Instrument Microphone

Instrument microphone consists of a swivel adapter to provide warm, natural sound with smooth high-end response due to its cardioid polar pattern.


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What is the Beta 98A/C best suited to?

It’s a premium instrument microphone which is ideal for use with a variety of instruments such as drums, conga, piano, reed, wind and string in both stage and studio applications - in short most acoustic or amplified instruments.

What are the characteristics of the Beta 98A/C?

The Beta 98A/C provides warm, natural sound reproduction, with smooth high-end response.

What is the difference between the Beta 98A/C and the other versions of the Beta 98?

The Beta 98A/C is a cardioid condenser instrument microphone and comes with a swivel adapter. The Beta 98AD/C is exactly the same but also ships with the A98D drum mount which features a flexible gooseneck. Also available are supercardioid versions (Beta 98S & Beta 98D/S), and the Beta 98AMP/C which contains an integrated preamplifier.

Please note - any Beta drum microphone featuring the letter 'A' following the model number contains a new capsule and as a result you can expect a more natural high frequency response.

  • 1 - RK282 Shock-Mount Swivel Adapter
  • 1 - 95A2398 7.6 m (25 ft.) light-weight cable
  • 1 - 95A2314 Zippered Carrying Bag
  • 1 - RPM626 In-Line Preamplifier
  • 1 - RK183WS Snap-fit Windscreen





Microphone Drum Mount for Beta 98 and SM98A


Horn Microphone Mount




Swivel Microphone Mount


In-Line Preamp




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