SM81 Instrument Microphone

Industry-standard mic renowned for sonic accuracy in stage and studio performances.

from $349.00
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Product Details

The Shure SM81 is a high-quality, unidirectional condenser microphone designed for studio recording, broadcasting, and sound reinforcement. Its wide frequency response, low noise characteristics, and low RF susceptibility have made it a standard for applications involving acoustic instruments, especially guitar, piano, and cymbals.

Features

The SM81 is ruggedly constructed. It operates on phantom power and performs over a wide range of temperatures and humidity conditions. It is furnished with a swivel adapter, attenuator-switch lock, foam windscreen, and case for carrying and storage. Other accessories are available. 

  • 20 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

 

Available Options

SM81-LC With windscreen, no cable. Phantom power required.
Type Condenser (electret bias)
Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Cardioid (unidirectional) response-uniform with frequency, symmetrical about axis

Additional specifications are available in the user guide.

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Software & Downloads

Brochures

File Language Type File Size
SM Microphone Product Brochure English PDF 1.85 mb

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
SM81 Specification Sheet English PDF 564 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
SM81 User Guide English, French, German, Italian, Spanish PDF 716 kb

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