Shure Beta 98AMP/C-3PK

Miniature Cardioid Condenser Microphone 3-pack with XLR Preamp, Gooseneck, and Quick-release Clip
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A Trio of Mighty Mini Drum Mics!

This Shure Beta 98AMP/C-3PK includes three Beta AMP/C mini condenser mic units. Each unit comes with an integrated preamp, a gooseneck, and a universal mount with a quick release.

Need to maneuver your mic into a tight spot on the drums? Hate having to deal with external phantom power? Then you'll love Shure's Beta 98AMP/C mini condenser microphone/preamp. Its diminuitive size makes the Beta 98AMP/C perfect for situations in which a full-sized mic just won't fit - but, this mini mic doesn't compromise on impressive, accurate sound. Its cardioid pickup pattern helps keep unwanted outside sounds at bay. The Beta 98AMP/C comes complete with a compact preamp unit, gooseneck, and quick-release clip (perfect for stand or instrument mounting), so you get both perfect placement and the the power you need to make great sound happen.

Shure Beta 98AMP/C-3PK Miniature Cardioid Condenser Microphone 3-pack with Preamp, Clip, and Gooseneck Features:
  • Type: Electret Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Output Impedance: 179 ohms
  • Sensitivity (at 1kHz, open circuit voltage): -48.0 dBV/Pa (4.0 mV)
  • Maximum SPL (1kHz at 1% THD) 1,000 ohm load: 144dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94dB SPL at 1kHz): 64dB
  • Dynamic Range (at 1kHz) 1,000 ohm load: 114dB
  • Common Mode Rejection (20Hz-20kHz): >50 dB
  • Clipping Level (1kHz at 0.25% THD): 1,000 ohm load: 1.0dBV (1.26V)
  • Self Noise (typical, equivalent SPL, A-weighted): 30dB SPL
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Weight: 0.6 oz.
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR, male, balanced
  • Includes Preamp with XLR Connection
  • Includes Gooseneck and Quick-release Clip, for Easy and Accurate Placement, Mounting, and Removal
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Shure's Beta 98AMP/C-3PK makes a perfect condenser mic set for snares and toms!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Color Black
Connector XLR
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 50Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 157dB
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Self Noise 31dB (A weighted)
Weight 0.3 lbs.
Included Accessories Mic Mount, Mic Clip, Carry Pouch, Windscreen
Manufacturer Part Number BETA 98AMP/C-3PK

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Beta 98AMP

I have owned these for 6 years now and still use at least one in every drum session. My go to SD-Bottom mic when using 421's on toms. They also sound great on non wooden SD-Top. But money in the bank on single ply headed open tuned toms.
Music background: Theatre Sound Designer/ Studio Owner

Shure Beta 98 AMP

These mics sound spectacular! Used them on toms and snare drums. They are so fat and punchy but still have clarity. The mic clips are a bit tight to work with. It took a lot of might to get them in and slide them through the clip! They definitely will not move once you place them though.
Music background: Drums/ Live sound/ Studio engineer

Value for money mic pack

The microphones deliver as promised: easy handling, clear percussion sound and good dynamics. No distortion even close to the drumhead and our drummer hits them hard. All in all I'm very pleased with this purchase.Also good no-nonsense service.
Music background: Experienced (30+years) amateur sound engineer and musician

Sweetwater Advice

Derek Senestraro

As a lifelong stage and studio drummer, I typically stick to my set of Sennheiser MD 421s for toms. I decided to give these Shure Beta 98s a try for a change of pace, and I was amazed by how great they sound. They handle stick attack much more sharply, and they're excellent at capturing the overall sound of my drums in a clear and realistic manner. I'm very impressed.

Sam Hillman

The Shure Beta 98AMP is built for tour-grade reliability, but I've found it to also be great for quickly getting solid tones in the studio as a tom spot mic. The sturdy drum mounts and gooseneck makes mic placement a breeze, and the small capsule stays out of the drummer's way. It's also able to deliver thunderous low end, yet doesn't transfer resonances from the drum hoop into the body of the mic.
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