Shure SM86 Vocal Condenser Microphone

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    Product Description

    The Shure SM86 Vocal Condenser Microphone provides the crisp, accurate performance of a great studio condenser mic for on-stage applications!
    The Shure SM86 is a cardioid condenser vocal mic for professional use live on stage. The SM86 provides studio-quality sound yet withstands the rigors of touring. The tailored frequency response of the SM86 reproduces vocals with clarity. A cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise. The built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise, and a two-stage pop filter reduces wind and breath Pop noise. The SM86 requires 11-52V phantom power. Its frequency response is 50Hz-18kHz. The SM86 is an excellent choice for use with both stage monitors and personal in-ear monitors.

    SM86 Wins 2003 TEC Award
    Shure Incorporated was honored Sunday, October 12, 2003, when the SM86 Vocal Microphone won the TEC Award for Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement. The Shure SM86 is a unidirectional (cardioid) condenser vocal microphone for professional use in live performance. An extremely rugged microphone, the SM86 withstands the rigors of touring while delivering studio-quality sound.

    Shure SM86 Features

    • Condenser cartridge for studio quality sound
    • Tailored frequency response for a clear reproduction of vocals
    • Rugged construction withstands the rigors of touring sound
    • Cardioid polar pattern minimizes unwanted background noise
    • Excellent choice for stage monitors and personal in-ear monitors
    • Built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise
    • Two-stage Pop filter reduces wind and breath noise

    Product Specifications

    Shure SM86 Specifications

    • Transducer Type: Condenser (electret bias)
    • Frequency Response: 50 to 18,000 Hz
    • Output Impedance: 150 Ohms at 1 kHz
      Recommended minimum load impedance: 600 Ohms
    • Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz) Open Circuit Voltage –50 dBV/Pa (3.15 mV): (1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
    • Output Clipping Level 1000 Ohm Load at 1,000 Hz: +3 dBV (1.41 V)
    • Maximum SPL (at 1,000 Hz) 1000 Ohm load (1% THD): 147 dB
    • Self-Noise: 23 dB typical, A-weighted
    • Dynamic Range (1000 Ohms): 124 dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 71 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)*
      *S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self–noise A-weighted.
    • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of the output connector.
    • Power:
      • Phantom Supply Requirement: 11 to 52 Vdc, positive at both pins 2 and 3
      • Current Drain: 5.2 mA
    • Connector: Three–pin (XLR) professional audio
    • Case: Dark gray enamel-painted steel with matte-finished silver colored steel grille
    • Maximum Overall Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.92 (183 x 49mm)
    • Net Weight: 9.8 oz (278 grams)
    • Environmental Conditions:
      • Operating: –18° to 60° C (0° to 135° F) (relative humidity <90%)
      • Storage: –29° to 74° C (–20° to 165° F) (relative humidity <80%)

    Furnished Accessories

    • Break Resistant Microphone Clip
    • Microphone Bag
    • 5/8" to 3/8" Thread Adapter

    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  800-257-4873 Warranty:  2 Years
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    After 25 or so years of using the SM58 on vocals, a friend of mine gave me this microphone. I have to say, this is the best vocal mic I have ever used and I've used most from EV to Sennheiser. This is so clean and natural, it makes the 58 sound like someone threw a blanket over it. We contract sound most of the time and every soundman we've used has agreed that this is a great mic. Feedback rejection is also better than the 58. If you sing live, BUY THIS MIC. It will change your view of live microphones.
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