Shure Beta 98AD/C

Miniature Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Drum Mount and Gooseneck
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Need to maneuver your mic into a tight spot on the drums? Then you'll love Shure's Beta 98AD/C mini condenser microphone. Its diminuitive size makes the Beta 98AD/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, while the included drum mount and flexible gooseneck makes it easy to mount the Beta 98AD/C on toms, snares, or other percussion instruments. It's perfect for both the stage and the studio!

Shure Beta 98AD/C Miniature Cardioid Condenser Drum Microphone with Drum Mount 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
  • Requires phantom power, +11V to +52 V
Shure's Beta 98AD/C makes a perfect condenser mic for tight spots on the drum kit!

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Color Black
Connector XLR
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 144dB
Output Impedance 179 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 64dB
Self Noise 30dB (A weighted)
Weight 0.38 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number BETA 98AD/C

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owner/ president

I have used many drum mics in the past, but the attack and the mid bass punch is much better with the 98's than other popular mics
Music background: live audio tech for 30 years

Love These Mics!

When I was searching for a great mic to use on my toms, I kept coming back to Shure. Size, quality, and transport were big considerations. From a size perspective, I always look for microphones that take up little real-estate (from a space standpoint and a visual standpoint). I have yet to whack one of these during a service or recording. From a sound standpoint, these are phenomenal. I apply very little processing and get a full, focused sound. What's better is that I don't need to travel with an extra case of stands for my tom mics; I simply throw these mics into my rack case, get to the service, and mount them to the toms!
Music background: Worship Drummer

98A for Tom!

I love this mic on both rack and floor toms. Very little EQ needed Live or for Recording. The drum mount goodneck clips are very drum friendly as well. Mount the mic anywhere you like with ease!
Music background: Live Sound / Recording Engineer, Tech Director
See also: Condenser Mics, Shure, Shure Condenser Microphones, Shure Condenser Microphones