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SHURE SM81-LC MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, condenser, for piano/acoustic guitar/cymbals

Stock code
74-6232
Brand
Shure
Model number
  • SM81
  • SM81-LC
SHURE SM81-LC MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, condenser, for piano/acoustic guitar/cymbals
SHURE SM81-LC MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, condenser, for piano/acoustic guitar/cymbals

SHURE MICROPHONES - Instrument

This selection of instrument microphones ranges from the PG Alta (PGA) family delivering 'rock-solid sound and reliability that sets the bar for accessible, professional-calibre gear for performance and recording', through the legendary SM series microphones which have 'come to define the sound of live performance', the Beta series, 'microphones for demanding environments', 'renowned for their warmth, presence and sensitivity to fine detail', and the Classic series, a set of 'iconic microphones that feature elegant, renowned product design with Shure sound quality'.

The models shown here are described by Shure as 'best suited to' instrument applications. All Shure products are available from Canford. If the model required cannot be found on this site, please contact Sales.

PGA SERIES


PGA56-XLR – Cardioid – Dynamic

PGA56 is a microphone designed for use with snare drum or tom. The cardioid pickup pattern ensures ‘clear reproduction’ in ‘close-miking applications’. The included drum mount allows the user to mount the microphone directly to the rim of the drum whilst the swivel joint – similar to that found on a quick release bicycle wheel – allows fast and easy positioning.

Can also be found as part of the PGADRUMKIT4 and PGADRUMKIT6 packages.

Frequency response: 50Hz - 15kHz. Sensitivity: -57dBV/Pa, 1.45mV. Output impedance: 200ohms. Weight: 287g.


PGA57-XLR – Cardioid - Dynamic

PGA57 has been designed for use with close-miking drum applications. The included microphone clip mounts directly to the thread of a standard microphone stand.

Can also be found as part of the PGADRUMKIT4 and PGADRUMKIT6 packages.

Frequency response: 50Hz - 15kHz. Sensitivity: -55.5dBV/Pa, 1.5mV. Output impedance: 150ohms. Weight: 280g.


PGA81-XLR – Cardioid - Condenser

PGA81 has been designed for use with overhead drum or hi-hat applications. The included microphone clip mounts directly to the thread of a standard microphone stand. PGA81 requires +48V phantom power.

Can also be found as part of the PGADRUMKIT6 package.

Frequency response: 40Hz - 18kHz. Sensitivity: -48.5dBV/Pa, 3.8mV. Output impedance: 600ohms. Maximum SPL: 129.5dB. Weight: 186g.


PGA52-XLR – Cardioid - Dynamic

PGA52 has been designed for use bass instrument applications such as kick drum or bass cab. The included microphone clip mounts directly to the thread of a standard microphone stand.

Can also be found as part of the PGADRUMKIT4 and PGADRUMKIT6 packages.

Frequency response: 50Hz - 12kHz. Sensitivity: -55dBV/Pa, 1.75mV. Output impedance: 150ohms. Weight: 454g.

SM SERIES


SM57 – Cardioid – Dynamic

Manufactured from die cast metal in a dark grey matte finish, SM57 has been designed for the close-miking of snare drums, guitar amplifiers, or brass instruments. SM57 is also a popular microphone for vocals where a tighter pickup pattern is required.

Available as part of the DMK57-52 drum microphone kit.

Frequency response: 40Hz - 15kHz. Sensitivity: -54.5dBV/Pa, 1.9mV. Output impedance: 310ohms. Weight: 284g.


SM81 – Cardioid – Condenser

SM81 has been designed for use with acoustic guitar, piano, and cymbals. The condenser microphone has a switchable frequency response curve allowing the engineer to switch between flat, moderate 6dB bass roll-off, and steep 18dB bass roll-off. A lockable attenuator allows the switching between 0dB and 10dB for miking up louder sources. Requires 12-48V phantom power.

