The Shure Model WCM16 headworn electret condenser microphone is intended for wireless use by performers, lecturers, and others who require the highest quality voice pickup with maximum mobility. Its wide frequency response, low RF susceptibility and reliable operation at temperature and humidity extremes make the WCM16 suitable for virtually any vocal application. When used with Shure bodypack transmitters, the performance of the WCM16 closely resembles the finest conventional vocal microphones. 

Miniaturized active circuitry included in the cartridge assembly provides equalization that tailors the low-frequency response to resemble the warm proximity effect of larger vocal microphones. Because of this low-end response, it is not necessary to position the microphone directly in front of the mouth, thus avoiding much popping and breath noise, even without the included foam pop screen. 

The microphone's hypercardioid unidirectional pickup pattern provides maximum isolation from ambient noise and from adjacent sound sources such as musical instruments, loudspeakers and other performers. This permits higher gain-before-feedback without loss or masking of vocals. 

 

 

Application

Live Vocals

Microphone Type

Condenser:

Lightweight, sensitive diaphragm. Precisely and smoothly captures sound nuances. Powered by battery or phantom power supply.

Polar Pattern

HyperCardioid:

Provides maximum isolation from ambient noise and adjacent sound such as musical instruments, loudspeakers and other performers.

Frequency Response
Form Factor

Headworn

Model Line

Other

Downloads
WCM16 User Guide
Features
  • Extra lightweight, adjustable headband stays secure and virtually disappears while being worn
  • Response comparable to finest conventional vocal microphones
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern provides maximum isolation from vocalist's own instrument and those of other performers
  • Uniform polar pattern at all frequencies for maximum gain before feedback
  • High input clipping level eliminates overload distortion
  • Cable terminates as 4-pin mini connector
  • Windscreen included
  • Reliable at temperature and humidity extremes
Specifications
Type
Condenser (electret bias)
Frequency Response
50 to 18,000 Hz
Polar Pattern
Hypercardioid, uniform with frequency
lmpedance
1,200 ohms
Output Level
Open Circuit Voltage -55.0 dbV (1.8 mV) at 0.6 m
User Guides
File Language Type File Size
WCM16 User Guide English PDF 208 kb