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Shure SM87A Handheld Condenser Microphone

Shure SM87A
Shure SM87A
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Shure SM87A Supercardioid Condenser Handheld Vocal Microphone

Shure SM87A Supercardioid Condenser Handheld Vocal Microphone

SM87A Vocal Microphone Details

The Shure SM87A microphone is a professional-quality, handheld condenser microphone for use in sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and studio recording installations. Its supercardioid polar pattern provides greater rejection of unwanted sound sources, making it ideal for miking individual instruments in a multi-microphone setting or for miking single sources in a reverberant or noisy environment. An integral three-stage wind and pop filter protects against wind and breath noise. Its built-in shock mount reduces stand and handling noise.


SM87A Vocal Microphone Features

  • Highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern
  • Controlled low-frequency roll-off
  • Very low RF and magnetic hum susceptibility
  • Minimally affected by varying load impedance
  • Built-in wind and pop filter
  • Transducer element shock mounted
  • Rugged construction for outstanding reliability
  • Field-usable over a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions
  • Accepts a wide variety of phantom power sources, including DIN 45 596 voltages of 11 and 52 Vdc


SM87A Vocal Microphone Specifications


  • Cartridge Type Condenser (electret bias)  
  • Frequency Response 50 to 20,000 Hz  
  • Polar Pattern Supercardioid
  • Output Impedance Rated at 150 ohms (100 ohms actual +/- 20%)
  • Recommended minimum load impedance: 800 ohms
  • Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz) Open Circuit Voltage: -52.5 dBV/Pa (2.4 mV)
    (1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)  
  • Clipping Level (at 1,000 Hz) 1000 ohm Load: -6 dBV (0.5 V)  
  • Maximum SPL (at 1,000 Hz) 140.5 dB (0.25% THD, 1000 ohm load)  
  • Self-Noise (equivalent sound pressure level; measured with true rms voltmeter)
  • 24 dB typical, A-weighted
  • 26 dB typical, weighted per DIN 45 405  
  • Dynamic Range 116.5 dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)  
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 70 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)*
  • *S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and product's equivalent self noise (SPL A-weighted).  
  • Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3.  
  • Power Phantom Supply Requirement: 11 to 52 Vdc, positive at both pins 2 and 3.
  • Current Drain: 1.0 to 1.2 mA  
  • Connector Three-pin (XLR) professional audio.  
  • Case Aluminum construction with steel grille and satin black finish.  
  • Dimensions See User Guide.  
  • Net Weight 200 grams (7 oz)





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Like the first one...bought a second one. September 3, 2014
Reviewer: Stuart Miller from York, PA United States  
Turns out the Shure SM87A is one of my favorite vocal mics, and seems to work well with most people that sing into it. So...I bought another one.

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