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Shure BETA 98H/C Clip-On Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Sax/Brass with Integrated Shock Mount and Attached Preamplifier

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  • The Beta 98 H/C feature transformerless preamplifier circuitry which improves linearity across the full frequency range.
  • The pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise.
  • Its high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) enables it to handle the extreme demands of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
  • The Beta98H/C features a 3 m (10 ft.) high-flex cable with attached preamplifier (XLR connection)
  • Tailored frequency response for open, natural sound reproduction
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Product Description

Product Description

The Beta 98H/C™ is a premium cardioid condenser instrument microphone that clamps onto the bell of wind instruments or onto the rim of percussion instruments. The integrated gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint allows the mic to be easily positioned and secured, and an isolation shock-mount reduces the transmission of instrument 'key noise' and other mechanical noise. A gooseneck angle brace is included to provide better retention of the microphone placement during more active performances.

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The Beta 98H/C premium cardioid condenser instrument microphone that clamps onto the bell of wind instruments or onto the rim of percussion instruments, and its transformerless preamplifier circuitry improves linearity across the full frequency range. The pickup pattern of the BETA 98H/C provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise. Its high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) enables it to handle the extreme demands of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.



The clip-on Shure Beta 98H/C instrument microphone.
The integrated gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint allows the mic to be easily positioned and secured, and an isolation shock-mount reduces the transmission of instrument "key noise" and other mechanical noise. A gooseneck angle brace is included to provide better retention of the microphone placement during more active performances.

Key Features

  • Transformerless preamplifier circuitry that improves linearity across the full frequency range.
  • Pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise.
  • High maximum sound pressure level (SPL) enables it to handle the extreme demands of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
  • 10-foot high-flex cable with attached preamplifier (XLR connection)
  • Tailored frequency response for open, natural sound reproduction
  • Compact, lightweight construction provides a low degree of visibility
  • Gooseneck, ratcheting swivel joint and gooseneck angle brace allow for optimum placement and fixed positioning

Applications and Placement
The most common BETA 98H/C applications and placement techniques are described below. Keep in mind that microphone technique is largely a matter of personal taste; there is no one "correct" microphone position.

  • Saxophone Placement: Clamp the microphone onto the bell of the saxophone, so the microphone is a few inches from and facing into the bell. This will produce a bright tonal balance while minimizing feedback and leakage.
  • Soprano Saxophone Placement: Clamp the microphone onto the bell of the saxophone and adjust the gooseneck so the microphone is facing the keys of the instrument, a few inches from the lower keys. This will produce a warm and full tonal balance. For a brighter tone, adjust the gooseneck so the microphone is facing into the bell, a few inches away.
  • Trombone Placement: Clamp the microphone onto the bell of the trombone and adjust the gooseneck so the microphone is facing directly into the bell, a few inches away. This will produce a bright tonal balance while providing maximum isolation.
  • Trumpet Placement: Clamp the microphone onto the bell of the trumpet and adjust the gooseneck so the microphone is facing directly into the bell, a few inches away. This will produce a bright tonal balance while providing maximum isolation.
  • Drum Placement: Clamp the microphone onto the drum rim and adjust the gooseneck so the microphone is aiming a few inches above the drum head and an inch from the rim. This provides a full tonal balance.

Specifications

  • Type: Condenser (electret bias)
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid)
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Output Impedance: 1200 ohms
  • Output Level (0 dB = 1 volt per Pascal): Open Circuit Voltage: -56.5 dB (1.5 mV)
  • Output Clipping Level (at 1kHz, THD < 1%): -9 dBV (0.35 V)
  • Maximum SPL: 143.5 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 112.5 dB
  • Signal-to-noise Ratio: 63 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on microphone diaphragm produces positive voltage on pins 3 and 4 with respect to pin 1 (ground).
  • Weight: 2.3 ounces


Frequency response.


Polar pattern.

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  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.3 x 1.2 inches ; 5.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0002GZSR2
  • Item model number: BETA 98H/C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,808 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

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Customer Reviews

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Brian and Dawn Conklin on August 16, 2010
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I've been using this microphone for a number of professional performances over the last seven or eight years. The Shure Beta has one of the best quality sounds and pick up of any microphone I've ever used. Clamping it to the bell of my saxophone allows movement without being tied to stationary microphone stand. The only issue has been the thin cable that connects it from the clip to the XLR connector. It doesn't take much to damage it (this is the second one I own) and over the years, it obviously wears faster than an ordinary microphone/cable. The result is that the longer you own it, the more careful you have to be or else you'll have a crackle and pop everytime you move the wrong way. It's a shame they can't improve on the design of the otherwise amazing microphone. I've tried to compensate by leaving the cable wrapped in the reel (taped up) with only enough length required to get the clip from my waist to the bell of the saxophone which has helped extend the life this long. I'm getting ready to replace it again and I'm thinking about shifting to a wireless.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By slaxx on February 11, 2012
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Going with Shure, I knew I was picking a good brand that's been in the space for years. Thanks to Amazon's quick shipping Prime program, I got to try this thing out very quickly (it actually arrived the night of my gig). There is no setup, just plug and play. The thing sounds great, picking up a lot more of my sound than my old clip-on mic.

PROs:
- Lightweight, adjustable mic for my trumpet
- Clip seems strong, and the gooseneck adjuster allows me to perfectly curve the mic into my bell
- Nice pickup
- Clip on the XLR connector allows me to easily clip to my belt

CONs:
- Wire connecting XLR to mic seems a little...flimsy. Only time will tell how long it holds up.
- Cable is actually quite long. Long enough that I accidentally stepped on it from time to time. With a flimsy cable, I'll have to be very careful.

Overall, love this mic (for a great price).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wizdomseeker on May 12, 2014
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Sound is nice and clear and clips on to bell nicely. The wire is very thin for obvious reasons just hope it holds up to use.
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By Lewis on November 23, 2011
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I've been using this mic on alto and tenor for the past year and it has worked well. It's a good quality mic that's not super expensive. Sound man likes it too. Requires phantom power which is available on most any mixer.
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By snowdaho500 on November 8, 2011
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This is a sweet mic and a good price. It is the standard clip-on, from what I've heard. My saxophone professor recommended the Shure Beta 98H/C on top of everything. Make sure you have phantom power. Sweet mic!
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- Purchased for my husband
- He does not have any complaints...states it works well & makes him feel like a professional Saxophonist
- Requires a microphone cable to connect to the sound board
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By Celeste Howard on August 7, 2010
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Very pleased with mic. Works as well as advertised and then some. I have just suggested it to a friend whose is looking to buy a mic for his trumpet.
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