The Shure SM87A microphone is a professional-quality, handheld condenser microphone for use in sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and studio recording installations. Its supercardioid polar pattern provides greater rejection of unwanted sound sources, making it ideal for miking individual instruments in a multi-microphone setting or for miking single sources in a reverberant or noisy environment. An integral three-stage wind and pop filter protects against wind and breath noise. Its built-in shock mount reduces stand and handling noise.
Highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern
Controlled low-frequency roll-off
Very low RF and magnetic hum susceptibility
Minimally affected by varying load impedance
Built-in wind and pop filter
Transducer element shock mounted
Rugged construction for outstanding reliability
Field-usable over a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions
Accepts a wide variety of phantom power sources, including DIN 45 596 voltages of 11 and 52 Vdc
|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.
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.
R128 Cartridge for SM87 and SM87AReplacement microphone cartridge for Shure Model SM87 and SM87A supercardioid condenser microphones.
RK214G Factory Original SM87A Microphone Replacement GrilleFactory original replacement grille for the Shure SM87A wired microphone and wireless handheld transmitter.
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