Shure WCM16 Wireless Hypercardioid Headworn Condenser Microphone


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About Shure WCM16

The Shure WCM16 Hypercardioid Headworn Condenser Microphone is intended for wireless use by performers, lecturers and others who require the highest quality voice pickup with maximum mobility. Its wide frequency response, low RF susceptibility and reliable operation at temperature and humidity extremes make the WCM16 suitable for virtually any vocal application. When used with the Shure Body-Pack Transmitters, the performance of the WCM16 closely resembles the finest conventional vocal microphones.

Miniaturized active circuitry included in the cartridge assembly provides equalization that tailors the low-frequency response to resemble the warm proximity effect of larger vocal microphones. Because of this low-end response, it is not necessary to position the microphone directly in front of the mouth, thus avoiding much popping and breath noise, even without the supplied foam pop screen.

The microphone hypercardioid unidirectional pickup pattern provides maximum isolation from ambient noise and from adjacent sound sources such as musical instruments, loudspeakers and other performers. This permits higher gain-before-feedback without loss or masking of vocals.

Shure WCM16 Features

  • Extra lightweight, adjustable headband stays secure and virtually disappears while being worn
  • Response comparable to finest conventional vocal microphones
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern provides maximum isolation from vocalist's own instrument and those of other performers
  • Uniform polar pattern at all frequencies for maximum gain before feedback
  • High input clipping level eliminates overload distortion
  • Cable terminates as 4-pin mini connector
  • Supplied acoustic foam pop screen
  • Reliable at temperature and humidity extremes

Shure WCM16 Specifications

Condenser (electret bias)
Frequency Response
50 to 18,000 Hz
Polar Pattern
Hypercardioid, uniform with frequency
Output Impedance
1200 ohms
Output Level (close-talked at 1,000 Hz)
Open Circuit Voltage -55.0 dbV (1.8 mV) at 0.6 m
1 Pascal=94 db SPL
Maximum Sound Pressure Level
150 dB at 1% THD
Dynamic Range
121 dB
Output Noise
29 dB equivalent SPL, A-weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
65 dB at 94 dB SPL
Microphone: Positive sound pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pins 3 and 4 with respect to pin 1 (ground) of microphone output connector
Receiver-- 1/4" Phone Jack Output: Positive sound pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on tip of receiver 1/4" output connector
Receiver-- XLR Output: Positive sound pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3 of the XLR output connector
Current Drain
0.35 mA
Recommended Operating Voltage
+5 Vdc (positive on pin 2, negative on pin 1)
Operating Temperatures
-18 to 60 degrees C (0 to 140 degrees F)
Storage Temperatures
-29 to 66 degrees C (-20 to 150 degrees F)
0 to 95%
1.5m (4.92 ft), small-diameter, shielded, with 4-pin mini connector
36 g (1.27 oz)
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