BETA 98AD/C BETA Series Miniature Condenser Microphone with A98D Drum Mount
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Shure Incorporated
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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 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.

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


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 SPLof 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 isequivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL


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

30 dB SPL



Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage onpin 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

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