Shure BETA 181/KIT Microphone Kit

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Shure BETA 181/KIT
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Shure BETA 181/KIT Microphone Kit

The Shure BETA 181/KIT Microphone Kit is a small-diaphragm side-address condenser microphone kit which includes a omnidirectional, cardioid, supercardioid, and figure-8 capsule. This multipurpose microphone kit can be used on a wide variety of applications including guitars, bass and drums!

The Shure BETA 181/KIT Microphone Kit is a side-Address condenser microphone with interchangeable capsules. A total of four different capsules (Cardioid, Supercardioid, Bi-directional, Omni-directional) are available, allowing you to interchange them according to application.

Interchangeable Capsules
The RPM181/C is a cardioid condenser capsule for the Beta 181. The RPM181/S is a super cardioid condenser capsule for the Beta 181. The RPM181/BI is a bi-directional condenser capsule for the Beta 181. The RPM181/O is a omni directional condenser capsule for the Beta 181.

Applications for the Different Capsules
The cardioid capsule is best suited to overheads, piano and acoustic instruments. You can also use the cardioid capsule for M/S stereo micing (in conjunction with another microphone with a bi-directional capsule). The supercardioid capsule is best suited to snare, toms, acoustic instruments and other forms of close distance micing. The omni-directional capsule could be used for choirs, orchestras and ambient recording applications. Lastly, the Bi-directional capsule can be used for mono overheads, or for the recording of two instruments simultaneously on one channel.

Shure BETA 181/KIT Microphone Kit Features

  • Interchangeable polar pattern capsules attach to a compact preamplifier with integrated XLR connections
  • 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

Shure BETA 181/KIT Microphone Kit Specifications

  • Cartridge Type: Electret Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid / Supercardioid / Omnidirectional / Bidirectional
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Output Impedance: 110 O
  • Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD, 1kO Load):
    • Cardioid: 149.0 dB SPL
    • Supercardoid: 152.0 dB SPL
    • Omnidirectional: 154.0 dB SPL
    • Bidirectional: 153.5 dB SPL
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
    • Cardioid: 73.5 dB
    • Supercardoid: 72.5 dB
    • Omnidirectional: 70.5 dB
    • Bidirectional: 71.0 dB
  • Dynamic Range (at 1 kHz, 1 kO Load):
    • Cardioid: 128.5 dB
    • Supercardoid: 129.5 dB
    • Omnidirectional: 130.5 dB
    • Bidirectional: 130.5 dB
  • Clipping Level (1 kHz at 0.25% THD, 1kO Load): 7.5 dBV (2.4 V)
  • Self-Noise (Equivalent SPL, A-Weighted, Typical):
    • Cardioid: 20.5 dB
    • Supercardoid: 22.5 dB
    • Omnidirectional: 23.5 dB
    • Bidirectional: 23.0 dB
  • Common Mode Rejection (20–20,000 Hz): =55 dB
  • Polarity: Positive Pressure on Diaphragm Produces Positive Voltage on Pin 2 with Respect to Pin 3
  • Power Requirements: 11–52 VDC Phantom Power (IEC-61938), 1.2 mA
  • Weight Net: 145 g (5.1 oz.)

Shure BETA 181/KIT Microphone Kit Includes

  • 1 x Shure BETA 181 Microphone
  • 1 x Cardioid Capsule
  • 1 x Supercardioid Capsule
  • 1 x Omnidirectional Capsule
  • 1 x Bidirectional Capsule
  • 1 x A57F Mic Clip
  • 1 x A181WS Windscreen
  • 1 x A181C Zippered Carrying Case
  • 2 Year Warranty (for Capsules)
  • 1 Year Warranty (for BETA 181 Mic)

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