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Shure BETA87A - Super-Cardioid Handheld Condenser Microphone

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Shure BETA87A - Supercardioid Condenser Mic

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The Beta 87 has consistently been a top choice of performers and audio technicians around the world due to its superb accuracy and detail, and rich vocal production. This long-standing favorite now features a new design and has been renamed the Beta 87A TM.

In response to user requests, Shure has redesigned this microphone by just slightly thickening the handle for a more comfortable feel when hand-held. In addition, the Beta 87A now includes the A25D break-resistant swivel adapter.

The Shure Model Beta 87A is a premium quality supercardioid hand-held electret condenser vocal microphone with exceptionally smooth frequency response and high sound pressure level (SPL) capability. Used for professional sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and studio recording applications, the Beta 87A combines superb performance with the ruggedness needed for touring and field production.

The Beta 87A features a controlled low-frequency roll-off that compensates for proximity effect and prevents the "boomy" sound often associated with close pick-up. The characteristic Shure presence rise brightens the upper midrange. The tight supercardioid pattern, with null points at approximately 125 degrees, provides maximum isolation from other vocalists or instruments while offering minimal off-axis coloration. The Beta 87A operates on phantom power.

Supercardioid polar pattern remains uniform throughout the frequency range allowing higher gain before feedback and reduced background noise pickup.
Wide dynamic range (113dB) and low distortion characteristics.
Phantom powered, accepts voltages from 11 to 52 volts.
Smooth frequency response 50 to 18 kHz with a gradual presence rise and minimal off-axis coloration.
Low susceptibility to RFI, electrostatic and electro-magnetic hum.
Advanced cartridge shock mount system reduces handling noise.
UPC: 042406054744
Transducer (Electret Bias) Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 50 Hz - 20 kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level 142 dB @ 1 kHz 0.25% THD
Power Requirements Phantom 11 - 52v DC
Output Impedance 150 Ohms (100 Ohms Actual +/-20%)
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Dimensions 7.56 x 2" (192 x 51mm) LxDiameter
Weight 7 oz. (200 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 5.0 x 3.3"
Shure BETA87A - Super-Cardioid Handheld Condenser Microphone
  • (A25D) Swivel Stand Adapter
  • (26A13) Storage Bag
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    ShureBETA87A - Supercardioid Condenser Mic
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (5)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Performances (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
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    5.0

    good pickup

    By SANAD

    from BAHRAIN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • No switch

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Live Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Shure BETA87A - Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

    i really surprised with the high quality performance specialty with the high SPL it's ideal for that people who like to close their mouth with mic. the only thing that i dont like it doesnt has a switch

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    5.0

    BETA87A - Supercardioid Condenser Mic by

    By HVu

    from Vienna, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Shure BETA87A - Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

      Using this for lie performance as one of my best microphones.

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      4.0

      Great Supercardioid Condenser

      By Sounddude

      from Denver,CO

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure BETA87A - Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

        I use this product in a worship setting with very diverse vocalists. I have found it is a very clean sounding mic, with little coloration over most of the frequency spectrum.

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        4.0

        Excellent Product

        By El pastor

        from Guttenberg, NJ

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Shure BETA87A - Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

          I buy this mic. for a church and the sound is esxcellent.

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          4.0

          Good voice tracks

          By flavius

          from Brazil

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure BETA87A - Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

            Very good for voice record.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I never knew....

            By R Wiggins

            from Mobile, AL

            About Me MusicianSong Writer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording Professional

              Comments about Shure BETA87A - Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

              I have been a SM58 user for over 30 years and thought I would never own another mike. A friend told me this was the next "last microphone" I would ever buy so I thought I would try it out.

              The phrase "blown away" came to mind as soon as I spoke through it let alone sing through it. The clarity of this microphone is incredible. Of course I was used to the 58, but I am still so impressed with the sound. The difference it makes with recording is not even comparable.

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              • Personal

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