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Shure Beta 181/S

Shure Beta 181/S, compact small diaphragm condenser microphone with changeable capsule for all applications, side adress for closely recordings, supercardioid, 20 - 20.000 Hz, 152 dB SPL max, incl. holder (A57F), windscreen (A181WS) and a bag (A181C), optional all capsules separately available

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Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut No
switchable pad No
characteristic super-cardioid
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Quality top, sound rather flop

Manuproduzente, 17.03.2013
Shure has considered a lot, special design for various special applications, removable capsule and a robust, small housing. At first sight typical Shure, but the dog is buried in detail, the sound ...

Although it is a condenser microphone, it is very unclear. In addition, it has a relatively unpleasant or unusable dip at 600Hz. In this case, it can be just right for a source, but in most cases it will not be the first choice. So far from "flat".

I have tested Snare Drum, Tom, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet, Percussions and Voice. The sound could not convince anywhere.

In view of the price I can not recommend. Shure should offer it at half price, because then it would be a very useful live microphone or ideal for sample space demos. Because it wants to establish itself in the studio area, it has clearly missed its goal.

In the price range up to about 400, - there are simply better alternatives, sorry Shure!
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