BETA 98H/C Clip-on Condenser Instrument Microphone
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Shure Incorporated
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Instrument microphone provides high gain-before-feedback and rejection of unwanted noise. It features preamplifier circuitry for linearity across frequency range, tailored frequency response for studio quality, and a wide dynamic range for high-SPL.

BETA 98H/C Clip-on Condenser Instrument

Microphone Terminated to 4-Pin Mini-connector


The WB98H/C features transformerless preamplifier circuitry, which improves linearity across the full frequency range.

The pickup pattern of the Beta 98H/C provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise.

Its high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) enables it to handle the extreme demands of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.

Tailored frequency response for studio quality performance

Wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments

Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound

Optional A98D drum mount is unobtrusive and versatile--allows precise positioning of the microphone while holding it firmly in place

Compact design reduces stage clutter

Detachable cable for easy storage

Interchangeable microphone cartridges with different polar patterns are available

Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability



Electret Condenser

Frequency Response

20 to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern


Output Impedance



at 1 kHz, open circuit voltage

-56  dBV/Pa (1.6  mV) [1]

Maximum SPL

(1 kHz at 1% THD)

1000 load

155 dB SPL typical

Equivalent Output Noise


31 dB SPL (typical)

Signal-To-Noise Ratio

(Ref. 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz)

63 dB[2]

Dynamic Range

(at 1 kHz, 1000 load)

124 dB, 132  dB

Clipping Level

at 1% THD

3 dBV (1.4  V)


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

Power Requirements

11 to 52  V DCphantom power

[1] 1 Pa=94 dB SPL

[2] S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted

Typical Frequency Response


Typical Polar Patterns

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