Shure Beta 181/S side address condenser mic with supercardioid capsule

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The Shure Beta 181 is an ultra compact, small diaphragm side-address condenser microphone with interchangeable capsules for different polar patterns. This enables discreet placement and versatility in tight conditions for various applications.

Shure Beta 181/S Features

• Small diaphragm condenser microphone
• Supercardioid capsule with interchangeable functionality
• Multipurpose microphone
• Ultra compact design

The Shure Beta 181/S is a multipurpose instrument microphone that can be used on a wide variety of applications including guitars, bass and drums (overheads and snares). A total of four different capsules (Cardioid, Supercardioid, Bi-directional, Omni-directional) are available in the Shure Beta 181 series, allowing you to interchange them according to the specific application.

Supercardioid Capsule

The Shure Beta 181/S comes with the RPM181/S supercardioid condenser capsule. The supercardioid capsule is best suited to snare, toms, acoustic instruments and other forms of close distance micing.

Although this package comes with a supercardioid capsule, the Shure Beta 181 can be purchased with any one of the four mic capsules in the series. You'll then need to buy any additional capsules separately.

Shure Beta 181/S Specifications

• Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
• Sensitivity: -49,5 dBV/Pa
• Equivalent Self-Noise: 22 dB, A weighted
• Sound Pressure: 154,5 dB
• Weight: 145g


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This item is normally sent to Mainland UK addresses by DPD who generally provide a one-hour window of delivery on the morning of delivery by email or text message.

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UK Non-Mainland: from £12

Rep. of Ireland and Mainland Europe: from £15 (calculated at checkout). Please see our international delivery page or contact us for details.

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Warranty Information

Shure Warranty Information: 2 Years

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Additional Information

Polar Pattern:
Solid State
Stock Availability:
On Request
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