Shure Beta 98AD/C

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This Little Condenser Mic is a Big-time Drum Mic!

Tired of trying to shoehorn that clunky condenser mic into the perfect position on your drums? Just when you think that magic mic placement is out of reach, along comes Shure with their mighty mite of a drum mic, the Beta 98AD/C. It's small enough to get to those tight spots on toms, snare drums, and percussion instruments, but don't think for a second that this little guy is anything less than a monster mic. Nope, the Beta 98AD/C sounds totally amazing, and its cardioid pattern means sound leakage from surrounding drums, cymbals, and other instruments is kept to a minimum. Use it onstage. Use it in the studio. Use it on all kinds of stuff. Once you start using the Beta 98AD/C, you'll keep using it. It's that good.

Shure Beta 98AD/C Mini Cardioid Condenser Drum Mic with Drum Mount and Gooseneck Features at a Glance:
  • Type: Electret Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Output Impedance: 179 ohms
  • Sensitivity (at 1kHz, open circuit voltage): -48.0 dBV/Pa (4.0 mV)
  • Maximum SPL (1kHz at 1% THD) 1,000 ohm load: 144dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94dB SPL at 1kHz): 64dB
  • Dynamic Range (at 1kHz) 1,000 ohm load: 114dB
  • Common Mode Rejection (20Hz-20kHz): >50 dB
  • Clipping Level (1kHz at 0.25% THD): 1,000 ohm load: 1.0dBV (1.26V)
  • Self Noise (typical, equivalent SPL, A-weighted): 30dB SPL
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Weight: 0.6 oz.
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR, male, balanced
  • Requires phantom power, +11V to +52 V
Shure Beta 98AD/C Specs:
Microphone Type Condenser
Color Black
Connector XLR
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 144dB
Output Impedance 179 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 64dB
Self Noise 30dB (A weighted)
Weight 0.38 lbs.

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