Shure BETA 181/BI Figure 8 Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone

Shure BETA 181/BI Figure 8 Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone

Shure BETA 181/BI Figure 8 Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone

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  • Side Address Figure 8 Capsule
  • Interchangeable Capsule Design
  • High SPL Handling
  • Wide Frequency Response

Polar Pattern: Figure 8

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Shure 181 overview

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The BETA 181/BI Figure 8 Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone from Shure is a durable, small diaphragm, electret condenser microphone with an interchangeable capsule design. The Beta 181/BI ships with a figure 8 capsule for mono drum overhead and dual instrument sound source applications, as well as Blumlein stereo technique (pair of BETA 181/BI). The microphone features a wide frequency response and rugged build, making it great for the stage and recording studio.

BETA 181/BI for mono drum overhead and dual instrument sound source applications, as well as Blumlein stereo technique (pair of BETA 181/BI)
Interchangeable polar pattern capsules attach to a compact preamplifier with integrated XLR connections for the ultimate in low-profile application flexibility (Each Beta 181 ships with one polar pattern capsule and one XLR preamplifier. Capsules available separately for custom flexibility.)
Precision-engineered, compact side-address design features innovative locking ring to provide secure connection between capsule and preamplifier
Frequency response tailored for wide dynamic range applications for use in high SPL environments
Furnished with stand adapter, windscreen, and carrying case (carrying case will securely protect up to four polar pattern capsules)
UPC: 042406187879
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Shure 181 specs

Analog Performance
Transducer Electret Condenser
Diaphragm 1.36" / 34.54 mm
Polar Pattern Figure-8
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 71 dB 
Equivalent Noise Level 23 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL 156 dB SPL
Impedance 110 Ohms
Sensitivity 2.6 mV/Pa
Dynamic Range 133 dB
General
Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption 2.4 mA
Operating Voltage 11 to 52 V
Length 4.9" / 124.46 mm
Diameter 0.8" / 20.32 mm
Weight 5.11 oz / 145 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 5.1 x 3.5"

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