Shure Beta 87A Studio Condenser Microphone
The Shure Beta 87A handheld condenser microphone is a great live mic. If you’re really desiring great nuance, or for vocalists looking for a higher-quality sound than the rusty old mics at your local venue, the Beta 87A is a great fit. While giving you a crystal clear sound, their supercardioid pickup pattern is absolutely stellar at feedback rejection. And of course, you get legendary Shure roadworthiness and quality, which is why Shure is a live standard worldwide. If you need to perform and sound your best every night, the Shure Beta 87A is a great choice.
A premium quality super-cardioid handheld vocal condenser microphone with exceptionally smooth frequency response and high sound pressure level capability. It is ideal for a professional lead or backing vocalist either on stage, for live recording or in the studio. This is an impressive part if the Shure range and a must for any vocalist and in response to user requests, Shure has redesigned this microphone by just slightly thickening the handle for a more comfortable feel when hand-held. In addition, the Beta 87A now includes the A25D break-resistant swivel adapter, used or professional sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and studio recording applications, the Beta 87A combines superb performance with the ruggedness needed for touring and field production.
The Beta 87A features a controlled low-frequency roll-off that compensates for proximity effect and prevents the “boomy” sound often associated with close pick-up. The characteristic Shure presence rise brightens the upper midrange. The tight supercardioid pattern, with null points at approximately 125 degrees, provides maximum isolation from other vocalists or instruments while offering minimal off-axis coloration. The Beta 87A operates on phantom power.
Superb sound quality
Engineered to exacting standards, Beta 87A unites the best of studio and stage. With its condenser design and supercardioid polar pattern, the Beta 87A reveals nuance and subtlety in a microphone optimized for the most demanding live environments. The choice for the world’s most accomplished vocal performances, Beta 87A microphones capture vocal subtlety with extraordinary detail to deliver clear articulation, functional flexibility and precise vocal reproduction for live performance.
Built for a loud stage
One shortcoming of a lot of condenser mics is their inherent nature to capture everything around them, resulting in terrible feedback and lack of control in a loud environment. The Beta 87A counters this with it’s supercardioid pickup pattern, accepting only the closest and most direct signal sources. You’ll be amazed how well they do standing right in front of a loud set of monitors. And Beta 87A microphones offer consistency across all frequencies, providing more gain before feedback, and minimizing proximity effect.
Like any other Shure mic, the Beta 87A is built to withstand just about anything. Shure mics are renowned industry-wide for being virtually indestructible. All of their designs go through the same durability testing from drops, to humidity, to heat tests, and more! Shure mics are one of the top choices for live performance worldwide for one very simple reason: They perform night after night, no matter how rough it gets.
Don’t hesitate, add the Shure beta 87a to your performances today!
- Smooth frequency response with gradual presence rise
- Highly consistent super cardioid polar pattern provides superior gain-before-feedback
- Electronic low-frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effect
- Wide dynamic range (117 dB) and low distortion characteristics
- Very low susceptibility to RFI and electromagnetic hum
- Advanced cartridge shock-mount system absorbs mechanical shocks and reduces handling noise
- Built-in pop filter reduces undesirable wind and breath sounds
- Legendary Shure quality and reliability
- Powered by 48V phantom power
Transducer Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Super cardioid
Frequency Response: 50 – 20kHz
Sensitivity (dBV/Pa): -54 dBV/Pa
Sensitivity (mV/Pa): 2 mV/Pa
Equivalent Self-noise: 23,5 dB(A)
Max Sound Pressure: 140,5 dB
Weight: 207 g