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An industry standard small-diaphragm condenser with minimal off-axis coloration. Ideal for acoustic stage, overhead and studio recording applicationsThe Shure Model SM81 is a high-quality, unidirectional condenser microphone designed for studio recording, broadcasting, and sound reinforcement. Its wide frequency response, low noise characteristics, and low RF susceptibility have made it a standard for applications involving acoustic instruments, especially guitar, piano, and cymbals.
|Microphone Type||Small Diaphragm Condenser|
|Output Impedence||150 ohms|
|Dynamic Range (SPL)||128dB|
|Low Cut Filter||No|
|Dimensions||215mm x 23.5mm (L x W)|
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Comments about Shure SM81-LC Cardioid Condenser Microphone:
The Shure SM 81 was developed in the 70s and is considered by many as one of the most neutral, uncolored recording microphones ever made. The mic has an extremely flat frequency response (see Shure's sight for a graph). The phase response is very accurate as well and noise is very low. The microphone is so superior in sound and build quality that microphone matching is unnessary. I recorded large jazz ensembles and piano with my pair and they were unsurpassed by any competitors for accuracy, air, and low level capture of the "air" around instruments. If you wish for a tailored mic that will "enhance" vocals or other instruments via a curved frequency response, these mics are likely not for you. If you want transparent, neutral recordings that capture the space and air around intruments, the SM 81 near perfect.
SM81-LC Cardioid Condenser Microphone
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