BETA 98H/C BETA Series Clamp-on Microphone

BETA Series Clamp-on Microphone for Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion
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Shure Incorporated
Mac & Win
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The Beta 98H/C™ is a premium cardioid condenser instrument microphones that clamps onto the bell of wind instruments or onto the rim of percussion instruments. The integrated gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint allows the mic to be easily positioned and secured, and an isolation shock-mount reduces the transmission of instrument 'key noise' and other mechanical noise. A gooseneck angle brace is included to provide better retention of the microphone placement during more active performances.

Compact, lightweight construction provides a low degree of visibility

Gooseneck, ratcheting swivel joint and gooseneck angle brace allow for optimum placement and fixed positioning

High maximum sound pressure level (SPL) enables handling of the extreme demands of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments

Transformerless preamplifier circuitry which improves linearity across the full frequency range

Pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise

Features a 3 m (10 ft.) high-flex cable with attached preamplifier (XLR connection)

Tailored frequency response for open, natural sound reproduction

Shure ruggedness and reliability

Interchangeable replacement cartridges: RPM108 : Cardioid RPM110 : Supercardioid


Condenser (electret bias)


Frequency Response

20 to 20,000 Hz


Polar Pattern

Unidirectional (cardioid)


Output Impedance

Rated at 150.0 ohms (actual) Recommended minimum loadimpedance: 1 kilohm. May be used with loads as low as 150 ohms with reducedclipping level.


Output Level (0 dB = 1 volt per Pascal)

Open Circuit Voltage: -56 dB (1.6 mV)


Output Clipping Level (at 1kHz, THD < 1%)

2.5 kilohm load: 11 dBV (3.5 V)

1.0 kilohm load: 3 dBV (1.4 V)


Maximum SPL

2.5 kilohm load: 163 dB

1.0 kilohm load: 155 dB


Dynamic Range (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)

132 dB (2.5 kilohm load)


Signal-to-noise ratio

63 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)



Positive pressure on microphone diaphragm produces positivevoltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of preamplifier output connector.


Recommended Operating Voltage

11 to 52 Vdc Phantom


Environmental Conditions

Operating temperatures: -7 degrees C to 49 degrees C (20degrees F to 120 degrees F)

Storage temperatures: 29 degrees C to +74 degrees C (-20degrees F to 165 degrees F)

Relative Humidity: 0 to 95%


Net Weight

Microphone w/cable and preamplifier: 156 g (5.5 oz.)

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