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Shure BETA 98H/C Mini Instrument Microphone
Shure Beta 98H/C Condenser Instrument Microphone

Shure Beta 98H/C Condenser Instrument Microphone

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Give your performance everything you've got. The Beta 98H/C from Shure is a premium cardioid condenser instrument microphone that clamps onto the bell of wind instruments or the rim of percussion instruments such as drums. Compact and lightweight, the Beta 98H/C is easy to position even in crowded setups, all with a low degree of visibility.

Its integrated gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint let you perfectly position the mic and secure it against any rowdy performance. An isolation shock-mount reduces the transmission of instrument 'key noise' and other mechanical noise, so you capture your instrument’s sound, not any handling or background noise. The Beta 98H/C also features a gooseneck angle brace, which provides better retention of the desired mic placement. Additionally, fitted foam windscreens minimize wind noise.

Featuring a highly consistent cardioid polar pattern, the Beta 98H/C provides high gain-before-feedback and smooth off-axis rejection of unwanted noise. Its preamplifier circuitry enhances linearity across the full frequency range. Its frequency response is tailored to deliver an open, natural sound reproduction. Its ability to handle extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL) makes it ideal for live sound reinforcement on a variety of instruments, including brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments.

The Beta 98H/C is great for:

  • Reed instruments
  • Brass & woodwinds

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 98H/C Features

  • Transformerless preamplifier circuitry improves linearity across the full frequency range
  • Pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise
  • High maximum SPL enables it to handle the extreme demands of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments
  • 3 m (10 ft.) high-flex cable with attached preamplifier (XLR connection)
  • Tailored frequency response for open, natural sound reproduction
  • Compact, lightweight construction provides a low degree of visibility
  • Gooseneck, ratcheting swivel joint and gooseneck angle brace allow for optimum placement and fixed positioning
  • Legendary Shure ruggedness and reliability
  • Interchangeable replacement cartridges (sold separately):
    • RPM108 : Cardioid
    • RPM110 : Supercardioid
  • 95A2314 Zippered Carrying Bag1
  • RK183WS Windscreen1
  • RPM626 In-Line Preamplifier1
  • 3 m high-flex cable with attached preamplifier (XLR connection)1
  • Transducer TypeCondenser
  • Polar PatternCardioid
  • Frequency Response20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Output Impedance150 Ω
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz, open circuit voltage-56 dBV/Pa (1.6 mV) [1]
  • [1]1 Pa=94 dB SPL
  • Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD)1000 Ω load 155 dB SPL typical
  • Equivalent Output Noise, A-weighted31 dB SPL typical
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio (Ref. 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz)63 dB[2]
  • [2]S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted
  • Dynamic Range (at 1 kHz, 1000 Ω load)124 dB, 132 dB
  • Clipping Level (at 1% THD)3 dBV (1.4 V)
  • PolarityPositive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Power Requirements11 to 52 V DC phantom power

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