Shure Beta 98 S

Condenser Miniature Microphone

The Shure Beta 98/S is a compact, high-output condenser microphone for professional sound reinforcement and studio recording. Its extremely uniform super-cardioid pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise. Its high sound pressure level capability (SPL) makes it useful for a variety of acoustic or amplified instruments including drums, piano, reed, wind, and strings. The Beta 98S is also suitable for use with a guitar amplifier.

The Beta 98S, depending on the model, is delivered with an shock-absorbing swivel adapter (Beta 98S) or the A98D drum mount (Beta 98D/S). The A98D drum mount comes with a specially constructed gooesneck that allows highly flexible positioning of the microphone and holds it securely in place. The Beta 98S comes with a windshield, case, preamplifier and a connection cable.

  • Super-cardioid polar pattern
  • Exchangeable capsules for various polar patterns (e.g. cardioid RPM 108)
  • Handles extreme sound pressure levels without distortion
  • Precise, secure and unobtrusive attachment and flexible positioning with shock-absorbing swivel adapter
  • Detachable cable
  • Microphone preamp with switchable HP and level attenuation (-10 dB)
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Output impedance: 150
  • Sensitivity: -59 dBV/Pa (1 mV)
  • Maximum SPL: 160 dB SPL
  • Inherent self-noise (equivalent noise level): 35 dB (A)
  • Power supply: 48 +/- 4 V
  • Power consumption: Max. 1.2 mA
  • Dimensions (L x Ø): 35.6 x 11.7 mm
  • Weight: 12 G (capsule only)
  • Included: Microphone preamp RPM 626, bag, windshield, jointed holder and TQG connecting cable (450 cm)
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  • Strumming Dry
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Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut Yes
switchable pad Yes
characteristic hyper-cardioid, cardioid
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lezarb, 19.08.2014
Very good microphone live, no complaints about the sound, Not used in the studio, may be the cable is a long, it would have been two, one course and a long
Otherwise damage that the clamps are so expensive ... I would like to buy several types ... to adapt the microphone on several different instruments
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Andreas716, 18.02.2013
Absolute recommendation for drumms and alustikgitarre. For the guitar I use a suction cup "Gecko" and get perfect result.
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