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ShureSM81-LC - Cardioid Condenser Mic
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
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    4.0

    great

    By asuberca

    from ny

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure SM81-LC - Cardioid Condenser Mic:

      versatile

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      5.0

      great mic

      By asuberca

      from NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure SM81-LC - Cardioid Condenser Mic:

        excellent and versatile

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        5.0

        Happy Drummer

        By Happy Drummer

        from dallas,tx

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Shure SM81-LC - Cardioid Condenser Mic:

          Purchased two SM81-LC - Cardioid Condenser Mic by Shure to use for drum overheads. The bomb!
          These mics do not color the sound. What you hear when you play is what you will hear out of the mixer. Fantastic mics. I don't have any other instrument condensers to compare them to, and I will never need to. It couldn't get any better than this. I'm using recorderman setup with two additional mics on bass drum and bottom of snare. This is perfect for recording drums. Sounds fantastic on conga too!

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          5.0

          Excellent Mic

          By bpascal

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate response
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure SM81-LC - Cardioid Condenser Mic:

            I bought a pair of these to mic my C7 and classical guitar. Although I am still experimenting with various placements, all placements that I have tried have produced excellent results. Seems to be flat and accurate.

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            5.0

            What you hear is what you get!

            By Giuliano de Landa

            from Brazil, Vitória/ES

            About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Brilliant
            • Crispness
            • Quiet
            • Simple Use

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about Shure SM81-LC - Cardioid Condenser Mic:

            I'm a musician, producer and audio designer, recording professionally for over 5 years.
            The SM-81 has been the small diaphragm condenser of choice in many studios since it was released. I own a pair of them and have used them primarily as drum overhead mics, and for stereo mic'ing acoustic guitars and other stringed instruments. The SM-81 is one of the most accurate mic's I've used (what you hear is what you get).
            They are also very well made... like long, silver, cylindrical jewels. The -10db pad and low end roll off switches are easy to get to, but not easy to accidentally switch on or off. They are also one of the quietest (low self-noise) mics.
            Many jazz artists love them because of their accuracy. They also work quite well for recording choirs and pipe organs.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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