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Shure SM81-LC Condenser Microphone

SM81-LC Cardioid Condenser Microphone with 20Hz-20kHz Frequency Response, Flat Response Curve, Low-Noise, and High-Output Clipping Level.

 
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The 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.

The SM81 is ruggedly constructed. It operates on phantom power and performs over a wide range of temperatures and humidity conditions. It is furnished with a swivel adapter, attenuator-switch lock, foam windscreen, and case for carrying and storage.  Features: 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response. Flat response curve for accurate reproduction of sound sources. Low-noise and high-output clipping level. Low-distortion over a wide range of load impedances.

Cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetric about axis, providing maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sounds. Low RF susceptibility. Selectable low-frequency response: flat, 6 or 18 dB/octave rolloff. 0 dB/10 dB lockable attenuator switch. Phantom powering (DIN 45 596 voltages of 12 to 48 Vdc).

Features:

  • 20Hz-20kHz frequency response
  • Flat response curve for accurate reproduction of sound sources
  • Low-noise and high-output clipping level
  • Low-distortion over a wide range of load impedances
  • Cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetric about axis, providing maximum rejection, and minimum coloration of off-axis sounds
  • Low RF susceptibility
  • Selectable low-frequency response: flat, 6 or 18dB/octave roll-off
  • 0dB/10dB lockable attenuator switch
  • Phantom powering (DIN 45 596 voltages of 12 to 48Vdc)
  • Rugged steel construction for durability
  • Field-usable over wide range of temperature and humidity conditions
  • Includes swivel adapter, attenuator switch-lock, foam windscreen, and carrying case

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Things You Will Get:

  • Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Swivel Adapter
  • Attenuator Switch-Lock
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Carrying Case

Yes I would buy another one.

4

Use it in a home project studio. Great for mic'ing a hi hat or an acoustic guitar.

Phil

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Great Guitar Mic

5

Use this mic to record acoustic guitar. Sounds great and provides a nice warm tone.

Dan

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Classic highly accurate recording

5

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.

TomH

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SM81-LC Condenser Microphone

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Dimensions 215mm x 23.5mm (L x W)
Microphone Type Small Diaphragm Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Self Noise 16dB
Output Impedence 150 ohms
Dynamic Range (SPL) 160dB
Pad No
Low Cut Filter Yes
Capsule Material Metal
Body Material Metal
Body Color Silver
Connector Type XLR
Power Requirements +48v Phantom Power
Weight 8 oz
Series SM Series
Model SM81-LC
Warranty Info:

SM81-LC Condenser Microphone

Monitor mixers, personal monitors, phonograph, wireless: One year parts and labor Wired microphones: Two years parts and labor

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