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Shure PGA181 Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Shure PGA181 Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Shure PGA181 Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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MSRP: $129.00

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The PGA181 Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Shure is ideal for instrument and vocal recording. Its industrial design boasts a black metallic finish and grille, allowing it to visually blend into any environment. Its tailored cartridge is precision-engineered for smooth and versatile reproduction of your sound source, while its cardioid polar pattern efficiently “aims” at the desired sound source while minimizing the pickup of unwanted noise from the back and sides.

The PGA181 comes with a stand adapter that allows you to mount it to a microphone stand. Also included in the box is a zippered pouch for safe transport and secure storage. PGA181-XLR model includes XLR to XLR cable. PGA181-LC does not include cable.

More about Shure’s PG Alta Series

The PG ALTA™ (PGA) series of microphones from Shure offers an affordable solution for entry-level or budget-conscious users who need professional-caliber performance. Whether you’re capturing audio live or in a studio, PGA mics are ideal for capturing reliable, accurate audio from nearly any sound source, including vocals, acoustic instruments, drums, and amplified electronic instruments. Designed and constructed with the utmost care, PGA mics are made to last and are built according to the stringent quality and testing standards of all Shure products.

Shure PGA181 Features

  • Tailored microphone cartridge design for smooth and versatile reproduction of sound sources
  • Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise
  • Updated industrial design with black metallic finish and grille for unobtrusive visual presence
  • Stand adapter for mounting to a microphone stand
  • Zipper pouch included for additional protection during storage or transport
  • Legendary Shure quality design and construction for exceptional performance in rigorous environments
  • Ideal for home recording, acoustic instruments, guitar amp, vocals and percussion
  • PGA181 side-address cardioid condenser microphone1
  • Stand adapter1
  • Zipper pouch1
  • Transducer TypeCondenser
  • Polar PatternCardioid
  • Frequency Response50 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Output Impedance (at 1kHz, open circuit voltage)120Ω, actual
  • Sensitivity (at 1kHz, open circuit voltage)-38dBV/Pa (12.7 mV)
  • Max. SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD, 1 kΩ load)138 dB SPL
  • Polaritypositive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Connector3-pin professional audio (XLR) male
  • Housingcast zinc
  • Power Requirements48 V DC phantom power (4mA)
  • Weight0.8 pounds

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