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Shure Beta 87A

Condenser vocal microphone

Because of its high precision and attention to detail as well as its natural vocal reproduction, the Beta 87 was already the first choice of artists and sound engineers around the world. This classic is now available in a new design under the name Beta 87 A. At the request of many users, Shure has thickened the shaft of this microphone for a more comfortable grip.

The Shure Beta 87 A is a high-quality, permanently polarized condenser microphone with supercardioid characteristics for vocal pickup, which is characterized by an exceptionally linear transmission range and high sound pressure resistance. It is used in professional sound reinforcement, in radio and in studio recordings and combines excellent sound quality with the robustness required for tour and outdoor productions.

The Beta 87 A has a bass roll-off that compensates for the proximity effect and prevents the dreaded boom during close-ups. The typical Shore presence raises the upper mid-range, while the supercardioid pattern ensures maximum isolation from other sound sources such as vocals or instruments and only allows minimal off-axis sound colouration.

One of the toughest, most reliable, and highest quality condenser vocal microphones in the world

  • Supercardioid polar pattern
  • Linear transmission range for precise, detailed and true to original song and speech transmission.
  • Extremely precise supercardioid characteristic over the entire frequency range for the greatest possible feedback resistance with maximum amplification.
  • Built-in, three-layer wind protection minimizes pop and breathing noises.
  • Operation with phantom power
  • Freuqnecy range: 50 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Idle sensitivity: -54 dBV / Pa (2 mV)
  • Maximum sound pressure level (at 1 kHz; 1 k + load; 0.25% distortion factor): 140.5 dB SPL
  • Inherent self-noise (equivalent sound pressure): 23.5 dB (A)
  • Power supply: 11 to 52 V.
  • Current consumption: max. 1.2 mA
  • Dimensions (L x Ø): 192 x 51 mm
  • Weight: 207 g
  • Includes microphone clip and storage bag
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Further Information

On/Off Switch No
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Color Blue
Lo Cut No
Pad No

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Great live mike
Deni K., 19.03.2015
I used to really be scared of feedback so my main microphone was always a dynamic one.

I finally decided to switch to a microphone that would provide me the quality of great sound and perfect dynamics, and I must say that Beta 87a is definitelly a great microphone, being that I am in a heavier band, I really got surprised how much gain this mike can take, and how tight it's pattern is, there is not much bleed of other instruments into this mike, and compared to the SM58 and the Beta58, this microphone (the beta 87a) to my ear feels like it can take even a tad more gain before feedback, or at least about the same as Beta 58, and it's really a lot clearer than the SM58 and the Beta58. The quality of the sound is uncomparable, there is no contest, this is almost a ''studio sound'' mike in a live performance!! :D

I've had absolutelly no problems in live applications and was definitelly able to turn it up to hear myself really, really well on the wedges. Though if you're going to use a lot of sound processing on this mike, I'd still suggest taking the InEar Monitoring route, as that's still only OM7 area of expertise.

I'm really happy with my microphone, knowing that I have one really high quality sounding mike in my collection, and I can't be happier with Thomanns customer service, these guys rock, will be back, again and again.
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Clear and crisp
Agent 007, 09.09.2021
I got the Beta 87A, because my voice sounded too dark and boomy when using the SM58. I use it mostly for speech and voiceover.

The Beta 87A is very bright and crisp, which helps a lot for my voice. It also has a lot of flexibility in handling: the distance from the mic which can be used seems to be larger and easier to find for beginners, when compared to the SM58. The proximity effect is quite smooth as well, this makes playing with it a lot of fun. It is a lot more sensitive than the SM58, and thus background suppression is not as good as the SM58. The low pass filter is kind of build-in. I would have prefered a switch to disable it occationally.

At the end of the day, it depends on your voice and what you want to achieve. For me it has worked very well.
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Best bang for the buck
IamMichael, 02.09.2019
Could not be happier with this microphone. I can see why this is an industry standard. For less than 300 hundred euros you get a top of the line professional mic. I have read a lot of reviews before buying, and to be honest I was a bit skeptic, becuse I already own a Shure SM58 which is great mic, so I wasn't sure whether it was worth the extra money, but it is. It has so much clarity to it and power that it makes singing seem a bit easier. Would totally recommend it to anyone who is performing live. I use it in the church, and the sound is just amazing. Honestly there is nothing about this mic that i don't like. It is lightweight, it is powerful, sounds amazing, If you are thinking of buying it, don't hesitate, you won't be sorry.
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Excellent sounding mic
Jason7773, 06.06.2014
We bought one of these initially for a speech application to replace an SM58. No contest the clarity of this thing is superb. We have since bought two more for the singers. we still use SM58s for some vocalists who suit a warmer sound but if it's clarity and detail you need then this mic does a much better job. Also the feedback rejection is quite simply astonishing by comparison.
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