Shure PG81-XLRItem ID: PG81XLR
Small-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with XLR-XLR Cable
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The Performance Gear Series: for performers ready to plug in and play out
A sensitive, flat response microphone ideal for acoustic instruments. Flat frequency response is wide and uniform. Consistent sensitivity through frequency range. Cardioid polar pattern picks up the most sound from in front of the microphone and some sound from the sides. Less susceptible to feedback in high volume settings.
• Flat Response
• 40 Hz to 18 kHz
• Cable Included (XLR-XLR)
• Phantom power or included battery required
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Carter, Mattaponi, VA
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
Good mic for acoustic instruments
by Bob Midden from Bowling Green, OHThis mic is a good value. I use these to mic acoustic string instruments such as fiddle, banjo, and guitar in traditional Irish and old time Appalachian music groups. With ensembles like this I need m... read more [+]ics that will pick up the instrument from a distance of several inches because most of the musicians I work with don't like to be real close to the mic. And I want a mic that transmits a clean acoustic sound. Because I need several mics - I have as many as 8 musicians on stage at a time - I needed something that was solid, reliable, and affordable. The PG81 met all of those criteria and has reasonable good sound quality. I wouldn't use this mic to record a solo instrument. I have better mics for that. But it's great for micing individual instruments in a large group. close [-]
October 27, 2011
Music Background: semi-pro musician and sound engineer
by spook from australiagreat on hi hats.thats it!!!!!!!!
November 23, 2007
Music Background: pro producer
Good mic for the price
by Matt from Boston, MA USAThe PG81 is the cheapest condenser mic I would recommend, but it does a pretty decent job for its price class. They can be very brittle up high and are extremely touchy, but properly set up, they can... read more [+] do a good job with acoustic instruments at a medium distance. I've used them successfully above pairs of violins, and on woodwinds. Not recommended for use on anything with high SPL. close [-]
August 16, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist Recording and Live Sound Engineer
I own a couple
by TR Mastermind from Omaha, NEI also have them from the mic pack.... I use them as additional mics for the hat and ride on my kit. I'm truly not a fan. Almost to the point that I've removed them and opted to use large diaphram ... read more [+]condensers for this purpose... close [-]
May 7, 2010
Music Background: Musician, Recording Engineering
Guitar/Strings; YES! Cymbals? No!
by Sam from IowaI got a pair of these with Shure's PG-6 Drum Mic Pack. For my taste, I think they are too sharp, brittle, and hollow in the upper range. You can live with them, but you won't want to "crank it up...".... read more [+] In order to achieve any kind of air, because their pattern is really tight, I end up using other mics as room mics even in bright spaces. Long story short, take 'em on the road for acoustic guitar or strings or even as scab-labor vocal mics...but don't use them as primary overheads! close [-]
October 6, 2007
Music Background: Hobbyist
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