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Shure SM86 - Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

You Pay: $179.00

The Shure SM 86 is a cardioid (uni-directional) condenser handheld microphone intended for use in sound-reinforcement and recording applications. The cardioid pattern is effective in reducing ambient, off-axis noise making it a suitable option for use near stage monitors, loud instruments etc. The condenser element requires between 11 to 52 Volts DC phantom power and produces a sensitivity far greater than that of dynamic microphones. Condenser elements provide higher output levels, frequency response, and dynamic range resulting in studio-level sonic quality. A built-in 3-stage shock-mount minimizes handling noise and an internal windscreen reduces noise caused by wind and breath sounds. It's rugged metal construction is made to withstand the rigors of touring and daily use.

Condenser Transformer
Condenser elements are more sensitive resulting in greater output level, frequency response and dynamics. 11 to 52 Vdc Phantom Power is required.
Cardioid Pattern
The Cardioid pattern reduces off-axis signal resulting in greater performance around stage monitors, loud instruments etc.
Internal Windscreen
An internal windscreen reduces noise caused by wind and breath sounds.
Internal Shock-Mount
The element is protected with an internal shock-mount structure that also minimizes noise caused by handling.
Transducer (Electret Bias) Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 50Hz to 18,000Hz
Maximum Input Sound Level (at 1,000 Hz) 1,000 ohm load (1%THD): 147dB
Power Requirements 11 to 52 Vdc Phantom Power
Output Impedance 150 ohms at 1kHz
Recommended minimum load impedance: 600 ohms
Output Connectors Balanced 3-pin XLR
Dimensions 7.2 x .95" (183 x 24mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight 278 grams (9.8 oz)
Shure SM86 - Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone
  • Microphone Clip
  • Microphone Bag
  • 5/8" to 3/8" Thread Adapter
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    ShureSM86 - Handheld Microphone
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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      5.0

      Amazing clarity!

      By Luke

      from NC

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

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        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure SM86 - Handheld Microphone:

        This microphone has clear and accurate voice reproduction. I have a very low voice, and I had previous damage to my vocal chords that caused the base to be so dominant that I always sounded muffled when I used a microphone. This microphone is able to capture the higher tones so that my voice is clearly reproduced. It also captures nuances and is smooth. There is a base "roll-off" for when you get too close so that it doesn't distort. It is also very sturdy and looks good- I couldn't be more pleased.

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        5.0

        Great Mic

        By Donald Hanson

        from Minnesota

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

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          Comments about Shure SM86 - Handheld Microphone:

          I bought this mic for my 11 year old daughter who plays guitar and sings at a coffee shop every Saturday. This mic is really smooth and silky and has GREAT proximity. I HIGHLY recommend it.

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          5.0

          great mic

          By Chris

          from Cincinnati ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful
          • Versatile

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            Comments about Shure SM86 - Handheld Microphone:

            Terrific hand held condenser mic for vocals. great price at b&h, [...]

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