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Shure Beta 181/BI Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone

B&H # SHBETA181BI Mfr # BETA 181/BI
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This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the vendor. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.

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You Pay: $499.00
Product Highlights
  • Side Address Bi-directional Capsule
  • Interchangeable Capsule Design
  • Ideal for Instruments and Cabinets
  • High SPL Handling
  • Wide Frequency Response

The Shure Beta 181/BI Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone is a durable, small diaphragm, electret condenser microphone with an interchangeable capsule design. The Beta 181/BI ships with a bi-directional (figure 8) capsule which yields a matched pickup on either side of the diaphragm. The microphone features a wide frequency response and rugged build, ideal for the stage and recording studio. Its high SPL handling makes it well suited for capturing amplifier cabinets, drums, percussion, piano and more.

BETA 181/BI (bi-directional) for mono drum overhead, dual instrument sound source applications, Blumlein stereo technique (pair of Beta 181/BI)
Interchangeable polar pattern capsules attach to a compact preamplifier with integrated XLR connections for the ultimate in low-profile application flexibility (Each Beta 181 ships with one polar pattern capsule and one XLR preamplifier. Capsules available separately for custom flexibility.)
Precision-engineered, compact side-address design features innovative locking ring to provide secure connection between capsule and preamplifier
Frequency response tailored for wide dynamic range applications for use in high SPL environments
Furnished with stand adapter, windscreen and carrying case (carrying case will securely protect up to four polar pattern capsules)
Transducer Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Bi-directional
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 2500 Ω load: 133.5dB
1000 Ω load: 130.5dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 71.0dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 2500 Ω load: 156dB
1000 Ω load: 153.5dB
Power Requirements 11-52 V DC phantom power (IEC-61938)
2.4 mA, maximum
Output Impedance 110 Ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
Dimensions 4.90 x 1.36" (124.46 x 34.54mm)
Diameter: 0.80" (20.32mm)
Weight 145g (5.1 oz)
Shure Beta 181/BI Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone
  • A57F Mic Clip
  • A181C Zippered Carrying Case
  • A181WS Windscreen
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Wind Protection

    Shure -  A181WS Replacement Foam Windscreen for Beta 181 Microphone
    • You Pay: $12.00
    Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the vendor. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
     

    Microphone Clips

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    Shure -  A57F Microphone Clip
    • You Pay: $7.95
     

    Stands & Support

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    • You Pay: $19.50
     

    Cases & Protection

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    Shure -  Foam Case Assembly for BETA181 Condenser Microphone
    • You Pay: $30.00
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