SM86 SM Series Handheld Condenser Microphone (Cardioid)

SM Series Handheld Condenser Microphone (Cardioid)
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Shure Incorporated
Mac & Win
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The SM86 is a durable handheld cardioid microphone that brings condenser performance to the stage. A series of tailored peaks, starting at around 3.5kHz, provide clear vocal reproduction ideal for leads or backups. Features include an integral 3-point shock mount, 2-stage pop filter, steel construction, and a 50Hz-15kHz frequency response. A new standard in vocal performance.

Condenser cartridge for studio quality sound

Tailored frequency response for a clear reproduction of vocals

Rugged construction withstands the rigors of touring sound

Cardioid polar pattern minimizes unwanted background noise

Excellent choice for stage monitors and personal monitors

Built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise

Two-stage "pop" filter reduces wind and breath noise

Transducer Type

Condenser (electret bias)


Frequency Response

50 to 18,000 Hz


Polar Pattern



Output Impedance

150 Ohms at 1 kHz

Recommended minimum load impedance: 600 Ohms


Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz)

Open Circuit Voltage: -50 dBV/Pa (3.15 mV)

(1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)


Output Clipping Level

1000 Ohm Load at 1,000 Hz: +3 dBV (1.41 V)


Maximum SPL (at 1,000 Hz)

1000 ohm load (1% THD): 147 dB



23 dB typical, A-weighted


Dynamic Range (1000 ohms)

124 dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level


Signal-to-Noise Ratio

71 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 of the output connector.



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

Current Drain: 5.2 mA



Three-pin (XLR) professional audio



Dark gray enamel-painted steel with matte-finished silvercolored steel grille


Net Weight

Net: 278 grams (9.8 oz)


Environmental Conditions

Operating: -18 degrees to 60 degrees C (0 degrees to 135degrees F) (relative humidity >90%)

Storage: -29 degrees to 74 degrees C (-20 degrees to 165degrees F) (relative humidity >80%)

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