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Shure Beta 98AD/C Miniature Cardioid Condenser Drum Microphone

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  • $229.00
  • Regular price MSRP: $286.00


Shure Beta 98AD/C Miniature Cardioid Condenser Drum Microphone

The Shure Beta 98AD/C is a precision-engineered compact, high-output miniature condenser microphone for professional sound reinforcement and studio recording. An extremely uniform cardioid polar pattern provides excellent gain-before-feedback and off-axis rejection of unwanted noise.

The Shure Beta 98AD/C features high sound pressure level capability (SPL).It includes an A98D drum mount with flexible gooseneck that makes it an essential, accurate choice for toms, snares, and percussion.

Shure Beta 98AD/C Drum Microphone Specs

Electret Condenser

Frequency Response
20 to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern

Output Impedance
179 Ohms

Sensitivity (at 1 kHz, open circuit voltage)
™ 48.0 dBV/Pa (4.0 mV)

Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD)
1000 Ohm load: 144 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz)
64 dB
S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted

Dynamic Range (at 1 kHz)
1000 Ohm load: 114 dB

Common Mode Rejection (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
> 50 dB

Clipping Level (1 kHz at 0.25% THD)
1000 Ohm load: 1.0 dBV (1.26 V)
THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal is equivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL

Self-Noise (typical, equivalent SPL, A-weighted)
30 dB SPL

Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3

Net: 12 g (0.6 oz.)

Three-pin professional audio (XLR), male, balanced

Power Requirements
11-52 Vdc phantom, 3.6 mA

  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound for smooth high-end response and control 
  • Ships with A98D drum mount featuring a flexible gooseneck for precise placement and secure attachment 
  • Frequency response tailored for drums and percussion applications with a wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments 
  • Precision-engineered design for unobtrusive microphone footprint

Manufacturer: Shure
Model: BETA 98AD/C
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I252079-N-32-B
UPC: 042406187169