Rugged condenser microphone features a tailored frequency response for clear reproduction of vocals.

from $179.00

The Shure SM86 is a unidirectional (cardioid) condenser vocal microphone for professional use in live performance. An extremely rugged microphone, the SM86 withstands the rigors of touring while delivering a clear, studio-quality sound.

A cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise. The built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise, and a two-stage pop filter reduces wind and breath "pop" noise.


Live Vocals

Studio Vocals

Microphone Type


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

Polar Pattern


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

Frequency Response


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

Form Factor


Model Line


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SM86 Specification Sheet (PDF)
SM86 User Guide (PDF)
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  • Condenser cartridge for studio quality sound
  • Tailored frequency response for a clear reproduction of vocals
  • Rugged construction withstands the rigors of touring sound
  • Cardioid polar pattern minimizes unwanted background noise
  • Excellent choice for stage monitors and personal monitors
  • Built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise
  • Two-stage "pop" filter reduces wind and breath noise
Receiver Type
Condenser (electret bias)
Frequency Response
50 to 18,000 Hz
Polar Pattern
Phantom power required?
Phantom Supply Requirement: 11 to 52 Vdc, positive at both pins 2 and 3

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