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Shure BETA 98AMP/C Instrument Microphone
Shure Beta 98AMP/C Miniature Cardioid Condenser Drum Microphone

Shure Beta 98AMP/C Miniature Cardioid Condenser Drum Microphone

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The Shure Beta 98AMP/C is a compact, high-output, condenser microphone for professional sound reinforcement and studio recording. An ideal drum microphone for use with snares and toms, It features an integrated preamplifier with XLR connection, a flexible gooseneck, and is packaged with the A75M Universal Microphone Mount accessory for precision adjustments and minimal stage clutter. This instrument microphone has a wider dynamic range with a SPL level 7dB higher than Beta 98AD/C and the Beta 98A/C. 

Featuring an innovative design that streamlines the microphone’s footprint for more flexible placement options and minimal stage clutter, the Beta 98AD/C boasts a frequency response that’s been tailored to drums, percussion, and other applications that require a wide dynamic range in a high-SPL environment. Its uniform cardioid polar pattern provides excellent gain-before-feedback and off axis rejection of unwanted noise for a smooth and natural high-end response.

Beta 98A Models

  • The Beta 98AD/C includes an A98D drum mount. This drum mount features a flexible gooseneck for accurate placement and secure attachment.
  • The Beta 98A/C is the same microphone, with the sole difference being it does not include the drum mount.
  • The Beta 98AMP/C includes an integrated preamplifier. It comes with a flexible gooseneck and the A75M mount

Please note - any Beta drum microphone featuring the letter 'A' following the model number contains a new capsule and as a result you can expect a more natural high frequency response.

The Beta 98AMP/C is great for:

  • Tom-toms
  • Snare drums
  • Cymbals

More about Shure Beta Microphones

The Shure Beta Microphone Series were made as an improvement to the SM Series, offering better performance and are the next step up in price for Shure product. In general, Shure Beta mics offer tighter pick-up patterns and allow for higher gain before feedback. These mics have upgraded pop filters and advanced shock mount systems compared to the SM mic line. Recognized for their superior construction, low handling noise, and high SPL levels, Beta Microphones redefine sensitivity and control for essential, expert sound reinforcement. Check out others in the Shure Beta series here.

Shure Beta 98AMP/C Features

  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound for smooth high-end response and control
  • Precision-engineered design features integrated preamplifier and XLR connector to maximize setup efficiency while minimizing stage clutter
  • Frequency response tailored for drums and percussion applications with a wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Flexible gooseneck for precise placement and easy adjustment
  • Ships with A75M Universal Microphone mount with quick release, for versatile and secure instrument and/or stand mounting
  • Enamel coated metal construction and stainless steel inner grille resist wear and abuse
  • Furnished with snap-fit windscreen and zipper pouch
  • Beta 98AMP/C Instrument Microphone1
  • A75M Universal Microphone Mount1
  • 95A2314 Zippered Carrying Bag1
  • 95A2064 Snap-fit Windscreen1
  • Transducer TypeCondenser
  • Polar PatternCardioid
  • Frequency Response20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Output Impedance150 ohms
  • Sensitivity at 1kHz, open circuit voltage, typical-50.5 dBV/Pa(2.5 mV)
  • Maximum SPL 1 kHz at 1% THD
    • 2500 ohms load: 157.5 dB SPL
    • 1000 ohms load: 153.0 dB SPL
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio63 dB
  • Dynamic Range at 1kHz
    • 2500 ohms load: 126.5 dB
    • 1000 ohms load: 122.0 dB
  • Clipping Level at 1 kHz at 1% THD
    • 2500 ohms load: 12.5 dBV
    • 1000 ohms load: 7.5 dBV
  • Self Noise (equivalent SPL,A-weighted,typical)31.0 dB SPL-A
  • Power Requirements11–52 V DC phantom power, 5.5 mA
  • Net Weight130 g (4.6oz.)

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