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz. Sensitivity: -45dBV/Pa, 5.6mV. Output impedance: 85ohms. Weight: 230g.


SM94 – Uniform Cardioid – Condenser

SM94 has been designed to give a flat response with ‘minimum colouration’ for instruments including strings, cymbals, and woodwind. An internal shock mounting system reduces handling noise, and the microphone can be powered via 11-52V phantom power or single AA battery cell.

Frequency response: 40Hz - 16kHz. Sensitivity: -49dBV/Pa, 3.5mV. Output impedance: 200ohms. Weight: 250g.

BETA SERIES


BETA 52A – Supercardioid - Dynamic

The Beta 52a has been designed for kick drum and bass amplification applications. The integrated locking microphone stand adapter with 3-pin XLR termination allows easy positioning and connectivity.

Available as part of the DMK57-52 drum microphone kit.

Frequency response: 20Hz - 10kHz. Sensitivity: -64dBV/Pa, 0.6mV. Output impedance: 150ohms. Weight: 605g.


BETA 56A – Uniform Supercardioid - Dynamic

Designed for snare and tom miking, along with other close miking applications such as guitar amplifier cabinets, Beta 56a has an integrated locking microphone stand adapter with 3-pin XLR termination allows easy positioning and connectivity. The Neodymium magnet inside the Beta 56a allows a high signal-to-noise ratio output.

Frequency response: 50Hz - 16kHz. Sensitivity: -51dBV/Pa, 2.8mV. Output impedance: 290ohms. Weight: 468g.


BETA 57A – Supercardioid - Dynamic

Designed for snare, brass, guitar amps, and acoustic guitar, although often preferred as a vocal microphone, Beta 57a allows high gain before feedback whilst retaining isolation from nearby sound sources. The Neodymium magnet inside the Beta 57a also allows a high signal-to-noise ratio output.

Frequency response: 50Hz - 16kHz. Sensitivity: -51dBV/Pa, 2.8mV. Output impedance: 290ohms. Weight: 275g.


BETA 91A – Half Cardioid - Condenser

Beta 57a has been designed for kick drum miking application, however it is also a useful microphone for piano and boundary miking where low frequencies are produced. The half-cardioid pickup pattern allows for maximum gain before reaching feedback whilst giving a good level of rejection. A 2-position switch allows the engineer to switch from flat response to ‘low-mid-scoop’ settings when more punch is preferred.

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz. Sensitivity: -48.5dBV/Pa, 3.8mV. Output impedance: 146ohms. Weight: 470g.


WB98H/C

Shure WB98H/C is a cardioid instrument microphone designed with 1.6m cable and TA4F termination to be used with compatible Shure wireless systems. The microphone provides high gain before feedback, and is particularly aimed at instruments including brass, woodwind, and percussion. The integrated sprung clip allows positioning on the bell of the brass instrument, or rim of the percussive instrument.

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz. Sensitivity: -56dBV/Pa, 1.6mV. Output impedance: 150ohms. Weight: 65g.


BETA 98H/C

Shure Beta 98H/C has the same audio properties and functionality of WB98H/C, however the microphone is furnished with a RPM626 in-line preamplifier and 3m cable terminating with 3-pin XLR.

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz. Sensitivity: -56dBV/Pa, 1.6mV. Output impedance: 150ohms. Weight: 156g.


BETA 98AD/C

Shure Beta 98AD/C is a cardioid condenser instrument microphone with 'smooth high-end response'. The frequency response has been tailored to suit drums and percussive instrumentation, and is particularly useful for instruments with high sound pressure levels such as snare or tom drums.

Beta 98AD/C is furnished with 1x A98D drum mount, 1x 4.6m cable, zippered carry pouch, 1x RPM626 in line preamplifier, and snap-fit windscreen.

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz. Sensitivity: -48dBV/Pa, 4.0mV. Output impedance: 179ohms. Weight: 12g, microphone only.


