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Shure BETA 98AMP/C Miniature Cardioid Drum / Instrument Microphone

  • Our Price
  • $269.00
  • Regular price MSRP: $336.00


The Shure Beta 98AMP Mic is a precision-engineered miniature cardioid condenser microphone for professional sound reinforcement and studio recording. Features an integrated XLR preamplifier with a flexible gooseneck and the A75M Universal Microphone Mount for accurate placement in any configuration of toms, snares, or percussion. An extremely uniform cardioid polar pattern provides excellent gain-before-feedback, off-axis rejection of unwanted noise, and high maximum sound pressure level (SPL).

Shure Beta 98AMP Microphone Specs

Cartridge Type
Electret Condenser

Polar Pattern

Frequency Response
20 to 20,000 Hz

Output Impedance

open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical ™ 50.5 dBV/Pa[1] (2.5 mV)

Maximum SPL
1 kHz at 1% THD[2]
2500 load: 157.5 dB SPL
1000 load: 153 dB SPL

Signal-to-Noise Ratio[3]
63 dB

Dynamic Range@ 1 kHz
2500 load: 126.5 dB
1000 load: 122 dB

Clipping Level@ 1 kHz, 1% THD
2500 load: 12.5 dBV
1000 load: 7.5 dBV

Self Noise equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical
31.0 dB SPL-A

Common Mode Rejection
10 to 100,000 kHz
60 dB

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

Power Requirements
11™ 52 V DC[4] phantom power (IEC-61938), 5.5 mA

Net Weight
130 g (4.6 oz.)

[1] 1 Pa=94 dB SPL
[2] THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal level is equivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL
[3] S/N ratio is the difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted
[4] All specifications measured with a 48 Vdc phantom power supply. The microphone operates at lower voltages, but with slightly decreased headroom and sensitivity.

  • Flexible gooseneck for precise placement and easy adjustment     
  • Ships with A75M Universal Microphone mount with quick release, for versatile and secure instrument and/or stand mounting
  • Frequency response tailored for drums and percussion applications with a wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound for smooth high-end response and control
  • Precision-engineered design features integrated preamplifier and XLR connector to maximize setup efficiency while minimizing stage clutter
  • Furnished with snap-fit windscreen and zipper pouch

Manufacturer: Shure
Model: BETA 98AMP/C
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I252080-N-4-B
UPC: 042406187138

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