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Cut through the Noise with the Shure BETA 98A/C Miniature Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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.

  • 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
  • Optional A98D mount is unobtrusive, versatile, and easy to adjust
  • Enamel-coated metal construction and stainless steel inner grille resist wear and abuse

  • Type: Electret Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Output Impedance: 179 Ω
  • Sensitivity: -48.0 dBV/Pa (4.0 mV)
  • Maximum SPL
    • 2500 Ω load: 150.5 dB
    • 1000 Ω load: 144.0 dB
  • Dynamic Range at 1kHz
    • 2500 Ω load: 120.5 dB
    • 1000 Ω load: 114.0 dB
  • Clipping Level 20 Hz to 20 kHz, at 1% THD:
    • 2500 Ω load: 8.0 dBV
    • 1000 Ω load: 1.0 dBV
  • Self Noise: 30.0 dB SPL-A
  • Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male, balanced
  • Power Requirements: 11–52 V DC phantom power, 3.6 mA
Manufacturer: Shure
Model: BETA 98A/C
SKU: I252078-N-5-WHXX
UPC: 042406187152

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  • BETA 98A / C
Microphone Type
  • Small-Diaphragm Condenser
  • Wired
  • Analog
  • Solid State
Polar Pattern
  • Cardioid

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