Shure WB98 H/C

Miniature Instrument Microphone

The Shure Beta 98H/C is a high-quality, permanently polarized condenser microphone with cardioid polar pattern, which can be attached to the bell of wind instruments or to the hoops of drums or other percussion instruments. The integrated gooseneck and the ratcheting swivel joint allows for easy placement and securing of the microphone. An isolating shock mount reduces the transmission of noise from wind instrument keys, as well as from other instrument noises. The supplied gooseneck angle brace keeps the microphone in the desired position, even during heavy movements. Also available for use with wireless systems under the model name WB98H/C.

The Beta 98H/C operates with a transformerless preamplifier circuit for better linearity over the entire frequency range, while the cardioid polar pattern provides high gain before feedback and excellent suppression of unwanted background noise. The high maximum sound pressure level makes it possible to meet the extreme requirements of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.

The Beta 98H/C comes with a click-into-place windshield, a case, a gooseneck angle brace, and a cable holder. The preamplifier can be operated via any 11 - 52 V phantom power source, or via the battery powered MX1BP preamplifier when no phantom power is available.

  • Directional characteristic: cardioid
  • With a permanently polarized condenser capsule
  • Integrated clip and gooseneck
  • Click-into-place foam windshield
  • Especially suitable for wind instruments
  • TQG connector for direct connection to wireless systems
  • Optimized frequency range for open, natural sound reproduction
  • Optionally available interchangeable microphone capsules with various directional characteristics
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Output impedance: 150 Ohm
  • Open circuit sensitivity: -56 dBV/Pa (1.6 mV)
  • Max. sound pressure level (SPL): 163 dB SPL
  • Equivalent output noise: 31 dB (A)
  • Power requirements: 11 to 52 V
  • Weight of the microphone: 65 g

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Matt6153, 22.10.2014
I have 3 of these microphones and use them either with a TQG-XLR converter or with the Line6 XD-V55 wireless systems to mic up soprano saxophone and diatonic accordion on stage.

The sound quality is perfect for my needs, it is bright (cuts through) and it picks up the whole range of my instruments (including the lower bass frequencies from the accordion).

The mics are very directional and feedback is minimal, even when the stage sound is very loud (with full drum kit and monitors); a high frequency occasionally feeds when you get too near to a monitor (similar to the AKG clip on series which I used before), but an engineer can easily trap it if it becomes a problem.

My only issue is that the cable is a little flimsy and it could be longer... it would be easy to damage if you trod on it by mistake. This is a shame as the mic / chassis itself seems very durable and the clip is strong. I normally use the included cable tidy to shorten it as much as possible, then clip it into a tougher cable before it hits the floor.
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klonmik, 18.09.2019
i have heard so much about it and its true after all ...test it with a friend's transmitter and sound fantastic...i hope with my new BLX14 S8 ,i just order, will sound as good as the other I've tried from my pal...Thanks again Thomann.de ...i will suggested to all people are intresting for mics and odther stuff..like cases, horns, and more...
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Jean-BaptisteB, 23.05.2011
Etant saxophoniste professionnel, je cherchai le meilleur compromis entre solidité, sonorité et prix.
Le son est très neutre, la pince est très bien conçue, et la dynamique au rendez-vous.
Le micro ne larsen vraiment qu'à condition de se coller au retour, ce qui est vraiment appréciable dans des conditions difficiles de concert.
il ne reprend que très peu les sons environnants.
Il est préférable de ne pas l'axer parfaitement sur le pavillon, et de ne pas trop l'incliner vers le pavillon afin d'obtenir un son homogène sur toute la tessiture du saxophone.
Parfait!!
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02.05.2016
Habe das Shure letzte Woche gekauft und auch gleich Live getestet. Durch dieses professionelle Micro klingt mein Saxophon sogar besser als ohne Micro; denn man hört keinerlei Klappengeräusche oder sonstige störende Geräusche von der Mechanik des Instruments. Montage geht schnell und einfach.

Bitte achtet darauf, dass diese Version dafür gedacht ist mit Funkstrecke zu verwenden. Allerdings kann man mit dem Phantomspeiseadapter RPM 626 von Shure das Micro auch kabelgebunden verwenden, was mir sehr wichtig ist. Dieses Micro kann mit Zubehör also sowohl mit Funk als auch kabelgebunden verwendet werden. Das ist mit der Version Shure Beta 98 H/C leider nicht möglich, da hier der Phantomspeiseadapter fest verbunden ist.

Die Verarbeitung bekommt 4 Sterne, weil das Kabel wohl eine Schwachstelle darstellt. Sollte es damit Probleme geben, dann werde ich diese Bewertung aktualisieren.

Insgesamt bin ich sehr zufrieden. Klare Kaufempfehlung; übrigens auch für Trompeter (Bandkollege).
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