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Shure Beta 181 Compact Side Address Condenser Microphone Kit - 4 Capsules

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  • $999.00
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Capture Sounds With Discretion And Versatility With The Shure Beta 181 Compact Side Address Condenser Microphone Kit - 4 Capsules

The Shure BETA 181 is an ultra-compact, small-diaphragm side-address condenser microphone, designed for discreet placement and control in live and studio environments. Featuring interchangeable cardioid, supercardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional capsule options for superior versatility, the small diaphragm design provides superior audio with consistent, textbook polar responses in a form factor small enough to get close to the source in the tightest conditions. Comes with one condenser cartridge and four interchangeable capsules. 


  • BETA 181/C (cardioid): for drum overhead, piano, acoustic instrument applications, M/S stereo technique (paired with Beta 181/BI)
  • BETA 181/S (supercardioid): for snare drum, acoustic instrument, close-miking applications
  • BETA 181/O (omnidirectional): for ambient/room, instrument ensemble applications
  • BETA 181/BI (bidirectional): for mono drum overhead, dual instrument sound source applications, Blumlein stereo technique

  • Type: Condenser (Electret)
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Supercardioid, Omnidirectional, Bidirectional
  • Phantom power required: 11–52 V DC phantom power (IEC-61938) 2.4 mA, maximum

Manufacturer: Shure
Model: BETA 181/KIT
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I302169-N-0-B
UPC: 042406267922