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Shure 98 H/C Clip-on Condenser Instrument Microphone with Integrated Shock Mount.

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The Shure BETA 98H/C is a premium cardioid condenser instrumental microphone that clamps onto the bell of wind instruments or onto the rim of percussion instruments. The integrated gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint allows the microphone to be easily positioned and secured in place, and an isolation shock-mount reduces the transmission instrument key noise and other mechanical noise.

A gooseneck angle brace is included to provide better retention of the microphone placement during more active performances (see Figure 9 for application). The BETA 98H/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.

The microphone is supplied with a snap-on windscreen, a storage bag, a gooseneck angle brace, and a cable management device. The preamplifier is attached to the microphone via a 10-foot high-flex cable and requires 11 52 Vdc phantom power.

What's Included With This Item

  • Microphone, 3 m (10 ft.) high-flex cable with attached preamplifier, two snap-on windscreens, a gooseneck angle brace and a cable management device.

Key Features

  • Tailored frequency response for open, natural sound reproduction
  • Adjustable gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint allow for optimal microphone positioning
  • Gooseneck angle brace retains microphone placement in more active performances
  • Compact, lightweight construction provides a low degree of visibility
  • Designed for use in high SPL environments
  • Uniform cardioid pattern provides for high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of ambient sound
  • Interchangeable microphone cartridges with different pick-up patterns are available
  • Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness and reliability

Technical Specs

Type Condenser (electret bias)
Applications Trombone, Trumpet, Tom Toms (Drums) , Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz.
Polar Pattern Unidirectional (cardioid)
Impedance Rated at 150.0 ohms (actual) Recommended minimum load impedance: 1 k ohms May be used with loads as low as 150 ohms with reduced clipping level)
Output Level (0 dB = 1 volt per Pascal) Open Circuit Voltage: -56 dB (1.6 mV)
Output Clipping Level at 1kHz, THD < 1%): 2.5 k ohms load 11 dBV (3.5 V) 1.0 k ohms load 3 dBV (1.4 V)
Maximum SPL 2.5 k ohms load 163 dB 1.0 k ohms load 155 dB
Dynamic Range (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level): 132 dB (2.5 k ohms load)
Output Noise (equivalent SPL) 31 dB typical, A-weighted
Signal-to-noise ratio 63 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)
Connector Mini Q-G Connector from Microphone, XLR-3M Type from Pre-Amp
Polarity Positive pressure on microphone diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of preamplifier output connector.
Weight Microphone w/cable and preamplifier: 156 g (5.5 oz.)
Power Requirements Recommended Operating Voltage 11 to 52 Vdc Phantom
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