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The Shure-fire Way to Record Acoustic Instruments!

You won't necessarily find a Shure SM81 in every studio — but you'll certainly find a pair in any successful studio. If you want to know why, then you've got to plug one in and point it at an acoustic guitar. It's true, even though SM81s make excellent overheads, choir mics, and they're totally solid on brass, they really shine when you use them to record acoustic guitars. They've got ruler flat frequency responses that run 20Hz-20kHz, so they really capture the way acoustic instruments sound. Plus, they've also got 10dB pads onboard and selectable rolloff settings, which means they'll still sound great even when the action gets hot. So do yourself and your studio a favor, pick up a pair of Shure SM81s today!

Shure SM81 Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features at a Glance:
  • Small-diaphragm design with a uniform cardioid pickup pattern
  • Flat, 20-20,000Hz frequency response
  • Switchable onboard -10dB pad
  • Low RF susceptibility
  • Selectable low-frequency response — flat, 6/octave, or 18dB/octave rolloff
  • Rugged steel construction for durability
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Shure SM81 Specs:
Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 136dB (146dB w/Pad)
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 78dB
Self Noise 16dB (A weighted)
Low Cut Filter 80Hz (-18dB/octave), 100Hz (-6dB/octave)
Pads -10dB
Connector XLR
Weight 1.63 lbs.

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