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

B&H # SHBETA181BI MFR # BETA 181/BI
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Product Highlights

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

Polar Pattern: Figure 8

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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
In the Box
Shure BETA 181/BI Figure 8 Compact Side-Address Instrument Microphone
  • A57F Microphone Clip
  • Foam Case Assembly for BETA181 Condenser Microphone
  • A181WS Replacement Foam Windscreen for Beta 181 Microphone
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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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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