Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone with TA4F Connector (Black)

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Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone with TA4F Connector (Black)
Key Features
  • For Broadcast, Journalism & Presentation
  • Cardioid for Less Background & Feedback
  • Compatible TA4M Transmitter List Below
  • Interchangeable Mic Capsule Design
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The black Shure WL185 is a cardioid lavalier microphone well suited for a wide variety of interview, presentation, broadcast, and film/video applications. The mic features a TA4F connector compatible with Shure wireless transmitters.
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Shure WL185 Overview

The black Shure WL185 is a cardioid lavalier microphone well suited for a wide variety of interview, presentation, broadcast, and film/video applications. The mic features a TA4F connector compatible with Shure wireless transmitters.

The WL185 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 130.5 dB, while the cardioid polar pattern focuses audio capture on the talent in a 130° pick-up angle in front of the mic—picking up less background sound and helping to reduce feedback on amplified stages.

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 WL185 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 Cardioid Lavalier with an Interchangeable Capsule Design

Cardioid Polar Pattern

The mic's cardioid polar pattern picks up sound in front of the capsule at a 130° angle for less background sound and reduced feedback from monitors and sound reinforcement equipment.

Replaceable Mic Capsule

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

Headroom for Standard Vocal Applications

The WL185 is designed to handle up to 130.5 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: 042406055321

Shure WL185 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorLavalier
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 17 kHz
Maximum SPL130.5 dB SPL
Impedance1800 Ohms
Sensitivity-45.5 dBV/Pa
Dynamic Range102.5 dB
Equivalent Noise Level28 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors1 x TA4/Mini XLR 4-Pin Female
Cable Length4' / 1.22 m
Power
Operating Voltage1.5 to 10 V
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingAlligator Clip (Included)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.75 x 4.45 x 3.35"
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