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Shure Beta 98 Microphone

Shure Beta 98  Microphone
Item# Beta98
Factory List Price: $457.60
Sale Price: $320.32
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Product Description

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.

Type Condenser (electret bias)

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)