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Shure MOTIV MV51 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid USB Microphone for Computers and iOS Devices (New Packaging, Silver)

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Shure MOTIV MV51 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid USB Microphone for Computers and iOS Devices (New Packaging, Silver)
Key Features
  • Podcasts, Vlogs, Music, Conference Calls
  • Desktop Mic with Built-In Kick Stand
  • Supplied Cables & Thread Adapter
  • Cardioid for Focused Audio Capture
Record high-quality audio on the go with your computer or iOS mobile device using the silver Shure MOTIV MV51, a USB condenser microphone with a large-diaphragm capsule element, a durable all-metal construction, and an integrated kickstand that's compatible with any standard mic stand. Use it to record the spoken word, sung vocals, and acoustic instruments.
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Shure MV51 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Multipurpose USB Mic
  • 3All the Accessories You Need
  • 4Quality Components, Quality Sound
  • 5Intuitive Controls, DSP Settings & Built-In Headphone Jack
  • 6Compatible with MOTIV Video App

Record high-quality audio on the go with your computer or iOS mobile device using the silver Shure MOTIV MV51, a USB condenser microphone with a large-diaphragm capsule element, a durable all-metal construction, and an integrated kickstand that's compatible with any standard mic stand. Use it to record the spoken word, sung vocals, and acoustic instruments.

The MOTIV MV51 features a large, 1" condenser cardioid capsule for clear and detailed audio. The mic focuses on capturing the sound directly in front of the mic, with minimal background noise. Five DSP modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, and Loud) automatically handle gain, EQ, compression, and limiting to ensure optimal sound quality without manual tweaking on your part. The mic comes with two USB cables for USB-Type A and USB Type-C connectivity, plus a Lightning cable for iOS connectivity.

Note:
Please note, this Shure MOTIV MV51 is sold in the new packaging. That is the only difference between this item and the other MOTIV MV51 on this site.
Multipurpose USB Mic
The mic is well suited for capturing virtually any sound source in applications ranging from video conference calls, vlogs, and podcasts, to instrument and vocal recordings, and more.
All the Accessories You Need
The mic offers an integrated rear kickstand that provides easy positioning on any desktop, though you'll also find a standard 5/8"-27 thread to mount on any microphone stand. Included cables for USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectivity allow for connection to Mac and Windows computers as well as Android devices that have USB Audio Class 2.0 and micro-USB OTG ("on the go") connectivity. The device is also Apple MFi-certified for direct connection to any iOS device equipped with a Lightning port. A lightning cable is also included.
Quality Components, Quality Sound
The mic utilizes an all-metal construction with vintage-inspired design. Its 1" microphone capsule element provides high-quality audio, while the cardioid pickup pattern captures the sound directly in front of the mic.
Intuitive Controls, DSP Settings & Built-In Headphone Jack
The intuitive touch panel on the front allows for fast and easy access to mic gain, headphone volume, DSP mode selection, and mute. The DSP modes Automatically adjusts gain, EQ, compression, and limiting for optimal results. Use the built-in 3.5mm headphone jack for real-time monitoring of your audio.
Compatible with MOTIV Video App
Recording video? Use the MOTIV Video App with this mic for fantastic results.
UPC: 042406677196

Shure MV51 Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
On-Board Controls
Gain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
130 dB SPL
USB/Digital Output
1x Micro-USB (MFi Certified)
Power Sources
Bus Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Studio Recording, Podcast
Form Factor
Desktop / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over, Instruments
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Diaphragm
1" / 25 mm
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
High-Pass Filter
No
Gain Adjustment
0 to +36 dB
On-Board Controls
Gain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
130 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-39 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
Connectivity
USB/Digital Output
1x Micro-USB (MFi Certified)
Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
24-Bit
Sample Rate
48 kHz
Digital Signal Processing
Sound Presets
OS Compatibility
Windows

macOS
Power
Power Sources
Bus Power
Bus Power
USB / Lightning
Operating Voltage
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
Color
Silver
Mounting
Mounting Thread, Tabletop (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Construction Material
Metal
Dimensions
H: 5 x W: 3.4 x L: 2.8" / H: 128 x W: 86 x L: 70 mm
Weight
20.3 oz / 574.7 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.905 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.3 x 4.3 x 3.7"

Shure MV51 Reviews

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question

i have an mv51 for i phone can i get cable to use on android?
Asked by: Anonymous
The MV51 would connect to Android devices using the supplied USB cable and a MicroUSB to USB Female adapter.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

How would I connect this to a mic stand? Is there ...

How would I connect this to a mic stand? Is there a way to do so that would not involve screwing it on (to release it more quickly)?
Asked by: Cade
You could try using a mic quick release adaptor. It's a device you would mount to the stand and screw the MV51 into that would allow for you to separate the two with a quick intentional motion (varies by model). Shure does not make one, however there are various models available from other manufacturers, such as the GFW-MIC-QRTOP from Gator Frameworks.
Answered by: Product Expert
Date published: 2020-11-28

How can I connect this to a 3.5 mm mic input on a ...

How can I connect this to a 3.5 mm mic input on a camera?
Asked by: Elliott
Unfortunately not, this microphone only works with computers, tablets or some smartphones.
Answered by: daniel
Date published: 2021-02-08

question

Does the MV51 have any kind of noise cancelling features? How does it compare to other mics, in this regard...such as the iRIG MIC Studio, or the Blue Spark Digital?
Asked by: Anonymous
Agreed! Great answer.
Answered by: Product Rep Shure Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

Anybody have trouble with the usb cable staying ...

Anybody have trouble with the usb cable staying in the usb connector?
Asked by: Elliott
Well, I can't upload a photo but there are some micro-USB ends that will work better. I spent some time trying to figure this out. Typically people post photos of the "bottom" side of the micro end. But it's the top, or narrower, side that is important. There are some cables, like the original one, which Shure told me they discontinued. That cable has two little extra lines/cuts on the top (as well as on the bottom). I think those things act as little springs, so the micro stays put better. I have tried both "smooth" top cables and the ones with the little cuts, which stay connected much better. Granted, they are only a few micros tall. But in that little space, I think it helps. Now I can move my mic stand a centimeter over very gently and it doesn't drop the connection. There isn't a text description for that kind of micro-USB extra feature, that I could find. I just looked carefully at my cable (to the iPad) and tried to figure why it stayed better connected than my micro-to-desktop cable. I can't upload my photo -- too bad! Just look carefully at photos of reviews of cables and you'll probably find one. My mic is out of warranty now and I am not ready to turn it into e-waste when it's such a small component that failed.
Answered by: Amy
Date published: 2021-04-01

question

Does the Shure MOTIV MV51 work with the iPhone 4?
Asked by: Stacy
This device is only recommended for use with electronics that have either a powered USB or lightning input. Both formats of cable are included in the box.
Answered by: Product Rep Shure Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

how does this microphone sounds with stringed instruments?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Shure MOTIV MV51 features a 1 diaphragm which is able to capure acoustic instruments well. When used with the free ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording App, you have access to DSP settings as well as EQ and compression settings that enable you to optimize your record settings for different applications.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Will this work with my MacBook Pro that only has ...

Will this work with my MacBook Pro that only has USB-C inputs?
Asked by: Misty
Yes, USB-c cable included in the box.
Answered by: daniel
Date published: 2021-01-28
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