BETA 98AMP/C

Shure Beta 98AMP/C is a cardioid condenser microphone designed for use with drums, percussion, and other instruments with wide dynamic range or high sound pressure levels. The short, flexible gooseneck connects the microphone capsule to the integrated preamplifier, which in turn terminates with 3-pin XLR connector. BETA 98AMP/C is furnished with a Shure A75M universal microphone mount, snap-fit windscreen, and zippered pouch.

This microphone is also available to order in set of three as BETA 98AMP/C-3PK.

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz. Sensitivity: -50.5dBV/Pa, 2.5mV. Output impedance: 150ohms. Weight: 130g.


BETA 181

Shure Beta 181 is a side-address condenser microphone with interchangeable capsules including omnidirectional, bidirectional, supercardioid, and cardioid. The microphone has been designed for use with guitars, guitar amplifiers, bass guitar amplifiers, bass drum, snare drum, and overhead techniques. An XLR preamplifier is integrated into the main shaft of the microphone handle. This terminates with 3-pin XLR.

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz, all models. Maximum SPL: 149.0dB, cardioid; 152.0dB, supercardioid; 154.0dB, omnidirectional; 153.5dB, bidirectional. Dynamic range: 128.5dB, cardioid; 129.5dB, supercardioid; 130.5dB, omnidirectional; 130.5dB, bidirectional. Output impedance: 110ohms, all models. Weight: 145g.

Options
Beta 181/BI Bidirectional
Beta 181/C Cardioid
Beta 181/O Omnidirectional
Beta 181/S Supercardioid
Optional capsules
RPM181/BI Bidirectional
RPM181/C Cardioid
RPM181/O Omnidirectional
RPM181/S Supercardioid

CLASSIC SERIES


520DX 'Green Bullet' – Omnidirectional - Dynamic

Designed for use with harmonicas and otherwise known as the ‘Green Bullet’, 520DX has been designed to ergonomically suit harmonica players whilst giving the benefit of a volume control knob for ‘on-the-fly’ dynamic adjustments. The green and chrome finished microphone has a fixed 6.1m cable is terminated with 6.35mm jack connector.

Frequency response: 100Hz - 5kHz. Sensitivity: -38dBV/Pa, 13mV. Output impedance: 100ohms. Dimensions (diameter x length): 63 x 82.6mm. Weight: 737g.


545SD - Cardioid - Dynamic

Predecessor to the SM57, the 'Unidyne III' vocalist and drum microphone has a uniform cardioid pattern and shaped response. Switchable high and low impedance, plus lockable on/off switch. Dynamic capsule.

Applications: 'Best suited to : vocals. Also suits lectern use and drums'. Response: 50Hz - 15kHz. Supplied with an A25D swivel adapter but no cable.

DRUM MIC PACKAGES


PGADRUMKIT4

A complete kit of instrument microphones including 1x PGA52, 2x PGA56, 1x PGA57, 2x drum mounts, and 4x cables.


PGADRUMKIT6

A complete kit of instrument microphones including 1x PGA52, 2x PGA56, 1x PGA57, 2x PGA81, 2x drum mounts, and 6x cables.


DMK 57-52

A complete set of drum microphones including 1x BETA 52A, 3x SM57, 2x A56D universal drum mic mounts, 1x case.

