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Shure SM93 - Omni-Directional Lavalier Condenser Microphone with Preamplifier

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The SM93 is an omnidirectional, subminiature, lavalier electret condenser microphone designed for use in TV broadcasting, theater, and sound reinforcement applications where a visually unobtrusive microphone is desirable. Despite its small size, the 93 microphone element provides full, clear sound comparable to that of much larger microphones. Its frequency response is tailored to body-worn applications, with low-end rolloff and presence rise. Optimum pickup is achieved when the microphone is worn on the user's chest. However, high quality sound can also be obtained when the microphone is worn in the hair, sewn into clothing, or attached to an acoustic instrument such as a guitar. The SM93 is supplied with a sew-on mounting bracket, a mounting block with attached tie bar, and an acoustic windscreen to minimize wind noise in outdoor applications.

The SM93 is also supplied with a dual mounting block with attached tie bar. The SM93 is powered by phantom power supplied by broadcast, sound reinforcement or recording equipment, or an external phantom supply. The SM93 operates over an extremely wide voltage range of 11 to 52 Vdc, covering both DIN and IEC phantom power standards. A dual-channel power supply (Shure Model PS1A) is available for providing phantom power to the SM93.

Subminiature lavalier design; ideal size for theater, television broadcasting, video, film, and sound reinforcement
Small, inconspicuous mounting hardware
Full, clear sound comparable to larger microphones
Smooth extended frequency response with presence rise specially tailored for chest-worn microphone operation
Controlled low-frequency rolloff reduces low-frequency clothing and room noise
Low distortion, wide dynamic range
Versatile mounting accessories allow a variety of low-visibility applications
Preamplifier assembly can be pocketed, strapped to the body, or clipped to belt or waistband
Wide-range phantom powering accepts all commonly used voltages
Omnidirectional condenser
Transducer Electret Bias Condenser
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response 80 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 98 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 72 dB, (@ 94 dB SPL, IEC 651)
Maximum Input Sound Level 120 dB
Power Requirements Phantom 11 - 52v DC
Output Impedance Rated at 150 Ohms (90 Ohms Actual)
Recommended Minimum Load Impedance: 800 Ohms
(May be Used with Loads as Low as 150 Ohms with Reduced Clipping Level)
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type, (Termination from Preamp Output)
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off 12 dB/Octave Roll-Off Below 100 Hz
Applications Ideal for Theater, Television Broadcasting, Video, Film, and Sound Reinforcement
Dimensions Microphone: .24 x .37 x .15" (6.1 x 9.4 x 3.81) WxHxD
Preamplifier: 3.9 x 1.0625" (98.8 x 27mm) LxDiameter
Weight Microphone: .27 oz. (7.7 g)
Preamplifier: 4.17 oz. (118.2 g)
Shure SM93 - Omni-Directional Lavalier Condenser Microphone with Preamplifier
  • (SM93) In-Line Preamplifier
  • (65B1733) Black Sew-on Mounting Bracket
  • (RK354SB) Black Tie Clip Assembly
  • (RK307DB) Dual Black Tie Clip Assembly
  • (26A13) Zippered Carry Bag
  • (RK355WS) Black Windscreen
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    ShureSM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone
     
    4.5

    (based on 34 reviews)

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      (14)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (29)
    • Good audio (28)
    • Easy to use (26)
    • Lightweight (22)
    • Versatile (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (17)
      • Amateur recording (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (6)
      • Performances (5)
      • Home studio (4)
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        • Experienced (26)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      GOOD VALUE

      Buying our first professional camcorder with XLR jacks (a beautiful low mileage 2003 Mini DV Panasonic DVC80) meant it was time to replace $29.99 mini-plug AT lavaliers (a good value on the low...Read complete review

      Buying our first professional camcorder with XLR jacks (a beautiful low mileage 2003 Mini DV Panasonic DVC80) meant it was time to replace $29.99 mini-plug AT lavaliers (a good value on the low end.) What does the extra hundred dollars buy? Better sound, no batteries, with phantom power from my cam, and those wonderfully solid XLR connections. Remember, this pickup is an OMNI pattern, so you'll get all the extraneous sounds-which works in my situation for interviewing off mic. It is as advertised. You could spend a lot more for less.

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      Not the best

      Not the worst, but certainly not the best. Wire connection to XLR is easily busted and then you hear more of the persons hands touching the wire than the voice. The wind shields...Read complete review

      Not the worst, but certainly not the best. Wire connection to XLR is easily busted and then you hear more of the persons hands touching the wire than the voice. The wind shields fall off way too often and the clips are not strong.

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      5.0

      Great for video interviews

      By Retloc

      from Florida

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

          I am a novice when it comes to recording voice. Initially I thought there was too much background noise using these mics. Then I ordered the Cardioid Shure MX-185 to compare. It picks up the same amount of noise so I returned it. I just need a quieter room. Ha! I use them for video interviews and they work great and they are much smaller than the MX-185.

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          5.0

          Excellent Lava

          By Simon

          from San Diego

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

              Great sound quality at a great price. I used this mic for the first time at a printing shop. I'm working with the owner to do some web videos. I wanted a wired mic to not have to worry about interference. I hooked it up to my H4 Zoom and bingo great sound, right out of the box.

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              5.0

              Quality mic

              By Zcartt

              from Tulsa

              Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

              I've been using this mic with my tascam dr-40 and the sound quality is great. The mic itself and is small and easy to clip and hide.

