BETA Series Supercardioid Handheld Condenser Microphone
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Shure Incorporated
Mac & Win
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The Beta 87A offers a smooth, tailored response for warm, accurate sound. Its high performance and roadworthy ruggedness bring studio-quality vocal reproduction to tours, field productions, and performance venues.Leading the field for studio-quality sound in live performance, the Beta 87A and 87C have a smooth, tailored response for warm, accurate sound.

Consistent supercardioid polar pattern for high gain-before-feedback

Smooth response with gradual presence rise

Electronic LF roll-off compensates for proximity effect

117 dB dynamic range

Low susceptibility to RFI andEM hum

Advanced shock-mounted cartridge system

Built-in pop filter

Cartridge Type

Condenser (electret bias)


Frequency Response

50 to 20,000 Hz


Polar Pattern



Output Impedance

Rated at 150 ohms (100 ohms actual +/- 20%)

Recommended minimum load impedance: 800 ohms


Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz)

Open Circuit Voltage -52.5 dBV/Pa (2 mV)

(1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)


Clipping Level (at 1,000 Hz)

1000 ohm Load: -6 dBV (0.5 V)


Maximum SPL (at 1,000 Hz)

140.5 dB (0.25% THD, 1000 ohm load)



(equivalent sound pressure level; measured with true rmsvoltmeter)

23.5 dB typical, A-weighted

25.5 dB typical, weighted per DIN 45 405 Dynamic Range

117 dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)


Signal-to-Noise Ratio

70.5 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)

(S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalentSPL of self-noise A-weighted.)



Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage onpin 2 relative to pin 3



Phantom Supply Requirement: 11 to 52 Vdc, positive at bothpins 2 and 3


Current Drain: 1.0 to 1.2 mA



Three-pin (XLR) professional audio



Aluminum construction with blue metallic finish, andhardened steel grille with nickel satin chrome plating


Net Weight

207 grams (7.6 oz)

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