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Shure BETA 98H/C Clamp-on Microphone  From Shure

Clamp-on Microphone for Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion



Retail:  $299.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Shure

The Beta 98H/C™ is a premium cardioid condenser instrument microphones that clamps onto the bell of wind instruments or onto the rim of percussion instruments. The integrated gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint allows the mic to be easily positioned and secured, and an isolation shock-mount reduces the transmission of instrument 'key noise' and other mechanical noise. A gooseneck angle brace is included to provide better retention of the microphone placement during more active performances.
  • Compact, lightweight construction provides a low degree of visibility
  • Gooseneck, ratcheting swivel joint and gooseneck angle brace allow for optimum placement and fixed positioning
  • High maximum sound pressure level (SPL) enables handling of the extreme demands of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments
  • Transformerless preamplifier circuitry which improves linearity across the full frequency range
  • Pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise
  • Features a 3 m (10 ft.) high-flex cable with attached preamplifier (XLR connection)
  • Tailored frequency response for open, natural sound reproduction
  • Shure ruggedness and reliability
  • Interchangeable replacement cartridges: RPM108 : Cardioid RPM110 : Supercardioid

About Manufacturer

Since 1925, musicians and music enthusiasts around the world have chosen Shure with confidence in the unparalleled sound and performance of our products. For forty years and counting, the Shure SM58 has been the most popular vocal microphone in the world, revered for its natural sound and famed durability. Our wireless microphones are synonymous with innovative technology and bulletproof reliability. And our award-winning earphones are redefining the audio experience for the most discerning listeners. But Shure stands for more than quality products. We are passionate about enabling performances that engage, energize and inspire audiences -- performances that help shape the course of history. Shure was there when Elvis stepped into Sun Studios and when JFK vowed to put a man on the moon. We've been on the world's biggest stages, from Live Earth to the Oval Office, ever since. Shure is also passionate about getting it right. We work tirelessly to develop flawless products and support them with the best customer service in the industry. In fact, in everything we do, we are committed to delivering a great audio experience -- because that's the true measure of legendary performance.


Condenser (electret bias)

Frequency Response
20 to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern
Unidirectional (cardioid)

Output Impedance
Rated at 150.0 ohms (actual) Recommended minimum load impedance: 1 kilohm. May be used with loads as low as 150 ohms with reduced clipping level.

Output Level (0 dB = 1 volt per Pascal)
Open Circuit Voltage: -56 dB (1.6 mV)

Output Clipping Level (at 1kHz, THD < 1%)
2.5 kilohm load: 11 dBV (3.5 V)
1.0 kilohm load: 3 dBV (1.4 V)

Maximum SPL
2.5 kilohm load: 163 dB
1.0 kilohm load: 155 dB

Dynamic Range (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)
132 dB (2.5 kilohm load)

Signal-to-noise ratio
63 dB at 94 dB SPL (IEC 651)

Positive pressure on microphone diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of preamplifier output connector.

Recommended Operating Voltage
11 to 52 Vdc Phantom

Environmental Conditions
Operating temperatures: -7 degrees C to 49 degrees C (20 degrees F to 120 degrees F)
Storage temperatures: 29 degrees C to +74 degrees C (-20 degrees F to 165 degrees F)
Relative Humidity: 0 to 95%

Net Weight
Microphone w/cable and preamplifier: 156 g (5.5 oz.)