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              4.0

              Would buy again

              By Dany Cast

              from Medellín, Colombia

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

              Excellent sound, very clean and enough to make television work camp

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              4.0

              SOLID LAV MIC

              By Jay Videographer

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events

                Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                I bought this to used with my Zoom H4N recorder. However the preamp is out on the machine (which supplies the phantom power). Luckily I had a separate pre amp to use. The mic works well, it's clear and sharp not at all tintly or thin sounding.
                It's worth the price I paid.

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                5.0

                Just what I wanted

                By Alexander

                from Cuenca, Ecuador

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                  For a long time looking for a lavalier microphone for interviews with my Canon 7D, and this product is just what I needed, good price compared Microphone

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Addiel perera

                  from West palm beach ,florida

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                    Low cost a great quality sound I love it

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                    5.0

                    An invisible Mic

                    By Hani

                    from US

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                      I use this mic with my Zoom H4n and I love the sound qulaity of it.

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                      4.0

                      Good Interview Lavaliere

                      By Tom DeBaum

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Rolls Off On Bottom End

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Interviews
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                      I have used other more expensive lavalieres that frankly sound better. But these other lavs are fragile and unreliable. I can't afford to buy a new lav every year. This Shure lavaliere has a hollow bottom end but you only notice this if you mix two types of mic on one recording, or do an A/B test. On it's own, the SM93 is a fine mic. Voices sound natural. All Shure gear is military spec, so you know it's sturdy. Plus, the SM93 can be used with Shure's wireless systems if you upgrade at a later date. I have jumped off the tram and I'm not looking back.

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                      4.0

                      Nice Clean, Warm Sound

                      By Daniel S.

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Interviews

                        Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                        The SM93 is a great alternative to the more expensive wireless systems, especially if you're using a field recorder (Tacsam, H1, etc.) to sync-up audio later.
                        The mic itself is TINY, but captures great sound. The clips are sturdy and the windscreen goes on relatively easy.

                        Works great with the Tascam DR-40, but it will record mono. However, you can make it stereo in post by duplicating the tracks.

                        Cord is long enough to conceal under clothing and clip the recorder to your belt or stick in a large pocket. XLR plug is pretty big, like a large industrial marker.

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                        5.0

                        Great Value

                        By KennyD

                        from Tega Cay, SC

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Great For Interviews
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                          I was introduced to a rental version of this mic several months ago. I was so impressed with its quality that I decided to purchase one for myself. The noise level is so low that it's never a concern during the editing process. Top of the line quality for novist like me.

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                          5.0

                          Great Mic for the Price

                          By Hunter

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Interviews

                            Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                            I was looking for a decent lav mic that would give me good audio at a relatively low price point. I settled on this model because of the reviews and the fact that I don't have any immediate need for a mic that can run off a battery option - phantom power suits me just fine.

                            After shooting 3 interviews I can say the audio is good - especially for this price point. It still needed a bit of tweaking in post, but overall I was happy with the results.

                            If you don't mind running on phantom power, and a little bit heavy preamp doesn't bother you, I'd definitely recommend this mic.

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                            4.0

                            very low noise

                            By Josh

                            from Costa Mesa, CA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                                Sounds great, is a bit nasally, but that's compared to the very expensive Sonotrim mics I'm used to that belong to my employer. Almost no preamp hiss at all. The preamp part is bigger than I thought it was going to be. The mic is tiny and a great size for Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Covers, which I highly recommend over mic clips.

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                                5.0

                                Love this little mic!

                                By BoomDeYada

                                from Texas

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Interviews

                                  Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                                  Just used this mic for the first time on a week long shoot that included interviews on a construction site. Even with all the background noise, I'm very pleased with the quality of the audio - much clearer than I expected and has a great warm quality when recorded on my Zoom H4n.

                                  This setup packs and unpacks easily, is compact, easy to use and I love the handy belt clip on the adapter.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good Value

                                  By Coop

                                  from Honolulu, HI

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                                  Solid value

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                                  4.0

                                  Good sound for a good price

                                  By DEAD-I

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky/Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                                  I use this for stationary interviews where the subject doesn't have to do a lot of movement. The preamp is a bit heavy but if the subject doesn't have to move too much it's not difficult to deal with.

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                                  4.0

                                  Affordable Pro XLR Lavalier

                                  By skyhook

                                  from Maryland

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Compact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Events

                                    Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                                    If you are looking for an economical XLR pro lav mic this is it. Sounds good, very small, can be hidden under clothing easily. Comes with foam windscreen that helps keep it quiet under clothing.
                                    Dont know how durable it is, just got it.

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                                    5.0

                                    Solid Daily Performer - Great Price

                                    By Neutron

                                    from San Antonio, Texas

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                                      have 8 of these for two different audio setups

                                      very reliable and take a beating

                                      highly recommended

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                                      4.0

                                      Good so far

                                      By Brandon

                                      from Worcester, MA

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                                      Build isn't bad. The belt clip where you plug in your XLR cable is a little heavy for how small it is, but other than that I've had no problems. Sounds fine.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great bang for your buck!

                                      By lostbythelake

                                      from Barrie, ON

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Shure SM93 - Micro-Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone:

                                        I use two of these as part of my interviewing kit for documentaries. If you want something that will give you professional level sound without breaking the bank, these are great. They do need phantom power so remember to purchase a phantom power source when purchasing this item. Also, be generous with the length in XLR cables that you puchase. I use these with a 25ft length of XLR so that they suit the purpose of any interview sitation.

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