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Shure Beta 98/S Condenser Instrument Microphone

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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
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)


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