Shure Beta 98A Miniature Condenser Microphone

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Product Description

The Shure Beta 98A 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.

Shure Beta 98A Condenser Microphone Features

  • Premier live performance microphone with Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability
  • Uniform cardioid pick-up pattern for maximum gain before feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound
  • Tailored frequency response specifically shaped for drums, percussion, reeds, and horns
  • Compact design reduces stage clutter
  • Wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Enamel-coated metal construction and stainless steel inner grille resist wear and abuse
  • Exceptional low-frequency reproduction
  • Extremely high SPL handling
  • High output level
  • No crossover distortion
  • Beta 98ADC ships with A98D drum mount featuring a flexible gooseneck for precise placement and secure attachment
The Beta 98A features high sound pressure level capability (SPL). Beta 98AD/C includes A98D drum mount with flexible gooseneck that makes it an essential, accurate choice for toms, snares, and percussion.

Product Specifications
Shure Beta 98A Condenser Microphone Specifications
  • Cartridge Type: Electret Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Output Impedance at 1 kHz: 179 Ohms
  • Sensitivity open circuit voltage, at 1 kHz, typical: -48.0 dBV/Pa (4.0 mV)
  • Maximum SPL 1 kHz at 1% THD: 2500 Ohms load 150.5 dB, 1000 Ohms load 144.0 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise: Ratio 64 dB
  • Dynamic Range at 1 kHz: 2500 Ohms load 120.5 dB, 1000 Ohms load 114.0 dB
  • Clipping Level 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 1% THD: 2500 Ohms load 8.0 dBV, 1000 Ohms load 1.0 dBV
  • Self Noise equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical: 30.0 dB SPL-A
  • Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male, balanced
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Power Requirements: 11-52 V DC[4] phantom power (IEC-61938), 3.6 mA
  • Net Weight: 12 g (0.6 oz.)

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-257-4873 Warranty:  2 Year Microphones; 1 Year Wireless Transmitters and Receivers
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