Shure Beta 98S Instrument Microphone 20Hz To 20kHzShure Beta 98S Instrument Microphone 20Hz To 20kHz

Shure Beta 98S Instrument Microphone 20Hz To 20kHz
Shure Beta 98S Instrument Microphone 20Hz To 20kHz
Item# shbe98sinmi2
$199.00
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Shure Beta 98S Instrument Microphone 20Hz To 20kHz

The Shure Beta 98/S is a compact, high-output supercardioid condenser microphone for professional sound reinforcement and studio recording. Its extremely uniform supercardioid pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise. Its high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) makes it useful for a variety of instruments including drums, piano, reed, wind, and string. The Beta 98/S can also be used for amplified guitars.

The optional A98D drum mount has a specially designed gooseneck that allows the microphone to be positioned freely, yet holds it securely in place once the ideal placement has been found.

Tailored frequency response for studio quality performance

Wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments

Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound

Optional A98D drum mount is unobtrusive and versatile, allowing precise positioning of the microphone while holding it firmly in place

Compact design reduces stage clutter

Detachable cable for easy storage

Interchangeable microphone cartridges with different polar patterns are available

Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability

Type Condenser (electret bias)

Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz view larger (measured at 304.8 mm [1 ft] from a spherical sound source, free field conditions)

Polar Pattern Supercardioid (as supplied), uniform with frequency, symmetrical about axis. Cartridge for cardioid polar pattern also available.

Output Level (at 1,000 Hz)

Open Circuit Voltage: -59 dBV/Pa* (1 mV) typical *1 Pa = 94 dB SPL

Maximum SPL

(20 Hz to 20 kHz, less than 1% THD)

2.5 kilohm load: 160 dB

1 kilohm load: 156 dB

Preamplifier Output Clipping Level

(20 Hz to 20 kHz, less than 1% THD)

2.5 kilohm load: + 6 dBV (2.0 V) 1 kilohm load: + 2 dBV (1.26 V)

Dynamic Range

(at 20 Hz to 20 kHz, less than 1% THD, 2.5 kilohm load) 125 dB (max SPL minus A-weighted noise)

Output Noise

35 dB SPL, A-weighted

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

59 dB re 94 dB SPL

Output Impedance

Rated at 150 ohms (actual)

Recommended minimum load impedance: 1 kilohm

Hum Pickup -7.5 dB equivalent SPL in 1 mOe field (60Hz)

Polarity

Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3

Phantom Power 48 Vdc +/- 4 Vdc(IEC-268-15/DIN 45 596), positive pins 2 and 3.

Cable

BETA 98/S: 7.6 m (25 ft) light-weight, two-conductor shielded, TA4F to TA3F mini connectors.

BETA 98D/S: 4.6 m (15 ft) heavy-duty, two-conductor shielded, TA4F to TA3F mini connectors.

Case

Microphone: Matte black enamel brass case and stainless steel inner grille

Preamplifier: Matte black enamel finished steel

Dimensions

Microphone: 11.7 mm X 35.6 mm (0.46 in. X 1.40 in.) Preamplifier: 20 mm X 99 mm (0.79 in. X 3.89 in.)

Net Weight

Microphone: 12 g (0.4 oz) less cable Preamplifier: 96 g (3.4 oz)