Sensitive condenser vocal microphone features a smooth, tailored response for a warm, accurate sound.

from $279.00

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.


Live Vocals

Studio Vocals

Microphone Type


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

Polar Pattern


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

Frequency Response


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

Form Factor


Model Line


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  • 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
Condenser (electret bias)
Frequency Response
50 to 20,000 Hz
Polar Pattern
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

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