranging from long distance to near-field applications. Full range of complementary accessories.

BETA 181

Ultra-Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone

The Shure Beta 181 is an ultra-compact, small-diaphragm side-address condenser microphone, designed for discrete placement and control in live and studio environments. Featuring interchangeable cardioid, supercardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional capsule options for superior versatility, the small diaphragm design provides superior audio with consistent, textbook polar responses in a form factor small enough to get close to the source in the tightest conditions. Frequency response tailored for wide dynamic range applications for use in high SPL environments. BETA 181/C: Cardioid Polar Pattern Capsule. BETA 181/S: Supercardioid Polar Pattern Capsule. BETA 181/O: Omnidirectional Polar Pattern Capsule. BETA 181/BI: Bidirectional Polar Pattern Capsule.

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