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Shure WL184 Supercardioid Lavalier Microphone with TA4F Connector (Black)

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Shure WL184 Supercardioid Lavalier Microphone with TA4F Connector (Black)
Key Features
  • For Presentation, Lectures & Broadcast
  • Supercardioid Cuts Background & Feedback
  • Compatible TA4M Transmitter List Below
  • Interchangeable Mic Capsule Design
The black Shure WL184 is a lavalier microphone with a supercardioid pickup pattern well suited to a wide variety of instruction, presentation, broadcast, and film/video applications, especially when using monitors and loudspeakers. The mic features a TA4F connector compatible with Shure wireless transmitters.
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Shure WL184 Overview

The black Shure WL184 is a lavalier microphone with a supercardioid pickup pattern well suited to a wide variety of instruction, presentation, broadcast, and film/video applications, especially when using monitors and loudspeakers. The mic features a TA4F connector compatible with Shure wireless transmitters.

The WL184 lav filters out unwanted low frequencies below 50 Hz and sharp highs in the range above 17 kHz to provide clear, intelligible speech for instructors, journalists, and presenters doing interviews, voiceovers, and dialog. The microphone capsule can handle SPL levels up to 129.5 dB, while the supercardioid polar pattern focuses audio capture on the talent in a tight 115° pick-up angle in front of the mic. This pattern picks up substantially less background sound, helping to keep feedback problems under control when using monitors and sound-reinforcement gear.

This electret condenser microphone features a 4’ cable and is optimized for a 5 VDC power source, but can operate on 1.5 to 10 VDC available through the TAFM connector on a Shure wireless bodypack transmitter or similar compatible device. A snap-fit windscreen and a smaller foam windscreen are included, along with a modular lapel clip that offers 90° rotation for optimal mic placement. A single-mount lapel clip and a double-mount lapel clip are also provided.

TA4F Connector

Compatible Wireless Transmitters

  • Shure: Works with Shure transmitters equipped with a TA4M connector, including the following models: AD1, ADX1, AXT100TA4F, BLX1, GLXD1, MXW1, PGXD1, QLXD1, SLX1, SLXD1, ULX1, and ULXD1 
  • Third-Party Devices: The WL184 will work with third-party wireless transmitters that are equipped to supply 1.5 to 10 VDC through a TA4M connector with a Shure wiring configuration.

A Supercardioid Lavalier with an Interchangeable Capsule Design

Supercardioid Polar Pattern

The mic's supercardioid polar pattern picks up sound in directly front of the capsule at a narrow 115° angle for substantially less background sound. This helps you eliminate feedback from monitors and loudspeakers during your events.

Replaceable Mic Capsule

The modular design allows you to replace the WL184 supercardioid capsule with a WL185 cardioid or WL183 omnidirectional capsule (both available separately) if the application requires it.

Headroom for Standard Vocal Applications

The WL184 is designed to handle up to 129.5 dB SPL without distorting, providing headroom for broadcast-quality interviews, speech, and dialog.

Frequency Response Tailored for Speech

With a frequency range from 50 Hz to 17 kHz, the mic filters out unnecessary high and low frequencies for accurate and transparent speech reproduction.
UPC: 042406055314

Shure WL184 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorLavalier
Sound FieldMono
Polar PatternSupercardioid
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Physical
ColorBlack
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.44 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.8 x 4.4 x 3.25"

Shure WL184 Reviews

Solid

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-08

Lots of feedback and off-axis rejection and they sound great. Also, it's REALLY hard to break them.

Shure is a sure thing!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-04-29

I purchase the shure wl184 to record tutorial. I need the supercardiod because I am recpording speech with music going on in the background and I wanted the speech to be captured and clear. I've used this mic before in the past and was very please with it's performance so I when I thought about all the choses for a new mic I chose the 184. Plus I already had the ULXP Wireless System with a handheld.

Great Mic!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-12-15

We use it in our church - great sound - easy to use and comfortable to wear. Windscreens do their work very well and we get next to no pops

lavalier mic

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-04-09

plug in and talk

Huge improvement over stock omni...

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-02-08

We use this product during our church services to record the ministers while teaching or preaching. It has terrific pickup and is very well made. Compared to the stock omni mic, it is much heavier. Feedback is no longer as much of a problem. Gain before feedback is now MUCH higher, thus resulting in better signal to the mains as well as recordings. Thanks very much!!!

Always a great product

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2008-05-06

We use these microphones for a variety of live applications, including teleconferencing and video conferencing. Always reliable, good clean sound.

Excellent Quality Lav

By Ed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-25

This is a high quality lavalier for presenters. Clear, well-built and reasonably priced. Highly recommended if you are using Shure wireless systems.

A step up

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-05-21

We use this mic in worship. This was a step up from the original mic that we had been using for several years. The large windscreen helped dramatically decrease the popping.

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question

Does it come with the clip to attach to clothing?
Asked by: Anonymous
I think it did, but it's been 18 months since I bought it and it got mixed in with other units, so I can't say for sure. Sorry.
Answered by: Peter W.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Is there a way to connect the ta4 connector to a 3.5mm locking connection? is there an adapter that would work?
Asked by: Stephen
No, unfortunately an adapter cannot be used (locking or not). In order to use a TA4-terminated mic (such as this lav) with a 1/8 /3.55mm jack, the TA4 connector would have to be removed and the cable rewired and soldered to the appropriate connection points within a new 1/8 termination. Additionally, the device you're plugging into (such as a camera, video/audio recording device, phone etc) would also need to provide the exact power requirements needed by this condenser mic through the 1/8 /3.55mm jack to ensure the microphone will function properly and be audible. Given the great lengths one would need to go through to ensure compatibility and proper functionality of the conversion, it would be best to instead consider purchasing a new lavalier that is already compatible with your intended 3.55mm device. The Shure MVL is one such product, and there are more to choose from as well.
Answered by: Shure Rep Shure Expert
Date published: 2020-08-10
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