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Shure BETA 87A Vocal Condenser Microphone
Shure Beta 87A Vocal Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

Shure Beta 87A Vocal Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

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MSRP: $329.00
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Highlight your vocals like they truly deserve with the Beta 87A Vocal Supercardioid Condenser Microphone. This member of Shure’s premium line of Beta Series microphones is a best-selling, single-element, condenser vocal microphone, designed specifically to elevate the performance of every vocalist and deliver studio-grade clarity and crispness to live mixes.

Increase your vocal presence, brighten your sound, and attain pristine accuracy. The Beta 87A is precision-engineered according to Shure’s stringent quality standards, resulting in a tailored smooth frequency response that emphasizes upper midrange to raise vocal presence in the mix.

The Beta 87A boasts a supercardioid polar pattern, delivering maximum voice isolation that cuts through the crowd, compensates for noise bleed from personal monitors, and ensures that your vocals stay in the spotlight. The electronically controlled low-end roll-off keeps the bass from blasting over the mix. An advanced cartridge shock-mount system absorbs mechanical noise, so you can go all in on your performance without distraction or distortion.

Included with the Beta 87A is a swivel adapter for more flexible, reliable positioning, as well as a carrying/storage bag for more secure transportation during touring and safe storage of the mic when not in use.

The Beta 87A is great for:

  • Lead vocals
  • Backup vocals
  • Speech

More about Shure Beta Microphones

For over two decades, Shure Beta Microphones have been the choice of top touring and recording professionals for capturing fine details in demanding acoustic environments. Each specialized model is precision-engineered for focused, accurate reproduction of the intended source. Recognized for their superior construction, low handling noise, and high gain-before-feedback, Beta Microphones redefine sensitivity and control for essential, expert sound reinforcement.

Shure Beta 87A Features

  • Smooth frequency response with gradual presence rise
  • Highly consistent supercardioid polar pattern provides superior gain-before-feedback
  • Electronic low-frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effect
  • Wide dynamic range (117 dB) and low distortion characteristics
  • Very low susceptibility to RFI and electromagnetic hum
  • Advanced cartridge shock-mount system absorbs mechanical shocks and reduces handling noise
  • Built-in pop filter reduces undesirable wind and breath sounds
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability
  • Beta 87A Vocal Condenser Microphone1
  • A25D Swivel Adapter1
  • 26A13 Carrying/Storage Bag1
  • Transducer TypeCondenser
  • Polar PatternSupercardioid
  • Frequency Response50 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Output Impedance150 ohms
  • Sensitivity (at 1kHz, open circuit voltage)−52.5 dBV/Pa (2 mV) 1 Pascal=94 dB SPL
  • Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD, 1k ohmsload)140.5 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz)70.5 dB
  • Dynamic Range (at 1 kHz, 1 k ohms load)117 dB
  • Clipping Level (1 kHz at 0.25% THD, 1k ohms load)−6 dBV (0.5 V)
  • Self Noise (typical, equivalent SPL, A-weighted)23.5 dB typical
  • Weight Net0.207 kg (0.475 lbs)
  • ConnectorThree-pin professional audio (XLR), male
  • Power Requirements11 to 52 Vdc phantom (1.2 mA)

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