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Shure BETA87C Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Handheld Vocal Applications

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Cardioid
  • Smooth, wide frequency response with slight presence rise
  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern for maximum isolation
  • Minimum off-axis tone coloration
  • Low-frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effect
  • Frequency response: 50 - 20,000 Hz
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Product Description

Style: Cardioid

Product Description

The Beta87C premium vocal microphone delivers studio-grade performance and a smooth, extended high-end frequency response in a cardioid condenser design. The microphone adds warmth to the frequency response and creates an ideal environment for in ear personal monitoring. And its highly consistent cardioid pattern offers excellent rear rejection.

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The Beta 87C premium vocal microphone delivers studio-grade performance and a smooth, extended high-end frequency response in a cardioid condenser design. The microphone adds warmth to the frequency response and creates an ideal environment for in ear personal monitoring. And its highly consistent cardioid pattern offers excellent rear rejection.



The Shure Beta 87C vocal microphone.
The BETA 87C is an excellent choice for professional studio recording, yet it is built to withstand the rigors of touring. It maintains its performance characteristics even at sound pressure levels as high as 139 dB SPL. Plus, the cartridge is protected by a proven shock mount system. A hardened steel mesh grille with a built-in pop filter provides added protection.



Frequency response.


Polar pattern.

Key Features

  • Smooth, wide frequency response with slight presence rise
  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern for maximum isolation
  • Minimum off-axis tone coloration
  • Low-frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effect
  • Three-stage pop filter minimizes breath pop and noise
  • Break-resistant stand adapter

Specifications

  • Transducer Type: Condenser (electret bias)
  • Frequency Response: 50 to 20,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Output Impedance: Rated at 150 ohms (100 Ohms actual +/- 20%); Recommended minimum load impedance: 800 ohms
  • Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -51 dBV/Pa (2 mV); (1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
  • Output Clipping Level: 1000 Ohm Load at 1,000 Hz: -6 dBV (0.5 V)
  • Maximum SPL: 139 dB at 1,000 Hz (0.25% THD, 1000 Ohm load)
  • Self-Noise: 22 dB typical, A-weighted; 24 dB typical, weighted per DIN 45 405 (equivalent sound pressure level; measured with true rms voltmeter)
  • Dynamic Range: 117 dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)
  • Hum Sensitivity: -5 dB equivalent SPL, maximum, in a 1 mOe field (60 Hz)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 72 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651) -- *S/N ratio is difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self-noise A-weighted.
  • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of the output connector.
  • Power: Phantom Supply Requirement: 11 to 52 Vdc, positive at both pins 2 and 3
  • Connector: Three-pin (XLR) professional audio
  • Case: Aluminum construction with painted blue metallic finish, and hardened steel grille with nickel satin chrome plating
  • Weight: 7.6 ounces

Product Details

Style Name: Cardioid
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  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 2 x 2 inches ; 7.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0002DVKZO
  • Item model number: BETA87C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,378 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: July 16, 2004

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Rick Holly on April 9, 2012
Style Name: Supercardioid
In my home studio I have several condenser mics (Rode NT1,AKG and Audio Technica. The sound of a good condenser on vocals is a must for pro sounding recordings. Shure has managed to bring that sound to the stage for use in live performance. I have a decent Mackie based PA system (Mackie mixer and Mackie active speakers) and I must say that every positive reveiw is true. This is the best live vocal microphone I have ever used. For the past 25 years I have been faithful to Shure SM58 mics for vocals but now I am hooked on the Beta 87A. Yes they are expensive but if you can afford it they are worth it. Borrow one if you can and you'll see what I mean. If you have a high quality PA system you should have a high quality microphone and this is it.

Warning: The Shure Beta 87A (87 and 87C) along with the Shure Beta 58 are heavily counterfeited and sold on sites like Ebay and Craig's list. They look almost perect and come in perfectly duplicated Shure boxes with warrenty cards, mic pouches and mic collars. The first thing to check for if you get one is to see if it is actually a condenser mic. Most of the counterfeits out there are poor sounding dynamic mic capsules. Turn off your mixers phantom power and if the mic still works it's a dynamic fake not a real Shure condenser. Do a Google search for more ways to spot the fakes.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By R. Pollack on May 22, 2012
Style Name: Supercardioid
If you sing for a living, you deserve a Beta 87. It captures every nuance, rasp and grain of your voice in live performance, on par with many studio mics costing as much or more. You don't have to baby it, it's built like a tank and performs flawlessly in any weather.

A built-in electronic bass roll-off circuit lets you set the EQ on your mixer once and forget it. The clarity and quality of your voice remain basically the same. No Bruce Banner when it's far away, no Incredible Hulk when it's close, it's always balanced, warm and clean.
To guarantee break-proof operation, Shure offers no switches of any kind on its wired mic line. So you should choose the pattern or circuitry you want by the model.

The Beta 87A is supercardioid (for venues or stages where the monitors are to your side)
The Beta 87C is cardioid (for club dates, bars or pickup bands, monitors are directly in front of you)
The SM87A has no bass roll-off circuitry, it has a black casing so you know the difference.

Not to be obvious, but there's no reason to use this wonderful microphone unless the rest of your P.A. system or audio interface is of equal quality.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By D. Annanders on April 20, 2007
Style Name: Supercardioid
Every positive comment about this microphone is right on. I finally have found a mic that captures every resonance, and clarity. I have used it to record and perform live. This is an amazing tech. that delivers real results. I bought it based on reviews without trying it out first, and it was the best mic purchase I have ever made. This mic has a quality that far exceeds the initial investment.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By philwinkle on December 27, 2011
Style Name: Supercardioid Verified Purchase
I absolutely love everything about this mic. It has some heft to it, it looks nice, it feels nice to the touch; but best of all? It sounds amazing.

The pickup pattern is Supercardioid which has a little more rear-pickup than you'd think; but sound quality alone trumps this small annoyance. The think that separates the 87A from the rest of the Shure handheld pack is that it is a condenser microphone - so don't use it on terribly loud sound sources. It works best for me on vocals that nice more hi-end definition.

Overall, it earns every one of the five stars I gave it - and buying on Amazon saves you a ton of coin over the big box competitors!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kyo-Jin Lee on May 25, 2010
Style Name: Cardioid
I perform with this mic in small and large venues. The proximity bass roll off feature is really nice, since I tend to get closer and closer to the mic as I get into the song. Also, when I back off from the mic, it preserves the bass freqs in my vocals better than other vocal mics I've performed with.

I haven't really banged this mic up to test how solidly it's built, but knowing Shure and their line of live mics, I trust it to take a few hits here and there.

And plus, it just looks really cool!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Old Boot on October 11, 2010
Style Name: Supercardioid
I put this mic to work the day I got it. Its way different from a 58. No Prox field what so ever its on or off, almost like a gate is on it. Its a good background vocal mic, but might be a little thin for lead. I am a country singer so thats from a "country music" stand point. If you dont sing hard then this mic would be good for you, but if you got pipes, You dont need it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marianne McGuire on May 10, 2011
Style Name: Supercardioid Verified Purchase
This Shure Beta 87A microphone has a clear concise sound that is perfect for female singers. The clarity of the voice is picked up like I have never seen in a mic before. Very good choice if you have a wide range of vocal nuances, or tend to be a quieter singer, this mic will pick up all the great qualities of your voice! Great product!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Raymond Anthony on June 18, 2009
Style Name: Supercardioid Verified Purchase
Just look around at TV shows and see how speakers, singers, other personalities and performers use THIS microphone. The word has gotten out that if you want to sound your BEST use this baby! I do and I would NOT settle for any less now.
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