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SHURE PGA56-XLR MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, dynamic, for snare or tom, inc XLR lead and mount Stock code: 74-306
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£71.00
SHURE PGA57-XLR MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, dynamic, for snare or brass, inc XLR lead Stock code: 74-303
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£63.00
SHURE PGA81-XLR MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, condenser, for overhead, inc XLR lead Stock code: 74-304
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£124.00
SHURE PGA52-XLR MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, dynamic, for kick drum, inc XLR lead Stock code: 74-305
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£119.00
SHURE SM57 MICROPHONE Instrument/vocal, cardioid, dynamic, for snare/guitar cab/brass Stock code: 92-407
Ordered on demand, available in 3‑5 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£85.00
SHURE SM81-LC MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, condenser, for piano/acoustic guitar/cymbals Stock code: 74-6232
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£327.00
SHURE SM94-LC MICROPHONE Instrument, uniform cardioid, condenser, for strings/cymbals/woodwind Stock code: 74-6236
No longer manufactured. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SHURE BETA 52A MICROPHONE Instrument, supercardioid, dynamic, for kick drum/bass amplification Stock code: 74-6239
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 1‑2 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£167.00
SHURE BETA 56A MICROPHONE Instrument, supercardioid, dynamic, for snare/tom/guitar cab Stock code: 74-6243
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£143.00
SHURE BETA 57A MICROPHONE Instrument/vocal, supercardioid, dynamic, for snare/brass/guitar cab Stock code: 92-409
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£135.00
SHURE BETA 91A MICROPHONE Instrument, half cardioid, condenser, low profile, for kick drum/boundary Stock code: 74-6244
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 1‑2 weeks. Need it sooner? Call us
£210.00
SHURE WB98H/C MICROPHONE Instrument, supercardioid, condenser, for brass/strings, with clip, TA4F Stock code: 74-6453
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£183.00
SHURE BETA 98H/C MICROPHONE Instrument, supercardioid, condenser, for strings/wind/piano, with clip Stock code: 74-6247
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£236.00
SHURE BETA 98AD/C MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, condenser, for drum Stock code: 74-6454
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£220.00
SHURE BETA 98AMP/C MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, condenser, for drum, integrated preamplifier Stock code: 74-6455
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£255.00
SHURE BETA 98AMP/C-3PK MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, condenser, for drum, pack of 3 Stock code: 74-6456
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£672.00
SHURE BETA 181/BI MICROPHONE Instrument, bidirectional, condenser, for guitar/bass/drum Stock code: 74-6457
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£435.00
SHURE BETA 181/C MICROPHONE Instrument, cardioid, condenser, for guitar/bass/drum Stock code: 74-6458
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£435.00
SHURE BETA 181/O MICROPHONE Instrument, omnidirectional, condenser, for guitar/bass/drum Stock code: 74-6459
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£435.00
SHURE BETA 181/S MICROPHONE Instrument, supercardioid, condenser, for guitar/bass/drum Stock code: 74-6460
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£435.00
SHURE RPM181/BI MICROPHONE Capsule, bidirectional, for Beta 181 Stock code: 74-6467
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£250.00
SHURE RPM181/C MICROPHONE Capsule, cardioid, for Beta 181 Stock code: 74-6468
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£250.00
SHURE RPM181/O MICROPHONE Capsule, omnidirectional, for Beta 181 Stock code: 74-6469
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£250.00
SHURE RPM181/S MICROPHONE Capsule, supercardioid, for Beta 181 Stock code: 74-6470
Ordered on demand, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£250.00
SHURE 520DX GREEN BULLET MICROPHONE Instrument, omnidirectional, dynamic, for harmonica Stock code: 74-6251
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£119.00
SHURE 545SD MICROPHONE Handheld vocal dynamic, cardioid, with switch Stock code: 92-415
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£111.00
SHURE PGADRUMKIT4 MICROPHONE SET Drum set, 2x PGA56, 1x PGA57, 1x PGA52, case, includes cables Stock code: 74-307
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£255.00
SHURE PGADRUMKIT6 MICROPHONE SET Drum set, 2x PGA56, 1x PGA57, 1x PGA52, 2x PGA81, case, inc cables Stock code: 74-308
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£423.00
SHURE DMK 57-52 MICROPHONE SET Drum set, 3x SM57, 1x BETA52, 3x A56D, case Stock code: 74-6248
Ordered on demand, cancellations may incur charges, available in 2‑3 working days. Need it sooner? Call us
£543.00