The Shure BETA®87A is a premium quality supercardioid hand-held electret condenser vocal microphone with exceptionally smooth frequency response and high sound pressure level capability. Used for professional sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and studio recording applications, the Beta 87A combines superb performance with the ruggedness needed for touring and field production.
The Beta 87A features a controlled low-frequency roll-off that compensates for proximity effect and prevents the “boomy” sound often associated with close pick-up. The characteristic Shure presence rise brightens the upper midrange. The tight supercardioid pattern, with null points at approximately 125 degrees, provides maximum isolation from other vocalists or instruments while offering minimal off-axis coloration. The Beta 87A operates on phantom power.
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- Smooth frequency response with gradual presence rise
- Highly consistent supercardioid polar pattern provides superior gain-before-feedback
- Electronic low-frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effect
- Wide dynamic range (117 dB) and low distortion characteristics
- Very low susceptibility to RFI and electromagnetic hum
- Advanced cartridge shock-mount system absorbs mechanical shocks and reduces handling noise
- Built-in pop filter reduces undesirable wind and breath sounds
Legendary Shure quality and reliability
|Type||Condenser (electret bias)|
|Frequency Response||50 to 20,000 Hz|
|Phantom power required?||Phantom Supply Requirement: 11 to 52 Vdc, positive at both pins 2 and 3, Current Drain: 1.0 to 1.2 mA|
Additional specifications are available in the user guide.
A25D Microphone ClipBreak resistant microphone clip that securely mounts the SM58, SM57, SM87A, Beta 87A, Beta 87C and all other microphones with 3/4-inch and larger handles to a standard microphone stand.
A55HM Snap-in "Shock Stopper" MountShock Stopper Isolation Mount/Swivel Adapter, Half Mount, for SM57, SM58, Beta 57A, Beta 58A, Beta 87A, Beta 87C or any Shure tapered handle mic.
A55M Shock Mount Microphone ClipIsolation mount and swivel adapter securely attaches Shure models SM57, SM58, SM86, Beta57A, Beta58A, Beta87A, and Beta87C to standard microphone stands.
A85WS Microphone WindscreenMicrophone windscreen reduces unwanted breath and wind noise. For use with Shure microphones such as the Beta 87A, Beta 87C, SM87A, and SM86 microphones. Available in black.
R193 Cartridge for Beta 87 and Beta 87ADirect replacement cartridge for the Shure Beta 87 and Beta 87A Microphones.
RK312 Factory Original Beta87 Microphone Replacement GrilleFactory original dent resistant replacement grille for Shure Beta87A and Beta87C wired microphones and wireless transmitters.
BETA 87A Reviews
Designed to deliver studio quality sound in live performances, the Beta 87 makes a fantastic choice for singers who crave pristine clarity and sparkling high end in their vocals. But the question that will undoubtedly drive you batty is determining which Beta 87 is right for you: the Beta 87A or the Beta 87C. Each sports a different polar pattern, and depending on your typical live situation, the resulting difference can be quite pronounced...
File Language Type File Size BETA Microphone Product Brochure English 3.53 mb
File Language Type File Size Beta 87A Specification Sheet English 136 kb
File Language Type File Size BETA 87A User Guide English, French, German, Italian, Spanish 192 kb
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