Beta 98AMP Miniature Cardioid Drum Microphone

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Beta 98AMP Miniature Cardioid Drum Microphone

Product Code:
527B Microphone

The Shure Beta 98AMP is a precision-engineered miniature cardioid condenser microphone for professional sound reinforcement and studio recording. Features an integrated XLR preamplifier with a flexible gooseneck and the A75M Universal Microphone Mount for accurate placement in any configuration of toms, snares, or percussion. An extremely uniform cardioid polar pattern provides excellent gain-before-feedback, off-axis rejection of unwanted noise, and high maximum sound pressure level (SPL).

  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound for smooth high-end response and control
  • Precision-engineered design features integrated preamplifier and XLR connector to maximize setup efficiency while minimizing stage clutter
  • Frequency response tailored for drums and percussion applications with a wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Flexible gooseneck for precise placement and easy adjustment
  • Ships with A75M Universal Microphone mount with quick release, for versatile and secure instrument and/or stand mounting
  • Furnished with snap-fit windscreen and zipper pouch

  • Cartridge Type: Electret Condenser
  • Polar Pattern : Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Output Impedance : 150 Ω
  • Sensitivity: open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical –50.5 dBV/Pa[1] (2.5 mV)
  • Maximum SPL:
    1 kHz at 1% THD[2]
    2500 Ω load: 157.5 dB SPL
    1000 Ω load: 153 dB SPL
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio[3] : 63 dB
  • Dynamic Range@ 1 kHz:
    2500 Ω load: 126.5 dB
    1000 Ω load: 122 dB
  • Clipping Level@ 1 kHz, 1% THD:
    2500 Ω load: 12.5 dBV
    1000 Ω load: 7.5 dBV
  • Self Noise equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical : 31.0 dB SPL-A
  • Common Mode Rejection:
    10 to 100,000 kHz
    ≥60 dB
  • Polarity : Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
  • Power Requirements: 11–52 V DC[4] phantom power (IEC-61938), 5.5 mA
  • Net Weight : 130 g (4.6 oz.)

    [1] 1 Pa=94 dB SPL
    [2] THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal level is equivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL
    [3] S/N ratio is the difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted
    [4] All specifications measured with a 48 Vdc phantom power supply. The microphone operates at lower voltages, but with slightly decreased headroom and sensitivity.

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