Shure Beta 87A

Shure Beta 87A

(20 Ratings)
  • Vocal Microphone
  • Type: Handheld Microphone
  • Transducer principle: Condenser
  • Pickup pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency range: 50 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Max. SPL: 140 dB
  • Open circuit sensitivity: 2 mV/Pa
  • Including: Stand adapter, case

Shure Beta 87A · Microphone

Features at a glance:
  • Handheld microphone with condenser capsule
  • Supercardioid pickup patterm
  • Advanced cartridge shock-mount system
  • Frequency range: 50 Hz bis 20 kHz
  • Includes stand adapter and carrying/storage bag
  • Ideally suited for vocal applications

The Shure Beta 87A is one of the first choice microphones among entertainers worldwide. It’s a high end electret condenser microphone characterised with a smooth frequency response delivering extremely clear vocals. Its supercardioid pickup pattern isolates the individual instrument or voice that is to be miked from other sound sources which makes it ideally suited for applications involving high levels of background noise and/ or reverberation. In addition it provides excellent feedback rejection.
The integral high-pass filters out unwanted low-frequency signals if required and the built-in 3-stage popfilter reduces wind and breath “pop” noise. Its rugged construction ensures trouble-free operation even in case of rough handling. The Beta 87A features an advanced cartridge shock-mount system which absorbs mechanical shocks and reduces handling noise. The Beta 87A operates on phantom power and comes with a rugged swivel adapter.

MP-Rating: The Shure 87A delivers a highly detailed and natural vocals and that´s why it´s one of the first-choice mics among artists and sound engineers around the globe- 6 Stars!

1 Star – still room for improvement!
2 Stars – satisfactory overall impression!
3 Stars – good price/performance value!
4 Stars – very recommendable!
5 Stars – highly recommendable!
6 Stars – unbeatable top product!

What are handheld vocal microphones?
Microphones that you hold in your hands while performing are considered as handheld vocal microphones. These microphones have to fulfil certain criteria. They need to offer high feedback-rejection and most of them feature cardioid, supercardioid or hypercardioid polar patterns. In addition they are required to provide a rugged construction, full bass and crispy highs. Their frequency response is usually tailored, because these microphones are designed for vocal pickup. Models featuring a pronounced proximity effect are frequently used. When choosing a mic, you should also make sure that wind and breath "pop" noise as well as handling noise are sufficiently suppressed.

Shure Beta
Beta Microphones are quality microphones which are matched up for a detailed reproduction even in acoustically challenging environments. Precise and focused on specific applications the frequencies are chosen for better presence and subtleties in sound.

You will find Beta microphones in the racks of the most respected engineers in the industry, at home and on tour with the biggest bands in the music scene. The Beta series offers proven equipment, with unique robustness.


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