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Shure SM81 Instrument Microphone

Shure SM81 Instrument Microphone

Regular price $349.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $349.00 USD
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SM81 Instrument Microphone

Industry-standard mic renowned for sonic accuracy in stage and studio performances.

The ShureSM81 is a high-quality, unidirectional condenser microphone designed for studio recording, broadcasting, and sound reinforcement. Its wide frequency response, low noise characteristics, and low RF susceptibility have made it a standard for applications involving acoustic instruments, especially guitar, piano, and cymbals. 


The SM81 is ruggedly constructed. It operates on phantom power and performs over a wide range of temperatures and humidity conditions. It is furnished with a swivel adapter, attenuator-switch lock, foam windscreen, and case for carrying and storage. Other accessories are available. 


  • 20 Hz to 20kHz frequency response
  • Flat response curve for accurate reproduction of sound sources
  • Low noise and high output clipping level
  • Low distortion over a wide range of load impedances
  • Cardioidpolar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetric about axis, providing maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sounds
  • Low RF susceptibility
  • Select a blelow-frequency response: flat, 6 or 18 dB/octave roll off
  • 0 dB/10 dBlockable attenuator switch
  • Phantom powering (DIN 45 596 voltages of 12 to 48 Vdc)
  • Rugged steel construction for durability
  • Field-usable over wide range of temperature and humidity conditions 



Type: Condenser(electret bias)

Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional) response-uniform with frequency, symmetrical about axis 

Includes windscreen, no cable. Phantom power required.

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