Shure BETA 87A Supercardioid Handheld Condenser Microphone

Shure BETA 87A Supercardioid Handheld Condenser Microphone
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Shure BETA87A Overview

The Shure BETA 87A is a premium-quality supercardioid handheld 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 (113 dB) and low distortion characteristics.
Phantom powered, accepts voltages from 11 to 52 volts.
Smooth frequency response from 50 Hz to 18 kHz with a gradual presence rise and minimal off-axis coloration.
Low susceptibility to RFI, electrostatic and electro-magnetic hum.
Advanced cartridge shockmount system reduces handling noise.
UPC: 042406054744

Shure BETA87A Specs

Transducer(Electret Bias) Condenser
Polar PatternSupercardioid
Frequency Response50 Hz - 20 kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level140.5 dB @ 1 kHz 1% THD
Dynamic Range117 dB @ 1 kHz 1 kOhm load
Power RequirementsPhantom 11 - 52 VDC, 1.2 mA
Output Impedance150 Ohms (100 Ohms actual ±20%)
Output ConnectorsXLR-3M Type
Dimensions2 x 7.56" / 51 x 192 mm
Weight7 oz. (200 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 5 x 3.3"
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which Mic is better for talk, the shure beta87a or the shure Beta58A?
Asked by: Anonymous
This is very dependent on the person who will be using it and also the area you will be using it in. Female vocals will sound very different than male vocals. Regardless on the frequency response alone, the Beta87a being a condenser it will give you much more clarity and more definition for speech. where the Beta58a will give you a more well rounded sound and will be better in louder environments. It very much depends on who and where you will be using these microphones.
Answered by: Product Expert
Date published: 2019-01-30
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