shure beta 181/c ultra-compact condenser instrument microphone

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Shure Beta 181/C Ultra-Compact Condenser Instrument Microphone


What's In the Box?

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  • BETA 181/C
  • Windscreen
  • Stand Adapter
  • Carrying Case

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List Price: $624.00

Our Price: $499.00

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The Shure Beta 181 is an ultra-compact, small-diaphragm side-address condenser microphone, designed for discrete placement and control in live and studio environments. Featuring interchangeable cardioid, supercardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional capsule options for superior versatility, the small diaphragm design provides superior audio with consistent, textbook polar responses in a form factor small enough to get close to the source in the tightest conditions.

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)
Manufacturer Shure
Condition New
Product Type Condenser
Polar Pattern(s) Cardioid
Requires Phantom Power Yes
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000 Hz
On/Off Switch No
Wired/Wireless Wired
Simultaneous Systems N/A
Unique Features
Recommended Uses Piano/Organ, Snare Drum, Studio Ensemble, Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion


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***IMPORTANT NOTE: Please test your item before getting it fully assembled. For example, with digital pianos, unpack the keyboard portion, power it on and test all the keys. It is very rare that these items arrive with defects, but it is still a good idea to test it before spending time getting it fully assembled. Use caution when unpacking your purchase from its box, as some needed parts and pieces may be packed in and amongst the packing material. Be sure to save the carton and all packing materials, in case of a needed return. Do not write on the box and do not discard!

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