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Shure Beta 98A/C

Miniature Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

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The Shure Beta 98A miniature cardioid condenser microphones are precision-engineered for professional drum and instrument in live and studio applications. The Beta 98A/C features a highly compact design which provides a variety of placement options for acoustic or amplified instruments including drums, piano, reed, wind, and strings.

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MPN: Beta 98A/C
UPC: 008474930106

  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound for smooth high-end response and control
  • Frequency response tailored for drums and percussion applications with a wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Precision-engineered design for unobtrusive microphone footprint
  • Ships with external in-line preamplifier for discrete cable placement
  • Ships with RK282 shock mount swivel adapter for attachment to any standard microphone stand
  • Furnished with snap-fit windscreen and zipper pouch

    Shure Beta 98A/C Miniature Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone Specifications

  • Cartridge Type: Electret Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Output Impedance: 179 Ω
  • Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD, 1k ohms load): 144 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz): 59 dB, S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted
  • Dynamic Range (at 1 kHz, 1 k ohms load): 114 dB
  • Clipping Level (1 kHz at 0.25% THD, 1k ohms load): 1.0 dBV (1.26 V)
  • Equivalent Output Noise (A-weighted): 30 dB SPL typical
  • Hum Pickup (typical, at 60 Hz, equivalent SPL/mOe): -7.5 dB
  • Polarity: 11–52 V DC[4] phantom power (IEC-61938), 3.6 mA
  • Weight Net: 12 g (0.6 oz.)
  • Power Requirements: 48Vdc ±4 Vdc phantom

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