Shure Beta 98AMP/C

Miniature Cardioid Condenser Microphone with XLR Preamp, Gooseneck, and Quick-release Clip
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Need to maneuver your mic into a tight spot on the drums? 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 you need to make great sound happen.

Shure Beta 98AMP/C Miniature Cardioid Condenser Microphone 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 makes a perfect condenser mic for tight spots!

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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

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Sweet sounding!!

Compared against a duo Audix D2 & D4 on an african djembe & cajon. When counted to the sound port, there was minimal equeing required to make it sound just as good, if not better than, the D2/D4 combo with less cabling/mounts. Sounds great!! Crisp capturing of the string snap highs as well as the guttural lows. Now, I've got to buy a subwoofer!!! Rugged construction as well. I can see more of these in my future!!
Music background: Banjos (bluegrass & Irish), mandolin, mountain fretted dulcimer, ukulele, cajon, djembe, bodhran for now
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