Available Options

WL183 Omnidirectional
WL184 Supercardioid
WL185 Cardioid

Models WL183, WL184 and WL185 are lavalier electret condenser mics designed for use with a wireless body-pack transmitter. Each mic has a 1.2 meter (4 ft.) cable terminated with a miniature 4-pin mini connector. Included tie clip can be rotated in 90 degree intervals for placement flexibility.

All models feature CommShield® Technology, which guards against interference from cellular RF devices and digital bodypack transmitters.

WL183, WL184, and WL185 are sold separately.

Application

Live Vocals

Video/Broadcast

Microphone Type

Condenser:

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

Polar Pattern

Cardioid:

Picks up the most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. Less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.

OmniDirectional:

Equally sensitive to sound from all directions, but cannot be "aimed" to isolate one area.

SuperCardioid:

Screens unwanted sound sources. Ideal for individual instruments in a multi-microphone setting, or single sources in noisy environments.

Frequency Response

Tailored:

Smooth, extended response. Tuned to accentuate specific types of instruments or voices.

Form Factor

Lavalier

Model Line

Other

Downloads
Broadcast & Media Production Brochure (PDF)
WL183 WL184 WL185 User Guide (PDF)
Related Links
Broadcast Brochure (PDF)
All Broadcast Products
CommShield® Technology White Paper
Features
  • WL183 (Omnidirectional): Recommended for general purpose sound reinforcement, recording, or remote monitoring applications. Low handling noise. Pickup angle: 360 degrees. 
  • WL184 (Supercardioid): Recommended for sound reinforcement applications requiring high rejection of ambient noise and narrow pickup angle. Use of windscreen highly recommended. Pickup angle: 115 degrees. 
  • WL185 (Cardioid): Recommended for general purpose sound reinforcement applications requiring good rejection of ambient noise. Use of windscreen highly recommended. Pickup angle: 130 degrees.
Specifications
Type
Condenser (electret bias)
Frequency Response
50 to 17,000 Hz
lmpedance
1800 ohms
Output Level
WL183: -40.0 dBV/Pa; WL184: -44.5 dBV/Pa; WL185: -45.5 dBV/Pa
Accessories
Name Availability
C122

C122

The C122 is a 4 foot (1.3 m) Cable, 4-Pin Mini Connector (TA4F) to lavalier housing. For Shure microphones MX183, MX184, MX185, WL183, WL184, WL185.

RK183WS

RK183WS

Works with Beta 98A, Beta 98/S, Beta 98D/S, Beta 98H/C, MX183, MX184, MX185, MX202, WH30, WL183, WL184, WL185, and SM35. Contains 4 snap-fit windscreens.

RK261BWS

RK261BWS

Reduces unwanted breath and wind noise. For use with Shure MX183, MX184, MX185, WL183, WL184, and WL185 microphones (contains four). Available in black.

RK183T1

RK183T1

Single Mount Tie Clip for MX183, MX184, MX185, WL183, WL184 and WL185 (contains two).

RK183T2

RK183T2

Dual Mount Tie-Clip for Shure MX183, MX184, MX185, WL183, WL184 and WL185 microphones (contains one).