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SKU: SM81

    Product Description

    The legendary SM81 is an industry-standard, flat-response cardioid condenser microphone, featuring a wide frequency response and low self-noise.

    WHAT IS THE SM81 BEST SUITED TO

    The SM81 is the perfect choice for a professional musician or sound engineer who is looking to mic up acoustic instruments such as acoustic guitar, piano and cymbals. It can ideally be used on stage and because of its high quality is also at home in the recording studio.

    WHAT CHARACTERISTICS CAN I EXPECT WHEN USING AN SM81

    The SM81 has a flat response curve for accurate reproduction of the sound source and can also be modified via a bass roll off switch. The 0dB/10bB lockable attenuator switch gives you even more flexibility when miking up loud sound sources and it has a cardioid polar pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing handling noise.

    • 0 Hz to 20 kHz 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
    • Cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetric about axis, providing maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sounds
    • Low RF susceptibility
    • Selectable low-frequency response: flat, 6 or 18 dB/octave rolloff
    • 0 dB/10 dB lockable 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
    • Transducer Type : Condenser
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    • Sensitivity (1 kHz): -45,0 dBV/Pa / 5,6 mV/Pa
    • Equivalent Selfnoise: 18 dB(A)
    • Sound Pressure:
    • Pad off: 136 dB
    • Pad on: 146 dB
    • Weight: 230 g
    • Frequency Repsonse Curve:
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    Specifications
    Capsule Type
    Condenser
    Brand
    Shure
    Trade Doubler Group ID
    13360
    Diaphragm Size
    Small
    Polar Pattern
    Cardioid
    Instrument
    Vocals
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    Customer Reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

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    John Lewis10th Mar 2021

    If you want a mic to give you the real sound of whatever you are recording, these are stunningly good at doing just that. No hype, nothing missing, just the truth reproduced. I use two as an ORTF stereo pair to record acoustic guitar and I was flabbagasted at the quality of the sound and the faithfulness of the tones. Apparently these mics are used in many studios around the world, I can understand why.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

    Scott Pickard8th Feb 2021

    Great sound. Like the fact that it comes with sturdy case for storage and travel.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Raymond Sutherlan13th Dec 2020

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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