BETA Series Miniature Cardioid Drum Microphone
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Shure Incorporated
Mac & Win
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What is the Beta 98AMP/C best suited to?

This premium drum microphone is ideal for use with snares and toms.


What are the characteristics of the Beta 98AMP/C?

The Beta 98AMP/C provides a smooth and natural sound, and features an integrated XLR preamplifier with a flexible gooseneck.


What is the difference between the Beta 98AMP/C and the other versions of the Beta 98?

The Beta 98AMP/C is a cardioid condenser instrument microphone and comes complete with an integrated preamplifier and the A75M universal drum mount. None of the other versions of the Beta 98 contain an integrated preamplifier. The Beta 98AMP/C has a wider dynamic range with a SPL level 7dB higher than Beta 98AD/C and the Beta 98A/C. The Beta 98AD/C is for the same applications and instead contains an A98D drum mount which features a flexible gooseneck. The Beta 98S & Beta 98D/S will continue to be available and have a supercardioid polar pattern.


Please note - any Beta drum microphone featuring the letter 'A' following the model number contains a new capsule and as a result you can expect a more natural high frequency response.

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

Frequency response tailored for drums and percussion applications with a wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments

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

Furnished with snap-fit windscreen and zipper pouch

1 - A75M Universal Microphone Mount



Electret Condenser

Frequency Response

20 to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern


Output Impedance



at 1kHz, open circuit voltage, typical

-50.5 dBV/Pa(2.5 mV)[1]

Maximum SPL

1 kHz at 1% THD[2]

2500 load157.5 dB SPL
1000 load153.0 dB SPL

Signal-To-Noise Ratio[3]

63 dB

Dynamic Range

at 1kHz

2500 load126.5 dB
1000 load122.0 dB

Clipping Level

at 1 kHz,at 1% THD

2500 load12.5 dBV
1000 load7.5 dBV

Self Noise

equivalent SPL,A-weighted,typical

31.0 dB SPL-A

Common Mode Rejection

10 Hz to 100 kHz

60 dB

Power Requirements

1152 V DCphantom power[4], 5.5  mA


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

Net Weight

130  g(4.6oz.)

[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

Typical Frequency Response


Typical Polar Patterns


Overall Dimensions

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